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  • Fan Service: Season Finale

    10 months ago



    This Friday, January 6, at 5pm CST will be the finale of Fan Service Season 1. Thank you all so much for tuning in for the past 12 weeks. This show has been so much fun for us and it is all thanks to you!

    Since this is the finale, we are gonna do stuff a little differently this week. Stan will be in for some of his shower thoughts. For our discussion will be reminiscing about our favorite anime year of 2016. Instead of our normal Fan Service Anime Club, we will be previewing some of the shows we are highly anticipating.

    We will still be having Austin judge the Fan Service Shot of the Week.

    Again; thank you all so much for such a kick-ass first season.

  • 'Winds of Winter' is coming this year!!! Maybe!!!

    10 months ago


    Game of Thrones author and the last remaining LiveJournal user George RR Martin took to his blog this week to mourn last weekend's terrible round of NFL playoff games. 

    But for fantasy fans, he left an interesting little tidbit in a separate comment, when he mentioned that the long-awaited "Winds of Winter" book is "not done yet, but I've made progress." 

    "But not as much as I hoped a year ago, when I thought I'd be done by now." 

    Martin added: "I think it will be out this year. (But hey, I thought the same thing last year)."

    So that's -- kind of reassuring? Of course, we've been waiting on the sixth installment of his "A Song of Ice and Fire" series for years now and it's famously been beset with delays. So much, in fact, that HBO series based on the novels has long since overtaken the books and has already spoiled several major plot points. 

    Still, it's nice that at least there might be SOME light on the horizon. And that just means he can get to work on the next book so we can expect even MORE delays! 

  • Guardians Is the Russian Superhero Movie We Deserve

    10 months ago

    Eddy Writer - The Know

    OK, I get it, there's lots of stuff going on about America and Russia right now, but the only real Russian media we should be paying attention to is this new trailer for the Russian superhero movie Guardians. 

    I see your Buzzfeed reports on showers and I raise you showers of epic explosions, an invisible girl, a man with rock hands, a ninja assassin dude, and a bear with a chain gun strapped to its back. All of these awesome battle scenes will no doubt make you curious about the movie's plot, which is apparently about this supergroup coming together during the Cold War to fight against a common enemy. Each of these badass heroes comes from a different country in the Soviet Union, and must set aside their disagreements to be awesome and blow up robots. You know, Cold War stuff. 

    Guardians releases next month, so if you happen to know a place to see your latest Russian blockbusters, tell me how I can get a ticket. 

  • The Winners of Crunchyroll's Anime Awards!

    10 months ago


    January is the start of Awards season in Hollywood, and Crunchyroll decided they wanted to be a part of the festivities too! This year they held their first ever "Anime Awards" with more than 1.8 million fan votes from around the world. Crunchyroll decided to open these polls to the public for a week, essentially creating a multifaceted popularity contest for this year's best anime. Without further ado, here are the results!

    Hero of the Year

    • MOB | MOB PSYCHO 100

    Villain of the Year


    Best Boy

    • YURI KATSUKI | YURI!!! ON ICE (58%)

    Best Girl

    • REM | RE:ZERO (60%)

    Best Fight Scene

    • SHIGEO VS. KOYAMA (EP. 8) | MOB PSYCHO 100 (40%)

    Best Animation

    • MOB PSYCHO 100
    • YURI!!! ON ICE (49%)

    Most Heart Warming Scene

    • THE KISS (EP. 7) | YURI!!! ON ICE (55%)

    Best Drama

    • ERASED (51%)

    Best Couple

    • YURI & VICTOR | YURI!!! ON ICE (69%)

    Best Comedy

    • KEIJO!!!!!!!!

    Best Action

    • MOB PSYCHO 100 (36%)

    Best Opening (OP)

    • MOB PSYCHO 100
    • YURI!!! ON ICE (57%)

    Best Ending (ED)

    • MOB PSYCHO 100
    • YURI!!! ON ICE (56%)


    The final category, "Anime of the Year" will be announced live on January 28th during the Crunchyroll Anime Awards Party in San Francisco. 

    Any anime you guys want to catch up on now that you've seen the results?

  • Hideki Kamiya Addresses Scalebound's Cancellation

    10 months ago


    As most of you are aware, Microsoft recently announced the cancellation of the Xbox One exclusive title "Scalebound" developed by PlatinumGames. The studio behind the development finally spoke out last night (around 5pm Wednesday afternoon in the developers local timezone).


