Rundown (9/17-9/23) Natalie Plays Handhelds Wrong!

It just occurred to me that I do not play handhelds like most normal people do.  From what I can gather, most people tend to play handheld game systems while they are raised to the middle of their chest, and bend their head down slightly while doing so, but are also prone to just playing them while in bed, or laying down on the couch or some such thing.  Whereas I find both of those to be uncomfortable positions, and instead always play handheld games with the handheld placed near by lap or with my arms resting on a desk while I play, similar to how I play games with a controller.  And I have been doing this since I got my GameBoy Advance back in second grade. Continue reading

Rundown (9/04-9/10) The Eaters of Gods Love Vore

chibi-vore-by-modesevenI have been investing far too much time into God Eater Resurrection over the past week.  I’ve still been working on my writing stuff, but I found a hole of rewarding and good feeling gameplay for the first time in a while, and boy is it a deep and warm one.  Though, that’s not to say my review of the game will be wholly positive.  I mean, whenever I get around to it.  I have at least four more reviews queued up before that.  Also, the header image comes from ModeSeven, check him out if you love stuff that’s so weird it transcends being pornographic.  Or is just plain cool and cute and good for childrens. Continue reading

Rundown (5/31-6/06) The Japanese Localization Building-School

0 PGOS Racial Localization Friendship of JapanIn my dumb brain, companies like Idea Factory International, NIS America, Atlus, Aksys, XSEED, Sekai Project, MangaGamer, JAST USA, Carpe Fulgar, and anybody I’m forgetting all work in the same building located somewhere in California.  The building is based off of the one blueprint that was used to build every high school in Japan circa 1950, and it is a complete mess.  With random unlocalized games everywhere, old bootleg VHS tapes of “the hottest Japanimation”, a locker full of PSPs, this one incredibly disturbing classroom filled with full scale figures and body pillows, and dirty laundry that piles up every week until Jimmy clean up their blankets and graphic tees over the weekend.  Then there’s Nana, who is just sad after spending three thousand hours a year playing everything this company produces, and is flat out disgusted by the tropes at this point. Continue reading

Rundown (8/31-9/06) TGS Was About Two Hours Long

0 Watamote Yes Your Ass Stick is still a classic and this is totally awkwardWell, TGS happened and I only really found stuff of interest in Sony’s pre-conference, as Japan is all about those smartphone games, or distractions as most of them are.  Yes, yes, I suppose you could say that of all games, but phone games are made for brief distractions that do not leave any sort of impact other than using unsavory physiological manipulation into tricking people that they are having a good time…. how do I transition this into talking about how Aliens: Colonial Marines is still unravelling its story of lies and making Randy Pitchford look more like a scumbag?  By being lazy.  Yay! Continue reading