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Kyle Rogacion

Kyle grew up with a controller in one hand and a book in the other. He would've put something else in a third hand, but science isn't quite there yet. In the meantime, he makes do with watching things like television, film, and anime. He can be found posting ramblings on or trying to hop on the social media bandwagon @LikeTheRogue

‘Darling in the FRANXX’ – A Bumpy Start to a Fun Ride

After a bumpy start, the first third of FRANXX has proven to be an entertainingly unique blend of Studio Trigger and A-1 Pictures.

‘The Final Station’ Review: A Trip Through Mediocrity

The Final Station tries to do many things, but fails to deliver on any of them. It has some interesting ideas, but explores no deeper than the surface. It's a perfectly serviceable game, but you're better off looking elsewhere for a fresh and exciting experience.
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Games That Changed Our Lives: ‘Team Fortress 2’ Made Gaming a Communal Experience

Team Fortress 2 opened up gaming as more than a hobby. It showed me how people with passion, talent, and discipline could create a unique experience through video games. Nintendo taught me to enjoy games; Valve taught me to think about them.

‘Aegis Defenders’ Review: A Gorgeously Frantic Love Letter

Aegis Defenders is a passion project in every sense of the phrase, and it shows. From its fleshed-out world and characters, to the gorgeous soundtrack, and frantically fun gameplay, it makes for a wholly unique experience. While each individual aspect is great on its own, Aegis Defenders truly is a game that's greater than the sum of its parts.

Returning to the ‘Crypt of the Necrodancer’ on the Nintendo Switch

As a roguelike, Necrodancer is perfect for quick bursts of play. Since each level lasts as long as the track does, it's easy to pick the game up for a few minutes at a t

Treadnauts Review: There’s a Party in My Tank and Everyone’s Exploding

A party game at first glance, Treadnauts has a surprising amount of depth. Topstitch has designed robustly competitive mechanics, while still ensuring the game can be accessible and fun.

Anime Ichiban: Kyle’s Favourite ‘Fun And Catchy’ Opening Themes

In this installment of Anime Ichiban, I talk about 10 anime OPs whose unceasingly bright tones and color palettes highlight all things fun, happy, and ★~kawaii~★. These cheery beats have bored their way into my skull, filling it with sunshine and smiles against my better judgment.

‘Devilman Crybaby’ Reminds Us What It Means to Be Human

To be human is to be capable of overwhelming good and evil. 'Devilman Crybaby' abounds with a wide spectrum of powerful emotions and doesn't shy away from the uncomfortable. A steady beat pulses, a tempo, a sign that within the chaos beats the heart of humanity.

Why an Asymmetric Board Game Pissed Off Me and My Friends

It's Game Night and you know what that means: booze, board games, and belligerency (in that order). What better way to bond with your friends than by spending two hours in heated arguments, combing through rulebooks and forum posts to prove your points?

The Trouble with Recreating The Myth and Magic of ‘Star Wars’

Star Wars is a passion project that became a franchise. Its scope has increased in the forty years since the first movie's release; shifting and changing to fit different times and audiences. Whatever has been arguably lost or gained, there is no denying that audiences everywhere have continued to be captivated by a galaxy far, far away.