Sep 302011

Hey guys and welcome to the last entry in the special “Week of Mecha Monday!”  Friday’s article features a review of the OVA Gunpla Builders Beginnning G.  Hope you enjoy my review!

While attending the 1/1 RX-78-2 Gundam (built in 2009 to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the franchise) display event in Odaiba‘s Shiokaze Park, Haru Irei goes to the merchandise section to choose a Gunpla kit. When he fails to pick up the last available High Grade (HG) 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam kit, he discovers the HG 1/144 GPB-X80 Beginning Gundam and makes it his own. With his newly-assembled kit, Haru participates in Gunpla Battle, a virtual simulation game where players have their Gunpla models scanned and battle each other with them. Continue reading »

Sep 302011

Welcome to a very special Manic Movie Magic! Instead of reviewing a film today, I’m going to talk about a topic that bugged me even when I was young: terrible remakes, specifically international ones.

Amen, brother!

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Sep 302011

Finally. I’ve been waiting forever for this, the English release of Fate/Extra.  First announced this summer at Anime Expo by Siliconera’s liveblog from the Aksys panel, Fate/Extra will makes it’s English debut on November 1st.  Sure it comes a whole year after the Japanese release (July 22, 2010), but we’re still getting it.  Pre-orders are up on Amazon and EBGames for the regular and limited editions.  The limited edition comes with a cool Saber Nero package, artbook, and soundtrack.  Also, if you order through EBGames, you’ll receive a special 20 page magazine called Fate/the Fact. Although I loathe doing so, I will order through EBGames just so I can get that magazine.  I am a collector, through and through. Continue reading »

Sep 302011

I’m sure you comic fans have heard by now of some of the moar scandalous scenes in the New 52 run.  Silverwolf touched on it briefly in his recent review of Red Hood and the Outlaws #1, in which Starfire appears in a bikini.  Although he “railed against Starfire’s use as fan service, he won’t deny that she looked good.”  Here’s the scene in question:

Controversy also arose over the sex scene between Batman and Catwoman in Catwoman #1.  THE Fanboy SEO had a good article listing the pros and cons of the Catwoman issue.  Here’s the sex scene in all it’s glory:

Anyways, I just felt like posting this because I think it’s fucking awesome.  I’ve never been much of a DC fan, but these scenes have piqued my interest enough that I may pick up a few issues of the New 52 and see if the stories are actually good. Nonetheless, don’t expect any comic reviews from me.  Look to silverwolf for your comic fix.

Sep 302011

Ladies and gentleman, let the madness begin! On September 28th, Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition was made available in the DSi Shop and the 3DS eShop…for free! Anyone can download Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition for free until February 20th, 2012.  As detailed in this IGN article, Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition is no mere port of the GBA version; it’s got a ton of added features, which makes this game an absolute must-have.  For starters, Nintendo has added a whole new single-player campaign for those of you without any friends.  In the single-player adventure, you’re accompanied by another Link with a different color hat; you can switch between the two with the L or R buttons, and you can use the call button to warp the other one back should he stroll off too far. Continue reading »

Sep 302011

"Don't worry, launching before MW3 is clearly a better strategy."

Ladies and gentlemen, Battlefield 3! And here’s your host, Mr. 10th prestige himself, SIYM1207!

Hello everyone! How’s everyone doing tonight? Good? Good!

This is not a “first impressions” nor a “review” but since the beta is out I figured I would at least give it a go and tell you guys what I think about it. I’m not a Battlefield fan so I went into this a little skeptical considering my less than favorable history with the franchise’s hard-on for big maps and gun physics. Also, rather than just spout my blasphemy in typical paragraph/cunning-wordplay style, I decided to just run everyone through my thought process while playing the beta. So, without further ado, enjoy! Continue reading »