Just a few days after the event, Omega tells the story of his first ever anime convention. Hear about the Power Ranger who became a brutal killer (and still a hero!), what happens when two samurai take over a ballroom, and his encounter with the one and only Scott McNeil and just why a green and pink fangirl stuck a cucumber into his face.
It’s Omega’s 25th birthday and he’s heading to Tampa for his first anime convention! But so our listeners know what he’s in for, he and Spug go over the dos and donts for attending, from essential rules to words to watch for, including what a furry is and why you need to avoid them like the plague. Come listen as Otaku Talk Live celebrates Omega not dying for a quarter century!
Wow, two hours this week, there was a lot to go over. With good reason, E3, the biggest convention for video gaming, is around the corner and lots of games are to be revealed, from an RPG for Sonic the Hedgehog to a fighting game for Castlevania, but first Spug’s got a problem with the new direction of the event. Plus he reads off the “expert chosen” top 20 for Super heroes, villains, and vixens, and we are not happy with the results.
Apologies for the late archive, as I’ve been swamped this week. But hey, the main show was on time! We went over the faults of modern gaming becoming too realistic looking, and went the opposite way covering the recently announced Megaman 9 in NES style and Chrono Trigger for the Nintendo DS, plus a little bit of the next Mortal Kombat game.
Tech issues once again plague the geeks of Otaku Talk Live. While Omega hunted down his internet provider with a pitch fork, Spug took the show on himself, discussing games that promote violence just for the sake of being violent. After he’s joined by his friend, Sky, Omega returns to cover a bit of everything, from haunted houses to how to turn your Nintendo Wii into a marital aide!
So we’re still getting the bugs worked out, but we were closer to being on time and nobody’s connection dropped! Also big thanks to rocknsock for bailing us out when technology hated us.
What did go right was our discussion of movie video games. That is, why every recent movie needs tie-in games and why almost all movies based on video games are awful. We also got into The Dark Knight, including the recent changes to the movie’s toys and the original series of films, as well as our first epic clash: Deathscythe versus Kharn the Betrayer.
Disaster News Network takes over! If there’s a disaster or debacle in the world of pro wrestling, the WTR crew can cover it in ways no one dreams of! Stein, Spug, Omega, and Dave go in-depth on the WWE Joke Giveaway, Hogan’s damage control fiasco, Michael Hayes and his non-PC mouth, and then to break it up, lively talk on 2nd/3rd-gen wrestlers! Always a rollercoaster of fun and mirth! THIS IS DNN….err, WTR!
Nothing great ever got off to a smooth start. The first edition of Otaku Talk Live fought through a three and a half hour delay and a bad net connection to make it’s official debut. In between, we discussed the faults of the Spider-Man movie franchise, debated Superman, looked forward to The Dark Knight, and got in a little Metal Gear Solid 4 discussion. Not to mention the usual amusing chaos that follows Spug and The Omega’s discussions. Join us for our big debut!
Dave’s late, Spug is reeeeaaaallllyy late (he wasn’t even supposed to be on the show), an old friend drops by and all hell breaks loose!
We manage to squeeze in talk on the Million Dollar Giveaway, One Night Stand, killing the brand extension and ECW (PLEASE!), and preview Slammiversary. Then the karaoke Bar opens! Join us for the wild ride that always is WTR!
Write-up to follow….