Cosplay Wars: Metal Slug vs. Metal Gear

Cosplay Wars: Metal Slug vs. Metal Gear

This time we don’t just go head to head we go team vs. team. On Team A we have the lovely ladies of Metal Slug, these bullet blasting beauties are ready to kick butt and their cosplayers know how to represent them. On team B we have the deadly debutantes of Metal Gear and Metal Gear Solid, fearless, sexy and perfect to call when failure is not an option.

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So here is how it works. Two teams, ten images each team. You vote with your comments on which team best represents their characters. Simple right?

 

Cosplay wars: Poison vs. Poison Ivy

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Cosplay wars: Poison vs. Poison Ivy

If you’re going to take something deadly you might as well get a double dose and with that in mind we bring you this week’s cosplay wars.

Representing Team one is the mystery of Metro City, sometimes called everything from a bewitching beauty to a new-half the “gurl” with the handcuffs and what might be a Adam’s apple, Poison.

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On Team two we have the eco terrorist with the nice, err, you know what we can rhyme that with. Oh wait, this is Obsolete Gamer, we don’t give a shit. She got some nice titties, but she is batshit crazy. Don’t kiss this one, this girl is Poison Ivy.

So here is how it works. We searched for various images of cosplayers representing the two characters and selected ten for each team. You look them over and vote with your comments on which team won. Simple enough right?

So tell us, which cosplay team won, Team Poison or Team Poison Ivy?

Cosplay Wars: Lady Shepard vs. Lady Spartan

Cosplay Wars: Lady Shepard vs. Lady Spartan

Since I began playing roleplaying games where you could choose a lady or a guy I liked picking a lady. Sure, looking at a female character for 40 plus hours was better than staring at a male one, but it was more than that. I always liked the strong female lead that was not a stereotype of a strong woman. I was glad that in the later Mass Effect games they gave more options for those who picked a female Shepard just as I liked the female character in Halo Reach. Now what was weird was playing a female in the original Everquest and being constantly hit on by creepy guys, but that story is for another day.

Cosplay wars is simple, we have two teams. In this case, Team Shepard and Team Spartan. We have ten cosplayers for each team, you vote via the poll below on which team best represented their character. That’s it.

So tell us, which team won?

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Cosplay Wars: Elizabeth vs. Moxxi

Cosplay Wars: Elizabeth vs. Moxxi

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The battle of two worlds this week on Cosplay Wars. Team 1 features cosplayers representing the character of Elizabeth from BioShock Infinite. Team two represents the Boardlands beauty, Moxxi. Here is how it works, you look at all the pictures for each team and vote on which team represents their character the best. Leave a comment to eat points for our give-a-ways.

So, which team won?

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Cosplay Wars: Aye vs. Ada

Cosplay Wars: Aye vs. Ada

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This week we bring you a marque match up. East vs. West. From Resident Evil the blood red rose ready to stab you with her thrones, Ada Wong. From Parasite Eve the mitochondria mistress, Aya Brea. Cosplay Wars works like this, two teams, 10 cosplay images, you pick which team wins.

It’s as easy as that, so tell us, which team won?

 

Cosplay Wars: Chun Li vs. Kitana

Cosplay Wars: Chun Li vs. Kitana

This week we are back with another Cosplay war. This time we pit the fast legged, thunder thigh wonder from Street Fighter, Chun Li against the Fan Blade, castrate you if you stare too long, femme fatale, Kitana.

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So here is the drill. Two teams, Team Li and Team Kitana. Ten Cosplayers on each team, you look them over and vote on who wins. However, this time we added something more. You might notice on the right side-bar a ranking system. This is because we will be giving away swag we get here at Obsolete Gamer HQ. Sometimes its games, sometimes t-shirts and sometimes its playing cards. The point is we want to build a community and have people comment and vote and have fun. So if you vote and comment on why you picked the team you picked you will be entered to win this weeks mini swag.

