In “Sanjay’s Super Team,” the new short film from Pixar Animation Studios to be released on November 25, 2015 as the short playing in front of The Good Dinosaur. Accomplished artist Sanjay Patel uses his own experience to tell the story of a young, first-generation Indian-American boy whose love for western pop culture comes into conflict with his father’s traditions. Sanjay is absorbed in the world of cartoons and comics, while his father tries to […] Continue »
Nearly two decades after the first release, a remake of the wildly popular and epic Final Fantasy 7 has been announced bringing this classic game up to date. Production on this remake has already begun, and it will be available first on PlayStation 4.
A trip to Japan is simply not complete without visiting a giant robot. And a Gundam robot no less. Apparently, it had originally been placed closer to the waterfront, so that you can get this really epic feeling that the robot was real and standing at the ready for battle. Now it’s in front of the massive Diver City Mall, which is slightly less epic, as it looks more like a commercial attraction, but it’s […] Continue »
8$ is a series which occasionally highlights interesting crowdfunding projects. Every day, the 8Asians team is inundated by many worthy pitches. We are unable to highlight every one that comes our way, or even the ones we might individually support. The projects selected for 8$ are not endorsements by 8Asians. (To be considered for 8$, we highly suggest you not harass the writers or the editors of 8Asians.) WHO: Some nerds (a rapper, a few […] Continue »
So apparently, some totally obsessed fan made a tribute game to the anime and manga series Attack on Titan. I totally understand how this fan feels. It’s simply terrible sitting around waiting for the next season to be made and released. However, though this game is not exactly visually striking, it strikes paralyzing terror in me every time one of those titans opens its mouth to bite someone. In watching the group game play video […] Continue »
I just watched all of Mortal Kombat Legacy 1 and 2, and it was fun, action packed, and nostalgic in a violent sort of way. It took me back to when I used to sit on the sidelines watching people play the game and screaming out in disgust at the crazy violent brutalities, I mean fatalities. Aside form the excessive violence, I like stuff like this, fantasy adventure martial arts with Asian mythology themes. Out […] Continue »
Few games are as brutal and gut-wrenching as a the Mortal Kombat franchise and its infamous fatalities in which heads are sliced in half, spines are pulled out, and blood and guts are basically spewed everywhere. But what happens when the fatality’s a cute one? After getting a boost from a mention on Kotaku, this EMC Monkeys’ video in celebration of the newest season of Machinima’s Mortal Kombat Legacy II has been making the rounds […] Continue »
I love playing Halo. So I really had a load of fun watching the webseries Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. Aside from giggling like a school girl every time the Warthog drove by (that’s my Halo ride) and screaming “Duel wield!” every time they found a weapon on the ground, I calmed down enough here and there to notice that there was an Asian American character Junjie Chen (Osric Chau) among the cadet soldiers in […] Continue »
I love Studio Ghibli films, Pokemon, and the Japanese role-playing game series “The Tales”. So when I heard about the Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, I was thrilled. Not only does it integrate the best game play from both Pokemon and Tales, it is done within a Studio Ghibli universe, which guarantees awe-inspiring visuals and down-the-rabbit-hole creativity. To top it all off, the whole musical score was written by one of my […] Continue »
EMC Monkeys Xin Wuku (playing Mario) and Johnny Yang (playing Luigi) show us how Luigi gets his Final Smash in Smash Bros. Playing up a sibling rivalry between Mario and Luigi, they show us what happens when Luigi wants a bit of the spotlight. h/t: Tina
Living in Silicon Valley, TechCrunch is one of those “must read” tech blogs to find out what’s going on in the Valley and the tech scene overall, especially related to tech startups. A week ago or so, Startup Grind (“a community of founders, entrepreneurs, and wantrapreneurs”) did a terrific guest blog post and video interview with Charles Huang, co-founder of Red Octane – the creators of Guitar Hero. The video interview is over an hour, […] Continue »
When it comes to Blizzard Entertainment games, Starcraft is my number one favorite. I’ve never been drawn to play World of Warcraft since I generally prefer aliens over orcs. World of Warcraft has always sounded interesting primarily because it is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), which means it’s like a massive virtual environment that multiple people can log into, create their own characters, and complete missions or otherwise romp around in. I love […] Continue »
Ok: It's really simple: It's an easy/cheap hairstyle for medium length straight hair. Any cultural BS beyond that comes after that fact. I'm white/scandinavian, and have... – Why Do So Many Asians Have Bowl Hair Cuts?