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Pulse!n Episode 97 – Round Four… FIGHT!

News

Square shows off Final Fantasy Explorers in latest Nintendo Direct
Sony, Microsoft mulling Early Access for games

Fighting Game News Explosion!

Tekken 7 is Coming
Raiden revealed as the newest to the MKX cast
Maya coming to Killer Instinct Season 2
Sting announced as pre-order bonus in WWE2K15
Captain Falcon joins Lucina and Robin from Fire Emblem Awakening as the newest Smash characters

After 75 Years, Archie is coming to an end

What The… Moment of the Week

Man burns down house trying to kill spider with a homemade flamethrower

The Rapid Pulse

GTA V’s PC Release Date is 11/14
Marvel: Agent’s of Shield announced their new seasons starts on 9/22
Windows 8.1 has rolled out to all Nokia Lumia devices! Grab your update!
Blizzard unveiled the updated Draenai model for Warlords of Draenor

Commercial Break

This week’s commercial is… Radio Influence

Geek Culture Segment

The SuperCON Experience Part II w/ Leva Bates: Leva discusses her time at SuperCON, her participation in Florida Super Championship Wrestling, all the panels FSCW did, meeting Austin St. John and Jason Mamoa. She answered some fan questions as well as talked about her own video podcast that she does along side Mike Ponton, The Geek Soapbox, and so much more! It’s a can’t miss interview!

Fan Questions
Dusty Shull @TheEWZine – What do you think of ShuperCousin designs?
Josh Smith – How does cosplaying and your love for comics influence your wrestling style?
@NEILinATL – What has been your favorite cosplay to wrestle in?
Kaleb McCullough – What was your favorite comic as a kid and have your tastes changed as you grew up?
CJ Bowman (@RadioInfluence) – Do you play fighting games and if so, what’s your favorite?

Check out Leva at the following places!

The Geek Soapbox: https://www.youtube.com/user/mlponton
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leva-Bates-official-fb-page/126238500731016
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlingleva

Plug of the Week

Taylor Davis – She is a YouTube violinist who just released a new album – The Anime and Game Collection – which covers your favorite game and anime themes! You can order the album for $10 over at http://www.taylordavisviolin.com or pick it up off of iTunes!

Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ViolinTay
Official FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/TaylorDavisViolin
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/ViolinTay

Song of the Week

“Shot in the Dark” by Within Temptation

Length: 119:47

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Pulse!n Episode 96 – The SuperCON Experience

News

Destiny Beta Announced
Newegg to start accepting BitCoin
Windows 9 Confirmed to bring back start menu
New stretch goals for Mighty No. 9
Cliff Bleszinski comes out of retirement

What The… Moment of the Week

We need money for games, so we sold our children

The Rapid Pulse

The Steam Summer Sale had 8 million users online at once.. a new record
The World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor Beta is now live
Amazon’s Fire TV can eat 80GB a day just predicting what you want to watch
Xbox One comes to China at the price tag of $800 USD
Oculus Rift is set to have its first conference on 9/19
Monster Hunter has come to the mobile market on iOS
Project Spark aims for October to release

Commercial Break

This week’s commercial is… APEX Radio

Geek Culture Segment

The SuperCON Experience – Josh talks about his trip to SuperCON, who he met, what he bought, and his overall experience.

Plug of the Week

Animenz – Anime Pianist
Upcoming Hong Kong-Taipei concert – http://www.animenzlive.com for tickets 7/18 & 7/19
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyW-leqPXUunrXXxFjpZ7VA
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/animenz
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Animenzzz

Song of the Week

AKIAKANE – “ah”

Length: 82:18

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Pulse!n Episode 95 – We Embrace Our Killer Instincts

News

PS Now may charge more for rental than a purchase
NSA is told to GTFO of our devices
Police can’t search phones without a warrant
Crytek in Trouble
Dead Rising to Become Live Action?
Capcom Up for Sale

What The… Moment of the Week

Automatic Sperm Extractor
Click here to see it for yourself

The Rapid Pulse

A free browser game based off of Suisei no Gargantia will be available in Japanese AND English on 9/27
Mario Kart 8 Mercedes Benz DLC will be coming to N.A. and Europe
The PS4 edition of The Last of Us is now $10 Cheaper! Pre-orders will be refunded
Sony’s exclusive Destiny content offer is only available for a year
The Android E-Mail app is now on the Play Store
The Legend of Korra: Book 3 premiers on Friday: June 27th… kicking off with THREE episodes!

