Persona 5: Are the Phantom Thieves Just?

What Does it Mean to Stay on the Path of Justice?

When I heard Persona 5 Royal was coming out, I couldn’t wait to watch the new trailers for this extended remake of the original Persona 5. And for the record, I’m a huge fan of Persona 5. After logging over 100 hours into the game, I grew attached to the Phantom Thieves, as if I was one of them, infiltrating palaces to steal the distorted desires of rotten adults.

For once, the Phantom Thieves are hogging the spotlight with pride.
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How to Setup a Personal Gaming PC

Have you ever wanted to build your own custom gaming PC? Are you tired of experiencing lag with a frame rate that drops below 16 FPS? This seems to happen a lot with certain “high-production” titles, especially the ones ported from console to PC.

If a game has well-rendered graphics and too many dynamic cutscenes, then it’s not surprising that your standard Windows laptop overloads its limited CPU bandwidth and slows down drastically whenever you forget to turn down the quality.

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Video Game Terminology

I’ve made this list to show my readers the real meaning behind terms and abbreviations commonly used in Video Game Speak of which I’ve come across from lurking in the gaming forums. Some of these overlap with internet slang, funny memes, and chatspeak.

So the next time you join a multiplayer game, you’ll know what your teammates or other players are saying. It saves you the trouble of looking up unfamiliar jargon whenever you watch a Let’s Play, consult a player’s guide, or read an article by gaming journalists.

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Why I haven’t Updated as Often

Hey everyone! I haven’t been blogging as frequently because I got accepted for a full-time position at an environmental science lab. I also went back and edited some of my old anime art by referencing a few anatomy tutorials I found on DeviantArt. I did end up creating some Pokémon fanart after finishing the remakes of Gens 1 and 2.

I will be continuing my playthrough of Pokémon Black since Gen 5 changed up the predictable storytelling formula and actually questioned the concept of capturing Pokémon just for the sake of battling. I’m aware Gen 5 received a lot of hate from fans who thought the Pokémon designs were ugly, but I think Pokémon should be judged by its gameplay instead.

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So Real I Can’t Touch It

Is Realism Important in Video Games?

Gone Home – Photo by The Fullbright Company /CC BY-SA 3.0

A thoughtful discussion by Paul Gestl

People play video games because they want to experience things they can’t do in real life. But contrary to popular opinion, that doesn’t seem to be the path the current gaming industry is heading towards. This is probably a response to the outcry by mainstream journalists and feminists alike who want to see more relatable female characters.

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