Friday, 03 June 2011 11:29

Fanime 2011 Pics Are Now Up

So far, we now have the first of the Fanime 2011 pics up. These particular pics were taken with my Olympus E-PL1 and so you may notice differences in the quality of pictures. I'm not sure at the moment if I should isolate the pictures or just mix them based on date. I'll have to give it some further thought.

In any event you can get to them by clicking here.

Update - All the pics, over 500 total, are now available. As always should anyone want raws or highter quality JPG's of their cosplay, let me know and I will make it available. Have fun!

Published in Events & Conventions
Friday, 27 May 2011 02:48

L.A. Noire (PS3, 2011)

Overview


Dressed to kill.December, 1947, Los Angeles. Rain had been trying to scrub the city clean for a week, but sometimes I think Noah’s flood wouldn’t be enough to do this town justice. I was sitting in my darkened office, taking the last drag off a heater down to its filter, too broke to buy a new pack or pay the bill to turn on the lights, but that didn't matter. Not for a private detective sitting across the desk from lovely Lola LaSalle, a dame with all the right curves, and all the wrong reasons for coming to a guy like me. A sweet country girl, Lola, or she had been before the dreams of rising stardom she followed west from Iowa fell under the weight of Hollywood’s millstone. I could see the story in her watery blue eyes, grim as the downpour outside in that baby-doll face, as she told me all about her roommate that had gone missing last night. I’d heard her story a hundred times before… after all, her story, and others like it, are the only reason a gumshoe like me can make it in L.A. Noire

Published in Video Game Reivews
Friday, 29 April 2011 22:16

SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs (PS3, 2011)

Overview


Squad up!Playing shooters can be a mixed blessing, sometimes. Both first and third person based shooters share certain elements, and the overall structure from one game to the next is usually fairly similar. Some people call that repetitive and boring. For myself, I’m usually more concerned with the level design, game balance and playability than I am with structural similarities. Two games can be similar but feel and play completely differently with a little work on the part of the developer. One way in particular to make a shooter feel different is to add a tactical element to the game play, so that rather than just dealing with your own character, you can also direct and position allied forces in order to create crossfires, ambushes and in general just even the odds a bit. SOCOM 4 is an example of one such tactical shooter, and is the game I’m taking a look at today.

Published in Video Game Reivews
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 21:14

Anime Conji 2011 Convention Roundup

I hope you all appreciate this one. Thanks to the power of my new PC, solving some serious technical issues that plague me on a yearly basis, and having some time to write, I give you everything from Anime Conji's 2011 Convention.

Published in Events & Conventions
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 20:04

Anime Conji 2011

The one thing that has been neglected for the longest time is an an anime convention here in sunny San Diego. I mean, LA has several, including the biggest: Anime Expo, and there are several up north in most of their cities. This is mostly due to the fact that down here we have this rather wonderful little event called Comic Con. It actually has much of the same things that even the larger anime conventions do, coupled with the inclusion of the general sci fi, fantasy, comics, movies, and various other mediums that evoke a certain level of fandom. Problem is that it is f'n huge. So much so that it has to limit attendance (something Anime Expo would do well to emulate), and in recent years, tickets for all days have been sold out several months in advance. We here at Dragon's Anime don't even try to cover that one (Hell, I haven't even GONE to that one in a couple years) due to the logistics involved, even with one of its members, and several friends, actually in the same city.

Well, here's the first of the videos for Anime Conji 2011: The Last Comic Standing event. First year for it, and what a way to start it off. Convention attendees just getting up and making fun of all the stuff we know and love, because they know and love it too and we all get these jokes. It also helps that it was late at night, and alcohol was permitted...this wasn't for the kiddies folks, heh. But hey, download it and see for yourself, or if you were there, share the memories with someone else.

Thanks again to Nyaa Torrents for being the tracker!

Published in Events & Conventions
Sunday, 27 March 2011 23:46

Anime Conji 2011 Pics Are Up

Well, spent two days at Anime Conji and acquired some great pics and some good video, which I'll get that up as soon as I can. Fun convention, and I wish I could have stayed for the full three days, but just coming off a really large evolution at work, there were things that needed to be done in the old personal life, up to and including real sleep, heh. So without further ado, go ahead and just click here to go directly there.

As always if you're one of the cosplayers and want a full size and/or raw version, email me, and I'll make them available.

Published in Events & Conventions
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 13:46

Mayhem's Winter 2011 Sac Anime Report Is Now Up

First off, I'd like to welcome a new contributor to Dragon's Anime, Mayhem. He's actually been contributing photos to TFA Cosplay for awhile now, and we finally got him to start writing articles for us. In this case, a report on Winter 2011's SAC Anime, so take a gander inside, see what he saw while he was there.

Now if only we could get him to get the other articles he's promised us written. >_>

Published in Events & Conventions
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 13:32

Mayhem's Winter 2011 Sac Anime Report

Sac-Anime is a semi-annual 3 day Anime convention in Sacramento, California which began in 2005 as an extension of the quarterly Sac-Con comic Convention. I attended Saturday at both Sac-Anime Summer 2010 and Winter 2011.

Published in Mind of Mayhem
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 20:08

Mayhem's SAC Anime Winter 2011 Pics Are Up

I'm actually thinking of putting the pics in categories either separated by convention, by photographer, or both. Not sure yet how I'd do both, but I'll do some research into that. Also thinking of changing the domain, but I've been considering that for years now. We'll see how that goes.

However, for today's offerings, we have Mayhem's SAC Anime Pics for Winter 2011 up for viewing which you can get to by clicking here. I'd say more about it, but I'll let Mayhem do that when we post his report here on Dragon's Anime.

As always, if you're one of the cosplayers and want a larger and/or raw version of the pic you see here, just make us aware of it, and we'll make it available. Have fun!

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