Episode 566: Happy Art Online

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Someone help Joseph, because he has fallen prey to the pay-to-win game of Fate Grand Order. How will he ever pay for his car insurance if he keeps throwing money at digital waifus? Andrew on the other hand is melting in a heatwave currently turning England into an episode of Hells Kitchen, but that doesn’t stop him from covering the community and forum question. Then the industry news comes at you with a resolution to the Love Live! debacle, and an anime studio has finally done away with the traditional ways of earning money. And finally comes the last week of reviews before we hit the summer 2018 previews, with Joseph cringing at “Mamas” and Andrew is rolling his eyes at the cash grab version of SAO.

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VG Pulse 308: The Land Of Excuses

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This week on VG Pulse, we get to experience sleepy supervision! We start off with side notes of new jobs and new toys, before diving into the regular news where we discuss the possibility of a GameCube Classic, bad parenting, and new laws that we actually approve of! After the news, we make a whole bunch of excuses for why we don’t have a review this week, and then we finish off with talk of anime and anime studio Patreons! All this and more up next on VGP 308! -Aki
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Popcorn Pulse 86: Overboard Hangman

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Is it possible to make this show into a documentation of violations on cruel and unusual punishment? We don’t think so. What film could possibly be on the Hague convention of banned weapons? Oh look, another Uwe Boll movie.

Tim and Weltal discuss Postal[2007]. The edgiest of edgelord games from the early two thousands got a movie adaptation. This is impressive as there is basically no story in either of the games. This should allow Boll to do something interesting and adapt the loose elements into a story. But Boll is a German who has has been bred for efficiency rather than creativity. At least the guy who played Scut Farkus got a paycheck out of the whole thing.

Tim then talks about Overboard(1987). Or at least he talks about how a single hypothesis about the movie and the relationship between the main characters has spread like an infection across the internet. Being the inarticulate bastard he is this comes across as clear as mud. Which is par for the course around here.

Weltalls movie is Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman[2005]. A movie based on the true story of England’s last executioner. As hard as it is to believe, the jolly old land of tea and chavs used to execute the occasional twat who failed to pay their TV license. As with any film based on reality, a lot of details are fudged and dramatized to make a story.

Manga Pulse 381: Hatchi Love

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Guess who’s back, back again? Probably some random celebrity who has a long history of saying something stupid and/or inarticulate. It turns out that age doesn’t automatically make people smarter or enhance their ability to communicate. And so they repeat their folly and the news breathlessly reports on it as though this is a fresh turn of events. All the while, click click click and the ad revenue comes trickling in.

Tim’s review is for Hachimitsu ni Hatsukoi. It’s a romance about two childhood friends who discover the power of hormones now that they’ve started going to high school. Our main character, Koharu, takes until the sixth chapter to discover that the reason her heart beat is irregular around Natsuki, isn’t because he emits microwaves and screws with her pacemaker. While it’s predictable and by the numbers, it’s so inoffensive it lands squarely at Borders.

Weltalls manhwa Love Parameter. Weltall doubts whether it counts because it’s a webcomic rather than print, the oracle assures us that manhwa is generally all things comic in Korea. It’s about a sad sack who can get dates and even get to intercourse but annoys girls so much they will leave midway boning and never call again. He stumbles into a traveling magic shop that hands him a pair of glasses that allows him to view things like a dating sim including prompting his responses to girls. It’s pretty direct though not hentai, in case you need to be warned not to read it while babysitting your six year old nephew. It gets a Read It Now.

Popcorn Pulse 85: Rain Cloak

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Looking over the movies we’ve talked about, we have apparently not done a musical. Though Weltall attempted to argue that we could count Spinal Tap. As such we watched Singin’ In The Rain(1952). It’s probably one of the best known movies about the transition from silent films to talkies. There’s a lot of very technically good dancing though some of the musical numbers feel tacked on. In spite of how we had a lot to mock within, we didn’t hate it. Don’t let that take away from the amusement of a robotic Gene Kelly knocking down walls as he is unable to process human imperfection.

Weltall then talks about the film. Dave Made a Maze[2017]. In it a guy named Dave makes a cardboard maze in his apartment that he gets lost in. As such a camera crew and friends go in to rescue him from the maze. It’s reminiscent of Labyrinth in the layout and the childlike atmosphere of cardboard monsters and sets. The lower budget definitely shows at times but well worth a single watch through.

Tim then talks about Cloak and Dagger(1985). Which he describes as one of two films in which Dabney Coleman doesn’t play the antagonist. He plays both the father and the secret agent imaginary friend to the kid from ET. ET kid stumbles into a world of espionage when he gets handed an Atari cartridge that has secret government plans on it, the titular Cloak and Dagger. So it almost serves as a commercial for a game that never quite got released due to the fact that the video game market crashed before the movie came out.

Episode 565: Erased Lesson

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This week on Anime Pulse Joseph talks about how he saved the life of a turtle and is now on vacation, while Andrew mentions that he has moved to London and brings up the community forum thread about your favorite animal in anime. Then industry news comes about with topics like Stu Levy stirring ire with Anime Expo artists, and the director of Full Metal Alchemist hates on the current anime scene. And finally the hybrid show comes back with Joseph previewing an older anime about Mamas, and Andrew talks about boy who can travel back in time when he has unpleasant experiences.

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After Dark 27: Putting the Suck in Succubus

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Hello dear listeners. Ryo and Blonde bring you yet another fun filled episode of porn and erotica discussion. This episode features, you guessed it, succubi. Well sort of. There’s a curse, and a succubus, futa, and…an elf? Confusion aside the duo would like to suggest that you look out for a special announcement in the middle of the episode. Get ready to get your tail out (or off) in the episode of Anime Pulse After Dark! Continue reading After Dark 27: Putting the Suck in Succubus

Episode 564: DearS Ball Z

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We got technical problems galore this week, as Garageband has decided to rebel against Joseph and fights him to work correctly. After duking it out with his iMac, Joseph revels that he has been pulled into the Fate’s world with Fate: Grand Order. Andrew picks up by quickly going over a few anime he hadn’t previewed, and then jumps into community stuff. Afterwards the guys get to industry news, with topics like Dragon Ball Z being remastered and Otakus picking up the pieces in Osaka after an Earthquake. Reviews hit us hard as Joseph deals with hating an alien hater, and Andrew deals with bad animation in a Dragon Ball series.

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VG Pulse 307: Smashed Ranch Bowl

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This week on VG Pulse, we finally get around to catching up on non-E3 news! We start off with side-notes of driving lessons and new game consoles, before diving into the regular news where we discuss poor parenting verses the virtual babysitter, Microsoft and Nintendo teaming up to take jabs at Sony, and more discussion about concerns regarding Fallout 76! After the news, Kas and I give a review of Rogue Legacy, and we finally go over the forums! We finish off with talk of food and anime! All this and more up next on VGP 307!! -Aki Continue reading VG Pulse 307: Smashed Ranch Bowl

Episode 563: After the Lion

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Happy Father’s Day! This week Joseph has plenty of Fire Emblem Tharja and Overwatch to talk about, and Andrew celebrates the recruitment of the VG Pulse hosts to AP’s discord before going into the community section. Industry news sees topics like a bullet train colliding with a person, a proud moment for an otaku is shared with his waifu, and Kill la Kill announces a new video game. And finally are the reviews, as Joseph talks about an emotional board game and Andrew is at last done with previews and tackles an awkward romance.

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