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Majora’s Mask Story Review!

Lost Link revamps our old Majora’s Mask podcast into a concrete solo take on one of the best entries into the Zelda universe. With music so orchestrated and graphics so HD you’d think Nintendo finally announced the remake!

Rescue the Princess! – #0034! Pacing in Video Games!

After a long period of podcast inactivity, RtP! is back with a themed cast. Today we discuss how pacing effects storytelling in video games.

Games discussed: Panzer Dragoon, Metal Gear Solid, Uncharted, Skyrim, Modern Warfare, Half Life, God of War, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Silent Hill, Suikoden, Mass Effect, Persona, Final Fantasy, Gone Home, Myst, Zelda, The Witcher, Resident Evil, Journey

Niconico Chokaigi 2014: Sumo, Knights and Zombies!

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Mostly I’ve been attending conventions to film the cosplay scene but Niconico was an event I wasn’t even sure had cosplay. I heard about it from a friend and looking it up online I could only discern that it was an event aimed at making people smile. So I decided to check it out and soon discovered that not only was there cosplay but also many, many other things to see. Most Japanese conventions are largely spectacle with big booths to check out upcoming attractions and buy merchandise. While they’re not nearly as social as America’s, it’s still fun to check out the interesting displays. And that’s where Niconico surpassed all of the Japanese events I’ve attended thus far.

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Catherine Story Review!

Our second solo-casted in-depth story review. Atlus’ Catherine!

AnimeJapan 2014 Report!

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I lugged the steadicam all the way to Odaiba this past weekend to check out AnimeJapan, a new convention aimed at being the world’s biggest anime event. This year the Tokyo International Anime Fair and the Anime Contents Expo merged into a single event where companies set up booths to showcase upcoming animations, demo new tech, put on stage shows and sell merchandise. While I mostly went to film the cosplay crowds I did spend some time walking around the 6 event halls. There was plenty to see with elaborate walk-in booths displaying all kinds of anime related goods. There was a life sized Gundam chillin in one hall with army chicks standing guard. There was a motion capture battle booth where you could wear an oculus headset and swing a sword against an opponent.

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Musings of Mudora XIV: A Fluctuating Banner

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I haven’t had this much fun pointing and clicking since my childhood days playing Myst. But while I was often utterly alone on a mysterious island back then, in The Banner Saga I’m in command of a sprawling caravan journeying across an expansive land where the sun has stopped moving in the sky. As the leader of both men and Varl (giant badass horned viking people) I must make decisions that, more often than not, mean the difference between life and death for my people.

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Third Katsucon Showcase Video!

First off I’d like to give a big thanks to Spazzerbot Cosplay for her wonderful work as the Journey cosplayer in this video. Not only was her outfit incredible but she gladly marched off into the snow with me to film “on location”. Like last year’s Ico shoot, filming outside allowed for some great backgrounds that evoked the game world. In this case…the snowy mountain ending of Journey.

Of course thanks to all the other cosplayers that came together for this. Entire Chrono Trigger cast amiright?!

This one took awhile to edit. Mostly because I thought I wouldn’t have enough footage to fill the whole song. But then I ended up finding enough…for two songs. Thus let the slow paced DRAMA and incredible dancing begin.

Guess I’ll start work on the review video now…

Katsnowcon Videos!

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Well, after struggling through snow storms, jet lag, colored contacts and rotten pizzas, we’re back from the other side of the world. We’ll save most of the stories for our upcoming Katsucon review video but just know that flying to cons from half way around the world definitely has its draw backs. Still, it wasn’t without some fun and here’s some videos to prove it. Steadicam love:

Rescue the Princess! to Retake Katsucon XX!

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Rescue the Princess! loved Katsucon so much that they’ve decided to collectively blow all their money and fly down from Japan to return this February! So far b-rock and Lost Link are hard at work constructing outfits and Seagz, Xinity and Phrank are being lazy.

Lost Link is also eager to continue playing with his new toy and you can check out some of the talented people he may be filming with below! Rumor has it that our GOOD PAL Ackson may be out of the picture this year shoving MLZ to the forefront as RtP’s new ETERNAL videography rival.

So keep your fingers crossed for good weather and bring on the Gaylord!

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Kingdom Hearts Story Review!

Check out our very first solo-casted under-10-minute podcast video story review! Wherein Lost Link discusses the story of the first Kingdom Hearts game as it stood before the series’ convoluted future. Spoilers abound. Full video and beautiful musics.