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…

I Support Trade-In’s And So Should You!

It remains no secret that I heavily support the trade-in of devices for other products. Whether that be my phone, game console or old movies. If I can trade something in for something I need and or want, then awesome. Yet there is a stigma about the system. One that seems to permeate the very…

Distancing Oneself From Biased Opinions

We all have them. Those tiny little voices in the back of our heads that just want us to lash out, to defend ourselves and opinion. However, do we risk making ourselves seem foolish or uneducated? Do we continue down a dark road of bickering and fighting over something that means very little. Like arguing…

Is It Right To Sell a Voice Actress/Actors Signature?

Recently a Twitter Post by Popular Voice Actress Erica Mendez brought up a harsh truth and issue. It is one that plagues not only the anime community, but the larger icon community in general. The issue that stems is people selling free autographs from popular voice actresses or actors on eBay for the highest bid;…

At What Point Do We Become Too Invested?

There is always a peak. A point from which we stand at the highest footing in fandoms before we take the slippery slide down into the absolute hell that is fan-investment. This engagement is one that teeters on the brink of absolute absurdity and determine towards ones health. At what point do we detract from…