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.

Dec 072009

Remember the scene in The Matrix where Neo first displays signs of being the One? I think that was one of the first few scenes in movie history that really made good use of bullet-time effects.

Fast forward a few years later, and someone’s made a tribute video. Not content to be mediocre however, it was decided that no fewer than 440 hours of work should be put in to make it. And that LEGO should be used as the building blocks of the recreation. We salute you, LegoMatrix.

As always, for more awesome Internet finds, head on over to the Project Awesome thread in the forums.

Nov 172009
AER9 Laser Rifle from Fallout 3

Show me a person who’s played Fallout 3, and I’ll show you someone who won’t be able to resist this AER9 Laser Rifle replica. Heck I’m sure even some of those who haven’t played the game won’t be able to resist this. Just look at it! It’s literally having the same damn thing (except it doesn’t fry people to charred skeletons). This one, along with many other video game-inspired swag, was created by Harrison “Volpin” Krix. More samples of his work and links after the jump.

You’d wanna see this, trust me. Continue reading »

Oct 122009
RR Evolution

Evolution is a wonderful thing, don’t you think?

We here at the Raven Republic certainly think so. It’s what we’ve thrived on these past few years, growing from a small online community who didn’t know each other personally, to a (still relatively) small online community, but tighter-knit this time.

Once we were all about just Armored Core, and with no real intention to speak to each other beyond those terms. Now we’ve realized that the wealth of other interesting stuff exists to talk about, even if we’re just talking about mecha. And that’s not all we’re talking about now.

So I guess that’s what this new change represents. Growth in a newer, more open direction. Specifically, into the bigger realm of mecha, anime, and video games. And food. Glorious, delicious food.

We’re still an Armored Core fanbase though, and a rather loyal one at that. The recent revival of Armored Core on the PSP has us all excited. I realize not all AC players like this new development, but as what’s been proven time and again over AC’s lifetime, you can’t please everyone with a single release.

So with that, I bid you welcome to the new and improved RR! Evolution is a wonderful thing.

May 032009

Recently I took advantage of Google’s offering of cloud-hosted email for domain owners – we now offer free email accounts to members! It runs on their excellent Gmail service, so it’s a sure win.

The offer is limited to 50 accounts only though, so you gotta be quick. To sign up for the service, just post in this thread with the username that you want to use. I will PM you the details shortly after.

If you’ve already signed up, click here to log in.

A Raven Republic email address. It’s spiffy. Go do it. Sign up today.

Apr 272009
Vigan 05

OK, I believe this is the latest update I’ve ever done. Sorry folks.

Last January 9 to 11, a number of the ravens went up north to this idyllic little slice of history called Vigan. For those of you who don’t know about this place, it’s basically famous for it’s colonial Spanish era-style houses and cobblestone streets. It’s also been named as a World Heritage Site. You can read more about it on Wikipedia.

I didn’t get to go to this one, which was a major bummer since the guys had a ton of fun. So you can join me in my misery as we read through an excerpt of Fox’s recounting of day two: Continue reading »