Monday, December 29, 2008

Legend of Chun Li trailer

Oddly enough, looks good to me. Still rather annoyed at the white girl playing her, (No Asian Actresses in all of Asia could play Chun Li? Wut? I shouldn't complain, she's half Chinese) HOWEVER, I think the trailer looks ok. Very HK Cinema.


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays from Marvel

Click here to see Marvel's cute Holiday greeting card.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Kanye West Parody

Kevin Pereira and some friends make a Kanye style song & video. Very funny. Found via KP's Twitter stream.


8 Bit Christmas Goodness


Classic Christmas Songs in the Style of Classic NES Games
. This full release contains 18 tracks total.

And it's available as a a free download. Is there really anything more that needs to be said?

originally found on Destructoid

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Majel Barret Roddenberry Passes Away


My heart broke a little bit with this news.

Majel Barret-Roddenberry, (widow of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry) died Thursday Dec. 18 due to Leukemia.

Roddenberry was involved in the "Star Trek" universe for more than four decades.

Personally, I really enjoyed her role as in Star Trek: The Next Generation as the Betazoid Ambassador Lwaxana Troi, mother of ship's counselor Deanna Troi.

She will be missed.

expanded details and anecdotes here at Yahoo and here at Telegraph.co.uk William Shatner remembers her as well on his video blog.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Santa Penguins



oh gawd, they jingle! *_*

(originally found at Japan Probe)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Kuroshitsuji DS Game


Destructoid reports that the wonderful anime, Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) is going to get it's own DS game.

Square Enix owns the rights to the show, so I have high hopes that it will be very cool, not that it will ever be released anywhere outside of Japan. However, I can always keep a dim hope of playing dish washing minigames.

Read the entire article here.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Wolverine Origins Trailer Out


So, if you are like me and didn't sit through The Day The Earth Stood Still, then you missed the Wolverine Origins trailer. Until today. Trailer is up and good quality. You can view it on myspace (and it looks like Facebook as well) if you add X-Men Origins as a friend. Tacky, but worth it, I'd say. Go to myspace.com/x-menorigins to take a peek.

The official W:O site will be http://www.x-menorigins.com/

(ps that is Emma Frost in there, I don't care what you say)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

She Hulk : Cosmic Collision

In a strange twist of Marvel though processes, She Hulk got a one shot, double sized book after her regular ongoing series was announced to be canceled. It's called She Hulk : Cosmic Collision. It features the Lady Liberators and is full of awesome.

Oddly enough, it's written by Peter David who has previously put Shulkie on the emo train. This book takes her back to a more positive place (although it has sad bits). It's She Hulk as it should be and frankly, a bit of a slap in the face to fans. It's like PAD is saying 'I was always capable of writing in this style, I just chose not to'. Thanks PAD, show us how great it could have been before you dump us.

Muppets Christmas

Is that Jessica Alba? First Sue Storm now Muppets? Awesome.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Samurai Showdown Anthology Delay



Samurai Showdown Anthology was initially due to drop in stores in December. However, when I double checked today, it wasn't even on EB Games website. A quick Google search shows me that the date has been pushed back to either 2/24/2009 as seen here - or just a generic 2009. I was looking forward to playing all 7 games and not buying them individually on the Virtual Console. Now I get to wait. Again.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Superhero Sackgirl?

I saw this ad on Kotaku for LBP and thought that their purple haired/giant scar laden sackgirl reminded me of someone....

click to enlarge

What do you think?

Monday, December 1, 2008

Mario Kart Love Song






Wonderful. *_*;



originally found at Kotaku

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tatsunoko vs Capcom footage

Crikey!

Chun Li & Morrigan vs Gold Lightan



originally found at Wii Fanboy

She Hulk Canclled


Again.

I place the blame firmly on PAD's awful run on this book. She Hulk: Emo Bounty Hunter never worked. If it takes cancellation to de-emo-fy her, then so be it.

Some epic information and rage here. Initially found at When Fangirls Attack.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Tacky/ Wonderful Blue GH guitar


HSN.com is selling a "Hero ezGear" guitar. Works with Guitar Hero and Rock Band. I have no idea if it's worth a damn either way, but the blue is rather pretty isn't it?

ezGear ezJam guitar
Yours for 70 bucks.

(or at ezgear.com for 56 dollars. Tricky HSN!)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Double Blind Character Selection


OMYGAH WHY DOESN'T SOUL CALIBUR 4 HAVE THIS?!

Okay I am done shouting now - Destructoid posted a link to Sirlin.net with all the new features implemented in Street Fighter HD Remix. It's a great list and there are things that all online fighters should have. (like double blind character selection, Soul Calibur!!)

Read it all here.

