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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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Network Ten logo Cybershack TV coming to Channel Ten. Press Release

Some info on the upcomming TV show + interview on the way!

Thu, 13 July 2006

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Hey Buttonholers, I hope you are all well and happy. Below you can read the Press Release information regarding the upcomming television program called CYBERSHACK TV. It sounds to me like a fun show and the kind of thing our readers would really dig. We'll have an interview with one of the show's hosts, Mike Kerry (whose picture I've included in this article) coming soon - likely late next week. Keep checking back at planet Buttonhole for that beauty, so you can learn more about CYBERSHACK TV and see what Mike has to say for himself. I'm looking forward to that myself, should be cool.

The new home of Gadgets & Games

Channel 10 will broadcast a dedicated gadget and gaming show Tuesdays at 11pm.

In a first for network television Channel 10 mixes geeks, games, gadgets and gorgeous girls in a new must see Australian produced show for gamers and technology nerds.

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There' s Mike, looking most pleased
CYBERSHACK TV showcases the very latest from the world of games, a growing industry worth over 7 billion per annum. In fact, 76% of all households have a computer, console or handheld device for playing games.

Each week model, presenter and gaming enthusiast 'Fuzzy' will road test the latest games from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo and compare the gaming experience to real life!

Fuzzy takes on the Sydney Kings at b-ball, the best young female snow boarder Tora Bright on the slopes at Thredbo and Team Extreme on a military obstacle course.

When asked if she was daunted by some of the extreme sports Fuzzy said 'I have my fair share of bumps and scrapes!'.

'At first I thought this will be pretty easy doing things like shooting some hoops with the Sydney Kings, the next minute I'm sitting in the passenger seat of a fighter jet - Its awesome!'

Sporting heroes and stars are also thrown in the mix with episode one seeing Anthony "The Man" Mundine taking on a string of challenges - fortunately for all that contended Mundine's lightening jabs were constrained to the table tennis court.

CYBERSHACK TV, a joint venture between Chic Media and CBN Media, is already Australia's number one independent and dedicated gaming & gadget website ( and is a successful radio show with over 200,000 weekly listeners nationally.

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And this, as you may have guessed, is Fuzzy

The show includes entertaining weekly segments such as:

Cyber Clash -daring celebrity challenges and gaming tournaments

Charlie and the Gadget Factory - demos of new gadgets from around the world

Inspect A Gadget - comparisons of brands and gadgets eg Mobile Phones v PDAs

For your gadget and gaming fix tune in to CYBERSHACK TV Tuesdays at 11pm.

by: Hillelman

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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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