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No Gravatar…Thanks to Amazon Local!

I signed up for Amazon Local a few years back (and for those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s kind of like Groupon), and boy – it really did not disappoint!

I woke up one morning to an email saying “Access to Online Game Design Training for One Year” offered by the School of Interactive Design. As an editor looking to acquire as many skills in the gaming field as I can, I hopped on the deal right away. The good news for those of you who will need a little bit to recover from Christmas shopping is that this deal will be available for about another month (26 days from this date, actually).

mayaHere’s what you need to know about everything this will include:

  • One year’s worth of access to easy to understand tutorials on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Maya, Unity, and Game Salad.
  • On the voucher when you pay for the deal, it will say that you will not need to make any further purchases and that all software will be included an free. No, this does not include Photoshop and Illustrator. It includes Game Salad, Maya, and Unity. The videos will show you how and where to download these softwares from.
  • The voucher also says that buying this deal doesn’t register you for classes, and that you need to do this by April 18th, 2014. I called and inquired, and SoID (School of Interactive Design) said that Amazon won’t remove this verbiage and to disregard it.
  • This is not an online college where you have class times and homework. This is a laidback, go-at-your-own-pace type of thing. Makes it really convenient for most of us whose lives are hectic like mine.

My advice to anyone is to treat this like school. Practice, practice, practice. And take notes, because in a few years from now, you may forget how to use these programs.

How much will this run you, exactly? It will only cost you $99. Seriously? Yes, seriously.

Click here to head over to the website to get you on your way! Godspeed, and may the Force be with you!

 

By Garrett Green On 7 Mar, 2013 At 04:31 AM | Categorized As Animation, News, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarIt’s no secret that Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has turned into one of their best shows currently airing. After a monumental series premiere, Nick already green lit the show for a second season. Not too long ago, Nick announced that season three was already picked up! Great news for all turtle fans (myself included). Nickelodeon Group president Cyma Zarghami came out and said that 2012 was a hard year for Nickelodeon with a lot of competition. She also said that Nick will be reinventing themselves with a strong emphasis and animation. Many people have been complaining for years how Nick has lost its way with the lack of animation and all the teen live action shows. Looks like the internet was right and Nick wants to change that image and get back to where it once was. With Legend of Korra and TMNT leading the way, I’m very interested to see how true they stay to their claims. Only time will tell.

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No GravatarWhat is Chibi-Pa Moto? That question can be answered with a few simple key ingredients for a convention such as this. It’s what happens when you take the combined voice acting talents and careers of Lord Zedd from Power Rangers, Batuo form Ghost in the Shell, Dita from Vandread, Spain from Hetalia and mix them all together. Then to add a bit more soul and flavor, you drop in an Otaku Comedian group, a unique musical band, some hardcore gangsta Otakus, and a guy who built his own GUNDAM armor as cosplay. And the result you get from that combination is Chibi-Pa Moto 2011, which is by far one of the most fun cons I have ever been to. The people were fun to hang around with, the guest were just as fun and cool to talk with, and the Otaku power level is far and beyond 9000.

 

Below is the gallery of pictures I and the rest of the R-O-G staff had took while exploring the convention that was Chibi-Pa Moto. Even though a picture is worth a thousand words, not amount of words could describe the fun experience and atmosphere of actually being at Chibi-Pa Moto. My compliments to the staff and others who made this con what it was, a fun experience that ever Otaku out there should witness. Check out all the pictures and see the EPICness that we saw.

 

 

 

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No GravatarThis year, I had a chance to go check out Chibi-Pa Moto over in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Since this was my first time ever attending, I had no idea what to expect and was a little uneasy about what I might find. What I did not expect was how overwhelmingly I enjoyed my time there zipping through the convention floor, hanging with the con attendees, interviewing the many guest that showed up, and experiencing Chibi-Pa Moto in all of its EPICness.

 

Below are the videos of which I shot while spending time at Chibi-Pa Moto. This includes all the interviews and coverage of everything that went down this year at Chibi-Pa, including the Real Otaku Gamer Panels I hosted this year.

 

Real Otaku Gamer Panel (Excerpt)

 

Richard Epcar Interview

 

 

Julie Maddalena Interview

 

 

David Trosko Interview

 

 

Robert Axelrod Interview

 

 

Pika Bella Chu Interview

 

S.S Hanami Interview

 

 

Aaron Pabon Interview

 

HD Ninja Interview

 

 

 

A big thanks and shout out to the staff that allowed me to check out the con. You all rocked and made the weekend absolutely EPIC.

