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The Garden of Words Studio Animates Public Service Campaign Commercial

Anime News Network - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:45
Yoshitoshi Shinomiya directs commercial aimed at young people
Categories: General Anime

Fallout 4: Pip Boy Edition Back on Sale on Friday at GAME

gamrFeed - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:44

GAME has announced that it will be listing Fallout 4: Pip Boy Editions for sale once more on Friday at 9AM. However, there will only be "extremely limited" stock.

Pip Boy Edition pre-orders have thus far been snapped up very quickly, and 10,000 special edition t-shirts were rewarded to customers within just two days of pre-orders for the game being made available.

The Fallout 4: Pip Boy Edition will set you back £100 if you manage to nab a pre-order, otherwise you'll have to spend double or treble that on Ebay if you desperately want one.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/259804/fallout-4-pip-boy-edition-back-on-sale-on-friday-at-game/

PlayStation Plus Games for July Announced

gamrFeed - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:29

Sony has announced the free PlayStation Plus games for July.

In total six free games will be made available to PlayStation Plus members - two games for the PlayStation 4, one for the PlayStation 3, one for the PlayStation Vita, and two games for multiple platforms. The games will be available starting July 7th.


The free games are:

  • Rocket League (PS4)
  • Styx: Master of Shadows (PS4)
  • Rain (PS3)
  • Geometry Wars 3 (PS Vita)
  • MouseCraft (PS4 | PS3 | PS Vita)
  • Entwined (PS4 | PS3 | PS Vita)

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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/259809/playstation-plus-games-for-july-announced/

Fire Emblem Fates Leads During Strong Week in Japan

gamrFeed - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:16

It was a strong week in Japan with 11 new releases in the top 20. 

Fire Emblem Fates: White Kingdom / Dark Knight Kingdom (3DS) debuted at the top of the charts (week ending June 28) according to Media Create, as reported by Gematsu. The game sold 260,675 units in its first week on sale.

Persona 4: Dancing All Night (PSV) debuted at number two with sales of 94,036 units. Fire Emblem Fates: Special Edition (3DS) debuted at number three with sales of 42,991 units. Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (3DS) debuted at number four with sales of 42,718 units, and Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward (PS4) debuted at number five with sales of 38,758 units.

Sales for the Nintendo 3DS increased by over 8,000 thanks to these new releases - the handheld sold 32,355 units. PlayStation Vita sales doubled to 23,134 units. The PlayStation 4 sold 14,482 units, closely followed by the Wii U at 13,166 units. Finally, the PlayStation 3 sold 2,761 units and the Xbox One sold 243 units.

Here is the complete top 20:

  1. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: White Kingdom / Dark Knight Kingdom (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 260,675 (New)
  2. [PSV] Persona 4: Dancing All Night (Atlus, 06/25/15) – 94,036 (New)
  3. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Special Edition (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 42,991 (New)
  4. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 42,718 (266,726)
  5. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward (Square Enix, 06/25/15) – 38,758 (New)
  6. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 37,458 (348,040)
  7. [PS3] TV Anime The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 2 (Bandai Namco, 06/25/15) – 16,392 (New)
  8. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 10,896 (220,589)
  9. [PSV] Chaos;Child (5pb., 06/25/15) – 10,325 (New)
  10. [3DS] Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (Marvelous, 06/18/15) – 9,284 (55,776)
  11. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward (Square Enix, 06/25/15) – 8,729 (New)
  12. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 7,978 (1,045,901)
  13. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (Bandai Namco, 06/11/15) – 7,687 (98,789)
  14. [PSV] Shinobi, Koi Utsutsu: Setsugekka Koi Emaki (Idea Factory, 06/25/15) – 6,762 (New)
  15. [PS4] Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (Capcom, 06/18/15) – 6,454 (42,326)
  16. [3DS] Kaitou Joker: Toki o Koeru Kaitou to Ushinawareta Houseki (Bandai Namco, 06/25/15) – 5,189 (New)
  17. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 4,899 (2,648,334)
  18. [PS4] Chaos;Child (5pb., 06/25/15) – 4,860 (New)
  19. [PS4] Ride (Intergrow, 06/25/15) – 4,056 (New)
  20. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 4,054 (122,038)

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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/259801/fire-emblem-fates-leads-during-strong-week-in-japan/

Art Director Shichiro Kobayashi Discusses Work & Life Philosophy in French TV Program

Anime News Network - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:15
The French television program toco toco began streaming its interview with award-winning anime art director Shichiro Kobayashi on Wednesday. Kobayashi...
Categories: General Anime

Former Ozzy drummer Deen Castronovo jailed for rape

Metal Insider - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:13
Journey drummer Deen Castronovo has quite a resume – over the course of his career, he’s drummed with Ozzy Osbourne (Ozzmosis), Steve Vai (Alien Love Secrets), and he’s going to be on the new Fear Factory album for a song as well. There’s something else on his resume he might want erased from it though – […]
Categories: Music

A Horror Game Hidden In The Darkest Corners Of The Internet

Kotaku - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:00

The internet is a vast, unknowable place. The parts you and I interact with on a daily basis are a very small sliver of what’s actually floating around out there. The web can go deep, and it can get dark.

