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PokeCollection reveals Phantom Forces merchandise: Set comes out Nov. 5

BulbaNews - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:08
Merchandise for the upcoming Phantom Forces expansion has been exclusively revealed by PokeCollection. The expansion will have two Theme Decks featuring Talonflame and Galvantula, Blister Packs with one featuring a new Shiftry promo, XY23, an Elite Trainer Box, and booster packs with artworks of Mega Gengar, Mega Manectric, Diancie, and Aegislash. The expansion will be released on Nov. 5, 2014.
Categories: Pokemon News

PokeCollection reveales Phantom Forces merchandise: Set comes out Nov. 5

BulbaNews - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:08
Merchandise for the upcoming Phantom Forces expansion has been exclusively revealed by PokeCollection. The expansion will have two Theme Decks featuring Talonflame and Galvantula, Blister Packs with one featuring a new Shiftry promo, XY23, an Elite Trainer Box, and booster packs with artworks of Mega Gengar, Mega Manectric, Diancie, and Aegislash. The expansion will be released on Nov. 5, 2014.
Categories: Pokemon News

Highlight Reel: Highway To The Danger Zone

Kotaku - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:00

 Highway To The Danger Zone

We've rounded up some of the best highlights from the past few days in the gaming world and put them all in one place for you. Today, a Battlefield moment reminiscent of Archer, a Watch Dogs race straight out of Mario Kart, and more!

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Ikki Tousen: Extravaganza Epoch OVA's 1st Promo Streamed

Anime News Network - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:00
Yui Sakakibara sings OVA's theme song, "Endless Fighter"
Categories: General Anime

You Can Pull Off Han Solo Stunts In Elite: Dangerous

Kotaku - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:45

Kirk "two weeks as a space commander " Hamilton has nothing on this person. The stuff they come up with thanks to all of Elite: Dangerous' cool details is totally nuts. Seriously, this is like something out of a great sci-fi movie.

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​A Heartfelt Ode To Studio Ghibli

Kotaku - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:30

​A Heartfelt Ode To Studio Ghibli

There's been a lot of talk in recent weeks about the fate of anime production house Studio Ghibli (which, as far as we know, is not dead yet ). While its future has yet to be decided, all the fuss has given everyone a great opportunity to reflect on all the movies they made and why they matter to a lot of people.

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Princess Resurrection Creator Mitsunaga Will End Nakuaden Manga

Anime News Network - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:20
Series about a divine being and a high school boy launched in 2012
Categories: General Anime

Emmure, Jamey Jasta don’t approve of Upon A Burning Body’s stunt

Metal Insider - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:14
Both the metal blogosphere and the owner of Upon a Burning Body’s label got up in arms about frontman Danny Leal’s disappearing stunt. And while the band at first didn’t address it at all, and then seemed relatively unapologetic about it, none of that seems to have mattered, as the band garnered the best debut […]
Categories: Music

The Last Tinker: City of Colors (PS4) Review - Style over substance?

Just Push Start - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:00

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The Last Tinker: City of Colors is a Playstation 4 (previously on PC, Mac, and Linux) 3d platformer with a unique style all its own. Everything in the world is based upon papercraft and various other arts and crafts. With a colorful art style to stand out among the other games on the market, is The Last Tinker: City of Colors an artistic masterpiece, or should it have spent more time on the drawing board?

The Last Tinker opens with players taking control of Koru, a monkey-turned-outcast that just doesn’t fit into the tri-color theme of The City of Colors. Each of the three neighborhoods in the city are made up of red, blue, or green and don’t like to congregate with each other given their varying emotions and personalities.

last tinker bleakness

As a colorless fog known as The Bleakness takes hold of The City of Colors, all that it touches becomes drained of its color and freezes in place. Only Koru can stand up against The Bleakness, and by gathering the power of the three central spirits of the city, only then can he fight back against The Bleakness.

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The progression in The Last Tinker starts quite slow. After performing the summary tutorial and training segments, Koru was convinced to go join a race taking place during the city’s festival. Entrance to this race wasn’t free and had a rather modest price of 500 crystals (the currency you get for performing small tasks or breaking apart the town’s numerous crates and barrels). Helping out a farmer and training at a dojo only got me about halfway to this goal. For the next half hour, I wandered between two zones smashing every crate I could lay my hands on just to gather up the remaining sum of crystals. At least during this time I discovered that loading times aren’t too dreadfully long on the Playstation 4.

It wasn’t much longer after this leg race that The Bleakness struck and the easygoing start of the game transitioned into more of a hero’s journey kind of tale, with Koru slowly growing more and more powerful with each district he liberated and color spirit he set free. It was a tale I had seen many times before in games, but the colorful motif of The Last Tinker brought a different take on this classic trope.

