The Importance of Simplistic Anime

We are often told to step back and take a breather. To relax and unwind after a long days work to just soak in the finer things. These are often simple pleasure we find ourselves enjoying, be it a game, movie, book or favorite hobby. This feeling of, “Mellowing Out” can lead us towards feeling…

The Convention Retrospective

There are reasons why conventions stand out and why they call us back every year. There is a period of enjoyment that is only tasted at conventions. This nectar, this forbidden fruit almost is something of an addicting flavor that beckons all who consume it back. This retrospective is something I have been meaning to…

Show’s Don’t Need Complexity to Be Any Good.

What if I told you you can watch a show, right now, over on Crunchyroll and VRV about a group of girls who love to wander around Japan and just camp. There is nothing more to it than that really, just a simple show about simple girls who enjoy camping. There’s no panties to chase,…

The Anime You Like Is Garbage And That Is Okay

We live in a world where we pride ourselves in being able to freely speak openly about items of interest. This often involves shows, movies or sports teams and why we support or love the ones we do. Anime is no exception to this rule and it can reach some pretty volatile levels. Anime has…

Anime Without Fan Service: IS THIS POSSIBLE?!?

We live in a day and age where it feels like every anime we watch or engage with is riddled with fan service. This method is often employed in anime to drive fan engagement and is often used as a ‘reward’ incentive for loyal fans. It can be done quite tastefully or it can be…

As A Gamer: Does It Matter What System I Play On?

We always find ourselves on the receiving end of an seemingly, unanswerable question: What system do I play on? Really there is no simple answer to this predicament we find ourselves in and many of us generally have one or more systems. We flip flop between them all and yet under it, we always end…

Understanding Anime And Why It Matters To Someone You Know

We all have that one parent, that one friend or a combination of the two; multiplied. We hear the rebuttals, we suffer the labels and side-eyed glances. Why then does Anime matter to that person? Why does it fill their lives, their dreams or their hopes? It is such a human thing to scoff at…

Overwatch: Does it Still Hold it’s Charm?

After having burnt out of Overwatch a few months before its one year anniversary, I’ve finally dived back in head first (due in part to my sisters pleading to have a decent team composition). While Overwatch has hardly changed aesthetically, discounting the themed events, it has changed fundamentally and technically. Heroes that I formerly played…

Remembering Why You Love Anime: Nostalgia

Nostalgia can be both a comforting device and one that spurs on passionate pursuits of something long loved. Be that a particular work of art, book, or artistic medium. Anime can fall in to that nostalgia bracket and for some, it can keep them from pursuing new avenues or it can open up a door…

Why Net Neutrality Makes a Difference And How It Effects You

Otaku Gamer Zone doesn’t like taking a political stance, but when it comes to an open internet, it isn’t a matter of saying, “It doesn’t affect me.” Net Neutrailty affects everything that we do on a day by day basis. We often take for granted the unimpeded access that we have when it comes to…

Do Video Games Make Us Violent? No, They Don’t.

TL;DR: VIDEO GAMES ARE FOR YOUR, FICTIONAL ENJOYMENT. THEY HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO NOT MAKE YOU VIOLENT OR SERIAL KILLER MATERIAL. Okay first and foremost: This is a purely opinion based topic and should not be taken as official, academic knowledge. Now that this is out of the way let’s dive right into this issue….

I’m Invested Into Apple’s Ecosystem And That’s Just Fine.

As we are creatures of both habit and comfort, we tend to go for things that are familiar, comforting and relatively stress free. It is the leading reasoning as to why we only order that specific item from our favorite restaurant or do things in a certain way/order. This habit often stretched into technology for…