Pre-PAX East 2014: Feels Like the First Time

April 9, 2014

(note: No Type-Moon Weekly News Round Up or All Points Bulletin this week.)

It has been a long time since either of us was a first-time con-goer, but that is what we are when it comes to the PAX East and gaming conventions! Everyone talks so highly of this convention that we finally got roped into going. Look for us around the convention. We’ll be attending tons of panels and concerts, plus tweeting up a storm, and you might even get our Miis on Streetpass!

Pre-PAX East Podcast

Our tentative panel schedule:

10:00 – Game Devs: The Next Generation
11:00 – Writer’s Workshop with Tonic Industries
11:30 – Kotaku’s Incredible Fantastic Panel Extravaganza XVIII-2
12:00 – How Urban Black and Latino Culture Can be the Next Frontier in Games
01:00 – Why No One Will Game with You
02:00 – Six Months Into the New Console War
03:00 – What Is Happening to Tabletop Roleplaying Games?
04:00 – Why Internet Jerks Aren’t Going to Win, And You Can Help
04:30 – Terrifying Adventures in Cyberland: A Toolkit for Bullying, Stalking and Harassment in Game Culture
05:00 – Pitch Your Game Idea
06:00 – Talk like a Board Game Geek
07:30 – The Art of the Table: GMing Beyond the Basics
08:30 – Friday Night Concerts

10:30 – Penny Arcade – Make a Strip
12:00 – Modernizing Fantasy RPGs
01:00 – Extra Credits
02:00 – How Arcade Games Influenced Home Console Gaming
03:00 – Why D&D Is Still Awesome: A 40th Anniversary Dungeons & Dragons Tribute
04:00 – Gaming Socially: A World at Play
05:00 – Dungeons & Dragons R&D Presents: The Art of the Dungeon Master
06:00 – Games That Are So Bad, They’re Good
06:00 – Foreplay: Romance in Games
07:00 – We Didn’t Start the DLC Fire, but We Fed the Monster. Now What?
08:00 – Was I Wrong? Revisiting Controversial Reviews
08:00 – Saturday Night Concerts
09:30 – Console Launches: A Post Mortem

10:00 – Isshoukenmei: Localizing Japanese Games
11:30 – Sex, Sexy & Sexism: Fixing Gender Inequality in Gaming
01:30 – Acquisitions Incorporated Live D&D Game: Dragons Over Easy


Case Closed Reviews: Fall 2013 / Winter 2014

April 7, 2014

A new short podcast series! First impressions are great but what about our thoughts after we’ve watched an entire series week to week? We figured our listeners might want to hear our final impressions as well so we’ve created the Case Closed Review podcast. Just like the S.W.A.T. Reviews, these will be mini-podcasts and completely off the cuff.

Here are the 8 shows we finished from the fall and winter seasons:

Listen – Final impressions of Kuroko’s Basketball S2 from Production I.G with ending “Hengen Jizai no Magical Star” by GRANRODEO. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Listen – Final impressions of Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha from Production IMS with ending “Saved” by Maaya Sakamoto. It is streaming on Hulu and Funimation.

Listen – Final impressions of Buddy Complex from Sunrise with ending “Ano Sora ni Kaeru Mirai de” by ChouCho. It is streaming on Hulu and Funimation.

Listen – Final impressions of Kill la Kill from Studio Trigger with the opening “ambiguous” by GRANiDELiA. It is streaming on CrunchyrollHuluDaisuke, and Aniplex Channel.

Listen – Final impressions of Gundam Build Fighters from Sunrise with the ending “Han Pan Spirit” by Hyadain. It is streaming on Gundam.info.

Listen – Final impressions of Space Dandy from Studio BONES with ending “Welcome to the X Dimension” by Etsuko Yakushimaru. It is streaming on HuluFunimation, and Adult Swim; plus it is being broadcast on Toonami.

Listen – Final impressions of Hamatora the Animation from NAZ with ending “Hikari” by Wataru Hatano. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Listen – Final impressions of Silver Spoon S2 from A-1 Pictures with ending “Oto no Naru Hoe” by Goose House. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.


All Points Bulletin: Brit Bros Conquer the White Comet Empire

April 6, 2014

If you have any suggestions for what to highlight on an APB drop us a line via email or Twitter.

narutaki_icon_4040 Kate’s picks:

hisui_icon_4040 Alain’s picks:


narutaki_icon_4040 Go look at lots of cute Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha pics!


Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: An Atlas Alchemist for All Seasons

April 5, 2014

This Saturday post is the weekly Type-Moon news in addition to the regular APB post on Sunday. If you have any suggestions for what to highlight on the Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup drop me a line via email or Twitter.


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