Commercial Break

This week’s commercial is… Forearms and Funk Radio Spectacular

Geek Culture Segment

Review of Killer Instinct: We take a look at the characters, the movesets, how it compares to past Killer Instinct games, replay value, online experience, the soundtrack and more!

Plug of the Week

Geek Soapbox – A video podcast by Leva Bates & Lee Ponton discussing the world of geek culture!

Official YouTube: The Geek Soapbox

Song of the Week

BoA – Masayume Chasing

Length: 81:30

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Pulse!n Episode 94 – Games, Games, Games

Geek Culture Segment

E3 2014 Recap!

Microsoft

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Forza Motorsport 5
Forza Horizon 2
Evolve
Assassin’s Creed: Unity
Dragon Age Inquisition
Sunset Overdrive
Dead Rising 3 DLC
Dance Central Spotlight
Fable Legends
Project Spark
Ori and the Blind Forest
Halo 5: Guardians
Halo: Master Chief Collection
Inside
ID@Xbox
Rise of the Tomb Raider
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Phantom Dust gets remade for Xbox One
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Scalebound
Crackdown

COMMERCIAL BREAK #1

Sony

Destiny
The Order: 1886
Entwined
Infamous First Light
Little Big Planet 3
Project Beast is now Bloodbourne
FarCry 4
Dead Island 2
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (Ultimate Evil Edition)
Magicka 2
Grim Fandango (Tim Schafer)
Indie Montage
Let It Die
Abzu
No Man’s Sky
Project Morpheus
Playstation Now open beta starts July 31st
YouTube coming to PS4
Use voice commands to chat on Twitch and Ustream
Playstation TV coming to US for $99
Mortal Kombat X
Powers coming to Sony PSN+ for free if you’re into television
Ratchet and Clank the Movie
Ratchet and Clank 1 getting rebooted on PS4
The Last of Us: Remastered
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Grand Theft Auto V coming to PS4
Batman: Arkham Knight
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Oddworld: New and Tasty set for PS4 on 6/22 in NA and 6/23 in Europe!

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Nintendo

Super Smash Bros. Wii U
Amiibo
Yoshi’s Wooly World
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker
The Legend of Zelda Wii U
Pokemon Omega Red & Alpha Sapphire
Hyrule Warriors
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Xenoblade Chronicles trailer
Mario Maker
Splatoon
Paultena joins the fight in Super Smash Bros.
Star Fox Wii U
Mario Party 10 confirmed for Wii U
Project Giant Robot
Project Guard

EA

Star Wars: Battlefront
Dragon Age: Inquisition
New Mass Effect confirmed!
The Sims 4
EA Sports: UFC
EA Sports: NHL 15
New racing game from Criterion Games
EA Sports: PGA Tour 2015
Madden NFL 15
Dawngate
Mirror’s Edge
FIFA 15
Battlefield Hardline

Ubisoft

FarCry 4
Just Dance 2015
Tom Clancy’s The Division
The Crew
Assassin’s Creed: Unity
Shape Up
Valiant Hearts
Rainbow Six: Siege

Plug of the Week

Phantom Compass – Developer behind Rollers of the Realm, a unique pinball RPG! Rollers of the Realm is coming to PS4, PSVita, and PC this fall

Twitter: @realmrollers

Song of the Week

Mike Oldfield – Nuclear

Length: 208:46

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Pulse!n Episode 93 – Hack the Planet

News

Wii U adds Gamecube Controller Support
Mortal Kombat X Announced
Google wants to launch internet satellites
Xbox One June Update rolls out
id to release Softdisk game code
WWDC ’14 Recap