By the way, if you are wondering wth double blind character selection is, it's this (from the article)
7) Double-blind character selection online. When you’re playing online, don’t you hate it when your opponent refuses to pick a character until the last possible moment because he’s trying to make you pick first? He wants to see who you pick so he can pick the best character to beat yours. In HD Remix, all online play has double-blind character selection. That means that you cannot see who your opponent picked or even where his character selection box is until both of you finish picking your characters. Now there’s no reason to stall on this screen, you might as well just pick your character right away.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Delicious, warm bento ^_^


Akibanana posts a cool new bento box with a warmer inside of it! Better yet, it has a USB plug so you can plug it in to your desktop at work. This is epic!

Thanko Bento Box

via Akibanana - probably nsfw.

Rogue Reappears in XMen Legacy

FINALLY.

Interview at Newsarama.com with Mike Carey on the return of Rogue and how she interacts with Xaiver and an attempt to control her powers. Hope this arc is good. I am hopeful.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Misa Misa on the Brain? (Maria from Castlevania Judgement)

found on Destructoid.

Maria is jealous of all the other girls giant breasts. Maybe she turned a little stupid from looking so much like Misa Misa.



Also, her voice actress sounds SO familiar. I want to say it's the same voice actress from Soul Calibur 4, who voices Xianghua.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Ozzy Makes Good Commercials

I thought the Samsung one was great, but the WOW one is awesome too.




Epic Geek Proposal

Wow, getting Yoshitaka Amano (to design the ring) and Nobuo Uematsu (proposal music) to assist in your wedding proposal is probably the most epic setup ever. James Mielke, of 1up.com did just this. Dang. Details in the links below.

1Up article - Kotaku article
James' 1Up blog with all the details

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Castlevania Judgment Launch Trailer

Everyone is already proclaiming this game will stink. It's not likely to be the next Soul Calibur, however that does not mean it won't be fun. There are crummy fighting games that are quite fun (Bloody Roar, anyone?) I won't write this game off yet.

This trailer is beautiful. The music is wonderful. The character designs I am not sold on, but I'm biased because I'm not a fan of Death Note artist Takeshi Obata.



Click here if you'd prefer the higher res versions that G4 has to offer.

MK vs DC G4 review

It gives Wonder Woman the rage.

G4's X Play has reviewed Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe. It's just about what I expected. Good to hear that the fighting is a little smoother.

The video didn't want to embed soooo, click this link.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Freezepop

in honor of the cold (to me) weather in Florida, I give you the new Freezepop (Freeze, see what I did there?) video, Frontload. (also because I just found it on Destructoid) It occurs to me that had this band existed in the 80s, they'd be selling out arenas.

Of note: in the search tags the term Rockband is used. DLC? Likely! Free? Hopefully! Conjecture? Absolutely!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Yahtzee reviews Fable II

speaks for itself, really.



Here's the link if the video decides not to work.

first the birds, now the Beetle


More internet rumblings confirmed....Blue Beetle is getting canceled.

Okay, so that's two DC books that I read down, two to go (Trinity & Wonder Woman).
Apparently DC books that aren't epic space operas are left to die. HARSH.

The good news is that Jaimie will still be the current Blue Beetle. The other good news is that Barbara Gordon will be getting an Oracle miniseries after BoP's death.
Small favors I guess.

sources: newsarama & DC Comics message boards.
Read the newsarama article, there's a lot of details in there about...well, everything.

edit: it seems that Manhunter got the boot as well, right after the relaunch. Crikey.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My World, My Way trailer

Atlus just sent out an email to their faithful with a trailer for what looks to be a fun new DS game. I think they get my dollars again. It seems to be full of win.

from the email:
"Attention, please! I am sick of RPGs with gender-confused boy heroes with their spikey hair and ginormous swords living out an absurd ultimate fantasy. Is having your village burn down all you really need to be a champion? And a scar on your face is supposed to make you... What, dark and brooding? Try uncoordinated.

"In My World, My Way, I can change the landscape when it doesn't suit me, make monsters give me more money, and always take the first turn in battle. I can also make enemies go away if I don't feel like fighting, shut down their magic abilities, and even make quests solve themselves. Sure, other RPGs let you explore lands and fight monsters, but how many of them let you change the world around you?





Monday, November 10, 2008

My Favorite Rose...


My friends were discussing this via email the other day, when Cammy was finally verified to be in SFIV. Freyhon wondered if Rose was going to be added. I had hopes for Rose, but expected nothing. Well, Pushing Play was on the Shoryuken forums and found what seems to be photo evidence of Rose! I can't play her worth a darn anymore but I'd definitely put the time in to learn her fighting style again.

original article here

Saturday, November 8, 2008

RIP, BoP



The Onion's AV club verifies some rumblings I have heard around the internet (and apparently on an episode of AotS I missed) that Birds of Prey, Nightwing and Robin are all getting canceled. I'm hoping this is a gimmick for RIP and drops new issue #1s for people to jump in on. I think BoP was already cancelled once, so I can't lose hope yet.

source: Onion AV club

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Where Did I Go? (tl;dr)

Not news for the most part. Skip if you need to.



