DVD Review: Mega Man - Complete Collection (1994 - 1995)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Monday, December 30, 2013 0 comments

Mega Man is an 1990's animated show based on the popular video game series of the same name.  This show is about a boy robot named Rock who gets converted into a battle-bot that goes under the name Megaman.  Megaman must protect the world from the dastardly deeds of the mad scientist Dr. Wily who comes up with very insane plans to take Dr. Light's (Megaman's creator) plans or to take over the Earth or even both at the same time.  Dr.Wily isn't fighting alone as he has some robots of his own to battle Megaman including: Protoman (Megaman's Brother), Cutman (who has the power to cut stuff through steel as if it were hot butter), Gutsman (a robot with magnificent strength), plus many more like Darkman, Iceman, Crashman who appear on certain episodes unlike the first three robots I mentioned who appear on all of them.   Megaman also isn't alone in the fight as he has a sister named Roll who was initially designed to be a housekeeping robot but due to her stubborn nature she is normally out fighting along side with her brother.  They also have a very loyal robot canine named Rush who can turn into any type of vehicle for Megaman to ride.  Some adventures Megaman will have in this show include:  Megaman battling killer robot dinosaurs,  rescuing a shrunken Washington D.C; Fighting evil toys, and teaming up with X from Megaman X (wow!).  This show sounds really fun right?  Well let's see.  (Click "Read More" to read the rest of the review to find out).

Beastcast 45 - Happy Beastmass 2013

Posted by theGamingBeast On Monday, December 23, 2013 0 comments

I catch up on stuff like the Batman VS Superman movie and such. Happy Beastmass to you all! Download after the bump!

Live! From the Terror Dome - Mondo Cool Cast 96

Posted by JerryTerrifying On Sunday, December 15, 2013 5 comments

Metal Wolf Chaos, Red Steel 2, Typing of the Dead, New consoles no one cares about and more!

Blu-Ray Review: Hakuoki Season 3 - Dawn of the Shinsengumi (2012)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Friday, December 13, 2013 0 comments

Hakuoki: Dawn of the Shinsegumi is the third season of this samurai drama which is based on a video game series.  This season is actually a prequel series to the events that happened in the first season and goes as follows.   Ibuki Ryunosuke is in the middle of the forest left to die after being beaten half to death.  A stranger walks up to him offering him a rice ball and asks him "Do you want to live?".  Ibuki reaches for the rice ball but the stranger drops it on the ground but Ibuki goes after it anyway.  The stranger goes on about how much of a pitiful samurai he is for choosing survival over honor and then Ibuki passes out.  Ibuki wakes up in the building where the newly moved in Roshigumi (soon to be known as the Shinsengumi).  Ibuki has a bit of a rough first impression as he is very rude to them and then the Roshigumi tell him to go thank the guy that saved him before he even thinks of leaving.  He goes to him and finds out that he is a very mean man that likes to treat people like dirt.  Ibuki doesn't like his attitude but sadly he still has to repay him for getting his life saved and ends up becoming his servant.  Turns out the rest of the guys don't like him either and his attitude has even driven some of the members craving for blood lust but sadly they are going to have to let him live as without him they don't have a home.  From here on in we see all the events that lead up to season one of this show through the eyes of Ibuki.  Does he (by "he" I really mean "me") see good or does he see bad in the events that will soon follow?  Find out after the jump.  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

DVD Review: Princess Knight Part One (1967 - 1968)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Wednesday, December 11, 2013 0 comments

Princess Knight Part One is the first volume containing the first half of this classic cartoon series directed by Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy).  This show is about a prince named Prince Knight but he is no ordinary prince at all, he isn't even a boy but in fact a girl instead.  Yes in reality she is Princess Knight but her gender is kept secret from the public so they can keep her place to be the next ruler secure due to a law stating that women can't rule the throne.  Sad for her that the king's brother smells something fishy about it and sends out his men on missions to try to prove that she is actually a girl so he can have his son take her place in ruling the throne.  They are also just bad people in general and pick on the villagers and try to take over other countries in secret.  So it is up to Princess Knight along with her loyal horse and her friend Choppy (who is an angel) to foil their plans to save the people and protect her identity all at the same time.  Some adventures you can expect to see in this volume include:  Princess Knight fighting the big bad wolf, traveling to the city of Atlantis to defeat an evil group of shark men, stopping the sandman from attacking the castle, helping out a ghost, saving slaves with her friend Prince Frank.  All this and more in the first volume of this classic animated series.  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

Anime Review: Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine Part 2 (2012) Limited Edition DVD/Blu-Ray/ Hardback Book Combo.

Posted by Retrokaiser On Monday, December 9, 2013 0 comments

Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine Part Two is the second and final volume of this action/crime animated series.  The show itself is about the adventures of the very beautiful thief named Fujioko Mine who takes only the most valuable and priceless treasures for her ever growing collection.  Sadly Fujiko Mine has a deep dark secret and that secret is her dark past which is starting to catch up with her.  This dark past I speak of is a man dressed up as an owl who is always haunting her dreams but that is not all as this owl man has also hired another famous thief named Lupin the Third to catch Fujiko Mine and take her back to him... well he tried to as while Lupin the Third does want to catch her he refuses his offer as he wants her all for himself.  Where's Fujiko Mine you ask?  She suffered a psychotic breakdown during an attempted heist and is currently resting at a house of a samurai named Goemon.  Once she awakens she turns on the radio only to find out that there is a thief going around stealing stuff that is claiming to be Fujiko Mine.  What is this?  Creepy owl dudes, a horny thief, a super samurai, and now a Fujiko Mine impostor?  Oh boy what does a girl have to do to get some peace and luxury around here?  Welcome to the crazy world of Lupin the Third.  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

DVD Review: Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Friday, December 6, 2013 0 comments

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie is a comedy film starring that bizarre duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (Tim & Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job and Tom Goes to the Mayor).  This film is about Tim and Eric and how they were given one-billion dollars (that's right I said one-billion) to make a masterpiece film.  Unfortunately the film is a bomb before it has as chance to hit cinemas as due to irresponsible spending and directing the film ends up being a three-minute short about a... no,no,no,no,no, I'm not going to spoil it.  The owner of the company isn't too pleased and demands that Tim and Eric give him back the one-billion they were given to make the film.  Later that night Tim and Eric become depressed and go on a drug bender but during a trip to the toilet they see a television ad that could help them get out of debt.  The television ad is for a position as boss of a mall and promising that the job will earn them one-billion dollars.  They waste no time and start preparing to go see about the job by changing their look and coming up with a catchy business name.  Once they make it to the mall they see that the place is a complete dump full of homeless people and spoilt yogurt.  They agree to run the place and now it is up to them to save the mall.  Will Tim and Eric turn this place from "dump" to "greatest mall on Earth"?  Will they find that they have a really "Great Job" or will it all be for nothing?  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

Strange Handheld

Posted by Critical Failure On Wednesday, December 4, 2013 0 comments

A strange handheld device I got ahold of somehow.

