A fresh new convention to celebrate all things pop culture! arrived with THE EDMONTON EXPO. The forces behind The ECTCS and the Calgary Expo landed at Edmonton Expo Centre October 20-21, 2012! Headlining vendors, artists, and guests that included the stars of Joss Whedon Universe also united to have an entertaining, side-splitting anecdote filled afternoon that only Jewel Staite and Charisma Carpenter can provide!!
Kingdom Hearts 3 Review
7 years since the last mainline Kingdom Hearts game (3D) and a whopping 13 since the 2nd iteration in the series, Kingdom Hearts 3 released on January 25th in Japan and the 29th for all other regions. The final in the so called “dark seeker saga,” the series has spanned 17 years, over 10 games and just as many platforms. So how did it turn out?
First of all, this review WILL contain spoilers, for past games as well as this one. If you don’t want to be spoiled, the beginning of the review will be spoiler free. Major spoilers will be present however, in the second half.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
Nintendo Switch Direct: Impressions
So Nintendo finally gave us more details on their new console after first showing it with that video last year, and what a showing it was.
It all sounded good at first. They showed a price, release date and revealed that the Switch, unlike their other consoles would FINALLY be region free! No longer do you have to buy another version of the same console just to play a game that they weren’t willing to release in the west. The price of $299 USD was a bit high but most people were expecting them to price it at that range. March 3rd as the release day was a shocker as well.I along with most people probably expected middle or late March, not 6 weeks out from the announcement date. All in all though, things were going smoothly.
Hello! Project Songs on Wii Karaoke U by Joysound
If you happen to own Wii U or know someone who does, and if you happen to be a Hello! Project fan, it might delight you to know that there are some familiar songs featured on Wii Karaoke U! Other Jpop idol songs are available as well, but since H!P is what I know, this list is focused on them. There are enough songs for a few hours of entertainment, at least, and in places without authentic Japanese karaoke options, Wii Karaoke U is a somewhat decent replacement!
Note that I am listing the songs as they are marked on their website, so there may be weird spellings and typos on their end. By using their spellings, it should be easier to find the songs and artists on their service.
Pokémon Go Is For The POP Culture
A great phenomenon that is ruling the hearts of all Pokémon lovers is none other than the super hit game called Pokémon Go. This is a free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game that makes you travel
between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon merged into one. Designed and launched by Niantic for IOS and Android users, the game has made an explosive growth. Those who are a regular player of this mesmerizing game are well aware of its glue-like attraction.
JPHiP Interview: bamboo of milktub @ Lantis Festival in Las Vegas
JPHiP was given the chance to interview bamboo of milktub. Topics included their thoughts on the brief boys and his longevity in the anisong industry as the duo milktub Read on to hear what one half of the talented duo milktub had to say!
Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo (Edmonton Expo) attracts record attendance of 47,000
SOURCE: Official Press Release (thank you Alex Kingcott, Expo Media)
Edmonton Expo 2013 – BACK! And BIGGER BETTER THAN EVER!
Edmonton’s show for everything pop culture returned bigger and better than ever with more exhibitors artists writers performers packing the weekend. The fans did not disappoint as cosplay was taken to the next level, and who better to share the experience than OH! Jessica Nigri who appeared on behalf of the fine folks at Cherry Sauce Clothing!!
The panels were the main feature. JPHiP caught up with the festivities on Sunday and we were blown away. First we had cult hero Jon Heder of Napoleon Dynamite fame. He admitted that he felt right at home at conventions such as Edmonton Expo. “I love geeky stuff,” he said imitating his character. The Zelda fan entertained the crowd with his dance moves and interpretation of what it would be like if he was cast as Batman’s sidekick Robin.
My Little Skyrim: shirenu roleplays a Khajiit alchemist who hates confrontation
Disclaimer: Not an expert on video games.
After getting burned out playing Skyrim the usual way of trying to complete every questline possible, I decided it was time to give a chance to a more immersive roleplaying experience. I installed two mods: Alternate Start – Live Another Life and additional encounters to the landscape to give Skyrim a livelier (more hostile) atmosphere.
What Alternate Start does is get rid of the original beginning with the long carriage ride and dragon attack. Instead you are trapped in a cell, left to rot, only able to interact with a statue of Mara that grants you a new life. You are given a list of options which allow you to begin your new journey from a randomized location. How many possessions you have and what type of location you begin from depends on which option you choose.
I’ll spare you from long-winded stories about her past (actually, there aren’t any) and will instead tell you how I will be playing her.
The Simpsons: Tapped Out Squidport event is live!
What’s the CRACK STAFF playing? The Simpsons Tapped Out of course! Join us!http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=35733.0
Squidport event is live! New buildings, characters and quests, and now the beach tiles finally have a purpose.
“Unlike other major events, it is a permanent installment in the game – meaning that the Squidport and its features will always be available.”