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The Network Roundup: The wonders of the cosmos


And the man that made me daydream about the stars
Nov 09
// Hiroko Yamamura
Today celebrated the birthday of famous astrophysicist, astronomer, and cosmologist, Carl Sagan. To me, he will forever be the guy that could make anything sound amazing, and our world feel so small. There have been man...
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The Network Roundup: Ride the storm


Seriously, keep safe
Oct 29
// Hiroko Yamamura
Today's Network Roundup is dedicated to our East Coast friends and family, currently dealing with varying degrees of Hurricane Sandy's wrath. We're even getting effects all the way in Chicago right now, I ...
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The Network Roundup: Jump


Wow
Oct 15
// Hiroko Yamamura
Sometimes the world can still amaze you. Yesterday, Felix Baumgartner went 23 miles up into the sky, and just jumped. The footage of the Red Bull sponsored event broke numerous records, the...
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The Network Roundup: Goodbye Ponds


Can't say that I will miss ya
Oct 10
// Hiroko Yamamura
So the first half of the new season of Dr. Who has wrapped. After many hints and and insinuations, the Pond family has finally left the building. I'm afraid to say that I just won't miss them. Sure, Karen Gillian wa...
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The Network Roundup: Happy 30th Birthday Macross


Yup, we're getting old.
Oct 05
// Hiroko Yamamura
It's hard to imagine that it was 30 years ago yesterday, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross hit the airwaves in Japan. The first series which consisted of 36 episodes would forever change my life, and h...
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The Network Roundup: Prime Time


I need this toy!
Oct 01
// Hiroko Yamamura
I stand before you defeated today. I spent the entirety of my Monday unsuccessfully attempting to purchase the new Habro edition of Transformers: Masterpiece Optimus Prime. I can't explain how saddening&nb...
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The Network Roundup: Monkey business


Look at that face!
Sep 14
// Hiroko Yamamura
I once again have hope for the world. It turns out a new species of monkey has been discovered in the jungle of Congo. What makes me so giddy is not the fact that there is still undiscovered life on this planet, but...
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The Network Roundup: Everyone needs a robotic mule


Why didn't they kick this one?
Sep 10
// Hiroko Yamamura
It looks like famous mechanical mule BigDog now has a big brother. The new brainchild of DARPA and Boston Dynamics is on the loose, and this time AlphaDog seems to want to follow you home. Too bad there's no video of kicking...
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Mass Effect anime delayed


Won't be making it into your N7 stockings this Christmas
Sep 07
// Hiroko Yamamura
During my Mass Effect 3 experince, Lieutenant James Vega never really caught my attention. It could have been Freddie Prinze Jr's voice acting, the character's backstory, or just his design. Dude just gave my FemShep the cre...
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The Network Roundup: Pax-tastic


Sep 03
// Hiroko Yamamura
As our hung-over reporters stumble home from a memorable PAX this year, we take a quick look back at what stood out. Both Destructoid, and Japanator were on hand to cover the action. It seems as though the parties w...
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The Network Roundup: Praise Billith


Aug 29
// Hiroko Yamamura
This season's True Blood was quite entertaining to say the least. Many will argue how most of the season didn't make much sense, or how many important issues were glossed over in the last few episodes. Me? I loved i...
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The 2012 Pokemon Masters have been crowned


Aug 18
// Hiroko Yamamura
I hope you didn't think the Olympics were the only competitions that mattered last week. The top 400 Pokemon Trainers in the world descended onto sunny Hawaii, where the Pokemon Company International hosted the 2012 Pokemon ...
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The Network Roundup: The Jaws of love


Aug 13
// Hiroko Yamamura
That uncanny sense of dread that's been hanging over you can only mean one thing, it's Shark Week. I think the only other time I get this excited about salt-water based news, is when Red Lobster kicks off its Endless Shrimp p...
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The Network Roundup: Mars!


Aug 06
// Hiroko Yamamura
What else matters than the Curiosity Rover landing on Mars? Things don't get much more exciting than space exploration, and being able to control a Mars rover for even just a moment, would be a dream come true. Did you guys h...
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The Network Roundup: The Doctor returns


Aug 03
// Hiroko Yamamura
I always get so excited around this time of year! My jovial attitude can only mean one thing! The return of Doctor Who. This season's trailer boats some interesting old favorites, some sweet special effects, and perhaps the ...
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The Network Roundup: What's my name?


