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Hey Link. Listen. We Look Great.

Kotaku - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:04

That's Jina D doing an excellent Navi, if not in scale then at least in spirit. Link is her fiancée Devon, who should really be cosplaying as Jaime Lannister.


RIP PlayStation Home, 2008-2015

Kotaku - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00

PlayStation Home, one of the most ambitious (and weirdest) things Sony has ever done with video games, closes down today. It will not be missed, but it should at least be remembered.


How to Download Spelunker Z from the Japanese PSN Store

Just Push Start - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:57

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The reveal that Project Z was actually Spelunker Z was met with a lot of mixed feelings. Many Western gamers were expecting more and a good percent of them had no clue what Spelunker if, where as fans were wary of what this meant for the franchise. Regardless of Spelunker Z’s quality, the game was confirmed to be free to play, so it was at least worth giving a try. Now that Spelunker Z is out in Japan, we made a brief guide to help you experience this interesting title.

How to make a Japanese PSN account

Before you download Spelunker Z, you first must make a Japanese PSN account. This is fairly easy and can be done by making a new account, setting your region to Japan and then answering all the questions. You don’t need to know what they’re asking, though you might need a real Japanese address (just Google for one). After filling out all the information simply verify your E-Mail and you’re done.

Where to Find Spelunker Z

Now there are two ways of finding Spelunker Z and downloading it on your account. The easiest way is to go to the Japanese PSN store, sign into your Japanese account and then purchase this item. You can then sign into the account on your PS4 and download it via the library or head here, activate the account on your system and then click the grey button. If you find this method too confusing, then you might want to use the actual store. There are a couple of ways to find it on the Japanese PSN store, with the easiest being spelling out the name, but if you don’t know how to read/understand Japanese, try to follow the video below. The game should be there and is pretty easy to download.

Additional information

Remember that the primary activation holder can play this game on any account connected to that PlayStation 4. This means you can make a new account, download the game, and earn all 12 trophies on a different account. If you’re the second person to activate on the account, then you must play on the account the game originated from. Finally, despite Spelunker Z being a free to play game, it’s totally and completely possible to do everything and get all the trophies without spending a dime or dealing with any annoying free to play elements. Most of the free to play stuff lets you cheat and get additional lives or cosmetic items that give you effects/bonuses.

The Joke's On You — Anime Does April Fool's Day - Part 1

Anime News Network - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:43
It's April Fool's Day, which means that plenty of anime companies are having a good chuckle with fake announcements, quirky crossovers, and more. Here's...
Categories: General Anime

The ‘Kojima Productions’ logo is no longer on the Silent Hills website, Gamespot reports.

Kotaku - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:37

The Kojima Productions ’ logo is no longer on the Silent Hills website, Gamespot reports. Konami didn’t share details about what this means for the game or Kojima’s involvement with it, unfortunately.


Etrian Mystery Dungeon 3DS Game's Full Trailer Streamed

Anime News Network - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:30
Game ships in North America on April 7
Categories: General Anime

What is Tidal and should you care?

Metal Insider - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:19
Yesterday, one of the more insane press conferences in recent memory took place as Jay Z unveiled his new streaming service, Tidal. What was insane about it? Well, 15  of some of the  biggest names in the music industry stood on stage together , and three of them (Daft Punk and Deadmau5), didn’t even have […]
Categories: Music

If Five Nights at Freddy’s were real, then it would have to advertise.

Kotaku - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:15

If Five Nights at Freddy’s were real, then it would have to advertise. I’d like to imagine its commercials would be a bit like this. Heh. (Via Iron Horse Cinema Productions.)


Funimation to Stream High School DxD BorN Anime

Anime News Network - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:08
Series premieres in Japan on April 4
Categories: General Anime

Introducing Steamed (Which You May Have Already Noticed)

Kotaku - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 21:20

PC gaming coverage has always been popular on Kotaku, but around the start of the year, we decided to do something new: cover the PC’s top gaming service, Steam, as if it was a platform, the same way we’d cover an Xbox, a PlayStation or a Nintendo whatever. The result:


Stream the new Minsk album now

Metal Insider - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 21:08
It’s  been six years since Minsk last released an album. The pioneering post-metal band had three albums under their belt before disbanding in 2011. Thankfully, it didn’t take, and they found themselves back together in 2013. The band are equal parts psychedelia, sludge, melody and crushing heaviness. Original member Sanford Parker isn’t in the band any […]
Categories: Music

Getting Started With Neverwinter On Xbox One

Kotaku - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 21:03

The North American Xbox One got its first MMORPG today, in the form of a two-year-old free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons PC game. Check out character creation and the opening tutorial for Neverwinter.


AC Milan Scores A Cat Trick with Exclusive Hello Kitty Collaboration

Anime News Network - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 21:00
Soccer club AC Milan is teaming up with Sanrio's Hello Kitty for an exclusive collection of products via adidas Italia. The collection will be launched...
Categories: General Anime

This is cool: The Game Developers Conference has made a whole bunch of talks from this year’s GDC av

Kotaku - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 20:50

This is cool: The Game Developers Conference has made a whole bunch of talks from this year’s GDC available to watch for free online. There’s some great stuff in there, from classic game postmortems to modern developers talking candidly about how they made their games.


Lounge Around in These Fluffy Haikyu!! Hoodies

Anime News Network - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 20:40
Anime companies release hoodies all the time, but these Haikyu!! hoodies... are fuzzy. So fuzzy that we coveted them pretty much instantly. The hoodies...
Categories: General Anime

The Sims Players Confess Their Most Evil Deeds

Kotaku - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 20:30

The Sims might look like a pleasant game where you just pretend to play house, but don’t let that fool you. Things can be very dark depending on how you play it.


The Private Eye: A Damn Good Comic About How the Internet Changes Us

Kotaku - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 20:24

The man who wrote Y the Last Man. The guy who drew incredible runs on Amazing Spider-Man and Batgirl: Year One. In 2013, they launched The Private Eye, a provocative sci-fi series set in a future without the internet. It just ended a few weeks ago, and you really should read it. If you need extra incentive to read great work by a team of some of modern comics’ best creators, consider this: you can get the whole run for as little as $10. Heck, you don’t have to pay for any of it if you don’t want. But you really should.


Crunchyroll to Stream The Eden of Grisaia, The Labyrinth of Grisaia Anime

Anime News Network - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 20:20
Special to premiere April 12, followed by anime series on April 19
Categories: General Anime

Funimation to Stream Seraph of the End Anime

Anime News Network - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 20:10
Vampire series to premiere April 4
Categories: General Anime

The 11 Songs That Need to be in Rock Band 4

Kotaku - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 20:00

The Highway to Hell will open once more this 2015 when Rock Band 4 returns.