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GamelogoBy Australian Ninja

Remnants & Relics. Buttonhole *Special* Feature

Welcome dear reader to Remnants & Relics, the first in an ongoing series of features looking back at various aspects of yesterday's video games. This series is one that I'd hoped to kick off many months ago, but I just haven't had the time to do it justice, until now. So consider this your opportunity to put on your best pair or rose-tinted glasses, open up a luke-warm can of clichés and prepare to hop aboard the way-back-machine.... It came from beyond two dimensions! -A Look Back at Isometric Gaming-

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Toons
ToonlogoBy Australian Ninja

ACMI Day Tripper

Welcome Buttonhole readers to another feature that is so choc-full of goodness that I've divided it into several sections. The top half is about the Indy video games showcased at ACMI. The bottom half is about the Pixar exhibit. It's ridiculously long and all terribly interesting to read, so you may as well read it in two halves, or just the parts that interest you. After reading about the ACMI exhibits on their website and getting more than a little excited, I decided to make the perilous trek to inner Melbourne. With time on my side and money stuffed in my pocket I ventured forth to the train station. Once on board I passed the time by staring out the window, reading a volume of Dark Horse's Concrete and snacking on tasty fruit. Arriving at Flinders St, I wandered around until inevitably finding my way out of the rat-maze like station.

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Toons
ToonlogoBy Australian Ninja

Classic Comic-book Review. Kraven's Last Hunt

"Here lies Spider-Man - Slain by the Hunter" So reads the grave of one of histories greatest superheros. "But he's not dead, is he? What happened to everyone's favourite web-slinger? Spidey seems to be alive and well now, what with his three movie deal and a string of monthly Marvel comic-book titles to his name, so why was he buried six feet under? The year is 1987. The company is Marvel. The character is Sergei Kravinov also known as 'Kraven the Hunter.' Back in the 60's Stan and Steve (Lee and Ditko, respectively) churned out a heap of cool villains for the title "Amazing Spider-Man." Doctor Octopus, The Cham

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ECW One Night Stand PPV logoECW One Night Stand 2005
The Gimmick comes out for the PPV Report swinging a chair!

by The Gimmick
12/6/2005 The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, NY OH MY GOD!!!! Can it be true? ECW is back on PPV, and back in a big way. From the moment I heard the rumor months ago about an ECW PPV, I had visions of barbed wire, blood and good old fashioned wrestling, dancing through my sick head. The one problem I thought would ruin it would be too much of a WWE influence throughout the show. Now although WWE superstars were present during most of the proceedings, it didn’t detract from the overall enjoyment I got from this show. The PPV opened with an introduction of the best play by play man from the last 10 years, (& I am not blowing smoke with that statement) Joey Styles, to the ring. He got on the mic, and with tears in his eyes, introduced his co commentator for the night and har... Read On
The Best of Intercontinental Championship. DVD Review
What's in a name?

by Hillelman
The WWE has recently been releasing quite a few DVDs which are just straight conversions of some of their old video cassettes. They’re mostly only an hour or two in length and nowhere near as extensive as their more modern DVD compilations. This is all fine and dandy for the American fans, as these DVDs sell for much cheaper prices over there (about half price). But we Aussies, for some reason, are expected to pay the same price of around $30 for them, as we would for something newer like The Rise and Fall of ECW DVD that runs for 6 hours. That makes them pretty crappy value really, but for hardcore fans, they are a neat little bit of nostalgia and if you have the bucks to spend (or like me, you're just an idiot when it comes to stuff like this), well why not... I guess. ... Read On
WWE JUDGMENT DAY 2005
The Gimmick refuses to say "I Quit"

by The Gimmick
I must apologize for this report not being up as soon as the PPV was done, but I had a lot to get done back here in Parts Unknown over the last couple of days. Anyway Judgment Day has come and gone, not the apocalyptic one foretold by men in dresses some time ago, but the WWE PPV from Minnesota birth place of...Minnesotans. ... Read On
SmartArtist Web Hosting
Q&A with RD Reynolds from WrestleCrap.com
WrestleCrap's RD provides "A's" to Buttonhole's "Q's"

by Hillelman
I highly recommend WrestleCrap.com to all wrestling fans. Even those who don't enjoy wrestling might find the site amusing. Anyway, I love the site and R.D Reynolds (he's Burt's nephew you know?), the guy who runs the site, was nice enough to agree to one of our little Q&A thingys. Let's see what kind of funny and well informed gems came from all of this!... Read On
WWE BACKLASH
Get the 2005 results here

by The Gimmick
One month after Wrestlemania 21, Raw presents Backlash & I have to admit, it was probably better than the aforementioned PPV for a couple of reasons, but we’ll get to that.... Read On
Buttonhole's Wrestlemania 21 Report
The Gimmick gives his verdict, and Sammy sticks his nose in!

