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Otakon 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday, Part 2!

Posted  August 2, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

Now we have the second of two galleries by Adam Etheridge from the anime-focused convention Otakon, held last weekend at the Baltimore Convention Center. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are M I S S I S S I P P I as Princess Peach and the featured photo, Shinrajunkie as a Witch Doctor. When you are done with this gallery, […]

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Otakon 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday, Part 1!

Posted  August 1, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

The Baltimore Convention Center last weekend yet again hosted the anime-focused convention Otakon, and we sent Adam Etheridge there to cover all the excellent cosplay. Here is the first of two galleries of his photos from Saturday. When you are done with this gallery, check out the shots from Friday as well. Photo gallery tips: Once the page […]

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Otakon 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Friday!

Posted  July 31, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

One of the nation’s largest anime-focused conventions, Otakon, was held at the Baltimore Convention Center last weekend, and we had Adam Etheridge there to grab photos of the amazing cosplayers that showed up. According to online observations (not any official numbers to be clear) attendance this year was down slightly from last year, possibly in […]

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Cosplay & Style

Summer Heat: Pool Party Riven!

Posted  July 30, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

Since Riven’s giant sword becomes a huge carrot when she is in her Battle Bunny skin, it only makes sense that it becomes an enormous, partially eaten green popsicle in her Pool Party version. At the recent League of Legends Pool Party, well, pool party, Riven was cosplayed by the wonderful Princess Gigglesnort. Photo gallery […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Xenoblade Chronicles X’ Looks Both Familiar and New

Posted  July 29, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

Xenoblade Chronicles was possibly one of the best games to come out for the Wii and possibly one of the best Japanese role playing games to come out in the last console generation. Its unique setting, combat system, well-fleshed-out and developed characters, phenomenal musical score, and amazing story made it one of the Wii’s gems. […]

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Celebrate ‘Walk On Stilts’ Day With Giant Robots!

Posted  July 27, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

Today is National Walk on Stilts Day. Seriously, Google it. In recognition of the somewhat dubious day of recognition, I am highlighting one of the most accomplished stilt-walking costumers I know, Tom of Extreme Costumes. I first met Tom at Katsucon of all places, where in 2012 I was asked to do a photo shoot for the […]

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Otakon 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday, Part 2!

Posted  August 2, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

Now we have the second of two galleries by Adam Etheridge from the anime-focused convention Otakon, held last weekend at the Baltimore Convention Center. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are M I S S I S S I P P I as Princess Peach and the featured photo, Shinrajunkie as a Witch Doctor. When you are done with this gallery, […]

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Otakon 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday, Part 1!

Posted  August 1, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

The Baltimore Convention Center last weekend yet again hosted the anime-focused convention Otakon, and we sent Adam Etheridge there to cover all the excellent cosplay. Here is the first of two galleries of his photos from Saturday. When you are done with this gallery, check out the shots from Friday as well. Photo gallery tips: Once the page […]

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Otakon 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Friday!

Posted  July 31, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

One of the nation’s largest anime-focused conventions, Otakon, was held at the Baltimore Convention Center last weekend, and we had Adam Etheridge there to grab photos of the amazing cosplayers that showed up. According to online observations (not any official numbers to be clear) attendance this year was down slightly from last year, possibly in […]

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Cosplay & Style

Summer Heat: Pool Party Riven!

Posted  July 30, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

Since Riven’s giant sword becomes a huge carrot when she is in her Battle Bunny skin, it only makes sense that it becomes an enormous, partially eaten green popsicle in her Pool Party version. At the recent League of Legends Pool Party, well, pool party, Riven was cosplayed by the wonderful Princess Gigglesnort. Photo gallery […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Xenoblade Chronicles X’ Looks Both Familiar and New

Posted  July 29, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

Xenoblade Chronicles was possibly one of the best games to come out for the Wii and possibly one of the best Japanese role playing games to come out in the last console generation. Its unique setting, combat system, well-fleshed-out and developed characters, phenomenal musical score, and amazing story made it one of the Wii’s gems. […]

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Celebrate ‘Walk On Stilts’ Day With Giant Robots!

Posted  July 27, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

Today is National Walk on Stilts Day. Seriously, Google it. In recognition of the somewhat dubious day of recognition, I am highlighting one of the most accomplished stilt-walking costumers I know, Tom of Extreme Costumes. I first met Tom at Katsucon of all places, where in 2012 I was asked to do a photo shoot for the […]

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Con Reports

Ain’t No Party Like a Nerdy Party

Posted  July 26, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

At last year’s DragonCon, I was talking to Micah of Beat Down Boogie, and he was telling me about what was on his mind for the future, now that its very popular Mario Warfare series was wrapping up. He mentioned the idea that he would like to leverage some of the many years worth of […]

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Cosplay & Style

Summer Heat: Pool Party Lux!

Posted  July 25, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

The League of Legends pool party shoot from June is the gift that keeps on giving, and today it is giving us Teragarm Cosplay as Pool Party Lux. I’m not sure what sort of magic she can summon out of the tiki torch staff, but I’m more than willing to wait and find out. Photo […]

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Articles

The Virtual Waifu: Fad or Future?

Posted  July 24, 2015  by  Adam Etheridge

Over the course of the past couple of years, I’ve had the opportunity to experience virtual reality gaming a handful of times, as I was able to demo a few games for both the Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus at E3 2014 and 2015. To be blunt, I did not find most of the […]

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Anime Expo 2015 Cosplay Gallery!

Posted  July 23, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

While most of us were enjoying grilled food and summer weather over the July 4th holiday weekend, more than 90,000 anime fans flocked to the Los Angeles Convention Center for Anime Expo. The convention labels itself as the largest anime-focused event in North America, and with numbers like that it seems a valid claim. This […]

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Summer Heat: Pool Party Sivir!

Posted  July 22, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

The third set from the fun League of Legends pool party shoot last month is of Boston Bee Cosplay as Pool Party Sivir, getting serious about saving lives. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case you want to scroll faster […]

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Comic Books

Wild Speculation After ‘Ant Man’ Reveals

Posted  July 21, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

The latest superhero movie set in what is called the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) is Ant Man, and while it is not as big a hit as the blockbuster Avengers, Captain America or Iron Man movies, it is an undeniable hit, and nearly as well reviewed as Captain America: Winter Soldier. But this isn’t a […]

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Con Reports

A ConnectiCon First Timer In A Pricey Court

Posted  July 21, 2015  by  JIbrii Ransom

(Ed. Note: As I hinted yesterday, we have one more ConnectiCon gallery to go. At the bottom of this review are shots taken by Jibrii himself, so check ’em out!) Whenever a friend talked about their experience at ConnectiCon to me it was never in a good light. Since I first heard about it in 2013 I have […]

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ConnectiCon 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday!

Posted  July 20, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

The final set from your editor from ConnectiCon is all of the shots from Sunday. While the number of Steven Universe cosplayers was down from previous days, the other big new cosplay trend, Mad Max: Fury Road, was in full force as you can see. Representing the latest Mad Max movie were HaruVamp (twice) and Eliza from […]

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‘Vector Thrust’ Makes Aerial Combat a Bit Easier

Posted  July 20, 2015  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we take to the skies in some good old dogfighting – with Vector Thrust! My personal background in aerial combat mostly consists of classics like StarFox and bullet hell games like Ikaruga, but I generally moved away from anything simulator-esque or realistic. Visually, Vector Thrust feels like a happy medium […]

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