So, what happened to me? Well, life got in the way in a major way.

First my Dell laptop died right after the warranty expired. They wanted 300 dollars to extend it a year and I thought that was unreasonable. (I still do). After that I ended up in a long process of trying to get it repaired, in the end after lots and lots of driving to the repair shop an hour away, the Dell breathed it's last. It has since been replaced by a wonderful (knock on wood) little HP G60 120US Notebook PC (with a two year warranty from Office Depot). In other news, there's been some illness in the family (which I'd prefer not to go into detail about) as well as flu season deciding to kick my butt. Twice. I am currently fighting Round Two of a sinus cold. Round one was about a month ago. Additionally, my classes are a bit of a pain right now as well. Very intense. I am attempting to graduate and was told on Monday that there was a class that they will not waive, after they previously said they would. I am going to continue to fight this.


So, that's the personal crap. Regarding the blog itself, an industry insider was on Twitter, tweeting about how many blogs are useless because they just repost news found elsewhere. He wasn't talking about me specifically, but it definitely applies. However, I have no inside sources so I can't really give you any original news. I am more of a spaghetti strainer of geek information. I try to bring you stuff that's relevant without wading through all the stuff that's not as interesting or fun. Does the world need another personal blog? Should I change my format? I am still not sure. I will probably keep it as is for now. However, it's always in the back of my mind.


In geek news, it's really been a wonderful time. Comics have been great recently, with the notable exception of Greg Land working on Uncanny X-Men. Ugh, that guy. It's a shame because there is some really wonderful writing going on and the return of the Hellfire Club makes me one happy fangirl.


I'm broke as a joke, but I found the amazing PaperbackSwap.com and traded away some novels and used my points for my manga fix. I've found new series that I probably would have skipped over in the store and got started on the Trinity Blood light novels. I recommend this site HIGHLY. It has been a great experience.


I go through geek phases and while my SO tells me I am firmly lodged in the 'comic book geek' category, I have really come back into being a gamer lately. This is in no small part to Izuna 2 and Lego Batman being made of pure win. Also I got an original X-Box for my birthday. I had missed that console entirely so I am going back and checking out all the exclusives (on the cheap!) that I missed. It's so cool to walk out of Gamestop with 4 games and only having spent 12 bucks. (plus 5 credit). A friend told me about a website called The Backloggery – it tracks what games you are playing, what you've beat, and the like. I am hanging around there a lot these days. They run live streams on Wednesdays and Sundays. So far the community is very cool and not clique-ish. Also highly recommended. My personal backlog is woefully incomplete, but I work on it when I can.


So, that's where I have been and where I am. I expect things to stay pretty intense/interesting through December. I will do my best to be more vigilant on my blog. For those that hung around, thanks for your patience.

- EG.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Birthday!

It's mah birthday. Time for dancing!



(real post later)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Iron Man Bobble Head

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The local Blockbuster (and likely all Blockbuster stores nationwide) is offering an Iron Man bobble head as a 'gift' when you put 10 dollars down on an Iron Man preorder. If you were going to pick this up on the first day of release, you might as well get it at Blockbuster for the extra swag.

 

Official release date for the DVD is Sept. 30.

(as usual, sorry for the poor cell phone camera quality)

Stalk AotS online

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I can't recall where I found this (in my cold medicine fueled haze) but the end result is the same! Turns out that the hosts of G4 TV's Attack of the Show have blogs (that are updated frequently) as well as Twitter accounts. So, add em on to your Flist and see what they are up to at 3am.

Kevin Pereira
KevinPereira.com - Blog
Twitter

Olivia Munn
HeyOlivia.com - Blog
Twitter

Attack of the Show official site

Friday, September 12, 2008

Link Drop - Seasonal Allergy Edition

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Hi folks, how the time flies - or more accurately, how I lose days when I have sinusitis. @_@ Anyway, let's dig through the old google notebook and see what goodies are in there....let's see here. Hm!

 

Domo-kun will be the Halloween mascot for Target stores
via ANN

A Zero Punctuation style animated short explaining why GameStop is evil. As a previous employee (Asst mgr!) this was relevant to my interests. However, his enunciation needs work.
via Kotaku

Run Neo-Geo games on your DS. Or just skip all the painful bits and buy a Neo Geo Pocket.
via DS fanboy & Play Asia

You can also Twitter on your DS. In Spanish, that is.
via: Gamer Tell

Large Hadron Collider rap. 'Nuff said.
via Wired

You too can download the annoying song in the Mercenaries 2 commercial!

Minami-ke season 3 on the way! Please be more like season 1 (funny) than season 2 (not funny at all)
via ANN

Yet another Ignis figure I'd love to have.
via Kid Nemo

Old but relevant news: There's going to be a Justice League Arcade game.
via insert credit

One last push if you haven't pre-ordered Lego Batman (WHY!?) - Topless Robot reveals Alfred as a playable character.

