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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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spiderJ Editorial 5/04/05

Tue, 5 April 2005

Sammy by: Hillelman

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My editorials have gone off the rails. There are a various reasons for that, but I won't go into them. Instead I'll just say that I'll try to get back to doing new ones each Wednesday as I originally intended.

In the last one I wrote (ages ago now) I asked people to tell me who they thought was the greatest band of all time. This led to much discussion on our forums. It was all quite pointless in the end, but that is true for most of the things we talk about at Buttonhole. It is just for fun, not everything has to have a real point to it. Anyway, the most popular choices from memory were: The Beatles, Metallica and...umm I actually forget the rest. I remember Special K mentioned Faith No More, which was cool because I love that band too.

You might have noticed the AntiVir Personal Edition and Xlogic 256Mb MP3 Player reviews. We hope to include more of these kinds of articles in future. I think everyone is interested in hearing about free and/or usefull software and hardware.

Some upcomming things you can keep a lookout for are a couple more of those Q&A sessions like we did with Cam Shea. A bunch of new game reviews are on the way too. We are getting plenty of new games again now after a pretty quiet patch. I also have a heaps of new DVDs that I'll be reviewing over the coming weeks.

Gimmick and I both did pretty well with our Wrestlemania 21 picks. We are also both going to be attending the live Smackdown roster show in Melbourne. So we'll be sure to let you know how that turns out.

Speaking of live shows, that's what my question for this edition is going to involve. What I'd like to hear about is: what is the best live show you have ever been to? It can be a concert, a wrestling card, a play, a football game... a magic name it! What is the one live show that you found to be an unforgettable experience?

Mine would likely be the Bob Dylan concert I went to. A couple of Faith No More gigs come close too. Or the wrestling show I went to as a kid. I've seen some fantastic shows at the casino in Sufer's Paradise during my many trips up there also. So, yeah I'm not sure which is the best one. I'll stick with Dylan, because that seems to be what I always do when I have to make a tough choice!

Until next time, peace out rabbits!

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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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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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