28 Nov 2011

Walking Dead Comic Collection The Compendium

The first eight volumes in one massive paperback collection!
Featuring The Walking Dead numbers 1 to 48. Based on the Emmy Award-winning television series by the same name on AMC.

Over one thousand pages chronicle the beginning of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror.

Illustrations by Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn and Tony Moore.

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26 Nov 2011

Lineage II Light Elf Figure Orchid Seed

A new edition of the original blond-haired elf from the MMORPG game Lineage II. This edition features the Light Elf with pink flowing hair and two new weapons. 1/7th scale PVC sculpture from Orchid Seed, standing approximately 9-inches tall with it's own display stand.

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25 Nov 2011

Pic of the Week Steve Jubinville

More Skyrim Art, publicity installation on hotel exterior, for pic details, large res image and video, see entry on his website

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Wallpaper of the Week Skyrim

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A self indulgence here, so apologies. But in return, a link to Ray Lederer who worked on creating concept art for many of the game's environments, props, character designs and key action scenes.

Ray Lederer Blog
More Skyrim Wallpaper on Just Walls

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23 Nov 2011

Riza Hawkeye Wallpaper

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Riza Hawkeye (リザ・ホークアイ Riza Hōkuai is a character from Fullmetal Alchemist manga and Anime series created by Hiromu Arakawa.

A lieutenant in the Amestrian State Military, she serves as personal assistant and gofer for series character Colonel Roy Mustang.  Riza is a specialist in firearms, deadly accurate  particularly with sniper rifles. Strictly disciplined and extremely rational, she is viewed by her peers as a model soldier. Riza sports a tattoo on her back, the final notes on her father's work on Flame Alchemy.

In depth bio on fma wiki

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20 Nov 2011

Mortal Kombat: Kitana 10" Pre-Painted Figure

One of the principal characters in the Mortal Kombat  franchise.  Princess of the other dimensional realm of Edenia and the daughter of Queen Sindel.

Kitana figure due January 2012, the first in an 'Enchanted Warriors of Mortal Kombat' series from Syco Collectibles.  Cast in high-quality polystone and hand painted, the Kitana statue stands 10" high on an 11'' diameter base.

Kitana bio on Mortal Kombat Wiki
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19 Nov 2011

Old Boy Manga

Old Boy オールド・ボーイ Ōrudo Bōi is a manga series written by Garon Tsuchiya and illustrated by Nobuaki Minegishi

Serialized in the Futabasha magazine Weekly Manga Action from 1996 to 1998 with a total of 79 chapters among eight collected volumes and adapted into an award-winning South Korean film in 2003.

The manga was later picked up by Dark Horse Comics and released for Western audience between 2006 and 2007.

Ten years ago, they confined Shinichi Gotō  in a private prison with no explanation.  Ten years have transformed into something else, hard, lethal.  Drugged and released from his confines, he awakes, free to reclaim what's left of his life, and what's left is revenge.

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17 Nov 2011

Geralt Rivia Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings Twitter Icon

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Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings is an rpg based on the series of books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Currently avaiable on windows, and expected Q1 2012 on the Xbox 360.

Geralt of Rivia aka Gwynbleidd (white wolf) is a "Witcher" and the protagonist in the game series.  Witchers are monster-hunters who receive special training and modifications at an early age to provide them with supernatural abilities. Geralt is said to be one of the world's best witchers his abilities allowed for more experimentation and as a result has lost all body pigmentation. Abandoned by his sorceress mother, at times both cynical and noble. Geralt lives in a morally ambiguous world. 

Full bio on Witcher wiki  

see also the film
Wiedźmin (The Hexer or The Witcher in English) a 2001 Fantasy film by director Marek Brodzki

14 Nov 2011

Fate Stay Night Zero Wallpaper

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Fate/zero フェイト/ゼロ Feito/zero is a 4 volume light novel, a manga, and an Anime series currently (November 2011) airing on Japanese TV. A prequel to the  Fate/stay night franchise.

The untold story of the Fourth Holy Grail War - A death-match between 7 magi and their summoned heroic spirits in which the prize is the legendary Holy Grail, said to have the power to grant miracles.

Official website (Japanese)
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10 Nov 2011

Xenoblade Chronicles Opening

The first ten minuts of Xenoblade Chronicles, a role-playing video game published by Nintendo and developed by Monolith Soft for the Wii console.  Released June 2010 for Japan, and Eu August 2011, no announcement about a US release date as yet.

Co founder and President of Monolith Soft, Tetsuya Takahashi has described the game world as "overwhelming, like an MMORPG" and that from "one end to the other," the game's world is "about the size of the Japanese archipelago. 

Gamers on IGN Boards started a campaign called "Operation Rainfall" that hopes to persuade Nintendo of America to localize Xenoblade Chronicles, along with the Japan-only Wii titles The Last Story and Pandora's Tower.  Operation Rainfall now has it's own official blog with an inspiring 421 google members at date of posting.

Xenoblade Chronicles Reviews Summary on the elderly gamer
Official website for UK/EU

9 Nov 2011

Yukihime 雪鬼姫 pvc figure Satanikus Enma Cerberus

Yukihime 雪鬼姫 Queen of the demon world, is a character from the manga "Satanikus ENMA Kerberos" a sequel manga to "Kikoushi Enma"
Sculpted by Toui Fujiura, based on arwork for the manga series, this Pvc figure from Yamato, stands 9 1/4 inches tall. Clear parts are used to create the crystal Ice Blade and the Ice Rock beneath her foot. The price is rather high for a product of this nature and is meant forthe adult collector as the model's kimono is removable.

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Available from Playasia

7 Nov 2011

Jennifer Tate Primal Wallpaper

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Charcter from the 2003 Ps2 game "Primal".  Jennifer Tate, aka Jen, grew up in a string of foster homes and prior to the game storyline was working as a waitress in order to fund her college education. With a short temper and an equally sharp tongue, Jen is not adverse to showing her compassionate side when required. In the course of the game she obtains the ability to transform herself into various demon forms, each affording her different powers.

Primal Official website

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