Will Square Enix’s Dragon Quest Walk have Microtransactions?

No mobile game has garnered an international player base as large as Niantic’s smash-hit Pokémon Go which allows players to walk around the real world and catch pokémon with the swipe of a finger. But what franchise has been alive and kicking even longer than Pokémon? You guessed it: Dragon Quest. Renamed as Dragon Warrior for the…

The Importance of Search Relevance (Lionbridge AI)

In my first-ever article for Lionbridge AI, I discuss how some of the world’s biggest companies like Amazon and eBay use the power of search relevance and recommendations to keep traffic and convert users into sales and repeat customers. The article briefly outlines how search engines work and how to improve search relevance through validation…

Top 4 Must-see Sci-Fi AI Films

From time travel to parallel dimensions and space exploration, the genre is full of interesting concepts and plot devices…

Films in Japan: Detective Pikachu Review (GaijinPot)

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is the film adaptation that I — and many other Pokémon fans — have been waiting for. The film is based on the Nintendo 3DS video game Detective Pikachu,which received generally positive reviews and an 8.2/10 rating on IGN. In true Pokémon Company fashion, the film is just as polished and well-produced as their countless video…

6 Hollywood Ripoffs of Japanese Anime and Manga (published on Gaijinpot)

With superhero film series like Spider Man and Batman done and redone to death, it’s become a cliche to say that Hollywood has run out of ideas. So what do you do when you run out of ideas? Get them from someone — or in Hollywood’s case — somewhere else. For many years now, Hollywood has been trying and mostly failing…