Miandro’s Spotlight – So many trailers!

Miandro’s Spotlight is a weekly blog update rounding up what has been happening to the blog such as the latest posts, what’s caught my eye, and what I plan for the near future. Continue reading “Miandro’s Spotlight – So many trailers!”

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To The Moon’s developer reveals new trailer for the sequel

Earlier today, the indie developer for To The Moon, Kan Gao, has released a two-minute trailer for the game’s sequel, Finding Paradise. To The Moon is an indie adventure game focusing mainly on its story and puzzle-solving gameplay centered around two doctors, Neil and Eva, as they traverse the memories of their client, Johnny Wyles, in order to fulfill his childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut. The game’s … Continue reading To The Moon’s developer reveals new trailer for the sequel

The dark side of anime’s influence – is it real?

As of late, an article headline regarding a Japanese politician linking anime, gaming and violent tendencies among criminals has ended up in my Twitter timeline. This discussion was raised in a political discussion talk show after mention of a recent serial murder case that happened in Japan’s Kenagawa Prefecture where police have reported to have discovered dead bodies in the criminal’s apartment. Continue reading “The dark side of anime’s influence – is it real?”

In the Spotlight: Brotherhood in War (Call of Duty WW2)

IN THE SPOTLIGHT – It is, indeed, a rare occasion for me to cover a video game. The majority of the stuff I write about is mostly about anime and its community. However, something as interesting as Call of Duty WW2‘s release was to good to be ignored. After binging through videos of the game’s walkthrough, I can see that it can contend with its rival, Battlefield 1.

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The uniqueness of NieR: Automata’s soundtrack vocals

GAMING, DISCUSSION – Ever since I first saw gameplay footage for NieR: Automata, there’s always that glorious, wonderful soundtrack accompanied with vocals that seem to be gibberish. It wasn’t long when I noticed the soundtrack that plays when you get into Pascal’s village had vocals that sounded German in pronunciation.

What was up with that?

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Androids in a fictional setting compared to reality

GAMING, DISCUSSION – Throughout the first few weeks of this month, I spent most of my downtime watching playthroughs of the Nier: Automata game from different Youtube gaming personalities. As I watched, the idea of androids came up to me and how they were portrayed differently from what professionals in the real world think of it.

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Long Gone Days: an RPG focusing on the emotional aspect of war

FIRST LOOK – Long Gone Days is a character-driven RPG inspired by dystopian literature, but set in our present timeline, showing real countries. The game focuses on Rourke, a sniper from the Core, an isolated nation below the surface of the Earth. Just like his brothers, Rourke has been trained as a soldier ever since he was born and his knowledge is strictly relating to his job – nothing … Continue reading Long Gone Days: an RPG focusing on the emotional aspect of war

Starcraft: Remastered – a blast from the past

NEWS – On the 26th of March, Blizzard Entertainment announced the upcoming released of a remastered version for their old RTS classic, Starcraft, and its expansion, Starcraft: Brood War.   Starcraft was released back in 1998 and it was received quite well. Blizzard Entertainment re-defined the modern real-time strategy with Starcraft, and its expansion, Brood War. It became the standard of all modern real-time strategy games … Continue reading Starcraft: Remastered – a blast from the past