Hey fellow otakus, so I’m preparing for the upcoming convention season. This year has kicked off for me already with the “Black Comic Book Festival” in Harlem, NY. Just in case you haven’t checked out our coverage of this event, have a look here. Now, the next event I plan on covering will be either Wonder-con or C2E2. Honestly, I would like to cover both (fingers crossed), but mostly I will be attending C2E2 in Chicago. Right now, I don’t have my plan of attack set in stone, but I have a solid month to get things in order. This time BigL will be joining me in Chicago for C2E2, barring unforeseen circumstances. Aside from the cons, I will be hitting the film festival market hard in preparations for my upcoming film. I’m still in the early stages of the film. So, my first film will be a documentary. I will have more details coming though out the year. Finally, I’m really looking forward to Microsoft’s announcement of the Surface Pro 5 and possible Surface 5. Currently, I’m working with the Surface 3 as my primary computer. I love the Surface PC line since the Pro 3. Truth be told I will buy the Surface Pro 5 regardless. Even if they don’t change anything between this and the Pro 4. Plus I’m not one of those I have to upgrade every six months to a year consumers. The only reason why I would is if there is a significant upgrade like the HTC M7 to the HTC M8, yes I made that switch lol. But, two years ago we talked about the Surface Pro 3 on the show and on this website. I can’t wait to see what they have in store and with that said I will end it here, “for otaku by otaku” thanks for reading.
Today is the first day of downloading and using windows 10. So, I have downloaded and have been using now since this morning and so far so good. I have the MS Surface 3 and the Surface Pro 3 the look and feel is a nice balance of the Windows 7 and 8.1. The only issue I had was the appearance of the desktop, which is a quick fix for anyone that has used any Windows operating system. The app store is a bit more robust compared to the tablet app store. As of right now I’m pleasantly surprised with what I’m seeing. Now, for the Comcast side, I use Fios for most of my internet needs, but there is also Comcast in the building. Don’t get me wrong I use Comcast, for television but for internet by no means am I using Comcast. It took 2.5 hours to download to 58% and that’s just crazy. I know Fios is more expensive compared to Comcast but not by that much. I think I’m going to enjoy my Surface more now, I’m really looking forward to streaming from the Xbox One to the Surface or desktop. I new review of the Surface 3 with Windows 10 will be up in about a month.
As of yesterday on KICKSTARTER, Ys Net launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring Shenmue 3 back to the fans that have been dying for this game. It has been 14 years since the last game hit the shelves for Dreamcast. In my opinion this is what makes Kickstarter so awesome, to be able to bring cult classic games back to the market. There is a market for these games contrary to the gaming industry thinking, like they know what we want all the time lol. Back to the Kickstarter, If you are not familiar with Kickstarter, it is basically a crowd sourcing website for ideas. Projects have a time frame and reward tier based on the donation. If the project is successful your donation is taken out of your account, if not then nothing is taken. Once you back a project, you receive updates on that project, mainly just for the backers. I personally have been using Kickstarter to back all kinds of projects. Here’s where you can donate to Ys net project. So far they have met their goal of 2 million dollars, but they do have stretch goals.
Ultimately, this game will be coming out now for what platforms remains to be seen. Right now they just mention PC and PS4, but I would love to play it on Xbox One. In my opinion, I always thought Xbox was similar to Dreamcast. More info is available on their Kickstarter site……………..I can’t wait for this game!
So, we have the Eric Dean Seaton interview up for your listening pleasure. We ran into Mr. Seaton while at C2E2, also BigL and I talk a little about his book, “The Legend of Mantamaji” and how we felt about it. Check out that show here. We are thinking about doing a spin off of OA dealing with sports. When we say sports we don’t mean we talk about sports in American. No, we talk about those and other cultures sports (cricket, 9-man, Rugby, etc.). Along with anime sports ( e.g Kuroko’s No Basket, Ace of the Diamond, Baby Steps, and so on), We are really stoked about this addition to the family. So, keep an eye out for these projects and more of our C2E2 and other shows.
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Here’s the second show on our impressions of day three,our recap of C2E2 is coming up.
Along with interviews with some of the writers and artists from the show. Also Mykey Fresh has joined Twitch (OA_MykeyFr3sh), and watch some of BigL’s antics on Twitch here
As of today we here at OA have posted a new show, it is a Solo Act featuring BigL this month. BigL talks about two games he has been playing, check it out
Starting today we have began recording new episodes together, due to the work being done here we had to record Roundtables and Solo Acts. But we are back together, these shows will be posted before C2E2. Now speaking of C2E2, I for one can’t wait to get over there. If anyone else is going hit us up
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So the first show of 2015 is a Solo Act featuring Mykey Fresh called DRRR!!!
There is also a bit about DCUO, if you play Mykey Fresh’s main character name is Shizu0
We have been working on some new shows, one of which is another Round Table. In the upcoming Round Table it’s Mykey Fresh with friends Jamal and Frank, as they talk about The Flash. In that discussion Arrow came up of course. So there will also be a show covering along with a post on this site. The Solo Act of this month belongs to BigL and it will arrive later this month. So keep a lookout for these shows coming down the pipe.
Well I finally received my new computer, so back to the grind. First if you are not aware we here at OA have a more recent show available called Cool Blue.
Next we will be having reviews on AC: Unity and Dragon Age: Inquisition among others in our Thanksgiving show. We will have more to come in the next weeks, oh and we will try to post on Thursdays for now on.