    Rather than look at this as a setback Kenichi Sato, PlatinumGames CEO, focuses fans of the studio's eyes on the future and on other projects. Nier: Automata will be hitting the PS4 in just a few short weeks, while Granblue Fantasy Project Re:Link and Lost Order have TBA dates but are expected to release sometime in 2018.

    Meanwhile the game's director, Hideki Kamiya, took to twitter to speak more about his personal feelings on the cancellation of his latest work.

    As you may have already heard, Scalebound has unfortunately been canceled. I'm very sorry to everyone who was looking forward to this game.
    — 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) January 11, 2017
    Sorry to bring you such bad news at the start of the year. All I can do for you is to promise to keep delivering fun games.
    — 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) January 11, 2017
    I'll work extra hard to never have to let you down like this again, so I hope you will keep watching over us in the future too.
    — 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) January 11, 2017
    I thought I would get lots of savage messages, but in reality I'm getting lots of warm messages. Thank you.
    — 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) January 11, 2017

    Additionally there were also rumors that Kamiya would be taking time off for mental health reasons after the cancellation of his game, Kamiya quickly debunked these rumors saying "No way."

    And...I took time off for my mental health? ...Me!?

    No way.
    — 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) January 11, 2017

    How do you feel about the cancellation of Scalebound? Were you looking forward to it? Give your two-cents in the comments!

  • Road to Swoll

    11 months ago

    LuckE Gainfully Employed

    Time to drop some lbs! 

    I've got a 10+ mile Tough Mudder coming up in May. I figure this can also be a good excuse to get in shape for RTX too! I'm overweight and out of shape, especially when it comes to cardio. I'd prefer not to puke, pass out, or die during this challenge so I figure, Hell, might as well start getting back into shape now! 

    For now, I'll keep it pretty brief. I need to put batteries in my scale and solidify my workout plan and then I'll probably update my progress weekly. My current plan is heavy lifting Mon, Wed, and Fri. Then I have dedicated cardio days Tues and Thurs. I meal prep my lunches on Sunday and I'm trying to cut back my drinking as well. 

    More to come in the future!

  • Final Fantasy XV Hits New Sales Milestone

    11 months ago

    Eddy Writer - The Know

    Final Fantasy XV has hit yet another milestone for Square Enix. The game has now shipped a grand total of more than 6 million units to retail stores and on digital platforms, according to the publisher. 

    These are obviously really important numbers for Square Enix so soon after the game's launch -- following its first week, they also announced it had hit 5 million in shipments, which made it the fastest selling Final Fantasy game to date. Some leaks fromlast summer on 4Chan/NeoGAF indicated that the future of the franchise basically depended on the success of Final Fantasy XV -- and the game's director, Hajime Tabata, likewise made some similarly dire comments prior to that. 

    It's nice to see that despite all those lofty hopes -- the company had also previously indicated the game needed to sell at least 10 million to break even -- that things are starting well for the franchise's new entry. Hopefully this is a sign of even better things to come for the storied series. No matter what you think of Final Fantasy, it's always good for the industry when a variety of genres and titles can do well at market. 

    And hey, maybe it means Final Fantasy is finally -- no pun intended -- out of its several-title rut. What do you guys think of Final Fantasy XV's sales? Have you played the game? 

  • OUT THIS WEEK - 01-09-2017

    11 months ago


    Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star - Jan 10th - PS4, Vita

    Spiritual successor to the Fate/Extra developed by Type-Moon and Image Epoch for the PSP back in 2011, developer Marvelous was tasked with creating a new story that still captured the spirit and style of Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Extra.  Writer Kinoko Nasu was quoted as saying that Fate/Extella "inherits the blood of Extra".

    Players will be able to create and customize their “Master”/Player Character by choosing a name and gender.  Additionally there will be sixteen playable “servant” characters in the game, including two variations of each class.  The classes are: Saber, Archer, Lancer, Caster, Assassin, Rider, Berserker, and Extra.

    Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone - Jan 10th - PS4

    Packed with over 200 songs, multiple performers (including Miku, Rin, Len, Meiko, Kaito, and Luka), and an overwhelming amount of costumes!  “Future Tone” will be separated into two releases titled “Future Sound” and “Colorful Tone”, which will cost $29.99 per set, or you can save a few dollars by buying the “Future Tone” bundle and get both for $53.99!

