Miyazaki at San Diego Comic-Con 2009 →
Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki will be heading to California in July appearing for the first time ever at San Diego’s Comic Con International next month. For those of you lucky goers attending this year’s sold-out convention, you’ll get to see a sneak preview of a few clips from Ponyo at the convention before it is released here in the US on August 14. Click the link...
iPhone 3.0 + Tumblr: almost, but not quite
Say it with me: Cut and Paste is the most versatile feature to come to the iPhone. Ever. Yes, it took forever to arrive, but now it’s here dammit, and it’s time to make some good use of it. Since the release of iPhone OS 3.0 and my subsequent purchase of a 3GS (Yes, I’m a sucker for new gear, so sue me), I have been spending a lot of my downtime exploring what the new OS...
Soma's Toy Tuesday: Final Fantasy XIII Play Arts
Like a lot of people I’m insanely excited for Final Fantasy XIII, though it may be for strange reasons. Yes, one of my main reasons for wanting to play this game is for Sazh Katzroy and the amazing chocobo that lives in his afro. But anywho, that’s not what we’re here to talk about, we’re here to see the new toys that have been revealed. There were four that were shown...
Chrome Shelled Regios: Season 1
Subtitle: “Swallow that #@%!ing bowling ball!” I picked up this series at the tail end of the winter season because the bloggers that I was following at the time all picked it up. This series is what happens when people watch Ergo Proxy and decide that the problem with that series was that it A) was too visually interesting and B) needed to have a more complex plot. That said,...
Mini-Review: My Brute for iPhone
If you’re into social “MMO” type games, the iPhone or iPod Touch are about as good a platform as you’ll find for your genre. Unfortunately, the kind of social games the App Store is awash with tend to be poorly-concealed clones of old staples like iMob, iMafia, iKnights, Vampires, Zombies and so on - barely more than re-skinnings of bug ridden leveling games based on little...
Eden of the East Movies Greenlit (ANN) →
All I have to say is: WOOOOO!!!!!
Soma's Toy Tuesday: Samus Phazon Suit
Today on Toy Tuesday I would like to talk about the Samus Phazon Suit statue by First 4 Figures. First off, I would like to say that this is one amazing piece. Samus is a character from a popular video game franchise called Metroid. This version of Samus is from Metroid Prime. I love how dramatic Samus is posed, almost looks like she could really be blasting her cannon off. Just when you think it...
Monday Fail Round-Up
I’m not sure what’s wrong with the interwebs today, but I couldn’t help detecting a higher and usual fail ratio in the ebb and flow of today’s news inanity. I will therefore take up the role of grumpy old man, and list them here for your perusal. HipHopGamer finds a way to use the term “Killzone” to boost views to a completely pointless article which can be...
The Return of Futurama →
Couldn’t help but reblog my own post… besides, it’s FUTURAMA! -spamula27 It has been six (6) years since new Futurama episodes have been aired and even with four (4) straight-to-DVD films that flow right into our hands just to continue the epic story with Fry, Leela, Bender, Professor Farnsworth, Zoidberg, Amy, Hermes, and of course Brannigan, Kif and Leela’s pet Nibbler, it...
You Only Have One Month...
to watch Spice and Wolf Season 1, before season 2 comes out in July (first episode airing July 9th). I would have waited longer to mention it, but with K-ON!, Haruhi, Higashi no Eden, and whatever else you’re watching you might forget. That and I can’t contain my exictement.
E3 - Project Natal and Top 5 Demos/Trailers
I managed to catch all of the press conferences during the course of the week. The shows definitely packed more of a punch this year than last. Overall, presentations were more abundant, flashier and entertaining. When it came to the Big 3, I felt Microsoft came away a huge winner. They focused on more than just the normal game reveals for this year or next, they’ve sought out to change the...
Hayate no Gotoku!!
The title screen is seriously the most normal thing in the show Hayate no Gotoku!! is either full of all of the things that make people hate anime, or a pleasant harem anime full of quality references and non-sequitur humor. I did not watch the first season and I miss more references than I should, but I still like this show a great deal. I started watching this show because I am slave to both...
Bamboo Blade, Volume 1
As I was perusing the manga aisle of my local Borders, I noticed a particular book whose cover sparked my interest. On a total whim, I purchased the book without a second thought. The title of the book seemed innocuous enough - Bamboo Blade. Gleaning what I could off of the back cover synopsis, I dove in and found myself pleasantly surprised. The book goes to show you that in the multi-faceted...
Follow the latest on E3 '09
This year’s E3 holds many a promise. Secret Microsoft demos, unexplained early starts hinting at groundbreaking announcements (or possibly an expectation of bad time keeping), leaks galore for some of our favourite gaming franchises and a massive, towering pile of garbage. With so much going on, it’s important for the clued-up gentleman gamer to have at hand the latest sources of...