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…

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…

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…

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…

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…