    Rise & Shine - Jan 13th - Xbox One, PC

    Run and gun? Not quite.  In Rise & Shine you take control of a young child named Rise out to save their peaceful world of Gamearth from the evil Nexgen.  Rise will make use of a sacred weapon, a gun named Shine, while taking on clever puzzles, massive bullet-hell style bosses, and treacherous platforming!  While the game’s art style may be “cute”, do not expect an easy time saving the world of Gamearth!

  • Learn More About Final Fantasy 7 Thanks to This Oral History

    11 months ago

    Eddy Writer - The Know

    Final Fantasy 7 fans have some new required reading. Polygon writer Matt Leone has published a massive oral history of the game that not only changed Square Enix's trajectory as a company, but also put RPGs on the map in a way they hadn't been before. 

    Final Fantasy 7 -- An Oral History is a pretty deep dive into FF7, from the viewpoint of a number of the game's designers and producers. It talks about how Square ran business back in the mid 90s, talks about the origins of the game, and how the company knew they were making history as they toiled away on its multi-disc effort. There are even comments from the man who started it all, Hironobu Sakaguchi. It's seriously a huge, enlightening read, and even talks about the decision to make FF7 a 3D environment game in the first place, along with some other untold stories about its development. 

    If you spend any amount of time with me at all, you'll learn that Final Fantasy 7 is my game of games. I know it's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, and that there are much better games in the series (6 and 9 come to mind). But that doesn't change when I played the game -- it was the exact moment in my life that it made a lasting impact. 

    So if you're like me, or even if you're not, you might find some really cool nuggets of information in Polygon's article. Check it out and let me know what you think. 

    And also, feel free to fight me on Final Fantasy 7. Because I'll do it. 

    Source -- Polygon 

  • Join Us to Watch the Nintendo Switch Event

    11 months ago

    Ashley The Know

    On Thursday, Nintendo will officially reveal (again? more?) the Nintendo Switch. The company is expected to share the new console's tech specs, launch lineup of games, price, date(s), and other details during the event.

    So, what do you say we take this relationship to the next level and watch the event together?

    The Know/Rooster Teeth will livestream Nintendo's broadcast along with our own commentary, highlighting comments from the community (use #knowswitch on Twitter!), and probably drinking. It's late at night. That makes drinking practically a requirement. Apologies in advance to all the sober people dealing with mornings on the other side of the world.


    We'll be streaming live on and we'll try to get feeds going on and, but the website and YouTube will be our main streams.

    Save the Date: Jan 12, 9:30PM Central (10:30PM Eastern, 7:30PM Pacific)

    Will you be joining us?

  • Steam gets across-the-board Xbox controller support

    11 months ago


    If you've ever wanted to play Civilization VI with your Xbox controller, now's your chance. 

    A client update for Steam, currently in beta, adds native support for Xbox One and 360 controllers. The update allows "all recognized controller types to use the advanced mapping features of the Steam Controller Configurator," according to Steam.

    If you're a Steam user, you'll have to opt into the beta to get the feature. No full release has yet been announced by Valve.

    Steam added native support for the Playstation 4 controller last year, so now Xbox players don't have to feel left out anymore (although many games offered Xbox controller support on an individual basis). 

  • First Look at Mute

    11 months ago

    Ashley The Know

    Since he finished work on the Warcraft movie, Moon director Duncan Jones has been working on a Sci-Fi Noir Thriller called Mute that brings Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), and Justin Theroux (Parks and Recreation) together on-screen (and it's also rumored to feature Moon's Sam Rockwell), and now we've got a first look at the movie's distinctly Blade Runner style visuals.




    The film follows Leo (Skarsgård), a mute bartender who sets out to find his girlfriend when she goes missing in near-future Berlin. According to the official premise:

    Set in the near-future, Leo (Alexander Skarsgård) is a bartender living in the pulsing city of Berlin.  Because of a childhood accident, Leo lost the ability to speak and the only good thing in his life is his beautiful girlfriend Naadirah (Seyneb Saleh). When she vanishes without a trace, Leo's search for her takes him deep into the city's seedy underbelly.  A pair of wise-cracking American surgeons (Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux) are the only recurring clue and Leo is forced to take on this teeming underworld in order to find his love.

    The movie is due out later this year on streaming service Netflix.

  • No New Backwardz Compatible Today

    11 months ago


    The title says it all. Miles and I are on a break until we find a new game to play. That being said we are still taking game suggestions so leave one in the comments below. Once we decide we'll let everyone know. Have a great Friday! 