What The… Moment of the Week

AJAX is the new Cheese
Mini-Derp: Google messes up D-Day

The Rapid Pulse

Super Smash Bros. Wii U edition will be able to be tried out in Best Buy next week
Amazon’s Android phone is set to release on June 18th
A netcode patch is out for BF4 and reduces network lag by 60%
Kinect 2 is coming to PC for $199
Microsoft killed our dreams, saying the start menu wont be back until Windows 9.
PS4 will have a Vita bundle for $559.99. No release date yet.
Xbox One’s controller is now usable on Windows PCs

Commercial Break

This week’s commercial is… Radio Influence

Geek Culture Segment

Watch_Dogs Review – We take a look at the story, gameplay, leveling system, skill system, controller scheme, soundtrack, side missions, and so much more!

Plug of the Week

TAM Music – Remakes and Rearranges all of your favorite anime music in orchestral format with the violin as the centerpiece of the music!

TAM Music on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/tammusic

Song of the Week

Tokohana by Nagi Yanagi

Length: 113:35

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Pulse!n Episode 92 – We Got PS4ed

News

Sony to have a giant announcement at E3
Watch Dogs PR Stunt backfires and calls in the bomb squad
Registry Hack gives Windows XP 5 more years of updates
Bitcoin Hacker Backfires
Google’s self driving car has no steering wheel
Nintendo to finally embrace YouTube

What The… Moment of the Week

eBay kills its own business

The Rapid Pulse

Xbox One is better than PS4 at consuming energy
PS4 heads to China meaning Xbox One is about to lose its claim for a bigger player base
Pornhub now supports Chromecast streaming from Andoid… Oooh My.
A Ratchet and Clank Collection for PSVita will be out on 7/2 in Europe 7/9 in Australia. Nothing for America yet.
Battlefield 3 is free on Origin until 6/3

Commercial Break

This week’s commercial features APEX Radio

Geek Culture Segment

We review the Playstation 4. We take a look at the hardware, the apps, the controller, the performance, and much more!

Plug of the Week

Overclocked Remix – Your one stop shop for all things game music remix related! A stable in the video game music community for over fifteen years!

Official Site: www.ocremix.org

Song of the Week

Spark Mandrill’s Stage by Smooth McGroove

Length: 75:57

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Pulse!n Episode 91 – Everybody is Buying Everybody

News

AT&T buys DirecTV for $48.5 Billion
Rumor: Google/Youtube to buy Twitch for $1 billion
The FCC Ends Net Neutrality
Google fires shots at the end of Net Neutrality with Fiber
AllCast steps its game up with Twitch support
More Bad News for Nintendo
1TB Micro SD is coming… “soon”

What The… Moment of the Week

Introducing Titcoins

The Rapid Pulse

More games have released on Steam in the past 5 months than in all of 2013
eBay has been hacked so change your passwords
Sony says the PS4 hardware is now starting to turn profits
HP lays off 16,000 more people, bringing the total up to 50,000 jobs gone.

Commercial Break

This week features the Forearms and Funk Podcast

Geek Culture Segment

Logitech G500S Gaming Mouse Review: From features to control and specs!

The Megas – History Repeating Red Review – We take a look at the tracks, lyric composition, sound, and overall thoughts from the latest album.
Get the album at http://www.themegas.com

Plug of the Week

Mega Man X Corrupted – A fan game in the works that combines elements from the Mega Man X universe along with the Mega Man Zero/ZX Universe!