 

All right, that's all I got for you. It's time for my cold meds and a nap. ~_~ <ZZzzzz)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

AMV - More than Enough

I'm not a fan of this anime, but the AMV is good and the song gets lodged in your head.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Luigi's Revenge!

The Japanese Super Mario Strikers Commercial. The ending makes it great.

and the winners are...


Marvel Twitter Survey Results for favorite animal-themed character: 1. Wolfsbane, 2. Rhino, 3. Spider-Man/Black Panther/Squirrel Girl (tie)

That was unexpected! w00t! I had hopes she'd place, but never thought she'd win!

Marvel Universe Bio of Wolfsbane

Alan Ball, don't make Sookie a ho, kthx-

Yahoo TV wrote a nice little article about True Blood, a series I have obviously  been looking forward to. It worries me a little though.  It seems that Alan Ball, the producer and person that adapted the books to tv, has decided to sex it up a bit.

episode101_003I've read the first six books, I am pretty familiar with Sookie's Bon Temps. (the small town where she lives) I understand that Sookie's brother Jason has always been a himbo, but do they need to slut it up so much with Sookie and Bill? It's true the attraction was always there for those two, but it was more of an intrigue with Sookie, as she can't read vampire thoughts for whatever reason, and Bill's silence was a treat.

From the article:

"True Blood" also pushes the content boundaries of premium cable, with plenty of extravagantly gushing arteries and over-the-top bedroom antics to rival Showtime's "Californication" -- all mixed with a good dose of Southern gothic goofiness.

"The books are violent and that's part of the appeal," he says. "It's visceral and predatory and unapologetically sexual. And it's unapologetically romantic in the sense of an old-fashioned romance novel."

The Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire series aren't supposed to emulate the massive amounts of smut that the Laurell K Hamilton books have turned into. (which is really too bad because the first few were great). Sookie gets laid, sure - but not a lot and not right off the bat.

Like I said, I worry.

(image taken from true-blood.net)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Animal Themed Marvel Characters


I am really digging Marvel's Twitter Surveys (and not just the ones I think up! Heh!) The most recent Twitter survey is as follows:

Who's your favorite animal-themed Marvel character (not just named after an animal like Wolverine)?

Thery're tying this in with their 'Take 10' list. Now, Wolverine and/or Spiderman are likely to win, but let's think outside of the box shall we? I voted Wolfsbane. (hell yesh!)

As usual, Marvel's Twitter feed is here if you want to vote too.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My Aquarium Update


So, I mentioned small fish being a bit too small on My Aquarium. Well, I set the tank to run while I printed a couple things and if you just leave it to run, the 'game' will pick a random fish to focus on, zoom in and follow him around for a little while, then switch to another fish. That's cool! I can see the details in my tiny danios and tetras now. Best 5 dollar expenditure ever.

Picture taken from official site.
I don't currently have any Angelfish in my tank.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Infinite Mario Kart item hack

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Nintendo Wii Fanboy posted a video showing a player with infinite blue shells. I clicked on it to see the related videos. I thought the blue shell hack was only for blue shells. However, I found videos for infinite Bullet Bills as well as Infinite Lightning. Obviously, these are hacks.  I am personally not a fan of hacks. I play to have fun, not for the singular goal of winning everything evar omg.

The hacks come through a program called Ocarina, which in turn is located in a hack channel called The Homebrew Channel. I thought about linking to these sites but I'm not a huge fan of Wii hacking/modding, so I'm just going to say Google it if you must.

Image from Penny Arcade

My Aquarium on the VC

Just found out that My Aquarium dropped for the VC and picked it up immediately. This is my kind of download. I can't really keep a real aquarium in the house, so I'm happy with a virtual one.

The small fish are very small on the screen, but after watching the trailer (below) I see that they are most likely fry (baby fish) that I need to feed so they can grow. There are a bunch of 'locked' fish that I can't see yet, so game-like aspects have been attached onto the download. I look forward to relaxing and watching my fish grow.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Marvel Likes My Survey Suggestion

Haha!

Well, me and a gentleman by the name of Mike thought up the same survey question for Marvel's Twitter Survey.

Who is your favorite X-Men member who's NOT Wolverine?

Now don't get me wrong, I love Wolvie. However, asking 'favorite X-Man' to the internet is kind of a foregone conclusion. Naturally, I responded with Rogue.

Marvel's Twitter feed is here if you'd like to add your response. (Twitter acct needed ^^)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Ramen!!!


Randomly searching around Wakachan (pretty much the more well organized cousin of 4chan - although still full of NSFW images) I found that August 25th (today) is Instant Ramen's 50th birthday! Thanks Anonymous!


