Home | Games | DVD Movies | Music | Wrestling | Toons | Other Stuff | Forums | Profiles | Vault


Australian Ninja
Special K
Cpt. Buttonhole
Darth Bin Laden
Killer App
Madame Hooplah
The Gimmick

| Games
| DVD Movies
| Music
| Wrestling
| Toons
| Other Stuff
| Forums
| Profiles
| Vault

GamelogoLatest Game

DVDlogoLatest DVD

MusiclogoLatest Music

WrestlinglogoLatest Wrestling

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-

Click Here for More

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.

Click Here for More

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

Click Here for More

Aussie_N6 Australian Ninja

Jonny Sorenson

Assistant Editor

Australian Ninja's Profile

92 Articles:

24: The Game. PlayStation 2 Review - Time is on Australian Ninja's side
ACMI Day Tripper - Aussie Ninja's got a ticket to ride
AND1 Streetball. PS2 Review - Aussie Ninja spins the spinner and calls the shots
Ape Escape 3. PlayStation 2 Review - That Aussie Ninja is one cheeky monkey
Armageddon Expo 2007 - Aussie Ninja just can't wait for the end times
Astro Boy Volume 8. Comic Review - He is brave and gentle and wise!
Atelier Iris Eternal Mana PlayStation 2 Review - Ninja fights blobs, ninja loses
Batman Begins DVD Review - The Dark Knight has been done justice at last
Batman vs. Predator. Trade Paper Back Comic Review - The bout to knock the other guy out
Black Books - Series One. DVD Review - British Black Books. Australian white Ninja
Black Books Trilogy. DVD Review - No. 42 - How Not to be Seen
Boston Legal Series Two. DVD Review - Denny Crane - MY names on the door!
Breaking News. DVD Review - No news is good news. Is Breaking News also good?
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood. Xbox Review. - Wage war (again) on Xbox. Also available for PC & PS2
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One. Xbox Review - Aussie Ninja's duty? Play a bunch of games for Buttonhole.
Capcom Classics Collection. PS2/Xbox Review - All true classics will never die.
Classic Comic-book Review. Kraven's Last Hunt - Ninja does whatever a Ninja can
Comic Book The Movie. DVD Review - If Australian Ninja were a movie, he would be this one
Crash Tag Team Racing. PS2/Xbox/Gamecube Review - Aussie Ninja, did you say wacky doodle?
Crunk Hits. CD Review - Aussie Ninja sips from his pimp cup
Darkstalkers. Trade Paperback Comic Review - When the darkness comes, nothing can save you.
Darkwatch. PS2/Xbox Review - Australian Ninja battles vampires in the wild west.
David Hasselhoff Sings America. CD Review - Ninja sings Australia, while taking the high road
Destroy All Humans. PS2/Xbox Review - Keep watching the sky!
Devil Kings PlayStation 2 Review - Aussie Ninja has mastered the art of mash
Dragon Ball Z Movie #13 - Welcome to Fireballs 'R Us
eGames & Entertainment Expo 2007 - Australian Ninja wishes all press releases were this good
Eminence - Destiny Reunion - Music to soothe your rageaholic tendencies
Ergo Proxy V1. Anime DVD Review - And now for something completely different...
EXTENDED MADMAN STOCKTAKE MADNESS! - Yes it's true, more opportunites to buy sweet sweet DVDs
Fable: The Lost Chapters. Xbox Review - Ninjas never get lost
Final Fight: Streetwise. PlayStation 2 Review - Aussie Ninja is wise on and off the street
Frank Miller's "300". Comic Review - Old Frank gives us another classic
Fray. Trade Paperback Comic Review - First review from Buttonhole's new mystery asassasin
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie. Anime DVD Review - Metal arms are cool. Heh heh, yeah, cool. That'd be sweet.
G1 Jockey 4. PlayStation 2 Review - Australian Ninja trades his kingdom for a horse
Galaxy Angel 'A' Collection. Anime DVD Review - So, Aussie Ninja, what the hell is going on in this show?
Game On! @ ACMI - Games, is there anything they can't do?
Game On! @ ACMI - This time, it's personal
Games and Beer - What more do you need people?
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. PS2 Review - Remember how, we built this Vice City, on Pee-Sss-Twooo....
Greg Hasting's Paintball MAX'D. Xbox Review - Can Aussie Ninja answer my question; who is Greg Hastings?
Gun. Xbox/PS2/PC/Gamecube Review - Aimed at you, Aussie Ninja is the cowboy from hell
Hoop Days. Anime DVD Review - Don't you hate pants!?!
Juiced. PS2/Xbox/PC Review - It tastes good and is full of vitamins
Karas. Anime Movie DVD Review - And now for something completely the same...
