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Posts tagged “Shenmue

Playing Games: 4th of July Shenmue


220px-ShenmueIIxboxcoverZeonic has been able to spend some time playing/beating Shenmue 2, now that he has a reason too since Shenmue 3 announcement. This was a game that should have been beaten years ago, but better late than never. These two videos are basically going through a building a-la The Raid style, then it gets to a point that the game froze after this great cinematic scene. Hopefully Zeonic can get the game going again, because paying 50 bucks for another copy off ebay now is ridiculous. He’s blaming the Xbox this time…

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AoY Podcast #68 – E3 2015 Talkback


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Also known as: “Yea Aisha Taylor, your the meme…. congrats!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:17:44)

Every year in California, the Electronic Entertainment Expo becomes that milestone that video game fans look forward too to indicate that summer finally begins. This year was the year that dreams did come true to many fans across the globe, even dreams that us podcast hosts have been waiting for many years.

We really don’t need a time code for this episode, since we stay true to staying on topic on what happened at E3 this year. June 16th, 2015 will mark a milestone date for both Jonn and Zeonic as the day Shenmue 3 was announced that launched a hugely successful Kickstarter that even crashed Kickstarter themselves. This also gets us into talking about dreams coming true for Kingdom Hearts 3, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, The Last Guardian, and much more. If you can’t tell already, (but let’s break it down for you again), that this podcast totally called out the idea of Shenmue coming to Kickstarter when we were talking with Lisle Wilkerson last year, so we are total trend setters of the gaming industry without anyone really knowing it.

This also gets us into discussing what happened during the other conferences (and how the HoloLens is just Strange Days tech come to life), the breakdown of the Nintendo World Championship 2015, Conkers Bad Fur Day talk, latest with Chris Chan and much more. Also, Josh gives his big plug for his personal blog at Cartoon Historian, where he spends a lot of time researching and writing about early American television animation that is largely forgotten about, and why you should care. He is basically becoming the next generation of Fred Patton without even knowing it.

Music Selection:

OP – When Shenmue comes your way, you dream on!!!

ED – These Shenmue dreams go on as I close my eyes…

This show has:

That was how I felt in that moment too…

So for anyone wanting to know what this game is about, let these drunken Irish developers tell you all about it…

Big question, does this game still hold up almost 2 decades later?

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You see, proof that HoloLens is made for Waifu Pronz

Mini-Wheat is the prime example of why "bring your child to work day" is a terrible idea...

Mini-Wheat is the prime example of why “bring your child to work day” is a terrible idea…

 


AoY Podcast #65 – The Psychotic Nashicon Wars (Nashicon 2015/Psychic Wars Review)


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Also known as: “Getting intimate with Vincent Baker…”
and also: “He punches the crap outta cancer!”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:16:53)

It is once again the start of Con season for the podcast, as Zeonic takes his yearly leave for this years Nashicon. Of course this episode will mark a historic landmark, as a live person enters the podcast “studio” (a.k.a., Zeonic room) to do a live recording with us. Let’s just say, we will do better next time. So, join us and our special live guest Vincent Baker from Otherworlds as we do our convention review and anime review of Psychic Wars.

(0:00 – 27:44) Convention Review – Nashicon 2015: This might be the first time ever that a con report is less than 30 minutes long, only because there wasn’t too much to gripe about. Both Zeonic and Vincent felt that the con stepped their game up in terms of getting good guest like returning champion Spike Spencer and newcomer Kyle Hebert to stop by Colombia S.C. What sweetened the pot even more was that Windjammers was available, so of course Zeonic got his fill of FLYING POWER DISK-U. We also mentioned the issues with how certain panels were ran this year, our guest Vincent discussing his upcoming game,  switching out to another mic in the studio (which… wasn’t a good idea), and Vincent discussing Triad Anime Con as being a featured guest there.

(27:44 – 43:51) Interview – Vincent Baker: So this interview was conducted behind the registration booth at the con since Zeonic saw it as the least chaotic area in the convention to talk to Vincent. Vincent was able to sit down and answer some questions and go into details about the Otherworlds game, which the Kickstarter to that will be updated on this post when it gets released on May 1st. So if your interested in the game, please give him all your money (or what you realistically want to give).