From Momofuku Ando's wikipedia page:

With Japan still suffering from a shortage of food in the post-war era, the Ministry of Health tried to encourage people to eat bread made from wheat flour that was supplied by the United States. Ando wondered why bread was recommended instead of noodles, which were more familiar to Japanese people. The Ministry's response was that noodle companies were too small and unstable to satisfy supply needs, so Ando decided to develop the production of noodles by himself. The experience convinced him that "Peace will come to the world when the people have enough to eat."

On August 25, 1958,
at the age of 48, and after months of trial and error experimentation to perfect his flash-frying method, Ando marketed the first package of precooked instant noodles. Called Chikin Ramen (チキンラーメン, Chikin Ramen?), after the original chicken flavour.

Proper True Blood trailer



First I found out they were making a TV series of a book series I enjoy. Then, Anna Paquin is cast as the main character. Then I spy with my little...uh...ear (work with me here people!) a Concrete Blonde song in the trailer. (starts at 1:14 and ends at 1:42 if you're wondering) I don't know if they could cater to me any more if they tried. The song was Bloodletting, naturally.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Lego Batman Keychain Promo


Just found out the other day while wandering in to Gamestop, that there is a promotional offer for Lego Batman preorders. If you pre order the game (which looks to be full of wonderful and awesome) you get one of four Lego Batman keychains. the options are Batman, Robin, Joker and Catwoman. My local Gamestop said they could not get a specific keychain for me, but went ahead and put a note in the computer for a Catwoman anyway. Odds are, if you get in early to pick it up, then your odds of picking a keychain go up dramatically. So, MORE incentive to pick up Lego Batman. *sigh*

Gamestop site with preorder info
EBGames site with preorder info

Also of major note, the PS2 version of the game is $29.99, while the 360, Wii and PS3 versions are $49.99. I only have a Wii & a PS2 so it was a tough call. Save money and risk waggle controls or have faith in the Wiimote...











photo credit: top photo from my cell phone camera (best it's ever taken!)
bottom photo from EBGames.com

Thanks for Nothing, DC

So, I was telling a friend about the upcoming Secret Six ongoing series and went to DC to check any info they had. They have info all right - the first three covers. The issue 3 cover has the 'secret' addition to the team that Gail Simone has been incredibly tight lipped about. So yeah, spoilers. Bummer. I wanted the mystery. If you want to spoil it for yourself, go here. If not, avoid previews for a bit.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

True Blood

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The viral marketing campaign for HBO's new show True Blood is in full swing. True Blood is based on Charlaine Harris' 'Southern Vampire' mystery series. The main character, Sookie Stackhouse is played by Anna Paquin. (still catering to the geeks, and I love her for it!) True Blood starts Sunday, September 7th at 9pm.

Blood Copy - "News" on vampires in Bon Temps, Louisiana and community concern.

Love Bitten - Vampire Dating site

Tru Beverage - Synthetic blood beverage for your bloodsucking buddies.

photo from True-Blood.net

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

No Fay, No Rain

Fay has decided she can't be arsed with Tampa Bay. No rain, but I'm staying at home and messing around in the kitchen anyway.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Back...with a small delay

I've returned, but now I'm in a bit of a holding pattern, watching to see where Hurricane Fay is going. More posts later (possibly tomorrow). Power willing - I'll likely be stuck at home surfing the internet.


Friday, August 15, 2008

Away From Blog


be back Sunday evening. Yall be good. :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

X-Men Arcade Game

Got to play this the other day at a local arcade (yes, there are one or two left).Good times.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Blog Drop - Japan-esque Edition

geki copy

Some news that may amuse you. Or horrify you, either way.

Marvel is printing a mini-series called Big Hero Six. They're "Japan's top heroes" (ssh, no one tell any of the Super Sentai groups).

Their names/powers are as follows:

Hiro (the most brilliant mind in Japan), Baymax (his reliable synthetic entity), Honey Lemon (with her super-powered purse), and Gogo Tomago (an unstoppable explosive ball of energy)!

Gogo Tamago? Like, Gogo Egg?

I suppose after watching Sorcerer Hunters that I should be used to food names. No worse than Carrot Glaces or Chocolate Misu I suppose.

But not the tomato, it's mine.

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In other news, ANN reports that Kamen no Maid guy volume 9 will bundle with a dvd with one episode that was essentially "too hot for tv". As you may have guessed (clever you), it's the essential hot springs vacation episode.

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Kotobukiya is getting their chocolate in Marvel's peanut butter by releasing busts of Scott and Alex Summers, better known as Cyclops and Havok. $79.99 USD per bust if you're interested.
source: Kid Nemo Co.

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In one last Japanese-y moment, allow me to present to you some contact lenses that will make you look more like an anime character (and creep the hell out of people you stare at)
source: Inventor Spot

Monday, August 4, 2008

Blog Drop - Posting about Marvel edition.

Marvel comics are all over the place. All over the internets of late as well.

Being all over said intertubes, they've joined the Twitter bandwagon.