Aug 01
// Hiroko Yamamura
Once known as Calvin Broadus, Snoop Dogg should now be referred to as Snoop Lion. I don't know enough about Mr. Lion to tell you why he decided to hold onto the Snoop portion of his name, or if he will next be Mountain Snoop ...
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Katamari Damacy rolls into the MoMA


Jul 31
// Hiroko Yamamura
As part of an exciting new exhibit, Namco Bandai's Katamari Damacy will be shown at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000 will explore the world in which children, and c...
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The Network Roundup: Three-peat


Jul 30
// Hiroko Yamamura
People like to like things in sets of threes, perhaps it's just a tidy little number. Movies are especially prone to follow the trilogy experience, particularly after they are successful. Who cam...
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The Network Roundup: Let the games begin


Jul 27
// Hiroko Yamamura
Today kicked off the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. The world's best and brightest will take part in a test of will, strength, courage, and ability! I however, will be testing the diffe...
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The ladies of Street Fighter X Tekken take the spotlight


Jul 27
// Hiroko Yamamura
Fellas, don't you wish your fighting games could cut back on the testosterone levels every once in a while, and pump up the pretty lady action? Capcom might not quite be there yet, but they sure like to tease the idea with th...
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The Network Roundup: True Bloody good


Jul 23
// Hiroko Yamamura
I had the pleasure of checking out Christopher Nolan's fantastic end to the Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises this weekend. Forget what you heard, it's great. However, it's not what's sticking out as the entertainmen...
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The Network Roundup: SDCC envy


Jul 13
// Hiroko Yamamura
Well, here I am dealing with stacks of budget reports and other boring nonsense, while my co-workers across the network descend on San Diego Comic-con and other exciting gatherings. It's a pretty exciting time to be...
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The Network Roundup: Tentacle Love


Jul 11
// Hiroko Yamamura
Been wondering where your Network Roundup had wandered off to? Japan Expo in Paris, France to be exact. Anime, manga, and video games action aplenty, and of course, cool French people, and like minded comradery. I couldn't pa...
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The Network Roundup: Sorry it's not the future


Jun 27
// Hiroko Yamamura
Despite all the pictures floating around Facebook and Twitter, today was is not the date that Doc Brown had set for the DeLorean in Back to the Future. None of your friends share the Photpshopped image above to you? Count you...
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The Network Roundup: Write faster


Jun 25
// Hiroko Yamamura
Thought you were done with Game of Thrones roundups? I thought we were going to take a bit of a break until next season's news started rolling in, but I couldn't help but share with you, a song about what we all were th...
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The Network Roundup: Kickstarter my weekend


Jun 22
// Hiroko Yamamura
Alright, it's Friday and time to start off the weekend! Why is it that I again find myself obsessed with some small pocket of the interweb? Instead of looking at news and the usual celebrity gossip, I find...
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The Network Roundup: Beat the heat


Jun 20
// Hiroko Yamamura
No, I'm not talking about basketball. I'm talking about this nasty thing called summer. The time when my electricity bill's through the roof, and my PC's coolings fans kick on to overdrive. Every year I look forward...
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The Network Roundup: Case closed


Jun 18
// Hiroko Yamamura
Last night wrapped up the second, and I assume final season of AMC's The Killing. I didn't know what to think of the show at first, but man, I loved that show. Classic murder/ mystery with a super gritty Twin Peaks vibe, topp...
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The Network Roundup: Bite me


Jun 11
// Hiroko Yamamura
Last night celebrated True Blood's highly anticipated return to glorious premium TV service. After the doozy that was last season, I have to admit that last night's episode was pretty darn entertaining. Ma...
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The Network Roundup: Sci-fi me


Jun 08
// Hiroko Yamamura
It was both an exciting and somber week of science fiction for me. As my dear Game of Thrones was wrapping up its season I turn my eyes from fantasy fiction, over to my all time love, science fiction. I had a chance to check ...

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