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Samurai 7 Sci-Fi Anime Gets Stage Musical

Anime News Network - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 14:45
Prince of Tennis musicals' director to helm 2015 adaptation of 2004 TV series
Categories: General Anime

Super Smash Bros. 3DS demo coming this week - Coming to both North America and Europe starting this Friday

Just Push Start - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 14:15

Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo recently announced that a playable demo for Super Smash Bros. will be released on the Nintendo 3DS eShop starting this Friday, September 19th.

The demo will be available in both North America and Europe starting on September 19th. Gamers who are Club Nintnedo Platinum members should be able to download the demo starting today. According to Nintendo, selected members will receive four demo codes to share among their friends.

Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS will be released this October 3. Check back with us near the release date for our review.

This Week’s New Releases 9/14 – 9/20; ArcheAge, Fairy Fencer F, Murasaki Baby, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call - Plenty of handheld love, also rugby managing sims

Just Push Start - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 13:00

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September 14th marks a new week for gaming along with an assortment of new releases to play. The 3DS leads the pack with new releases in both the Cooking Mama and Theatrhythm series, the latter being a personal title to look forward to. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is the last title in the long-winded series with more than 100 playable characters in the roster. For those on PC looking for an MMORPG fix, ArcheAge is a new title from the original developers of Lineage with a special “sandpark” twist.

TUESDAY 9/16

Air Conflicts Vietnam: Ultimate Edition (PS4)
ArcheAge (PC)
Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit! (3DS)
Fairy Fencer F (PS3)
KickBeat: Special Edition (WiiU eShop)
Murasaki Baby (Vita)
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (PC/PS3/360)
Run Like Hell! (Vita)
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS)

THURSDAY 9/18

Elminage Gothic (PC)
Pro Rugby Manager 2015 (PC)

Super Smash Bros on Wii U May Use 3DS as a Controller - News

gamrFeed - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:52

With the English Demo of Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS in full swing, some keen- eyed players have found the following image in its data:

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The shot appears to confirm that not only can you transfer progress and players between the two versions of the game, but also use the 3DS as a Wii U controller. Nintendo have neither confirmed nor denied whether these features will appear in the finalised version of the game, but it certainly looks likely that they will at this point.

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Super Smash Bros on Wii U May Use 3DS as a Controller - News

Mysterious Joker TV Anime's 30-Second Commercial Streamed

Anime News Network - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:46
Haruna Sakurai, Naoki Tatsuta, Yuko Hara, more join cast for October 6 anime
Categories: General Anime

Super Smash Bros. Is Wrecking Some People's 3DS Handhelds

Kotaku - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:20

Super Smash Bros. Is Wrecking Some People's 3DS Handhelds

Now that Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is out on, well, the 3DS in Japan, people are playing it. And some of those people are reporting that the game is resulting in broken Slide Pads.

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Rumor: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Launching Nov 21st - News

gamrFeed - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:18

Twitter user BluesDriveBuster has posted an image of a reservation card from retailer Fred Meyer for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. The date listed on the reservation card is 11/21/2014.

While this is still unconfirmed by Nintendo, and the card does note that the displayed date is subject to change, the chances of the date's legitimacy are pretty good. First, the week before Black Friday in North America is a traditional launch target for many big game related items. Secondly, Nintendo has officially announced that the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. is set to launch this holiday.

Finally, November 21st of this year falls on a Friday, which coincides with Nintendo's recent game releases, including Super Mario 3D World last year.

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Rumor: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Launching Nov 21st - News

The Seven Deadly Sins Anime's New TV Spot Previews Theme Song

Anime News Network - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:04
Ikimono-gakari performs opening for October 5 series starring Yuuki Kaji, Sora Amamiya, Mamoru Miyano, more
Categories: General Anime

Yen Press' Clarifies Log Horizon, Devil is a Part-Timer Manga Licenses

Anime News Network - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 03:57
Yen Press clarified its recent Log Horizon and The Devil is a Part-Timer manga licenses with Anime News Network last week. The company licensed Log Horizon:...
Categories: General Anime

Square Enix Considers Dragon Quest X MMORPG Release in the West

Anime News Network - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 03:57
Dragon Quest mobile producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto and executive producer Yuu Miyake told Siliconera at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle that the company...
Categories: General Anime

Watch Japan's Talking Animatronic Rocket Raccoon

Kotaku - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 02:51

Watch Japan's Talking Animatronic Rocket Raccoon

This is video of an animatronic Rocket Raccoon answering reporters' questions in Japan. My understanding is that he threatens the reporters and it's hilarious:

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There's Not Much Point In Arguing About Moffat's Doctor Who Any More

Kotaku - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 02:00

There's Not Much Point In Arguing About Moffat's Doctor Who Any More

I'm still kind of dazed by tonight's episode of Doctor Who. I can't decide if it's a fantastic work of genius or a shaggy-dog story. Maybe both. But it's clearly Steven Moffat turning all of his favorite tropes up to 11. And I came away feeling, more than ever, as though there's not much point debating Moffat's Who.

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Destiny Guide – How to Play like a “Pro”

Just Push Start - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 00:19

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When you first start playing Destiny, the game is pretty straight forward with a fairly linear path to follow. You kill enemies, they rarely drop loot, that loot rarely appeals to you and you keep doing this until you beat the game. However, once you hit level 20 or the “soft cap,” the game really starts to open up with more options and things to play around with. While this can be overwhelming for some or even confusing for others, here is a quick guide to knowing the ins and outs of Destiny.

