Alice & Zouroku (& the Wandering Witch)

Alice & Zouroku (& the Wand

Welcome, all, again. A new viewing season has begun and, to be honest, I'm not quite sold on it. Not yet, anyway. There are a number of ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Eliza Jane Schneider

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Today's guest is Eliza Jane Schneider! Hear many stories including how she put the South into Mafia 3, how she intertied a ton of roles from South Park, the ...
Siege Spots – Persona 5 Review (PS4)

Siege Spots – Persona 5 Revie

After 20 years of Persona, and 8 years after Persona 4, Persona 5 is finally here. This very Japanese RPG series has grown tremendously since its beginnings, and Persona 5 ...
Nerd’s Weebviews – We Are X Review

Nerd’s Weebviews – We A

X Japan, the biggest band you have never heard of, or at least that is the tagline from the documentary film, We Are X. The film follows the life of ...
The Wandering Witch Lives Vicariously!

The Wandering Witch Lives Vicarious

Welcome, all, again. Today we will discuss Seiren, a slice-of-life series which follows protagonist Shoichi Kamita and his interactions with three very different girls. Now, the purpose and ...
The Wandering Witch Ponders Lucky Number 13

The Wandering Witch Ponders Lucky N

Welcome, all, again. Please let me apologize for there being no January column--a death in the family compelled my travel overseas and otherwise consumed my attention. I am ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in J1-Con

Kayarath’s Adventures in J1-C

I made it my mission to cover every convention in my area. While I have a ways to go, I did mange to knock one more off the list. ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in More Indie Games

Kayarath’s Adventures in More

Too Many Games, too little time. Between the cosplay, the guests, the marketplace, and everything else, it's quite easy to miss the games of Too Many Games.
Kayarath’s Adventures in Heralding Manga

Kayarath’s Adventures in Hera

I originally planned to call this “Kayarath's Adventures in Ambush Interviewing” but I'm trying to cut back on click bait sounding titles. While it was arranged at the last ...
The Wandering Witch–Offers a Short Review

The Wandering Witch–Offers a

Welcome, all, again--I wish you the happiest of whatever holidays you might be celebrating this time of year. With this viewing season winding down, I will in this column ...
The Wandering Witch – Learns the Drop Rule

The Wandering Witch – Learns

Welcome, all, again. I'm very excited about this month's review(!), having chosen to finally discuss March Comes in Like a Lion. In truth, I've been saving this one, ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in Street Festivals

Kayarath’s Adventures in Stre

Every April the sakuras fall and the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia hosts the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival. I've been covering that for years but this year I'm ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Youmacon’s Tabletop Division

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Are you going to Youmacon this year? Don't forget to check out table top gaming section! We got the people who run it to stop on by and ...
The Wandering Witch — Gets Left for Last

The Wandering Witch — Gets Le

Welcome, all, again. We've begun a viewing season chock-full of magical girls and witches, and so--especially with October bringing Halloween--I just had to pick one such series for review. ...

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

Posted on Nov 05 2014
The Alpha Gamer #5: Hunting and Being Hunted in the Evolve Big Alpha
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!

The Alpha Gamer #4: Running the Distance with Melody’s Escape

Posted on Jul 02 2014
The Alpha Gamer #4: Running the Distance with Melody’s Escape
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.

The Alpha Gamer #3: Enter the Main Event with Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball

Posted on Jun 04 2014
The Alpha Gamer #3: Enter the Main Event with Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball
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!

The Alpha Gamer #2: Entering the Danger Zone with Starwhal: Just the Tip

Posted on Apr 02 2014
The Alpha Gamer #2: Entering the Danger Zone with Starwhal: Just the Tip
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.

The Alpha Gamer #1: Getting Tipsy with Drunken Robot Pornography

Posted on Mar 05 2014
The Alpha Gamer #1: Getting Tipsy with Drunken Robot Pornography
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.