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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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Review – Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

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Review – Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

There have been plenty of video games based on films, TV shows, and anime. Though it seems few titles truly capture the essence of the source material. One of those rare franchises has been the Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Storm titles from Cyber Connect 2. The games not only tell the story well, they capture every expression down to the core emotion of the anime/manga series. While we patiently wait for the Naruto Shippuden story to conclude, the Ninja Storm titles take a very brave step in trying to tell it’s own unique story not found in the anime or manga. How does Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution hold up against the rest of the Ninja Storm games?

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Review: Naruto Ninja Storm Generations – PS3

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Review: Naruto Ninja Storm Generations – PS3

While SDCC 2011 was jam packed full of many amazing things, one of the highlights was stopping past the Namco Bandai booth where I got my first hands on with Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations. I was particularly amazed by the size of the playable cast (though the grin on my face was just for my favorite Zabuza’s return).

Well luckily for me, Namco sent me a review unit and I’ve been tearing through the game like nobody’s business. I even got the chance to sit with Hiroshi Matsuyama, President of CyberConnect2, and talked about the game. So how does this Naruto game compare to others in the Ninja Storm franchise?

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The Friday Fix 24 December

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The Friday Fix 24 December

Merry Christmas everybody!  It’s time to reflect on a year in gaming.  What games did y’all think deserved to be mentioned in game-of-the-year contests?  What games massively underachieved?  What games were only five hours long (hint: It has lightsabers)?  If you are new to The Fix, it works like this.  I recommend a band, then I gather up all the news and put it in one nice neat article for you.  To put you in the holiday spirit I am going with a song that always puts me in the holiday spirit.  The Boss himself tells you who is coming to town in this nifty little video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DINRR5H0VKc&feature=related

Now on to the news!

Bob wants to break the mold.

He also story-killed the Dwarven paladin Rettanous, only the most eloquent, opulent, regal, prodigious character in the history of characters.  Bastard.

Santa is watching you.

Remember that when you are running your mouth during a death match in Call of Duty.

Portal 2 gets a release date.

And about a billion more cake jokes.  Maybe this game will offer you Rice Krispies.  Or a healthy alternative.  Broccoli anyone?

A hero in green; that’s not a lantern.

Seth Rogen is here to once again show you that abs are not required to punch people.

Rachel would love for you to buy her things.

Please ship them to my address though; I will make sure she gets them.

Nelson gets his Pedo on.

How can something so wrong feel so right?

We reviewed Naruto: Ninja “game with way to many names” 4

Find out if it is worth all the characters in the title.

Pre-order Bulletstorm and get the Gears of War 3 beta.

Also, get the game you pre-ordered.  Wacky.

That’s all for this week.  Be sure to check back next week for more of the Friday Fix!

Review: Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 – PS3

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Review: Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 – PS3

The Naruto anime series has had it’s Gaming Counterpart, with over 20+ games and counting. Most games consisted of a very small taste of the broader storyline of Naruto. Ubisoft’s versions were solid games and really tried to encompass more story and they still rank as some of my fav Naruto Games. Then we were introduced to the Ninja Storm series by CyberConnect2. A real game change for Naruto both in terms of graphics and gameplay. The long awaited sequel has finally debuted jumping straight into the Shippuden Storyline. How does this game compare to the already establish game franchise?

Video Review and Full Review after the break

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[DragonCon 2010] CosPlay and Parade Pics from the Second Day!

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[DragonCon 2010] CosPlay and Parade Pics from the Second Day!

Howdy nerdlingers and geekslurgs out there.  That’s right: “geekslurgs.”  Just made THAT up.  Sorry, we’re all a bit punchy after today’s MARATHON of events.  Much to post about in the next two days, but we wanted to get these up for your immediate perusal.  Enjoy the photos after the break!

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Review: Naruto Shippuden Clash of Ninja Revolution III – Wii

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The Naruto Series has been far from shy concerning Video Game adaptions. Though it seems that most were largely based around the original franchise. Well most Naruto fans have move far passed the original story arc and have branched into the Shippuden Series where Naruto and Crew have grown in age. I myself have been patiently awaiting more Shippuden Games especially after the DS Naruto Fighter. TOMY luckily was thinking the same thing with recent launch of the Naruto Shippuden Clash of the Ninja Revolution III . With the review copy in hand figured it was time to test my ninja skills.  How does this game hold up compared to the already establish TOMY Franchise of Naruto Fighting Games??

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Naruto Shippuden Ninja Destiny 2 DS

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A Genre that has always intrigued me was the Pocket Fighter. From the days of the first Gameboy with it’s Pocket Fighter: Fist of the North Star. It was fun and portable something that at the time Street Fighter wasn’t. The Genre of Pocket Fighters have been slowly evolving to being an almost complete port of what you would come to expect of a Full Fledge Fighter. This time around it’s Naruto, while Naruto is certainly not new to the DS the Shippuden Series is. Packaged as a Pocket Fighter how does the Shippuden Series Translate.

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Fanfiction Corner Vol. 2: Shipping

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10844097_profile_mbox_backgroundIn the world of fan fiction, “shipping” is a term that is often used to describe putting two characters from a series together in either a romantic relationship, or a platonic one, with “shipping” being a shortened version of “relationSHIP.” Of course, shipping is one of the driving forces of fan fiction. I don’t have statistics, but I would guarantee that about 80-99% of fan fiction you have seen has some form of shipping. Let’s take, for example, the picture above…

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