by The Gimmick
First of all, The Gimmick is back!!! Thanks to my good friend, and sometimes tag team partner, Sammy for filling in for me last month during No Way Out while I was back at parts unknown. This month it’s the biggest show of them all, Wrestlemania XXI & quite frankly it looked better on paper than last year’s extravaganza. Sammy’s note- Rather than write a whole other report for this show I’ve just put in my own comments in italics after the Gimmick’s. So I guess that means we are tagging together again!... Read On
Mick Foley
Greatest Hits and Misses

by The Gimmick
If someone came up to me from off the street and said, “Hey man, who’s your favorite wrestler?” I’d say “Who the hell are you and why aren’t you wearing any pants?” Then, if they pulled a weapon on me and forced me to answer, I would have to say without a shadow of a doubt “MICK FOLEY!” So you could imagine my joy and excitement when I heard the WWE was releasing a 2 disc compilation DVD on the man himself entitled Mick Foley: Greatest Hits And Misses.... Read On
The Gimmick's Wrestlemania 21 Match Preview
Buttonhole's masked terror gives us his take on the show

by The Gimmick
After reading Sammy’s WrestleMania 21 Match Preview, I decided to write my opinions for the matches on the biggest night (morning here) on the sports entertainment calendar. I won’t worry about writing the history of the matches as Sammy has done all that, & I’m sure you all read them didn’t you? You better have, or I’ll send Richard Wilkins to your houses to bore you to death with his pathetic attempt to entertain you and to prove that he’s under 50. ... Read On
Sammy's Wrestlemania 21 Match Preview
Here are my thoughts on the upcomming event

by Hillelman
The biggest wrestling show of the year is almost here once again. ‘Mania (and to a lesser extent the Royal Rumble) is the Pay Per View that I still find myself getting excited about. In the spirit of building up the hype and anticipation I figured that it’d be worth taking a look at the matches announced for the show so far and making a few comments/observations. ... Read On
Wrestlemania Revenge Tour
Scheduled Matches for the Raw and Smackdown Aussie shows

by The Gimmick
Here are the proposed matches for the Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane shows of the upcomming WWE Wrestlmania Revenge Tour, which will feature the RAW roster. Following that are the matches scheduled for the Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide shows, which will feature the Smackdown roster.... Read On
WWE No Way Out
Here's the report of the latest Pay Per View

by Hillelman
From Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh USA My expectations for this show are pretty low. Most of the matches seem to have just been thrown together at the last minute with little reason given. The usual slick intro package opens the show. This one is all about the brutality of the barbed wire steel cage. It is very dramatic and pretty corny, but still well done and good at getting me into the right mood for the show. Then they mention that No Way Out is presented by subway which kind of takes the edge off. I mean how diabolically violent can anything presented by Subway really be? ... Read On
WWE Royal Rumble Report
Match results and news from the Pay Per View

by The Gimmick
FROM SAFE MART CENTRE, FRESNO CA. The 17th annual Royal Rumble PPV, on paper, looked fairly strong before the event aired and I doubt many people would have been disappointed after it was finished. With two championship matches, two grudge matches and the Royal Rumble match itself, the PPV proved to be a great start to 2005. ... Read On
WWE New Year's Revolution Pay Per View Report
10/1/05 The Coliseo De Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico

by The Gimmick
Here's the detailed match by match report from that masked menace himself: The Gimmick!... Read On
The Gimmick's ten point plan
Buttonhole's master grappler speaks his mind

by The Gimmick
You know, so many times I watch the wrestling of today and think back on how much better it was when I was growing up in the glory days (1985/1990) as opposed to today. I’ve discussed and argued with my brother, and others, about the pros and cons of the two eras so many times it has left me rendered with lockjaw on three separate occasions. So instead of arguing heavily, and potentially suffering with an aneurysm, I decided to put down a ten-point plan for all to read.... Read On
THE RISE AND FALL OF ECW
DVD REVIEW

