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Idolm@ster Superfan Watched the Movie 102 Times

Anime News Network - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:00
The runner-up only watched it 91 times.
Categories: General Anime

In Defense Of Their Good Name: Opeth’s ‘Heritage’

Metal Insider - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:54
In Defense Of Their Good Name is a column where we rise to the defense of bands or albums that are often criticized in the metal scene. With the recent announcements regarding Opeth’s next album, I thought it might be timely to take a look at the band’s previous effort: Heritage. Now, Heritage isn’t exactly […]
Categories: Music

Super Smash Bros.’ Smash Run Mode Enemies Will Have Special Abilities - Tac will steal your energy

Just Push Start - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:45
During last week’s Nintendo Direct, we learned that the Nintendo 3DS version of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. would include a handheld exclusive mode known as Smash Run. In this mode, you will compete against three others as you beat up on random enemies throughout the giant stage, which will give you plenty of power-ups that you will put to use in the showdown with your other three competitors at the end. In today’s update from Masahiro Sakurai, we learned how the enemies you face off against in the mode will actually have special abilities and won’t just be useless fodder to take down. Pic of the day. Tac (on the left) steals your charged power. If you’ve charged up a lot, he might steal a ton of it. Chase after him quickly to get it back!! I’m intrigued to see what abilities we may see from other enemies as well, as long as they have fairly unique movesets from one another.

Ultra Street Fighter IV Trailer, Character Videos Streamed

Anime News Network - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:45
Pro-gamers showcase more characters in videos
Categories: General Anime


Kotaku - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:26


Caption this one yourself. (Via Nintendo's most recent batch of Super Smash Bros. screenshots.)


Katatonia drummer exits the band

Metal Insider - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:15
It’s tough being a musician, especially if you’re not a multi-platinum artist. So basically, what we’re trying to say is that it’s tough being a musician. That’s become apparent to Katatonia drummer Daniel Liljekvist, who’s decided to exit the band so he can pay bills. The band posted an update on their website earlier today, […]
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Crunchyroll Adds Moyoco Anno's Insufficient Direction Manga

Anime News Network - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:10
One-volume manga also available in print from Vertical
Categories: General Anime

Geoff Keighley Releases The Final Hours Of Titanfall App - How the game almost didn't make it

Just Push Start - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:00
A few years, gaming journalist Geoff Keighley released a longform app known as The Final Hours of Portal 2 that discussed the development process leading up to the release of the game. With the recent release of Titanfall, Keighley has once again released another app, this time known as The Final Hours of Titanfall. This 25,000 word longform app, like before, discusses the development process behind the game, including some problems along the way that almost led to the game never happening. There is also talk about why the game never came to PlayStation consoles, with a little bit different reason than we’ve heard in the past. If you are interested, The Final Hours of Titanfall app is available for only $1.99 for iPad, Steam, and Surface.

​A Little Bit of Sonic, Some Super Meat Boy and a Lot of Difficulty

Kotaku - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:00

Video game movement's the best, isn't it? Jumping higher than possible in reality, dodging, rolling and sprinting with impossible smoothness across precise vectors… it's no wonder you get limitations like a double jump or short dash distances. Fenix Rage takes those strictures away, giving you infinite dash and infinite jumping. It's the kind of game where you need it.


The Banner Saga Art Print

Kotaku - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:54

The Banner Saga Art Print

The Banner Saga art print by Gregory Sujkowski available at Society 6. I posted a closeup below:


Today in Metal: ‘Headless Cross’ by Black Sabbath turns 25 years old

Metal Insider - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:46
Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s Black Sabbath’s Tony Martin-era magnum opus, Headless Cross. Released on April 17th, 1989. Here we have, in my opinion, the best album of the Tony Martin-era of Sabbath. One of my favorite […]
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Amazing Spider-Man 2 Postponed on Xbox One - News

gamrFeed - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:44

If you have a pre-order for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on the Xbox One then we have some bad news for you. Gamershonesttruth noticed that customers are receiving e-mails explaining that their pre-orders have been cancelled. Shortly after that they noticed that the game was no longer listed for the Xbox One on Activision's website.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Activision confirmed the 'postponement' of the title for the Xbox One in a statement:

"We are working with Microsoft in an effort to release The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game on Xbox One. Currently, the game will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and the PC on 2nd May, 2014 as previously announced."