DVD Review: Samurai Pizza Cats Collection 1 (1991)

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Samurai Pizza Cats Collection One contains the first half of the classic animated series from the early nineties.  The show itself is about a group of cats who run a pizza store called "Samurai Pizza Cats".  The group consists of two boy cats Speedy Cerviche, Guido Anchovy and two girl cats Polly Esther and Francine.  While they aren't working hard in making a living with their pizza business they are working even harder at stopping crime as these tough kitties are also superheroes that go by the name "Samurai Pizza Cats"... yes just like the name of their shop.  Most of the time the crime is caused by a corrupted politician named The Big Cheese and even though they refer to him as a "rat" he is obviously a "fox".  The Big Cheese doesn't work alone as he is also teamed up with the leader of the ninja crows, Jerry Atric.  The evil duo conduct schemes that don't make much sense at all and they send out the ninja crows to help put the plans to fruition.  The Samurai Pizza Cats battle Big Cheese with the help of their magical weapons but sometimes that's not enough as they often get into deep trouble.  Lucky for them they have a rescue team that they call simply by ringing the bells around their neck.  Some of the crazy scenarios found in this volume include: Battling giant Swedish robots, dealing with butterflies that can change your gender, an out of control punk band, a very cheeky princess, people getting kidnapped to work on a mine to break into a shopping mall, and going through a marathon to get a starring role in a feature film.  That's only a small smidgen of the insanity that this show contains.  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

DVD Review: Shogun Assassin (1980) (Super Samurai Week 2013 Day 7)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Monday, December 2, 2013 0 comments

It's the final day of Samurai Week 2013 and to close it all off I am reviewing Shogun Assassin.  Shogun Assassin is a special re-cut/re-edit of the first two Lone Wolf and Cub film's ("Sword of Vengeance" and "Baby Cart at the River Styx") with an English dub.  The story in this one has also been slightly re-written to work with the re-edit and it goes as followed:  The Shogun (Retsudo in the original Japanese films) has become disappointed in his people and has gone into hiding in his own palace.  Ogami is spending time with his wife and child while off of work.  While he takes his son into the shrine that he has built to pay respect to the dead his wife is murdered by the Shogun.  Angry for revenge he goes after the Shogun and his men.  Ogami gets challenged to a duel and if he wins he gets freedom from the Shoguns law.  Ogami wins the duel in a very gruesome fashion and becomes a wandering hitman.  The Shogun doesn't keep his word and sends men after him anyway and Ogami must fight for his life every day because of it.  Ogami gets called to meet a client who pays him one-thousand gold to kill the Shogun's brother which Ogami accepts and takes the nearest ship to take him to the location.  (Click "Read More" to read the full review). 

DVD Review: Lone Wolf and Cub - White Heaven In Hell (1974) (Super Samurai Week 2013 Day 6)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Sunday, December 1, 2013 0 comments

White Heaven in Hell is the sixth and final film in the Lone Wolf and Cub series and in this film we see our favorite hitman Ogami whom is fed up with Retsudo (the guy who framed him for the murder of his wife in the first film) and wants to put their deadly feud to rest by taking his revenge and killing him.  Over at Retsudo's place he is thinking the same thing and send his daughter out to kill Ogami.  Retsudo's daughter meets-up with Ogami and challenges him to a duel but ultimately loses due to Ogami being too good of a fighter.  Retsudo hears that his daughter has failed her task and gets really mad to the point where he becomes very desperate and travels up to the mountains.  Once Retsudo arrives to the mountain you see him talking to a weird stone slab... or so we think.  After the chat we see a bunch of mountain ninjas come out from the bushes and we find out that Retsudo is talking to his bastard (illegitimate) son that he abandoned in the mountains after finding out that a concubine he slept with gave birth to him.  Retsudo's son isn't happy to see him and goes on about how much of a bad father he was and refuses to have anything to do with him.  However Retsudo's son decides to go after Ogami anyway.  This guy doesn't mess around either as not only does he try to attack Ogami but he also takes out everybody that comes in contact with him.  What's even more scary is that Ogami is starting to show fear with all the scare tactics going on.  Will Ogami conquer his fear and get revenge on Retsudo and his family?  All this and slightly more in the final installment of Lone Wolf and Cub.  (Click "Read More" for the full review). 

DVD Review: Lone Wolf and Cub - Baby Cart In The Land Of Demons (1973) (Super Samurai Week 2013 Day 5)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Friday, November 29, 2013 0 comments

Day five is here and right before you start to get ready to party on this lovely Friday night let's take a look at the next film in this bloodsoaked series.  Baby Cart in the Land of Demons is the fifth film in this series about a hitman for hire named Ogami and his son Daigoro.  The film starts off with Ogami taking a leisurely walk past a waterfall and while walking he comes across a strange man.  The strange man asks if he and his son are the great "Lone Wolf and Cub" duo.  The man attacks them but Ogami is far too fast for him and slashes him before he could get slashed himself.  Turns out the man was testing Ogami's skills to see if they were up to his expectations and Ogami doesn't disappoint him as he passed with flying colors.  Before the man could die he requests Ogami to do a job for him.  He does it in a very weird way where the only way Ogami can get the full details of his next hit is to defeat four other warriors just like him, once defeated they will give him some gold and some clues about his target.  After Ogami defeats the warriors he finds out that his job is to kill a priest who has a scroll that will destroy the clan those warriors were from if the royal family gets it.  Looks like out pal Ogami is on the search for enlightenment... enlightenment his sword with the neck of the priest that is (I know that doesn't make sense but I need a gag to close off this paragraph).  (Click "Read More" to read the full review). 

DVD Review: Lone Wolf and Club - Baby Cart In Peril (1972) (Super Samurai Week 2013 Day 4)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Thursday, November 28, 2013 0 comments

Day Four of this road trip of gruesome sex and grizzly violence has us taking taking a look at the fourth film in the Lone Wolf and cub series: Baby Cart in Peril.  This film kicks right off with the good stuff as we are treated to a group of ninjas being absolutely destroyed by a topless female warrior that shows no remorse whatsoever.  We now cut to our main characters Ogami and his son Daigoro whom are in a small town looking for some work.  Ogami gets called in and is asked to eliminate the topless female warrior in which he accepts for his standard fee of five-hundred gold coins.  Meanwhile while Ogami is at the meeting we are treated to a bonus solo adventure starring Daigoro.  This side-story starts off with Daigoro watching some street clowns performing jokes for all the kids.  Once the show is over he starts following the clowns but they just tell him that they are done for the day and that he should go home before it gets dark.  Daigoro starts looking for his dad but he spots some ninjas roaming the streets and hides in an ally-way.  While this is happening Ogami is out about looking for his son but walks past him while he is hiding.  Daigoro begins wondering around searching for his father and while on his journey he is spotted by a samurai who is curious about the boy and he starts following him and studying him.  I would say what happens next but I won't as I really don't want to spoil it.  That's not all as there is a lot more that happens in this film but sadly the main page can't handle it so this will be continued after the jump.  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

DVD Review: Lone Wolf and Cub - Baby Cart To Hades (1972) (Super Samurai Week 2013 Day 3)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Wednesday, November 27, 2013 0 comments

Day three of Super Samurai Week 2013 brings us favorite hitman and son for two more adventures wrapped up in a bloody package called "Baby Cart To Hades".  The film starts off with Ogami and his son riding a boat down a river and they meet a very panicky young woman and a guy who is trying to calm her down.  Ogami is told that he can't put his baby cart on the boat but he doesn't mind and shows that the baby cart can act as a boat of its very own and ties it to the back of the boat so they can drag it with them.  We then cut to a small bar where we see some very bad men drinking and complaining about not having sex for a long time.  A man, his wife and her mother just happen to stroll by so the bad men start following them.  The bad men knock out the man and proceed to rape the wife and her mother in a very brutal way.  The husband comes to and starts attacking the bad men but out comes a samurai and slices him down.  The samurai then proceeds to slash the two women which instantly kills them.  The samurai tells the men to draw a straw and then he kills the one who drew the shortest straw.  Amongst all this commotion Ogami happens to walk by and witnesses them trying to cover up the gruesome rape/murder scene.  The samurai apologizes to Ogami and then asks him to duel him but Ogami refuses and carries on.  We then go to a hotel where the panicky woman and the guy that she was with are staying the night.  Turns out the woman is a sex slave that the man bought for his pleasure (I hope he bought extended warranty because I don't see this ending well).  The sex slave doesn't want to live out the rest of her life being his concubine and then murders the man (yep, didn't end well indeed).  The police immediately turn up trying to look for her but lucky enough Ogami is there to try to protect her.  Will Ogami fight the law?  Will the law win? (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

Weird USB Gamepad

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A weird USB Gamepad I found at the thriftstore.

