Madman National Cosplay Championship 2011 Grand Final!

After recently visiting the Armageddon Expo in Melbourne, I was amazed in looking in the commitment that cosplayer showed when the put on their costumes. Those convention hall are very sweaty, sticky and crowded, so wearing a floor length leather coat with a keyblade would be exceptionally uncomfortable.  Yet they look so good! Well all costume obsessed individuals can see people with some massive...

10 Lessons From Armageddon Expo 2011

Being fairly new to conventions like Armageddon and Manifest, each one brings experiences and lessons about this culture that I’ve never really been privy to. I mean, I generally consider myself a nerd, but the level of nerdiness I’ve encountered at these things makes me feel very normal. So, my fellow uninitiated geeks, here’s Ten Things I Learned at Armageddon Expo 2011.   1. Convention-goe...

Become a Fighter in the King of Fighters XIII Cosplay Contest…

King of Fighters XIII may be a little over a month away from releasing, but European publisher Rising Star Games want fans to now show their loyalty in an upcoming cosplay contest. On October 29th at the upcoming London MCM Expo (which runs from the 28th to 30th), contestants will be going head to head to prove that they can capture their favorite persona from the world famous fighting game franch...

TGS 2011: Benny’s Booth Babes

There were many high quality booth babes at Tokyo Game Show 2011, it’s been said that TGS was a little dead this year and last year was better. Booth babes make you forget about that, yes it’s been a hard year for Japan, but hopefully it’ll pick up again next year. I didn’t exactly take photos of all the girls, just the majority we liked, more specifically the ones that Ben...

Manifest: A Noob Perspective

My only experience with anime – ever – was with Pokemon in grade six, and the masterpieces from that Pixar of the East, Studio Ghibli. Other than that, I’ve just never really gotten into it, despite recommendations for various series from various sources. My girlfriend and her friends had been planning to go to Manifest, Melbourne’s annual anime festival, for months, and I was of the mindset that ...

100 games you must play before you die – Part One

With so many games out there, sometimes it’s hard to know which to play first. Luckily for you, though, the crew here at Capsule have played our fair share of games and are here to help you. For the next few weeks, we’ll be rolling out the list of 100 games you must play before you die. Whether it be for the graphics, story, narrative, or the impact that specific game had on the overal...

Tappin’ That – Marvel VS Capcom 3

The not so famous Capsule Computers Couple, Aura and Spike, have started their own weekly youtube series called ‘Tappin’ That’. The youtube series follows the couple enthusiastically and often angrily versing each other at different video games. The name of the series is of course a joke on the fact that they are using tappers on controllers while at the same time mentioning thei...

Manifest 2011

The Melbourne Anime Festival – “Manifest” for short – is just around the corner and cosplayers are working hard making things slowly getting into panic mode as the convention draws closer (myself included) it isn’t Melbourne’s biggest anime and manga convention for no reason. Big events running such as the cosplay contest that draws a huge crowd (get in-line early) along wi...

SMASH! 2011: Capsule Computers Cosplay Hunt!

SMASH! 2011: Capsule Computers Cosplay Hunt! It sucks to miss out on an awesome event, isn’t it? Well have no fear, Capsule Computers is here! Sure, video games are our passion, but video games are a major aspect of pop culture which we also love to cover. So we decided this year to bring SMASH! 2011 to everyone at home who couldn’t make it, by covering as much as we could of the entir...

Nerdy Niches – SMASH!

Sooo I’m going to be different this time and I’m actually going to talk about an event. One of the best events for the anime lovers just like me, Smash! I love Smash ever since I first went to it and I plan to go to it till I’m like way too old to cosplay or something. Why do I love Smash so much well… that’s what I’m here to talk about. Today I’m specifically looking at the Smash which just...

SMASH 2011: Alex Ngai Strikes Back!

One of the most memorable moment’s of last year’s SMASH! was when cosplayer/preformer Alex Ngai took the stage and preformed his highly popular dance preformance sketch, taken from the Xbox 360 game Idol M@ster, where even the judges joined in! Check it out here. This year Alex Ngai returns from Japan to preform yet another a dance, this time from the sequal Idol M@ster 2, infront of a...

How was Smash 2011? The Fans Let Us Know

So those who did go should know how it was already but if you were just wondering how others felt or maybe if you didn’t go and are wondering what is there and if it’s worth going to next year you should really read below. I loved Smash, especially with all the new space but let’s just not take my own word for it. Here is what other people had to say: 1. What did you come to Smash for? • To ...

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