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The Problem with Synthetics

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

NEW GAMES

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 related post from 2010: Kingdom Hearts 358/2

TRAILERS BELOW

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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.

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