OPINION: Sword Art Online is Not the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

An in-depth look at Sword Art Online's narrative structure and why the series became stale after being so good.

INTERVIEW: Wired Productions – Let’s Fish! Hooked On

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

I recently had a chance to speak with Sean Walsh, Product Manger at Wired Productions about their moe fishing sim Let's Fish! Hooked on

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Audojo and Freedom Planet

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Today's feature: Audojo iPad case for games and the platformer Freedom Planet.

OPINION: On the Depiction of Women in Games

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Discussing women in games isn't an easy topic to broach on the internet, but let's try it anyway.

OPINION: The Wii U Gamepad is the Best Controller Ever

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Why the Wii U Gamepad is the greatest thing to happen to gaming controls since the DualShock. And why developers need to stop dismissing it.

Crystal’s Corner: OpRainfall and Friends Discuss Game Endings

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Welcome to Crystal's Corner! Join in our discussion on game endings, and see who you agree with!

Item Shop

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Welcome to Item Shop!  Showing you the latest Amazon pre-orders, weekly deals, games we think are awesome (and maybe some not so awesome),

Thank XSEED Games for Localizing Pandora’s Tower & The Last Story

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Be sure to thank the real heroes for publishing these highly anticipated games.

Part Two: Wii U Virtual Console Upgrades and Backward Compatibility

Friday, February 1st, 2013

We discuss whether Nintendo's Virtual Console updates are truly new and shocking.

Part One: Wii U Virtual Console Can’t load Wii Saves for Older Games?

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Why can't the Wii U Virtual Console use older Wii saves for our games? Does it matter?

Scattered Showers: The Best Video Game Music Covers on the Internet

Friday, February 1st, 2013

If video game music be the awesomesauce of love, play on.

OPINION: Make No Mistake; “X” is Coming to the West

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

I don't claim to be an analyst when I write something like this. But I do claim...to be hopeful.

The Downpour Podcast Episode 7: The Xenoblade Spoilercast

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

What started as a podcast centered around Xenoblade became the proper send-off to the campaign as a whole.

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Akaneiro and Wildman

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

We take a look at two projects—Akaneiro: Demon Hunters and Wildman—in this Crowdfunding Spotlight double feature.

Building Character: Norman Jayden

Monday, January 28th, 2013

This week on Building Character we celebrate the woes of Heavy Rain's Agent Norman Jayden, FBI.

OPINION: Girls und Panzer Is the Sleeper Hit of the Autumn 2012 Anime Season

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Despite its bizarre-looking premise, Girls und Panzer may be the sleeper hit of the autumn 2012 anime season.

Scattered Showers: The ‘Best’ Xenoblade Chronicles Memes

Friday, January 25th, 2013

It's meme time baby!

The oprainfall Awards of 2012 (Part 3)

Friday, January 25th, 2013

We reveal our Game of the Year.

The oprainfall Awards of 2012 (Part 2)

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The ultimate showdown of ultimate destiny. Best Wii Game is named

PUBLISHER SPOTLIGHT: Namco Bandai Games

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The variety of games they've brought us is so broad.



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