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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna Pachislot Game's Promo Streamed

Anime News Network - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 17:45
Game based on Ryūkishi07, 07th Expansion horror franchise launches on February 28
Categories: General Anime

Final My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! BD/DVD Delayed in Japan by 3 Months

Anime News Network - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 16:45
The official website for the My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! television anime announced on Friday that the seventh and final Blu-ray/DVD volume has...
Categories: General Anime

Saturday's Best Deals: PS4 Fighting Controller, MicroSD Cards, Desk Lamp, and More

Kotaku - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 16:04

A specialized PS4 controller, a popular kitchen thermometer, and ultra-cheap microSD cards highlight today’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more.

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Love Live! App's KLab, UtaPri's Broccoli Enter Business Partnership

Anime News Network - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 15:45
School idol festival developer, games/goods maker co-develop new game app
Categories: General Anime

This Week In The Business: Shinra Falls Again

Kotaku - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 15:00

QUOTE | “[Shinra Technologies] has found no prospective investors at this point, and therefore has to discontinue its business.” - Square Enix, explaining why it shuttered the cloud-gaming subsidiary founded by former Square Enix president Yoichi Wada.

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Break-out Sales Surprise of 2015

gamrFeed - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 14:53

Every year in gaming is filled with surprises from both a quality and performance standpoint. Typically these go together, and 2015 was filled with games that proved better than expected in both areas. Rocket League went from being a sequel to a niche downloadable title to an absolute phenomenon, Splatoon ended up being the hit that the Wii U needed, Until Dawn was shockingly good and sold well beyond expectations, and Cities: Skylines came out of nowhere to suddenly dominate a genre.

 

The Nominees:

 

Splatoon

 


Cities: Skylines

 


Until Dawn

 


Rocket League

  

 

 




 

And the Winner is...

 


Rocket League

Community's Choice - Splatoon (53% of the votes)

Nobody could have expected Rocket League to become such a massive hit. A sequel to the much less well-known Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, an average PlayStation 3 downloadable title that didn't have a lasting impact, there was little indication that Psyonix would improve the sequel tenfold and that the sales would increase correspondingly.

While it obviously helps that Rocket League was a free title for PlayStation Plus subscribers, Rocket League was also massive success on the PC (well over 2.3 million sales on Steam, according to Steam Spy estimates) - the arguably less receptive platform for a game of this nature - and that speaks volumes for how well the game would have performed on PlayStation 4 even if it hadn't been part of the PlayStation Plus free games promotion. With an Xbox One release around the corner we expect this incredible sales performance to continue well into 2016.

Although all of the nominees listed above sold beyond expectations we feel it was Rocket League, above all of the others, that surprised the most and that is why it's our Break-out Sales Surprise of 2015.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/262732/break-out-sales-surprise-of-2015/

Chinese Company Dalian Wanda Group Acquires Majority Stake in Godzilla's Legendary Entertainment

Anime News Network - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 14:45
Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Monday that Chinese company Dalian Wanda Group has purchased a majority stake in Legendary Entertainment....
Categories: General Anime

Odin Sphere: Leiftharsir demo now available for download in Japan

Just Push Start - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 13:24
Just a week before the release of the much awaited Odin Sphere: Leiftharsir, Atlus has released the demo version of the game for PS4, PS3, and PS Vita in Japan. The PS4 demo weighs in at 442MB, the PS3 version at 423MB, and the PS Vita version at 250MB. In the demo, players will be able to play all five characters through an action stage selected and configured in the demo. Players will also battle the boss named “Belial”. Unfortunately, there will be no story spoilers in the game and data on this demo won’t be used when the game comes out on January 14. Odin Sphere: Leiftharsir will be available on January 14 for PS4, PS3, and PS Vita in Japan. As for North America, it will be released on Spring 2016.

Project ARMS Writer, Phantom Master Artist's Area D Manga Ends

Anime News Network - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 12:45
"Prison survival action" story launched in 2012
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Most Disappointing Game of 2015

gamrFeed - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 12:23

2015, like any year, didn't pass without 'boasting' a number of high profile, often controversial disappointments. There were many more than four, but the four below are the ones we felt disappointed the most. It's important to note that we don't feel they're necessarily the worst games of the year - rather they're the titles that most failed to deliver on series expectations, oftentimes due to lack of technical polish, QA testing, or simply a lack of respect for customers.

 

The Nominees:

 

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS3 & 360 Versions)

 

 

Batman: Arkham Knight (PC Version)

 

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

 

 

Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival

 

 

 


And the 'Winner' is...



Batman: Arkham Knight (PC Version)

 

Community's Choice - Star Wars Battlefront (23% of the votes)

Expectations - that's the key for this award. We didn't really expect Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 or Amiibo Festival to be great games, and we certainly didn't expect Activision to pay much attention to the legacy versions of Call of Duty, even if it is the publisher's premiere series, although cutting the campaign out entirely certainly made it a strong contender this year.

But Batman: Arkham Knight really hit it out of the park. The Batman: Arkham series is a cherished IP that garners critical acclaim and fan reverence across all platforms, but the PC version of this particular title was an absolute mess of glitches, bugs, and missing features that it has done serious reputational damage to the brand. The port was so unexpectedly bad that the game had to be pulled from sale and that alone speaks volumes.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/262659/most-disappointing-game-of-2015/

Neverwinter Expansion Underdark Comes to Xbox One in February

gamrFeed - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 12:11

The eighth expansion for popular MMO Neverwinter will come to the Xbox One in February.

Called Underdark, the expansion will allow players to fight demons along the Sword Coast starting on February 9th. The main questline will let Neverwinter players battle with Dungeons & Dragons character Drizzt Do’Urden in a 10-player encounter against Demogorgon.

Neverwinter is free-to-play on Xbox One and PC.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/262746/neverwinter-expansion-underdark-comes-to-xbox-one-in-february/

New Unravel Trailer Shows Yarny's Inspiration

gamrFeed - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 12:03

Coldwood Interactive has released a new trailer for its upcoming indie puzzle platformer Unravel. The trailer sheds additional light on the game's protagonist, Yarny.

The Electronic Arts-published game releases February 9th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/262745/new-unravel-trailer-shows-yarnys-inspiration/

RIP SLYME Performs Chinyūki Live-Action Film's Theme Songs

Anime News Network - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 11:45
5-member hip-hop group creates 2 songs for film opening on February 27
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Mayan Death Robots Adds 11 New Super Weapons

gamrFeed - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 11:31

Sileni Studios has released the first content patch for its artillery game, Mayan Death Robots

The biggest feature found in Patch 1.0.5 is the addition of 11 different special weapons. New weapons include the Clone Gun, which launches an army of clones at your opponent, and the Time Bomb, a bomb that doesn't detonate until a minute has passed, but doles out massive damage.

Another update that fans will notice is that the loading screens now show tips for players. 

Mayan Death Robots released in November 2015 on Steam and is coming to consoles in 2016.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/262744/mayan-death-robots-adds-11-new-super-weapons/

Yakuza Kiwami's Web Commercial Features Game Creator Toshihiro Nagoshi

Anime News Network - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 10:45
PS3/PS4 game ships in Japan with Yakuza 6 demo on January 21
Categories: General Anime

Garakowa -Restore the World- Film's 8-Minute Video Streamed

Anime News Network - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 09:45
Crunchyroll to stream film outside of Asia starting on January 16
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Reikenzan Anime's 1st Promo Video Previews Characters

Anime News Network - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 08:30
Series based on popular Chinese online fantasy novel premiered on Saturday
Categories: General Anime