  • The Top Downloaded PSN Games of 2016

    11 months ago

    Eddy Writer - The Know

    Been curious about what the top downloaded games are on PlayStation? Of course you weren't! But that's not going to stop Sony from answering the question. 

    Over at the PlayStation blog, Sony gave us a brief glimpse at the top downloads across all of PSN, which would include PS3, PSVR, and PS4. It's a whole lot of charts, but here's the PS4 list: 

    1. Rocket League

    2. Battlefield 1

    3. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition

    4. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

    5. Tom Clancy’s The Division

    6. Grand Theft Auto V

    7. Overwatch: Origins Edition

    8. Battlefield 4

    9. No Man’s Sky

    10. EA Sports FIFA 17

    11. NBA 2K17

    12. Need for Speed

    13. Star Wars Battlefront

    14. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

    15. Battlefield Hardline

    16. Madden NFL 17

    17. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

    18. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

    19. The Last Of Us Remastered

    20. Final Fantasy XV

    A couple of quick observations. 

    - Rocket League was a monstrous success for Psyonix -- it was addictive, simple, and gave friends great ways to play together and against one another. Hopefully we can get more of that cross-console play happening in the future. Come on, Sony...

    - How is Minecraft STILL the top downloaded game on just about every platform, even all these years later? Microsoft just talked up Minecraft quite a bit in their year end blog post as well, celebrating the major success it had on the Xbox platform. 

    - Ditto for Grand Theft Auto V, which marches onward to become an almost insurmountable contender for the highest selling game of all time (OK, the highest-selling game of all time that isn't attached to a console like Wii U, or isn't on a million platforms like Tetris and the aforementioned Minecraft). Highest-selling full-priced game of all time? 

    - Battlefield 4 AND Battlefield 1 managed to be in the top 10? Battlefield 4 from 2014? 

    - Rainbow Six Siege keeps finding new life thanks to its post-release content, and I keep getting more and more tempted to play it. Hopefully this is the model that Ubisoft is taking in their future of online titles, rather than games like The Division (but hey, that's on the list, too). 

    - Maybe it's just because of the PlayStation market penetration, but EA sure does have a LOT of titles in this list of the top 20 most downloaded games. 7 of the top 20 all belonged to Electronic Arts, 2 belonged to Ubisoft, 2 belonged to Activision, and 3 belonged to Sony. 

    If you want to see even more, you can go get charted yourself at the PSN Blog

  • My Newest Mobile Obsession -- Reigns

    11 months ago

    Eddy Writer - The Know

    Super Mario Run might have been the top downloaded iOS game over the holidays, but my heart was captured by another mobile game altogether -- Reigns

    Imagine a simple, text-based king simulator/strategy game that lets you swipe left or right to your inevitable destruction. That's basically how Reigns works. You're the king, tasked with ruling a kingdom, and keeping the church, people, army, and treasury nice and happy. Every decision you make (by swiping left or right) will positively or negatively affect each of those 4 systems. If any of them drops to zero, you're out, and the next king is in. But on the flip side, you can't make sure they get TOO happy either -- because then they're just so powerful they decided to overthrow you. 

    Each new Reign happens chronologically after the one before it -- you're a new king with a new name, trying to build on what the previous king accomplished in their reign. The idea is to get longer reigns than the last guy. There's also a pretty cool underlying story happening that spans multiple kings -- something about a devil and a plot to overthrow the kingdom. 

    It's a super simple game, but one that I've been addicted to like I haven't been addicted to an iPhone game in awhile. You can grab it for 0.99 on the iOS store, and $2.99 on Google Play and Steam. 

    What mobile games are you guys playing right now? 

  • Is it 2018 yet?

    11 months ago

    RTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy

    I know it is forward thinking, but I want to keep track of special/funny Broadcast moments over the 2017 year of productions and make a list/clips to remember and show off those moments we shared together this year.

    I am making it a goal to keep track of certain events in shows, but I want to hear what you like! Reactions - Close Ups - Bad Shots - "Sorry Broadcast" Moments - Yelling - you name it!

    Send your moments my way and I will keep track of mine as well. I may keep track of First Member content on a separate list. Let me know your favorite moments including: *What episode it happened in, What time in the show did it happen, Notes on what happened*.