Official Site: www.megamanxcorrupted.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JKBGames
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MegaManXCorrupt

Song of the Week

Fly on a Dog by The Megas

Length: 89:24

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Pulse!n Episode 90 – We Got Xboned

News

Saban and Lionsgate Partner for Power Ranges Movie!
Nintendo forgot about gay people
Apple acquires Beats Audio for $3.2 Billion
iPhone 6 scheduled to launch in August
F2P Unreal Tournament Announced by Epic
Rumor: Sony’s E3 Lineup

What The… Moment of the Week

Man Arrested in Japan for 3D Printing Guns

The Rapid Pulse

Nintendo loses $229M, Wii U estimates down by 60%
Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition hits PS4/Xbox One on 8/19
A PSP port of Final Fantasy III is coming to the PC via Steam
Tom Clancy’s The Division Delayed
Halo 5 was announced

Commercial Break

This week’s commercial featured Radio Influence

Geek Culture Segment

Xbox One Review – We took a look at the hardware, the ports, the boot up/setup times, the dashboard, snapping features, the controller, Kinect, and so much more!

Plug of the Week

TehIshter – An anime pianist on YouTube. He transcribes some of your favorite anime openings, endings, and OST songs into amazing piano arrangements!

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/TehIshter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tehishter
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tehishter

Song of the Week

Dear You (piano cover) by TehIshter (Higurashi)

Length: 116:12

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Pulse!n Episode 89 – More News Than You Can Shake A Dark Souls At

News Part I

Comcast to Have Video Game Pay-Per-View?
Does Nintendo need new hardware at E3?
AT&T May Buy DirecTV
Oculus Wants to Build a 1 Billion Person MMO

Commercial Break #1

This commercial break features Radio Influence and Forearms and Funk

News Part II

A 4TB SSD is born
Toshiba launches a WIRELESS 128GB SSD
Analogue NT Arrives
Chrome 36 to eliminate URLs
Xbox Originals Launches in June
Playon gives Chromecast 100 New Channels

What The… Moment of the Week

UPS delivers drone to college student

The Rapid Pulse

Windows XP users won’t get a patch for serious IE 0-Day Exploit
Amazon has joined Facebook in using Blu-ray discs to back up their data
Attack on Titan 3DS Game may come to North America
Xapo developed the world’s first Bitcoin Credit Card to make Cryptocurrency usable
Activision is spending $500 Million on Destiny
Wildstar Open Beta starts May 8th
The first three Mortal Kombat games will NOT be coming to Wii U
DuckTales remastered OST is now out!

Commercial Break #2

This break features APEX Radio and a classic scene from Death Note

Geek Culture Segment

Dark Souls II Review – We talk about how fast it is to die, what vague story there is, gameplay, soundtrack, and more!

Plug of the Week

Speed Runs Live – A community where people gather to watch people speed run your favorite video games.

Speed Runs Live

Song of the Week

Star Turtles II – The Wrath of Mann (Starbase TMNT IV) Shell Shocked OCRemix Album by The SnuggleMen

Length: 117:22

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Day 1 Review: Midwest Media Expo

Yesterday was the first day of the Midwest Media Expo in Detroit, Michigan, and it definitely had its ups and downs.


Being the new convention as a spinoff from Youmacon, MWME is an attempt to get more media into the convention as opposed to being concentrated solely on anime. Pretty brave as there aren’t too many big ones, but the objective is to use the large following of Youmacon to build this one into a new one.

Day 1 we arrived at the convention at around 6:00 thanks to the car accident at the Evergreen exit off I-696. We found out through the social media fan group of MWME that registration was near the Starbucks at the RenCen. As we get to the convention, we make our way to the RenCen, and our options were “pre-reg” and “pay-at-the-door”. As a member of the press, we are neither. So we went to the pre-reg line because it made the most sense. It took about 4-5 people to figure out that the press badges were being given at the con ops station (like Youmacon 2012), so we were then off to the con ops station! Once we arrived, we got our passes without any issues, and we were off to travel into the tabletop and video game room.

The tabletop game room is filled with friendly people who just love to play games. It’s as simple as that. We walked around for a bit and wound up purchasing the game “We Didn’t Playtest This At All”. We will come back to that later, but let’s just say it’s my new favorite card game! As fun as cards against humanity is, this game is just off the wall ridiculous. We then entered the video game room which is about half the size as Youmacon, but as a smaller convention, I’m not too surprised. They had plenty Konami games including DDR, Beatmania, and a lot of other interactive style games like those, but we were more drawn to the CRT televisions that had games like Duck Hunt, Starfox 64, and Donkey Kong. A large group of PCs were there as well, for a League of Legends tournament, so I’m hoping there will be a great turnout for that. I won’t be attending, but since I’m a huge PC Gamer that used to run the largest LAN party in the state, it’s nice to see!

