Kidrobot x Sonic the Hedgehog

krsonic00SEGA’s mascot Sonic gets the Kidrobot 3″ blind box figure treatment.  Each of the Sonic characters is mounted on the iconic gold ring stand.  There are 14 figures including the chase figures to collect.

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The Art of Deus Ex Universe

deusexartbookHave you played Deus Ex:  Mankind Divided?  Go play it!  Have you read Deus Ex: Black Light?  Go read it!  After doing all this now you can enjoy this by Titan Books – The Art of Deus Ex Universe.

deusart001Video game journalist Paul Davies takes us to EIDOS Montreal and interviews the players – the design and art teams behind the Deus Ex universe.  The artist and designers talk about the incredible world building and designing the right characters.  They also talk about building the atmosphere and emotion to get players into this world.  The art book contains over 300 images, art pieces, concept designs, character profiles, CGI art and sketches from Human Revolution and Mankind Divided video games.

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Deus Ex: Black Light by James Swallow

deusexblacklightcoverBased on the video game series Deus Ex, this new official “canon” novel Deus Ex: Black Light bridges the gap between the end of the video game Deus Ex:  Human Revolution and prequel to the new video game Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.  Author James Swallow who has already penned various Deus Ex original novels starts Black Light like the first Bourne Identity, as Jason Bourne, I mean ex-cop and ex-security Adam Jensen is found at sea and has no memory of his last mission.

Our cyber “augmented” hero Adam Jensen must piece together his past and retrace his steps to find what is going on and all roads lead him back home to Detroit and his former employer Sarif Industries.

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Figma Virtua Fighter Figures

FigmaVF01Do you remember playing the classic Sega 3D fighter Virtua Fighter in the arcades?  Relive the video game fighting magic as two popular Virtua Fighter characters Akira Yuki and Sarah Bryant get the Figma action figure treatment.  The 6-inch action figures get the polygon look from the first Virtua Fighter video game.  Each figure comes with various interchangeable hand accessories and display stand.

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Figma Samus Aran Figure!

gscseamus01Another cool looking Samus Aran figure version from Figma coming in December 2016.  From the hit Nintendo video game Metroid series comes the Samus Aran Zero Suit Version.  The action figure sculpt was designed by Max Factory (Masanori Kuroda, Masu).  The articulated figure stands around 5.5″ tall and comes with a display stand.

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Warcraft: Durotan

durotanBefore we start this review, let us take a moment to explain that I’m not a Warcraft fanatic or even a Starcraft hardcore gamer.  In college, I was more of a Command & Conquer fan and played a lot of it, especially during final weeks from what I remember.  With the release of the live-action Warcraft film this weekend, this paperback novel Warcraft: Durotan is the prequel storyline for the Warcraft movie.

This tale begins with the young Durotan learning how to be a leader of the Frostwolves orc clan from his dad Garad and mother Geyah.  For generations, the Frostwolves have been living in Frostfire Ridge near the Greatfather Mountain, which provide food and shelter.  A mysterious warlock Gul’dan appears and tells of a new evil coming to destroy their lands.  Gul’dan asks Garad to join their united orc clans – the Horde.  He promises a land to the South where there is much food, fresh water and better lands.  Chieftain Garad dismisses Gul’dan as evil, but over the years the area of Frostfire Ridge becomes increasingly harder to hunt for food with harsher summers and winters.

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The Vans x Nintendo Collection

vansxnintendocollectionThe Vans x Nintendo Collection has just dropped into retail and Vans online.  Nintendo fans will enjoy a variety of apparel and accessories like hoodies, shoes, backpacks, shirts and socks.  Prices range from $12.00USD and up to $75.00USD.

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Frankie’s Garage: NISMO 400R!

nismo400rThis legendary street/track ready car was available to play in the first Playstation Gran Turismo video game.  Only 44 Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R NISMO 400Rs were produced, making this a very rare and special kind of automobile.  Carfection takes a ride in this Godzilla.

