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!
Well it has been some time since I last posted, but there has been a lot going on since the last post. First of all we have posted two shows since the last entry, another Roundtable discussion involving the last Naruto movie.
The second show was last month’s Solo Act about the whole VR craze and Mykey Fresh’s thoughts on whether it will last longer than the last VR stint.
We also have been working on a new logo. We have one done, but we are working with an artist on another one hopefully it will be done by NYCC this year.
So, C2E2 will be going on at the end of this month and we will be there, still getting prepared for the trip. Definitely looking forward to it will be our first time in Chicago, more posts will be made in this month and future months leading into Comic-con season……..can’t wait!!!
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.
While I have been on vacation, or should I say stay-cation lol, I have been watching and playing some anime & games. So I started watching SAO and Captain Earth again, I like these anime but the sports shows (Baby Steps, Haikyu, and Ace on the Diamond) just draw me more than any of the others. I would have to believe that the start of the US sports has something to do with it. When you have the NFL season, along with Madden 15, NBA in Nov. with NBA 2K15,
and NHL in Oct.,
are contributing to the feeling. However, SAO was a bit slow but is now starting to get good. Speaking of SAO, the second season of Log Horizon is coming back in October on the 4th.
Oct. 4th 2014
I’m stoked for the new season, with the old characters and some new ones throw-in. I can’t wait, I will be posting often this week.
For Otaku By Otaku
BigL and I have different taste in games and anime, so we decided to showcase those tastes in OA: Solo Acts. We started doing them by accident but now we will do them every month switching every other month. So I hope you enjoy them, here are some of them
We here at OA and Nickel and Dimes are starting an online franchise in Madden. Join myself and J as we test our franchise skills in the upcoming Madden 15, more details to come. Also check out the latest episode of Nickel and Dimes.