Marvel editor tries to take over DC comics offices (but did they have a flag?)

This rant at io9 about the Dodson cover for Uncanny 500 gives me the rage. There are times to complain about how women are portrayed in comics and then there is randomly pulling stuff out of your bum. Stuff like this is why people think that when legitimate complaints are made, they are ignored or mocked. Thanks for continuing to cry wolf!

X- Men Milestones on Marvel Digital Comics

Does Cyclops need to be put in the psych ward? A fun comics "news" story

Some of the cooler cosplayers at San Diego Comic Con (from Agent M's twitpics)
Dazzler
Black Queen

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Izuna 2 poster - posted


Put up my Izuna poster. (with a little help from the Ogre ears I got at Universal)

I really need to Windex that mirror 0_o;

Friday, August 1, 2008

XPlay Likes Izuna!


Good times! And here I thought they'd poo-poo it because of it's graphics and the fact that it's a dungeon crawler.

Video here (it doesn't want to embed)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Lego Batman : Nightwing

Goku called, he wants his hairdo back XD


Shopping at MetroCon

nabiki_dollars Proper MetroCon report later, but for now I'll share the URLs of some of the booths that I shopped at. Give them your dollars!

My dollars went here mostly:

Haunted House - got a flipping wonderful commission from these ladies. It makes my eyes go *_* 13 shades of awesome, to be sure.

Anime Pagoda - picked up a cute little Sango-chan pin. Miroku was soooold out.

The Dark Side - got a UFS Chun Li starter deck and 10 packs of boosters (on sale for a dollah!)

Armada Games - didn't do much shopping at the booth, but they're super cool, my friends love them and I plan on visiting the store.

ello studios - got the cutest Wolverine plushie that I pawed on all day Saturday.

Kandy Girl Designs - got some buttons for me and the SO. Nice girls, they dig comics and gaming, like ME.

Nihonzashi - Japanese swordsmanship - Equipment, Supplies, Service and Training. Not going to lie, I can't afford their swords. But if you can, they are of very high quality.

Artists:

Tofu Pimp - These girls are great artists, wonderful table neighbors and cute Sailor Moon cosplayers. Love them.

Unlazy - Another great artist in Artist's Alley

Kay Monster - my friend got a great sketch of all of the Flashes over the ages. Cool chickie!

Manganaise - a young artist with a great future. She won some stuff from the Tampa Bay Anime raffle. We snagged some stickers. Urd for me, Hinata Hyuga (edit: not Sakura as previously posted) for the SO

Hihoshi - Specialty Commissions and Caricatures. Good times.

Cons:
EXP Con in St Augustine

MomoCon at Georgia Tech (this one has free admission!)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Statler and Waldorf are home!

and they have a youtube channel! HeckleU247
Good times!


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Oh Mah Gah!

Click on the image for a larger version.

Found at a local parking lot. Good times.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Soundtrack GET

Was at MetroCon today and one of the booths was selling "really old" cds/osts for 5 bucks each. Well, I am "really old" in otaku years, so I took advantage of their sale.

My haul?
Bakuretsu Hunters OST vol. 2
Nuku Nuku TV OST vol. 3
Megumi Hayashibara - Iravati

So, my otaku brethern - what's the connection between these cds? (keep in mind I did this by accident at first) Megumi Hayashibara! - the best voice actess evar. In addition to her cd, she voiced Nuku Nuku in Cat Girl Nuku Nuku and Tira in Sorcerer Hunters.

My subconscious is a good little shopper.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Quick Post - MK & Castlevania

Some good news about Mortal Kombat vs DC. Chew on that, haters :P
source: Kotaku

New trailer for Castlevania : Judgement. Seems a bit stiff but it's too early to call just yet. I so could have done without the Death Note creator for character design. Maria looks like Misa Misa ~_~;

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Arcana Heart - Amazon Deal of the Day


Show your continued love for 2D fighters by picking up Arcana Heart for 20 bucks at Amazon. It's the deal of the day. Go, go, go ~




source: Atlus Faithful mailing list

Link Drop - Posting From School Computer Lab Ed.

(that's Rei from Pani Poni Dash - a GREAT show that didn't get the love it deserved in the US. Sold out on Amazon, but you can get it used on the cheap)

Another fun list from Marvel. com - Top 10 80's characters. My girl She Hulk is in there! And Elektra! Overall, a list that I agree with the majority of the picks.

Secret of the Solstice
Another MMO with which to waste your time. Free to play.

Cheap ways to display your figure collection
source: Tomopop

Also from Tomopop, some incredibly cute plushies of monsters in business suits. *_*!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Wired Talks Crap About Nintendo

Half truths. As good as lies? Yep! Leaving out part of the story changes it entirely.