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Pokémon is Twenty Years Old!

pokemoncnn Wow!  Pokémon turns 20 years old.  CNN interviews Pokémon Director Junichi Masuda about how Pokémon was created and memories of just a small staff of 8 people to make the game.  Junichi also talks about the rise and popularity of the video game.

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Big Boys Toys: Street Fighter The New Challenger Figures

bigboystoyskensfplaysetThe new offerings from HK toy company Big Boys Toys with their super deformed big head Street Fighter series figure playsets.  This is the Street Fighter The New Challenger Figure 02 – Ken and Street Fighter The New Challenger Figure 03 – Chun-Li.

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Funko Mystery Minis Blind Box: Batman Arkham Games

mysteryminibatmanarkhamJust dropping into stores for 2016, is the Funko Mystery Minis: Batman Arkham Games series of 3″ vinyl figures.  The set includes various Batman vinyl figures – Arkham Asylum Batman, Arkham City Batman, Arkham Knight Batman, Joker, Red Hood, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Scarecrow, Robin, Nightwing, and Arkham Knight.

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Rebel Galaxy Review

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Rebel Galaxy came out on Steam in October, but it just recently came out for the PlayStation 4 at the beginning of the month, January 5th.  I had never heard of this game before it came to the PS4 but the opportunity to be a “Space Cowboy” was too much to pass up.  The game played a lot like the naval side of Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag.  You sail the ocean of space in a straight line, not being able to pitch up or down, however your opponents are given that option and the smaller crafts will often fly above and below you, while the larger ships are stuck flying on the same level that you are.  Think of it as a less maneuverable version of the “Freelancer” game.

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Most of this game will be you flying your ship from one end of the solar system to the other, complete a mission and head back across the solar system again.  One of the best way to make money in this game will be doing missions that you can pick up during your stops at different space stations; however, after you jump to the next solar system, you will be able to join the mercenary guild which will give you a lot more money but for a lot more risk of course.  This means you will be going back and forth in one system just to scrounge up enough money to to buy upgrades or new weapons/armors for your ship.  Speaking of the stations, the game will automatically save your game when you visit one so always remember to stop by one before heading off to a difficult mission.  Missions and mercenary work aren’t the only way to make money in this game though.  You can also scavenge for parts scattered around space, which to be honest will probably take the most time since you can barely find cargo floating around, look around the space system for bounties to collect or mine asteroids for goods.  Everything you find can then be sold at the commodities market, but be warned as the price for different goods fluctuates.  Then once you get enough credits to buy the new spaceship you’d been eyeing, you’ll be doing missions, mercenary work, scavenging for parts, hunting down pirates and mining asteroids all over again to get more money for new upgrades.  In other words, you will probably be spending most of your time trying to make enough money to use on your ship than actually going through the games story.

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So is this game fun?  Should you try it out or pass on it?  Well I’ve been having a blast with it myself, though it really depends on if you have the patience to play a game like this.  You won’t be getting into space battle after space battle unless you are actively looking for them.  Most of your time will be flying through the emptiness of space.  For a game created by a two man team, this game is amazing.  Still it would have been better if you could fly up and down because there are times when your enemies or certain asteroids are above or below you that your guns can’t seem to shoot at.

In the end, I give this game a solid 8/10.  The price point of 19.99 may drive off a few customers, but for those who enjoy these types of games, I say go for it.  It’s a good PSN game to pass the time with.

FALLOUT 4 Live Stream with Ramon

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Ramon just got in his Fallout 4 collectors edition and is ready to play the game for you all to see!
So join him on his Fallout adventure here on his personal Twitch Channel!

http://www.twitch.tv/neo_valentine

Metroid: The Sky Calls by Rainfall Films

metroidjessiscachobotWhen you take a 15-minute break from your workstation today, check out this short fan-film by Rainfall Films.  If you’re fan of Metroid and Nintendo in general, this will get your geeky blood pumping.  This Metroid fan film is a re-imagining of what it would look like if it was a live-action film starring Jessica Chobot and directed by Sam Balcomb.

