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  • Dropped Games #1: One Piece World Seeker

    Hello. I’m Benjamin Wagner, this is my blog and today I start a new series, so to speak. I play a lot of video games and have always had quite a lot of difficulty stopping, even when I’m not enjoying the product. But that stops now. I have decided that when a game gets too […]


  • Chef wa Meitantei is a show about nothing and a show about everything

    Hello. I’m Benjamin Wagner, this is my blog and today I solve the mystery of Chef wa Meitantei ( The Chef is a great detective). I have always been fond of detective media and mystery stories in general. Classic British Dramas such as New Tricks and Life On Mars as well as American Comedy Mysteries […]


  • Kena & The Bridge of Spirits is just a pretty face

    Hello, I’m Benjamin Wagner, this is my blog and today I wish I was as beautiful as Kena. Kena and the Bridge of Spirits, much like timeless beauty Hitomi Tanaka, is one hell of a looker. The importance of graphics in video games cannot be understated. Graphical prowess has always been a sign of progress […]


Microsoft is buying Activision and I think this is good.

Hello, I’m Benjamin Wagner, this is my blog and today I ponder a very important deal that could change the face of gaming… Or not. Who knows how this could play out but I am at least very interested in the news that was released today that Microsoft, peddlers of the Xbox and one of […]

Ramen Daisuki Koizumi San Live Action is short and sweet

Hello. I am Benjamin Wagner, this is my blog and today I dive into the deep and mysterious world of… ramen? Ramen is a Japanese noodle dish that, like many things we now associate with being Japanese, has origins in China. Alongside sushi and tempura, ramen is one of the most well known Japanese dishes […]

Anime Winter 2022 Season: First Episode Impressions

Hello, I’m Benjamin Wagner, this is my blog and today, I weeb out. I like anime. I have liked it for about 6 years at this point. Instead of writing individual reviews for each episode I’ve watched, (something I tried years ago and it damn near killed me), instead I’m going to be brief, share […]

Yuru Camp fits live action to a tee.

Hello. I am Benjamin Wagner, this is my blog and today I…get comfy. It’s fair to say that I am a fan of Yuru Camp. I have watched both seasons of the anime 3 times. I have read the manga in English twice and in Japanese three times. I even tried to purchase a Nadeshiko […]

Lake is an interactive vacation

Hello. I’m Benjamin Wagner, this is my blog and today I dream of living in a small American town next to the water. Much like the recently reviewed game The Gunk, I only started playing Lake because it was on Gamepass. Unlike The Gunk, I finished this game in one 5 and a half-hour sitting. […]

Yakuza 7: Like A Dragon proves that variety can be spice of life

Hello. I am Benjamin Wagner, this is my blog and today… I spend an inordinate amount of time playing around with the side stuff in an attempt to avoid reviewing the actual game of the day. The Yakuza series, much like Korean food, is something that many people have heard of but not a huge […]

I am addicted to food and I don’t know what to do

Hello. I’m Benjamin Wagner, this is my blog and today, I’m going to open up a little. For as long as I can remember, I have been fat. I have recently aged enough to be called ’27 years old’ and there isn’t a time that I haven’t been conscious about the state of my body. […]

The Best Games I have played in 2021

Hi, I’m Benjamin Wagner, this is my blog and today I… look back on possibly my most busy gaming year. I made a concerted effort to play more games than ever before in 2021. This was because my Switch collection was over 350 games and I was sick of having only played a fraction of […]

What is loneliness?

Hello, I’m Benjamin Wagner, this is my blog and today I come to you uncut and raw. Be prepared. Here I am, sitting by my laptop on Christmas Day in a house surrounded by my family. I speak to a friend in a foreign land and we chat and make merry. We speak often and […]

The Gunk is better than it sounds

Hello. I’m Benjamin Wagner, this is my blog and today I am well and truly surprised. The Gunk is a game that I would not have played if it weren’t on Xbox GamePass for PC. Having recently bought a decently powerful laptop, the world of games once foreign to me has opened up and I […]

The Ace Attorney Movie is wild, bonkers and mostly okay.

Hello. I’m Benjamin Wagner, this is my blog and today I pu- OBJECTION!!! The Ace Attorney series of video games are probably among the most consistently fun franchise I have experienced. Even the biggest names usually have a stinker at some point but Ace Attorney has kept knocking out quality courtroom battles for 20 years, […]

My Top 10 Switch Games (Psst, there are 17)

Hi, I’m Benjamin Wagner, this is my blog and today, I fill a gap. One look at the video game sphere of Youtubers will tell you that top-ten lists sell. They are not just fairly simple to put out, they inform the audience of the YouTubers tastes and, in turn, bring those with similar tastes […]

Homeraretai Boku no Mousou Gohan speaks to me.

Hi, I’m Benjamin Wagner, this is my blog and today, I feel a kinship with a lonely, lonely man. Homeraretai Boku no Mousou Gohan (loosely translated as I want to be praised: My illusionary meal) is a show based on a cookbook by a bass player in some moderately fun Japanese bands. Wada Masao was […]

Futari Ecchi (2011) is… Japanese.

Hello. I’m Benjamin Wagner, this is my blog and today I…. talk about topics in which I am unknowledgeable and unskilled. Futari Ecchi is, in my opinion, one of the most important manga of the 1990s. In a culture where sexuality and speaking about intercourse is often regarded as taboo, a manga that attempts to […]

Sonic Colours Ultimate is a bland, colourless slog

Hi. I’m Benjamin Wagner, this is the blog and today I… lament. I lament Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic the Hedgehog, much like Donald Trump, is a controversial figure. He has a core fanbase that would do anything to protect them, even if it involves tearing down those who dare ever speak out against the one […]

I couldn’t finish Returnal… And that’s okay.

Hi, I’m Benjamin Wagner, this is my blog and today I… admit defeat… I lost. I couldn’t do it. This game beat me. I persevered. I died. I improved. I died. I fought back once more. And then I died. It wasn’t enough. I wasn’t enough to beat the monster challenge that is Returnal. After […]

Omimi ni Aimashitara is music to my ears

Hi. I’m Benjamin Wagner, this is my blog and today I take a surprising interest in podcasting. I have in my life heard podcasts. I know what they are and that some of them, are popular. I listen to the Abroad in Japan Podcast and the Arlocast semi-regularly but don’t often dive in deep; preferring […]

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