Two Worlds Playing Cards

These are unopened playing cards from the Top Ware Interactive game, Two Worlds. Now sure, this isn’t a Xbox One or even a game, but once you sign up those with the highest ranking will be entered in a drawing whenever we have new items. The top 5 or top 10 will be entered and everytime we get new stuff we will have a drawing. This means you can will multiple times. Now you earn points for leaving comments, but this does not mean spam us with unless comments, we don’t want that and we have a lot of people keeping watch to make sure we don’t get spammed. Spamming not only costs you double negative points, but can get you banned.

Keep in mind, the more people we get the more swag we get and the better the prizes will get. So, I hope you will sign up, it is easy. See on the right hand side there, you can register with Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, even Steam. We promise we will never sell or share your contact information because we hate spam as well.

Now, tell us, which team won?

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Cosplay Wars: Tifa Lockhart vs. Samus Aran

There just something appealing about a girl that can kick your ass. These two can do just that.~J.A. Laraque

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Cosplay Wars: Tifa Lockhartvs. Samus Aran

This week in Cosplay Wars we have two heavy hitters. From Final Fantasy 7 we have the bounching booby beatdown babe, Tifa Lockhart vs. the Mother Brain buster, Samus “You were a girl all this time and you’re hot!” Aran. There just something appealing about a girl that can kick your ass. These two can do just that. So here is how it works. Team Lockhart vs. Team Aran, 10 images of cosplayers for each team. You vote for the winning team. Now you might notice you have to register to vote. This is because we will be giving away swag we receive based on who votes so we need to know who is voting so if you win we can send you the swag. So spread the word and tell us, which team won?

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Cosplay Wars Battle of the Princesses

Zelda vs Peach Cosplay

Cosplay Wars Battle of the Princesses

This week on Cosplay Wars we have two of the most well know Princesses in console video games. In one corner we have the ruler of Hyrule and often confused with Link, Princess Zelda. In the other corner we have the ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom and a woman that has just as many activities going on as, Barbie, Prince Toadstool Peach.

We have great cosplayers on each side with each team consisting of ten members representing their character. You decide which one wins. So who is it going to be, Peach or Zelda?

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Cosplay Wars Mario Versus Sonic

 

Cosplay Wars Mario Versus Sonic

With the launch of the update website we are bringing back Cosplay Friday’s with a twist. We will be picking two video game characters from random games and search the internet for the best cosplay images for those characters and then put them head to head. There will be two teams and you decide which team had the overall best cosplayers for that character. If you have suggestions for teams or cosplayers to be in them just contact us or post a comment. Enjoy!

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So, which team wins?

Florida Supercon Cosplay 2013

We all had a great time at Florida Supercon through we agree that the show needs to move to a bigger area with more room and better parking. On Saturday it was so crazy packed it make it hard to do much of anything expect be knocked around in a crowd. However, there were a ton of great cosplay there, here is just a small sample.

 

Cosplay: Push to Start

We need more cosplay.

 

Cosplay: The Ladies of Metal Slug

One of the best slide scrolling games ever. Check out one of our recent reviews here. The two ladies from Metal Slug, Eri Kasamoto and Fiolina Germi were added in the later editions of the game. Check out their profiles from their wiki page.

Eri Kasamoto

  • Voiced by: Susanna Fera

Eri is an orphan, abandoned on the steps of a church. Once she was mature enough, she fled the church and became a leader of street kids. The Intelligence Agency of the Government Forces noticed her combat skills and recruited her. She went on to receive special spytraining for those with special talent and successfully completed a number of missions as a first rate agent. But Eri, weary from the series of missions involving assassinations and plots that took a hard toll on her conscience, requested to be transferred to the Special Ops Squad S.P.A.R.R.O.W.S. Her request, which normally would go ignored, was specially granted given her achievements and superior abilities. For her efforts in suppressing Morden’s second coup d’état, she received a promotion to sergeant second-class.

