Movie and Video Game Illustrator and Artist Noriyoshi Orai Passes Away age:79

Hello Fellow Anime Fans and Bloggers,

It is with a heavy heart that this person was just handed some deeply tragic news. Noriyoshi Orai has passed away Noriyoshi Orai is known for his creative artwork and stylings in the Cinema and Video Game Media Industry with works from Star Wars and Godzilla to Metal Gear Solid and other Video game titles. He lost his life with a serious battle of pneumonia at the age of 79, still too young to be taken from a world that loves his creativity.

He is survived by his wife Yasuko; he will be missed and remembered not only as an Artist and illustrator, but as a loving husband and human being. Here are some examples of his art work and I hope you will enjoy them as much as this blogger does as well.

Steve L Reporting


Salt Lake City Comicon Review 2015

Hey everyone, I am back from Salt Lake Comicon! Spending some quality time with my wife and #SLCC15 #EPIC .My Wife and I took in the first panel of the Convention which was Marina Sirtis and her panel was pretty funny.  It was fantastic, we took in a number of panels and even got interviewed by none other than Skelator Ace Report of #IdiotBoxProductions Podcast aka #IBP AT 1:06 CHECK IT OUT #SkelatorAceReporter

I didn’t know that Menopause was such a big part of her life as of late. ( Oo; really…. not joking need to check it out) then we just sat in the grand ballroom for the next Panel which was the one my waifu (My wife) and I were waiting for the Scott Wilson Panel. He’s had a long filming career and I didn’t even know he was in the late samurai movie. The Q & A were pretty funny as well and afterwards we strolled around checking the Dealers Floor and checking out some of the awesome Cosplayers that were there. Plus #JohnBarrowman was there #GOTEAMBARROWMAN ! Oh and we got to hear him sing, brought a tear to these old eyes. Here is the panel itself enjoy it please!

I ran into #ShelyLundberg and #NathanJodzko #DenverBradbury and other friends while my wife and I were there. Got a chance to get #PhelpBrothers autographs, as well as #JennaColeman. I was Cosplaying the entrepreneuring Aperture/BlackMesa Double agent-Scientist (Since I could) and ran into the #Glitch booth and found an excellent #Aperture Polo I can wear at work. Wife bought some small items from artists alley. I got a ton of pics as well and I will update this later when I have access to my camera soon.

I think the only real issue I have with #SaltLakeComicon is the fact they close the dealers room WAY too early. I’ve been #SDCC as some of you know in my younger days, and I will say the dealers room there stays open till 9 pm for two of the 3 days it was open and then till 3 to 4 pm on the last day for tear down and clean up. But they kept the rooms open because they knew there would be those that came in late due to work or whatever, but it gave them a chance to get the items they wanted to get for their collection/cosplay/library/props. On a side note I am hoping that #SaltLakeComicon gets #PeterCapaldi to come to #FanX1016 that way I can get his autograph with #jennacolemans ‘s on the photo we picked up at The Con a couple of days ago.

Oh yea, #ChrisEvans and some of the marvel avengers were there too. 😛

OH Ok, fine yea he was there with #HayleyAtwell #SebastianStan and #AnthonyMackie they did a panel or two togther as a group and individually as well. The Celebrity Row was PACKED to the brim Saturday for autographs and pictures with the Marvel team and I think we might even see #SLCC become one of Marvel’s Fave Conventions to come to as well in the near future, after all #Stanlee did say we had the Greatest Convention so far. My hat is tipped to #DanFarr and #BryanBradenburg for a successful Convention and turn out, and I do hope that they’ll consider having the dealers room open just a little bit longer on the next Convention or maybe even at #FanX to experiment and see how the crowds react to it and see if more purchasing and people come as well.

Interview with Triple Slash Studios and Their new game Magnetic by Nature Awaking. Cybernauts Ep. 33

Well finally able to post up our interview with Triple Slash Studios and their new game on The X-Box Indie Store Magnetic by Nature Awaking. Sorry it took so long but there were a number of issues this month. But with that aside, I have to say it was very interesting overall hearing the different faucets and hats that the triple slash team had. But have to say I’m surprised on it due to keeping things not complicated, busy but not complicated and also it seemed to be an excellent lesson and adjustment and points of view, with just a dash of extra responsibility as well. They premiered the release of their title at the first SaltFest Gaming Expo at The University of Utah’s Union Hall. Where it did receive a well deserved welcome and test driven over the period of the convention. You can download it from here at the XBox Microsoft Store.

Mr. Hurst was also kind enough to allow us to listen to some of the music from this very cool and educational side scrolling Indie Game. (You’ll get a taste of that at the end of the podcast. There were 10 people on this team and for me that’s a lot of peep-power. Definitely wanted to hear from some of the others on the team, but due to constraints time wise were unable to attend but we did get to talk to three of the team’s busy crew Kyle, Dave, and Andrew, very talented people in our opinion. We hope to follow up on this team in the next few months and have a chance to bring on some more of the talented team that is comprised of triple slash studios. Also big thanks go to Paige Ashlynn for informing us of about this and helping give us an opportunity to be able to interview the team he works with and we will have him on the follow up interview soon.

(Episode 32 had some issues on playback Sorry)

A request to our Listeners and their friends.

Ok, so we have a forum that has not seen much action in a byte (Pun implied). So I’m going to suggest that those who follow our podcast and enjoy the antics and also topics. Please join our forums at the Jade Phoenix Game Development site to further discuss some the topics we have and/or suggest some topics you’d like us to discuss/review. Whether its anime, manga, gaming, Arts/Entertainment media, post up we always go over suggestion and request. Who knows we may even ask one of you to come to voice your opinion on the subject of discussion for the podcast.


I also have a request from fellow forum admin, and mutual gamer, PSX-Dude. is a cool place, and His forums are indeed a need for peeps for population; the cobwebs are hard to clean out of the corners too. (Just Kidding Chris!) But seriously peeps, I’d love it if I saw some of our listeners over there posting up art, poetry, talk games, maybe even establish a rapport with PSX himself, who knows, you might even be able ot get him to sit down and game with some of you. He’s even on steam believe it or not. So, please support both our forums, thanks everyone for taking the time to read this too, it is appreciated believe it.

Defiance The SyFy TV Show and Game By Trion Worlds Review Ep#29.

Both I and one of our other podcasters Bruce decided to review Defiance on Syfy and The Game from Trion Worlds. It also gave us a chance to discuss the game both from the PC view as well as an X-Box edition and there are some debatable subjects that do come to the table as we discussed the nuances that bothered both us with our experiences with the game.

Definitely had some opinions on the show as well, as we went into comparisons and what was done quite well and what fell short of what’s been worked on over the last four years in preparation for this venture melding of TV with Game. Anyways, here it is, and as usual please feel free to leave comments and opinions.