 

— VFM

 

 

 

 

 

By otakuman5000 On 8 Oct, 2011 At 12:47 AM | Categorized As Animation, Editorials, Featured, Reviews, Reviews, Videos | With 1 Comment

No GravatarTime for a brand new video review on THE VERDICT. This time, I get the chance to check out all the Ken-do action on FUNimation’s own BAMBOO BLADE. Lot’s of slashing, parrying, and sushi ensue in this anime review. Does the show really have something special in it’s cutesie nature? Or is the bottom line on this show EPIC FAIL? You want to know so bad, you know you do. Check out the video review. If you love cute anime girls mixed with action set in a traditional Japanese story, this anime show may be right up your ally.

 

 

 

Check out Bamboo Blade from FUNimation.

No GravatarHere is Part 4 of our pictures from Mizucon Miami. Here, there are tons of photos we took from the convention floor. Checking out everything from the cosplay, to the booths, to the panels, the concerts, and of course, the stars.

 

This past weekend, the ROG staff and myself got to go to Mizucon 2011 and check out all the cool things present there. What occurred was a truly EPIC festival of Anime goodness. A place where fans of anime from all over Florida, and even some far away places around the US, came together to celebrate their beloved hobbies and media. There were so many great and awesome people there, as well as so many cool looking and ambitious costumes worn by many of the con’s attendees.

 

But check it out for yourself. Check out our main gallery of pictures from the showroom floor of Mizucon 2011. The Anime Mecca of Miami.

 

 

 

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No GravatarThis past weekend at Mizucon, we got the chance to not only check out the events and awesomeness going on, but also had the opportunity to chat with some of the EPIC guest celebs that were there. Of the guest there, we got to hang out with some real popular voice actors such as Johnny Yong Bosch, Todd Haberkorn, and Lisa Ortiz. And that wasn’t all, we chatted it up with the rising band Eyeshine, Plug Hitz Live, and a bunch of the booths/panelist that made it out to Miami Mizucon. Check it out below.

 

Johnny Yong Bosch

 

Lisa Ortiz

 

Todd Haberkorn

 

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PLuGHiTz Live!

 

 

No GravatarHere is Part 3 of our pictures from Mizucon Miami. Here, there are tons of photos we took from the convention floor. Checking out everything from the cosplay, to the booths, to the panels, the concerts, and of course, the stars.

 

This past weekend, the ROG staff and myself got to go to Mizucon 2011 and check out all the cool things present there. What occurred was a truly EPIC festival of Anime goodness. A place where fans of anime from all over Florida, and even some far away places around the US, came together to celebrate their beloved hobbies and media. There were so many great and awesome people there, as well as so many cool looking and ambitious costumes worn by many of the con’s attendees.

 

But check it out for yourself. Check out our main gallery of pictures from the showroom floor of Mizucon 2011. The Anime Mecca of Miami.

 

 

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No GravatarHere is Part 2 of our pictures from Mizucon Miami. Here, there are tons of photos we took from the convention floor. Checking out everything from the cosplay, to the booths, to the panels, the concerts, and of course, the stars.

 

This past weekend, the ROG staff and myself got to go to Mizucon 2011 and check out all the cool things present there. What occurred was a truly EPIC festival of Anime goodness. A place where fans of anime from all over Florida, and even some far away places around the US, came together to celebrate their beloved hobbies and media. There were so many great and awesome people there, as well as so many cool looking and ambitious costumes worn by many of the con’s attendees.

 

But check it out for yourself. Check out our main gallery of pictures from the showroom floor of Mizucon 2011. The Anime Mecca of Miami.

 

 

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No GravatarThis past weekend, the ROG staff and myself got to go to Mizucon 2011 and check out all the cool things present there. What occurred was a truly EPIC festival of Anime goodness. A place where fans of anime from all over Florida, and even some far away places around the US, came together to celebrate their beloved hobbies and media. There were so many great and awesome people there, as well as so many cool looking and ambitious costumes worn by many of the con’s attendees.

 

But check it out for yourself. Check out our main gallery of pictures from the showroom floor of Mizucon 2011. The Anime Mecca of Miami.

 

 

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