This year, it’s been 15 years since the PS3 first released. Coincidentally, the Playstation 3 came out 15 years after the SNES. Same goes for the Nintendo Wii. The Xbox 360 turned 15 last year. The Seventh Generation of gaming has become retro. It might not feel like it - everything from that gen still… Continue reading Seventh Gen Retrospective Part 1: Preserving The New Retro Games
The Album Reviews: July 2021
DK Recommends: Same amount of albums this time
So you know the drill with this series. Like last time, I listened to a lot of albums this last month, and I'm gonna recommend the ones I like the most. I listened to way less this time. maybe like 20 or 30. I might still have a problem. Out of the loop? Check out… Continue reading DK Recommends: Same amount of albums this time
DK Recommends: I listened to 81 albums in a month. I don’t recommend that.
About a month ago, in late March, I was getting very, very, bored of the music I’ve been listening to. A year stuck inside has made me listen to a lot of music while working, gaming, and all that, and even my old favorites - standby albums and playlists that have kept me sane through… Continue reading DK Recommends: I listened to 81 albums in a month. I don’t recommend that.
Is Shonen Jump dying? Does it matter?
This is a sentiment that I’ve been seeing a lot over the past few months, that Shonen Jump, the king of the Japanese shonen magazine pile, is dying. Ok, maybe not dying, but on the way. If not now, then in the next few years the magazine is going to be in a dark place… Continue reading Is Shonen Jump dying? Does it matter?
Unstructured Rambling About One Piece Chapter 1000
So first: Happy New Year!! I was the second post on this blog last year, way back in early 2020. Feels like a decade ago now, huh? Anyway, I'm proud to be the first post of 2021! No idea how it happened, but yeah. Cool stuff, huh? Anyway, One Piece. One Piece Chapter 1000. After… Continue reading Unstructured Rambling About One Piece Chapter 1000
We’re in A Golden Age Of Roguelikes – And I’m Not Complaining
You Really Should Read More Old Manga
So originally, this piece was gonna be a group review of a ton of comic suggestions given by other members of Story Arc. I read a ton of comics and manga, but when it came time to actually write about it, well, my angle didn’t work. It became another unworkable idea to add to the… Continue reading You Really Should Read More Old Manga
Every new manga in Shonen Jump, Reviewed
Starting back in 1968, Weekly Shonen Jump is now probably one of the biggest comic magazines in the world, moving an average of 1.6 million magazines last year. This is in no small part thanks to the wide variety of series that run in the magazine, including some of the most popular comics of all… Continue reading Every new manga in Shonen Jump, Reviewed
70 Bucks for a new game? I hope not.
Periodically someone floats the idea of raising game prices from the ancient standard of sixty dollars. And so everyone online has to put in their two cents. The most recent discussion has been triggered by 2K Sports raising the price of the upcoming NBA 2K21 to $70, leading people to suspect that the next generation… Continue reading 70 Bucks for a new game? I hope not.
Blazing Transfer Student Review: Chaotic Comedy
First off, we’re doing a FF5 stream later today, which you really should watch! here is the Story Arc twitch channel, we should be live at 4 pm PST / 7 PM EST You, reader of The Story Arc, have probably heard of Weekly Shonen Jump, right? The manga magazine where many of the most… Continue reading Blazing Transfer Student Review: Chaotic Comedy
The Cookstar Saga: A Post-Mortem
Flash Is Dead, But That Doesn't Mean Everything Good About It Is
Your life ends 1 second from now, Goomba - Screenshot of Sean Noonan's The Super 1-1 Challenge You’ve surely read the headlines by now if you follow gaming press, or at least Twitter quote tweets - Flash is going to be dead by the end of this year, and everything it’s supported along with it.… Continue reading Flash Is Dead, But That Doesn't Mean Everything Good About It Is
Into The Breach review: Roguelikes are just fun
The menu screen for Into The Breach So I recently beat Into The Breach, the second game made by Subset Games, the FTL: Faster Than Light developers. It’s a turn based strategy game where you control a squad of 3 mechs, fight against insectoid alien invaders known as the Vek, and hopefully save the world,… Continue reading Into The Breach review: Roguelikes are just fun
Primal: Last Year’s Best Cartoon
Increasingly it feels that a lot of good art gets lost in the shuffle of constant Capital C Content that comes out every day, and nothing in recent memory has suffered as much from that as last year’s Primal - a 5 part animated miniseries that aired on Adult Swim from October 7th to October… Continue reading Primal: Last Year’s Best Cartoon