DVD Review: Lone Wolf and Cub - Baby Cart At The River Styx (1972) (Super Samurai Week 2013 Day 2)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Tuesday, November 26, 2013 0 comments

Baby Cart at the River Styx has Ogami and his son Daigoro back with more adventures about them making a quick buck for slicing off a few heads.  Yes Ogami is a hitman and a very good one for that matter.  In this film Ogami is being hunted down by not one but by two groups of ninjas.  One group is all male and the other is all female and they want to kill him because of stuff that happened in the first film that they can't forgive him for.  After the first wave of ninjas they send out fail to kill Ogami they think of another plan to trap him and their plan is to kidnap his son in hopes of getting Ogami to let his guard down so they can have an easy kill.  Just like the first film you also have a second story for the second half of the feature.  The second story actually starts at the beginning of the film before it flows into the ninja tale and has a dye farmer hire Ogami to kill a guy that will take their business down if kept alive.  Ogami agrees and is on his way.  While on his way it kicks into the ninja story.  After the ninja story Ogami hops onto a ship that will take him to the location where his target is.  While on the ship he sees three men in hats who look very dangerous.  These three men get attacked while on the dock getting some fresh air and absolutely destroy the men attacking them.  The leader of the attackers sets the ship alight in a desperate attempt to kill these men.  The three men easily escape the boat but before they do they go to Ogami and tell him that they are the bodyguards of the guy that Ogami is paid to kill and warn him that to get to his target he must get through them first.  Problem is that Ogami and his son are stuck on the burning ship and may not be able to get to the target if they are stuck on the burning boat.  Will the farther and son duo survive this hellish smoke on the water (yes I just did a bad Deep Purple pun)?  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

DVD Review: Lone Wolf and Cub - Sword of Vengeance (1972) ( Super Samurai Week 2013 Day 1)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Monday, November 25, 2013 0 comments

Woo hoo!  It's that time once again where I spend a whole week of writing reviews that have one theme that joins them all up.  This special weeks theme is super samurai films AKA Super Samurai Month 2013.  All week long you'll be getting reviews of films that have some very crazy overpowered samurai.  For this years edition of Super Samurai Week 2013 I'll be reviewing all the films from the Lone Wolf and Cub series and a bonus mystery review for day seven.  So let's kick off the most depressing day of the week (Monday) with a review of the first film in the series: Sword of Vengeance.

The film opens up with an execution of the Young Lord who is a little boy and it leaves everyone feeling very upset.  We then jump forward into time where we see a very tired and messy samurai walking around with his child.  That beat up looking samurai is none other than Ogami who was none other than the executioner of that boy.  Ogami is now a hitman for hire so he can make a living for him and his son.  After seeing that sad sight we travel back to the past to see the origin of how he came to be in such a sad state.  Ogami's wife is suffering from depression from lack of sleep due to having nightmares of ghosts of the people that Ogami has executed.  Ogami decides that his wife needs some alone time so she can calm down and takes his son with him to pay his respects in a shrine he built to honor those men who have been executed by his hands.  While he is there his wife gets attacked and killed by ninjas who also leave false evidence to point the murder to Ogami.  Ogami returns in shock to see his wife has been murdered and then the police come.  The police try to arrest him but Ogami finds all of this way to suspicious as the police came into the scene way to fast.  He was right as they admit it was a setup so he will lose his job so that their boss will get more political power.  Ogami and his son both get sent to death row but break out and go killing all the corrupt.  The corrupt boss comes out and makes Ogami an offer he can't possible refuse and he accepts it.  Now we cut back to the present where Ogami has accepted a job to assassinate four men hiding in a bathhouse.  He makes it to the bathhouse and sees that the men he has to kill have captured the whole place and treat all who end up there like dirt.  Ogami is no acceptation to them and he gets captured and thrown in with the other guests and staff... or did he let them capture him on purpose?  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

DVD Review: Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple Complete Collection (2006 - 2007)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Saturday, November 23, 2013 1 comments

Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple is a show about a seventeen year old boy named Kenichi who loves martial arts and wants to train up so he can protect the people he loves.  Unfortunately Kenichi is a weakling who always gets bullied by the kids from the Karate Club who use him as a human punching bag and call him names like "Weak Knees" due to his knees shaking while he is scared.  One sunny morning on his way to school Kenichi bumps into a very well endowed girl named Miu and begins to talk to her.  Kenichi soon finds out that her athletic skills are pretty excellent and by excellent I mean to the point of nearly being superhero quality (or super-heroine in this case).  That same day while he is at Karate Club he gets challenged to a fight by one of the biggest guys there and if Kenichi loses he is out of the club but if he wins he will be able to use the equipment at the club (sounds fair).  Fearing for his life Kenichi starts to train at a park and lucky for him Miu happens to be around and helps him learn a few basic moves.  On the day of the fight Kenichi manages to defeat the big guy with the moves he has learned although he does a very rough job at it.  But wait as the big guy complains about the fight saying that Kenichi used an illegal move and thinking back to the fight Kenichi realizes that he was right and they reverse the results so Kenichi loses via disqualification.  Kenichi thinks he is safe for now but the president of the Karate Club is very angry that Kenichi can take down his members and sets out for revenge.  Kenichi is fearing for his life again but Miu offers him more help by saying that she knows a dojo that he can train at.  Kenichi walks into the dojo (after spending a lot of time trying to figure out how to open the door) and gets freaked out at what he sees: Very scary looking fighters.  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

KNN: Hanabee announce some big stuff at Supanova Adellade and Brisbane.

Posted by Retrokaiser On Monday, November 18, 2013 0 comments

James Kaiser here and welcome to another installment of KNN (Kaiser News Network).  Hanabee has announced some very exciting titles at Supanova Brisbane and Supanova Adelaide.  In Brisbane they announced "Accel World" which the first volume will hit Australian stores next year at Feburary 8th.  That's not all as they also announced "BTOOOM!" and "Oreshura" which will also hit shelves February 8th.

If that's not enough over at Supanova Adelaide Hanabee announced some titles that got me really darn excited.  "Cardfight Vanguard", "Case Closed", and "Girls und Panzer".  Girls und Panzer is set to come out March 5th next year while Cardfight Vangurad and Cased Close are yet to have release dates.  There is more information on the shows after the jump but until then I'm James Kaiser and I'll see you next time on KNN.

Anime Review: Lupin The Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine Part 1 (2012) Limited Edition DVD/Blu-Ray/Art-book Combo Set.

Posted by Retrokaiser On Thursday, November 14, 2013 0 comments

Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine is a special spin-off series about the Lupin the Third character "Fujiko Mine".  Fujiko Mine could be best described as a spy, assassin or seductress but at heart she is a very talented thief who's goal is to steal very valuable treasures of the world ranging from items in royal families to ancient relics from pyramids and jungles.  Being a thief isn't as easy as she makes it look as she also has to fight off rival thieves like Lupin the Third himself.  Fujiko Mine is also one very beautiful woman that makes all the women want to be her and all the men want to be with her.  Not only is she beautiful but also a very smart cookie and is a master of disguise which is very helpful to get her into secure places.  Some adventures you get to see her in this volume:  Marrying a leader of a cult, going undercover as a nanny for a king's grandchildren,  getting into steamy relationships with some students while parading as a teacher at an all-girls school, and chasing down a clairvoyant.  I hope you packed some sunscreen as this is going to be one very hot series. (Click "Read More" to read the rest of the review).

