Category Archives: Things I Like

Kaldath’s Corner: Geek/Otaku News

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Hey Machiners, I came across a few tibbits of news here I figured I'd share with you all. Some of this is new and some of it is a few months old, but all of it I found to be very interesting. So lets get started with our first of news.

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The List: Top 10 Pokemon I’m Excited For In Pokemon Sun And Moon

So, the next generation of Pokémon games are to be released a week tomorrow and obviously I was going to do something on them right? I mean, I did for the last 2 pairs of games in the series, so why break a habit. But as this generation isn't introducing too many new mechanics or a new typing, unlike X&Y, (Z-moves are pretty much the only thing), I'm just going to focus on the new Pokémon that are coming with the new games. But obviously I can't cover all of them because that would be too much, so instead I'm just gonna do a list, again why break a habit. So here are the top 10 Pokémon I'm most excited for in Sun and Moon.  NOTE: I'm not including the Ultra-Beasts as it's not confirmed whether they are actually Pokémon or not at time of writing.

Oh and OBVIOUS SPOILER WARNING IS BLATENTLY OBVIOUS!!!!

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Kaldath’s Corner: SCANDAL’s 10th Anniversary Festival – Review

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On this edition of Kaldath's Corner I am  going to write about something I have been longing to review since August but various things not the least of which being my illness had kept me from doing. Today I review that "10th Anniversary Festival" concert by my most favorite band on the planet, the J-Rock group SCANDAL.

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Kaldath’s Corner: Halloween Specific Candy!

Before I had gotten sick I had started a series I had planned to keep going at least for a year  where I would get a mystery package full of Japanese Candy and snacks once a month and would taste test them for you on video. Well My diabetes getting completely out of control and landing me in the hospital ended that series real quick. Well today on the youtube channel linked to one of the services I use to study Japanese there was a video about Japanese halloween themed candies. Now I can not taste test this stuff for you, but that doesn't mean I can't link you too another video that does, and I have always found Risa ( the host of this video) to be funny and entertaining, so here you go ......................

 

Now that the video is over, I do have a question for you all. What candy ( Currently or in the past ) is your favorite October/Halloween favorite ? Mine has always been candy corn, I love the stuff though with my diabetes I fear I will not be able to partake of it anymore.

The List: Top 10 Reasons Why Blizzard Should Turn Overwatch Into A Multimedia Franchise

Hey guys, JR here and, yes, I know we've had a list already this week, but I wanted to do another one that isn't based on a poll.

So, Overwatch. In case you weren't aware, this is a video game. A team based, multiplayer first person shooter, to be precise, where the players choose a "hero" with unique movement, attributes and skills, from four defined classes (Offence, Defence, Tank and Support). It's become quite popular. The lowest professional critical score it has been given is an 8/10 by Polygon and commercially the game had 7 million players within a week of launch and is currently sitting at somewhere around 20 million players as of this week. So it's good. Well, I mean I freaking the love the thing. But I can't help feeling as though Blizzard (the game studio who developed and published the game) are missing out on something by just keeping the franchise in the realm of video games. So, I'm gonna list the 10 reasons I think Blizzard should make Overwatch a multimedia franchise. And by multimedia, I obviously mean media outside of video games, so TV, Movies, Comics, Books etc. etc. etc.

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JReviews: Sonic Boom: Fire And Ice

Time for a less-spotted blog post now, where I shall take a look at a video game and say whether or not it's good, because I can. And the game is a Sonic game, specifically the new Sonic Boom: Fire And Ice

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Kaldath’s Anime Talk Corner?: Youtube Anime Reviewer(s) Showcase

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Well if the title of this post didn't confuse you congratulation for those who did let me explain! As you all or at least most of you are aware I write two different types of posts here on Heromachine. That first would be Anime Talk where I discuss all things Anime related, the second being Kaldath's Corner where I write about things I personally find particularly interesting. Well This post is going to be a bit of a combination of the two!

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Kaldath’s Corner: Cosplay Of Doom!!

Here is a cool video I found on my Twitter feed from marvel and is posted on Marvel's youtube page:

 

Album Review: Sabaton- The Last Stand

Hey everyone, Melmo44 here. I’d been debating what to do, subject-wise, for my first post, when a surprise showed up in the mail on Monday.

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And, that pretty much made my decision for me. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the band, even going so far as to use them as inspiration here on Hero Machine more than once. For anyone not familiar, Sabaton is a Swedish power-metal band whose lyrical content is based on military history. They tend to gravitate toward the two world wars, but also dedicated an entire album to the Swedish Empire (Carolus Rex) and another to songs reflecting the ideas of Sun Tzu (The Art of War). As the title implies, The Last Stand is an album detailing various last stands and last ditch efforts throughout the history of war. So with that, let’s see what we have. Do bear in mind during this review that I don’t really have knowledge about the technical aspects of music so I’m looking at this from an aesthetic perspective; how it sounds and how it makes you feel when you listen to it. Continue reading

Kaldath’s Corner: Babymetal X Rob Halford

Welcome to the next edition of Kaldath's Corner where I showcase things that I like and want to share with you all! Now what I am about to share with you happened a couple weeks ago as the APWAS award show but I was feeling under the weather back then as you all know but I saw this video again last night and wanted to share it!. So I present to you all Babymetal on stage with and performing with Rob Halford of Judas Priest fame!

Now we have 3 songs on this video. It starts with Just Babymetal preforming their song Karate, then after a bit of a video package plays Rob Joins sue on stage to preform Judas Priest classic Painkiller, then Yui and Moa enter the fray for a bit of "Breaking the Law".

Now I have to confess even though I was born in the 70's and was a kid of the 80's and 90's I have never listened to Judas Priest before however after seeing this I went back to youtube and found their videos and am now a fan! Which just proves that Babymetal can indeed be your foot in the door to the "True metal" scene! ( though I consider them true metal on there own!!!)