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If You Like Mario Cuteness and 3D Puzzles, Play Captain Toad

Kotaku - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:00

If You Like Mario Cuteness and 3D Puzzles, Play Captain Toad

There’s a new treasure hunter in town and his name is Captain Toad.

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The Testament of Sister New Devil Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Cast

Anime News Network - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:49
Yuichi Nakamura, Ayaka Asai star in "ecstasy battle action" anime in January
Categories: General Anime

i☆Ris Idols Sing PriPara Anime's 3rd Opening Theme

Anime News Network - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:45
Anime song unit also sang PriPara's 1st opening & voice-act in the anime
Categories: General Anime

Report: Square Enix Is Making a New, Unannounced RPG for Consoles

Kotaku - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:30

 Square Enix Is Making a New, Unannounced RPG for Consoles

The game's not a remake, it seems. And since Final Fantasy XV has already been announced, it's not that. So what could it be? If this Japanese game magazine leak is true, we'll know soon enough.

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This Fighting Game Has a Modern Anime Fan’s Dream Cast

Kotaku - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:00

What do the characters of Sword Art Online, Black Bullet, The Devil Is a Part-Timer!, The Irregular at Magic High School, and Valkyria Chronicles all have in common? They’re all ready to beat the living hell out of each other in Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax.

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Viz Adds Twin Star Exorcists Manga by Good Luck Girl/Binbō-gami ga's Sukeno

Anime News Network - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:00
Yoshiaki Sukeno's supernatural action manga to debut next summer
Categories: General Anime

How Manga Characters Change and Evolve

Kotaku - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:30

How Manga Characters Change and Evolve

Earlier this month, Kotaku published an explainer on how anime art has changed in Japan over the decades. Now, let's have a look at how some manga characters have evolved.

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Cheeky and Somewhat NSFW Projection Mapping

Kotaku - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:00

Cheeky and Somewhat NSFW Projection Mapping

We've seen an array of projection mapping. There's been Gundam projection mapping, Attack on Titan projection mapping, Sega sand projection mapping and Osaka Castle projection mapping. But now, this man's projection is something to really get behind.

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Hidamari Sketch Theme Song Performers marble to Go on Hiatus

Anime News Network - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:00
Duo behind songs in Tamayura, Squid Girl, Mitsudomoe to pursue separate careers
Categories: General Anime

Music gamer wedding cakes sure are romantic.

Kotaku - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:30

Music gamer wedding cakes sure are romantic. This photo comes via Twitter user HicShe.

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Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, November 17-23

Anime News Network - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:20
Free! ES sells 8,673, followed by Haikyu!!, Yowapeda, Yamato 2199, Insufficient Direction
Categories: General Anime

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Review

Just Push Start - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:50

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Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire are my two favorite Pokemon games of all-time. Knowing that the two games have been remade for the 3DS made me jump for joy. Now that the game has finally released worldwide, I must say that revisiting the Hoenn region again has never been so fun as it’s gives nostalgia to veteran Pokemon players. The game also adds more content to play as it’s packed with extra stuff to do right after beating the Elite Four.

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire offers the same core content of the original games back in 2002. You will go on a journey in the Hoenn region where your task is to become the Pokemon Master by defeating eight gym leaders and the Elite Four. After you’ve done all tha and you become the Pokemon Master, the new stuff in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire opens up like the Delta episode, a chance to capture tons of Legendary Pokemon, and many more.

The big change in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are the visuals. Inspired by the engine used in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, the ones that you will see in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire will be similar. Bustling cities like Rustboro, Mauville, and Sootopolis have been recreated, making it more lively and colorful to look at. For someone who has played Ruby and Sapphire before, seeing the many cities remade in X and Y engine puts a smile in my face as it looks fantastic on the Nintendo 3DS. Those who noticed that the towns in the original games look small, they have been made bigger in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

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In addition to towns being remade, character models are also remodeled. Characters like Professor Birch, May, the gym leaders, and Wally look fantastic in this remake. They all pop out very well on the Nintendo 3DS and seeing them remade with a much precise look is awesome. As for the effects in battle, they all have been adopted from Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, which is not bad as those look awesome.

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire gets a lot of inspiration from X and Y, as both games have adopted several new features to make both games somewhat modern. Features like the Player Search System, Pokemon Amie, and Super Training have all been integrated in the newly updated PokeNav Plus. The bottom screen may be overcrowded but all of the new features that are integrated in this game are really useful, especially the newly added DexNav where it alerts you of a Pokemon that you can sneak behind and fight. When players spot a Pokemon in the grass, they can sneak behind, fight, and catch them if they wish. The Pokemon that you encounter in the field may hold special abilities or item. It’s really important to make use of the DexNav if you wish to catch a “good breed”.