    I look forward to laughing through the new year with you and having some incredible times with each new show! Now let's get through 2017 so we can celebrate it already!

  • Sterling K. Brown Joins Black Panther

    11 months ago

    Ashley The Know

    Black Panther is already shaping up to feature a star-studded cast, with Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock), Forest Whitaker (Arrival, Rogue One), Michael B. Jordan (Creed), Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Chadwick Boseman (Captain America: Civil War, 42), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), Angela Bassett (Malcolm X, American Horror Story), Daniel Kaluuya (Sicario), Florence Kasumba (Captain America: Civil War), Letitia Wright (Urban Hymn), and Winston Duke (Person of Interest) already onboard, with Andy Serkis also rumored to be involved.

    Now joining the lineup is People v. O.J. Simpson star Sterling K. Brown in the role of N'Jobu, a figure from protagonist T'Challa's (Chadwick Boseman) past.


    Brown won an Emmy for his work on People v. O.J. Simpson, was nominated for SAG and NAACP awards, and is up for a Golden Globe this weekend. He currently stars in the TV series This Is Us, and has previously appeared in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Army Wives, Person of Interest, Supernatural, Starved, Third Watch, and dozens of other shows and movies.

    Black Panther made his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War, and his standalone film is scheduled for release on February 16, 2018.

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot: NO; Charmed Reboot: YES

    11 months ago

    Ashley The Know

    Apparently, if Full House can do it, any '90s show could be making a comeback. Two of the shows under scrutiny for similar returns are Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) and Charmed (1998-2006), but we won't see both cult favorites return to TV.

    Buffy actress Sarah Michelle Gellar shot down the idea that Buffy could make a comeback in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter:

    I have always believed that what was so unique about the show was the use of horrors of those formative years. With high school and college as a backdrop, we were able to address racism, identity, bullying, guilt, death, first love and heartbreak using the demons as metaphors for the demons we all experience. I am not sure how that translates into adulthood, although I am sure it could. The burden of saving the world a lot always weighed heavily on her, so for her sake, I hope she is somewhere on a beautiful beach located far away from any Hellmouth.

    It's worth noting that the show was created by Joss Whedon, who's lately been elbows-deep in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though he did take time out to create a new adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Most recently, for television, he created and executive produced Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for Marvel. It's unknown whether he'd have the time to oversee a new era of Buffy, and whether the series would have the same appeal without him.

    Gellar's response also approaches the revival concept as an ongoing story in the same universe with the same characters as the original series, similar to the recent Gilmore Girls Revival. An alternative would be to reboot the universe with a new cast.

    ...Which is the approach The CW appears to be taking with Charmed. 

    The network has ordered a pilot script for a new pseudo-prequel reimagining of the '90s series from the team behind Jane the Virgin, following a new cast, a new location in New England, and a new era of 1976.

    It's unknown if there would be any connection to the original series, beyond a shared name for one of the 3 characters, Paige.

    Tina: African American. Whip-smart, Tina is one dissertation (and one dissertation advisor) away from a PhD. She can be reserved, even standoffish, in uncomfortable situations, but she picks up on
    everything and she’s definitely making quick, accurate judgments about you.
    Paige: Caucasian Cheerful, curvy, wholesome and as all-American as the apple pie she can’t wait to serve to the husband she has yet to marry. Paige’s main goal in life is to marry a rich doctor and be a wife and mother.
    Annie: Caucasian. Intense, smart, and quick to anger. She dresses neutrally, though she could give two s–ts if you like her outfit, so stop wondering what “neutral” means. But under that tough façade, well… there is a fragility. A person desperate to be loved, and love.

    What are your thoughts on reviving your favorite past shows? Would you prefer a full reboot? Revival, Gilmore Girls style? Or would you prefer your favorite shows of the past stay in the past?

    PS - If the Charmed casting team are Rooster Teeth fans, I'd make an excellent Charmed One. Just saying.

  • Fans Petition for Leia to Be Official Disney Princess

    11 months ago

    Eddy Writer - The Know

    After Carrie Fisher's passing, there have been all kinds of fan tributes paying homages not only to her, but also Princess Leia. For instance, a new outpost was added to Elite Dangerous in her honor, titled "Fisher's Rest."

