Category Archives: video games

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Song

The latest trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain uses the song “Nuclear” by Mike Oldfield to GREAT effect!

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Just wanted to post some quick thoughts on the music choice behind the rad new trailer for Metal Gear … Read the rest

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Happy Birthday Bruce Lee

 

 

 

 

Lightning fast strikes, flying kicks, incomparable lattisimi dorsi muscles, and the piercing warcry of “WATAAAAAH!”, few men have made as huge an impact on the very fabric of modern badassery as Bruce Lee.

Here is but … Read the rest

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Dragon’s Crown x Golden Axe

 

Sega has bought Atlus. Now lets make this happen folks!

If you love the art of Dragon’s Crown, check out our in depth look at some of its influences:

From Mickey Mouse to Jesus, This Dragon’s Crown Trailer is Read the rest

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Drunk Fairies? It’s Dragon’s Crown Akihabara Gallery!

 

 

On July 20th to the 21st a Dragon’s Crown art exhibit was held in Akihabara, and our pal in Japan known by the codename ‘The Professor’ (of the legendary Madman’s Cafe) was there to catch it! … Read the rest

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Analysis

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E3 has revealed to the world yet another stunning Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain trailer:

What speculation can we brew from this footage?

Eli- A youth who curses his fate

But the Lord Read the rest

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The World We Must Defend: War, Peace and Pokemon

 

 

by Andy Lee

So the trailer the next generation of Pokemon is out!

I still remember the joy of getting Pokemon Blue on my birthday… and then I realize that was nearly 16 years ago. Pokemon has persisted … Read the rest

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A Buddhist’s Guide to Asura’s Wrath Part 3 – The Mighty Vajra

 

 

By Richmond Lee
With additional help from Andy Lee (thanks bro!)

Previous Entries:
A Buddhist’s Guide to Asura’s Wrath Part 1 – Buddhist Cyborgs and the story of the Asura
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A Buddhist’s Guide to Asura’s Wrath Part 2 – Weapons – The Bishop’s Staff and Hungry Ghosts

 

 

By Richmond Lee
With additional help from Andy Lee

All Entries:
A Buddhist’s Guide to Asura’s Wrath Part 1 – Buddhist Cyborgs and the story of the Asura
A Buddhist’s Guide to Asura’s Wrath Part 2 – The Read the rest

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A Buddhist’s Guide to Asura’s Wrath Part 1

 

By Richmond Lee
With additional help from Andy Lee

All Entries:
A Buddhist’s Guide to Asura’s Wrath Part 1 – Buddhist Cyborgs and the story of the Asura
A Buddhist’s Guide to Asura’s Wrath Part 2 – The Bishop’s Read the rest

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King of Characters

No fighting game is complete without great characters. If all we cared about was gameplay we’d probably be happy just playing endless rounds of just Ken vs Ken in Street Fighter. Think back to the first time you played a … Read the rest

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King of Fighters – Lucky Number XIII

To commemorate the release of King of Fighters XIII, I will be doing a series of blog posts on why I love the hell out of this game. Many other people, much more qualified than me have already written at … Read the rest

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Dragon’s Crown!

Vanillaware just announced their latest game, Dragon’s Crown, a beautiful, beautiful, bee-yoo-tee-ful hand painted, 2d, high fantasy action RPG. This game is a love letter delivered by cruise missile with its sites set square on my heartstrings. It’s as if … Read the rest

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Darkstalkers and the Twelve Principles of Animation

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I originally posted this a few years ago on the Madman’s Cafe, one of the best online communities for thoughtful discussion of video games since the 90s.  The post got alot of positive responses, so I’ve finally backed it
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