Archive for October, 2010

London Zombie Walk 2010

I must admit this year’s turnout for London Zombie Walk was huge.  Even Elvis showed up … undead but still playing.  Be sure to check out their website and plan for next year.


Psychic Detective Yakumo reviewed

We have to have something for our meeting closest before Halloween. A person with a demon eye who helps ghosts of murdered  children bring their killer to justice… how heart warning can that be? No?  I must admit a horror anime which is makes people feel good is quite strange. Still entertaining.

Next meeting … Gamecube

I’ve gone out and bought a Nintendo Gamecube along with 3 controllers and several games to add to the systems we can call upon for gaming part of our meeting. This should nicely augment the Atari 2600 and Sega Saturn we also have at our meetings from time to time. Some of the games acquired already are, GALDIUS, Sonic Heroes, One Piece Grand Battles, Metriod Prime 2 Echos and above pictured, Naruto Clash of the Ninja 2. I also found memory card for $5.

While I’m looking at getting a fourth controller and some more multiplayer games, I’ll see how the group likes these first. Also we’ll have our usual set of shows and one NEW show to review. So come and join us, October 24th starting 12:30pm at Worlds Away, 666 Dundas street.

Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt

Oh MY Gaimax!!! Shock Rock, Shock Radio and now Shock Anime? With humour that is literally not just down the toilet but the first half is about a toilet ghost monster. Poo, puke other vile references with even live action explosions of villains. Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt sets a new low for animation. Maybe we should not export our animation over to Japan with this twisted take on our own garbage.

Don’t take my word. See what everyone else is saying about Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt.

Everything Old is Cool Again

For the past two meetings one of our members has been bringing in his vintage game consoles. Retro gaming as it’s called. Amoung them, a functional Atari 2600 with many homebrew games and Sega Dreamcast.

I went to flea market to see what a used controller for Dreamcast would cost. I was surprised. When did this get popular …. again.

I dug through my closet of forgotten childhood and found a Sega Genesis I had rescued when another tenant tossed it. Plenty of old Atari controllers from my 8-bit computer days. Even an Atari trackball.

It seems as we move forward, we look back on what made our lives happy and want to re-live it. Maybe why retro gaming is back but then it was the cutting edge.

We’re still continuing with retro gaming during break time and after our shows for our Sunday meetings. It’s a question of what we can resurrect to have available.