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Otoko-Zaka Manga by Saint Seiya's Kurumada to Resume in December

Anime News Network - 7 hours 26 min ago
Manga's 4th volume — the 1st in 3 decades — to ship on Friday
Categories: General Anime

Setona Mizushiro's Nōnai Poison Berry Manga to End With 5th Volume

Anime News Network - 8 hours 26 min ago
Series about a woman's personified inner thoughts is getting a live-action film
Categories: General Anime

Voice Actor Magazine Seiyū Junon Launches on October 28

Anime News Network - 9 hours 26 min ago
Death Note's Mamoru Miyano featured on magazine's 1st cover
Categories: General Anime

Kamen Rider Kuuga Manga to Launch in Monthly Hero's Magazine

Anime News Network - 10 hours 26 min ago
Show writer Toshiki Inoue writes scripts for manga premiering on November 1
Categories: General Anime

This Place Doesn't Exactly Scream "Summer Vacation"

Kotaku - 12 hours 26 min ago

This Place Doesn't Exactly Scream "Summer Vacation"

Dennis Chan is an artist who has worked on games like Doom 4, Ryse, Crysis 3 and Star Citizen.

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Persona Q Game's English Trailers Profile Zen, Junpei

Anime News Network - 12 hours 26 min ago
Persona 3 story trailer also streamed
Categories: General Anime

Watch Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno Designer Model on Wacom's Live Sculpting

Anime News Network - 13 hours 41 min ago
Wacom, a company that makes digital drawing tablets, typically posts a lot of cool live-drawing videos, showcasing a variety of illustrators and manga...
Categories: General Anime

Don't Kill Orcs, Brew Beer For Them

Kotaku - 13 hours 49 min ago

Don't Kill Orcs, Brew Beer For Them

We've been slaying lots of orcs lately around the Kotaku office/converted anti-orc nemesis death fortress lately—lots and lots, all thanks to Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor . But not all orcs want to kill or even fight. Some just want to drink. Orcish Inn's Animal Crossing-esque antics are for them.

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A strange, beautiful sci-fi game about creating your own story.

Kotaku - 14 hours 26 min ago

A strange, beautiful sci-fi game about creating your own story. You might remember Elegy for a Dead World, which Evan took a look at not too long ago . It's got a sort of alien beauty about it, and its goal is to let anybody feel like they can dream up cool stories—about dead worlds, no less. It's now on Kickstarter.

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Dad Bowser Is The Father Figure The Mushroom Kingdom Needs

Kotaku - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:30

Dad Bowser Is The Father Figure The Mushroom Kingdom Needs

Have you seen the latest 3DS commercial, which is chock full cuteness ? More importantly, it features Bowser Dad. If you haven't, you should. Not only is it good, it is also inspiring awesome fan-art—like the picture above, which was drawn by Rico.

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Crunchyroll Adds Gugure! Kokkuri-san Anime to Streaming Line-Up

Anime News Network - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:05
1st episode premieres on Sunday
Categories: General Anime

Fairy Fencer F (PS3) - Review

gamrFeed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:02

Like the PS1 and PS2 before it, the PS3 has become both a safe haven and dumping ground for the recent surge of JRPGs, and with the PS3 now in its twilight years, more and more are coming out of the woodwork. Developer Compile Heart is one of the biggest contributors, popping out yearly RPGs like Record of Agarest War, multiple entries in the Hyper Dementia Neptunia series, and now Fairy Fencer F, which already has a sequel for the PS4 in the works. If the first iteration is any indication, then Fairy Fencer F will be another solid series of JRPGs for Sony platforms.

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While Fairy Fencer F is ultimately highly enjoyable, it doesn’t exactly begin that way. The game’s story starts off as a giant mess of JRPGs cliches, complete with the overly reluctant hero, the voluptuous, scantily clad, and socially oblivious academic, the seemingly good-hearted and pure damsel with a dark secret, the evil corporation thwarting our group's at every turn, and protagonists finding hidden powers just as defeat is imminent. Oh, and it’s fueled by an eternal battle between good and evil - the Goddess and the Vile God. Fairies, known as Furies and taking the form of weapons, have taken it upon themselves to seal away the powers of the Goddess and Vile God. Fang, our reluctant hero, comes upon one such Fairy named Eryn, who has lost her memories and also holds a strong connection with the Goddess herself. Fang, Eryn and the rest of the stereotypical anime team set out to unseal the Goddess’ powers, as well as to restore Eryn’s memories by collecting the remaining Furies. 

After wading through the sea of cliches, the story opens up with originality; characters develop deeper personalities and the game holds some welcomed and unexpected twists. However, the method of storytelling is a poor choice. Instead of actual cutscenes, Fairy Fencer F simply utilizes a visual novel technique, where characters stand next to each other as they speak, with very little movement besides a slight hand gesture (and, of course, heaving breasts). When one of the extremely rare “cinematics” does appear, it’s clear why Compile Heart chose the minimalist approach, as they are poorly animated and generally uninteresting. The game definitely oozes JRPG with every turn, which fans of the genre will love, yet it makes it difficult to bridge the gap to those who only dabble in the genre, especially given the poor visual novel storytelling. 

