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Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Austin:

The Inevitable Disappointment of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Will this series wind up as an another example of fix-it fic? → Read More

The Klonoa Duology Remains an Expressive Tragedy

As a duology, I can think of few other things that interrogate immaturity in the way Klonoa does. They are a gentle reminder to myself that stories don't have to be complex to be essential; in fact, the simplest stories may be the ones that stay with us the most. → Read More

The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2021

It was a dark year for electronic artists, but if dance music proves anything, it's that you can sweat through the sad stuff and come out alright. → Read More

The 10 Best New Anime Series of 2021

Maybe it's a bit early to declare it so, but it appears like we're living in the decade of anime. → Read More

The 10 Best Anime Series on Hulu

Your personal guide to the best of the best anime on Hulu, tailored to appeal to a variety of audiences → Read More

Cowboy Bebop Review: Netflix's Live-Action Series Fails to Understand the Original's Cool

Often a cinematographic nightmare, the live-action version attempts to replicate the effortless cool of the original series, but fails in every way. → Read More

Shin Megami Tensei V Is a Meditative Trip Through Hell

Oh hey, don't mind SMTV, it's only a contemporary masterpiece. → Read More

How Syfy’s Forgotten Dune Miniseries Made the Most of Herbert’s Complex Story

The miniseries and its follow-up, Children of Dune, are wonderful alternate takes on the highly interpretive original text. → Read More

Silent Hill 2’s Cover Girl Made Abuse Harder to Ignore

Angela's story is a vital contrast to that of the game's lead. → Read More

Seven Freeware RPG Maker Horror Games to Play this Halloween

Games scare you in a different way. → Read More

The Derivative Tales of Arise Makes Me Fear for the Future of RPGs

Tales of Arise doesn't feel enough like a Tales game. → Read More

Eastward Game Review

Eastward comes up short. → Read More

Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner on Her Soundtrack for Sable, Indie Games, and Yoko Shimomura

Michelle Zauner's fascinating year continues with a videogame soundtrack. → Read More

10 PS1 Games that Need to Be Remastered for Modern Consoles

We can't let these games just fade away. → Read More

The Moral Philosophies that Center Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne

Nocturne's ideas of humanity and destiny are complex and scattered. → Read More

Resident Evil Village Falls Just Short of Camp Masterpiece

Resident Evil Village has problems, but it provides some truly excellent moments that we'll remember for a long time. → Read More

Nier Replicant Still Portrays Queer Bodies with Brutal Honesty

10 years later, Kainé and Emil suffer and thrive in equal measure. → Read More

United States of Tara's Cancellation and Unresolved Healing

Tara's end lacked the catharsis we were all searching for in the show; it implies a drastic reality for the mentally ill and the level of care they're able to find. → Read More

How Mr. Robot Bridged the Unique Evils of the Obama and Trump Eras

Mr. Robot's cynicism isn't pretty, but it's certainly prescient; every beat rings bizarrely true to just the last few years of tragedies and political scandals. → Read More

Finding Life’s Value in Anodyne 2: Return to Dust

Sometimes the grind isn't all it's cracked up to be. → Read More