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.