"The Great Yokai War" In 10 Screencaps Or Less

The Great Yokai War” is a 2005 Japanese children’s film about a young boy who discovers a hidden world that threatens to destroy Tokyo and all humanity. Let’s look at “The Great Yokai War”… In 10 Screencaps Or Less!™

Key plotpoints of this film are pictured below. You have been warned!

A young boy named Tadashi moves to a small town after the divorce of his parents. During a local festival, Tadashi is crowned that year’s “Kirin Rider,” the defender of all children from evil spirits. Much to Tadashi’s surprise, this is not an honorary title. Soon, he’s befriending cuddly Yokai (spirits) like Sunekosuri, and even brandishing the mystical sword of the Kirin Rider.

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Casual Gamers Deserve a Bill Of Rights, Too

The company behind Galactic Civilizations, Stardock, recently posted a PC-specific Gamer’s Bill Of Rights. In their words, this document is “a series of guidelines we’re trying to introduce in an effort to get our industry to be a little more standardized in how we deal with our games.”

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What Does A Product Manager Actually Do?

What does a product manager actually do? The role of “product manager” is often loosely defined and not well understood . . . but a good PM can mean the difference between a product shipping on time or not, and meeting customer needs or not.

I’ve developed this presentation to help explain the role of the product manager to new and prospective PMs as well as those who will interact with PMs. Your feedback is most welcome!

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It Came From The Basement: Darkstalkers' Jon Talbain

During this weekend’s clean sweep of the basement at Cummings Worldwide HQ, I unearthed this gem: Darkstalkers’ Jon Talbain. Given the sheer volume of toys entering CWHQ, particularly during the early 2000s, this figure stands apart in two regards: 1) I can actually remember where I purchased it (KBToys) and for how much ($2.97); and … Continue Reading