Blu-Ray Review: Berserk - The Golden Age Act 2: The Battle For Doldrey (2012)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 0 comments

The Battle for Doldrey is the second act of "The Golden Age" which is a part of a film series based on the long running comic/manga series Berserk.  The film is about a group of warriors lead by a white haired swordsman named Griffith whom is in a great battle against a rival army.  During the battle the general of the rival army spars off with the beautiful female warrior named Casca.  Unfortunately the rival general gets the upper hand due to Casca feeling slighty under the weather but lucky for her Guts (her comrade and one of main characters of the series) jumps in right in the nick of time and stops the rival general.  This leads to Guts and the general  into having a violent battle.  It seems like victory for Guts but Casca succumbs to her illness and passes out and starts falling off a cliff with Guts grabbing her but falls on down with her.  The two manage to survive and recover in a nearby cave.  While resting they hear some of the men from the rival army outside looking for them so they can slay them.  The two leave the cave and get caught up in a battle with them.  The battle is very violent but somehow they managed to survive and avoid getting raped (well Casca did.  Nobody wants to rape Guts).  After the battle Griffith attends a meeting at the home base and is given the task of taking back a castle that was captured from them over one-hundred years ago.  The battle isn't going to be easy as the building is heavily guarded with archers and an elite group of warriors called "The Holy Purple Rhinos".  Will Griffith and his men be successful? Or are they due to fall like the rest of the armies that have tried to take over the colossal structure?  One way or another we are going to see one epic battle that will go down in the history books.  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

Blu-Ray Review: Appleseed XIII (2011 - 2012)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Monday, November 11, 2013 0 comments

Appleseed XIII (as in the number Thirteen) is a science fiction action show about a couple of E S.W.A.T. members named Deunan and Briareos. Deunan is a very hard as nails female and she is a very brilliant at combat.  Briareos is her protector and best friend who also happens to be a cyborg.  While the both of them may seem worlds apart they both have one thing in common and that's for them to find their own "paradise".  While they are busy wondering if they'll achieve their goal they get assigned a mission to take down a terrorist group called "The Argonauts" who plan to eradicate cyborgs, bioroids, and robots to preserve humanity... or so we think.  There could be a lot more going on behind the scenes that the government and Argonaut members themselves are unaware of.  Will the E S.W.A.T. takedown Argonauts and get to the bottom of this mystery?  Will Deunan and Briareos find their paradise?  Will this show be worth watching?  The latter will be answered after the jump. (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

Blu-Ray Review: Tsuritama (2012)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Friday, November 8, 2013 0 comments

Tsuritama is a show about a young teenaged boy named Yuki Sanada who has just moved with his moderately attractive grandmother to a small island called Enoshima.  Yuki has some social problems where he gets really nervous when in front of large groups to the point where he freezes up and has a facial expression that makes him look like Carrot-Top and often ends up running out of the room crying (again just like Carrot-Top).  They aren't the only two people to move into town as we also have Haru (last name unknown) who is a self proclaimed alien that carries around a fishing rod but sadly Haru has nowhere to stay.  While walking around he manages to run into Yuki's moderately attractive grandma while she is unpacking and asks if he could move in with them.  She accepts but Yuki is unaware of this as he is at school while this conversation was taking place.  Haru arrives late and sits next to Yuki in his nervous Carrot-Top state and sprays him in the face with his water pistol that he carries around. After Yuki awakens from getting sprayed he finds that time has suddenly flown by and he is dancing in front of the whole class and gets sprayed again.  Yuki gets freaked out wondering why he keeps passing out and gets sprayed again.  Turns out that Haru was telling the truth and is in fact a real alien and he uses water to control people.  The reason he is on Earth is to find someone to go fishing with but doesn't tell Yuki why fishing is important for Haru's mission.  Sadly Yuki and Haru are very clueless about fishing so they go to the bait shop and run into one of their other classmates named Natsuki Usami who is an expert fisherman to the point where he has the nickname "The Fishing Prince".  Yuki and Haru ask Natsuki to teach them to fish and thus begins our adventure in what I like to call "Fishing With the Alien" (a title that parodies the classic album "Surfing With the Alien" by Joe Satriani).  Did I forget to mention that Haru is also being watched by an investigator with a pet duck (like the Men In Black but with a duck) called Duck?  Looks like Haru is going to need a bigger boat.  (Click "Read More" to read the full review). 

DVD Review: Daily Lives of High School Boys (2012)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 0 comments

Daily Lives of High School Boys is an animated comedy series about a group of ordinary boys who go to an ordinary all-boys high school.  The main characters in this mundane show are:  Tadakumi who is the more serious one that has a part time job working at a pizza place and despite being one the major characters he is often cut out of skits due to being "uninteresting" (don't worry, it's only an ongoing joke).  Hidenori is the more cheeky one who likes to mess around with his friends and likes to read on the riverbank while waiting for his friends to get off their job and is often stalked by a girl with long black hair.  Yoshitake is the delinquent of the group with blond hair and also likes to play around although he is kind of an idiot.  While not at school they are always hanging around at each others houses either playing video games, using their imaginations to come up with real life role playing games or just stealing their sisters panties and wearing them on their head while they wear their bras under their shirts... yeah maybe this show isn't as mundane as I thought. (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

Beast & Kaiser play Saints Row the Third (Part 6)

Posted by theGamingBeast On Sunday, November 3, 2013 2 comments

Kaiser and Beast spread chaos in Steelport City one final time!


Let's Play Zafehouse Diaries Team 1: My D&D Group

Posted by theGamingBeast On Tuesday, October 29, 2013 0 comments

Let's Play Zafehouse Diaries Team 1: My D&D Group

I wish you all a very spooky Hallow-Beast fellow Beastians! I will attempt to see how far I can take some of my fellow friends and internet masters in the brutal Zombie Apocalypse of Zafehouse Diaries.

Blu-Ray Review: Cowboy Bebop Remastered Sessions Collection 1 (1998)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Saturday, October 26, 2013 2 comments

Cowboy Bebop Remastered Sessions Collection One is the high definition (1080p) re-release of the show Cowboy Bebop.  The show itself is about a guy who is ex-mafia named Spike Spiegel and his partner Jet Black who is an ex-cop and they live with each other on a big old spaceship called "The Bebop".  The two make a living by being bounty hunters and catch criminals for reward money but they always find themselves in much bigger situations that get them into all-sorts of crazy trouble.  Some examples include: Chasing down environmental terrorist, chasing down what they think is a contaminated rat, Spike fighting old friends from his mafia days, Jet catching up with old friends from his days as a police officer, and Spike teaching a stranger martial-arts. Later on they are joined up with a Welsh Corgi named Ein, femme-fatal Faye Valentine, and genius computer hacker Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivruski IV... or Edward for short.  So strap yourselves in space cowboys, it's going to be a wild ride full of sex, drugs, rock 'n roll (or Jazz rather), and a whole load of bad-ass action.  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).  

DVD Review: Chihayafuru Part 2 (2011 - 2012)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Friday, October 25, 2013 0 comments

Chihayafuru Part 2 is the second (and final) volume of a show about a teenaged girl named Chihaya who runs a club that's dedicated to playing the card game Karuta.  Karuta is a game where two players put down cards on each side of the field that have quotes from a series of poems written down on them and when a reader (the person whom reads the poems) reads the poem that matches the card the players have to pick up the card before the other one gets a chance to do so themselves.  In this volume Chihaya has finally leveled up to "Rank A" (highest rank you can be) and is competing against the top dogs of the game and is quickly finding out that even though she is up there she still has a lot to learn about the game.  Her team (that is also her Karuta Club) has also grown in terms of skill to the point where they are competing in some of the bigger tournaments and not just that but they are all also getting up there individually as well and all have the potential to go up a few ranks.  Will the team grow to superstardom?  Will Chihaya become the top of the top?  I'm not going to answer those as I don't want to spoil but I can (and will) answer if this volume is good or not after the jump.  (Click "Read More" for the full review).

The New Heroes of Thair (D&D) Session 4

Posted by theGamingBeast On Monday, October 21, 2013 0 comments

The Heroes fight a tortured creature from hell, and get involved in a mystery.

Enjoy the 4th session of my current D&D campaign.

Joining us in this Quest in the Land of Thair is:

-Critical Failre as Daeron the Elf Cleric

-Jerry Terryfying as Mungore the Human Barbarian

DVD Review: Best of Rooster Teeth Collection (2003 - 2013)

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Best of Rooster Teeth Collection is a DVD box set containing three "best of" specials from the comedy group Rooster Teeth.  The DVDs included in this set are: The Best Red Vs. Blue DVD Ever. Of All Time (originally released on it's own last year but got re-printed for this set), Best of Rooster Teeth Shorts, and The Best of Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures.  Now instead of saying what the shows are about in here I'll be reviewing each disc separately after the jump.  So go take that jump into the alternate dimension that is "The Full Review".  See you all there.  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

Live! From the Terror Dome - Mondo Cool Cast 95

Posted by JerryTerrifying On Friday, October 18, 2013 2 comments

Russians attempt to assinate Jerry Terrifying and steal his Sega Saturn, NES Satellite, Xbox Recommendations, SNES recommendations and tons more after the jump.

