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Taylor Smith

Taylor is a writer from Atlanta, GA. His passion for games extends across genres and generations. When not playing or writing about games, he's probably reading science fiction.

Demo Dive – ‘Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth’

WIth less than a month till release, let's take a look at the Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth demo currently available on the 3DS E-Shop.

Import Report – The History of ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’

It’s been well over a decade since the Great Gundam Collapse of the early 2000s. In that time the series has continued to flourish in Japan, but has only recently started to gain traction in North America again.

‘Fire Emblem Heroes’ – Building a Better Gacha

Fire Emblem Heroes is celebrating its sixth month anniversary this week. Let's look at just how far it's come since launch.

Import Report – A ‘Gundam Versus’ Primer

The West is finally getting its first console Gundam Vs. game in over a decade. Gundam is a pretty huge deal in Japan. The franchise has spawned plenty of different shows, movies, books, radio dramas, and of course video games.

‘Persona 5’ Review – Stealing Your Heart and the Show

Persona 5 is a great game that sets a high bar with its amazing visuals, audio, gameplay, and story. It is a definitive purchase for anyone who finds themselves to be a fan of role-playing games, Japanese or otherwise.

‘Nier: Automata’ – A Melding of Gameplay and Story

Nier: Automata follows the stories of three androids: 2B, 9S, and A2. 2B and 9S are members of a resistance group called YorHa that fights against machine lifeforms that forced humanity off the surface of the earth long ago.

Import Report – Navigating the JPN Switch eShop

This week's Report focuses on navigating the Japanese eShop for Nintendo's newest console, the Switch. Nintendo has always been big on keeping their devices region-locked, and the Switch is their first home console to break away from that standard.

Nintendo Switch Storage Subleasing – The Price of Turning 32 gigs into 232

The release day of the Switch is upon us, but what exactly are you going to have to grab on launch day other than just a console? The Switch's small hard drive needs a bit of a boost, but the price of a decent microSD put a damper on the Switch's launch day price.

Import Report – ‘Heroes,’ Gacha, and Gambles

This week's import report takes a look at Fire Emblem: Heroes, and the gacha gaming genre it pulls inspiration from.

Import Report – A Look at the Retro Freak Gaming Console

The Retro Freak is a bit of hidden gem when comes to playing old school games. This week's Import Report breaks down all the odds and ends to this tiny retro-console.