A free game today only!
[Full Disclosure: I have a personal relationships with the developer of this game. And I'm employed by the company who provided the tools for the development kit.]
Today is free comic book day! So go get yourself some free comics at your local comics store. To celebrate, Atomic Robo: Violent Science for iOS is also free!
It’s been about ten years since my grandpa passed away. Though in retrospect he was “dead” years before that. After he had his stroke he was never the same. So when I think about it, he’s been gone now for almost fifteen years now. I still remember his funeral. As with any funeral there were an assortment of friends and family. Some familiar faces mixed with others I had not seen in decades. It was almost as if they felt they had to be there out of some obligation. While I appreciated the gesture, I couldn’t help but feel jaded. I mean they never really took the time to be part of his life when he was alive, so their presence there felt meaningless.
And as morbid as this may sound, this is exactly how I feel about the end of Nintendo Power.
I cried when I heard about this.. no lie! Nintendo Power is no longer going to be in print after the TWENTY+ years it’s been running. As a reader since 1988 (I still have my issue 1!) this breaks my heart as it was one of the best gaming magazines, part of my childhood, and was actually an awesome.
In America, the the late summer holds many great conventions. Between San Diego Comicon, PAX Prime, and Otakon there is something for everyone, however, none of them hold a candle to a certain convention from Japan, that makes even these huge events look like a meet-up at your local comic book store. Since 1975 devout fans of anime, manga, and gaming have been turning out in mass for the bi-annual event known as Comiket. While the majority of the convention focuses on the distribution of fan made content known as dojinshi. As of late this event has seen turnouts of more than 35,000 vendors, and numbers far exceeding over 500,000 con goers, and this number doesn’t show any chance of slimming any time soon.
Substance TV, a site about culture and creations that span from the printed industry of comics in the digital industry of games. Rather than taking a look at what’s to come, I decided to take a look back at where it began.. Specifically with the man of steel and the infamous Action Comics #1.
There’s nothing like the feeling of glossy paper stock fluttering between your fingers as you flip through the pages of a game magazine. Critics and cynics may declare printed media antiquated and dead, but as they say in Soul Calibur “The Soul Still Burns”. Magazines like ‘Retro Gamer’ are a perfect example of how a printed magazine can still be successful in this digital era.
The creator of AKIRA, Katsuhiro Otomo has announced that he is planning a new Manga series for Shonen Jump. His work as of late has been reserved for collaborations and short projects making this the first large project he has worked on in nearly 2 decades
Very little is known right now outside the story taking place in what is known as Japan’s Meiji period which took place during the late 1800′s early 1900′s and represents a time in Japan of major governmental and social change.
Stay tuned for more information.
While you wait feel free to start your own Neo Tokyo gang in style with the purchase of an official replica of the jacket worn by Kaneda for only $900! Joking aside, that thing is pretty sweet.