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Fairy Fencer F (PS3) - Review

​What Are You Playing This Month?

Kotaku - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00

​What Are You Playing This Month?

It's October! A time of turning leaves and too much candy, when the crisp fall air makes it easier to stay in and play video games, and the flood of new games means there's always something to play.

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Pokemon Celebrates Halloween With Free Super-Size Pumpkaboo

Anime News Network - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:39
In celebration of Halloween, Pokemon is giving every Pokemon X&Y player a special Super-Size Pumpkaboo, which comes with Halloween-appropriate moves like...
Categories: General Anime

People Are Claiming To Be Popular YouTubers To Get Free Games

Kotaku - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:30

People Are Claiming To Be Popular YouTubers To Get Free Games

When Wastelands Interactive head Leszek Lisowski found a Steam key he thought he'd given to a successful YouTuber on a resale site, he knew something was wrong.

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Japan's Video Game Rankings, September 22-28

Anime News Network - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:20
Legend of Heroes, Danganronpa AE, Haikyu!!, Dungeon Travelers, Kin-iro no Corda, Unmei Kakumei no Cross Thesis, Bakamatsu Rock games debut
Categories: General Anime

The Uphill Battle Of Making Sims Fans Happy

Kotaku - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:00

The Uphill Battle Of Making Sims Fans Happy

Every sequel faces a challenge of living up to whatever came before it. The Sims 4 struggles with this more than most video games because the series has such a distinctive and successful history.

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Halloween-Event: Unheimliches Irrbis ab jetzt verfügbar

Filb.de (German Pokemon Fan-site) - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 21:44

Ab Mitte Oktober wird bekanntlich ein Schillerndes Gengar im teilnehmenden Handel per Seriencode-Verteilung erhältlich sein (wir berichteten). Heute wurde überraschend eine weitere Verteilungs-Aktion rund um die Halloween-Zeit angekündigt.

Ein besonderes Irrbis ist ab heute und bis zum 31. Oktober per Internet-Verteilung erhältlich.

Dieses Irrbis beherrscht die Attacken Halloween, Erstauner, Grimasse sowie Schattenstoß. Es trägt außerdem das Item Beulenhelm und das Veranstaltungsband. Bekanntlich existiert Irrbis in vier verschiedenen Größen. Verteilt wird es in der XL-Größe.

Weitere Informationen gibt es auf der offiziellen Website, in der unten zitierten Pressemitteilung und natürlich wie gewohnt bei uns im PokéWiki auf der Seite Event-Pokémon/Deutschland.

Süßes oder Saures mit Pokémon – so heißt es diesen Oktober mit einem Irrbis in Größe XL für Pokémon X und Pokémon Y

London, 01. Oktober 2014: The Pokémon Company International stellt diesen Oktober über das Nintendo Network ein besonderes Irrbis in Größe XL für alle Spieler in Europa bereit.

Diese Verteilung ermöglicht es Spielern, sich ganz leicht für das Online-Turnier „Trick-or-Treat-Freundschaftskampf“ zu qualifizieren. Für das Turnier muss jeder Teilnehmer ein Pumpdjinn der Größe XL in seiner Kampfbox haben. Am leichtesten geht das, indem man sich ein Irrbis der Größe XL für Pokémon X und Pokémon Y holt und es dann tauscht, damit es sich zu einem kampfbereiten Pumpdjinn entwickelt.

Aber auch Spieler, die nicht am Turnier teilnehmen, können sich mit einem Irrbis in Größe XL in Halloween-Stimmung bringen. Es beherrscht die Attacken Halloween sowie Grimasse und trägt einen Beulenhelm, der einem Angreifer Schaden zufügen kann.

Irrbis, die der Kategorie Kürbis angehören, kommen in vier Größen mit jeweils unterschiedlichen Statuswerten vor, die Spieler zu ihrem Vorteil nutzen können. Irrbis der Größe XL verfügen normalerweise über einen höheren KP-Wert als kleinere Exemplare, was sie in Pokémon-Kämpfen sehr ausdauernd macht. Irrbis und Pumpdjinn sind außerdem die einzigen bekannten Pokémon, welche die Attacke Halloween erlernen können. Diese Attacke verleiht einem Kampf eine gruselige Note, indem sie dem Gegner zusätzlich zu seinem eigentlichen Typ den Typ Geist verpasst.

Spieler können diesen Oktober auf Pokemon.de/tcg herausfinden, wie sie das Irrbis der Größe XL für ihre Ausgabe von Pokémon X oder Pokémon Y bekommen können.

Besuche Pokemon.de, folge @PokemonDEU auf Twitter und drücke auf der offiziellen Facebook-Seite von Pokémon unter Facebook.com/Pokemon auf „Gefällt mir“, um immer auf dem neuesten Stand zu bleiben.

Categories: Pokemon News

The SteelSeries Siberia Headset Line Is All-New, Relatively Different

Kotaku - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 21:30

The SteelSeries Siberia Headset Line Is All-New, Relatively Different

SteelSeries launched its Siberia v2 gaming headset back in 2009, and for five years I've not been able to attend a gaming function without seeing them everywhere. Now the peripheral maker has announced a four model family of next-gen Siberias, ready to proliferate supernaturally this holiday season.

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