weeaboos with a podcast ep. 99: The Beginning of the End

Super Smash Bros. Wii U

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On this week’s episode: we begin the final countdown to the last episodes of our much beloved and highly inflammatory podcast. This time around we give our thoughts and impressions of E3 2014 and score the performance of Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo to decide who really won this year’s big show. Did anything really impress us, or did most of the games leave us feeling flaccid? Afterwards, we grill Nintendo on their decision to bring down its online service for Wii and DS and discuss the possibility of Capcom’s beloved franchises being sold to the highest bidders.

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 98: Someday We Shall Have Wings

The Wind Rises

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On this week’s episode: we finally get to see The Wind Rises, the latest animated masterpiece by the great Hayao Miyazaki. We discuss the director’s retirement, the film’s themes, and how Hollywood’s animated offerings pale in comparison. Afterwards, we break down the recently released and highly anticipated Dark Souls 2 and see whether it lives up to or surpasses its predecessor. Finally, we wrap up the show with the newest shooter on the market, Titanfall. Is the game as fun as it looks? Is the multiplayer campaign a success? And does the game live up to the immense hype? Tune in to find out!

P.S: Our podcast will run for a couple of more episodes before taking a long break. We hope you enjoy them!

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 97: The Eccentric Family

Marmalade Boy

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On this week’s episode: we go hands-on with the Titanfall beta on PC and Xbox One and discuss whether Respawn Entertainment’s new shooter lives up to the hype.  Then we get all lovey-dovey by giving our thoughts on the classic shojo manga Marmalade Boy by Wataru Yoshizumi. Other topics this week include the closure of Irrational Games, Dark Souls 2′s recent teen rating by the ESRB, the drama surrounding Titanfall’s overly positive press, and the new YouTube series Best Game Show Ever.

Best Game Show Ever proves that love and games are a winning combination

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With Valentine’s Day upon us, a lot of people are quickly getting into the spirit of the holiday in the most old fashioned and trite way possible. Flowers, chocolates, expensive jewelry and fancy dinners will consume people this Friday, but we gamers know better. Just cozying up next to your partner and playing some co-op on Left 4 Dead will do the trick, and that right there is true romance. And it seems that I’m not alone in this line of thinking, as the latest episode of Best Game Show Ever has hit YouTube and it’s all about the joys of dating gamers and why it’s such a good idea.

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 96: Por Amor

20-Year-Old Girl x 30-Year-Old Maiden

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On this week’s episode: Dotta finally gets to play Season 2 Ep.1 of The Walking Dead game and falls even more in love with the main character Clementine. We also read the cute and lovable short manga 20-Year-Old Girl x 30-Year-Old Maiden by Morishima Akiko, and discover that neither age no gender can stop true love. Other topics of discussion this week include Ubisoft’s new game design program for college graduates, the short length of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Resident Evil and Onimusha series composer revealed to be a fraud, and the troubling recent purchase of Killer Instinct developer Double Helix by Amazon.

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 95: Fashionista Forever

Gokinjo Monogatari

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On this week’s episode: Rin finally buys a PS4 and provides his early impressions. He gives his general thoughts on the console’s user interface, controller, speed, and its drawbacks. Afterwards, we continue our romantic streak by reading and discussing a manga full of fashion and relationships, Gokinjo Monogatari by the highly talented Ai Yazawa. Other topics of discussion this week: Microsoft buys the Gears of War franchise, lots of juicy Xbox One rumors, Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club getting a second season, and Nintendo’s President Satoru Iwata cuts his salary in half to make up for recent losses.

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 94: Never Let Me Go

Doushitemo Furetakunai

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On this week’s episode: we finally get to play a little bit of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and our reactions are mixed to say the least. We also read Doushitemo Furetakunai by Kou Yoneda, a touching manga about the blossoming relationship of two young people who work together at a software company. Other topics of discussion this week: The Wind Rises gets nominated for an Oscar, The Walking Dead game becomes a tool to teach ethics, Microsoft gets caught paying YouTubers to promote the Xbox One, Tokyo Ghoul anime adaptation announced, and Lightning Returns’ new battle system detailed.

Microsoft caught paying YouTubers to promote the Xbox One

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Microsoft has seemingly been caught with its pants down this week as a new controversy has arisen regarding a certain promotion that the company engaged in. The details are quickly leaking out from various sources, but essentially Microsoft has been caught attempting to pay popular YouTube creators extra money in order to make positive videos about the Xbox One. The scandal mainly revolves around the popular gaming network Machinima, which partnered with Microsoft to offer creators an extra $3 per 1000 views for a possible 1.25 million combined views. The total budget for the campaign was therefore only $3,750, which is chump change for a huge corporation. Even with so little money at stake and divided among many people, some still took up the promotion and followed the guidelines to get paid. Below is the leaked email that explained what they needed to do:

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 93: Going for the Gold

Hayao Miyazaki

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On this week’s episode: we give Space Dandy a second go-around and start to see its potential. Then, we get pissed at the Golden Globes for snubbing The Wind Rises in the Best Animated Film category and take a look at how the American film industry treats foreign movies in general. Other topics of discussion include Nintendo’s recent victory after being sued over a Wii patent and the fact that the company is now officially worth more than Sony, Attack on Titan surprises weeaboos everywhere by quickly arriving on Netflix, and martial arts series Clandestine gets closer to release.

Martial arts series ‘Clandestine’ shows promise in new trailer

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It’s been a while since we last saw Clandestine: Follow The Path, a new live-action martial arts series produced by the highly talented Thousand Pounds Action Company and Epic Rival. In 2012, the show’s first two episodes were successfully funded through Kickstarter, and we even got to sit down with the creators and do a little Q&A. After teasing fans for the past few months, though, the team is finally ready to reveal what Clandestine is all about.

Above you can watch the trailer for the first two completed episodes of the series, but it provides only a glimpse into the intricate story of this world. Here’s a brief synopsis of what to expect.

“The classic tension of star-crossed lovers is amplified by the presence of four reigning powers – clans with an ancient rivalry as old as civilization itself – and beliefs rooted in a tradition of warfare.

Just below the façade of modern America, a feudal war as old as civilization is reignited in the wake of a mysterious mass murder. After years of peace, these clans must ready their supernatural gifts for war, and a young woman from the surface world struggles to learn the truth of herself, her family, and her legacy as the matriarch of a clandestine kingdom.”

That’s one thing that originally caught my interest about Clandestine. Not only does it feature plenty of excellently choreographed martial arts, but it seems to have a great and interesting story to go along with it. While the final details regarding the show’s distribution have yet to be finalized, it looks like fans won’t have to wait too much longer to get their action fix. For more information and the latest news on Clandestine, make sure to follow the show’s official Facebook page.

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