Fiolina Germi

  • Voiced by: Melissa Ex

Fio is the only daughter of a wealthy Italian family. After she was born, her mother was unable to have any more children, making Fio the first heiress in the history of her family, as she had no older siblings. Throughout the generations, the Germi family has made a tradition of sending their eldest child into the military; Fio upholds this tradition willingly, though she has aspirations of becoming a doctor someday, having studied chiropracticsacupuncture, and moxibustion in college.[1] Fio is a Master Sergeant of the Intelligence Agency’s S.P.A.R.R.O.W.S, which serves as a special forces group for the government. As with her comrades in Metal Slug 2 and beyond, she rose through the ranks for her service against General Morden. She has also appeared in the King of Fighters series, first as a Striker in The King of Fighters 2000, and then being playable for the first time in KOF: Maximum Impact 2; in the game, she has a special intro when fighting members of the Ikari Warriors mistaking Ralf, Clark, and Leona as Marco, Tarma, and Eri respectively.

Now you know something besides the cosplay.

League of Legends Cosplay

 

For the last cosplay entry for 2012 we bring you awesome League of Legends cosplay.

 

Cosplay: Comback

It’s been a while since we had a pure cosplay featuring  awesome cosplay ladies from the video game world. We are truly thankful for sexy cosplay be it on a Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

 

Halo Cosplay

This week in honor of the release of Halo 4 we bring you some awesome lady Halo Cosplayers, enjoy!

 

Booth Babes 2012

It has been a while since we have profiled booth babes on Obsolete Gamer. This years conventions featured a ton of great booth babes from E3, CES, PAX and more. So check these out and tell us which one you like the best.

 

Pax Prime Cosplay

Pax Prime is here and while we are not out in Seattle this weekend we have boots on the ground searching for the best cosplay out there. For now check out some awesome cosplay from past Pax Primes.

 

Gamescom Cosplay

This week we look at some excellent cosplay from Gamescom. These are various pictures from throughout the different years Gamescom has been around. What is Gamescom?  Gamescom is a trade fair for video games held annually at the Koelnmesse in CologneNorth Rhine-WestphaliaGermany. It is organised by the Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware (Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software).

It is used by many video game developers to show off their upcoming games and game-related hardware. Gamescom is the World’s largest games event with 275,000 visitors, more than 5,000 journalists and 557 exhibitors from 39 countries attending the show in its third year. It was first held from 19 to 23 August 2009. Gamescom 2012 is held this year from August 15 to 19. It is held on a 120,000 square meters area.

 

Cosplay: The Dark Right

This weeks cosplay is for all the cosplayers out there taking up the mantle of Batgirl. With the release of The Dark Knight Rises we wanted to showcase some awesome Batman related cosplay, so enjoy.

 

Cosplay: E3 2012

A buffet for the eye’s, ears and the mind. E3 is sensory overload on a massive scale. From the thousands of HDTV screens to the lovely booth babes, it is the place to be. Unfortunately, we did not make it there this year, but we are planning to make an appearance at ComicCon and Pax. For now, enjoy some images of Cosplay and Booth babes.

 

Cosplay: Demon Hunter

How we got to Free-2-Play

Anyone even the least bit interested in the world of MMO’s has seen many games released or converted to free-2-play. Often it is looked upon as a sign that a game has failed when it switches from a monthly subscription to free-2-play, the only exception might be for very old games like Everquest. However, recent reports have shown that free-2-play is a smart business move, not only for those games that struggled with subscriptions, but those who start off free-2-play as well.

So how did we get here, simple, too much product, and not enough people willing to buy it. Remember when Everquest was released there was only one other well-known MMO which was Ultima Online. Once games like, Dark Age of Camelot was released the thought was it would split the player base or some would pick one over the other. Not many, besides wishful sales people and marketers believed a large number would choose to play and pay for both.

