Almost! Appealing to the “Anime Demographic” (Now with K-pop!)

I keep forgetting, is that redhead Katarina or Scarlet Johansson’s Black Widow? So I’m playing Overwatch, and I’m staring at the character select screen figuring out which one to learn first. One character comes to mind, D.Va, the Korean pro-gamer/idol-personality turned Eva pilot. After some quality time with the character, …

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Sanity’s Other Side: The “Defense” of Easy Mode

The only mode is Lunatic Moar Powah’s Inverseman here tonight with a piece on what most gamers normally overlook: Easy Mode. Normally the bane of “advanced” or “non-casual” gamers, what is “Easy Mode” really there for? Let’s find out! Posts You Might LikeTop 12 Video Game Intros The Retrospective: Metroid (NES) …

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Sanity’s Other Side: On the Nature of Cheating

Remember these? If you’ve been following recent news in the competitive Pokemon arena, then you probably have heard of the uproar behind the Battle Analyzer as a premier cheating tool in online battles. But in the realm of games, how far does cheating really go? Is it necessarily a bad …

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Sanity’s Other Side: The Case for Hard Games

It’s Super Battletoad Souls Gaiden! Back in the day, when video games were young, you had “casual” games (e.g  Tetris), decently challenging games (e.g Megaman), unfair awful games (too many to count), and supremely difficult games like the first Ninja Gaiden. You’ll find everything but the last category of video game …

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Sanity’s Other Side: Three Motifs of the Martial Artist

It’s the other New Year’s special Happy year of the snake, readers. The Inverseman here tonight with a quick look into a common archetype in most all pop media, the Martial Artist character archetype. It’s always bound to turn up somewhere that one character is either trained in hand to …

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Sanity’s Other Side: Best of Comiket 83: Touhou 13.5 Hopeless Masquerade

A shrine maiden, a monk, and a saint enter a bar… Good day, readers, the Inverseman here reporting on the next upcoming Touhou Project  game, Touhou 13.5 Shinkirou – Hopeless Masquerade a spin-off fighting game project between ZUN and Twilight Frontier. Having gotten ahold of the demo, let’s see what’s in-store for …

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Mecha Monday Week: Mechanization

 Art by: tunacan It’s time for the third edition in the special “Week of Mecha Monday!”  Today’s topic will be “mechanization.”  What is “mechanization?”  It’s taking characters from various anime and turning them into robots (“mechanizing”).  I’ve gathered a gallery of various “mechanization” images for your enjoyment.  So take the …

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