New Contender For Battle Royale Crown

Respawn. My god, what have you done? Do you have any idea the box you just opened up? Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Respawn’s new game, Apex More »

Gaming Plus Podcast Season 2 Episode 1

2019 is finally here, and with it come new gaming experiences, movie moments, and anime to binge! The future is bright and we hope ou join us to tackle this new adventure More »

Saturday Night at Naka-Kon

Yosh! Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful time, but don’t forget to be responsible as well as safe! Today has been a blast as it More »

Upcoming Events in Kansas City Area

Talk about awesome! 2018 just started and were getting the two largest conventions in the Kansas City area back to back! In just a little over a week from now Bartle Hall More »

Time to Grow!

  Happy New Year! We’ve come a long way since our Comic/Games/More blog before transitioning to this website a few years ago. Thankfully we are still in the progress of growing! The More »

 

Upcoming Events for Kansas City Area

Is it September already? 2017 is speeding by us, but we still have a couple of cool events for those in the Kansas City area before we bring in the new year. Coming up in October is the KC Japan Festival, held annually at Johnson County Community College. Japan Fest is presented by Kansas City chapter of the Heart of America – Japan America Society. I’ve been going for years and it’s amazing event to experience. It’s a great way to learn about Japanese culture and is something your whole family can enjoy.

For more information about the festival check them out online at http://www.kcjapanfestival.org/

Last but definitely not least is the convention I’ve been waiting all year for, the Kansas City Comic Con! It was scheduled a bit later in the year then it normally is, but I cant think of a better way to end wrap up 2017.

KCCC is back for its thirds year, and is set to build upon its reputation as one of Kansas City’s premiere events. We’ve come to expect amazing celebrities guests, as well as some of the most popular and talented creators in the industry. From just the causal fans to the most die-hard, KCCC is always an extremely enjoyable way to spend a weekend, so don’t forget to get your passes! Stop by http://www.kansascity-comiccon.com/ for more information concerning guests and creator  list, and also any special events that will be taking place during the convention. November cant come soon enough! Hope to see you all there!

Netflix Does Castlevania Better Than Konami

When I first heard that Netflix would be adapting Castlevania into one of their original series, I was extremely excited to see one of the most revered gaming franchises finally brought to life, but also hit with a smidge of dread at how absolutely horrible it could turn out to be. With that being said, I’m so glad this show kicks some major ass.

The four episode season was short and sweet. Long enough to establish the characters and their motivations, and short enough to have us thirsty for more. Castlevania appears to be an adaption of the nes classic Dracula’s Curse,  but has offered some cool takes on the story so far.

The animation and action are incredible, but beware this show is not for the faint of heart. Blood and violence is in abundance and is showing no signs of letting up, actually I’m certain it will get much worse. Watching this series, I can’t help but think what if Netflix made an updated Spawn animated series. Damn.

If you are a fan of Castlevania, or just looking for something good to binge watch, this is definitely what you need. The show starts and ends strong, keeping you glued to the screen. I can only hope season two doesn’t take too much time to get here.

New Kids on the Block

I’m in love with My Hero Academia. Not since the early days of Bleach and Naruto has an anime come out with such an amazing and unique cast of characters to watch and enjoy. I can’t help but think about the Chunin Exams as I enjoy this second season, and that’s because the series so far is strongly reminiscent of the first half of Naruto. Academia has a cast of young would be heroes (ninja) being trained by more experienced heroes at a school for heroes.

Post E3: Overview

Just as quick as it came, E3 is now gone until next year, but it has left us with some exciting news and ideas to look forward to in the coming months. Each of the big three showcased great exclusive content, albeit some more than others.

Microsoft stormed the stage in a way they never have, showering all this in attendance with a bevy of new exclusive content. Sony took a more laid back approach, deciding(for better or for worse) to really on previously announced titles and showing extended gameplay of said games. Not to say that nothing new was announced during Sony’s presentation, there just was not as many as either Nintendo or Microsoft.

What Sony did show however were extremely high quality games, and exactly what we have come to expect from them. Days Gone looks incredible, as does God of War, but what grabbed my attention was Insomniacs Spiderman. I heard some gamers may be concerned with the game over using quick time events, but I was too busy focusing on how fluid the game was to be worried about are that may not be there.

What’s the Problem With Frieza?

It seems as though the fandom has lost their collective minds over this Frieza returning thing, and I honestly don’t understand why. I get it, he’s come back before( plenty of times), but Frieza coming back could actually be a cool part of the story. Whereas it would have been insanely cool to see Majin Buu go all out, his presence doesn’t add much to this arc character-wise.

Think about it, Goku, Vegeta, and Frieza teaming up for the first time, battling to survive against the strongest of foes. The animosity between them could add a very entertaining dynamic to the upcoming tournament that we wouldn’t experience with Buu participating. Just as the name implies, this is a tournament for survival, this forces Frieza to have Goku and the rest of the Z fighters back, and vice versa. Beyond just the cool factor of having him be apart of the tournament it just makes sense. If Beerus was gathering the strongest of fighters to participate wouldn’t he recruit Frieza for the team? 

Seeing Master Roshi, Tien, and Krillin back in action is going to be great fun, and should be worthwhile call back to old school Dragon Ball. While that much is true they are still on the weaker side of the spectrum in terms of power compared to the rest of the team. Adding Frieza to the mix gives them another powerhouse to go against the other universe’s heavy hitters.

Fact is, whether we like it or not Frieza is back, and Dragon Ball Super has built up enough good will with me that I’ll hold off judgment until after I see how it plays out. I’m not sure about you guys, but I’ve been loving the direction the series has taken and can’t wait for the start of the Tournament of Power!

Top Five Most Wanted Games For Potential SNES Classic

The NES Classic was an incredible success for Nintendo when it launched last year. The mini system has went on to sell over 1 million units in a short amount of time, so why wouldn’t Nintendo have plans to create mini version of one of its most popular consoles ever? Here’s hoping there is merit to the rumors, and if so this is our list of games we would like to see most on the potential SNES Classic.

Super Mario World

If there was ever a game that defined a console, this is it. Just about anyone who has ever touched a gaming controller has memories of playing Super Mario World, and I’m not sure if there is any other title in the long library of SNES games that would deserve to be included on the SNES Classic than this. Platforming at its finest, and gaming at its purest.

Megaman X

The SNES saw the reinvention of so many classic characters, and Mega Man was no different. Mega Man X sported a bold new look for the Blue Bomber, and ushered in a new age of robot fighting mayhem. Introducing new characters and weapons, the X series took a classic hero and brought him to a new age of gaming, without sacrificing what made us fans in the first place.

Castlevania IV

This franchise in its most raw form. With its unforgiving platforming segments and boss battles, this was Castlevania at its best, until Symphony of The Night showed up to become one of the greatest games ever made.

Tetris Attack

Don’t let the name fool you, this isn’t your father’s Tetris. Actually, despite the name this isn’t Tetris at all, but that doesn’t keep it from being a highly addictive puzzle game. Officially, Tetris Attack is the first game in the Puzzle League series, its competitive multiplayer makes it hard to put down, throw in some Yoshi’s Island, and you have one of the best puzzle games ever made

TMNT: Turtles in Time

Regarded to some as the best Beat ‘Em up of all time, Turtles in Times takes everything you love about 90s arcade side scrollers and turns it to 11. A direct sequel to the original TMNT arcade game, Turtles is superior to its predecessor in every way.

What games would you all love to see playable if and when Nintendo decides to release a SNES Classic? The console has one of the largest and most storied library of games in history, so there definitely isn’t a shortage of titles that could be chosen.