Blade Runner 2049 Asks What Will Happen When AI Becomes Human-like

This article contains spoilers for Blade Runner 2049. Grasping the central argument of most sci-fi films requires a closer look at the technological and social context of the time period in which it was made. Consider the technologies that entered the mass market by 1982, when the original Blade Runner Continue Reading

C4 And The Beauty Of Small Conventions

For the general populace who have never been to a comic or anime convention (never mind the fandoms big enough to warrant their own!), they can seem like impenetrable beasts. A full weekend immersed in all of these once-fringe interests? The mere thought might stir excitement in the extreme for Continue Reading

Niantic Had A Solid Foundation For Pokemon Go Fest, But Failed To Fill In The Critical Pieces

Standing in line by Grant Park at 9am, an hour before Pokemon Go Fest was set to begin, the crowd’s impatience settled into a resigned, but tense air. The tension lasted for almost two and a half hours until the line began to really move in earnest. Moving swiftly towards Continue Reading

Netflix’s Castlevania Is A Promising Adaptation For A Genre-Defining Game Series

This review contains some spoilers for Castlevania and the Castlevania video game series. When news first hit the wires that Netflix would be debuting an animated adaptation of the iconic Castlevania series back in February, reactions were understandably mixed. With nearly 30 named-titles alone in the main series, the show Continue Reading

How Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Made You Feel Things With Its Subtle Love Story

The following article contains spoilers for key plot points in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. If you’ve been to any anime conventions in the past 4-5 months, no doubt, you’ve seen some of the characters from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid running around. If you haven’t or aren’t even sure who these Continue Reading