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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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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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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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Andrew Hatch

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Hatchy's Archives (12)

Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City and San Andreas. Any of the Gran Turismo series. Colin McRae rally series.

Citizen Kane, Fight Club, Ronin, The French Connection, Bullitt, Pulp Fiction, Angel Dust, Mulholland Drive, The Lost Highway, Apocalypse Now, Mad Max 1 & 2, 28 Days Later, Night of The Living Dead, Romper Stomper, The Ninth Gate, 2001 a Space Odyssey, Lord of The Rings trilogy, The Deer Hunter, Clockwork Orange, Blazing Saddles, The Godfather series, Goodfellas. I mostly like films that make me think or make me scared or uncomfortable, I like to be challenged.

Music (bands, singers etc):
Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, The Black Keys, John Butler, Jeff Buckley, Nirvana, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, VAST, Cat Power, Portishead, Janes Addiction, Jimi Hendrix, The Tea Party, The Beatles, B.R.M.C, Rammstein, Placebo, QOTSA, P.J Harvey, Joy Division, Muse, Mazzy Star, The Dirty Three, Pink Floyd… I could go on for years, I love all music.

The Undertaker

Comic characters or books and/or cartoons:
Simpsons and Futurama. Batman was pretty cool when I was a kid. And he still is, buddy! (sorry, couldn't resist)- Sammy

Authors and/or Books:
Anything based on Theology, the Occult or Science. Travel stories. I work in IT I have to read lots of books on software, it's destroyed my love of a good novel! Car magazines Motor and EVO in particular.

My wife's Indian and Arabic cooking. Her patented pork curry with rice is the best meal I have ever had.

Becks, Lowenbrau, Kingfisher Strong, top shelf scotch, a good bottle of red wine

Heroes (people I admire):
Those who give whatever they have for no more than the sake of helping another person. My wife Sophia, her courage, strength, love and honesty never cease to amaze me. People who overcome impossible odds to conquer their goals.

Villains (people I dislike):
Most, if not all, Politicians. Anyone who abuses power. People who litter. Territorial Surfers. Liars.
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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

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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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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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