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FUNimation released another clip of the English dub for Attack on Titan today.  This is the third clip they have released and it gets more exciting each time.

Attack on Titan will be releasing Part 1 of the series through FUNimation on June 3, 2014.  The Collector’s Edition will run at $96.74, Limited Edition will run at $67.49, and the Standard Edition will run at $37.49.

Here is the clip featuring primarily Levi:

I’m pretty happy with this clip! It wasn’t what I necessarily expected Levi to sound like, but it still fits him and his personality.  The same goes for Hanji. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

Source: FUNimation Twitter

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FUNimation released another clip folks! This time we get some more core characters, not our main ones but better than the last clip! Here it is:

I’m happy so far! I’m a little iffy on Conny’s voice but this is a short clip so I’ll reserve judgment.

Attack on Titan will be releasing Part 1 of the series in English and Japanese through FUNimation on June 3, 2014.  The Collector’s Edition will run at $96.74, Limited Edition will run at $67.49, and the Standard Edition will run at $37.49.

According to the FUNimation website the Collector’s Edition will include:

4-pin collection (Military Police Regiment, Scout Regiment, Garrison Regiment, and Cadet Corps), a replica of Eren Jaeger’s key necklace, a sword necklace featuring the Titan flesh paring blades, a 3-D lenticular Art Card, Notes From Beyond the Wall: Part 1 (24 page digibook), and 104 minutes of on-disc extras including: The Making of Attack on Titan, Chibi Theater: Fly, Cadets, Fly! Days 1-13, Episode 3 & 13 Commentaries, Eyecatch Gallery, Textless Songs, Trailers

TheLimited Edition will include:

3-D lenticular Art Card, Notes From Beyond the Wall: Part 1 (24 page digibook), and 104 minutes of on-disc extras including: The Making of Attack on Titan, Chibi Theater: Fly, Cadets, Fly! Days 1-13, Episode 3 & 13 Commentaries, Eyecatch Gallery, Textless Songs, Trailers

What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

Sources: FUNimation Tweet, FUNimation website

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Anticipation killing you, waiting to see what the English dub for Attack on Titan will be like?  Well, you’re in luck! FUNimation released this clip for a first look:

Well, it’s not much, but it’s a little something. It seems good, but I’d prefer to hear more in regards to Eren, Mikasa, Armin, etc. All we can do is wait for more!

What do you think of this clip? Let us know in the comments.

By Amy McGarey On 13 Mar, 2014 At 12:14 AM | Categorized As ROG Fashion, Television | With 0 Comments

No GravatarJust in time for the premiere of Season 4 of Game of Thrones, Black Milk Clothing has released a huge line of clothing inspired by the popular HBO series. The new collection features dresses, leggings, bathing suits, skirts and tops.

Black Milk Clothing is well known for making leggings and body-con dresses with geeky themes such as Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. The new Game of Thrones collection has a lot more variety and more styles to flatter different body types.

Which house will you represent?

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By otakuman5000 On 7 Mar, 2014 At 07:15 PM | Categorized As Animation, News, Otaku Music, ROG News, Television | With 0 Comments

No GravatarNews came about just a few days ago that Anime Limited has gained the license for the original soundtrack for the popular anime series Attack on Titan. The soundtrack contains 16 tracks, both inserts and background music, from the anime all composed by Hiroyuki Sawano, who has also composed songs for Gundam Unicorn, Guilty Crown and Kill la Kill. Songs include Attack On Titan, The Reluctant Heroes, Call Your Name, Eye-Water, Counter Attack-Mankind, and Rittaikidou.

We can expect a physical CD release later this summer, but as of right now, you can buy and download the entire soundtrack from all of the popular digital music stores, such as iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

[Source: Anime News Network]

 

By otakuman5000 On 28 Jan, 2014 At 03:24 PM | Categorized As Comics/Manga, News, ROG News, Television | With 0 Comments

No GravatarJessica DeGouw (Dracula) will be reprising her role as The Huntress in an upcoming episode of CW’s hit DC Comics show Arrow. 

The episode, titled Birds of Prey is set to air on Wednesday, March 26th, and Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim told TVGuide “We consider Jessica a member of the Arrow family and we’re looking forward to having her back for an episode everyone will be talking about after.”

Fans of DC Comics know that the Bird of Prey are a group of Heroines who’ve had multiple incarnations over the years; though their most famous version featured The Huntress, Oracle, and Black Canary (who is currently on Arrow).

This certainly sounds like it’ll be an incredible episode, especially considering that The Huntress’ story on the show left off with her failing to kill her crime boss father,Ollie’s then girlfriend Detective McKenna was inujred  in the process.

