Loryn Stone

Anime video games that got the best, worst, and strangest treatment

In an oversaturated game market, talking about things that suck is easy. You stick the terrible game in your console (or load up your rom and pretend what you’re doing is totally legal) spout some choice words at it, and let it die in the Abyss of Forgotten Games. But what if the game in question is from a super niche interest…like let’s say anime video games. You’re a serious otaku, so you’ll try...[Read More]

A look at the most shameless video game clones

The video game market is filled with niche genres. From fighting games to first-person shooters, RPGs to puzzle games, all of us have our favorite go-to. And within every genre of game, there’s a huge sub-collection of games that satisfy our player preference- games that follow a set of rules or decorum that help it feel familiar, like playing Tetris Attack and moving on to Puzzle Fighter. Or play...[Read More]

We taste tested 6 disgusting video game recipes

After the last two times I ate fictional foods online, I swore I would stop punishing my body with TV trash. And I meant it. Which is exactly why I moved on to video games. Like a trained warrior, I summoned the most insane concoctions from video games that I could think of. Battle ready, I rolled up my sleeves, opened my beak, and conquered these six video game food monsters. Join me and see if I...[Read More]

5 times video game cartoons gave their source material the middle finger

When it comes to adapting a video game into a full TV show or movie, certain creative liberties are expected. After all, animation studios are taking a quick, simple, self-contained premise (chomping yellow circle-man eats pills, runs from ghosts, eats the fruit, swallows ghost, repeat) and attempting to turn it into a complete 11 minute, 22 minute, or hell, even 90 minute cartoon. Not an easy tas...[Read More]

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