Games They Don't Sell on Steam Anymore

Posted by Critical Failure On Tuesday, October 15, 2013 1 comments

Patlabor OVA Series One is a collection of all seven original episodes of Patlabor... yeah that title really speaks for itself about what it contains.  Anyway the show itself is about an elite group of police officers who tackle crime and terrorist attacks caused by robotic suits called Labors.  While it may all sound like fun and games they will get the shock of their lives when they find out that not everything is all action as they also have to do all the normal police work too and it can get to be quite the boring job.  The police crew is also a bit rough around the edges and always tend to goof off and be a bit silly.  The police crew are Noa Izumi (A young naive female otaku that is excited to be on the force), Asuma Shinohara (The son of a multi-millionaire that was tricked into joining the squad and doesn't want to be there), Hiromi Yamazaki (The gentle giant), Isao Ohta (A very trigger-happy man who loves to see action), Takeo Kumagami (A tough officer that was transported from overseas), and Mikiyasu Shinshi (The nerdy one that is controlled by his wife).  Do you trust your lives with these guys when they are protecting the streets?  Well let's just wait and see on just what they can do. (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

Blu-Ray Review: Robot Chicken DC Comics Special (2012)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Monday, October 14, 2013 0 comments

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special is a stop-motion animated skit show that takes the piss out of everything in pop culture with the use of toys, action figures, and dolls.  In this special episode you will see nothing but segments based on DC Comics superheroes and superbaddies like: Aquaman, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Mr. Freeze, and Lex Luthor.  You also get some skits based on some of the more unknown characters like: Captain Carrot and Mister Banjo.  All of the regular characters from the standard episodes of Robot Chicken like: The Nerd and The Humping robot.  There isn't really an ongoing story in this special as it's a fast-paced (faster than a speeding bullet) skit show but some examples of what goes on in this insane puppet show include: Justice Leauge going out to a bar to pick up women, Legion of Doom going over their secret Santa list,  The Nerd becoming a member of Green Lantern Corps;  and Aquaman getting sick and tired of being the butt of every joke.  So true believers let's rip this one out of it's original packaging and see if it was worth leaving my mothers basement.  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

Introduction to Killing Floor

Posted by Critical Failure On Friday, October 11, 2013 0 comments

DVD Review: Battle Girls: Time Paradox Series Collection (2011)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Tuesday, October 8, 2013 0 comments

Battle Girls: Time Paradox is an action comedy about Yoshino Hide, a female student in middle school that is always arriving late for school because she is always getting stuck on the train due to being too small to push her way out of the busy crowd.  She finally makes it to class and tries to sneak in without her teacher looking but she gets caught.  After school she gets called in to see the teacher and the teacher has some very bad news.  Yoshino Hide's grades are slipping on a very steep level and if she doesn't improve on her studies she'll have to repeat that grade all over again.  On her way home she gets desperate and decides to go to a shrine so she can pray for good luck.  While she is there she also spends the last of her money (all 10 cents of it) on a charm for her mobile phone.  While trying to put the money in the cash box she drops it all and chases after it and spots something unusual behind a window.  It looks like somebody meditating in the shrine with a bright blue glow around her.  Yoshino Hide distracts the woman and they both get swept up right into the light.  Yoshino Hide wakes up and ends up in a burning village where she is rescued by a big warrior princes named Oda Nobunaga.  Oda Nobunaga thanks her and starts walking home but notices that the scenery is not the same and returns back to Oda Nobunaga's castle and stays there until she figures out how to get home.  Next morning she discovers that she is actually stuck in another year and not just that as she has also somehow altered the past to create another timeline where men don't exist (EGADS).  While trying to figure out how to get back to the right time she also accepts to help Oda Nobunaga find all the pieces of a legendary armor that is said to give the person who wears it the power to rule over all of the land.  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

DVD Review: Mononoke (2007)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Monday, October 7, 2013 0 comments

Mononoke is a supernatural mystery show about an unnamed medicine seller that likes to hunt down demons.  You might remember him from appearing in the episode "Goblin Cat" from the horror anthology series called Samurai Horror Tales (you can check out the review to that here. ).  While this isn't a horror anthology it does stay true to it's roots and keeps the same format it had in Samurai Horror Tales.  If you don't know what I'm on about then let me explain on how this show format works.  This show is portrayed like a stage play with episodes split into acts... Yeah very basic stuff.  Now since this is following the same format as Samurai Horror Tales I will describe what happens in each episode separately as opposed to a general description of what the show is about otherwise this paragraph will just be the first sentence alone.  So let's get into it shall we?  And yes I must do the traditional horror anthology running gag *ahum ahum* BOOOOOOOOOO!! (Ghost noises).  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

DVD Review: Godzilla Final Wars (2004) (Godzilla Week 2013 Day 7)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Sunday, October 6, 2013 0 comments

The final day of Godzilla Week 2013 is here and we will be closing off the series with the last in the millennium series with a very appropriately titled film called Godzilla: Final Wars.  The film begins with a battle in a blizzard between Godzilla and the Japanese army piloting a really amazing looking aircraft that looks like a mix between a submarine and a giant mining drill.  The army is very successful and defeat Godzilla by burying him under a mountain.  Right after that we see the opening credits where it introduces us to a secret government project called "Project M' that finds humans that have a mutant gene (like X-Men) and train them so they can use their abilities to battle giant monsters.  We are then introduced to two of them while they are in combat training and yes you do get to see the whole training which is in the form of a five minute fight.  After that they get called for a special mission which is to guard a very beautiful biologist.  On television we have a scientist talking about his work and then we see him flying on a plane. This flight won't be a smooth one as we see the plan blow-up suddenly from an unknown attack.  If you thought that was all the action we get for this first part you'd be wrong as from out of nowhere we get giant monsters attacking cities all over the world at the same time.  They send out their mutant soldiers to take them on but they only manage to take down one (a giant lobster).  From out of nowhere we see all the monsters disappear and that's all thanks to a giant spaceship that just happens to be visiting Earth.  The aliens beam down from their spaceship along with the scientist we all thought died in the plan explosion.  Turns out the aliens had saved him at the last minute and are here to help us save Earth.  Is this just me or do I smell something fishy?  Do these aliens speak the truth or are they trying to get our guard down?  Only time will tell. (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

The Gaming Beast reaches 200 subs!

Posted by theGamingBeast On Saturday, October 5, 2013 0 comments

Thanks to all 200 subs that enjoy my channel!

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DVD Review: Godzilla Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) (Godzilla Week 2013 Day 6)

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It's day six of Godzilla Week 2013 and I'm back with another review of a millennium series Godzilla film.  Today we will be taking a look at the follow-up to "Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla (2002)" titled Godzilla Tokyo S.O.S. (also known as Godzilla X Mechagodzilla X Mothera Tokyo S.O.S.).  The movie starts off with both Godzilla and Mechagodzilla recovering from battle at their own homes.  The boss is really angry that it's taking a really long time to repair Mechgodzilla fearing that Godzilla or any other huge monster will take advantage of Tokyo while their hero is down.  The Japanese air-force spot something unknown on their radars and warn it but it won't respond to them so they try to shoot it down but are unsuccessful and the unknown flying object gets away.  The UFO is not a enemy ship of any kind but is in fact Mothera and she is on her way to visit an old friend.  No I am not talking about Godzilla but instead we see the return of one of the characters from "Mothera Vs. Godzilla (1964)" (a soldier that helped rescue Mothera).  He is warned by two fairies (also characters introduced in Mothera Vs. Godzilla) saying that they must dismantle Mechagodzilla and return the bones of the original Godzilla to the sea.  If they don't do it Mothera will declare war on the human race.

