The Anime Research Society: Episode 14 Harukana Receive & Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight

The Anime Research Society: Episode 14

It’s time once again for the Anime Research Society to explore the depths of anime – the good, the bad, the absolutely insane. Join them as they take a look at some of the best and worst of the season and some recommendations to lead you on your research journey.

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The Anime Research Society: Special Feature #4 The 2018 Spring Season Anime Awards

The Anime Research Society: Special Feature #4

It’s time once again for the Anime Research Society to explore the depths of anime – the good, the bad, the absolutely insane. Join them as they take a look at some of the best and worst of the season and some recommendations to lead you on your research journey.

This week marks the end of the 2018 Spring Season and to celebrate the Anime Research Society have gathered once again to debate what series and characters deserve to be crowned the best and worst of the season. Can Megalo Box deliver the knockout punch? Does the thick-skinned Golden Kamuy have the perfect recipe for success? Or is the beloved dark horse of this season, Gundam Build Divers, set to sweep up the most awards? You’re just going to have to listen to find out the results.

Lastly, the team dish out a few of their guilty pleasures of the season that each of them feel deeply ashamed about.

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Spider-Man E3 2018 Hands-On Preview J. Jonah Wants More Gameplay of Spider-Man, Stat

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Ever since his friendly neighbourhood debut in Amazing Fantasy #15, Spider-Man quickly became one of the most iconic characters in comics. That popularity continues to this day in all forms of media from TV shows to books and even movies.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice E3 2018 Preview Sengoku Era Japan with that Beloved Dark Souls Flair

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice E3 2018 Preview

One of the biggest announcements to come out of Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference was the confirmation that Activision have teamed up with the creators of the beloved Dark Souls franchise, FromSoftware, to create a brand new IP for players to enjoy in early 2019, titled Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Activision brought me behind closed doors to watch a gameplay demo of Sekiro and talk to some of the development team to get a clearer picture of their new creative venture.

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Battlefield V E3 2018 Preview Entrenched in the New Grand Operations Mode

Battlefield V E3 2018 Preview

Battlefield is one of the most played FPS titles on the market year after year because it continues to deliver a complete package of powerful war stories and an addictive multiplayer experience. After getting some hands on time with the new Grand Operations mode at EA Play 2018, I can safely say Battlefield V is shaping up to be my favourite shooter this holiday season.

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The Anime Research Society: Episode 9 Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits & Magical Girl Ore

The Anime Research Society: Episode 9

It’s time once again for the Anime Research Society to explore the depths of anime – the good, the bad, the absolutely insane. Join them as they take a look at some of the best and worst of the season and some recommendations to lead you on your research journey.

This week on the Anime Research Society, Cole, Remington, Preston and Lisa take a look at the first 3 episodes of Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits and Magical Girl Ore. Despite the team’s pleas for forgiveness their cries have fallen on the deaf ears of Lisa Mior and her next set of nominations. Is there any quality material to be found here, or are these two anime frontrunners for worst of the Spring season?

Lastly, the team recommend a few of their favourite series to check out, and Lisa puts a new spin on everyone’s favourite closing segment.

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Isao Takahata, Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli, Passes Away at 82

Isao Takahata, Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli, Passes Away at 82

Anime and film enthusiasts worldwide are in mourning over the recent passing of Studio Ghibli’s co-founder, Isao Takahata. According to a studio representative, Takahata passed away on Thursday at a Tokyo Hospital after succumbing to a battle with lung cancer. The internationally acclaimed director and screenwriter was 82-years-old.

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Belkin: For The User On-The-Go

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Tech manufacturers develop their products for mass market appeal to get as many sales as possible, but by doing so they sometimes fail to cater to the more specific lifestyle needs of the user. That’s why accessory and peripheral companies like Belkin exist. Founded in April of 1983, Belkin’s award-winning legacy specializes in developing product lines for various niche networking, mobile, and computer users. While their large family of trusted brands includes the likes of Linksys and Wemo, this article will be used to highlight what the core branch of the company has been working on for different kinds of Apple product users.

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Elgato Cam Link Review: Transform Your Camera into a Webcam

Elgato Cam Link Review: Transform Your Camera into a Webcam

Elgato used to be known exclusively for their quality video capture cards, but in recent months their lineup of products has branched out into being many Twitch streamers’ one stop shop for a full professional grade streaming setup at a relatively affordable price. One of those new products happens to be the Elgato Cam Link, a USB 3.0 dongle that transforms your favourite video camera into your new webcam.

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Elgato Cam Link (Review image credit: CGMagazine).

Retailing for $173 CAD, the Elgato Cam Link takes the HDMI output of a video device, whether that be a camcorder, DSLR or action cam, and displays the captured video at 1080p 60FPS to the user’s PC without any latency. While that sounds like an incredibly simple device, there’s more to the process of how the Cam Link achieves these results then you may initially think.

First, the Cam Link takes the RAW quality video signal from the camera and transcodes it in real time, compressing the footage while maintaining a sharp image. Without this encoder technology the user’s CPU would be under a great deal of stress trying to multitask the webcam, the stream, and the game being played, all at the same time. Lastly, the Cam Link plays well with every kind of recording or broadcast software out there, instantly recognizing my DSLR as a webcam in OBS and XSplit after downloading two small sets of drivers from Magic Lantern and Elgato. The ease of use of this product is great and I can see why professionals are flocking to it as the next upgrade path for their setup.

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Elgato Cam Link (Review image credit: CGMagazine).

The Elgato Cam Link does its job to near perfection, but that doesn’t mean it’s a great addition for every streamers setup. This product is ideally for the “professional” streamer, the kind of user who utilizes two PC’s to broadcast their content and sees benefits from upgrading their webcam because it increases the visual quality of their product. It also doesn’t hurt that these users more than likely make money when they go live for thousands of people to enjoy. That’s a niche market of people when you consider the massive oversaturation of streamers on Twitch that don’t even manage to make it to the affiliate level.

I would recommend amateur streamers on a budget to stick by their trusty webcams for a while longer and consider the Elgato Cam Link as more of a luxury item down the line until they grow large enough to justify the purchase and expand their setup. Professionals, on the other hand, are always looking to get an edge on their competition and should see worthwhile benefits upgrading their broadcast using a powerful video camera paired with the Elgato Cam Link.

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Elgato Cam Link (Review image credit: CGMagazine).

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