I’ll admit that when it comes to newsletters in my inbox, I usually glance over them. However, one managed to catch my eye today, the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia’s newsletter (JASGP for short). It was pretty hard missing the banner at the top: “Become a JASGP member, win […]

Live in Philly? Want a chance to go to Japan?

A special note about this post: The following review is cross-posted from Gemakei. While a review copy was provided, the thoughts that follow are entirely my own. Before I begin, I feel it is important to note that this review of Cyklus is based off playing it on an iPad 2. Cyklus […]

Cyklus: That Amazing Puzzle Game You’ve Never Heard Of

A special note about this post: The following review is cross-posted from Gemakei, where I am the Community Administrator. As a full disclaimer, a voucher for a free copy of the game to review it was provided by the developers, but this review was not commissioned. The thoughts that follow […]

Rainbow Moon: For Those Who Have Too Much Free Time

When ever I show my website to others, the first question I get is always “What’s the name supposed to mean?” Tonight, I’d like to finally set the records straight. I’ll begin with the story behind ai|inc, the parent company of The France Hopper Network. Back in the early 2000s, […]

The Stories Behind The Names

Awesome. Mind-blowing. Stunning. Incredible. All gross understatements. Describing the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses’ performance in Philadelphia may well be impossible to adequately do in just a single word. However, there are two things that are for sure: one, it was the best concert I’ve ever been two, […]

Dear Symphony of the Goddesses, Please Come Back to Philly

Yesterday, we celebrated an achievement for us. Today, we’d like to celebrate one just made by our friends at Zelda Reorchestrated. After many months of planning, today, ZREO announced the official recording date for the choir for Twilight Symphony. The recording will take place next month on Saturday, June 9th. […]

A Congratulations to Zelda Reorchestrated!

I can still hardly believe it as I write this, but as of today, both The France Hopper Network and ai|inc are now a year old. Last year, at 10:18pm edt, I quietly flipped the switch on what was started as a project to try to centralize everything I did on the […]

Celebrating Our First Birthday

Edit: As you may have likely guessed by now, this post was the April Fools Day joke for this year. We are not changing our name and the site has now been restored to normal. We will be continuing to update the site theme in phases that should be complete by the […]

Announcing Our New Name

Note: The following is cross-posted from Gemakei, where I am the Community Administrator. While the PlayStation Vita didn’t officially launch in the US until this past Wednesday, for those willing to fork out the extra cash, Sony offered a special First Edition Bundle. For $350, you got to enjoy a 3G […]

Review: Sony PlayStation Vita 1st Edition

Disclaimer: While I am friends with the producer of the tour, Jeron Moore, this post is being made entirely on my own will. He doesn’t even know this post is going up. In case you haven’t heard, and judging from Twitter’s reaction last night chances are you haven’t, The Legend […]

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses To Stop ...

As the final hours of 2011 slowly tick away, I thought I’d try to recap 2011 as it happened for me. Believe me, that’s pretty tough to do. Sure, there are a few highlights I can [vaguely] recall, but with twelve months, there’s got to be more than three or […]

2011: A Year of Beginnings and Endings

Back in October, I had the opportunity to spend a weekend in New York City attending the sixth annual New York Comic Con and Anime Festival, or NYCC/AF for short. Having attended last year as well, I already had expectations for the convention after an incredible year last year. This year, for […]

New York Comic Con and Anime Festival 2011