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11th Animator Expo Short Power Plant No.33 Streamed

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 20:30
Time of Eve's Yasuhiro Yoshiura helmed short animated at Studio Rikka, Trigger
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Football: The Kotaku Review

Kotaku - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 20:00

 The Kotaku Review

If Football—that is, the American National Football League football—used the same naming scheme as "Dungeons & Dragons," we'd call it "Beer Commercials & Cheerleaders."


R.I. P former Metal Maniacs editor Katherine Ludwig

Metal Insider - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:50
Metal Insider is sad to hear about the passing of Katherine Ludwig, former editor of Metal Maniacs. She’d been suffering from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, and a crowdfunding site had been set up to help her battle the disease. Earlier today, the following was posted on her Facebook page: Dear Friends of Katherine, we want to share that […]
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Celebrate Your Extensive Yowapeda Knowledge With Tie-In Aptitude Test Goods

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:50
Test company Nippan's Yowamushi Pedal aptitude test is perfect for those who want to show off their in-depth knowledge about the series. Even if you don't...
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„Magma Gang VS Aqua Gang: Double Crisis“ ab heute erhältlich (German Pokemon Fan-site) - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:44

Am heutigen 30. Januar ist die neue Mini-Erweiterung „Magma Gang VS Aqua Gang: Double Crisis“ im japanischen Handel erschienen. Mini-Erweiterungen zeichnen sich durch eine kleine Anzahl an Sammelkarten aus, gehören offiziell auch nicht zu den richtigen Zyklen und erscheinen unregelmäßig. Die vorherige Mini-Erweiterung ist im Februar 2013 erschienen.

Die Erweiterung beinhaltet 34 Karten, wovon zwei sogenannte „Full Art“-Karten sind. Ausnahmsweise sind in jedem Booster nicht fünf Karten vorhanden, sondern sechs Stück. Zusätzlich liegt jedem Booster eine Pokémon Scrap Card bei, von denen wir vor ein paar Monaten berichteten. Besonders an dieser Erweiterung ist die Tatsache, dass die Pokémon-Karten nur aus Besitzer-Pokémon von Team Aqua beziehungsweise Team Magma bestehen. Ein Icon des jeweiligen Team-Rüpel ist rechts neben dem Pokédex-Eintrag abgebildet.

Übrigens kann man eine von zwei Promokarten erhalten, wenn man in einem japanischen Pokémon Center mindestens fünf Boosterpacks dieser Mini-Erweiterung erwirbt. Die Promokarten wurden von GAME FREAK incorporated höchstpersönlich illustriert.

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The irregular at magic high school Game Collaborates With Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Agito

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:30
In-game costume is based on Final Fantasy games
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Melechesh are back, and they brought Max Cavalera with them

Metal Insider - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:15
If you’re a fan of black metal and middle eastern music, then you’re probably already down with Melechesh. They’re about to release their sixth full length, and first in five years, with Enki, which will be out in March in North American and February 27th in Europe. And this time, they’ve brought along guests. Max Cavalera […]
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Worth Reading: Dragon Age Heartbreak, The Death Of Madden, And More

Kotaku - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:00

 Dragon Age Heartbreak, The Death Of Madden, And More

The Super Bowl is almost here, which means it's time to pretend you care about football! Being a Bears fan, I'm all about whatever makes people the unhappiest, since my team isn't playing for. Do I actually have to root for the Patriots? I might be sick. I need something else to keep my mind off the thought of cheering for Tom Brady. Fortunately, I've got plenty for the both of us.


Bloodborne PS4 Bundle Announced For Europe

Just Push Start - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 18:34

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If you’re looking to board the Bloodborne hype train but don’t quite have a system picked out yet, Sony has you covered.

Launching the same day as the game release of Bloodborne, Sony’s new Playstation 4 bundle will come with a disc-based version of Bloodborne (awaiting confirmation), black 500gb Playstation 4 console, and black Dualshock 4 controller. Pricing has not been announced by Sony yet, althrough retailers in Europe are already taking pre-orders. Sadly, these aren’t quite as special as the black and white consoles that Japan is getting, but it’s good to see Sony putting so much faith behind one of their console exclusive titles for this year.

Bloodborne will launch in Europe on March 25th with a North American launch on March 24th.