As more games were released, many wondered what would be the lasting effect. Since there were still dominant games the idea was that the others would become more niche and could make just enough to turn a profit, but the giants would rule the MMO world. That theory was reinforced when World of Warcraft was released and you still had many other MMO’s on the market including Linage, City of Heroes, Everquest 1 & 2 and more.

It was the Korean MMO’s that used the free-2-play model first namely because there were so many being released and they discovered people were more willing to spend a few dollars at a time then one lump monthly payment. This allowed people to play multiple games and still feel as if they are paying less even though many ended up spending more than a monthly fee would cost in A la Carte selections.

As even more games came onto the market and with so many people playing World of Warcraft more scrutiny was put on new games. A high bar was set and gamers had no problem leaving in mass after the first or second month if a game did not perform the way they wanted or expected. During this time, we saw many games fail and some even shut down, most notably, Asheron’s Call 2 and The Matrix Online.

Many companies needed a way to keep a game afloat if it did not launch well and free-2-play became that way. Just like the 99-cent mp3 or application for your mobile phone sales people realized people would spend if it was in small increments. You might not pay 15 bucks a month for EQ2, but you might play it for free and then buy a horse for 4 bucks here and a piece of armor for 2 bucks there and by the end of the month you might have spent more than 15. Not only that, but by spending real money many people became more attached to their character and stayed longer with a game or came back from time to time to purchase more.

Now we have even newly released games such as DC Online Universe going free to play with many other big name MMO’s following suit. Could we see a giant like WoW turn free-2-play? Perhaps more U.S. based MMO’s will start launching free-2-play. Only time will tell, but the model is here to stay and is working, not only for the companies, but for the players as well and as long as that continues so will the trend.

Now, on with the Cosplay!

 

Cosplay: Avengers Assemble

This week’s Cosplay is dedicated to the awesome Avengers movie, if you haven’t seen it yet, go, it’s awesome. By the way, all these characters were in the Avengers comics at one time or another, trust us we looked it up to be sure.

You need to Grow Up

The title is fitting in a post titled, “Fappathon”, but this is about the idea that those who play games past a certain age need to grow up. Now with more and more people playing some form of games you do hear it less, but there are still many who see anyone past their low twenties playing a game and think that they need to grow up.

Sure, there are those who take it too far. If you are skipping work, neglecting your hygiene or health or your kids or education then fine. For most of us it is the same as watching television, talking on the phone or building a model airplane, (Do people still do that?).

Games are a form of entertainment just like anything else and one should not give it up because the reach a certain age. I think far too often we think becoming an adult means following the herd. Perhaps you were not made to be married with three kids, a crappy job and an angry wife by age 30. Maybe you will work in your office job playing PC games in your spare time and hopefully live a happy life.

No one should tell you how to enjoy your own time, again, unless you are hurting someone by doing so and I mean really hurting them. Your crazy girlfriend who thinks you should be spending your game time walking her pet cat Mr. Whiskers does not count. However, always remember to play with the pussycat or you won’t have a girlfriend for long.

Hold on to your balls my gamers and this goes for the girl gamers too who has that, one in a million weird boyfriend who hates on you for being a gamer girl. Dump him and call me, I co-own a gaming website. Seriously, though, everyone deserves to have the time to do what they enjoy and for many of us that is a video game. You don’t have to completely understand why we like it, we will never understand why you love Jersey Shore, but we hold our nose as we go in the next room so do us a favor and just do the same when we load up Diablo 3.

Now, on with the Fapp.

 

Cosplay: Superheroine

The end of Video Game Stores?

The question many have is will there still be video game stores within the next five years. I think the answer is yes, but how many will there be and how will they look? When more and more people began ordering their comic books online or even reading them there some comic book stores took a hit.  However, there was still that loyalty and personal touch that keep people going in. Perhaps that is what will happen with video game stores.