The Golden Rules

After playing Destiny for 20+ hours I’ve come to a couple of important realizations. The first is that “best” or even “good” items are based off the player and situation, not some sort of universal standard. This is important to realize, since you won’t always get the gear you need or even want, but that doesn’t mean the item is worthless either. Take the scout rifle and compare it to the auto rifle. The scout is an amazing weapon, provided you can aim and know how to react to the situation, where as the auto rifle is a lot more straight forward, but tends to run into issues such as limited ammo and pulling aggro. For these reasons and more, I strongly suggest you try out different weapons and look into their skills. Despite being a weaker weapon, some of those skills can make a substantial difference in both their use and play style.

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The other you need to do is memorize hazardous enemy spawns and assume your teammates are incompetent. I know this sounds harsh, but it seems like everyone goes in with the same basic mentality. Instead of picking off the biggest threats first, most people go for the largest threat, even though a sniper or wizard can be far more deadly than 20 dregs. Another thing to keep in mind is placement, which many people overlook. While it can be helpful to kill enemies as soon as they spawn, you want to kill them in a place that is easily accessible. This is because they drop ammo, which you will logically need, but it doesn’t help you if all the ammo is in a place that will get you killed. This concept can be hard to master and shouldn’t get in the way of killing threats, but it’s always good to plan ahead, instead of hoping for the best.

How to Get “High Quality” Gear

Similar to say Borderlands 2, Destiny has a tier structure where once you hit a certain point, all gear below blank quality is worthless. For story you’ll probably be bouncing between low tier rare gear and mid to high tier uncommon gear, but your goal is two exotics (one weapon, one armor) and the rest being legendary. To get to this point you need to step outside your comfort zone and constantly push yourself to do the higher tier Vanguard strikes or hope for the best during a crucible match. These are effective places to farm, as the average rarity seems to go up the higher in difficulty you go. Another great way to get good gear is to “exploit” crytach rank, since you get a legendary package containing at least 1 engarm that can be rare or legendary after level three, so if you’re close to leveling, you can just buy a bunch of items for materials and small increases in rank to get the item faster.

Another big tip is exploiting bounties to maximize upgrade materials. You see, each time you upgrade an uncommon or better weapon, you get another material when you dismantle it, which also increases by one if the item is rare (legendary or better has a different item). So how exactly do you exploit this? Well, most places sell uncommon items at 450+ glimmer per item, where as a rare upgrade is only 95 or so glimmer, so it can be cost effective to just get the first upgrade for 95~ than buying items. However, to do this you need to upgrade your gear, which can easily be cheated by making use of bounties. You see, one of the quickest ways to level stuff is to change your build so all the experience is given to those items instead of the ones you already have. By doing this you can easily max out uncommon or better items to get easy materials. This also works to level your subclass too, as does changing right before the end of a mission.

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The final thing you need to know about gear is that those defense and attack upgrades might be small, but can make a substantial difference in power. For instance, light increases as the defense increases, so after a certain point you need legendary gear or better to level up, but you can bridge some of that gap and at least hit level 25 by simply upgrading the defense of your rare gear. Before you do that though, keep in mind that the little number / number thing is there to tell you what the current attack is and what the maximum attack will be. So if you have guns that go beyond the right number, it probably isn’t worth the materials to upgrade the damage.

Play Smarter, Not Longer

The last big tip to mastering Destiny is to make the most of your time. Things like upgrading materials can go a long way, but Destiny does a lot of things you might not realize that could potentially hinder your progress.

For starters, your priority should always be unique / special events. Every day you get a reward for finishing a community event, the daily heroic offers some rare materials on a higher difficulty and the weekly events can be completed on a higher difficulty (even if you finished a lower tier one) for additional special items. Another thing to do is memorize easy chest locations, as they tend to have good materials to use or at least offer some glimmer as a nice little bonus.

Beyond this, one of the most surprising design choices is that enemies give fixed experience. I have personally tested it and I can confirm that a dreg gives 20 experience, be it level 1 or 28, so if you want to level a subclass quickly or get motes of light, it’s better to face low tier enemies, not high tier ones. This also holds true for bounties, though things like killing blank majors tend to work better on maps with heroic modifiers as they spawn far more often. Finally, make sure to maximize both your reputation and marks in a given week. This can be frustrating as the cap is only 100, but if you play smart you can reach that with ease and that will give you better gear in the long run.

The World God Only Knows Manga to Get Train-Themed Spinoff

Anime News Network - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 00:00
Series to involve heroines of the story & trains
Categories: General Anime

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Destiny Nonvertising: The Winners!

Kotaku - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 23:30

 The Winners!

Last week I asked Kotaku's image manipulation army to, whatever they did, not advertise the game Destiny , just like Microsoft didn't . I have never seen a group of people not advertise this much in my entire life.

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Aniplex USA Outlines Otorimonogatari Blu-ray Plans

Anime News Network - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 23:30
October 28 box with English subtitles
Categories: General Anime

Viz Media's SuBLime Imprint Adds Love Stage, Ginger Honey, Special Delivery, More Titles

Anime News Network - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 22:40
Also adds Tomoko Yamashita's The Night Beyond the Tricorner Window
Categories: General Anime

Aniplex, Crunchyroll, Hulu to Stream Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Anime

Anime News Network - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 22:00
October anime Your Lie in April adapts Naoshi Arakawa's shōnen manga
Categories: General Anime

"Red Alert: Renew Immediately" was the subject line GameStop used to let me know I would soon be adr

Kotaku - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 21:41

"Red Alert: Renew Immediately" was the subject line GameStop used to let me know I would soon be adrift in a sea of no savings. PowerUp Rewards is serious business. Yikes.

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