Sword Art Online Lost Song's Gameplay Video, PS4 Prospects Unveiled

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 18:30
Game will feature 20-30 hours of gameplay; character-specific episodes
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Soilwork set to release first live DVD

Metal Insider - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 18:26
After 20 years of being a band, Soilwork are releasing their first ever live DVD this year. Entitled “Live In The Heart Of Helsinki,” the footage was recorded at a sold out Circus Club in Finland, and features appearances by Floor Jansen of Nightwish and Nathan J. Biggs of Sonic Syndicate. Vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid said this about […]
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20 Weird, Insane And Extremely Disturbing Barbie Dolls

Kotaku - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 18:00

20 Weird, Insane And Extremely Disturbing Barbie Dolls

There are plenty of lists about the "weirdest" Barbie dolls on the internet, but they only scratch the surface of the insane, sometimes terrifying world of the best-selling doll. Here are 20 totally real, official Barbies that prove she hasn't just conquered girls toys, she may have literally conquered the universe.


Law and Order: SVU is doing another ripped-from-the-headlines episode that touches on video games, t

Kotaku - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 18:00

Law and Order: SVU is doing another ripped-from-the-headlines episode that touches on video games, this one focused on a female game developer determined to release her creation amidst a storm of online harassment.


2014's Best Games On Sale, Faster Xbox Load Times, and More Deals

Kotaku - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:45

2014's Best Games On Sale, Faster Xbox Load Times, and More Deals

C atch up on some of the big games you missed last year with Greenman Gaming's 2014 Revisited sale. Note that the promo code takes an extra 20% off the advertised deal prices.


Wii U 2014 Sales Overview - 3.54M Units Sold, 23.02M Games Sold

gamrFeed - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:37

Welcome to the ‘2014 Sales Overview’ series of articles. Over the next several weeks we will be taking a look at the sales of each console and handheld in 2014: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, 3DS, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii.

In this third ‘2014 Sales Overview’ we will be taking a look at the sales of the Wii U in 2014.

Let’s take a look at the hardware sales of the Wii U. Nintendo’s 8th generation home consoles sold 3.54 million units worldwide in 2014 to bring its lifetime sales up to 8.84 million units. Hardware sales in 2014 were up 13.8 percent year-over-year.

The Wii U sold 1.69 million units during the final two months of the year. That accounts for 47.7 percent of the total sales for the entire year. December was the biggest month for the console where it sold 1.18 million units, followed by November where it sold 511,989 units.

Hardware sales saw a boost in sales in May and June due to the release of Mario Kart 8. Despite only being out for just the final week of May, the game helped increase Wii U sales 101,822 units in May. Sales were up another 136,062 unit s in June.


Taking a look at the software sales for the Wii U in 2014 there were 23.02 million games sold worldwide. That is a 52.4 percent increase year-over-year. There have been a total of 42.61 million games sold for the Wii U. The attach ratio is 4.8:1.

The entire top 10 bestselling Wii U games in 2014 were published by Nintendo. Nintendo also accounted for 16.49 million games sold for the console during the year. That is 71.6 percent of the total games sold for the Wii U.

The top selling game for the Wii U in 2014 was Mario Kart 8 with sales of 4.03 million units. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U was the 2nd bestselling game with sales of 2.74 million units. Super Mario 3D World was at number three with sales of 1.29 million units.

New Super Mario Bros. U was the fourth bestselling game with sales of 1.10 million units, while Nintendo Land sold one million units. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze sold 959,158 units. New Super Luigi U sold 823,821 units.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Dissident Aggression: Taake – Stridens Hus

Metal Insider - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:37
In the early 1990’s, when the great second wave of black metal was reaching the first of many creative peaks, Norway seemed to spawn corpse paint clad outfits like rabbits giving birth.  While many of those acts faded away as quickly as they came, and others would reach their own personal zeniths before fading into […]
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Lupin the Third, A Visual Comparison

Kotaku - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:30

Lupin the Third, A Visual Comparison

Over the forty years since the Lupin The Third's debut, the characters have evolved. They're different! And that's expected.


Free! Eternal Summer Gets 8 Dumpling-Shaped Face Cushions

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:30
Big cushions with adorable faces to retail for 4,000 yen a piece
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We've updated our post about Nintendo's new YouTube plan: Pewdiepie has weighed in on the issue, and

Kotaku - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:14

We've updated our post about Nintendo's new YouTube plan: Pewdiepie has weighed in on the issue, and he does not sound happy about it. Read what he has to say here.


Dave Mustaine not making radio songs, says other members weren’t what fans want

Metal Insider - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:03
Megadeth master-mind Dave Mustaine gave some details to Full Metal Jackie about the recording process for a new album, and it sounds like good news for die-hard ‘Deth fans. Said Mustaine: “I’m going in the studio March 2 no matter what. And the songs that we have right now, we talked to the label, and I said, […]
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