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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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Games:
Mainly fighting games some notable examples include Guilty Gear, Tekken, Soul Calibur, Capcom vs *insert another franchise here* etc. Warcraft series (including WoW), Final Fantasy series, Katamari series, Halo series, Bioshock, Disgaea, Resident Evil series, Everything Nintendo (new and retro), Sonic The Hedgehog series (ignoring the 2006 game), Command and Conquer series, Xenogears, Ridge Racer series, Jet Set Radio Future, Wipeout series, Phoenix Wright series, Retro Mega Man (think 1-6 on the NES), Gears of War, Total Annihilation, Castlevania series, Metal Gear series, Zero Wing, Tales of series, Quake series, Team Buddies, Outrun 2, Shenmue 2, Ghost Squad, House of the Dead series, Alex Kidd series, Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker and Worms series.

Movies:
Battle Royale, The Host, 300, Soylent Green, Fearless, Kung Fu Hustle, The Revenge of the Nerds, Shinobi: Heart Under Blade, House of Flying Daggers, Hero, The Matrix Trilogy, Star Wars series, Monty Python films, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Blazing Saddles and The Crow.


Music (bands, singers etc):

Linkin Park, Dragonforce, Daft Punk, Lordi, Trivium, Tool, Weird Al Yankovic, Nobuo Uematsu, Koji Kondo, Daisuke Ishiwatari and Harry Gregson-Williams. Oh and one more thing. I DEFINITELY HATE RAP!

Wrestlers:
Macho Man Randy Savage, Rey Mysterio, Mick Foley, Chris Benoit, The Undertaker, Razor Ramon HG (not to be confused with Scott Hall).

Comic characters or books and/or cartoons:
The Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama, South Park, Invader Zim, Iron Man, The Punisher, Transformers G1, Samurai Pizza Cats, GI Joe: A Real American Hero, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Trigun, Full Metal Panic, Cowboy Bebop, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Spirited Away, Grave of the Fireflies, My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Shin Chan, Samurai Champloo, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Full Metal Alchemist, Ruroni Kenshin, Love Hina, Chobits, Steel Angel Kurumi, Azumanga Daioh, She: The Ultimate Weapon, Death Note, Hellsing, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, Gungrave, Dragon Ball Z, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, Homestar Runner, Red vs Blue, Neurotically Yours.

Authors and/or Books:
erm…I’m actually not much a book fan to be honest.

Foods:
Foods with heaps of spice, Mexican, Indian and Kranskys (Spicy German Sausage) are my favourite. Instant Noodles in a Cup…with whatever I finds to mix in (eg. Chili, Garlic, Curry, Relish, Olives, anything remotely edible.), BBQ, Pizza, American Candy: Particulary Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, Babe Ruths and Butterfingers, Pocky, Cheap Microwaveable Meals from Aldi, Cream Cheese from a Can (goes great on ANYTHING) and Krispy Kreme Donuts.

Drinks:
Lemon Flavoured Iced Tea, Ramune, V, Vanilla Coke, Pepsi Samba, Pepsi Blue, Dr. Pepper And Cherry Coke.

Heroes (people I admire):
My Family, My Friends, Adam West, Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee, Zinedine Zidane, Shigeru Miyamoto, Segata Sanshiro (Japans answer to Chuck Norris), Samuel L. Jackson, the people behind YouTube, the dude behind Wikipedia, Dr. Gregory House, Old Gregg, The Original Power Rangers (including the Green Ranger), Strong Bad, Sarge, Donkey Kong, Mario, Sonic, the original Black Mage, Sephiroth, The King of all Cosmos, Naruto Uzumaki, Rock Lee, Gaara, Vegeta, SoundWave, the Mooninites, Foamy the Squirrel, the inventor of the Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Donut, Jesus Christ and Santa Claus.

Villains (people I dislike):
Those zombie like people who swarm the Flinders St. Station, The dudes behind Mortal Kombat (that’s for ruining a once awesome series), the ‘geniuses’ behind Sonic The Hedgehog 2006 (Explanation is not needed), that evil monkey that lives in my closet, Omochao from Sonic Adventure 2 (…pain in the ass), the Redead from Legend of Zelda, Uwe Boll, Jack Thompson, Dr. Lisa Cuddy (more like Dr. Bringdown)and the people who came up with Starbucks (you call that coffee?).
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Raise your glasses and rejoice, for the fun times are about to drastically expand. To paraphrase The Rock: "Finally... Old Sammy has come back...to Buttonhole!" ...Read On

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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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