We got a chance to talk to Comfort Love and Adam Withers about the state of working in the comic industry. We also touch upon their series The Uniques ...
Greetings denizens of The Fan! You might be thinking, "Wait, didn't Maki just review an album this month?" And the answer would be YES, I did! But, in my ever ...
Welcome, all, again. I find myself writing this column just a couple of weeks into a new season of anime, so I must decline attempting a premature evaluation of new ...
Happy New Year greetings, denizens of The Fan! Hope all of you had fun and safe holiday celebrations!
I believe the “Yaoi Manga” card from the Whack A Catgirl card game best describes Yaoi by noting that it is an excellent boy repellant.
It's another year where we get to see Brie, our lovely mascot, and the radio grow older. We asked some of the staff to share their memories of some of ...
The final week is upon us... Who is the champion, who will reign supreme?!
Welcome, all, again. Our subject this time is Shirobako, an anime about making anime. And while that might sound like an invitation to kid-glove treatment of subject matter ...
On the third day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... three gender-bent Chun-Li's! What happened at Anime Midwest this year, why not click and see?
On the second day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... two Miku's dancing! Some memories from AnimeNext!
On the first day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... one Youmacon party! Here's our pictures from Youmacon, make sure to let us know which are your favorite!
Just last weekend, Left 4 Dead creators Turtle Rock Studios opened up the Big Alpha for their next big project: Evolve. I was lucky enough to get a key into ...
After a day of prep at Square Enix's first Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival, Kanashimi was ready to tackle Saturday & Sunday head-on. If you're curious about the autograph signing ...
Square Enix announced four months ago that they would be holding a Fan Festival in several locations for their two million users. Among the locations was Las Vegas, NV with ...
Posted on Nov 05 2014
Just last weekend, Left 4 Dead creators Turtle Rock Studios opened up the Big Alpha for their next big project: Evolve. I was lucky enough to get a key into the alpha and join the hunt!
Posted on Aug 27 2014
The Current is back after its brief hiatus to bring you some high flying, anime girl fighting, bullet hell action! Just recently released back in July, the Suguri Collection consists of two shoot-em-up games: SUGURI and Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition HD. However, these two games introduce some interesting mechanics to switch things up within the genre.
Posted on Jul 24 2014
I am proud to present my interview with the greatest NES game maker
Posted on Jul 20 2014
I had never really played an adventure game before. I'm fairly young, so that genre had fallen out of the mainstream before I ever got the chance to play them. So, with no prior experience, I dove into Quest for Infamy.
Posted on Jul 02 2014
Imagine, if you will, a game that was conceived when Miku Hatsune, Audiosurf, and Dance Dance Revolution got together and made a baby. That’s probably the most accurate way to describe Melody’s Escape, a parkour/running game that uses the player’s music library to dictate the gameplay.
Posted on Jun 04 2014
It’s Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday!!!! It’s the main event of the evening and I will be everyone’s guide to the intense ball-flying- tire-screeching, metal-crunching madness that is Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball! There are so many balls of steel that even Duke Nukem would be proud!
Posted on Apr 09 2014
It’s rare for a player like me to experience the pure excitement and energy that comes from receiving an adrenaline rush during a heated battle, but that is exactly what happens every time I jump into a match in Titanfall.
Posted on Apr 02 2014
Remember that really awesome song from Weebl’s Stuff that proclaims that narwhals “have a kick-ass facial horn, they’re the Jedi of the sea,” and “they stop Cthulhu eating ye”? This month, the Alpha Gamer has found a game that lets players take control of these beautiful creatures IN SPACE. It’s called Starwhal: Just the Tip and it is a fantastic game to bring to a party and possibly ruin friendships with.
Posted on Mar 23 2014
Imagine this: you're in the middle of a high-speed dogfight, your ally ahead of you taking on heavy fire. Thinking quickly, you leap from your own cockpit, sending out your grappling-arm to latch on and zoom toward your ally's jet, climbing atop it and shooting. This is just one amazing scenario that could happen in any given match of the Kickstarter project, JetGetters.
Posted on Mar 05 2014
Welcome to the first installment of The Alpha Gamer, hosted by 91.8 The Fan's gaming enthusiast, Power Surge! Every month, I will be swimming through the uncharted waters of Steam Early Access and taking a close look at some of the more interesting and promising games on the radar. This month, Dejobaan Games’ Drunken Robot Pornography takes to the stage with an almighty flurry of lasers, robots, and booze.