UPDATE! (May 2nd): Here is the link for the Otherworlds Kickstarter, so if you want to contribute, just click here to go to the Kickstarter page!!

(43:51 – 46:04) Podcast Promo’s: Our last promo was from February, so it’s high time we do another one. Alpha Counter has been keeping current with their once a week schedule for shows, which this latest episode is about upcoming films this summer. Anime World Order recently put out an episode reviewing The Anime Encyclopedia 3rd Edition, which even our latest promo aired on their episode, so thank you AWO gang! In other big news, the Daily Anime Podcast has released some more episodes, with Parasyte The Maximum and more Legend of Galactic Heroes talk.

(46:04 – 1:16:53) Review: Psychic Wars OVA: This was an anime that Jonn mentioned in our Crystal Triangle episode, which prompted Zeonic to watch it at 1 a.m. the night before. Regardless of this anime’s flaws, it is able to tackle one issue in question that is a worldwide cause of concern, and that is how to properly cure cancer. Of course this gets us off topic to talk about how to play the Shemue games, closing remarks on Chris(tine) Chan status update, proper tooth care, and briefly mentioning Chris Chan to Vincent, which he doesn’t need to honestly know. All this and more in this weeks episode.

Music Selection:

OP – It’s bout time we jam up this con once more…

OP2 – Time to dawn on our Jesus powers to punch cancer…

ED – After seeing this anime, we are now true veterans of The Psychic Wars…

This show has:

This anime…. at its purest form…

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AoY Podcast #18 – Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol. 1 Review


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Also known as: “I wrote this manga in ’94!”
Or also: “YOU CAN’T TERRAFORM A SPACE COLONY!”

The long awaited review from us is now finally out! I know we promised this like… a couple of months ago, but it’s finally out now. This week, we have our overly belated Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin review.

In this episode, we breakdown probably the best thing Yoshikazu Yasuhiko has done to date, as we go into depth on retelling of the beginnings of Mobile Suit Gundam. This also includes our general thoughts on Gundam, our thoughts on the publishing company Vertical Inc, audio issues, cool video game statues and much more.

Special Guest: Jeff from the Daily Anime Podcast

Disclaimer: I do wanna let you listeners know, Vol. 2, “Garma,” comes out on June 25th on Amazon.com and through other retailers. So if we didn’t spoil too much of this for you to check it out, and you got the dough to spend on books, then get them.

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 49:25 )


Music Selection:

OP – VERTICAL… DON’T GO GIVE UP NOW…

ED – IT WAS THE DOPEST MANGA I EVAH WROTE, IN ’94!

This show has:

Guys, take note, this is UN-TERRAFORMABLE!!!!

How to properly spend your money…


AoY Podcast #5 – ShenmueXTiger (aka Video Game Podcast)


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Also known as: “GAAAAAAME DAAT COOOOOMMM”

Ok, so were going non-anime related this episode… again. This time, we decide to take time to talk a bit about video games, especially video games we like. I decide to jump into the call after Josh talks about some bad Mega Man comics, then me and Jonn get to chat about us discovering the Shenmue series, and give our account on how both games are going for us. Josh then comes in to talk about the biggest piece-O-crap Tiger Electronics has ever put out, the Game.Com. We then go into a long discussion about Poke’mon games and video games in general, or really just us chillin out. And stay tuned to the SECRET ending where you get to hear dumb drunk people on our Skype call.

Disclaimer: I should point out, there was some connection issues with me during our Shenmue talk, but that clears up about the 37 minute mark, in case you wanna skip to there.

TIGERLinks:

Deus Ex, meet Tiger Electronics!

How to (NOT)promote you product in NINETEEN NINETY FREAKING SEVEN!!

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:54:36)

This show has:

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SNEAKY CHINAMENS!!!!

GURL LOOK AT DAT BODY!!!

GURL LOOK AT DAT BODY!!!

ASIAN SHENMUE SANTA-SAN!!

I LOOK LIKE AN ASSHOLE!!!!

Video Game acting at its peak, you haters!!!!