So, as things stand, there will be no Xbox One version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Amazing Spider-Man 2 Postponed on Xbox One - News

Death Note Musical Workshop Held in NYC

Anime News Network - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:28
Musical to open in Japan, Korea in 2015
Categories: General Anime

New BloodRayne Game Is Being Teased By Arc System Works - Developer known for fighting games

Just Push Start - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:15
The BloodRayne series was quite popular years ago with a few successful games and a movie franchise. In recent years, the series has gone nearly stagnant, with little information outside of rumors of a third entry in the mainline series. However, some intriguing news has popped up as it appears that Arc System Works is teasing a potential new BloodRayne game. Arc System Works is a developer mostly known for fighting games like Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, but they are now teasing a game seemingly known as “BRCS.” Going to the page right here, you will find a countdown for this mystery game. The most telling part is the anime style image that looks just like the title character of the series. Considering the BR in the abbreviation of “BRCS” could easily be BloodRayne, all signs are pointing to something relating to the series.

This Iphone Game Tricks You Into Dancing

Kotaku - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:00

This Iphone Game Tricks You Into Dancing

Someone recommended that I play "this weird dancing game" at PAX East. I wasn't sure what to expect when I saw people spinning around with an iphone between them, but Bounden is easily one of the most fun games I played all weekend.


GWAR releases official Dave Brockie tribute shirt

Metal Insider - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:53
With the passing of Dave Brockie still fresh in many peoples’ minds, last week GWAR announced the formation of the Dave Brockie Foundation. And while donations can be made to the fund now, The band have revealed a Dave Brockie Memorial shirt that fans can buy to support the foundationias well. The black and white shirt features […]
Categories: Music

Super Mario Bros. 3 Finally Comes To Wii U And 3DS Today

Kotaku - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:33

Rounding out today's Nintendo Virtual Console update is Super Mario Bros. 3, generally considered one of the best platformers ever made. I have no idea why it took this long for Nintendo to release their NES classic on 3DS and Wii U, but hey. BABY STEPS.


Nintendo Reveals Princess Peach Wii Remote Plus For US Release - Coming next week

Just Push Start - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:30
With the Wii Remote Plus still being used by many games on the Wii U, Nintendo is still churning them out, with special editions in the past being based on Mario and Luigi. Nintendo isn’t stopping anytime either, as they have announced that we are getting a special Princess Peach Wii Remote Plus in the US next week. This brand new Princess Peach Wii Remote Plus will release on April 24 with a retail price of $39.99 in the US. There is no indication of a release outside of the US so far, but stay tuned for more information if it ends up not being a US exclusive.

Titanfall Producer Doesn't Know or Care if it Makes a Profit - News

gamrFeed - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:22

In a recent interview with Gamespot, Titanfall producer Drew McCoy said that he doesn't really care if the game makes a profit or not; he's simply happy to have made a game he enjoys playing:

"I don't know if it's making a profit, I don't know if it's meeting sales expectations. I don't really care.

I care that I worked on a game that I can sit down and enjoy playing. The fact that people enjoy it and it has made enough that we [get to] continue supporting it as a studio, that’s to me a success. We make games because we love them and we want other people to play them with us.”

McCoy didn't comment directly when asked if he feels that his game has pushed other developers of major franchises in the FPS genre (basically, Call of Duty and Battlefield) to think differently. But he did say that he hopes it's made designers want to try something new:

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Titanfall Producer Doesn't Know or Care if it Makes a Profit - News

In Flames unveil new album artwork

Metal Insider - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:18
Remember a few weeks ago when In Flames’ website was hacked? but then it turned out that it wasn’t really hacked, but they announced that they had a new album coming out? Now they’ve updated their website with what looks to be the album artwork for their 11th album, Siren Charms. While it’s probably not […]
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