(I am vaccinated and tested negative for COVID both after this convention, and very recently.)

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Dear Sega, Sega-AM2, Ryu ga Gotoku Studio, and anybody else whom it may concern:

Here is what it’s like to play Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown online right now.


Back when I was a teen and the Internet was less reliable, I used to read Animerica magazine to find out what was going on in Japanese anime, both here and across the ocean in Japan.

I specifically recall the very long title at the top of the Japanese sales…


When I started on Glass Mask I remarked on Twitter that I was about to begin on a “good old fashioned telenovela”. In American terms, a soap opera. Where do you draw the line between an ordinary melodrama and a soap? As an observer, I have come to conclude…


If you were on games social media recently, you might have noticed that the announcement of Melty Blood: Type-Lumina got a lot of old fighting game players very excited. I was just about jumping out of my seat for joy.

But what the hell is Melty Blood? Isn’t that…


Sega Toys, 2020 ($140)

Nobody has put quite so much into the recent “mini-console” trend as Sega. …


2020 sucked in every way, and I have had nothing but time during the lockdown. I bought a small mountain of Blu-Rays, mostly anime and tokusatsu series, that I haven’t even come close to making a dent in. One thing that was completely out for me was tragic or even…


I’m the kind of Sega lover who buys silly merchandise like polygon-accurate Virtua Fighter action figures and scale model kits of the Astro City arcade cabinet. After all, we love Sega for selling quirky products. …


Real Talk 2020: Things are rough for everyone right now. As a remote-working freelancer I’ve already started to lose work, so I’ve been keeping myself busy with personal projects like bringing dead freelance pitches back to life. …


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Real Talk 2020: Things are rough for everyone right now. As a remote-working freelancer I’ve already started to lose work, so I’ve been keeping myself busy with personal projects like bringing dead freelance pitches back to life. …

David Cabrera

Sooolar wind. Anime/games writer. Sometimes on @polygon? @Kawaiikochans is the sum of my efforts. Serious about stupid.

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