Category Archives: Culture

Back from MCM Expo!

Lookie what we gots for you! Want to win this? – Tune in tonight 6-8pm, 104.5FM in Teesside, and live in the steam  (link in side —>) How ever shall we loose it all? A series of weekly prize giveaways starting tonight? Don’t mind if

Competition Update!

Apparently Rob 1 made the questions too difficult, and a number of people have asked for more time to find the answers, so that’s what we’ve done. Just a reminder, the questions are: 1. In Nodame Cantabile, how does the main character, Noda Megumi (Nodame),

Competition Time!

As those of you who listened to the Kitacon special will know, we’re holding a mail-in competition to win ab bundle of Kitacon related goodies. The Questions are: 1. In Nodame Cantabile, how does the main character, Noda Megumi (Nodame), learn French? 2. In Final


I’ve been leveling up my Archeology in WoW… turns out its not too ‘logical’ [Link] (p.s. Points to anyone who can decipher my stone tablets of reference)

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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

Women’s Day Webcomic

New comic about gender equality in RPGs, especially for International Women’s Day. Click over to my blog to check it out 🙂

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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

Mechanics That Spoil The Experience

A long time ago in a distant land, I was running some dungeons in WoW with some friends, and I got really confused. A friend of mine, a level 80 mage, conjured some strudel to share out (a game standard is that food restores hit