Hi! I'm Pete. I like games and anime, and used to work in the commercial games press before it sucked.
Wow, not checked in here for a while, apologies for the delayed response! Hello! How are you? And yes I have, albeit only the first Trails in the Sky. I have them all though, I just need to make some (a lot of) time for them, as I'd like to write about the[...]
I live there!
Online friends, yes. In real life, I try to get their interest -- particularly as some of them very obviously need distractions from stressful jobs and family life (several of them are new parents) -- but am not always particularly successful, despite me h[...]
Nope! I'd love to, though. I've developed such an interest in various aspects of Japanese culture through the popular entertainment I enjoy engaging with that I feel it would be fascinating to see it in the flesh. It would also be a good excuse to pull my[...]
I love anime but I don't find nearly as much time as I'd like to 1) watch and 2) write about it! If I can find time to, I'd definitely like to incorporate some anime reviews, though. If nothing else it's another branch of things I can write about when I do[...]
I haven't played Xenosaga yet, to my shame, so it has to be Xenogears by default at present. I do own all three Xenosagas, however, so I reserve the right to change my answer in the future... particularly if Bamco ever gives us that HD collection everyone[...]
If you know where to look and when.
That's a toughie, because I like different ones for different reasons. So I'll give two. In narrative terms, I'd say the Ar Tonelico series is an all-time favourite -- if I have to pick one, I'd say the second game. Mechanically, meanwhile, I think Xenobla[...]
After beating Blue Reflection last night, that's actually shot right up there. Anything by Gust or Falcom is good by me, with Nights of Azure, the Ar Tonelico series and Ys Origin being the ones that spring most readily to mind.
She's named after a Japanese teacher I had a few years back. She has green eyes, if that makes you feel better! :)
I prefer Amane in her entirety.
I haven't listened to a podcast for literally years now. I used to enjoy 1up Yours back in the day, not just for the family connection. Some friends I used to cast with also have a show called Too Old For This which will appeal to gentlemen over a certain[...]
Nepgear Nepgear Nepgear! Honorable mention to Amane from Grisaia, but Nepgear will always be my one true waifu.
Nights of Azure is definitely up there, as that presents a believable, subtly handled romance between the two heroines that isn't the main point of the game, but supports its overall atmosphere.
The visual novel Ne no Kami that I covered last year is also[...]