Benjamin Webb

Gaming for as long as my memory serves me, probably longer.

Hachioji P & kz Interview – SMASH! 2013

Hachioji P and kz(livetune) are a couple of the biggest named DJ’s in Japan today. Working with the voice audio directing software, Vocaloid, they have made a name for themselves in the Japanese music industry. The two musicians work most predominantly with the Vocaloid character, Hatsune Miku, who is also the most recognisable of all of the Vocaloid characters. During their visit to Sydney ...

Rise of the Triad Review

Rise of the Triad Developer: Interceptor Entertainment Publisher: Apogee inc. Platform: PC Release Date: August 1, 2013 Price: $14.99 Buy Now! Overview Rise of the Triad is easily the most game changing first person shooter today, much like it had the potential to be back when the original was first being developed as a sequel to Wolfenstein 3D. Rise of the Triad is, of course, a remake of the gam...

Vocaloid Night 2013 – An energetic night of fun!

As SMASH! 2013 ended, it was time for most people to head on home and rest up after a long and fun day of panels, discussions, merchandise hunting and cosplaying. However, for a sizeable group of people, the night was only just about to begin, for the night would bring out one of the most fun dance party events that has been hosted in Sydney. Themed after the Vocaloid sensation and starring two of...

Mindscape Art Tournament – SMASH! 2013!

At this years SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show! Mindscape were holding a competition for fan-art of the conventions mascots. The artwork was submitted by fans to Mindscape and then put on display at the convention to eventually be judged and have a winner chosen. What made this competition interesting is that it was themed after a Zombie Apocolypse and was also open to entrants that may not be a...

SMASH! 2013 – A Delightful Maid Cafe

This year at SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show, much like the last few years, there was a maid cafe set up to service attendees that made bookings. At the cafe, participants were served by both maids and butlers some fine treats and other kinds of delectables. The maid cafe is well known as an event based on the Japanese maid cafes that are favourited by otaku types. Typically the staff are dress...

Cosplay Battle Royale – SMASH! 2013

This year at the SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show held in Sydney, there was an entertaining event for cosplayers called the Cosplay Battle Royale. This particular event was held outside of the event-hall on the patio and saw costumed combatants duke-it-out in a sort of turn-based pokemon-esque battle. This might sound a bit strange, but you had an arena drawn on the ground and on each side of th...

Armour Making Panel – SMASH! 2013

At the SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show this year there was a panel on armour making held upstairs in the Siren Visual panel room. The panel was presented by a Matthew Klimenko, who is an expert in the armour making process. The panel was a discussion on the armour making process and also included a live demonstration of a cold casting session. Cold Casting is the process of making plastic feel ...

Haruko Momoi Concert – SMASH! 2013

At the SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show this year, fans were treated to an excellent performance by the talented Haruko Momoi pop singer from Japan. What was interesting about this particular performance was that fans were given some great concert programmes before the start of the concert. Over the course of the concert Haruko Momoi performed some great songs, including Wonder Momo-i, Ai no med...

AR.Drone 2.0 “Power Edition” Has Officially Launched

Today Parrot have officially released the “Power Edition” of their popular Parrot AR. Drone 2.0 quad-copter device. The AR. Drone 2.0 is the second AR. Drone device from Parrot and enhances on the original design by adding a camera to the already existing AR. Drone controls which are accessed through your smart phone. Interestingly, the new “Power Edition” promises 36 more ...

Dynasty Warriors 8 Interview with Atsushi Miyauchi – PAXAus 2013

Earlier this month over at the Australian Penny Arcade Expo, PAXAus, us here at Capsule Computers were able to get an interview with the director of the latest Dynasty Warriors game, Dynasty Warriors 8. Atsushi Miyauchi is the director of the Dynasty Warriors 8 video game and has been working on the franchise since the second Dynasty Warriors game in the franchise. Dynasty Warriors is an action ga...

Vocaloid Night 2013 Pre-Sale Ends Soon

People looking to attend the Vocaloid Night event over in Sydney, hosted by SMASH!, might need to get a move on with the purchasing of their tickets online. Event pre-sale tickets close soon, meaning that they will no longer be able to purchase tickets online to the event. The pre-sale ends on the 5th of August, which is a Monday. What’s interesting is that anyone that purchases a pre-sale t...

Final Fantasy XIV 2.0: A Realm Reborn Legacy Character Impressions

Final Fantasy XIV is the latest entry in the Final Fantasy series of Role Playing Games from Square-Enix and is also the second Massively Multiplayer Role Playing Game entry for the franchise. Final Fantasy XIV 2.0: A Realm Reborn is the second version of the Final Fantasy XIV MMORPG, with the first version closing down due to the gameplay being stale and uninspiring. It’s no surprise that S...

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