#thebannersaga When I played the game last year, what hit me almost instantly about The Banner Saga was the fact that, aside from being a smart turn-based strategy game, it was also one of the most beautiful video games I'd ever seen. More »
Tomoaki Maeno stars in Anime Mirai short about 2 men playing for their lives in billiards
#mybodyisready It's one of the strangest things I've ever seen in this job, especially when you consider so many gamers spend so much of their time loathing the companies they represent. But when it comes to the actual men and women running giant video game publishers, there's a lot of love in the house. More »
#thewarz Let's be kind and say The WarZ had a rough launch. A very rough launch. And that's being very kind. More »
#the1990s Last week, we took a trip back to the 90s with three episodes of the 1996 version of GamePro TV. The videos, as uploaded by Oakland's Museum of Art & Digital Entertainment, are a welcome return to a simpler age. Now, they've uploaded three more. More »
Madoka Magica/Bakemonogatari's studio animates designs by Hentai Prince & the Stony Cat's Kantoku
#soundtrack In place of the Off Topic post tonight, I thought I'd post this music. I was reminded of this excellent theme when watching those GamePro TV episodes from earlier. Man, I loved the theme to the first Tomb Raider. Listening to this was an extreme nostalgia trip. More »
Off with the armours: 10th Anniversary Saber, Racing Miku 2012, Figma Hunter x Hunter Killua, Revoltech Solid Snake, Shining Blade Misty, Cu-poche Yu-Gi-Oh! Black Magician Girl & more! - in Weekly Toys Update!
Welcome to this week's toys update. Look out for the wonderful collectibles we just got in stock and all the new products made available for pre-order.
Saber has had many dresses in the past, but none as pretty as her Type Moon 10th anniversary party dress. Her sculptor shows off his model during the Type Moon event, and it drew crowds to the display. After refining the work and re-painting the figure, he presents it to the world so everyone can have her in their display shelves.
The party dress brings one a side of Saber that she usually hides under her armoured dress. Arturia Pendragon is a young girl destined to lead armies. In the main arc, she didn't have too much time being a girlish, so in the 10th anniversary party, she plays up her prettiness to everyone's heart's content.
The painter layers varnish over her dress so that the white over-dress looks silken smooth while the blue ribbons is of an oceanic tone deep enough to drown.
Saber is coming in July:
Fate/stay night 1/7 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Saber ...[more]
#assassinscreed A poster that's turned up online today, seemingly showing the title and main character of the next Assassin's Creed game, appears to have two sides. More »
Looking for more Skyrim adventure this week? If so, the last of the three DLC packs for Skyrim is now available on the PS3 for purchase. For a very limited time, you can snag the Skyrim DLC for half the price, which is only $9.99. With Dawnguard, you have an option to turn into a vampire or become a Dawnguard and get rid of Vampires in the new area that you will get into. For more information on Dawnguard, check out our review of the Xbox version.
#supersmashbros Here's ReallyFreakinClever with an earnest video about the merits of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. You may not agree with all of it; I didn't. But I think he's on-point when he lauds the accessibility of the franchise, particularly when compared to the fighting game genre as a whole (though that's improving nowadays). More »
#harrypotter Last year, Alice Finch won "best in show" at BrickCon for her enormous recreation of Harry Potter's Hogwarts. As she should have. Because it might be the most impressive LEGO construction ever made by a single person. More »
Newspaper: Daisuki site to launch in April, aims to host 500+ titles with subtitles
#gifs The constant progression of annual sport titles has another advantage besides the games getting more and more realistic every year. It creates moments where the players go nuts—suddenly, our ordinary game turns itself into Dragon Ball Z or Super Smash TV. We selected below a few of these from the last few years' FIFA, NHL and NBA titles. More »
We may have gotten advance notice on what to expect from the next Assassin's Creed title. An anonymous tipster has sent a picture to Kotaku of what appears to be an Assassin's Creed IV poster. Dubbed Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, the poster shows a swashbuckling, hooded assassin in pirate garb, surrounded by several other pirates aboard a pirate ship.
The background of this picture suggests that it was taken in the back room of a Gamestop. The tipster who took the picture also added a note that this poster will be on display at Gamestop March 4th.This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - RUMOR: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Poster Leaked, Has Pirates - News
#thq After the big auction for its top-shelf intellectual property and game studios last month, the bones of former publishing giant THQ have announced that the company's remaining franchises are now to be sold as part of a "court-approved sales process." More »
EA’s Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen stated during a recent EA investor call that game development costs are to increase during the next generation. He expects PS4 games will retail at $70. He said the $70 price tag will be there at the very beginning of the next generation console’s lifespan until they revert back to the standard $60 price later. He expects game development costs to increase by 5-10 percent. Before everyone gets angry, this contradicts what Sony said about the price of PS4 games. Last week, SCEA president and CEO Jack Tretton mentioned PS4 games will be priced between $0.99 and $60. In no way did he mention that games will be priced higher than $60. It’s possible some game publishers might ask a higher price for AAA games they release on the PS4. This might suggest that EA will price Battlefield 4 at $70 when it first launches on the PS4… Source: PS4 Nexus
Although Adele and Carly Rae Jepsen are a lot more responsible for it than metal was, global revenue from the sale of recorded music rose in 2012 for the first time since 1999. The findings, from a report by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, says that it was a modest 0.3% gain (to [...]