by The Gimmick
E.C.W! Those three little letters stand for Extreme Championship Wrestling. It was a small organization that worked out of Philadelphia Pennsylvania during most of the nineties. But as small as it was, I’m sure that in one hundred years, when pro wrestling is the planets preferred sport and apes have taken over our existence, we’ll see that those three little letters will have had more of an impact, on the sport, than any of us (and our future ape overlords) will ever know. ... Read On
Wrestling news: ECW to return. Updated version!
Rising from the ashes, at least for one night

by Hillelman
There are some big rumours doing the rounds that indicate WWE is intending to bring the ECW brand back for a special Pay Per View event.... Read On
Ric Flair
The Ultimate Collection

by Hillelman
“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair has been wrestling for decades and represents the cream of the wrestling industry crop. He has taken part in some of the finest matches and given some of the best interviews that the wrestling world is ever likely to see. ... Read On
The Monday Night War
DVD Review

by The Gimmick
There have been many wars over the course of human history. The allies versus the Nazis, Pepsi versus Coca-Cola, Collingwood versus the human species to name just a few, and they have all been huge in one way or another. In the world of professional wrestling, none was bigger than the Monday Night War and- you’re not gonna believe this- but that is the topic for this DVD review.... Read On
The Stone Cold Truth
DVD Review

by The Gimmick
I got my hands on a copy of The Stone Cold Truth DVD and it’s the first time I’ve seen a disc where the extras are the main focus instead of the “main” feature. But this is what you get from this particular DVD all about the life of Stone Cold Steve Austin. I believe this was released in conjunction with his autobiography some time ago, so I guess it’s just a tease into what the book is about. But as a stand alone it’s good, but not great. ... Read On
Bloodbath: Wrestling's Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches
DVD Review. Some blood. Many words in the title

by Hillelman
The legendary "steel cage match" is one of wrestling's most dangerous styles. The participants find themselves in a ring that is surrounded by a steel enclosure. The wrestlers can (and usually do) use the cage as a weapon. ... Read On
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ToonlogoWrestling Quote of the Month

"We had a great response from it." Greg Gagne, (with a straight face!) speaking about "The Team Challenge Series", on The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA DVD.

Everyone else on the DVD gives "The Team Challenge Series" a far more accurate assesment: It was a massive failure and remains a laughingstock to this day.

What is the main reason you watch wrestling?
Hoping to see good quality matches
The crazy storylines and/or characters
Blood and violence
The sexy women or men
A combination of any of the above





Toons
ToonlogoBy Borgieman

Manifest '07 Report

Ninja's note: Once again, it's time for another Buttonhole report on the Melbourne Anime Festival, otherwise known as Manifest 2007. If you missed Ichibod's feature on a previous Manifest, check it out here. This Manifest coverage comes to you courtesy of forum regular and newest Buttonhole contributor Borgieman, a cool guy who knows his Anime and has been known to play a video game or two. So read on true believers! A Day at Manifest 2007

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Toons
ToonlogoBy Australian Ninja

Only Yesterday. Anime Review

The problem with having favourite films is that every time I watch another Studio Ghibli film it becomes my new favourite. It kind of renders the word 'favourite' meaningless when every Studio Ghibli film takes my breath away. Still, I can't complain about being thoroughly entertained by this whimsical and insightful film, "Only Yesterday". This gem was directed by Isao Takahata, well known for his anime film Grave of the Fireflies. Although Only Yesterday is a light hearted film that ambles along at a leisurely pace, it still manages to explore themes such as love, work, family relationship struggles, following your dreams and country versus city living. In the film, the main character Taeko decides to take a working vacation in the country, getting away from her office bound job and unexpectedly starts t

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Toons
ToonlogoBy Jason

Speed Grapher V1. Anime Review

Well, "I don't like it" was my initial feeling when viewing this Anime for the first time. Subsequent viewings haven't changed my views a great deal. Nothing really stands out as being absolute shit but it seems that this series tries too hard. It's almost like they were more interested in creating something 'edgy' and confronting but sadly forgot to include an even remotely palatable story. The hero of this particular piece is a bloke called Tatsumi Saiga. Tatsumi is a photographer and a veteran war journalist for whom taking photos has become somewhat of a fetish. Although he seems to have become jaded - nothing is worth wasting his film on - that is, at least until he stumbles across an exclusive club for the mega rich

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