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Funimation Briefly Listed Chaos Dragon on Site

Anime News Network - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:00
The website for North American anime distributor Funimation briefly featured a site for the Chaos Dragon television anime series with the trademark copyright...
Categories: General Anime

Australia Bans 220 Games in 4 Months Due to New Classification Model

gamrFeed - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:57

Australia has banned 220 games since the introduction of a new classification model back in March. These games are all now illegal to sell, advertise, or publicly exhibit in Australia.

Under the old model the Australia Classification Board banned just 50 games from 1994 until 2014.

Additionally, starting today, Australia will be using the new International Age Rating Coalition to regulate the sale of digital games. This system has also been adopted by the US, Canada, UK, Brazil, and most countries in Europe.

An Australia Classification Board spokesperson said the following:

"Due to the online explosion, there are hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of games currently available online. It is not realistic or practicable for the Classification Board to manually classify each of them.

In preparation for the pilot, a large 'back catalogue' of games has been classified — more than 150,000 to date. After 12 months, classification ministers will determine whether the IARC tool should be a permanent part of the Australian classification scheme."

Source: [Australian Broadcasting Corporation]

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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/259803/australia-bans-220-games-in-4-months-due-to-new-classification-model/

The “father of video games’” home office is now on display at The National Museum Of American Histor

Kotaku - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:42

The “father of video games’” home office is now on display at The National Museum Of American History. The museum rebuilt (actually rebuilt, not recreated) Ralph Baer ’s workshop as a “landmark” for its new innovation wing. Check it out if you’re in the Washington, D.C. area!

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Reggie: The Reaction to Metroid Prime: Federation Force has Been Negative

gamrFeed - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:39

Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Amie has admitted that the reaction from fans towards Metroid Prime: Federation Force has been largely negative.

"What the fan at home saw was something in the Metroid Prime universe that they weren't expecting. The reaction has been negative. There's no sugar coating it," he told Mashable.

However, he asks that fans trust in Nintendo, and wants to reassure the Metroid fan base that those who have actually played the game enjoy it:

"This is an example where fans who aren't able to get their hands on the game may be at a bit of a competitive disadvantage. Everyone who has played what we are showing regarding Metroid Prime, they've come across really pleased. My ask is that fans trust us."

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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/259797/reggie-the-reaction-to-metroid-prime-federation-force-has-been-negative/

Figure Skater Plays Kaiji in Tokyo Casino Project App's TV Ad

Anime News Network - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:30
Nobunari Oda utters gambler's catchphrase from Nobuyuki Fukumoto's manga/anime
Categories: General Anime

THQ Teases New IP Reveal From Nordic Games

gamrFeed - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:20

Nordic Games acquired the rights to the THQ name after the company was liquidated and is now teasing a brand new game via THQ's Facebook page.

It looks like the team behind Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition and Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown is working on a new IP called Elex.

The game's full reveal is set for tomorrow, 2nd July, at 1400 CET.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/259802/thq-teases-new-ip-reveal-from-nordic-games/

The Sword unveil new song, High Country album artwork

Metal Insider - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:19
For the past few days, The Sword’s website had been counting down to something. Amidst a somewhat psychedelic backdrop of blue and green clouds, a circle began forming. At noon, the circle was complete, and the band unveiled the first taste and title track of the band’s fifth album, High Country. The album will be released on August 21st, […]
Categories: Music

Minecraft PC Hits 20 Million Sold

gamrFeed - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:11

The PC version of Minecraft has hit a new milestone of 20 million units sold. The official website lists the total number of units sold as 20,010,079 at the time of writing.

Mojang's Patrick Geuder Tweeted a picture of the team taking pictures as the game hit the new milestone:

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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/259791/minecraft-pc-hits-20-million-sold/

Smite continues to stretch the definition of “god” with Ravana, the Demon King of Lanka.

Kotaku - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:06

Smite continues to stretch the definition of “god” with Ravana, the Demon King of Lanka. Available in today’s big Combo Breaker update for the PC MOBA, Ravana achieved something akin to godhood by cutting off his own head 10 times. Show off.

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Thomas Was Alone Action Figures Now on Sale

gamrFeed - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:55

Hit indie title Thomas Was Alone has finally made the jump into action figures. Those familiar with the game will, however, be aware that the figures won't have much (any) articulation.

The pack costs £20 and includes four characters - Thomas, Claire, Chris, and John:

"These figures offer the full articulation possible for toys based on the reasonably popular indie game, Thomas Was Alone. The Claire figure even floats. Seriously. That's not a joke. That took time to make work."

You can purchase them via Kerry Dyer's website.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/259800/thomas-was-alone-action-figures-now-on-sale/

Sources: Warner Bros. Knew That Arkham Knight PC Was A Mess For Months

Kotaku - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:50

You can’t buy Batman: Arkham Knight for the PC right now. Warner Bros. pulled it from digital and physical shelves last week, after players found that the PC version had critical performance issues. From what sources tell Kotaku, however, this shouldn’t have been a surprise for Warner Bros.

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Last Persona 3 Film's Video, Story, Title, Date, Staff, Visual Unveiled

Anime News Network - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:50
Winter of Rebirth finale to open January 23 with director Tomohisa Taguchi
Categories: General Anime

The Dillinger Escape Plan

Metal Insider - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:38
Last Friday, the US had a pretty historic day when the Supreme Court ruled the banning of gay marriage unconstitutional, thus making gay marriage legal across the country, going a step ahead towards equality. Many metal musicians celebrated the day and reacted positively on the web on the decision and others went ahead and decided […]
Categories: Music