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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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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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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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Editorial 20/06/05

Mon, 20 June 2005

Sammy by: Hillelman

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Roll up, roll up. The greatest show on Earth is about to begin!

What's poppin'? Been reading all our great articles? You better be! Because, gosh darn it, those things don't write themselves and you aren't paying us a cent, so reading them really is the least you could do...ungrateful bastards. Oh, cheer up, I'm just kidding. You don't have to read 'em, but you'll be missing out if you don't!

Let's start with some good news, if you recall the interview we did with New Zealand director Mark Prebble about his film Futile Attraction, well the movie is set to premiere soon! Tuesday, June 28,
8.30 p.m., at the Paramount Cinema in Wellington, NZ. is the official world premiere, so congratulations from us to Mark, Enric and everyone else involved with the project. Hopefully we can get some pics of the event and post them right here at Buttonhole.

We have a new dude at Buttonhole, which is always good. Comic reviewer extraordinaire and martial arts master Australian Ninja! So welcome on board, Mr. Ninja and I am glad to get some more comic reviews for our readers...and for myself too! Check out his articles folks, they're good stuff.

Buttonhole's "Wrestling Section Lead" the Gimmick is probably going to have a little less time to do his wrestling reviews, due to other commitments. But he'll still be around in some form or least, so we hope! Thanks for all your work thus far champ and good luck with the new job. If you didn't already read it, the Gimmick's latest report was for the ECW One Night Stand. Just as he did, I loved the show. One of the best Pay Per Views I have seen in ages!

More Q&A sessions will be coming along real soon, so look out for them if you've enjoyed the ones we've run so far. If you haven't enjoyed the must suck. One will be with a good pal of Buttonhole's; Ben Pollock of THQ Australia. We'll see what Ben has to say about the state of video games in general, THQ's plans and how he found the experience of attending this year's E3 in LA. As for the other Q&As...I can't talk about 'em yet, sorry.

Speaking of E3, I'll have the final part of my reports of the games shown there up real soon. Hopefully tonight. That's for the PC games. Actually, it isn't quite the final article, as I'm doing one about the games for the next gen sytems too, but that piece will not be strictly tied to E3. Keep on checking back at the site and see what we have for your perusal.

As usual if you've got anything to say please email me.

Stay safe!

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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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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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