2DS Unveiling, Ultron Casted, the End of the Miyazaki Era and MORE! – UMDR Roundtable – 9/1/13

In this week’s Roundtable, we talk about some huge announcements made by Nintendo, James Spader stepping into the villainous robotic role of Ultron, Studio Ghibli losing their big name filmmaker, a new show by the creator of Cowboy Bebop, and a special discussion about the BioShock Infinite ending!

As always, keep an eye out for DAT PLAYLIST as new parts are added.

UMDR Roundtable - 9/1/13

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Hyper Japan 2013 – Bigger and Better

Hyper Japan 2013

On Saturday 27th August 2013 I was at Hyper Japan 2013, on behalf of the anime blog Anime Aura. Hyper Japan is different from the normal anime conventions (MCM London Comic Con, Scotland MCM Expo, AyaCon, One-Con, London’s Anime Con, etc) in the way that this is all about Japanese food and culture while anime/manga/Japenese games are more of an extra.

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Wii U Sales, Venom Movie, and a Legend of Zelda Movie Pitch! – UMDR Roundtable – 8/4/13

We have a fresh new batch of stories for ya this week!¬†Join us as we discuss about the Wii U’s future after some disappointing recent sales figures, Venom potentially getting his own movie in The Amazing Spider-Man 4, The Legend of Zelda animated movie that never came to be, and more!

As always, hit up DAT PLAYLIST for all parts as they’re uploaded.

UMDR Roundtable - 8/4/13

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Interview with Matt from Two Best Friends Play

I had a fun time talking with Matt AKA one half of the Two Best Friends Play duo. We talk about the inner workings of the show, his friend Woolie’s story about giving up sex for a video game, and the Nintendo vs Lets Players fiasco! Be sure to also check out the bonus video where we go off on our childhood memories of wrestling!

Interview with Matt from Two Best Friends Play

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‘Go Ninja!’ brings true ninja gameplay back into your hands!

It’s surprising to notice the amount of ninja themed games you will find in the App Store. Some of the more popular ones a lot of us may have played include Fruit Ninja, Ninjatown, or 8bit Ninja. What is a glaring similarity between these titles? They’re all so “cutesy”! Last time I checked, ninjas are meant to kill, not cuddle. Enter Go Ninja! by Hiptic Games to bring a ninja game back to the hardcore fans!

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‘Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set’ is jam packed with fighting game goodness!

Is the Street Fighter franchise really a quarter of a century old? Apparently so because Capcom has announced how they plan to celebrate… with a HUGE box set packed to the brim with games, music, a statue, and even a replica of Ryu’s belt!

This monstrous offer is for either Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 and runs for a decently priced $149.99. The set includes:

  • GAMES AND DLC
    • Street Fighter X Tekken (including all character and Swap Costume DLC)
    • Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (with all costume DLC)
    • Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
    • Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition
  • VIDEOS
    • New documentary Blu-ray that highlights the lifelong love affair fans have had with Street Fighter, and how their dedication has affected the game.
    • Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV anime movies
    • All episodes of the Street Fighter animated series (“This is delicious!”)
    • Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie
  • RYU STATUE
    • Brand new statue with light up base that stands eight inches tall and frozen in mid Shoryuken
  • SOUNDTRACKS
    • 11 discs of game music from the past 25 years including remixes and fan created music
  • ART BOOK
    • 64 pages containing pieces from fans all over the world
  • RYU’S BELT
    • Full size martial arts black belt for the aspiring World Warrior
  • CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
    • Each box set is individually numbered and comes with a certificate to verify this

I imagine anyone who either wants a great way to start their fighting game collection or is a hardcore collector will want to grab one of these. Does this sound like something you would pick up? Let us know in the comments below!

Interview with Keisha Howard, Founder of ‘Sugar Gamers’

Gaming can be an equal opportunity hobby and lifestyle which is why it’s a pleasure to have a word with Keisha “Sugar Momma” Howard, founder of the girl gamer community Sugar Gamers.

Founded in 2009, Sugar Gamers was originally put together by Keisha’s desire to meet and unite other females with a strong interest in games, comics, and all other forms of geek media. The site has been recognized for contributions to the gaming community from well known games record organization Twin Galaxies and through various awards. Keisha brings a seriously fun, female perspective that is both refreshing and welcomed.

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