With outlets like Steam, Origin and Windows Marketplace there are less and less reasons to buy a game at a retailer. Sure, some people want the box or items inside be it manuals or a collector’s addition and that is the same as the comic book customer who wants to be there in the store picking out their comic, looking for new ones and talking shop with the people there.

Now big chain stores that sell other items will still keep major hits in stock because someone will buy a game while picking up an HDTV, but what about the chain video game store? We have already seen many close, but thanks to reselling of old games and the need to quickly by a controller or battery I could see a good number of them surviving. Perhaps we will see a merger where video game stores offer more as less people will have media to trade in.

So is this a good thing, to be able to get your media online at any time or do you need to have the disk in your hand and know you can return it or trade it in? With the new consoles coming out rumor is that disks are on the way out and soon everything will be downloadable in one manner or another. How many of you would notice, how many would care?

On with the Cosplay.

 

Cosplay: Counterattack

No we won’t rename Fappathon!

It kind of saddens me that I even have to write this, but like the signs put on coffee warning you that it is hot you have to know who some of your audience is. There have been some comments about Fappathon where people think they are being lessened to just a piece of meat and even the name is offensive.

We get that, but just like the website name, you need to look at what is really being said. As far as the website, it should be obvious we do not think these great games are obsolete in any sense of the word. However, by most people they are looked upon that way. Try talking about a classic game that either doesn’t have a remake or isn’t Pac-Man and see how many most modern gamers know about.

Our goal is to bring together classic gamers from all walks of life so hopefully we can all reminisce and even enjoy these classic games again because there are so many great games that even though they may be ten or twenty years old are worth playing.

As far as Fappathon, I came up with the name after writing for SpoonCraft, which is a World of Warcraft and MMO news site. We used to laugh because so much traffic would come from posts where he would post pictures of hot women while some great news articles and editorials received little. We joked that they must log on at 3am for a Fapp session and from that, Fappathon was born.

We wanted to focus on mainly video game cosplay and it is not just about how hot the woman is, it is also about the costume itself. We understand all the work that goes into a costume and believe me we pass up or reject a ton of pictures so think of being featured in an article like showing up in a popularity list.

Obviously with a picture post it will be hard to show how much we are into video game related cosplay, but believe me, we are. As far as mixing men and women or creating an all-male Fappathon, we have a standing call out to our female writers that if they are interested in putting together one we will be happy to publish it. However, at the end of the days we are a bunch of geeks so you won’t be seeing male Fappathon’s from me.

One last thing, the Anti-Fapp on our sister site Obscure Internet, that is totally to troll you bad cosplayers and we do not apologize for that. As a big guy myself I am not going to dress up in tight spandex unless I want to be trolled. You put yourself out there, you deal with the peanut gallery, it is a truthism of the internet.

Now on with the Cosplay!

 

Cosplay: PAX East 2012

A super-sized edition of the cosplay this week featuring pictures of cosplay from Pax East 2012. It seems the report about banning cosplayers was not quite 100%, however we did find a lot of cosplayers that would make it into the anti-fapp so stay tuned to our sister site Obscure Internet for that one. For now, enjoy the Fapp!

 

Cosplay: Wondercon 2012

With this years selection of awesome cosplay I only wonder why I wasn’t there.

 

Military Cosplay: Call of Booty

This week Cosplay is dedicated to all the cosplay donning their military garb. It doesn’t matter if it is from Call of Duty, Battlefield, G.I. Joe or even Anime if you look good in it we are all for it.

 

Cosplay: Old Rub-Public

Oh the puns keep flying! So the staff is still taken over by Old Republic and with the announcement of more content it seems little work will get done. The good news is the cosplay department works all night long! This time we bring you Cosplay from the Star Wars universe and not just a bunch of Princess Leias either.

 

 

Cosplay: Ghost Protocol

For our final Cosplay of 2011 we feature Nova from Starcraft. Our sexy ghost is ready to drop a nuke on you.

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