Simulblast! Week 003 of Summer 2014

Simulblast! Week 003 of Summer 2014

It's time for nostalgia this week! So, who will spill their most embarrassing childhood memory for points?
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Chantal Strand

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We talked to the fabulous Chantal Strand! Chantal is known for her work in Gundam Seed as Lacus Clyne and Gundam 00 as Feldt Grace! Check it out to hear ...
Beats by BossaNova – From Adam On Down: Forbidden Fruit

Beats by BossaNova – From Ada

Hello, hello! BossaNova here again with another music review. This time around, we've got From Adam On Down's latest record Forbidden Fruit!
Kayarath’s Adventures in New NES Games!

Kayarath’s Adventures in New

I am proud to present my interview with the greatest NES game maker
The Uzi Convention Report: Anime Expo 2014

The Uzi Convention Report: Anime Ex

Anime Expo is the largest and the fastest growing con in North America. Last year, Anime Expo had about 60,000 attendees, but this year was reported to have over 80,000! ...
Game Sho — Quest for Infamy

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. ...
The Wandering Witch – The Climb Resumes

The Wandering Witch – The Cli

Hi, all, I'm Moonhawk81 (The Wandering Witch). I've been around The Fan for a long while now and am finally attempting to contribute directly to the site in my own ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Natalie Hoover

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We talked to Natalie Hoover about her cool projects like Kick-Heart and Danganronpa 2! Listen in to hear all about these and more!
The Alpha Gamer #4: Running the Distance with Melody’s Escape

The Alpha Gamer #4: Running the Dis

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 ...
Zenkaikon 2014 Gallery

Zenkaikon 2014 Gallery

Missed Zenkaikon? What a shame! We didn't and as such here's a batch of pictures from the event. Which cosplay was your favorite?
Kana’s Korner – Interview with David Eddings

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We talked to David Eddings, the voice of the lovable Claptrap from Borderlands and the VP of Business Development over at Gearbox Studios! Check it out!
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Mona Marshall

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We had a nice little chat with Mona Marshall to hear about the things she's been lending her voice to lately like South Park: The Stick of Truth! Have a ...
The Uzi Import Report: The Irregular at Magic High School

The Uzi Import Report: The Irregula

Welcome to the return of the Uzi Import Report! Some of you may be on summer break for school, but prepare yourselves to get right back into it with this ...
Tempest’s Review of AnimeNEXT 2014

Tempest’s Review of AnimeNEXT

This was my first convention where I ever had down-time. Typically, the minute I receive the schedule, I cover it in highlighter marks for all the panels I intend to ...

Street Smarts — How To Bargain Game

Posted on Jan 13 2014
Street Smarts — How To Bargain Game
Want new games? Can't afford them? There is no such thing as a free lunch in life, but the very least you can do is try to make that lunch as affordable as possible.

Street Smarts — Free! Iwatobi Swim Club Review

Posted on Dec 30 2013
Street Smarts — Free! Iwatobi Swim Club Review
There's an anime that's been gaining steady popularity this past year, and it's about - well, what else could it be - swimming.

Street Smarts — Cost-Efficient Handhelds

Posted on Dec 02 2013
Street Smarts — Cost-Efficient Handhelds
Video games are expensive. Can we all agree on that? Video games are expensive despite the increasing availability and decreased cost of parts. Speed, processing power, graphics, and capabilities have been expanded on and explored, resulting in handhelds that can pack a huge punch despite their small size.

Street Smarts — Pokémon X and Y Review

Posted on Nov 18 2013
Street Smarts — Pokémon X and Y Review
It's been a year since the last Pokémon game, and this time, Game Freak comes out swinging. Pokémon X and Y are very possibly two of the best Pokémon games to come out since Emerald in 2005.

Street Smarts — Consoles vs Handhelds

Posted on Oct 07 2013
Street Smarts — Consoles vs Handhelds
I’ve played on nearly every Nintendo handheld that's been released in America, from the Game Boy Color to the 3DS. I’ve played on the Sony PSP and dabbled with the Vita. I’ve played on the N64, the original Playstation, the PS3, the Xbox 360, the Wii, and the Wii U, and yet I have and probably always will have a strong preference for handhelds.

Street Smarts — Why The 2DS Won’t Sell

Posted on Sep 23 2013
Street Smarts — Why The 2DS Won’t Sell
With weeks left before the release of the 2DS and the highly anticipated Pokemon X and Y, predictions for how the handheld will do are rolling out left and right.

Street Smarts — Otakon Premieres Wolf Children

Posted on Aug 26 2013
Street Smarts — Otakon Premieres Wolf Children
I had never heard of Wolf Children. I had never seen it, never watched it, barely heard a single mutter of it until I showed up at Otakon. Then everyone was talking about Wolf Children and the dub premiere; when Saturday night came - most incredibly, for me - there was a full house at the event.

Street Smarts — Reasons Why I Love Conventions

Posted on Jul 29 2013
Street Smarts — Reasons Why I Love Conventions
Let's talk about conventions. Namely, let's talk about how I'm weirdly excited for conventions and why I absolutely adore them.

Street Smarts — Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review

Posted on Jul 16 2013
Street Smarts — Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review
Let's give a warm welcome to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, in which Tom Nook is back and ready to take as many of your bells as he possibly can.

Street Smarts — Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Review

Posted on Jun 17 2013
Street Smarts — Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Review
Despite having a number of various releases, Megami Tensei has become best known for their Persona series. A few of their other games occasionally surface but for the most part they are most strongly connected to their popular spin-off. However, Persona didn't always exist.