    However, fans are now finding a new way to remember both Fisher and Leia -- by immortalizing the Star Wars character as an official Disney Princess. A new fan petition has popped up on this week, now featuring over 40,000 signatures

    The petition reads: "After the tragic lose of Carrie Fisher, we feel that it is only fitting for Disney to do away with the rule that an official Disney princess must be animated and make Leia a full-fledged princess. This would be a wonderful way to remember Carrie and a welcoming to one of Disney's new properties that is beloved by millions."

    That's all a little vague as to what they want to achieve, but the petition goes on to request Disney to induct Leia with an official ceremony, and holder a memorial service in Fisher's honor. 

    While fan petitions can sometimes go above and beyond in terms of unreasonable requests, this is one that does make its own kind of sense -- Disney princesses are traditionally only animated, but Leia is also one of the most iconic princesses of all time. So who knows, maybe they'll use the Force to bend the rules a little in her favor.

  • Everyone hates the new mobile Mega Man ports

    11 months ago


    Here's the thing about the early Mega Man games. They were hard. Really hard. As in, "send Dark Souls home crying to its mommy" hard. 

    To have even the slightest chance of survival, you needed one thing: precision controls. And, of course, you needed to remember which ability beats Elec Man, because otherwise he would smoke your ass. Oh, and you needed the game to run at a decent frame rate. I guess that's three things. 

    Well, Capcom seems to have forgotten all that because the mobile ports for Mega Mans 1-6 have debuted on iOS and Android and they are getting ... pretty bad reviews. 

    Here's a user review that Polygon found:

    “Terrible frame rate makes it extremely hard to play,” one Android player said. “Can't accurately time jumps/attacks and it honestly just feels bad. I'm running Android 6.0.1 with 6GB RAM and the minimum requirements state Android 4.0 1GB RAM. I guess that's what you should expect from a $2 mobile port though.”

    Even the trailers released by Capcom make it pretty obvious that the ports have framerate issues. See for yourself:

    The videos are getting downvoted like crazy on YouTube and, even funnier, Capcom has disabled comments. 

    What do you think? Is it even possible to beat a Mega Man game with a virtual joystick? Is it unreasonable to expect an 8-bit game to run better than 10 frames per second in 2017? Let us know. 

  • Mass Effect 2 is free on PC right now

    11 months ago


    Do you like PC games? Do you like free copies of really good PC games? 

    You're in luck! If you've never played Mass Effect 2 for the PC, you can get it on Origin right now.

    On the downside, it's just the base game and there's none of the DLC included, but on the PLUS side... it's free. STOP COMPLAINING, YOU GREEDY BASTARDS.

    This is probably just a ploy by Origin to gin up interest in the franchise before Andromeda drops in late March. But, hey, it's free. Enjoy!

  • Quick Guide To Winter Anime Simulcasts

    11 months ago


    The Fall simulcast season is sadly over, but fear not anime fans! The Winter season is upon us! Crunchyroll is slowly but surely revealing their lineup for the upcoming months, so here are the reveals we have so far. Start marking your calendars now!

    (posters in order of mention below)

    "Seiren" : begins streaming Friday 1/6 at 10:00am PST

    Shoichi Kamita is an ordinary high school boy, who is faced with the university entrance exam and worried about his future. This campus romantic comedy, "Seiren", which means honest in Japanese, depicts his pure relationship with three different heroines. Each story is the unique and mutual memory between him and the heroine. 

    "Kenmono Friends" : begins streaming Tuesday 1/10 at 11:05am PST

    About The story takes place in Japari Park, an enormous integrated zoo built somewhere in this world. A mysterious substance found there, called "Sand Star," causes the animals to turn into humanoid beings called "Animal Girls"! These new creatures spend every day peacefully with the zoo's visitors... but after some time, a lost child turns up in the park. The child's attempt to find the way home turns into a great adventure with the Animal Girls!

    "Saga of Tanya the Evil" : begins streaming Friday 1/6/2017 at 7:30am PST

    It is June of the year CE 1923. A young girl with blond hair and blue eyes, Tanya Degurechaff, has entered the final curriculum of the Imperial Military Academy and is training at the third patrol line in the northern military district, the Norden Theater, as part of her service to the force. Her training, the first step toward a brilliant career as an aviation mage, should have gone off without a hitch... but things took an unexpected turn. War broke out between the Empire and the neighboring Federation committed a border transgression in entering the Empire. During the transition into wartime, she was assigned to observation duty, but a surprise attack by the Federation forces Tanya to engage in battle with the Federation's mage troops. She's greatly outnumbered with no chance of waiting for allies to arrive, but if she tries to flee, she'll be charged with the capital crime of deserting under enemy fire. In order to survive and convince the top brass that she did the best she possibly could, Tanya enacts a certain strategy...

