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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! Here are his photos …

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From Mickey Mouse to Jesus, This Dragon’s Crown Trailer is Full of Epic Homages

Watching the latest Dragon’s Crown trailer I was delighted by the density of historical and pop cultural references they managed to sprinkle into every shot. Dragon’s Crown is the latest game from Vanillaware, best …

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

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 Staff and Hungry Ghosts A …

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A Buddhist's Guide to Asura's Wrath Part 2 - The Bishop’s Staff and Hungry Ghosts

Welcome to the second installment of A Buddhist’s Guide to Asura’s Wrath. First off, I want to thank everyone who read and shared Part 1. Because of your positive feedback and support, the article got the attention of …

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A Buddhist's Guide to Asura's Wrath Part 1 - Buddhist Cyborgs and the story of the Asura

Hello. My name is Richmond Lee Chaisiri. I am a professional game artist who grew up in a Buddhist household in Thailand, the most Buddhist nation on earth. I will be your tour guide through the wild, wonderful and very …

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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 …

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Announcing "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 …

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Terra’s Black Marker

I recently got to meet one of my very favorite artists, Katsuya Terada at the opening of his art show, Terra’s Black Marker, at the Compound Gallery in Portland Oregon. Terada is a prolific artist known for his work in …

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Darkstalkers and the Twelve Principles of Animation

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 …

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