The army gets told of this but they refuse to give up the only thing protecting them from being wiped out.  What's worse is that the guys grandson is copping it from his fellow soldiers.  They instead go to convince the Prime Minister and he accepts but on one condition: They must take out Godzilla first.  Everybody is happy with that but Mechagodzilla is still in repair.  The army also find something shocking and that was the corpse of a giant sea-turtle (a possible cameo from Gamera perhaps?) washed up on the beach and it died from fatal wounds to the head from being attacked by Godzilla.  This can only mean that Godzilla is near and is getting ready to wreck havoc on Tokyo yet again.  The army has no choice but to launch Mechagodzilla into battle.  Poor Mechagodzilla, it doesn't matter if he wins or loses as he must be destroyed in the end.  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

DVD Review: Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla (2002) (Godzilla Week 2013 Day 4)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Thursday, October 3, 2013 0 comments

Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla (also known as: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (in the US), Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla III (in Australia) and Godzilla X Mechagodzilla (in Japan)) is marked as a direct sequel to the original Godzilla film.  Godzilla keeps on attacking Japan and the Japanese government are getting very sick and tired of it.  Meanwhile a scientist comes up with some breakthrough technology that reanimates fossils by mixing it with robotic parts turning them into organic drones.  The government approaches him asking if there's some way of using his discovery to create a weapon to combat against Godzilla.  They manage to pull this off in a very insane way by recovering the bones of the original Godzilla and using them to create a giant killing machine that's half-reptile, half-machine, and all monster baby YEEEEEEEHAAAAWWWWW!!!  Mechagodzilla is born and he is ready to kick some ass.  But this leaves us with a problem... Who's going to pilot the darn thing?  Enter a female soldier that is struggling with her past due from a mistake that cost her crew their lives during a Godzilla attack.  She is looking forward to redeeming her damaged reputation and avenging her fallen friends by piloting Mechagodzilla and stopping Godzilla for good.  Now ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages... LET'S GET READY TO RUUMBLLLLLEEEEE!  *Ding ding ding* (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

DVD Review: Godzilla, Mothera & King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-out Attack (2001) (Godzilla Week 2013 Day 3)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Wednesday, October 2, 2013 0 comments

It's humpday and that means it's time for a movie with a threesome of gigantic proportions.  The movie you will be reading about today on day three of Godzilla Week is:  Godzilla, Mothera and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-out Attack!  This film starts off with a film crew filming  a documentary about Godzilla for public access television.  The crew gets told off for their production as it's more like one of those shady kind of documentaries about Big Foot.  The leader of the crew is then met by a strange old man who gives her a mystical book.  The book details a prophecy about Godzilla's return from his fifty-year absence to wreck havoc on Japan.  She likes this a lot and has the idea to document Godzilla's destruction for the documentary instead of the fake stuff they are doing now.  The army spots a monster on their radar and think it's Godzilla but instead it is a dog-like monster called Baragon.  Not long after that we see something big raging all over Japan and that something is Godzilla. Godzilla is ultra pissed and attacks everything with no remorse including an orphanage and several shopping centers.  Godzilla starts heading deeper in land and walks into Baragon and starts kicking the shit out of him (damn).  For every prophesized villain there is always a legendary hero destined to stop that said evil and that legendary hero is King Ghidorah... King Ghidorah?  Well this is certainly a monster I never expected to be a hero.  (Click "Read More" for the full review).

DVD Review: Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus (2000) (Godzilla Week 2013 Day 2)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 0 comments

Day two of Godzilla Week is here and we are on the second film from the millennium series of Godzilla films: Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus.  The movie starts off with a brief history of Godzilla and Japanese power stations that starts all the way back in the 1950's and ends in the year 1996.  Flash-forward to the year 2001 where we see Godzilla running wild allover Osaka.  Instead of Japan retaliating with tanks and helechopters or a monster of their own they send out an elite division of soldiers called The G-Graspers, if you're anything like me you'd be mistakenly calling them the Grasshoppers.  The G-Graspers attack Godzilla by hiding in-between buildings and fire rockets while he isn't looking.  Godzilla eventually spots them and chases the G-Graspers out of town.  The following day we have the G-Graspers evacuate a small village so they can test out a whole new weapon that produces miniature black holes.  The test was successful but they did have a witness but it's okay as he was only a little kid and was easily convinced to keep the whole test a secret.  They also find something really cool amongst the wreckage and that thing was a wormhole. 

Later that night the little boy hears a weird noise coming from outside so he goes to look out his window.  What the boy sees is simply amazing with a big giant dragonfly coming out of the wormhole to drop off something and then return back into the hole.  The boy goes outside to check out what was dropped off and what he finds is an egg.  The boy has moved into the city and decides to toss the egg down the sewer due to it being too wet (I don't like where this is going).  The egg hatches in the sewer followed by a hilarious scene of the baby dragonfly spewing on people and them eating them in what looks like a mild case of tentacle sexual assault mixed with chilidog making.  Next day we see Osaka flooded and the baby dragonfly dead floating in the ocean from losing a fight against Godzilla.  The G-Graspers go out to check the carcass in their very awesome aircraft.  Once they get there they get attacked by Godzilla but they manage to get away.  Unfortunately for them the dragonfly had laid several eggs under the water and they are getting ready to hatch (save us Aquaman).  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

DVD Review: Godzilla 2000 (1999) (Godzilla Week 2013 Day 1)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Monday, September 30, 2013 0 comments

Greetings giant monster movie fans, James Kaiser here bringing the next installment of "Insert name here" Week "insert year" special.  While that sounds like a terrible way to boot this paragraph up (actually its a bloody awful way of starting) you are bound to like the theme for this week as it's all about Godzilla.  Unlike the last week long special I did (Bleach Week) that ran for five days (a working week as it's known) this one is going to take up all seven days (Monday to Sunday).  Kicking off Godzilla Week 2013 we travel to the distant year of 1999 (and by distant I mean distantly in the past) where we see the start of a whole new era of Godzilla films called "The Millennium Series" with a film called Godzilla 2000.  So get some Nikes on because RRRRRUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNN! IT'S GODZILLA WEEEEEEEEKKKKK!

Godzilla 2000 begins with some scientists erecting a electronic device that can send a signal to lure Godzilla onto land so a news paper reporter can snap some photos (not a good idea if you ask me).  We then go to a lighthouse where we see the keeper sitting down and doing his job, out of nowhere he hears some very disturbing sounds and looks out the window to see Godzilla with a boat in his mouth (poor Popeye).  Godzilla spots the scientist in their van and starts chasing them down in a very cool scene where you see giant Godzilla feet stepping through the roof of a tunnel.  The scientist manage to get away and Godzilla starts destroying the city of Tokyo in a scene that feels like a remake of the city scene from the original film.  Meanwhile on the coastline we see some corporate dudes pulling out a meteorite from the ocean that looks like a big poop (not being crude or anything as it just does).  The sun starts to rise and the meteorite rises along with it like two synchronized swimmers pulling off some flawless team work.  Godzilla is still rampaging so they send the army to see if they can stop the big lovable amphibian. (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

Action Hero Fighter Session 1 - Power Force

Posted by theGamingBeast On Sunday, September 29, 2013 0 comments

Had the first open Playtest of Action Hero Fighter and it was epic! AHF is a pen and paper roleplaying game Im developing. It simulates the awesome action movies of the 80ies and 90ies. Join Magnum Powerstone (played by Alex Swingle) the tough brawler and Adrian Stryker the inventive sharpshooting, chainsmoking grizzled cop (played by Jordan Lennard ) as they face the Ninjas of the Scorpion Venom Clan and their leader the Master Ninja Cobra, who has their friend JuJuan Gamboa the tough ex Cuban Mobster slash deadly FBI Agent (played by Aksel Planch Jørgensen but not present for this game). This is the second playtest but the first public one and it was alot of fun. I learned alot and it will help to advance the development of the game.

