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Quick PSA: If you aren’t watching anime movies, you’re missing out. Some of the best anime works in the past few years like Your Name, A Silent Voice, The Boy and The Beast, Maquia, and now Night Is Short, Walk On Girl have been movies and they’re absolutely amazing.

GeForce RTX and the Fight for the Future of Gaming GeForce RTX and the Fight for the Future of Gaming

The future of gaming is here. Throughout the history of Nvidia, we’ve seen them constantly push the boundaries of graphics technology, but ultimately in anti-competitive, proprietary methods. Nvidia’s latest attempt to revolutionize gaming technology might actually change everything, but it has the possibility to…

In Defense of Original Hardware: A Discussion on ROMs and Playing Retro Games In Defense of Original Hardware: A Discussion on ROMs and Playing Retro Games

As an avid fan of retro gaming (especially on original hardware), Emuparadise’s decision to take their ROMs down and the discussions that have followed have a left a lot of mixed thoughts in my mind. I thought I’d throw my two cents about the whole situation, as well as clarifying some things that you may not…

RockmanDash Rambles: My final AX and Thoughts on the VN Industry RockmanDash Rambles: My final AX and Thoughts on the VN Industry

It’s easy to fall in love with something; it’s much harder to give up on something you loved.

RockmanDash Rambles: Some Thoughts on the Character Leilia from Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (Spoilers) RockmanDash Rambles: Some Thoughts on the Character Leilia from Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (Spoilers)

When I walked out of Maquia, I had a ton of thoughts, but a lot of what was brewing in my head was in regards to one of the side characters, Leilia. These are some thoughts about Leilia that i’d like to comment on here, because it would be rather inappropriate to have in a review due to spoilers. This is a spoiler…

Rockmandash Reviews: Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms Rockmandash Reviews: Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

Mari Okada works can be pretty hit-or-miss, but there’s nothing quite like what she brings to the table. Even if the plot itself is amazing or messy, they always manage to provide those rushing feels, regardless of if you loved the work or hated it. It’s a feeling that can be easily addicting, but what happens when…

RockmanDash Rambles: A Bucket List of Things I'm Working On RockmanDash Rambles: A Bucket List of Things I'm Working On

I haven’t written in a while. You know this, I know this. It’s summer time and I don’t have any extensive commitments, so I want to write more soon. I thought I’d put a bucket list up of things I would like to write but haven’t finished for various reasons, just to let people know what’s been occupying my thoughts in…

A Call for Transparency and the Issue with Steam's Eroge(?) Purge A Call for Transparency and the Issue with Steam's Eroge(?) Purge

On May 17th, 2018, two prominent English Visual Novel developers (HunieDev and Lupiesoft) were sent warnings from Valve that their games will be removed from Steam because of “reports of pornographic content”. This may not seem particularly weird or pressing on first impression, but what makes this situation bizarre…

There's Nothing Quite Like Watching Anime There's Nothing Quite Like Watching Anime

There’s nothing quite like watching Anime.

RockmanDash's Top Anime of 2017

2017 was a year full of ups and downs, but at the end of the year, it’s hard to help but look back at the positives, the best of the best. This includes anime, and I thought I’d chip in my 2 cents on what I thought were the best this year, My Top anime of 2017.

The AniTAY Anime Awards of 2017

2017 was a year of turmoil for both IRL and in Anime, but there was lots of great stuff to see, especially in regards to Anime. Welcome to The AniTAY Anime Awards of 2017, where AniTAY Authors and AniTAY members pick the best of the best Anime of the year!

The AniTAY Anime Awards 2017: Suggestions & Voting The AniTAY Anime Awards 2017: Suggestions & Voting

At the end of every year, everyone seems to reminisce back on the events we witnessed, and we try to define the time that just passed in all sorts of ways. One such method is top lists and Awards, and here at AniTAY, we are not immune in this behavior. Returning from last year is The AniTAY Anime Awards, a…

A Question of Quality & Catharsis (ft. Subihibi) A Question of Quality & Catharsis (ft. Subihibi)

What exactly is quality in respect to a work? Is quality how we describe execution, or is it based upon the ideas a work implements? Or, is quality a subjective take based on one’s experience? It takes a special game, a special experience to shake up one’s perception of quality, and after playing through the mind…

Rockmandash Rambles: Subarashiki Hibi Rockmandash Rambles: Subarashiki Hibi

神ゲ(Kamige) is a controversial Japanese internet slang word that literally translates to “God game”. It’s a word used in the Visual Novel community referring to the best VNs that will never see the light of the day anywhere else outside of the holy Japan... but as the tides change in the Visual Novel industry, so do…

RockmanDash Reviews: Doki Doki Literature Club RockmanDash Reviews: Doki Doki Literature Club

I’m sure you’re looking at that picture and the name of the title and wondering why exactly am I reviewing this game, or why in the world you should care about it. It’s easy to judge something by it’s appearances, but to truly understand what makes something tick, one needs more than a cursory glance at a game.…

Rockmandash Reviews: Higurashi When They Cry Question Arcs (Chapters 1-4) [Visual Novel] Rockmandash Reviews: Higurashi When They Cry Question Arcs (Chapters 1-4) [Visual Novel]

Have you ever visited a town in the middle of nowhere and have been shocked about how radically different the place is than what you call home? Everything is shaped by its surroundings, and nowhere is this more apparent than in these isolated parts of the world, where unique cultures are forced to build amongst…

A Rock's Experience at Anime Expo 2017 A Rock's Experience at Anime Expo 2017

Anime Expo is a crazy convention: A convention of excitement, announcements, lines, craziness, mismanagement, cosplays and more. With ever pro, there are cons, and there’s so much to talk about, so I thought i’d spend some time talking about this year’s Anime Expo and my experience with it.

RockmanDash Reviews: Stay! Stay! Democratic People's Republic of Korea! [Visual Novel] RockmanDash Reviews: Stay! Stay! Democratic People's Republic of Korea! [Visual Novel]

While gag Visual Novels are a dime and a dozen nowadays, it takes something a bit special to rise out of the ranks. A few years back, OverDrive’s Go! Go! Nippon! did exactly that thanks to an extremely silly premise, a tourism guide/romance game that follows a dumb foreigner traveling to japan to stay with 2 girls he…

Phoenix: My AMD PC Build Phoenix: My AMD PC Build

Ever since I started getting into PCs, I had an unwavering fascination with the AMD Phenom line (the Phenom II’s in particular), which was AMD’s flagship processor line from the late 2000’s and early 2010’s. Ever since I first laid my eyes on them, I thought they had an unwavering amount of coolness to them,…

Kimi no Na wa/Your Name's Voice Acting and The Impacts of Different Interpretations Kimi no Na wa/Your Name's Voice Acting and The Impacts of Different Interpretations

When talking about the influences of the experience in an anime, we rarely discuss the impacts of voice acting. Everyone talks about subs vs dubs, or the quality of dubs themselves, but rarely do we discuss how these things add to our enjoyment of a show. Today, I’d like to talk about Kimi no Na wa/Your Name, a great…

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