After editing like a madman, here it is… My Otakon photos are complete!
A few weeks ago, I had the luxury of going to the east coast’s biggest convention, Otakon, down in Baltimore, MD. How did it go? Find out!
Zombies have come to the public mind yet again. So I guess I’ll uh… I dunno give you guys a zombie article tonight
Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I am the Inverseman, bringing you dear readers, a fragment of my quintessential zombie survival guide. Now you may wonder, “Why, good sir, should we take your advice over the plethora of other zombie survival guides on our library shelves?” An excellent question! That’s because I have the one thing other zombie guide writers lack, firsthand zombie-handling experience! It is one matter to say, know how to drive an automobile, but it is a completely different matter to have been the one who created it! Anyone would surmise to say the same procedure applies to zombies as well! So let’s get started.
I’ll eat my hat if someone, especially some teenage kid, has not suggested “who would win in a fight between Link and Lloyd Irving”. I’ll eat it, right here, man. It’s only natural.
There’s a wide list of games we’re looking forward to as “next-gen”. Some don’t seem to be coming anytime soon, like FFXIII Versus and others are so far flung into the future that we only have a tentative name. Tonight, the brand-spanking new Smash Bros. is on our plate of future-ware so let’s sink our teeth in.
The Inverseman goes international to continue his warpath of conquest of the human world but he took a wrong turn and ended up in an anime convention.
Last week I had the pleasure of going all the way up to Toronto for Anime North 2012, and I gotta say, Canada doesn’t skimp out on their cons. Maybe it’s because of the huge Asian population in Toronto? Let’s dive in eh?
Is it possible to actually “go for the horn” in real life?
Howdy y’all, the Inverseman here with a little piece on Pokemon. A few nights ago some pals and I were talking about the Pokemon type charts. The type chart actually makes a lot of sense, even in the spots that always seem weird like fighting, psychic, and dark.
Stand and draw! In an alternate dimension my Singaporean self waits with baited breath for the newest Vanguard cards to get translated from Japanese.
The Inverseman here tonight with a hands-on look at Cardfight Vanguard with a certain Silverwolf assisting with the testing. If you all remember my post on card games in comparison, I finally got a chance to snag CFV starter decks to test out thanks to Bushiroad and their localization team all the way in Singapore, where the English dub of the kids’ anime is currently airing. So let’s dive in.
So it’s 2007 or 2008 and you’re some teenager in a DVD store or browsing Amazon for anime. Another month of part-time jobs and hard-earned allowance is about to vanish in a heartbeat. You take out your wallet and before your eyes is a grand box, $40 flies out of your hands either digitally or physically and here it comes. The decorated display box is filled with all sorts of trinkets. OST CDs, a shirt, a body-pillow cover, pencilboards, and even some cosplay props! Oh yeah, the DVD is there too of course, but it’s only the first four or five episodes. The empty space in the display box is lonely, begging for more, pleading for further financial transactions. Oh well. One down, three to go.
Evening, ladies and gents, the Inverseman here to talk about everyone’s favorite elephant in the room, the DVD industry. Do we need it? How have times changed? How have they stayed the same? It all starts with about five or so years ago, in an ancient time.
A new game has been released in Japan. Of course there exists at least one person somewhere outside the country that wants the game to be localized. But not every game makes the cut. Nevertheless, you will see the umpteenth Naruto or Dragonball game (or to a lesser extent One Piece or Bleach) from your friends at Bandai-Namco
Hello ladies and gentlemen, the Inverseman here discussing games, anime, and business tonight. Certainly, there’s no sense in bringing a game when it seems nobody will buy it, but gamers know a good thing when they see it. While Kyosuke’s Kendo Showdown Wii at the Lawson’s 500 yen bin won’t ever see Stateside, there is more than good reason to ensure Xenoblade Chronicles (BUY IT!), The Last Story (Coming soon!), and Pandora’s Tower make it over here. But what do we do about the cash-in anime-based game? Especially one about a popular series? What makes a game of this nature a worthy buy or another bargain bin title?
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Forget politics, apparently, this is one lesson the entertainment industry needs to learn.
Springboarding off Fenrir’s post, the resident Pokemon “expert” will lend his opinion. Okay, so you’ve got feudal era Japan and Pokemon together; how is this not a recipe for awesome? Koei and Game Freak team up to bring one tactical RPG to another RPG of great strategy. The only thing that could make this game better would be a hack-n-slash with horse-kicking (or I guess Rapidash for this case) action. It’s over the top, it’s campy, and…it’s a huge hook for an unlikely crowd.