Source: TVGuide  

By otakuman5000 On 24 Jan, 2014 At 10:25 PM | Categorized As Featured, Reviews, ROG News, Television | With 0 Comments

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“Sherlock”. It’s a BBC series. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Yup.

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Actually, “Sherlock” is based on the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. They started out as serials in a newspaper, published in pieces. It went on so long that Doyle killed Sherlock Holmes at the Reichenbach Falls. The readers were so dismayed that they wrote so frequently and vehemently that Doyle was forced to return his beloved character to print.

Before “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” there was no 221B Baker Street, there had never been a detective protagonist so renowned, and forensics was considered basically voodoo. Sherlock Holmes has been the inspiration for many a fictional and non-fictional character. People love his ability. On the other hand, Sherlock himself is not the pure hearted character we want him to be.

Let me say first that I love the new “Sherlock” series. It has been a great reinvention of an old story. I especially loved the induction of technology; text messages on screen, deductions printed out to be seen, and the overlay of evidence for the viewer. Making John a veteran of our generations Middle-East war hit home for a lot of people. Sherlock loses his addiction to a dangerous drug. Women are given more adventurous roles. The police don’t look so stupid or petty in most cases. The acting is superb, the scarf was a great replacement for the deerstalker, and the reveals are amazing with or without any knowledge of the original content.

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Really, when “Sherlock” hits Masterpiece on PBS I’m going to watch it without hesitation. (The first episode is awaiting a re-watch, I owe it more attention before making a judgement.)

However, I’m an old timey fan of Sherlock Holmes. You will never beat Jeremy Brett (in my opinion) as an actor portraying the detective, but then you’ll never beat the books. Sherlock Holmes has always been the epitome of calm but prepared, strong but knowledgeable, tactful but reclusive. He was addicted to cocaine because his brain needed to be stimulated. Not because liked the feeling of the drug (though I’m sure he didn’t dislike it), but if his mind wasn’t occupied he probably would have been insane. Sherlock was capable of love, compassion, and understanding. He chose justice.

John on the other hand was ruled by his emotions. He failed to see facts because he saw people. His time in India wasn’t a trauma but a badge of honor. John Watson was the soldier that Sherlock Holmes needed. John was a filter, a buffer between Sherlock and his audience. He was not, and never should be, a romantic interest of any kind. And that’s what I’m writing about. My biggest annoyance with this new series and its fans.

The creators and writers of this new series have gone out of their way to put an emphasis on the relationship between Watson and Holmes. The fans latched on to that and created a link between the two men that never existed. Sure, Watson and Holmes were friends. Watson was probably Holmes’ best friend. They understood and trusted each other when no one else would. They neither needed each other nor wanted to be without each other. But they were not romantic.

I can deal with the fans. “Shipping” and “OTPs” are understandable. The fans will attach desire where there is none simply because they can. But the writers and creators only spurred those feelings. Creating scenes where Sherlock appeared jealous, where the two men share deep looks, where reading between the lines could grant ideas unsuitable, or scenes where you don’t even have to look at those spaces the lines cover it. It rakes on my nerves.

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For this show to be so terrific, it sure is terrible. Watson is pouty, Holmes is childish, and together they fumble at being representations of the icons. If you’re not a fan of Sherlock Holmes, you’ll love this show. It’s witty, intelligent, modern, and not entirely frill. If you’re a long standing fan of Sherlock Holmes you will either love it as a standalone or hate it as an addition.

I could write a college level essay with examples and comparisons but I don’t think either of us have the time. Basically, there are moments when this show is entirely perfect. And then the other moments are just bad reinterpretations. “Sherlock” is good. Great compared to a quite a bit of modern television. But don’t get lost in its initial charm. Get to know Holmes in print. It’s much more fun.

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WWE Network, the “Netflix of wrestling” has been announced!  WWE Network will be an online streaming service at $9.99 per month with a 6-month commitment (charged monthly).

The content for WWE Network will consist of WWE, WCW, ECW pay-per-views, classic matches, Wrestlemania, Raw replays, and Smackdown replays.

The service will be available on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Android devices, and iOS devices.  WWE Network will be available on Android devices, iOS devices, the Xbox 360, the PS3, and the PS4 on February 24th in the United States.  It will be available on the Xbox One and Smart TVs in the summer.  WWE Network will be available to the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Nordics in late 2014 or early 2015.

For more information go to WWE’s website for their FAQ.

No GravatarShiny! Or maybe not so shiny, according to a lot of fans.

