Grim

Posts | Email | YouTube | Grim first started playing AC way back in the days of Project Phantasma. Disgruntled with the fact that Filipino players didn't have a place that they could call home (only being relegated to regional subforums on larger AC sites), he decided to create The Raven Republic back in August 13, 2006. He likes rainbows and unicorns.

Jul 152015
 

It’s been a while since we’ve seen papercraft featured here in the front page. This one comes to us from machinecore. Presenting, Red Dragoon:

Red Dragoon

This piece pretty much shows you there’s nothing you can’t do with the right type of paper. Those sharp edges are definitely a nice touch.

Want more of this awesome stuff? Head on over to his DA page.

Jun 102014
 
Image from TMRaven

Image from TMRaven

Submissions are over, and it’s a whopper – 51 93(!) ACs strong for Queen Drac Wraith‘s second aesthetics ACDC. I’m assuming most, if not all of those are shown in that sweet superimposed image up top. Hit the jump to see the entire stipulations list.

In a post-Verdict Day world, it’s good to see activity for the whole range of AC titles still going on (even if they’re not tournaments in the traditional sense).

Any AC is good!

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Jul 142013
 

After months of silence here on the blog end of things, I feel compelled impelled to give a short update.

Simply put, if you’ve ever been a giant robot fan, you need to go see this movie. Suspend your disbelief for two hours (it’s very easy), and enjoy the ride.

Fan-tastic.

Sep 072012
 

UPDATE: Alright, so basically, everything’s now back to normal. We’ve migrated hosts, forums are back up, and regular activities can now resume.

Carry on.


OK, so that was definitely not expected. RR’s getting too big for her britches.

Basically, we’ve outgrown our hosting, what with the advent of ACV, and all the new members/players coming into our very happy little corner of the interwebs. So in short, all those 500 Server Internal Errors and slow, laggy days were due to too many people accessing the same site all at the same time. Growing pains, plain and simple.

While we work out the exact details of an upgraded hosting package, I’ve turned off the forums for now, since that seems to be the main culprit. Bummer, I know, but as of now, that’s the only thing we can do.

Keep your cool, ladies and gents. We’ll be back as soon as we can.

Apr 202012
 

A recent surge of creativity has risen within the ACV world, this time with regards to the emblems that the ACs themselves carry. And again, it’s the Japanese who are leading the way.

It’s pretty amazing what can be done with a simple manipulation of the basic shapes available with the engine.

Not to be outdone, RR’s been up to some pretty good stuff too. Check them out after the jump.
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Oct 212010
 
Multiplayer: awesome, salvageable or sucky?

Yes, we’re very much still alive here at RR, thank you very much. But anyway.

There’s been quite a buzz regarding Front Mission Evolved since it came out. Consistent enough with most mecha games, the single player experience in terms of plot/story and character development isn’t really surfacing on the write-ups around the web. Everyone has been more focused on the game mechanics, and more importantly how these translate into the multiplayer aspect.

Unfortunately, it’s not been all rosy reviews (or at all, for that matter).

Hit the jump to find out what people are saying.
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May 072010
 
MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries released for free!

Studio MekTek recently released Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries for free to the internet. From their own press release:

Finally, the long awaited moment has arrived!

Studio MekTek, in association with Smith and Tinker, INC., Virtual World Entertainment, LLC, Catalyst Game Labs, and Microsoft Games, is happy to announce the release of Mechwarrior4 Free. Continue reading »