Jan 132015

Who am I, and where is my authority to be making industry-wide claims about the future? Be I a famed soothsayer of legend, or an analyst with greater Neogaf infamy than Michael Pachter? I’m absolutely nobody, in fact, and my predictions should be digested with a suitable amount of skepticism.

In any case, 2015 is shaping up to be a very interesting year, and after 2014 disappointed many with a number of titles failing to live up to expectations, we’re really due for a good year. Again, as I said, I’m no industry expert, but the winds of progress blow forward and the scents that fill my nose speak to these possibilities.

1. Nintendo will do great, but won’t dominate.

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Dec 192014

The not so humble Amiibo has become a point of fierce contention within the past month. Released as a series of companion toys to the fantastic Super Smash Bros, these toys have quickly sold surprising numbers. Regardless of your attitude towards the blank-eyed, often mispackaged statuettes, we can all agree that Nintendo has found a string of success with Amiibo.

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Dec 072014

While we certainly already covered much of this past year in the last , considering that the majority of both the PS4 and Xbox One’s life spans thus far have taken place in 2014, but there’s still plenty of discussion to be had about the games themselves that came out this year. So without further ado, let’s go over the major trends and happening over this past year, in the hope that the future will learn from its mistake or whatever. There were many fruits and juices that blended together to make the stale smoothie that was 2014, here’s what the juice shop delivered:

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Nov 212014

Welcome to Letters From the Console Warfront, a new feature here on MoarPowah in which we attempt to break down and analyze the current generation of consoles, from how the big 3 differ and interact to what directions they seem to be heading. We won’t bother telling you which to buy at any given point (we trust you’re all competent enough to decide that on your own), so think of us as sideline commenters, rooting for no side but the game in which they play.

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Nov 162014

Pulling back and observing the anime medium as an amalgamous whole, you can be forgiven for seeing certain… underwhelming trends in storytelling and character writing. Amidst this fog of depravity and sameness, a certain number of provocative, progressive, and genuinely groundbreaking works do reach the surface to breath. Sadly, A Certain Scientific Railgun S is no such series. With cheap presentation, sheer asinine world rules, and a wildly inconsistent tone, Railgun S feels like an aggressive waste of time. Considering that this series seems to exist only to perpetuate a franchise which is in itself only a spinoff, it’s hardly surprising that Railgun S missteps almost constantly. What’s surprising is how inherently flawed much of its consistent problems are.

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Part 1 and 2 were provided by FUNimation Entertainment

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Nov 032014

Years ago, a small child looked at the back of a Lunchables box during a kindergarten lunch period. He saw a black-haired youth surrounded by unrecognizable, brightly colored creatures. A friend glances over and yells “I’ve heard of that!”

“It’s called Pokemon

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This begins a lifelong addiction to one of history’s most successful instances of marketing and merchandising.

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