Let's take what Wired said about Nintendo's E3 Press Conference. The headline reads Gallery: Nintendo Keeps Casual, Ignores Hard-Core at E3. If you didn't watch the video(s) of the press conference or read one of the many liveblogs that covered it, you could easily believe that Nintendo shunned 'hard core' gamers. This statement, however, is bullshit. Reggie specifically addresses the fact that they are NOT leaving the 'veteran' gamers in the dark and that they want to appeal to all audiences. It wasn't all about Animal Crossing - some games that 'hardcore gamers' may enjoy were the new Grand Theft Auto : Chinatown Wars for the DS and the new Call of Duty: World at War game on the Wii. Those games are NOT targeted at casual gamers. In fact, they'd probably run screaming.

I'm not a Nintendo apologist, but I am VERY tired of people talking junk about Nintendo just because they can. And yes, I am excited as all hell about Animal Crossing and I'm not ashamed to say it.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Ayu XIII

So I just watched the trailer for Final Fantasy XIII and it struck me that the redhead in the trailer has a strong resemblance to jpop idol Ayumi Hamasaki. Am I the only one seeing this?



Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sonya Has Panty Line "Issues"

Destructoid posted some new screen shots from MK vs DC and I see that Sonya doesn't have her stupid outfit with the g-string that goes up and outside of her pants like in the last game. However, she still tans in them apparently, because there are some very visible tan lines from said g-string for the world to see. Tacky, Midway. Tacky.


(click the image for a larger version)

Original Destructoid Post here.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Batman...


is a cupcake!
Crappy cell phone picture, but you get the idea :)
Cupcake of dark vengeance found at Publix.

Link Drop Random Edition!

funny-pictures-kitten-falls-asleep-on-keyboard

Danny Choo posted some shots of the (very nice) Masane Amaha figure with the squishy bewbs.

Marvel News has some great top 10 lists, but this one is my favorite.
Top 10 X-Men Line ups. Naturally, I disagree with the details. X-Men Blue Team will always be my #1 team but I can definitely see why the #1 team ranked as such.

Star Trek : The Experience closes in Vegas. Sadness! My sister got to see the exhibit and she really enjoyed it. As for me I got a hoodie and a pen outta the deal XD
source: Wired Blog Network

another nice site, jammed with comic book reviews. Tons of em!
Comics Daily

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Link Drop - Atlus Compels Me to Game edition

Gaming... I still do it! I swear! It's just in smaller doses these days - as seen by my focus on casual games on the Wii and DS games I can take with me.

Well I caved in today and put a fiver down on Izuna 2. I will allegedly get a mini poster upon pickup. Atlus really sold me on the new tag system and the crapton of playable characters added. Well done Atlus, you win this round.

Speaking of Atlus, they sent me a wonderful email announcing Persona 4. Oh snap! Enjoy this video as much as I did.

in other gaming news:

The Wii gets a fighting game! And it's Castlevania! Neat!
source: Kotaku

Japan gets a D. Gray Man video game. Meanwhile I turn tints and shades of green with jealousy. Gah I hope this show takes hold in the US like Naruto and Bleach did. It utterly deserves to.
source: insert credit

Kotaku uncovers the Samba De Amigo maraca attachments for the Wii-mote. Cha cha CHA!

Cool website, nice design - Girls Don't Game

Spend more time online, but maybe a little less money. Yet another MMO is released on the masses - Dream of Mirror Online.

Found a great wii-friendly radio station called Finetune. Check it out, it's good times.

The Gail Simone mini post

298861-10266-secret-six_super Well, here are a couple of news bits about GS and her work on Wonder Woman and the upcoming Secret Six title. (which is already on my pull list at the comic shop, kthx)

Here's a video interview at Wizard World Chicago (I think)

Here's some coverage of the Wonder Woman panel at WWC - Rucka, Simone and Lopresti. A panel of epic proportions to be sure.

Crikey, I feel like Kotaku when they cover J Allard. ~_~;

Monday, July 7, 2008

For the Locals: Sale at the LCS

(LCS = Local Comic Shop)

Emerald City is running a nice sale. From their email:

Because of the Independence Day holiday, new comics will arrive Thursday the 10th instead of Wednesday the 9th. And that means our "Wednesdays That New Comics Don't Arrive" SALE!

On Wednesday, July 9th, buy one trade paperback / graphic novel, and get one of equal or lesser value for half price!

You can do this for as many books as you'd like -- if you buy five books, you get five books for half price!

Also, all back issue comics are 20% off!

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I'll wait to pick up my X-Factor Visionaries till Wed. and add Secret Six - get both for about 25 bucks. Not too shabby! I need to find out the timeline of when Secret Six was released - I assume after Villians United, but if that's right, then some of the lineup doesn't make sense. ?_?

Monday, June 30, 2008

Izuna 2 - Do Want


I have no idea what it is about this dungeon crawler that I liked so much in the first version, but I really want to pick up Izuna 2. Harsh tease with the 'wandering merchants' in the dungeon. (see Wandering Vendor comic)

Here are a couple promo vids for the game. I know it looks like a GBA game, but something about it is just really addictive.

