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Documentary About Disney's First Black Animator Reveals a Hidden, Turbulent History

Kotaku - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 19:00

He’s lent his talents to some of the most popular animation work of the last 60 years, ranging from Sleeping Beauty, Superfriends, The Smurfs, The Jungle Book, Mulan, Toy Story 2 to Robot Chicken and Jonny Quest. He helped make the iconic opening animation from Soul Train. Yet, Floyd Norman: An Animated Life shows…

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How To Use Pokémon Go’s Latest Tracker

Kotaku - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 19:00

After months of testing, Pokémon Go’s new tracker is finally available. And calling its reception “controversial” would be an understatement—but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t work!

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Best Music Videos of the Week Ending on 12/2

Metal Insider - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 18:59
  Now that the Metallica dust has settled (slightly) after the release of their tenth studio album Hardwired….To Self-Destruct, including a video for each track, it is time to reflect on this week’s music videos. There was quite a bit to catch up on, as narrowing it down to five was yet again, difficult. Here […]
Categories: Music

A Silent Voice Film Earns 2.2 Billion Yen, Sells 1.7 Million Tickets

Anime News Network - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 18:50
More Japanese theaters to begin screenings this month
Categories: General Anime

Here Are The World's Most Effective Charities

Kotaku - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 18:44

The holidays are here, which means it’s time for you to make your annual charitable donations in a desperate attempt to cleanse the stains your dark soul has accumulated this year. Below is a thoroughly vetted list of the most effective life-saving charities in the world.

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Why Some Video Games Are In Danger of Disappearing Forever

Kotaku - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 18:28

Years of neglect are eroding gaming history. Cartridges rot in garages, companies horde demos that they will never release, and obscure titles fade into the ether. Some games may even be lost forever.

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Funimation Reveals English Dub Cast for One Piece Film Gold

Anime News Network - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 18:00
Keith Silverstein plays Tesoro for film opening in U.S./Canadian theaters next month
Categories: General Anime

Skip Beat! Anime's Dub Teaser Previews English Opening Theme

Anime News Network - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 17:40
Kickstarter-funded English dub to have four dubbed songs
Categories: General Anime

The Remarkable Achievements Of A Game Called F.E.A.R.

Kotaku - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 17:30

Eleven years after its release, the first-person shooter F.E.A.R. still feels ahead of its time. It is one of the smartest shooters ever made, a game that won’t wow you with a screenshot but should impress you if you play it.

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Metallica’s “Spit Out The Lightning and Justice For All?”

Metal Insider - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 17:27
While Metallica’s tenth studio album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct has been out for exactly two weeks now and reached #1 on Global charts, GuitarRazze have spent a bit of time comparing a few of their new tunes with classic albums including Ride the Lighting and …And Justice For All. Fans and even Metallica haters have taken […]
Categories: Music

PS4 vs Wii ? VGChartz Gap Charts ? October 2016 Update

gamrFeed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 17:22

The VGChartz Gap charts are updated monthly and each article focuses on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

 

PlayStation 4 Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 395,055 – Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,734,614 - Wii

Total Lead: 8,676,401 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 45,789,855

Wii Total Sales: 54,466,256

October 2016 is the 36th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Wii when compared with the Wii’s 35th month on sale. The gap increased by 395,055 units in the last month. Over the last 12 months it has increased by 2.73 million units. In the first 36 months, the Wii currently leads by 8.68 million units.

Both consoles launched in November. The Wii launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 45.79 million units in its first 36 months, while the Wii sold 54.47 million units during the same timeframe.

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. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/266670/ps4-vs-wiivgchartz-gap-chartsoctober-2016-update/

PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 - Aligned Sales Comparison - October 2016 Update

gamrFeed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 17:12

This monthly series compares the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in October for the second straight month. The gap in the latest month shrunk by 136,199 units and has grown by 5.92 million units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lead by a combined 20.85 million units.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their first 36 months have sold a combined 48.76 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 69.61 million units.

The PlayStation 4 by itself had been keeping up with the combined sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, however, it has started falling behind. The PlayStation 4 is now behind by 2.98 million units.

Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 48,764,461

Total Combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales: 69,610,956

Total Lead: 20,846,495 – PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

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. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/266669/ps4-and-xbox-one-vs-ps3-and-xbox-360-aligned-sales-comparison-october-2016-update/

Steins;Gate 0 Review

Just Push Start - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 17:08
The original Steins;Gate was both a critical and commercial success, which lead to an anime, manga and more. Following in the footsteps of the original, Steins;Gate 0 hopes to capture the same magic found in the original. With its own story, new characters, improved mechanics and different take, is Steins;Gate 0 a must for fans or does it fall short of the original? Steins;Gate 0 takes place in an alternate timeline where Rintaro Okabe goes back in time, only to end up killing Kurisu Makise. Following this Okabe becomes distraught and accepts that it’s impossible to save Kurisu, ultimately resulting on him giving up on the time machine and preventing World War III. From there Steins;Gate 0 makes the wise move to tell a different story. Instead of time travel and achieving the right future, the story shows how Okabe deals with his depression and living in a world that doesn’t quite match his memories. It’s an interesting struggle and one that has no easy answers. This becomes even harder when the Amadeus AI system is introduced, which allows Okabe to interact with Kurisu once again. A prospect that fills him with joy, tension and questions. It’s a bittersweet story filled with philosophical questions and sad reminders. Thankfully most of these pay off, with the journey showing an honest struggle. While the story has a darker tone than the original, Steins;Gate 0 does a good job of jumping between heavy and light moments. Sure some of the parts can be boring, though it makes for a better story than one long and depressing ride. In addition to that, the story also follows different characters and offers other perspectives. These give you additional insight into character motivations, thought processes and so forth in an enjoyable way. They also fill in the blanks in a more natural way, making for a more enjoyable experience. Like one flashback gives you some insight into how a specific character feels, how they’re reacting to the current situation and foreshadows future events.

Meet The Anime Geeks Who Got Ripped Because Of Dragon Ball

Kotaku - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 17:00

“Anime was a mistake” is a meme for a reason. But for some Dragon Ball fans, anime was the best thing that ever happened to them, and to their health.

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Sony: 'Pre-orders for The Last Guardian are Exceeding Expectations'

gamrFeed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 16:58

The Last Guardian is exceeding pre-order expectations, according to Sony’s product manager Joe Palmer speaking with MCVUK.

 "I can’t comment with specific details, but I can say that pre-orders for The Last Guardian are exceeding expectations," said Palmer. "We’ve seen a really positive response to the Collector’s Edition in particular, which despite its higher price point proves there’s a huge appetite for the game."


"When you’re working on a game that has such incredibly high levels of expectation, it’s impossible not to consider the pressure of meeting player expectations," Palmer added. "We’ve tried to avoid fuelling the hype by playing on the fact that people have been waiting a long time for this. We want people to be excited because the game looks incredible, not because of its complicated development story."

The Last Guardian launches for the PlayStation 4 in North America, Europe and Japan on December 6 and in the UK on December 9.

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. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/266668/sony-pre-orders-for-the-last-guardian-are-exceeding-expectations/

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Tops November UK Charts

gamrFeed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 16:53

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was the best-selling game in the UK in November, according to Chart-Track. However, sales for the game were down 26 percent when compared to 2015's Black Ops III.

Infinite Warfare wasn't the only game to see a decline in sales year-over-year. The total number of games sold dropped 6.3 percent. 3.9 million games were sold in November 2016, compared to 4.1 million in November 2015. Revenue decreased 14.4 percent from £163 million to £140 million.

 

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles (combined sales) for the week:

  1. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare 
  2. FIFA 17 
  3. Battlefield 1 
  4. Watch Dogs 2 
  5. Pokémon Sun 
  6. Pokémon Moon 
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition 
  8. Forza Horizon 3
  9. Grand Theft Auto V 
  10. Dishonored 2 

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. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/266667/call-of-duty-infinite-warfare-tops-november-uk-charts/

The Business frontman Micky Fitz loses battle with cancer

Metal Insider - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 16:48
  After nearly a full year of battling with cancer, Micky Fitz, frontman of UK punk/Oi! band The Business, has passed away. Fitz was diagnosed in 2015 with cancer on the lymph gland as he went through radiotherapy in hopes to recover. However, his struggle is over and his memory will remain. The Business is […]
Categories: Music

53 Titles Compatible with Oculus Touch Controllers at Launch

gamrFeed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 16:46

Oculus announced 54 titles will be compatible with the Oculus Touch controllers at launch. 