Kessen III. PlayStation 2 Review - Samurai warriors galore, but thankfully no Tom Cruise.
King of Fighters 02. PS2 Review - Australia's King of Ninjas kicks some pixelated arse
Lego Star Wars 2. PS2 Review - And I see your Schwartz is as big as mine...
Matando Cabos. DVD Review - Australian Ninja takes on Mexican wrestler
MAUS: A Survivors Tale. Comic Review - It is called a comic, but you won't be laughing at this one
Mekon Presents - Something Came Up. CD Review - Australian Ninja brings the noise but misplaces the funk
Monster Hunter. PlayStation 2 Review - Hunting monsters isn't much fun alone
Murderball. DVD Review - Inspires Aussie Ninja to use profanty most passionately
Naruto. Anime DVD Review - Go Ninja Go
Only Yesterday. Anime Review - Yesteday, Aussie Ninja's troubles seemed so far away
Outrun 2006 Coast 2 Coast. PlayStation 2 Review - Aussie Ninja is a drifter
Po' Girl - Home To Me. CD Review - Me fail English? That's Un-possible!
Pong designer Al Alcorn to give free talk at ACMI. - Find out the latest on super-exciting events at ACMI
Q&A with Handy - Animavericks' editor reminds us anime is bigger than Ben Hur
Q&A with Jesse Reklaw from Slow Wave - Aussie Ninja kicks some more arse with his first Q&A article
Remnants & Relics. Buttonhole *Special* Feature - 1.21 Gigawatts? Great Scott! We've gotta go back Marty!
Resident Evil Outbreak: File #2. PS2 Review - Who doesn't like to have a good old #2?
Sam and Max Season Two. Press Release - Psychotic rabbits are a man's best friend
Savage Dragon: Baptism of Fire. Trade Paper Back Review - Aussie Ninja enters, with drag on.
Sense Shattering Comic Book Contest - Graphic fiction just like momma used to make
Serenity. Trade Paperback Comic Review - Australian Ninja asks "How's the Serenity?"
Shrek Super Slam. PS2/Xbox/Gamecube/PC Review - An unimpressive liscened game. As expected.
SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy Seals. PlayStation 2 Review - Aussie Ninja reckons most seals look good in navy
Sonic Riders. PS2/Gamecube/Xbox Review - Aussie Ninja becomes a rider on the storm
Soul Calibur III. PlayStation 2 Review - Aussie Ninja also feasts on human souls.
Southern Culture on the Skids - Double Wide and Live - Get ready to put your coonskin cap on
Spiderbait: Greatest Hits. CD/DVD Review - Aussie Ninja likes to rock on, in his garage
Spotlight on Studio Ghibli - Feeling down? Cartoons will save you!
Spotlight on Studio Ghibli - Part 2 - All of da news, dats good for youse
Street Fighter. Round One: FIGHT. Comic Review - Australian Ninja has mastered the Hurricane Kick
Super Dual Box Pro. USB Adaptor Review - Our game loving martial arts master has some Realgamer fun!
Tales from Earthsea. Anime DVD Review - Stay tuned for more.... Tales of Interest!
Tenchu: Fatal Shadows. PS2 Review - Beware the deadly shadows...and the poor quality gameplay
The Best Of Fabienne Delsol & The Bristols. CD Review - Aussie Ninja sings along without knowing the words
The Minus 5. CD Review - Aussie Ninja subtracts 1 more than 4
The Rise and Fall of ECW. Book Review - Extremely Crap Wrestling? Think again punk!
Tom Strong Volume 2. Comic Review - Alan Moore is a weird bastard. God bless him.
Tsotsi. DVD Review - Aussie Ninja gives this fine film some well deserved praise
Two Tribes '06. CD Review - Aussie Ninja goes trippin' into the Future Music Festival
Under the Covers, Vol.1. CD Review - Aussie Ninja snuggles up with Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs
Viewtiful Joe 2. PS2/Gamecube Review - Better late than never, baby.
Webcomics : The comics of tomorrow? - Aussie Ninja shares his love of comics on the internet
Win a complimentary ticket to ACMI's "Game On" - It's good to play together
Winback 2: Project Poseidon. PS2 Review - Bring it back, Sing it back to me
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse. PS2/Xbox/PC Review - Mutants are always welcome at Buttonhole
Yakuza. PS2 Review - Violence Get!
SmartArtist Web Hosting

Hillelman PhotoEditorial

Don't damn me, when I speak a piece of mind

Raise your glasses and rejoice, for the fun times are about to drastically expand. To paraphrase The Rock: "Finally... Old Sammy has come Buttonhole!" ...Read On

Which of these topics would you like Buttonhole to focus on?
All of the above

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

Click Here for More

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

Click Here for More

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

Click Here for More