    "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid" : begins streaming Wednesday 1/11/2017 at 8:30am PST

    Miss Kobayashi is your average office worker who lives a boring life, alone in her small apartment–until she saves the life of a female dragon in distress. The dragon, named Tohru, has the ability to magically transform into an adorable human girl (albeit with horns and a long tail!), who will do anything to pay off her debt of gratitude, whether Miss Kobayashi likes it or not. With a very persistent and amorous dragon as a roommate, nothing comes easy, and Miss Kobayashi’s normal life is about to go off the deep end!

    "Hand Shakers" : begins streaming Tuesday 1/10/2017 at 10:00am PST

    Tazuna is a high school student, living in Osaka, who loves to fiddle around with machines. One day, he receives a repair request from an university laboratory. He accepts the request and ends up meeting a girl named Koyori, who has been bedridden for a very long time. Guided by something unknown, Tazuna touches Koyori’s fingertip, and they create a weapon called “Nimrod”. After creating the Nimrod, Tazuna hears a voice: 

    “Those of you who’ve overcome many battles and difficulties, who’ve had a revelation, and who intend to challenge Me are “Hand Shakers.””

    Suddenly, Tazuna and Koyori get pulled into a whole different world called “Ziggurat”. In this world, there are Hand Shakers, two people who touch hands and create the Nimrod. Their goal is to defeat other Hand Shakers in order to gain an audience with “God”, who will grant them wishes. Bewildered by this new world before him, Tazuna tries to comprehend what’s happening. At that moment, Tazuna and Koyori are attacked by an unknown assailant. 

    "Masamune-kun's Revenge" : begins streaming Thursday 1/5/2017 at 8:00am PST 

    "I've returned to this town for revenge!" Eight years ago, Makabe Masamune, a weak and chubby boy, was harshly rejected by the beautiful Adagaki Aki. Now, he's lost a ton of weight, changed his name, and returned as a handsome teenage boy... all to make the "Brutal Princess" Aki fall in love with him so that he can reject her just as harshly as she did.

    "Akiba's Trip The Animation" : begins streaming Wednesday 1/11/2017 at 6am PST

    After being attacked by an unknown evil, Tamotsu Denkigai is stuck in Akihabara fighting to keep the streets safe.


  • New Screens Of Mass Effect: Andromeda

    11 months ago


    Want to see 10 new screens of Mass Effect: Andromeda? Of course you do! 

    Game Informer posted them this afternoon, following the announcement from BioWare and EA that the game will be released on March 21 -- in North America, at least. 

    The screens show off some of the game environments as well as the combat interface and some enemies. 

    If you're still hungry for more, the game will be shown off during Nvidia's CES keynote at 6:30 pm Pacific tonight

  • Lead Writer for Tomb Raider Reboot Says Goodbye

    11 months ago

    Eddy Writer - The Know

    Rhianna Pratchett, lead writer for Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics's Tomb Raider reboot series, is bidding Lara Croft a fond farewell. 

    In a series of tweets this week, Pratchett announced that she'll be leaving the studio and the series, saying: "I want to thank the team for their dedication... I like to think we did some good things. Maybe shifted the gaming landscape a wee bit. And that feels damn good." For those concerned this might mean that Pratchett's influence won't be on the next game in the series -- the rumored "Shadow of the Tomb Raider -- it's likely that her portion of work on that title is already complete. 

    Previously, Pratchett has also lent her writing talents to other notable games like Bioshock Infinite, Heavenly Sword, Mirror's Edge, and Prince of Persia. It'll be interesting to watch where she lands next in the industry, or if she strikes out to do her own thing. The writing in the Tomb Raider reboot series has won a number of awards over the last few years, so Pratchett's next destination is certainly one to keep an eye on. 

    What do you guys think of Pratchett's departure from Tomb Raider? 

  • So it's been a few months now...

    11 months ago


    I've been out publicly as a transwoman for a few months now and I made a very important effort more recently to inform people and be more public and proud!

    If you follow me on twitter or tumblr, that should be a bit obvious at this point...

    BUT!  If you don't follow me on either of those, I'd like to invite some general Q&A in the comments section here and I'll answer any questions you nice folks may have on the subject! <3

    So...ASK AWAY!