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I Am Anime (And So Can You!)

September 23, 2012 1 comment

While Disingenuous Assertions is mainly a video game site, we also write about other stuff that we’re interested in. Something I’d love to talk about more is anime, but I usually only get to do so online, other than recommending a series to Ryan or another friend. So that’s what I’ll do here. A lot of people judge anime harshly after they’ve seen a select few. But it is just another medium for entertainment, diverse as an author or director want it to be. Kind of like, y’know, video games, television, movies, books, etc.  Here are some series I thought would be good for someone that would like to give the medium a try. Some are “entry-level” type shows that newer fans seem to flock to, while others are just personal favorites that I think would work similarly. So here are five recommendations, I’ll post a part 2 sometime in the near future.

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Categories: Anime

Podcasts and video games

Gamers know how immersive and engaging our favorite medium can be. Some games make us want to tune out the rest of the world and just experience them. Yet there are those times where just the game alone is not enough, you need something else going on. Weather it be the level grinding in RPGs, online multiplayer, or sports games, sometimes it’s good to have something playing in the background. Music is great for this but lately I’ve been enjoying listening to podcast while gaming. There are so many great podcast to listen to so I decided to compile a list of my favorite gaming ones and what games I like to play while listening to them. Hopefully if you guys find yourself in a tedious level grid, you’ll beat some of the tedium by downloading some of these podcast.

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Best Series of this Generation: Dragon Age

September 21, 2012 8 comments

Were starting a new series called “Best game of this Generation.” As the title suggest, were going to each day post what our favorite games of this console generation. We tried only include games that began in this generation so this can be a buyer’s guide for anyone who just bought a current console.

Dragon Age

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Best Series of this Generation: Borderlands

September 19, 2012 1 comment

Were starting a new series called “Best game of this Generation.” As the title suggest, were going to each day post what our favorite games of this console generation. We tried only include games that began in this generation so this can be a buyer’s guide for anyone who just bought a current console.

Borderlands

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Best Series of this Generation: The Souls series

Were starting a new series called “Best game of this Generation.” As the title suggest, were going to each day post what our favorite games of this console generation. We tried only include games that began in this generation so this can be a buyer’s guide for anyone who just bought a current console.

THE SOULS??? Series

JRPG with western influences? Or WRPG made in Japan? We can argue semantics all day long, but in the end, who the fuck cares? It’s a great series, and your disdain/worship of glorious Nippon shouldn’t get in the way of that. Amidst all the complaints of the casualization of video games stands the Souls series, whose punishing but fair difficulty attracts those seeking a challenge.

One of the many “OH MY GOD YOU HAVE GOT TO BE SHITTING ME” moments of the Souls series

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