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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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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 Don't cha wish your girlfriend was fun like me?

Sat, 8 October 2005

Sammy by: Hillelman

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Don't get sick. That's my advice. It isn't any fun, it causes you to fall way behind and just generally gets in the way of things. Now...on with the show!

The more observant amongst you would have probably noticed that Buttonhole has a new review contributor. He goes by the name of Jason. As you can see from the artist's rendition of his fearsome visage, Jason is perfectly suited to fit right in with the rest of team Buttonhole. Please make him feel welcome and buy him a beer next time you run into him, or something.

I hope you read and enjoyed our THQ LOADED 05 report. Special K and I had an excellent time there. While I'm on the topic of games, I have a couple of Sony PSP reviews that should be up soon. Those particular reviews are late and that's due mainly to that darn sickness I mentioned earlier. Can't be helped.

Ichibod has been a busy guy one way and another. Check out his report on the Anime fun fest called Manifest. He took a bunch of cool shots of the outrageous costumes some of the folks there had on. Looks like a good time to me.

Buttonhole has had some fine tuning too, thanks mainly to Special K. The various section pages are organized in a more manageable fashion. As well as that, you can check out The Vault and look up an article alphabetically. There's just no end to the fun that can be had is there?

We'll have a heap of more cool content on the way soon. Including another Q&A with someone from Hyper magazine. Hyper is great and Buttonhole is great. When you mix the two you get double great and who wouldn't want that? Of course there'll be plenty of reviews of all sorts of wonderful things, from me and the other guys.

There were/are also still 2 other Q&A articles that I've been promised for months now. They've almost become like the Duke Nukem Forever of Q&As. I'm told they will still get to me...we shall see.

Sorry there wasn't much new stuff posted this past week or so. Now that I'm on track again we will be back to rocking at full Buttonhole force! In fact, instead of dragging this editorial out much longer, I'll get onto writing more reviews and that type of thing.

Keep checking us out, every chance you get. Join the Forums (you might even win something by doing so!) and tell all your friends to come too. If you don't have any friends, go and make some and then bring them along. If you can't do that, well, just hang with us and we'll be your friends. Okay? Groovy.

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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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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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