Official Site Here.


Izuna Trailer


Izuna / Matsumoto Tag Move

Sunday, June 29, 2008

MK vs DC - Catwoman Confirmed

Kotaku knows all, and shares all.

They've essentially verified Catwoman and have pictures to prove it. (although calling Catwoman a villain is utterly off the mark)

That leaves Prototypical Super Hero, Mystical Super Hero, Amazon Queen, Crazy Villain, and Military Superhero among the unidentified generic descriptors of DC Universe kombatants.


Kotaku commenters are calling as follows:

Prototypical Super Hero - Shazam or Superman (Supes already announced?)
Mystical Super Hero - Zatanna or Dr Fate
Amazon Queen -Wonder Woman (no s**t, Sherlock)
Crazy Villain - Joker
and Military Superhero - one of the 8,000 Green Lanterns, likely Jordan or Stewart

Catwoman, Wonder Woman AND Zatanna? Urgh, I have to start saving my pennies. They got me by the throat on this one.

Nerd Moment: (for those reading Wonder Woman right now) WW can't use her lasso on most of the Outworld guys, especially Scorpion, because lasso on the soulless is BAD TIMES.

Ooh ooh, cheap excuse for Lego Batman video clip!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

X-Factor Visionaries - Meeeeemories.....

Well, I had a twenty dollar bill burning a hole in my pocket and so I caved in and told my local comic book shop (yes I support them over Borders when I can ^^) to (please) order me X-Factor Visionaries Volume 4. (Peter David) I've been waffling over it since I heard that it had been released a few weeks back so I finally made the plunge. I have some wonderful nostalgia about that time of X-Factor - Polaris was more sane(ish), Rahne had a painful crush on Havok, and Guido's jokes were funny. They all went to the shrink (which has been recently revisited) and fought together in one of the (many many many) crossovers of the early 90s. It was good times for the most part.

I won't be wishy washy about my opinion of Peter David's current work. It's really dark and while it fits (current) X-Factor from time to time, it really, really doesn't work in She Hulk. Even though they explained why she's so damn cranky these days, it was still hard to muster sympathy for her. Especially when the person who was in the right at the time was Mallory friggin Book. /groan.

I don't think PAD has gone the way of Claremont - i.e. from amazingly wonderful to WTF Mate. It's a sad day when I read Genext and think 'It wasn't awful! Hooray!' Claremont is another heartbreaking tangent that I won't make you suffer through right now. Maybe later - HaHAH.

At any rate, this trade paperback will be in my subscription box next week and I'll be sure to let you know if my nostalgia for this storyline stands the test of time.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Link Drop - Digsby is swank Edition

Hello hello, I just installed Digsby, which is something along the lines of a program that's like Twhirl and Trillian had a baby. An awesome, awesome baby. I have to say, it's made a great first impression with me. (that's not to say that it won't foul up horribly, but for now, all good!)

UNCANXMEN499 Before I get into comics news and the rest of my post, I'd like to respond to comments in the previous post. It's true I love the Dodson's art and I do indeed think that their cover for Uncanny 500 is still utterly swank, (and I still want it look at their expressions! All dead on! Yay @ bitch face Emma. Hah!), I do want to point out that I had an equivalent fangirl squee over Uncanny 498. I believed I deemed it "For the ladies" and showed it to all the girls at the local anime meeting.

Also, please continue to comment. I love it <3

comics:

Newsarama has a great article from HeroesCon about X-Men : Manifest Destiny
Manifest Destiny being that the X-Men permanently move to California. This kind of bums me out as technically I live on the East Coast (or the south, whatever Florida may be) and seriously, we know that California is better at everything. This also kills my 'If it didn't happen in Westchester, I don't care' catch phrase.

Sort of related: WHY OH WHY is the porn tracer Greg Land going to be working on these books? To quote a commenter:

korvac1969 wrote: Ah Greg Land, gotta love an artist who's medium is a light box and a huge stack of porn mags.

Quoted for Truth, as they say on the intertrons.

ComicVine has jumped on the redesign bandwagon that CBR and Newsarama have started rolling. I must say, all of the redesigns look great so far.

I Love Japan:

Woman lives like a hamster for a week in what was apparently an 'art' installation. ?_?
source: BruceCat's Plurk Feed

Sad news: Sailor Moon Musical Actress Dies at 24
source: Anime News Network

Japanese WiiWare allows users to read comics on their Wii. Americans die of jealousy.
source: Wii Fanboy

Gaming

The Rza will beat your ass...at chess.
source: Kotaku

Creepy Silent Hill cosplay
Not enough money on the planet that would make me brave/stupid enough to be the girl on top that's spread eagle.
source: Destrutoid

Misc WTF?

Panties cause injury - woman sues!
via BoingBoing