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Musings of Mudora XIII: Contrasting Hearts

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Light and darkness has been a central theme in the Kingdom Hearts series and has been explored over seven games now. While I feel that its story has become bloated with unnecessary drivel, each game still retains remnants of what came before: a strong, simple take on the classic battle between light and dark that takes place in all of us. And nowhere in the series does this theme ring most true than where it all began: the first Kingdom Hearts.

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Musings of Mudora XII: Memories of the Moon

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How’s that for an alliterative title? I’ve recently begun a sort of “indie game binge” wherein I play a bunch of indie games that I’ve heard promising things about. They’re a nice break from the 15+ hour blockbusters that I’ve been playing and give me a wider spectrum of games-played for our end of the year podcast. The shorter playtime may also explain why RtP! has made more than one post in the same week! Wow! But moving on to the main topic, and boy what a topic it is, I’ll start off by saying it’s a shame this game escaped my radar in 2011 because Freebird’s To The Moon would have rivaled Ghost Trick as my pick for best game story of the year.

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Musings of Mudora XI: Stanley’s Job

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With the recent release of the HD remake of The Stanley Parable on Steam, I decided to give the game a spin after hearing promising things about an intriguing demo. I skipped the demo hoping the game would be more rewarding by knowing next to nothing about it. I was right. (Still, having watched the demo afterward I must give them credit for creating a demo that very accurately portrays what the experience will be like while at the same time showing next to nothing of the actual game). This article will offer my brief analysis of the game without spoiling any of the actual in-game events.

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TGS 2013: Pics and Vids and Stuff!

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TGS 2013 is over. Kojima disappeared under the stage, game booths were packed, b-rock was a bunny, and Vampy filmed with us. Take a look at our totally comprehensive review, footage from the Cure Cosplay Collection Night and a Shingeki dance performance.

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Tokyo Game Show 2013 Cosplay Power

Take a look at some of the awesome cosplay groups at this year’s TGS. Our review and inside look at the convention coming soon. Including…Shingeki no Dance.


Rescue the Princess! to Stealthily Film and Report on Everything TGS!

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Heading out tomorrow! Mission parameters: Get a picture with Hideo Kojima and Vampy Bit Me. Film new MGS5 footage and magical cosplayers. Play P4A2.


Video Games Are Not a Waste of Time!

Or are they?


Comiket 2013 Cosplay Showcase!

The crowds have dissipated, the sun has set and the all the hentai sold. Comiket 84 is finished. But the cosplay lives on in this music video (which a quick youtube search suggests) is the very first to come out of Comiket in Odaiba, Japan.

Special thanks to the rockin idol, Yuriko Tiger!


Hey, We’re at Comiket!

We survived day one! Sunburns and mega crowds and 118 degrees aside, it was pretty successful. Got some arty merchandise, filmed some Japanese cosplay, started production on a music video and met some pretty cool peeps! Now to get some sleep in preparation for DAY 2.


Rescue the Princess! – #0030! Bioshock Infinite!

And we’re back with a new GAME podcast. Today we’re discussing the highs and lows of Bioshock Infinite. Spoilers abound!


Summer Wonder Festival 2013

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Yesterday I had a chance to stop by the Makuhari Convention center in Chiba to check out what Japan’s Wonder Festival was all about. The convention focuses on figures and lots of companies had booths set up to reveal upcoming releases. However, there were many other things being showcased and sold including steam punk gear, a giant King Ghidorah marionette, and some damn creepy statues to name a few. The halls also had some elaborate anime decorations (like the wall from Shingeki no Kyojin) and there was an anime concert at the end of the day. And of course, wherever crowds of otaku gather, cosplayers are not far behind.

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Anime Cast 0001! ATTACK ON TITAN

It’s the first podcast from our new podcast section because what Japan-based show is complete without a strong dose of anime? We’ll be periodically updating whenever we find shows that we’re all willing to watch (blame b-rock and his tastes). First up: Attack on Titan.

Warning: This podcast compares the anime and manga as well as offers some crazy theories into the Titan lore. Thus spoilers abound.


Rescue the Princess! E3 2013 Impressions Podcast!

Because our site doesn’t quite have the credibility (YET) to win us tickets to the convention, we were stuck at home watching the event on our fancy computers. But that won’t stop us from delivering incredibly insightful impressions from the show!


Musings of Mudora X: The Stars Are Doors

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“Booker, are you afraid of God?”
“No, but I’m afraid of you.”

Men love locking girls in towers. Whether it be to hide them from the outside world and all its infectious inhabitants, to contain and hoard their feminine powers or to simply have a nice case for their pretty trophies. For Comstock, I think, its a little bit of everything. Where villains are concerned, he may not be the brightest of the bunch, but he certainly won’t be beat out stylistically. His floating angel-in-the-clouds tower would certainly have Rapunzel’s enchantress put to shame.

[Warning: This article is for those who have beaten Bioshock: Infinite]
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Rescue the Princess! Japan Update!

The gang has said goodbye to their homeland and ventured off in search of new horizons.


Rescue the Princess! to Storm Katsucon 2013

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On February 15th the gang is heading to National Harbor, MD (if they survive the NINE HOUR drive) for Katsucon 2013. No panels this time, just cosplay parties every day! In fact, Lost Link will be using his spiffy new camera to make several cosplay music videos to promote RtP! as well as cosplay as an art form.

We’re pretty excited to be staying at the Gaylord Hotel and Resort because it’s our first time staying in the actual building where the convention is being held (convenient!) and because it looks beautiful. No really, check it out.

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The Best Game Stories of 2012!

We reveal our picks for the best video game stories released in 2012. Spoiler free cast!


Ohayocon 2013 Journey and Review!

Rescue the Princess! travels to Ohio for Ohayocon 2013. We review the con, the cosplay and the experience. Plus singing!


Ohayocon 2013 Cosplay Extravaganza!

Check out some of the cosplayers from Ohayocon 2013! Con review video to come!


Rescue the Princess! – #0028! Merry Changmas!

It’s the Christmascast and RtP! hypes their top 3 games they’re looking forward to in 2013!


Musings of Mudora IX: The King and I

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So I’m pretty sure my top 3 games of 2012 are all going to be indie, downloadable games. I recently had the pleasure of playing one on the PSN called The Unfinished Swan. The game tells a fairy tale about a boy chasing a swan that has escaped from one of his late mother’s unfinished paintings. You start in a completely blank white space equipped only with a paint brush. As it happens, the world around you is there but you have to paint in order to reveal your surroundings. This concept alone was enough to convince me to give the game a try (14.99) and to my genuine pleasure the game had an interesting tale to present in combination with its unique gameplay.

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Rescue the Princess! Casual Cast 0004!

RtP! chats about Wreck-It-Ralph, upcoming movies, Metal Gear Solid 5, and the exciting Attack on Titan anime! We also take part in an interesting thought experiment: What would you do if you lived the same 3 days over and over again for 100 years? (Did we mention that whatever you take into your room magically stays there?)

Also, Ben is a dog.


Rescue the Princess! – #0027! The Sound of Music!

RtP! discusses the POWER OF MUSIC in video games! How does it affect characters and story? Does it actually make them better? We also give our TOP 10 favorite tracks!

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Rescue the Princess! – #0026! Batman: Arkham City!

We look back and review the story of Batman: Arkham City!

Major plot spoilers are involved so BE WARNED.

We’ve also jam packed this podcast with gameplay so you can see sexy Catwoman slink around as we analyze her VITAL role in the game!

Was this the game Batman fans deserve but not the one they need?