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Scent Blaster: Miles High Fresh Air Freshener Review

October 21, 2013

Epic Scents

Earlier this year Epic Scents, the world’s foremost video game scent creator, announced their plan to produce products based on SEGA’s expansive line-up of characters. So far they have created air fresheners for both Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles ‘Tails’ Prower – SEGA’s two mascot characters from 1992. Under the label Scent Blasters ™, Sonic is available in Sonic Breeze, which smells of Green Hill Zone after Sonic has run through it, and Tails is available in Miles High Fresh, a fragrance that smells of the fresh air and clouds that Tails flies through.

Sonic and Tails
[Sonic and Tails’ bodies are ready.]

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House of the Dead 1 and 2 Film Reviews

October 31, 2012

Though it’s not as iconic as Daytona USA or innovative as Virtua Fighter, The House of the Dead is nevertheless one of the most important series of arcade titles in the history of gaming. With machines found in practically every arcade and movie theater throughout all of it’s 16 years, The House of the Dead has remained a fixture in the scene since its debut in 1997, and since then it has gone on to become one of the most popular series of arcade games in the world, featuring four games in the main series and several spin-off titles spanning across dozens of platforms.

With its outstanding success, further attention was brought to the series outside of the video game medium, when in 2003 a film adaption was released, which was followed by a sequel in 2005. After the break we have included overviews of the plots, discuss the negatives and positives of both films and reveal little-known facts about their production.

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龍が如く Ryu ga Gotoku: THE BEST Original Sound Track Album Review

August 7, 2011

Date Released: June 30, 2011
Date Reviewed: August 7, 2011
Genre: Rock, Jazz, Classical, Orchestral, Pop, Synthpop and others
Media Format: 2 CD Set
Length: Disc 1: 73:12, Disc 2: 44:37, Overall: 117:49
Regions of Release: Japan Only
Release Price: 4410 JPY, 56 USD, 39 EUR, 34 GBP

Ryu ga Gotoku THE BEST Original Sound Track is a compilation album of an assortment of music found throughout the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 Ryu ga Gotoku series of games known as Yakuza in English language regions. Almost the entire series of games is represented, with the PlayStation Portable spinoff Kurohyo: Ryu ga Gotoku being notably absent, along with the licensed songs featured in the introductions for the Japanese versions of Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan!, Yakuza 3 and Yakuza 4. Regardless, the album retains a well balanced blend of genres and features much of the best known and loved music from the franchise with only a few weak inclusions.

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