I’m an Original T-Shirt!

I’m an Original T-Shirt!

Have you encountered an army of your clones? Want to set yourself a part from a bunch of pretenders trying to be you? Have we got the shirt ...
The Wandering Witch – Seeking a Boring Girlfriend?

The Wandering Witch – Seeking

Welcome, all, again. In this installment, we will discuss Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, a cautionary tale of professional and romantic ambition. Or something like that. ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with David Jaffe

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

After exploring the halls of the PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas, we had the honor of meeting David Jaffe! Not only did we get a chance to talk about his ...
Kayarath’s Adventures In Eorzea

Kayarath’s Adventures In Eorz

I hate to say it, but I've been negligent in my duties. Articles left unwritten; Simublasts missing; statues to Kroze not built. While I wish I could point ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Raymond Lenzner

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We had our yearly chat with the con-chair of Kami-Con! Raymond Lenzner sat in the Korner to talk about all the events happening and all the great guests you can ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Comfort and Adam

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

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 ...
Musikal Makinations – 4TE’s MORE Single Review

Musikal Makinations – 4TER

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 ...
The Wandering Witch – “Just One More Thing…”

The Wandering Witch – “

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 ...
Musikal Makinations – Rick Rack’s First Mini Album Review

Musikal Makinations – Rick Ra

Happy New Year greetings, denizens of The Fan! Hope all of you had fun and safe holiday celebrations!
Simulblast! Week 012 Fall 2014

Simulblast! Week 012 Fall 2014

The final week is upon us... Who is the champion, who will reign supreme?!
Anime Midwest Gallery

Anime Midwest Gallery

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?
AnimeNext Gallery

AnimeNext Gallery

On the second day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... two Miku's dancing! Some memories from AnimeNext!
Youmacon Gallery

Youmacon Gallery

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!
The Alpha Gamer #5: Hunting and Being Hunted in the Evolve Big Alpha

The Alpha Gamer #5: Hunting and Bei

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 ...

Game Sho — Quest for Infamy

Posted on Jul 20 2014
Game Sho — Quest for Infamy
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.

Game Sho – Ridiculous Mobile Story

Posted on Dec 22 2013
Game Sho – Ridiculous Mobile Story
I recently bought two games and spent hours on end playing them. The two games were Game Dev Story and Ridiculous Fishing. These two games are entirely different games.

Game Sho – 2D Or Not 2D

Posted on Sep 02 2013
Game Sho – 2D Or Not 2D
On the 28th, there was a curious announcement from Nintendo. The Wii U Deluxe bundle is dropping to $299.99, and there is a new handheld making its debut. The 2DS made a rather large splash on the internet, to say the least.

Game Sho – State Of Gaming

Posted on Jul 22 2013
Game Sho – State Of Gaming
Video games have come a long way. From 2D or vector graphics and only a few sprites on-screen to thousands of polygons and near realistic gameplay. When I had a Nintendo 64, I just needed to plug-in one of my four or five cartridges into the slot on top and play. Currently, it's not that different.

Game Sho – Free To Play Is The Future

Posted on May 27 2013
Game Sho – Free To Play Is The Future
Back then, games were worth much more than just a pretty penny. Now, we complain about how expensive games are priced at 60 dollars. With the indie scene and the wealth of good games for under 20 bucks on XBLA and PlayStation Network, tons of great games under two dollars in the iOS app store, and companies going bankrupt even when they’re selling millions of games, it’s easy to wonder what the value of a game really is.

Game Sho — What? Story In Video Games?

Posted on Mar 04 2013
Game Sho — What? Story In Video Games?
Video games can do so many great things when it comes to creating an experience. The amazing thing about video games that most other mediums don't have is the sheer interactivity of it.

Game Sho — Pajama Princess And Story In Mobile Games

Posted on Feb 04 2013
Game Sho — Pajama Princess And Story In Mobile Games
Princess Pajama presents itself as something much like a tower defense in the same vein as Cartoon Wars, where you fight off hordes of monsters trying to get to the other side to take down their base while trying to defend your own. Not really what you would think the game to be right?

Game Sho – Undo The End & Mobile Games

Posted on Dec 10 2012
Game Sho – Undo The End & Mobile Games
Let's see here, so Kana---the only one who voted mind you---picked out Undo The End for the free indie. Honestly, I don't really like it. It has a unique game mechanic that might be cool, but it doesn't really deliver.

Game Sho – Fez And Bitejacker

Posted on Nov 26 2012
Game Sho – Fez And Bitejacker
I remember giving Fez a mention in my first article here, but I didn't give it that much detail as I wasn't focusing on it.

Game Sho – Ludum Dare & Katawa Shoujo

Posted on Nov 12 2012
Game Sho – Ludum Dare & Katawa Shoujo
Ludum Dare, a contest to create a game within 48 hours. This is a great event for people who want to make their first game because it sets a specific 48 hour goal that people can focus on very hard without a worry for bugs. In the end, a game can win on coolness, fun, graphics, audio, humor, mood, theme, and innovation.