So here is where my first complaint comes. There were absolutely no drink vendors in either room. At Youmacon 2013 we saw the drink/snack vendor make a killing selling energy drinks, gatorade, water, etc. to the thirsty gamers throughout the day, and we kind of expected it when we attended (I guess that’s our fault?). Oh well, we will be better planned for today for sure! You live and learn when you attend a convention for the first time, same for if you are hosting it (even though this is being hosted by a lot of the same Youmacon people).

So we attended the first panel that we wanted to go to on Friday, which was Playing With Power! A Nintendo Fan Panel. The two hosts had practically the entire history of nintendo ready to read off, and about 30 minutes into the panel, the guys battery died. What I find great is that he owned up to his mistake, tried his best to do what he could to get it back up, but sadly the Prezi presentation (WHICH CAN BE FOUND HERE) has plenty of information, great facts, and a true look at the history of the company back to the 1800′s, and kept both the good and bad that Nintendo has had.

You can tell these guys are passionate about what they do, because they are very intelligent about what they are talking about. They admit when things are rumored/hearsay, and admit when things are fact. Some things were obviously thrown in there just to spark conversation, but once they lost the Prezi presentation, you practically lost the crowd. I had the PLEASURE to sit behind the most annoying person in the world who not only kept interrupting the panel with things he just HAD to say, but kept talking to his friend in front of us, not only distracting us from hearing the panel, but you could tell that all of the side-conversations that were happening were throwing off the timing of the presentation (something that can be learned only from presenting a bunch, is how to control the crowd, adjust your material, and keep going). The one main guy who was running the panel had to keep saying he had a lot of content, and still didn’t have time to finish it running almost thirty minutes over. We appreciate your help, and we truly look forward to any other panels that you do in the future for Youmacon/MWME. I apologize for the people in front of us as well as a lot of people in the panel who were just plain rude and inconsiderate to you guys, and hope that it doesn’t deter you from ever hosting a panel again, because as a fan of nintendo who’s first nintendo console system I ever owned was a Wii, and first (and only) handheld system was a Gameboy, I learned tremendous amount of facts!

After the panel was over, we decided to head to the tabletop game to play our brand new card game. “We Didn’t Playtest This At All”, in which cards involve the ability to win if you are the shortest player at the table, the only girl at the table, or if everyone else is wearing some form of blue (just like the badges we were all wearing). This game is hard to describe afterwards, but you should play it today at the Tabletop Gaming area. It’s free to rent the games out, so there is no money wasted, but you can purchase the game when you’re there at one of the two vendors in the tabletop gaming area.

Speaking of vendors, don’t go there expecting to drop money like you did at Youmacon. I don’t know if they fell due to the fact that Vendors, Artists Alley, and Press took forever to get approved (this is hearsay, but we didn’t get our press passes approved until Tuesday evening of this week). There is still plenty to look at for the small room, and the artists alley still has a lot as well. Again, this is going to be scaled down for a new convention, but there were also two other conventions promoting there event there, which was nice to see!

We ended our day at the Team Four Star 18+ panel, and boy was it pretty funny. The videos that these guys create on their own are hysterical and involve a lot of creativity, that even the non-anime watchers like myself can appreciate. They answered questions about sex, and are just a very funny panel whenever they are there. Apparently their non-18+ panel is a lot more calmer, and since seeing two of their panels (Youmacon 2012 reading 50 Shades of Grey and Youmacon 2013), and they are always funny. Nothing really much to say about the panel as their just really isn’t too much to recap other than “it’s funny”.

Day one in the books, we are about to make the trek down to Greektown to park for day two. Wish us luck!

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