Author: Keith Justice

Henshin! Transforming a Game to Suit You

Henshin! Transforming a Game to Suit You

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Having different options is great. It means things will always be different and you will have multiple solutions to a single problem. Whether it's the ten Rangers in Dino Charge, Ninininger's array of mechs or Kamen Rider Ghost's many, many forms, you always want there to be plenty of diversity. With the advent of online functionality, you need to have many possibilities in games. When playing amongst so many other people, you can't be similar from a gameplay or aesthetic point of view, so customisation and options are vital. This became prominent with such things as MMOs, where you can carefully fine tune your character's appearance, skills, items and more. Different styles enable you make the game less restrictive and right for you. Mortal Kombat X for example allows you to choose from...
It’s a Viewtiful Day

It’s a Viewtiful Day

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  There can be little denying that there have been huge strides forward from animation teams across both gaming and film, and that we as consumers are now reaping the benefits. It is almost impossible to imagine that the breathtaking graphics showcased across the revamped 'Uncharted' series for the PS4 are simply the latest offering on a scale that started with 1972's 'Pong'. Whilst the industry may have come along in leaps and bounds since the days of two virtual paddles batting a pixilated ball from one side of the screen to the other, the level of enjoyment that we experience as consumers is always relative to the time that the game was released – a factor which means that cult releases didn't necessarily require photograph-quality graphics in order to earn a place for themselve...
How Japan’s Comics Have Changed Over Centuries

How Japan’s Comics Have Changed Over Centuries

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A recent exhibit at International Manga Museum of Kyoto has shown the ways in which the comics of Japan have changed since their inception. Although comics may not have been around for many years in other countries, they were created in Japan since the 1600s. The exhibition Great Manga History Traces from Edo, examines the earliest instances of these comic strips. These started with the Giga prints that were made with carved woodblocks and printed with colored inks. These were the purest forms of comics, as they were comical situations portrayed in small strips and distributed by fans. The prints are provided by a private collector, Isao Shimizu, who has made it his life’s work to find these ancient artifacts. Some of these prints simply show Japanese citizens going about their day...
HJU Radio #61 – POWER/RANGERS

HJU Radio #61 – POWER/RANGERS

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We're back and just in time to be topical... not really. Sorry about the wait. Life's been mad busy for all of the podcasters, but we were able to find some time to pull a few of us together to weigh in on the controversial POWER/RANGERS by Joseph Kahn of TORQUE fame. Click it on up, enjoy and I'll keep trying to wrangle your favorite podcast heroes into doing that Kamen Rider Drive review that's long over due. Thanks for the download. [Warning: The first hour of this podcast has REALLY bad audio. I had an accident with my audio annnd... not sure what's up with Matt's. Sorry about that. After that it gets much better. Apologies.. we'll get it right for the Kamen Rider Drive podcast.] Cyperpunk Rangers: Keith Justice Vangelus Matt Frank Special thanks to Michelle Black! f...
Power Rangers Dino Charge Preview Video

Power Rangers Dino Charge Preview Video

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Courtesy of Team RangerCrew we have a preview of Power Rangers Dino Charge, Episode 1 "Powers From the Past." Let us know what you think and I'll make sure the Team Dino Charge gets your feedback. Btw, sorry for the hold up on the questions you sent in. Last I asked about them, they were all hard are work on the new series and haven't found the free time to get back to us on those questions, but they were all read. As will these. So, let them know what you think!
Team Power Rangers Dino Charge Wants YOUR Questions!

Team Power Rangers Dino Charge Wants YOUR Questions!

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I got word from the team behind Power Rangers Dino Charge that things are going well, they're having fun, and they love that the fans are hype for their new series. So, on top of that they want to hear from YOU! Put down some questions here in the Comment Section and the Dino Chargers will mine from the bunch what they can answer. Don't be afraid to ask toku/sentai oriented questions. I have it on good authority that the team behind Dino Charge are fans of Super Sentai and Tokusatsu. So yes.. they are very aware of and pretty big fans of Gobusters. Let it rip, Share to your friends and have them send in their questions as well. So.... what do you want to know? ;) If you want to see what questions have already been answered, make sure you check out our exclusive interview with Ex...
HJU Radio #60 – The End of Kamen Rider Gaim

HJU Radio #60 – The End of Kamen Rider Gaim

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This is the end, beautiful friend. Kamen Rider Gaim, arguably the greatest Kamen Rider of the modern era has come to its conclusion. Click it on up and then let us know what you thought of Kamen Rider Gaim in the comments below. DON'T SAY NO, JUST LIVE MOOOORE!!!! Podcasters Plucking the Fruit of Destiny: Keith Justice IgaDevil Vangelus Craig "The Scream Man" Moore Michael Nixon Dustin Beadle Special thanks to Michael Nixon of Geek Crash Course for this episode's graphic and the kickass graphic you'll see on your mp3 player while you play this episode. Special thanks to forum member Jon Fuu [Soundcloud] [YouTube]. Without his post-production work, there would be no show.