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Project X Zone 2 Interview: Kensuke Tsukanaka talked about the SRPG at E3

During E3 2015, I had the opportunity to sit down with Kensuke Tsukanaka, Production 2 Chief at Bandai Namco, about the upcoming release of Project X Zone 2 for the 3DS. Mr. Tsukanaka, who fielded my questions through a translator, gave me the scoop on the crossover game that combines a cast of characters from more »

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Interview: Senran Kagura’s Kenichiro Takaki on the series’ overseas success

The Senran Kagura franchise is expanding further in the West this year with the release of both a 3DS sequel, Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson, and a PS4/Vita action title, Senran Kagura Estival Versus. Technology Tell’s Jenni Lada and Graham Russell spoke to producer Kenichiro Takaki, with the translation assistance of XSEED’s Jimmy Soga, about the series, more »

Sailor Moon cast reminisces at ACEN 2015

She is the one, Sailor Moon. Or, rather, in the case of Anime Central 2015’s press interview session with part of the cast of the Sailor Moon redub and Sailor Moon Crystal, they are five strong, capable women who are voicing iconic characters that have made a lasting impact on multiple generations of anime fans. more »

Richard Epcar talks anime and games at ACEN 2015

Richard Epcar talks anime and games at ACEN 2015 Despite having voiced over 400 characters, this marked the first appearance of Richard Epcar at Anime Central, one of the Midwest’s largest anime conventions. If you’ve played a video game, watched an anime, or even grown up with cartoons, odds are you’ve heard Epcar before, whether more »

Woolfe Interview with GriN: Red’s come a long way

Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the indie game focused around Little Red Riding Hood, is still in Early Access on Steam. This is in preparation for the game’s full launch on March 17, 2015, and the Woolfe Pack at GriN has been working hard to polish it before then. Luckily, I was able to catch more »

Project Scissors Interview: A Halloween Treat

It’s the spookiest day of the year, and everyone is on edge, expecting scares, tricks, and treats. Well, here’s a treat for you, an interview with Hifumi Kouno, head of Nude Maker and creator of Clock Tower and its forthcoming, spiritual successor, Project Scissors. Hopefully, you’ll consider the chance to learn more about a thrilling more »

Danger of the Ooze: The evolution of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Games based on long-running franchises, such as the Ninja Turtles, aren’t often good. That’s an unavoidable fact. Honestly, at this point opening an article about one like that is probably a cliche. But, it’s important. It’s important because making these games isn’t easy, because not only is a developer under pressure to make a good more »

Battle Chef Brigade Interview: Cooking things up on Kickstarter

There are four days left before the Battle Chef Brigade Kickstarter ends, and it is an undoubtable success. I mean, what else can you say when Trinket Studios received close to double what the developer was asking for in funding? As of October 22, 2014, the crowdfunding endeavor passed $73,000 and met the stretch goal more »

Dizzy Flamingo Extra Life interview

Back when I first talked about this year’s Extra Life fundraising marathon for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, I mentioned my cousin, Joshua Josephs, who is the captain and sole member of team Dizzy Flamingo. He’s playing for the Yakima Valley Hospital in Yakima, Washington. Many people take time out of their lives to participate in more »

Bear Senpai Interview: Asking the Grizzly questions

Last month, I came across Bear Senpai, a Kickstarter hopeful inspired by Hatoful Boyfriend. I recommended people exercise caution when considering backing the title. With the project ending soon and only just over $9,499 of the $18,000 goal raised as of this writing, it appears people have listened. However, I decided to see if Toni more »

Andrew Traviss on Fate Tectonics, Golden Gear Inc. and pixels

A lot of interesting indie games find their way through Steam Greenlight, and it’s always interesting to learn more about what went into them. I recently had the pleasure of conversing with Andrew Traviss, co-founder of Golden Gear, Inc. Traviss is also the creator, designer, and programmer of Fate Tectonics. The game is currently available more »

In Real Life Interview: Lawrence Tabak talks eSports, gaming kids, writing

In Real Life is an upcoming young adult novel about Seth, a troubled kid who dreams of a career in eSports. The novel opens as Seth struggles to balance a dysfunctional family, troubles at school and his first chance to get into a huge tournament for his favorite game, Starfare (inspired, of course, by Starcraft). more »