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Review: PS3 – J-Stars Victory Vs

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Review: PS3 – J-Stars Victory Vs

Back in the day before the wide spread access to Anime, there were very few places to get your fix – let alone very few series you could watch. Let’s break it down: Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z and Ghost in the Shell.  Now I had somehow gained access to the Dark Horse version of the Ghost in the Shell Manga, and desperately wanted to watch the movie. So desperate in fact, that I somehow convinced my mother into picking me up the movie. She had now idea what she was buying and even was more shocked when we sat down as a family to watch the movie. To her credit she watched it, I think she liked more then Akira

Fast forward a couple of years and Anime has taken off. Might have been the whole Yu Gi Oh phenomenon but during this time there was a magazine debuting in the states for the first time called Shonen Jump. Now at this point in my Otaku-ism I had already ventured to the Japanese Marketplace and had picked up the Japanese version of Shonen Jump on more then one occasion. Even going so far as to pick up Jump Superstars Video game on the Nintendo DS. It was an instant hit for me – but I wanted more… To be a tad specific I wanted a little more variety.

Enter the world of J-Stars Victory Vs which sold me with two characters: Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star) and Jonathan Joestar (Joe Joe’s Bizarre Adventure). What promised to be a smorgashbord of Anime characters mixed with a brawling style fight engine. Was this the ultimate Anime cross over?

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Two Geeks and a Podcast #Ten – Gen Con Adventures!

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Two Geeks and a Podcast #Ten – Gen Con Adventures!

We’re sorry that we’re late, but we would never leave you for long.  After an exciting adventure to Gen Con and back Ashley is home safe and back on the mic with Anthony.  Full of stories from the far off land of Indy-apoll-us, Ashley tells the tale of her journeys and the exciting things she’s seen on the floors and in the halls of the nation’s largest Tabletop convention.

Listen in this week as your Two favorite Geeks get back in the recording studio and back to bringing you some geeky-goodness.

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Review: Velocibox

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Review: Velocibox

“Game Over,” that’s a phrase I haven’t heard in a while. I’m not trying to toot my own horn but usually when I play a game I really enjoy, I tend to figure out how not to die or fail in them. And then came Velocibox, a twitch-based endless runner that puts you in control of a, you guessed it, box. Developed by Shawn Beck, a one man development team who decided he had nothing better to do but ruin the lives of gamers everywhere by creating one of the most addicting games I’ve ever played. As this box you’re tasked with collecting other boxes while you hurtle through endless corridors with insta-killing obstacles in your way. It’s a simple game, but I don’t think I want to ever stop playing it. Hit the jump to read on. Read On

Hands On Impression – Transformers Devastation

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Hands On Impression – Transformers Devastation

I’ve been attending San Diego Comic Con International since the late 90s and there is one booth that always seems to be the first stop. The Hasbro booth is not only one of the largest booths, but you can’t help but stop and admire the rather large collection of Transformers as they are more then meets the eye.

While doing my routine stop, I happened to notice something a little different this year, there has been TVs in the past, but this one featured Platinum Games: Transformers Devastation. Even better, it happened to be a playable demo. Has Platinum Games made the ultimate Transformers game, or are we looking at another Legend of Korra.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launches concurrently on consoles and PC

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launches concurrently on consoles and PC

In a recent press release, Konami has announced that the release date for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is being moved from September 15th to September 1st. This release date coincides with the console release date, so for the first time ever, a Metal Gear Solid game is coming to all platforms at the same time. This doesn’t effect console gamers at all, but it’s indeed something that PC gamers are sure to be happy about.

Considering the controversy that’s been surrounding MGSV: TPP, it’s great to see that fans of the series can all play the game at launch. And the biggest perk for PC gamers is that The Phantom Pain’s prologue, Ground Zeroes, will be released on the same day for free.  Although, the one draw back with this moved release date for PC means that Metal Gear Online (the game’s multiplayer mode) will take a bit longer to actually launch. So when the game released in a few weeks, only the single player mode will be available. Hit the jump to check out the full press release!

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