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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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AFL Logo Buttonhole's AFL Footy Tipping Contest

The Gimmick explains how you can join in and win stuff!

Fri, 17 March 2006

Billy Profile by: The Gimmick

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Hey Aussie Rules Footy fans (or even people who aren't)! The Gimmick is here to launch this year's Buttonhole AFL Footy Tipping contest. Before we get into the prizes, here are the rules:

1. You must be a registered Buttonhole forum member, no outsiders allowed (Yeah that's right, I'm prejudiced!). So, if you wanna join in, you'd best sign up on the forums right away. It doesn't take long to do and it'll allow you to have some fun posting your own comments on the forums whenever the mood strikes you. Besides, you could even win a prize from Sammy just for getting involved on the Buttonhole forums (we've had several recipients of those already).

2. Email me before the start of the AFL season (which means before Thursday, 30th of March) to let me know that you want to be included. In case you couldn't figure it out, you can access my email address by clicking on the "email the author" link at the top and bottom of this article. If we don't have enough people joining in, we'll probably still just run it as a fun thing for those who do wish to do it. If that happens, disregard rules 3-6.

3. You must email me your tips before 6pm on the Friday of each round. I will be posting the upcoming games and the participants totals after each round.

4. Failure to comply with #2 will result in you being automatically designated the away sides for that round.

5. If you miss 5 rounds in a row you will be disqualified, unless you have a really good excuse. (This is where all those years of lying may pay off)

6. Good Luck! Even if you don't know much (or anything) about Australia's unique code of football, why not just have a go? You never know your luck, you might guess enough results correctly and score something for your efforts! Who hasn't had a girlfriend, mother-in-law, crazy uncle, or some acquaintance who did that at some stage?

Now that we've gotten the rules out of the way, we can let you know that the prize for the winner will be a selection of DVD's, Games and or CD's, depending on availability and the winner's preferences, courtesy of the good Doctor (Doctor G Shok on the forums, aka Sammy or Hillelman. Or "the dude with too many names"). So, basically, whoever wins will score a couple of hundred bucks worth of free sh*t for themselves. Entry is free but, like I said, you must be a forum member. I very much hope to hear from you all. Come on folks, have a go!

Sammy's note: And if you are an Essendon supporter, I'll be sure to look after you that extra bit more. Go the mighty Bombers!

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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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