The news was announced today at San Diego Comic Con. Firefly, a cult classic directed by Joss Whedon was aired on Fox for only 14 episodes, along with the movie Serenity, but it has a massive following. The Browncoats, as fans call themselves, have been raging and crying for something to fill in the Serenity crew gap, so QMx Interactive, Fox Digital Entertainment, and Spark Plug Games have put Firefly Online together to try to attempt to quell the fire. But will it be enough?

Most likely not. For one, fans are still (and rightly so) carrying a grudge against Fox for canceling Firefly in the first place. Joss Whedon refused to give in to Fox’s demands to change some scenarios and character personalities, and thus, Firefly was gone as quickly as it swooped in.

"Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!"

“Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!”

Secondly, it will initially come to iOS and Android devices once it releases in Summer of 2014. Although I’ll admit that there are a number of great games for these operating systems, Firefly Online will burst with popularity and quickly die out because MMORPG’s are not really meant for tablets or smartphones; they’re really meant to be experienced on a PC.

Thirdly, Spark Plug games have some big shoes to fill. Titles by Spark Plug include Plight of the Zombie, Puzzle Quest, and Dairy Queen Tycoon. Their track record doesn’t show that they could pull off something this huge, since their games are more fun and simple based. Also, their graphics are very cartoon-ish, so to try to take on this mission to satisfy hundreds of thousands of fans is pretty daunting.

Looking at the trailer, it doesn’t look promising. And I’m sorry to completely lose hope because if you follow me on twitter or facebook, you saw my all caps tweet about how excited I was. Digging deeper, I became more disappointed the more I read. At best, it looks like a game to keep yourself occupied when you’re waiting for your friend at Starbucks or between college classes. I want this game to be gripping, competitive, and upstanding of the Firefly and Joss Whedon name.

Could it be great? Sure it can. The trailer didn’t reveal anything more than the main objective of the game, which is to find a crew, get a job, and keep flying. I suspect that it will be a time-passer on the iOS and Android devices, but maybe it will become something better when and if it hits PC.

Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?!!

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Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?!!

Adventure Time is one of those rare gems that captured my heart immediately and I’ve been a fan of the series since the first episode. When I found out a real Adventure Time video game would be released I was joyous. Finally a game that will sum up the awesomeness of the show, not an online game or an app, but a full blown out game. The result was satisfying enough, so let’s get to the nitty gritty of this game.

For a game with an uncommonly long name, it was quite short. Too short. With the enormity of The Land of Ooo in the show, I thought there would be more to explore. This paired with how easy the game is makes me recommend this game only to dedicated Adventure Time fans that will love the game for the characters, oh so Adventure Time like story and dialogue, and every reference to the show. It’s a good game everyone should try out, but if you aren’t a fan the current price of the game won’t make you feel like you got your money’s worth.

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What makes this game is how faithful it remains to the original show. The creator Pendleton Ward created the entire story and helped in the process of creating the game, making the story equivalent to that of a regular Adventure Time episode (the light hearted ones, not the ones that make you cry yourself to sleep). Almost every character that has appeared in the show is cleverly incorporated into this game seamlessly and items such as tiger claws and the crystal apple show up as items you can use in the game.

You play the game through Finn who carries Jake in his backpack with him. Both Finn and Jake can attack and throughout the game gain new abilities that you need to progress through the obstacle filled caves and dungeons and move from one place to another in The Land of Ooo. And who can talk about this game without mentioning the similarity to Zelda II: The Adventure of Link? You move from one location to another overhead view style. Not only that but the towns and forest are ridiculously tiny compared to the protagonist and en route you can run into ghost that warp you to a random place where you just kill enemies. And when you reach a location you switch to a regular side scroller. The similarities are definitely there and an awesome bonus for anyone who liked that game.

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Visually the game is bright and colorful and definitely feels like you’re stepping into Ooo. The background is layered and looks good when playing in 3D. Coming into spots like the Candy Kingdom and Ice King’s Lair, the original backgrounds are there to excite your inner fanboy or fangirl.

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It’s a shame the game is too easy, even the bosses are surprisingly easy, except Ice King who was a bit of a challenge. Once you beat the game you can enjoy the credits that reveal a nice surprise in the end. After beating the game the first time you unlock harder gameplay the next run of the game. This makes up a bit for its initial easiness and makes me pretty content. However, as much as I love this game it has a low replay value. The gameplay doesn’t feel varied enough to hold my interest for a long time but its content will have me come back to play it once in a while.

So if you love Adventure Time as much as I do go get yourself a copy and play it for the ride. I hope to come back to The Land of Ooo soon for the next Adventure Time game. Definitely recommended for novice players and Adventure Time fans you’re trying to get into gaming.