Category Archives: Editorials

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Japan – My thoughts are with all of you.

For me, Japan is a special place, not simply because I’m a fan of anime, manga and games, but because I have experienced first hand the beauty of the land, the warmth of its people, and some of the wonders of its culture. I had

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The Industry Should Make Games For Adults

No, I don’t mean porn games, so get your mind out of the gutter. I found this article from this years Game Developers Conference in San Francisco very interesting indeed. It’s a fact that games are very much escapist fantasies, but eventually one gets bored

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Archaeon’s Anime Awards 2010

Over the last year the anime industry has found itself stuck in the proverbial rut as studios tried, often in vain, to capture audiences with their usual offerings of high schools, romantic comedies, giant robots, power ups and fanservice. Sadly the majority of the shows

The Best Movies of 2010

I have done the worst of the year already and bad always comes with the good. Certain quarters of the movie reviewing community have been quite negative this year. Some have said that 2010 has only had about 6 essential movies, while I agree that

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In Memoriam: Satoshi Kon

[singlepic id=97 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=98 w=320 h=240 float=center] On Tuesday, 24th August 2010, the Japanese animation director Satoshi Kon sadly lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Considered one of the most visionary and original minds in any visual media, his work has been