DVD Review: Hakaba Kitaro (2008)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Tuesday, September 24, 2013 0 comments

Hakaba Kitaro is an animated show about a creepy little boy named Kitaro who just happens to be the last of his kind called The Ghost Tribe and they have to keep him alive otherwise they will become extinct.  The show starts off with an investigator hired to find the cause of why the elderly are turning into the undead at the hospital.  He also has some new neighbors that have moved in next door that are a bit creepy not to say the least.  He gives them a visit and finds out that the creepy woman was responsible for turning the old people into the undead as they were just fulfilling the elderly's wish of wanting to live forever.  The investigator freaks out and tries to run out but is grabbed by her giant Egyptian mummy husband who is only trying to calm him down.  The married couple don't mean the humans any harm as they only want to live a life in a peaceful town free of prejudice.  We also find out that the wife is pregnant but the investigator has no choice but to report them in anyway and then leaves with the married couple in tears. 

The investigator returns later only to find them both dead (not from suicide if that's what you're all thinking).  He goes to give them a proper burial and witnesses a miracle as once he buries the mummie's wife  he hears some crying and sees a creepy demon baby crawl from out of his mothers grave, baby Kitaro is born (Yes I have Born In A Casket by Cannibal Corpse in my head also).  The investigator freaks out and kicks the kid away and gets the heck out of there.  Back at the monster couples house we see that the mummy (the kids father) is surprisingly still alive but just barely and we see his eye-ball crawl right out of his skull and runs to the cry of his baby boy who is freezing in the rain.  He manages to get to his son and is very happy to see that he is okay and tries to find a house to where he can leave his baby to be raised as he is in no condition to raise him being a walking eye-ball and all.  He takes baby Kitaro to the investigators house and the investigator mans up and raises him.  Several years have passed with Kitaro in school and we see the eye-ball return very happy and grateful that his son is alive and healthy.  The family is back together but that's only the beginning of the story.  (Click "Read More" for full review).

DVD Review: Chihayafuru Part 1 (2011 - 2012)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Saturday, September 14, 2013 0 comments

Chihayafuru is a show about a female teenager named Chihaya who aims to be the number one player of a card game called Karuta.  Karuta is a game where each player puts down a bunch of cards that have lines from a series of famous Japanese poems (called the one-hundred poems) on their side of the field, they have some person watching over the players and pulling poems from a box and the players have to snap up the cards that are related to those said poems.  The player that has snatched up the most cards ultimately wins the match.  In this volume of the show we have Chihaya starting high-school by putting up posters advertising that she'll be starting a club where people can come in and play Karuta.  While putting up the posters she runs into an old friend and then we have a flashback to when they were kids getting into the game.  After that we have Chihaya trying her best to gain members so that her club will become a real thing so she can have a team that will help her reach her goals of becoming the number one player and have the number one team.  Will she manage to get people to join her club?  Most likely.  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

Blu-Ray Review: From Up On Poppy Hill (2011)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Thursday, September 12, 2013 0 comments

From Up On Poppy Hill is a slightly romantic drama film set in 1964 (around the time of the Olympics) about a young girl and boy named  Umi Matsuzaki and Shun Kazama.  Umi Matsuka lives with her siblings and also take cares of them while her mother is in the United States of America teaching at a university.  Everyday Umi raises up some flags in her backyard in hopes of her father seeing them if he ever returns home from sea.  One day during high school while eating lunch she witnesses the male students protest the removal of an old building where they all like to have their clubs.  One of the boys demonstrates his devotion to the building by diving from the top of it to the pond that's right below.  He manages to pull it off... after bouncing off the bushes.  Umi helps him out of the pond and the rest of the school is in awe like it's a new romance starting to bloom.  Umi doesn't think of it anymore than just helping a guy out of the water.  One of Umi's friends tells her that there's an opening position in the school paper staff and asks her to check it out.  She walks into the building and is amazed by the beauty she finds while inside.  She makes it up to the office and runs into the boy she pulled out of the pond who is named Shun Kazama.  She takes the job and also decides to help out the boys in their fight to save the building from being demolished.  (Click "Read More" for the full review). 

DVD Review: Code Geass - Akito The Exiled. Episode 1: The Wyvern Arrives (2012)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Tuesday, September 10, 2013 1 comments

The Wyvern Arrives is the first chapter in a special series of direct-to-video releases based on the show Code Geass titled Akito the Exiled.  The episode starts off with the army defending one of their bases from an attack by using Elven (what they call the Japanese in this show) due to them not caring if they live or die during battle.  Out of all the carnage you see in this crazy battle we only get one Elven survivor named Lelouch Lamperouge.  Lelouch manages to hitchhike back to home base but has to ride in the back due to people having very heavy prejudice against his people.  Later we see him and his commander at a dinner in Paris but it all ends a bit sour when Lelouch protects his commander from her drunken fiancé.  We then go to the shady underground where we see a terrorist group prepare for something big that might just put the city or even the entire country in some serious trouble.  I wonder how it will all go in this first exciting episode? (Click "Read More" for full review).

Let's Champions Online

Posted by theGamingBeast On Monday, September 9, 2013 0 comments

The final Champions Online game, enjoy!

DVD Review: Anohana ~ The Flower We Saw That Day (2011)

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Anohana (full title: Anohana ~ The Flower We Saw That Day) is a supernatural coming of age story about a teenager named Jintan who one day wakes up to see the ghost of Menma, a friend who tragically passed away after an accident from when they were kids.  The reason why she is back from the grave (ooooOOOOhhh... that was me being a ghost) is so she can have her wish granted but is unable to remember what that wish was (go figure).   A lot of stuff has happened during the time in-between Menma's death and return as Jintan has grown apart from his friends from when he was a little boy.  They decide the best way to fulfill her unknown wish is to get the gang back together and he manages to pull it off a lot easier that what I'd expect but it's better than waiting nearly a whole season for something to happen (I'm looking at you Bleach and American television).  Getting the gang to believe that Menma is hang around them as a ghost is going to a harder thing to try to get his friends to believe in, especially since that Jintan doesn't believe that Menma is a ghost to begin with and thinks she is just something that his mind came up with. Oh how oh how will this all work out?  (Click "Read More" for full review)

Mondo Cool Team Reviews: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3,360)

Posted by Shintai On Saturday, September 7, 2013 0 comments

Shintai and Jerry team up to talk about quite possibly the best Metal Gear spin of to date.

DVD Review: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 1 (2010 - 2011)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Friday, September 6, 2013 4 comments

My Little Pony Season One is an animated series about a pony named Twilight Sparkle and hey loyal assistant Spike (a purple and green baby dragon) that get sent to a city called Ponyville to learn about what friendship is all about.  Not long after moving in she is met with other ponies (not in any particular order): Rainbow Dash (A pony with wings (also known as a Pegasus), a rainbow mane and also has a bit of an attitude), Fluttershy (A Pegasus that's really good with animals but is really shy around everything else), Rarity (A unicorn type pony (like Twilight Sparkle) that loves looking pretty, loves beautiful things and can tend to be a bit nit-picky), Pinky Pie (A very hyperactive pony that really loves fun), and Applejack (A hard working pony with a southern accent that works on a apple farm).  After an intense battle with Nightmare Moon they form a strong friendship.  Looks like Twilight Sparkle's mission is going really well but there is still a lot more she will learn about why friendship is magic.  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

Fighting the War for Fillmore - help a good man fight cancer!

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Hey guys, time for some serious buisness. A friend of mine named Steve Fillmore has a nasty type of cancer and is asking for donations, so his treatment can continue. He and fiance have been working 2 jobs to sustain the treatments and live. Now they are getting to the point where their insurance will be cancelled if they don't pay theyre outstanding dept. That means no more treatments for him, no more chemo therapy, blood tests or nessesary surgeries. Read more here in this link:


Read it and consider donating. Spread the word, post this on your social websites etc and a help a good man and his fiance to have a future together.

Ouya Controller Analysis

Posted by Critical Failure On Thursday, September 5, 2013 0 comments

This is my analysis of the Ouya controller!