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2.5D Sprites – Framed nostalgic video game art!

2 point 5 D Sprites - RetrendersNot exactly 3D, but imaginatively textured to give you that slice of pixel life! I know these are constructed pixel pieces, but it totally reminds me of when Han Solo gets carbon freezed into a slab and used as some sort of art piece in Jabba the Hutt’s palace. Click 2.5D Sprites to find out more about them.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Announcements

kingdom hearts 3The Disney-only convention D23 made some big splashes and one of them was the video game Kingdom Hearts 3.  The Disney x Square Enix collaboration announced two new worlds for the game, the world of Tangled and the Big Hero 6 city San Fransokyo.

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LEGO TRON Playset

tronplaysetYeah, I admit I bought into the hype when TRON: Legacy came out in 2010.  I bought the amazing Daft Punk soundtrack and then a bunch of the Hasbro approved action figures which sucked and the cheap vehicles.  What I should have done was build my own TRON toys like this guy – Tim Schwalfenberg.  Tim builds an amazing TRON-like environment and playset.

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The Voice of “Cody” from Street Fighter @ Twin Galaxies

twingalaxiesbannerWe are once again at the invite-only opening of Twin Galaxies and catch-up with the voice actor Michael T. Coleman.  Who is he?  Well, he was the voice-actor for “Cody” in Capcom’s Street Fighter series.

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Frankie’s Garage: SRT Tomahawk Vision for Gran Turismo 6

srttomahawkcoverThis is one bad@$$ concept car by SRT.  Fiat/SRT takes a jump into the future of what a SRT hyper-car would look like in 2035.  And you’ll have to wear a G-suit to drive this car because of the 2,590 horses and top speed of 371.  This is the SRT Tomahawk Vision for Gran Turismo 6.

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NECA Ultimate Dante 7″ Action Figure

danteactionfigurecoverIf you’re a fan of Capcom’s Devil May Cry series, you might want to pick up this 7″ Ulitmate Dante action figure.  And if you’re on a budget, this figure is around $30.00 bucks.  The 7″ Ultimate Dante does have a limited production run from NECA.

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The Legend of Zelda Collector’s Puzzle

zeldapuzzleboxcoverI admit I haven’t touch a puzzle of any kind since I was like 8 years-old.  I think frustration and irritation were part of the problem.  I’m wiser now, so I think I might enjoy building a puzzle like this, since I’m also a big Zelda-fan.  This is USAopoly’s The Legend of Zelda Collector’s Puzzle featuring 550 pieces.  The 18×24″ puzzle maybe only picture of a map, but true Zelda-fans will geek out over the significance of this Zelda map puzzle.

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Atari Joystick Lamp

diyatarilampAre you looking for that awesome nerd gift idea or something to build for that “man-cave?”  Take a look at this DIY Atari joystick lamp.  Sam aka Seamster built this classic video game joystick with fiberboard (MDF), the red button is on/off button and the lampshade is collage of Atari video games.

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Mega Man Helmet LED

megamanhelmetlightIf you’re looking for a cool LED light for your desk, then this is it.  This officially licensed Mega Man Helmet desk light is powered by USB and uses LEDs.

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Supersize Me Mario!

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Super Mario fans will enjoy this 20″ plastic giant toy from Jakks Pacific, the World of Nintendo Super Mario Big Figure.  Jakks Pacific with Nintendo license has made several 4″-6″ World of Nintendo action figures, and now this 20″ version Mario takes the cake.

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Figma Samus Aran (Metroid)

figmametroid00From the Japanese toy manufacture Good Smile Company comes the Figma Metroid Samus Aran action figure.  The pose-able and articulate 6″ figure comes with a stand and various accessories.

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