Aside from the upgraded PokeNav, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire also improved the Berry Map. Since Berries are essential to create a PokeBlock for Pokemon to use in contests, being able to see what part of Hoenn have the berries are very helpful. Since Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have contests, players will be making use of the updated Berry Map to create a “useful” and “healthy” PokeBlocks that your Pokemon can use. With the PokeBlocks, you can increase your Pokemon’s beauty and other stats that will make them more competitive when you use them in contests.

Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, November 17-23

Anime News Network - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:45
Love Live! sells 30,960, followed by Free! ES, Haikyu!!, K-ON! box, Yamato 2199
Categories: General Anime

Tales From The Borderlands Could've Been Awful, But It's Great

Kotaku - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:35

Tales From The Borderlands Could've Been Awful, But It's Great

I'll admit, I went into Tales from the Borderlands with pretty low expectations. Don't get me wrong: I like a lot of things about the zany world in which Gearbox's Borderlands shooter series takes place, but it's good for... shooting. Tales is an all-story adventure game. Yikes, right?

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Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire – Catching Kyurem

Just Push Start - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:30

Pokemon Omega Ruby Kyurem

For gamers who have played Pokemon Black 2 or Pokemon White 2, you might remember Kyurem, one of the legendary Pokemon that is attainable in the game. Well, if you are getting Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire, you will be pleased to hear that Kyurem is obtainable in the game.

Just like in any other Pokemon games, catching a Legendary Pokemon will be tough and most probably will take time. If you, however, have a Master Ball still, you can catch Kyurem very easily!

Catching Kyurem

If you have both Reshiram and Zekrom in your team, a new area near Fallarbor Town will open up, giving you an opportunity to catch Kyurem. Once you have both Legendary Pokemon in your party, find the new area called Gnarled Den- it’s located behind Mt. Chimney.

Once you are inside the Den, you will find a portal. Approach it and you will fight Kyurem.

Sony Increases PlayStation Sales Forecast

gamrFeed - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:15

Sony Computer Entertainment President and CEO Andrew House presented a slideshow about the PlayStation division and its future, according to a report by DualShockers.

Sony has increased its sales forecast for the Game & Network Services Segment to between 1.4 trillion yen and 1.6 trillion yen ($11.8 billion and $13.5 billion). This is a huge increase of 1.29 trillion yen in revenue for the current fiscal year.

Sony also broke the sales down by region in the fiscal year 2013. Americas sales accounted for 42 percent of the sales and Europe, Middle East and Others also accounted for 42 percent of sales. Japan and Asia accounted for 16 percent of the sales.

Hardware sales for the fiscal year 2013 accounted for 56 percent of the revenue. Software and services accounted for 44 percent of the sales.

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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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/252253/sony-increases-playstation-sales-forecast/

Watch Dogs Wii U Dead on Arrival

gamrFeed - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:25

Mature games by Ubisoft have struggled on the Wii U and the publisher announced earlier this year that Watch Dogs for the Wii U will be the last mature title they release on the console.

GFK Chart-Track has released its top selling Wii U games in the UK for the week ending November 22, 2014. Unsurprisingly, Mario Kart 8 and New Super Mario Bros. U are the top two games for the console. However, Watch Dogs U didn't even crack the top 10, as it debuted at number 14.

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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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/252252/watch-dogs-wii-u-dead-on-arrival/

Dark Souls II: Scholar Of The First Sin Trailer Released

Just Push Start - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:24

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By now, you’ve already heard that Dark Souls II will be arriving on current-gen consoles and DX11-supported PC’s in April 2015. Now, Bandai Namco has provided us with more than just a textual tease and given up some eye candy to build up hype.

Xbox One owners won’t have to be sad any longer about the lack of a proper Souls release, with Sony holding the exclusive publishing rights for Bloodborne. Lords of the Fallen is a decent tide-over and worth playing if you want to try a different developer’s take on the pseudo-genre.

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge coming to European 3DS Virtual Console: To be released November 27

BulbaNews - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:11
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge will be released on the European Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console on Nov. 27, 2014.
Categories: Pokemon News

Junichi Masuda, Shigeru Ohmori Miis available at GAME in UK: Miis downloadable via Nintendo Zone

BulbaNews - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:11
Miis of Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori are available at GAME stores in the United Kingdom via Nintendo Zone starting today.
Categories: Pokemon News