Hatsune Miku Shares the New Miku Expo LA & NY Theme Song with the World

Anime News Network - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:00
A new theme song for "Hatsune Miku Expo 2014 in Los Angeles & New York" has been released, and it's pretty catchy. Titled "Share the World," the song is...
Categories: General Anime

Super Smash Bros. Match Reaches Dragon Ball Z-Level Insanity

Kotaku - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:00

Sudden death is always tense in Super Smash Bros. Everybody starts out with 300% damage. Anything can happen. The slightest touch can send someone spinning into outer space. Or, a battle can drag on against the most insane odds to become a nail-biter to end all nail-biters.

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Amazon Acquires Twitch.TV for $970 Million - News

gamrFeed - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:39

Last month reports claimed that Google had just bought Twitch.TV. It seems that they were wrong. Twitch.TV has confirmed today that Amazon has bought the company for around $970 million.

Here is Twitch.TV's CEO Emmett Shear's statement on the acquisition: 

"It’s almost unbelievable that slightly more than 3 years ago, Twitch didn’t exist. The moment we launched, we knew we had stumbled across something special. But what followed surprised us as much as anyone else, and the impact it’s had on both the community and us has been truly profound.

Your talent, your passion, your dedication to gaming, your memes, your brilliance - these have made Twitch what it is today. Every day, we strive to live up to the standard set by you, the community. We want to create the very best place to share your gaming and life online, and that mission continues to guide us.

Together with you, we’ve found new ways of connecting developers and publishers with their fans. We’ve created a whole new kind of career that lets people make a living sharing their love of games. We’ve brought billions of hours of entertainment, laughter, joy and the occasional ragequit. I think we can all call that a pretty good start.

Today, I’m pleased to announce we’ve been acquired by Amazon. We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. We’re keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon’s support we’ll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch.

I personally want to thank you, each and every member of the Twitch community, for what you’ve created. Thank you for putting your faith in us. Thank you for sticking with us through growing pains and stumbles. Thank you for bringing your very best to us and sharing it with the world. Thank you, from a group of gamers who never dreamed they’d get to help shape the face of the industry that we love so much.

It’s dangerous to go alone. On behalf of myself and everyone else at Twitch, thank you for coming with us."

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Amazon Acquires Twitch.TV for $970 Million - News

GaymerX May Survive After All

Kotaku - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:30

GaymerX May Survive After All

I recently wrote a lengthy piece about GaymerX, my favorite games convention I've ever attended , and why its chances of surviving another year were nearly non-existent. Now, however, its organizers have taken to Kickstarter. Perhaps there's hope yet.

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2nd Sailor Moon Stage Musical Footage Shown in Digest Video

Anime News Network - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:20
Live show opened in Tokyo on Thursday
Categories: General Anime

The Movie and TV Release Calendar, August 25 Update

Kotaku - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:15

The Movie and TV Release Calendar, August 25 Update

The Walking Dead Season 4 Limited Edition preorder is down to $80 today, its lowest price so far. The season comes out tomorrow, and there's a good chance the price will shoot back up after release. [Walking Dead Season 4 LE, $80]

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More Than A Minute of Mayhem from the Heavenly Sword Movie

Kotaku - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:15

More Than A Minute of Mayhem from the Heavenly Sword Movie

Here's a new clip from the upcoming Heavenly Sword movie . There are a lot of ninjas in it. Ninjas who ride giant kites. Let's watch them die.

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Haste the Day easily reach crowdfunding goal

Metal Insider - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:05
While Haste the Day got off to a great start with the crowdfunding campaign for their new album, in just 10 days, they’ve easily surpassed the $65,000 goal they’d set, and still have 21 days left. They’re up to $75,424, which is 116% of their initial goal. It’ll be interesting to see what the final […]
Categories: Music

Mike Schleibaum of Darkest Hour’s Top 5: Washington D.C. bands

Metal Insider - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 18:53
Many influential hardcore and metalcore bands have come out of the Washington D.C. scene. One current band making the D.C. metal community proud is Darkest Hour who just released their first album on Sumerian Records (and eighth overall). We spoke to guitarist Mike Schleibaum during Mayhem Fest’s stop in Camden, NJ earlier this month, and […]
Categories: Music

Freedom Wars invades Soul Sacrifice Delta today - Get costumes and fight certain enemies from Freedom Wars

Just Push Start - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 18:43

Soul Sacrifice Delta Freedom Wars

Starting today, fans of the hit Soul Sacrifice Delta will see a Freedom Wars crossover when they download the latest patch that is now available.

According to Sony, the new patch adds a costume that your characters can wear and an enemy from Freedom Wars that you can fight. By defeating the Dionaea three times, players will receive the Sinner’s outfit and if you defeat certain parts of the Dionaea, expect a reward as well.

To download the new patch, simply head to the Live Screen. Watch the trailer below to find out more:

Soul Sacrifice Delta is now available for the PS Vita.