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Anime Review: Sailor Moon Crystal Act 8

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Minako Aino, the original Sailor Senshi from Codename: Sailor V. Although Usagi is based on Minako, and both of them can have similar characteristics, Minako stands out as a character. Through the various incarnations of Sailor Moon, Minako has been portrayed as the senpai or the more experienced member of the group, who chases after idols. The live action series ... Read More »

Nintendo e-shop releases and specials October 16th, 2014

Castlevania Harmony

In anticipation of Halloween, Konami has released another gem on the Wii U e-shop, Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance. This game stars Juste Belmont, who bears a striking resemblance to Alucard, and is set 50 years after the events of Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest. It features the well known Metroidvania gameplay style established in Castlevania II and refined in Symphony of ... Read More »

Nintendo e-shop releases and specials October 9th, 2014

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When I first played Castlevania: Circle of the Moon on the Game Boy Advance back in 2001, I was really impressed. The graphics were great and the fact that the opening had a chorus singing amazed me. It wasn’t quite as good as Symphony of the Night but it came pretty close. Now you can play this game on the ... Read More »

Anime Review: Sailor Moon Crystal Act 7

Mamoru

There’s a lot of content to discuss so no real intro this time around, let’s just jump right into the the synopsis and everything else. Act 7 picks up where Act 6 left off, Usagi is still in shock after learning that Tuxedo Mask and Mamoru are the same person. Mamoru tells Usagi that the reason he is after the ... Read More »

Nintendo e-shop releases and specials October 2nd, 2014

Dracula X

October is here which means Halloween is right around the corner. Konami is celebrating Halloween this month by releasing various Castlevania titles on the Virtual Console. The first title up this month is Castlevania: Dracula X. This game is a poor man’s version of Akumajou Dracula X: Chi no Rondo, staring Richter Belmont best known for saying “Die monster, you ... Read More »

Geekly Recharge: Five Games I played this summer

Summer feature Cthulhu

Summer can be weird for gamers. You have more free time, but new releases are few and far between. I tend to use my summer as a chance to catch up on games and enjoy some old school gaming. Below are five games that I played and completed this summer across different platforms. Cthulu Save the World (Steam) In anticipation ... Read More »

Anime Review: Sailor Moon Crystal Act 6

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Tuxedo Mask, Tuxedo Kamen, Moonlight Knight, Endymion, Endo, Darien, Mysterious 2098 Face, whatever you like to call him, Mamoru Chiba has some interesting identity issues. Typically, when people think of Tuxedo Mask, they think of a rose throwing, cane wielding, masked man in a suit. But did you know that Tuxedo Mask never throws roses in the manga nor the ... Read More »

Nintendo e-shop releases and specials September 18th, 2014

Wild Guns

With Smash Bros. on the horizon, the Nintendo e-shop has been pretty active lately. Last week, Platinum Club Nintendo members had early access to a Smash Bros. demo, starting on September 19th, the demo will become available to all 3DS users. On the Wii U Virtual Console this week is SNES classic cabal shooter Wild Guns by Natsume. I’ve never ... Read More »

Video Game Review: Etrian Odyssey IV, Legends of the Titan

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When Etrian Odyssey first debuted on the DS several years ago, I was interested in playing it but was too busy with grad school. Before I knew it, there were four games in the series and a remake of the original game on the 3DS. Last year I decided to purchase the remake of the original known as Etrian Odyssey ... Read More »

Anime Review: Sailor Moon Crystal Act 5

Flower Hurricane

Strong, tall, and super feminine are a few words one could use to describe Makoto Kino, best known as Sailor Jupiter. In just about every version of Sailor Moon, Makoto is consistently the tough girl, with a slightly deeper voice and a damn good cook with lots of talent. Before we get into the details about act, I want to ... Read More »

Sailor Moon: Petite Etrangere Summary and Review

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Last year, while eagerly awaiting for news regard the new Sailor Moon anime, fans were surprised to see the revival of the Sailor Moon musicals, which are also known as SeraMyu. In September of 2013, Sailor Moon: La Reconquista was released and was a pretty enjoyable experience based on the well known first portion of the story. It was in ... Read More »

Anime Review: Sailor Moon Crystal, Act 4

Moon Twilight

The Masquerade is an event featured in many versions of Sailor Moon. What may appear to be just a filler episode in the original anime, is actually an important manga chapter. Before I go into details about Sailor Moon Crystal’s Masquerade, I’d like to look back on my favorite version of this episode. It’s been nearly 10 years since the ... Read More »