 The Touch controllers launches on December 6.

 Here is the complete list of games:

  • Arizona Sunshine
  • Bigscreen Beta
  • Carnival Games VR
  • The Climb
  • Cosmic Trip
  • Cranga: Harbor Frenzy
  • Dead and Buried
  • Dead Hungry
  • Dexed
  • Dig 4 Destruction
  • Enigma Sphere
  • Fantastic Contraption
  • Final Appraoch
  • Fly to Kuma Maker
  • Fruit Ninja VR
  • Galaxy Golf
  • The Gallery Episode 1: Call of the Starseed
  • Gary the Gull
  • GravLab
  • HoloBall
  • Home Improvisation: Furniture Sandbox
  • I Expect You to Die
  • Job Simulator
  • Kingspray
  • Medium
  • Music Inside
  • NBA 2KVR
  • Ocean Rift
  • Oculus First Contact
  • Pierhead Arcade
  • Plannes
  • Please, Don’t Touch Anything
  • Pro Fishing Challenge
  • Proton Pulse Plus
  • Pulsar Arena
  • Quar: Battle for Gate 18
  • Quill by Story Studio
  • Rec Room
  • Rescuties
  • Ripcoil
  • Serious Sam VR
  • Space Pirate Trainer
  • Sports Bar
  • Super Kaiju
  • Superhot VR
  • Surgeon Simulator: Experience REality
  • TheBlu
  • Toybox
  • The Unspoken
  • Viral EX
  • VR Sports Challenge
  • Windlands
  • ZR: Zombie Riot

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. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/266666/53-titles-compatible-with-oculus-touch-controllers-at-launch/

Xbox UK: 'Xbox Has Got Its Mojo Back'

gamrFeed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 16:40

2016 is the year that the Xbox brand has "got its mojo back," according to Xbox UK marketing chief Harvey Eagle who spoke with MCVUK.

Eagle cited that it has been a good year with the success of the Xbox One S in terms of sales and reception.

"It’s been a really good year so far, both in terms of sales and the reception to our new products – both consoles and games," said Eagle. "We’re really pleased. Xbox has got its mojo back. I think we’ll look back at 2016 as a tipping point for Xbox One.

"We couldn’t be happier with how [Xbox One S’ release] has gone so far. Since launch, Xbox One S has been Britain’s best-selling console in 2016. It’s a great product with great design and its 4K capabilities have been resonating really strongly. 

"We have a great selection of console bundles for those who have been buying for the first time. FIFA, Minecraft, Battlefield... whichever one you want with your console is a very strong option for consumers. We have some great exclusive games that are only playable on Xbox One. Lastly, the price point for Xbox One S is more attractive than ever for families and gamers."


For us, it’s now important to build on the strong foundation we have established this year," he added. "Momentum is very important in this industry, it gives confidence to retailers, to publishers, to consumers that they are making the right choice. That gives us a great platform for next year. We’re excited to see what 2017 will bring. We have Scorpio coming. There are more opportunities for gamers to play on both PC and console through our Xbox Play Anywhere feature, more great games coming out including Halo Wars 2, Scalebound and Sea of Thieves. There’s a lot for titles to look forward to next year with Xbox."

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. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/266665/xbox-uk-xbox-has-got-its-mojo-back/

New PSVR Demos Available in Stores Today

gamrFeed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 16:35

Sony Interactive Entertainment of America announced new PlayStation VR demos are playable at Best Buy and GameStop around the US starting today.

 

Here is the list of the demos:

  • Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: X-wing VR Mission
  • Eagle Flight
  • Batman: Arkham VR
  • PlayStation VR Worlds (two new experiences)
  • Rigs Mechanized Combat League

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. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/266664/new-psvr-demos-available-in-stores-today/