Benny Carrillo

Benny Carrillo
A gamer since the days of the NES and SNES and a reporter since 2015. This hat-wearing otaku loves niche Japanese games, but has a soft spot for visual novels, Super Robot Wars, Mega Man, yuri, and Nepgear. Benny has covered E3 and Anime Expo since 2015 and served as Operation Rainfall’s Visual Novel Manager. Now, this seasoned reporter spends his days trying to clear his epic backlog in between writing analytical articles and reviews.
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Valve Has a Problem with MangaGamer

What could Valve have against an all-ages yuri visual novel about learning to communicate? And why do they keep targeting MangaGamer?     DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that the following article contains a potentially NSFW image of two girls bathing.  Visual novels have always been an easily misunderstood genre…
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E3 2019: Five Takeaways from Microsoft’s Media Briefing

Microsoft’s annual E3 Media Briefing has come and gone. So, what stuck out in resident niche gamer Benny’s mind? You know, besides all the trailers. The annual media briefings that kick off E3 are something I look forward to each year. Watching them is a great way to get…

Five Companies That Should Buy Nippon Ichi Software

With its finances in peril, the Netherworld might just be up for sale soon. So, who might be interested in purchasing the developer of Disgaea?  Over the weekend, troubling reports of NIS America’s Japanese parent company, Nippon Ichi Software, not being able to pay its employees surfaced. Sure, NIS America…
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Super Robot Wars T Review (Switch)

Does the T in This Super-Sized SRPG Stand for “Take My Money” or “Throw It Away?”   Playing the Super Robot Wars franchise in English was thought to be nothing but a dream for the longest time. However, over the last four years, Bandai Namco Asia has made that…
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The Princess Guide Review (Switch)

Has NIS America Developed These Princesses for Great Victory or Epic Defeat?     The Princess Guide is a title from NIS America that I had been anticipating since its announcement. Mainly since it looked to have an eye-catching art style and seemed to be a bit quirky. Which…
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Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers Announced by NIS America for Fall of 2019

Nippon Ichi Software’s time-themed RPG is making a connection in the West later this year   Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers is the latest of Nippon Ichi Software’s titles to be localized NIS America, it’s US subsidiary. Destiny Connect has an interesting premise, though little is known about the game…

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