Recently, the video game industry has gotten itself into quite a quagmire regarding the implementation of loot boxes in video games. For those that don’t know, loot boxes are items in video games that, when opened, will give you a random item from a larger pool of items. Most loot box systems will have certain… Continue reading Recovery of a Loot Box Junkie
It's been just over 1 year since the release of Kantai Collection, or Kancolle, a browser game centered on moe anthropomorphisms of historical World War II ships. For those who still aren't aware, it's a simple game based largely on rng and micromanagement, leveling cute ship girls as you progress through maps. At the time… Continue reading KanColle: The Biggest Trend is Still a Trend
A plethora of anibloggers (including myself) are participating in the 12 Days of Christmas project, resulting in throngs of fun posts. One recent such post, by Rakuen at Borderline Hikikomori, mentions an important aspect of Christian spirituality, and one that's important to think of this season. In discussing a certain character in the game, Arc… Continue reading Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Sacrifice and Arc Rise Fantasia
Anime News Network to Begin Simulcasting News: Anime News Network, which offers a streaming video service, will be streaming episodes of select series, like Oreimo and togainu no chi ~Bloody Curs~, which are currently airing in Japan.Views: It's nice to see a trusted source entering the simulcast business. This offers yet another outlet to those… Continue reading Week in Review (Oct 2 – 8)
In Japan, the Atami City resort and the game, Love Plus+, are working together to get players to bring their digital girlfriends to the real world location. While this represents an extreme form of escapism, lesser forms in our own lives can distract from what's important: the relationships we form.