Friday, May 31, 2019

Why I Hate Awareness Months

As the end of National Sadness Month draws near, I'm reminded of a distant past known as my own depression. My life would have been very different if I followed the typical road these awareness events encourage because my mental illness wasn't based on 'erratic chemicals' in the brain. I was being eaten alive and nobody knew what was wrong. I hope this story will help you understand that there is more to mental health than throwing your life at a pill pusher and hoping for the best. Sometimes, something is actually wrong and YOU need to fix it.

Uchuu Keiji Gavan Episode 13 Review: Plot-Twist Procrastinator in...Retsu In Peril!!!

Imprisoned for a crime he sort of committed, a Doubleman is given one chance at freedom. Kill Gavan, or die trying. Yeah, that's it. This episode is 22 minutes long and the entire premise is a Doubleman, the kind you've seen easily die for the last 11 episodes, somehow has a plan to potentially defeat Gavan. Will he be able to do it? Probably not, but let us humor the show and find out.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Red Diamond: 5 Hobbies I Use to Cope With Racing Thoughts (Anxiety)

Have you ever felt like a burden? Like everyone around you would be better off if you disappeared? I could explain to you why that isn't true, but will your mind let you hear it? I know what causes this, your memory is too good. Every little regret flashes before your eyes constantly and the mind cannot stop thinking about "what ifs" or an "if only". Self esteem is almost non existent so you're as nice and giving as possible because you crave praise or approval. No, I'm not describing you, I'm describing myself. My gem is red for death. Frequent thoughts of disappearing, but at the same time, fearing it, hypocritically.

This is a taste of my story of mental illness. My mind never slows down on its own, but through therapy and personal hobbies, I have managed to live with it this long. Right now, I'm gonna list 5 of these things/hobbies that help me cope with my anxiety and a brief explanation why.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Monday, May 27, 2019

Depression and Gaming: Five Games That Help to Calm Me Down. Uncensored.

You know, depression sucks, it really fucking sucks.  Fucking abusive humans, life, internet rivals, nasty flashbacks of my childhood in Tasmania, nasty flashbacks of when I was nearly murdered a few years ago, annoying trends, shitty ex-co-workers (who are probably cumming in their pants just from reading that), ignorant people that just tell me to just "get over it" without having a slight understanding of what depression is, all this really stresses the fuck out of me.  It's no surprise that I suffer from anxiety, depression, and PTSD.  I really find it hard to relax but if there's one thing that does calm me down, it is video games.  Despite certain people (mainly doctors, therapists, and teachers) telling me that playing games won't do anything (those people are fucking wrong by the way) it gives me a calm sense of tranquility.  Something that makes me briefly forget about the stresses of the world and all of the fucking bullshit that I've been through in life.  Okay, obviously not all video games calm me down but there are a bunch of games that I go to for the feeling of heaven in this hell that's called Earth.  Hi, I'm James T... No, I'm my real self today.  Hi, I'm Samuel James Absolom and these are five games that calm me down when I feel depressed. (Click on "Read More" to read the full article.)

Sunday, May 26, 2019

VR Troopers Episode 11 Review - The Virtual V6

I don't know about you guys, but when I think of saving the environment, I think of flying kites. Who would have thought that Carl Ziktor, bad guy extraordinaire, hates kites as much as he hates the environment? Determined as ever to be king of the malcontents, Ziktor unleashes a plan so evil that it can only be described in a big and bold broken sentence: DESTROY NON-POLLUTING ENGINE, RUIN KITE FLYING FOR ALL!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai Ep. 1: 4 Cards!! The Trump is J.A.K.Q. - Summary/Review

Well this is different, time to look at the second installment in the Super Sentai franchise and the last one to simply be referred to as "Sentai" without the "super". Airing from April to December in 1977 with 35 episodes makes this the shortest Sentai incarnation by far. Long before any type of standards or traditions were established, what will this late 70s deck of cards themed Sentai have in store? Click "read more" and let's find out.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

OWC #1 $200 Pokemon Card Mystery Box Unboxing.

Hello, ladies, gentlemen, and un-binary.  Welcome to the first edition of OWC with your pal, I, Kaiser Sensei.  What is OWC? It's not a backyard wrestling federation or the band that peformed How Bizarre.  (That was OMC.)  OWC stands for Obsessions With Cardboard.  This is the place where I talk about card games.  In this edition, I'll be typing about something that I had recently bought.  Yup, I've done the crazy and spent $200 on a mystery box full of Pokémon TCG products.  What's inside?  Click on "Read More" to read the full article and find out.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Uchuu Keiji Gavan Episode 12 Review: Chronic Repeat Offender in...The UFO Boy Is In Trouble!

You ever get that feeling like you've seen something before? The kind of image where a boy sees a Makuu spaceship and is kidnapped for telling his friends about it? What about the feeling of confusion when a monster doesn't match the theme of the story? Well, prepare your butts, because all of that and more happens in the first twelfth episode of Space Sheriff Gavan!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

TOMORROW DON'T COME (Steam) - Review

Hello my good people, Red Diamond here giving my support to Mental Health Awareness Month. As someone with mental illnesses myself, it felt important to me find a way of promoting this attempt on awareness. While I'm not ready to tell my own story just yet, I decided to cover this little indie title that someone made while in a dark place as my way of saying, "you are not alone". TOMORROW DON'T COME, developed and published by Peace and Love Games. Obviously, this was a personal project not created just for profits. So, click "read more" and let's see what this title has in store.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Kamen Rider Dragon Knight. Volume One and Two DVD Review. (German Release)

It's always refreshing (and easy on the wallet) when any of the Kamen Rider shows get a home release outside of Japan.  Although, this isn't one of those times.  Today, I'll be covering some home media releases of one of the English Kamen Rider series.  Don't worry, it's not Masked Rider... Yet!  No, it's Kamen Rider Dragon Knight.  A show that should've had a complete DVD box set in America, but it didn't.  Instead, we got two volumes released on DVD in Germany.  Okay, they came out in Japan too but those releases are crazy expensive.  The German releases can be found for cheap and they are in English.  How are these releases?  Find out in this special edition of Kaiser Sensei's Kamen Rider Summary and Reviews.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full review).

Sunday, May 12, 2019

∀kashicforce (Steam) - Review

∀kashicforce is a verticle scrolling puzzle game that looks closely related to Puzzle Bobble or Tetris Attack. It's developed by Endless Shirafu, and it’s selling for 12.99 on Steam.

It’s like Tetris Attack on crack! I don’t mean that to say that it's amped up and exciting. It’s more like Tetris Attack with a debilitating drug addiction that’s causing it to hurt it’s friends and family.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Nova Drift (Steam) Early Access - Review

Red Diamond back again covering the early access of a game called Nova Drift developed by Chimeric and published by Pixeljam. Things cannot get any more simple than this game so click "read more" for my full review.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Top 5 General Differences Between Power Rangers and Super Sentai

Hello, Red Diamond here doing something a little different. This is the first countdown on the website and a pretty broad topic at that, however it is something I have a desire to cover. Power Rangers is a show creating using stock footage from Super Sentai, so naturally the two shows have a lot in common and have the same target audience. However, besides language there are some noticeable differences between the two franchises that fans love to debate. Every season can be compared to a great deal with its counterpart, however this list will be more general topics. So, without further delay, click "read more" and lets get the list started.

Disclaimer: This list is purely opinion based and is not to be taken as fact. Also, this picks will be things that apply to each show as a whole so no differences that are season exclusive.

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