Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Augmented Reality and Fal-Con 2011 Present: Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Tournament!

The team at Augmented Reality, in partnership with Fal-Con 2011 cordially invite you to attend a Super Street Fighter IV tournament, Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 1PM at RoboGato, 3006-B Lee Trevino.

Entry fee is $5 per tournament, with all proceeds going to support Fal-Con 2011.

We will be doing a series of single elimination tournaments with a winner takes all prize system.

Winners will receive their choice of prize packages which can include, anime series/movies, anime video games, cash prizes, free admission to FAL-Con 2011, anime self portraits, gift cards, and much much more.

For more information, e-mail Augmented Reality at

MAS's Rants in under 500 Words: DoA is Nintendo P.. just read

How it is going everyone? This is MAS, and here is my first article for the blog. Like everyone else, this will be a part of a series of rants. Whenever I do rants, I am going to call them, "Rants in Under 500 words." This is where I will rant on things that seem to be the biggest things discussed (in my opinion) and to quickly rant on (or summaries my thoughts) in under 500 words. It can range from Video Games, to News Articles and anything else I feel is important to discuss.

So what am I going to do my first rant on? Well, I want to keep things simple so let’s take things slow with Nintendo Porn!

*start the count!*

You would think that was something that was completely made up, but this is an actual title of an article in Australia: Nintendo Child Porn Game PG in Australia. For those who don't want to click the link, this picture should summarize the article nicely.

If you are turned on by these two girls, then you like underage women. That's right kiddies, Dead or Alive is considered Child Porn! Nice to know that Team Ninja promotes Pedophi-


My God, was I really about to do there!?! Seriously, why the hell does it seem that the whole wide world of video game controversies have something to do with Uwe Boll's slaughtering of video game adaptation, Jack Thompson's Crusade of Suing Video game companies in spite of being disbarred, or how Australia looks at video games!?! ((and don’t worry, my axe will stay sharp when I get to them later)) Normally for that last one, Australia would normally, A) Not allow a game to go into their country due to violence, or B) completely slaughter the game to a point that it turns the game into a complete pile. Here is a comparison video for those who don't know what I mean.

Oh yea, this is one of the many reasons why I'm glad to be in the US. Anyway, in case if you didn’t already know, this is the first DoA game on a Nintendo system. This is a pretty big feat for Nintendo since they are normally known for having more family friendly games (they do have M-Rated games too, but not as much as their competitors) and now (with the recent announcement of Ninja Gaiden 3, Darksiders 2 for Wii U and other recently announced violent games) have begun to satify the hardcore gamers, showing the nintendo is officially not afraid of going past the M-Rating now (I know this is T-Rated, but you get the idea.) However, due to apparently Australia giving this game a PG rating, several Nordic countries have cancelled the game due to how it violates Swedish child pornography laws. Yes, some of the girls are under 18, but then you might as well say that they are 16 and 17 if you are going to make that claim. They maybe underaged, but then they have been for about 10 years.

So where am I going with this topic? Well...

(caps) I HONESTLY DON'T KNOW!!! (/caps)

So I'll let you, the reader, decide. What should we be the most concerned about?

a) Australia's way of handling games?

b) Misexplanation and exaggeration of things shown in-game?

c) Nintendo taking the leap towards. "these kind of games"?

d) None of the above: pick your own argument to argue about

Leave a comment of what you think about this. I am MAS, and that was my Rant under 500 words…

Word Count: 476

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cy's little shop of happy fun time

Well hi there! I didn't see you come in! My name is Steve, but you can just call me Cyberpunkish, I mean it's a hell of a lot easier to say than Steve, Right? Right. Many of you may know me from... nowhere. I have yet to really make any online waves just yet. I hope to get some web cred with this magazine though! I shall be reviewing random things throughout our time together, mainly focusing on Video Game review, but also anything that I may find interesting...

My hobbies include Bird Watching, long walks on the beach, watching Anime with my girlfriend, playing all sorts of video games with my buds, building Gunpla, collecting anime figures, and pretty much anything related to Asuka from Evangelion (Don't tell anyone, but she be mai waifu...>.>)

That white haired dude you see next to me is Shiro. He'll be helping me out with my reviews. Lets hope he gets along with everyone... God knows I have a hell of a time trying to get the bastard to cooperate with me.

I'm a VERY new member here. Mike, Ruben, Akia, Mas, Elijah and Striker have been VERY nice and patient with me thus far. Hopefully I can live up to their expectations. I look forward to whatever you guys end up watching me do! Look forward to it!