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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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Ice Age 2 PS2 box Ice Age 2 The Meltdown hits Aussie shelves. Press Release

Game based on animated movie officially arrives down under.

Publisher: Vivendi Universal Games

Thu, 6 April 2006

Sammy by: Hillelman

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Featuring the Voice Talents of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Jay Leno Ice Age 2 The Meltdown Hits Retailers Nationwide.

SYDNEY (April 5, 2006) - Sierra® Entertainment announced today that the video game Ice Age 2 The Meltdown, based on the upcoming blockbuster animated film from 20th Century Fox will be available at retailers nationwide as of tomorrow, the 6th of April. Ice Age 2 The Meltdown features the voice talents of Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo as Manny, Sid and Diego, and Jay Leno as Fast Tony. This adventure finds the Ice Age coming to an end, and the animals delight in their new world: a melting paradise of water parks, geysers and tar pits. But when Manny, Sid and Diego discover that the miles of melted ice will flood their valley, they must warn everyone and somehow figure out a way to escape the coming deluge.

Ice Age 2 The Meltdown Video Game will be available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™, Game Boy® Advance and PC.

"We are excited to be part of this theatrical release and support it with exciting games for console, handheld and PC," said Cindy Cook, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, VU Games. "Fans of the films will be excited to share in the adventures of Manny, Diego, Sid and Scrat knowing that they are getting an authentic extension of 20th Century Fox's hit family films."

Elie Dekel, Executive Vice President, Fox Licensing & Merchandising, added, "This wonderful video game is the perfect compliment to the film and a great way for fans to extend their experience with the story and the wonderfully endearing characters of Ice Age 2 The Meltdown."

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About Ice Age 2 The Meltdown Video Game:

The Ice Age is ending and our subzero heroes return in this action adventure video game set in a melting paradise of water parks, geysers and tar pits. Manny the Mammoth, Sid the Sloth and Diego the Sabre-Toothed Tiger are back and realize that the melting glaciers will soon flood their valley. Fans will be able to play as their favorite characters from the upcoming film, along with everyone's favorite sabre-toothed squirrel, Scrat, and embark on a mission across an increasingly dangerous landscape towards their salvation from a huge glacial dam that is about to break, threatening to flood the entire valley.

Ice Age 2 The Meltdown Video Game will carry a RRP of $39.95 for PC, $69.95 for Nintendo DS, and Game Boy Advance and $69.95 for GameCube™ , PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® video game system from Microsoft.

More information about the game can be found at www.iceage2game.com.


About the Ice Age film:

Since its record March North American box office opening in 2002 of US$46 million, Ice Age has gone on to gross US$381 million worldwide in theaters and 25 million worldwide
in DVD/VHS sold to-date.

More information about the film can be found at www.iceage2.com.


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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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