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It’s been 3 ½ years and more than 1,000,000 views since the day Another Castle launched. 3 ½ exhausting, rewarding, costly, successful, wonderful years. Unfortunately, over the course of 2015, our consistency dropped significantly month after month. Although we tried to regain momentum, we just couldn’t find our footing. After months of debating, I’ve decided […]

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5 Survival Horror Games Keeping the Genre Alive and Well in 2016

After a stagnant decade that left us with only a handful or so of notable survival horror games, it looked like the genre was returning in a big way in 2014, but immediately spiraled back into near non-existence in 2015. While AAA studios may have lost focus almost entirely on survival horror, indie devs are consistently […]

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In Memoriam: The Video Games We Lost in 2015

Demand, studios / developers closing, funding, or even an overly ambitious and ever-growing budget all play their role in folding a video game’s development. Unfortunately, those cancelled are generally highly anticipated and leave an all-too-familiar void in gamers, never knowing what could have been. As every year before it, 2015 was plagued with disappointing cancellations, and we’re […]

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5 Must-See Asian Movies on Netflix Instant Queue — Winter 2015

Another season, another Netflix list. Although we’ve had to say “goodbye” to several outstanding Asian films in the last several months, Netflix continues to replace those we’ve lost with some real gems. This Winter, Netflix’s Asian selection continues to impress with the addition of award-winning blockbusters such as Ode to My Father and Korea’s all-time […]

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INTERVIEW: Who is Alison Prime?: Gamer Posts Family Plight, Fake Internet Persona Ousted

Steve Polk, better known as Alison Prime in gaming circles, actively assumed his online “gamer girl” persona in September 2014. What started as a way for Polk to escape life swiftly came crashing down on November 5, 2015, as internet sleuths discovered he isn’t a twenty-something cancer and abuse surviving woman, but a thirty-something man. No […]

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31 Days of Horror: UNTIL DAWN

One year after the tragic loss of two friends during a weekend getaway, eight friends reunite in an attempt to heal old wounds. However, as soon as the group gathers, things start to feel a bit off — and not just the usual ‘reuniting at the haunting mountain lodge where your friends’ died, on the anniversary of their death’ kind of […]

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THE ART OF SATOSHI KON Review: Remembering an Icon

It’s hard to describe the emptiness felt from losing someone you never knew. Robin William’s death in 2014 left an outpouring of support and tributes across the globe from fans of the comedian and actor’s career. In 2015, the passing of Nintendo’s CEO Satoru Iwata saw fans memorializing him in much the same way. Both were widely […]

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10 Korean Films on Hulu Worthy of a Marathon

Although Netflix streaming is pretty awesome, we think we’ve about covered all their worthwhile Asian features over the last couple years. With that said, while Hulu might not be the movie streaming service go-to for most, however, there’s a surprising number of quality films over on the lesser utilized streaming service — particularly so after […]

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5 Seriously F***ed Japanese Movies (NSFW)

Japanese media is synonymous with weird. Everything from game shows, movies, comics, and even music are each effected by Japan’s fondness for the bizarre. Although a large amount of their quirks have been embraced as their general style and appeal for some, several films still stand above others as some seriously insane fare. Even for […]

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SHENMUE 3 Kickstarter Hits Goal of $2 Million in Less than 12 Hours

In a completely out of left field move at PlayStation’s E3 2015 presentation on June 15, 2015, Shenmue series writer/director Yu Suzuki appeared on-screen, discussing the game’s history and making a plea for funding support for the long-awaited third installment. Immediately upon Suzuki taking the stage, a Shenmue 3 crowdfunding campaign went live on Kickstarter and garnered […]

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