Coming to a Tampa Near You.

Fresh off an amazing two hour performance that tore the house down, the gracious hosts of ShadoCon have announced not only the dates for ShadoCon Year 2, but has also announced some of the guests!

Returning to the stages this year will be:

  • Doug Walker, from ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com, and better known as The Nostalgia Critic
  • Arin Hanson aka EgoRaptor, creator of the numerous Awesome series.
  • and…
  • most important
  • the amazing
  • epic
  • super-awesome
  • aniRAGE!

That’s right, aniRAGE is coming back to ShadoCon!  It’s taking place November 11th through 13th in Tampa Florida!  They are renting out even more of the hotel this year around, so it’s going to be even bigger and better than before!  That’s some pretty big shoes to fill, but I think they can do it!

So what does aniRAGE have planned?  Well, stay tuned to find out!

-Zeke

aniRAGE Site Update!

Hello everyone!

In addition to adding Orlando Anime Day pictures to the photo gallery, I’ve updated the old “aniRAGE Pics” section to fit my new gallery software!

Here’s how it works: To see pictures of the aniRAGE Guys performing, click “anirage pics”. To check out the awesome pictures our crew takes at conventions of cosplayers, events, and what not, click “con pics”.

Hope you guys enjoy browsing our galleries!

-Zeke

Cake: Delicious For Your Mouth and Your Ears! And That’s No Lie.

I’ve always been a quiet fan of the band Cake. I’d listen to their singles on the radio, but I never actively sought out their music.

One day at work “Short Skirt / Long Jacket” came on the radio, and one trip through Youtube later got me hankering for more! I quickly went home and by the end of the night, I had their discovery loaded onto my iPad.

Now I will admit, unlike my past few band obsessions (Chevelle, Rise Against, and Muse), I don’t universally like all the songs on the album. Some of them just aren’t my style. But when I find a long I like…I don’t just like it. I LOVE it!

Their style is very unique, in my opinion. There isn’t much out there that directly compares (the FloBots with “No Handlebars” comes to mind). But here’s a list of some of my favorites, along with a link to listen to the song on the YouTubes, in the order of my current favoriteness.

Hope you enjoy this look at one of my current musical obsessions! Post your own favorites!

-Zeke

A day for Anime come and gone…

So, Anime Day Orlando has come and gone but, we really had a blast being able to walkaround and hang out with everyone ^_^! I took a few pics while we were there which I hope to host very soon! Anyways, we hope you all had as great a time as we had and we’ll be looking forward to seeing you all at a convention near you very soon!

~Miroku

He’s Getting the aniRAGE Bump #4

Our good friend Johnny C has been doing the internet show “Dose of Johnny C” for a couple years now. And he’s finally ready to go live with his website: Dose of Johnny C!

This dude is funny, and he knows no boundaries! Make sure to check his stuff out! Tell him aniRAGE sent you and receive 25% off!

-Zeke

(note: 25% off may not apply, due to being purely fictitious).

SLOTW – Watch as I spell your D.O.O.M.!

It’s no secret that DOOM is largely considered the godfather of the First Person Shooter genre of games.  Released in 1993 by id Software, it popularized and revolutionized this genre of gaming for generations to come.  As controversial as it was, it was also extremely popular.  But more than that, it also allowed customization in the form of custom maps, and even whole new game experiences!

On this edition of Sweet Links of the Week, we delve into one such custom mod for the Doom Engine!  Normally, I’d be writing this under Games to get addicted to, but I’ll explain later in this article.

Created by Logan MTM, Legacy of Suffering is a mod released in November 2009, and took the DOOM mod community by storm, eventually winning the Doomworld’s annual Cacoward for 2009.  The mod combines 3d modeling and textures and scenery that looks and feels borrowed from DOOM 3 (which in all retrospect, is more of a good thing) and the atmosphere is always creepy and sensual.

The sound design is per normal Doom fare, but there are a few awesome additions to make it worthy of play.  For one, it’s one to play through a dark corridor with nothing in the background.  It’s a whole new game when you’re trying to go down a dark corrodidor while you’re hearing demonic and ghostly noises that send shivers down your spine.  The weapon noises did get some changes but are more for the better.  Weapon sounds from DOOM 3 are borrowed for the Chaingun, Plasma gun, Chainsaw, and more!  I won’t spoil which weapons and what changes are in this mod exactly, but in the end, you’ll thank me for it, and you’ll enjoy it so much!

So where can you get this sweet mod?

Why download the mod from the mod team’s website from here!  But be sure to download GZDoom and SkullTag, which is required to play the game.

Happy Demon Killing!  See you next time!

Kirby

aniRAGE Invades Orlando Anime Day!

Orlando Anime Day is Saturday, January 22nd, in (for those who are oblivious) Orlando, Fl. Zeke, Dashi, and Miroku of aniRAGE will be there (with some friends) to hang out, interact, take pictures, and maybe even have a surprise or two for everyone. No Whose Line panel this time, but that doesn’t mean that we won’t be bringing the fun!

We hope to see people there!

-Zeke