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Never in my life have I been more concerned with the latency on my wireless keyboard since I started playing SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell. Taking first-person puzzle solving and ramping up the speed to the max, this speedrunning game immediately

Holy shit. As the end credits rolled through "Realm of Shadows," the first episode of BATMAN - The Telltale Series, those two words were the only thing I could muster up. For years, I've held high regard for Rocksteady Studios and

When I was a kid, I would plunk myself at the nearest rail shooter at the local arcade. The likes of Terminator 2: The Arcade Game and Aerosmith: Revolution X were at my beck and call when I had a good

Twin-stick shooters and I have a bit of a love-hate relationship. Sometimes they'll bring me flowers and embrace me with warmth & kindness (Enter the Gungeon, Renegade Ops), whereas other times they'll punch me square in the belly and tell

It's about time Cammy White got herself her own comic book series. Since debuting with flying colors in Super Street Fighter II, she has remained near the top of many fan and critic polls regarding both her combat skills and

Porting classic games has become something of an epidemic during this console generation. What's worse is that, more often than not, these ports act as a reminder of just how far graphics in video games have come across the years.

Starting from the beginning in any roguelike game can make it hard to feel like any real progress is being made. Most of these end up filling that gap by either having a set of permanent unlockables or relying on

Cold and emotionless. This is how I felt during my time with Dambuster Studios' Homefront: The Revolution. I remember playing the first game back in 2011, and while it wasn't perfect, Homefront made me feel something as I tried to free

Sometimes there's a challenge to be had whenever a third-party company comes in to create an official accessory for a console or computer. In the case of Kingston's HyperX division, designing a headset to specifically suit the needs of both

Oof! The spring anime season was a rough one. There's a lot to like from the Spring, but few shows have held my attention. Big example: out of the handful of anime Exclusively streamed on Funimation, I have not continued to watch a single one of them. Luckily, their biggest show this season is available on Hulu, so I wont have to worry about going to Funimation.com to watch anime I like.  Like I said, this is rough. Luckily, I know which shows are worth watching.

Sadly Absent

Kuromukuro

Kuromukuro is the latest anime to be kidnapped by Netflix and held hostage until they have an English dub for it. That's Netflix' scheme, and they're sticking to it. I hope it's worth the time spent waiting for it. Probably not. It's about an angry samurai mecha pilot or something. It's hard to do a mecha show that's novel, when everything's been done already.

I'll see it one day...

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress - Amazon

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is one of the most hyped, buzzed about, and beloved anime of this season. It's also behind Amazon's paywall, their Prime membership. Prime's not a big hurdle; they give out free trials like water. I just don't want to feel rushed to see an anime, and I have other things to catch up to. Plus, I'm already paying for Hulu, Netflix, and Crunchyroll. Is Amazon going to request my attention as well?

Kabaneri was created by team members from the Attack on Titan anime, and that is where the jokes about it being Attack on Titan on a train started. Yes, there are connections you can make between this show's plot and Titan, but I hear that it's so incredible I will not care. When I totally gorge on this anime, I'll tell you if it is really that good.

Returning Favorites

Ushio and Tora

The Ushio and Tora train rolls on, but I haven't been keeping up with it! I loved Ushio and Tora for the first season, but now there's so much to watch that I don't know when I'll get time to watch it.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Diamond is Unbreakable

We're up to the fourth season of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and our Fourth JoJo. Our new protagonist is Josuke Hishigikata (How he's called JoJo- don't ask) and he's just as eccentric as the people in his bloodline. He lives in what used to be a quiet little town, but has now become a haven for...the bizarre. It's great, so if you STILL haven't watched a single episode of this series, please correct that mistake.

Concrete Revolutio

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I feel that JoJo's Bizarre adventure is an easy recommend. Concrete Revolutio is almost entirely the opposite. Concrete Revolutio is a weird, weird anime about a world filled with superhumans, and the group tasked with keeping them in check. I almost missed this show, because it's exclusively on Funimation,

The Runners-up

Mayoiga (The Lost Village)

The Lost Village

It has Lost in the title. It's about a remote area where strange things happen. It has a very large cast. Hey, is this just a Japanese interpretation of Lost? I wish it was, or at least I wish it was more of what made Lost interesting. The Lost Village is a waiting game. You're waiting to learn what the secret of this village is, and why these people were drawn to it. In the meantime, the plot and characters are just...whatever. I will watch The Lost Village straight through, but I don't have much faith that I will be satisfied by its ending. At least the OP song is great.

Flying Witch

Flying Witch

Flying Witch, although it takes place in a world where the supernatural and normal coexist, is a very normal anime. Makoto Kowata, our flying witch, comes to live with normal relatives in a little village. She's inexperienced, so crazy stuff is bound to happen. I haven't watched much of Flying Witch, but I thought it was funny. It's worth watching, but the show is so quaint that I don't feel in a rush to finish it.

Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto

Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto

Some comedy anime are built on a single joke. The problem with that is you might bore your audience with that same joke week after week. Sakamoto succeeds in going with a single gag, but using the gag in such refreshing ways that it doesn't get stale. The show revolves around its namesake, a high school student who is so incredibly perfect that nothing can make him look bad or tarnish his reputation. If you pull out his chair, he'll simply sit in mid-air. If you try to throw an eraser at him, he'll catch it.

As long as they can write funny jokes, you can entertain an audience with a one-note joke. The problem for me is that Sakamoto is like a sketch comedy character. He has no growth, so it has been easy to forget to watch the show, in favors with shows that have a plot.