Live! From the Terror Dome - Mondo Cool Cast 94

Posted by JerryTerrifying On Monday, September 2, 2013 2 comments

Another episode of Mondo Cool Cast has come and gone.  Lots of good shit in this episode actually so come download to this shit right here.

Mondo Cool Reviews: The Last Story (Wii)

Posted by Shintai On Sunday, September 1, 2013 1 comments

This is a review of The Last Story for the Nintendo Wii. This game was developed by Mistwalker, AQ Interactive and published by XSEED Games.

Phantasy Star Portable 2 First Impressions

Posted by JerryTerrifying On Friday, August 30, 2013 0 comments

Whenever I start a video game series I being with the first entry.  This way you don't have to deal with taking a step back in game play mechanics.  I say this because as I was looking into jumping into the second Phantasy Star Portable I kept running into the advice to just skip the first game which I had really enjoyed.

Blu-Ray Review: Doomsday Book (2012)

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Doomsday Book is a collection of three short films from South Korea that deal with horror and science fiction.  This is also a collaboration project between two directors: Pil-Sung Yim (Hansel & Gretel (2007)) and Kim Jee-Woon (The Last Stand (2013), A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)).  The three films are: A Brave New World, The Heavenly Creature and Happy Birthday.  Much like how I reviewed "Samurai Horror Tales (2006)" earlier this year (You can read the review here) I'm going to review each feature individually.  So let's not waste any more time with this opening paragraph and get straight into the review (ghost sounds).  (Click "Read More" to see the review).

Goofing around with a Plug and Play

Posted by Critical Failure On Monday, August 26, 2013 0 comments

Pay Per View Review: WWE Money In The Bank 2013 (2013)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Wednesday, August 21, 2013 0 comments

That certain time has come yet again... although much later that what I'd like it to be.  I am indeed talking about the my very late review of this years Money In The Bank.  No doubt one of WWE's most exciting shows of the year thanks to the money in the bank match itself.  If you are unfamiliar with how the match goes I'll give you the lo-down (damn that sounded dorky) on how this match works.  You have a bunch of wrestlers in the ring (around six to eight) trying to grab a briefcase that's hanging up above the wrestling ring.  The recommended method is to climb a ladder but the rules don't state that you have to so you can get away with some unorthodox stuff.  Once a wrestler has obtained the briefcase he has the power to cash in the contract that's inside to score a title match whenever they want but they only have one year before the contract expires.  There is normally two money in the bank matches on this pay per view with one for the Raw roster and the other for Smackdown.  This year they did something different and instead of doing the Raw and Smackdown theme they did "Rising Stars" and "Superstars" instead.  So how did it all go?  Click "Read More" to find out.  Sorry this review was late but that's a long story that I don't want to get into...  actually it's not that long.  I started working on this review as soon as the show finished but midway during the rough draft I lost internet connection for a few weeks and lost track of my work.  Don't worry though, the other reviews are right on schedule (until I get distracted by something shiny again).  (Click "Read More" for full review).

Blu-Ray Review: Rurouni Kenshin - New Kyoto Arc (2011 - 2012)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Monday, August 19, 2013 0 comments

Rurouni Kenshin - New Kyoto Arc is a two part OVA (Original Video Animation) series that's also a remake of the "Kyoto Arc" from the manga and television series.  This mini-series starts off with a female ninja named Misao who finds Kenshin and asks him to help her find someone she really cares for.  Kenshin warns her that isn't a very good idea and will only lead her to disappointment but Misao convinces him to go anyway.  We then cut to the bad guy of the show, Shishiro.  Shishiro is a bandage-clad gang leader that looks a bit like an Egyptian mummy and his plan is to commit genocide and take over what's left of the land and rule like a God.  Kenshin burst into Shishiro's hideout and demands that Shishiro surrender but Shishiro refuses and pretty much calls Kenshin soft for throwing away his murderous ways.  Shishiro starts admiring Kenshin's sword and leaves the battle with his second-in-command challenging Kenshin to a duel.  The battle ends in a tie but leaves Kenshin in need of a new sword so he goes on a trip to visit a swordmaker so he can defeat Shishiro.  Kenshin makes it to the Swordmaker's house but finds that the guy he is looking for has passed on and asks his son instead.  The Swordmaker's Son refuses to make anything that can harm people in battle.  Shishiro sends out one of his men to kidnap the Swordmaker's Grandson and wants a sword for the kids ransom.  The goon only lasts a few seconds in a fight with Kenshin and the Swordmakers Son comes to his senses and gives Kenshin the last sword that his father made.  Off to stop Shishiro.  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

Blu-Ray Review: Another (2012)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Saturday, August 17, 2013 0 comments

Another is an animated horror mystery series about a teenaged boy named Koichi Sakakibara who just moved into town and hospitalized shortly after.  While in hospital he is visited by some students from the school he is going to.  The students give him a warm welcome, wish him a nice recovery and leave.  Later during the night Koichi goes for a stroll and runs into a girl with an eye-patch in the elevator.  He asks her why she is out this late?  She replies with "To visit my other half" and walks into the morgue.  Koichi gets released from the hospital and goes back home to live with his grandparents and very attractive aunt (she is also a teacher that works at the school).   Koichi starts school but he notices some weird things like how class three is always separated from the rest of the school.  Everytime he asks why, the students just simply ignore him and go on with their day like nothing happened.  He runs into the girl (named Mei Misaki) he met in hospital and tries to talk to her but she warns him that it is very risky talking to her.  He goes on talking to her anyway despite her warning.  On his way home he notices a bizarre shop that sells creepy dolls and goes in to take a peek.   Well what do you know?  He runs into Mei again and the two sit down and have a cup of tea.  Mei tells him about an urban legend about the school that the children are taking very seriously.  Next day he notices that all the kids are ignoring Mei and suspects that she is actually a ghost.  Turns out that Koichi couldn't be any more wrong as the reason why they are ignoring Mei is actually for a ritual they are doing to keep away the schools curse, if anybody notices her the ritual will fail.  The wrath of the curse is very great and they shortly find out later that day when a fellow classmate suffers from a very fatal accident.  Turns out the curse is very, very real and the whole class is scared shitless.  How will they survive this?..  Or will they survive this?  Is the more appropriate question.  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

Acquisitions of the NES Kind

Posted by JerryTerrifying On Wednesday, August 14, 2013 5 comments

It's not often that I put up a post on the site about shit I got.  I think it's one of the worst types of content proliferating websites that cover older games and especially youtube.  However there is definitely a market for it and from time to time I do make an acquisition that's worth showing off.  As a matter of fact I've only ever turded up the site with one other post detailing junk I got.  It was a special circumstance, Famicom games I received for my 30th birthday which happens to be the same year the Famicom turned 30.  I made an exception.

Syder Arcade (PC/Android Review)

Posted by Critical Failure On Tuesday, August 13, 2013 0 comments

The Anime Room: The Skull Man Review

Posted by Shintai On Monday, August 12, 2013 0 comments

Shintai and Mitch join forces to bring you a review of the anime, The Skull Man. A rather dark anime created by studio Bones, most notable for Fullmetal Alchemist.

DVD Review: The Amazing World of Gumball Volume 1 (2011 - ongoing)

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The Amazing World of Gumball Volume One is a cartoon series about the wacky lives of Gumball Watterson along with his sister Anais and their brother Darwin .  Gumball is a very adorable happy go lucky blue cat that loves to play around and have fun.  Anais is a four year old pink bunny rabbit and is the brainiest of the siblings and she loves watching Daisy the Donkey.  Darwin is their adopted goldfish brother that actually started off as their pet but one day he unexpectedly evolved and now he is a proud member of the family.  I really like that as I hate it when I see shows that have animals as lead characters have pets.  There are more great characters in this show like their parents.  Their mother is an overly protective blue cat that works at a rainbow factory and their dad is a big fluffy pink bunny that loves sleeping and eating.  Most of the episodes take place at either home or at their school, Elmore High. (Click "Read More" to see the full review).