As the summer anime lineup came and went, the fall lineup has already begun. Last season had some strong standouts, like Berserk, Mob Psycho 100, and Tales of Zestiria the X, and I’m seeing even more anime with standout potential for the Fall. As each series this season reaches into their second or third episodes, it’s a perfect time to release my Top 5 anime so you don’t get caught falling behind. Keep in mind, this list is in no particular order. Also be mindful that you can catch all of these shows primarily on Crunchyroll and Funimation, as well as Daisuke. Occultic;Nine Looking visually reminiscent of the popular RPG series Persona, Occultic;Nine revolves around a teenager, Yuuta Gamon and his blog, which he uses to explain away the paranormal with science, only to have his exploits mystically backfire on him. Through his exploits, he soon meets a group who confronts him about the occult and paranormal, and before we know it we’re in full swing for some crazy season 10 X-Files type of murder-mystery. There’s a little fun, a few bland tropes here and there, and one hell of an oppai (the biggest trope of all)….
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In this week’s episode of Straight Outta Austin! we’re delighted to be joined by one of our awesome contributors, Darian The Barbarian! We get to know The Barbarian a little better, we learn how she earned her nickname, who her back up husband is, how she stumbled upon this fantastic website, and her allegiance to Team Targaryen!
Far be it for me to review a game I’m hardly fit to do any justice when it comes to gameplay. If you listen to our podcasts, and you really should, you know that BobbyBeatle plays this game with the accuracy and skill of Dante himself. When he picks up that controller, you see Triple S in mere seconds. The kid is a virtual battery when it comes to combos. While not as big an enthusiast for the series as Beatle, I really do love the characters and mythos behind Devil May Cry. Most of all I love Hideki Kamiya, the original series creator, who had nothing to do with this game. Also since Beatle hasn’t done a review for us in over a year(SAD FACE!), it’s up to me to bring you the review you need, but not the one you deserve.
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If you’ve heard good things about the movie Looper, then you’ve heard right! It’s an excellent film from start to finish. That is, once you can get past Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s bizarre face. I found it to be pretty damn distracting for at least the first 20 minutes of the movie. However, before long I was far too engrossed by the story to care that he more resembled a catfish than a young Bruce Willis. The set up of the story is unique and rather interesting. Joe (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a hitman for the mob. However in 2074 you don’t simply wack a guy with an ice pick to the back of the neck, like in the good ole Goodfella days. No, technology has advanced beyond that, so getting away with murder is ni-impossible in the future. Thankfully for the criminal underworld, time travel is not only possible but it’s also been outlawed making it a perfect tool for the mob to exploit. So now (or in 2044 rather) when you have somebody who needs killing you send them back in time to be taken out by a hitman they call a “Looper”. This is where Joe comes in.
Garth Ennis is a writer who I’m quite familiar with; primarily from his incredible run on Punisher Max. On the other hand, 616 Nick Fury is not a character I’m all that familiar with. I know the basics, he has an eye patch and hangs out on SHEILD’s helicarrier. He’s also pretty much immortal or something to that extent. I don’t believe that my lack of knowledge about Nick Fury is a bad thing. On the contrary, I believe that it’s actually an asset in this case because it allows me to take a fresh look at the character without being biased by previous depictions of the character. I know Ennis was able to make the Punisher even more of a bad ass than he already was, so I’m approaching this book confident that he’ll make Nick Fury an equally compelling character.
A long time ago, in a forgotten place, a man once said, “the only constant in life is change.” That man was me. Like all things that come with change, it is met with harsh, and sometimes unfair, criticism. It seems like such is the case with G4, as NBC Universal is looking to “rebrand” G4 to make it more palatable to men of all types. Read as; “We want to get rid of what makes it appealing to geeks.” Okay, maybe that’s a bit harsh. With flops like Heroes and unwanted sitcoms like Scrubs and Community under their belt, it’s a no-brainer as to why NBC is looking to revamp the stagnant cable channel.