Monday, December 29, 2014


Hey loyal readers (and those of you who just stumbled in here)!

This blog is moving over to the WordPress platform. After 4 loyal years on Google Blogger the lack of updates and problematic posting has forced me to get modern. Come visit the beautiful, new, responsive site at Please update your bookmarks accordingly.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Netflix Anime Picks

Craving something new on Netflix? Are you looking to get back into anime but not sure where to start? I've got you all set with some picks from the Netflix streaming service. All of these shows are pretty SFW although there is violence and some mild fan service. Hit the jump for some colorful, big eyes and great hair.

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Disney State of Mind

People seem to think Summer ends after Labor day, truth is, Autumn doesn't start until September 22nd or 24th pretty sure. What PS2 journey would be complete without tapping into the Kingdom Hearts series, the unexpected combination of characters from Disney and Final Fantasy. Just enough time for one more in the Summer of Playstation 2 and I’ve committed to finishing this sucker.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I know kung fu

Forget what you know about video games based on movies for just a minute. Now imagine a movie that you loved (or in this case a trilogy). Wouldn't it be great to continue that experience in game form; to relive those awesome moments with you controlling the action. I believe that was always the intent with movie games but it almost never seems to work out. Perhaps game developers should take a look back on some PS2 era games because The Matrix: Path of Neo is a great game.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

More Summer of Playstation 2

A loan from good friend and contributor to the Gamedae blog, B-Real. B-Real was nice enough to help me continue my Summer of Playstation 2 with some of his favorites from way back. A pair of popular adventures that I'll be playing for the first time! 

Kingdom Hearts (1) (March 28, 2002)
The beginning of the Disney and Final Fantasy mash up. Published by Square Enix (Formerly called Squaresoft)

Kingdom Hearts II (December 22, 2005)
The sequel to the original action, role-playing game

+ Check out B-Real's post from 2010 Kingdom Hearts 358/2


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Taking a dip in the protoculture

Halfway through writing this post for Robotech Invasion, Harmony Gold, the company that owns the rights to Robotech, launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new animated series. It's exciting to think there is a chance for a new series. Robotech the animated series was one of, if not the first, successfully ported anime from Japan and near and dear to my heart. It was in my early childhood when I first saw it on TV, very early in the morning. All it took was a glimpse of the mecha and I was hooked. Flash forward 30+ years, here I am probably the only person playing through Robotech Invasion on the PS2 recently.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Recent Netflix picks

It's the middle of the hot summer, and you're looking for a movie to watch while you enjoy some well-earned AC. I've sorted through a bit of the rubbish to find you some nice Netflix Picks to sooth your heatstroke.

Hit the jump for the list below

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer of PlayStation 2

Today, the day of the summer solstice, it is most evident to me that this will be the Summer of PlayStation 2 (for me anyway)!

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
(November 8, 2004)

A single-player, shooter title published by Sony, Bandai and Atari based on the anime series of the same name.

The Matrix: Path of the Neo (November 7, 2005)
An action-adventure game based on the movie trilogy, published by Atari


Monday, June 16, 2014

Sum and Substance

Before you is the first post in new series, a format of indefinite length and regularity called Sum and Substance. It's and attempt to catalog games and “gamerly” things I’ve been up to between posts. To capture some of the things slipping away in this fast-paced, ever-changing hobby.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Late to the Party

In this awkward time of the new-Next Gen, with the looming game expo of the year around the corner, you might think I’d be playing the latest and greatest game titles right now. I’m not. I’ve been in a funk lately, not responding well to some of the best “AAA” games I’ve played. I’m also getting tired of the so-called indie games for the Next/Current Gen systems. Without even knowing it I think I was looking for something simpler and more fun to get into, then, as if the by the grace of the Gods, God of War lands at my feet.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Dragon's Crown :: Questing on the go

Dragon’s Crown is a hack and slash, beat ’em up, with some RPG elements mixed in. The eye catching artwork is the bait but the fast and furious gameplay is the real draw. Prepare to fight your way through horizontally, scrolling worlds, building up your experience points and weapon stash as you progress. The combination of proper preparation and button-mashing resonates with me.

Monday, March 31, 2014


Owning a PS Vita has been bitter sweet. On one hand it’s a powerful, sleek handheld console and in the other hand it gets as much action as a paperweight. You can count all the great Vita games on one hand. The launch titles were a mess and can all be found rotting away in a marked down bin at Gamestop. The droves of titles that are available are mainly ports from PS2. Then came a system-saving title from the geniuses at Media Molecule, Tearaway.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Figma Link Action Figure

Welcome to your new home Link! While it may not be as adventurous as living in Hyrule, I'm sure you'll fit in just fine.

The Figma figure from The Legend of Zelda is now sitting nicely in my collection between some X-Men and Robotech Mechs. Link is based The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, the popular action adventure Zelda series' newest addition. This is a product from China distributed by the Good Smile company. The fine people at Chameleon Comics in lower Manhattan were nice enough to find it for me. They may still have one in stock if you're lucky.