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Mangetsu Man Reminds Tokyoites to Pick Up Their Trash

Anime News Network - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:00
Disguised superhero maintains historic Tokyo bridge
Categories: General Anime

Hozuki no Reitetsu OAD's 'Summer Version' Teaser Streamed

Anime News Network - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 18:45
1st OAD and manga bundle slated for February 23
Categories: General Anime

Yen Press' Light Novel Imprint Adds Log Horizon, No Game No Life, Devil is a Part-timer!

Anime News Network - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 17:45
Yen On imprint plans more than 24 books next year after initial success
Categories: General Anime

Australian Monopoly: Pokémon Kanto Edition board release date confirmed: Board game hits store ...

BulbaNews - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 17:08
Following the previously reported U.S. release date of Monopoly: Pokémon Edition, EB Games have announced that the board game would have an Australian release date of December 2014.
Categories: Pokemon News

The Coolest Cosplay at PAX Prime, Day 1

Kotaku - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 17:00

The Coolest Cosplay at PAX Prime, Day 1

The PAX that begat all other PAXes has come back around, bringing thousands of fans of all stripes to Seattle to nerd out together. Is there cosplay? Of course. Take a look at some of the best geek culture get-ups right here.

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Daily Cosplay - Beauty and the Beast's Belle

Anime News Network - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 17:00
Character: Belle Series/Movie: Beauty and the Beast Cosplayer: Puppetsfalls Photographer: Colin Kelly We asked photographer Colin Kelly, "What tips can...
Categories: General Anime

Wii U Tops 7 Million Sold Worldwide

gamrFeed - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 16:50

The Wii U, the first eighth generation home console released, has sold more than seven million units worldwide. This figure makes it the second bestselling console, behind the PlayStation 4 and ahead of the Xbox One. It has taken the Wii U 21 months to reach this milestone.

Sales for the Wii U had been poor for most of the year with weekly sales of around 30,000 units for much of the year. However, since the release of Mario Kart 8 in May the console has remained above 50,000 units sold every week and has sold nearly one million units in three months.

There has been seven games that have sold more than one million units for the Wii U and more than 28 million games sold at retail. The bestselling game is New Super Mario Bros. U which has sold 4.18 million units. Nintendo Land has sold 3.10 million units, Mario Kart 8 2.58 million units, Super Mario 3D World 2.23 million units, New Super Luigi U 1.70 million units, Wii Party U 1.34 million units, and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD 1.04 million units.

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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. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251815/wii-u-tops-7-million-sold-worldwide/

The Importance of Marketing Bayonetta 2 - Article

gamrFeed - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 16:23

Nintendo’s marketing for its Wii U console has been met with little positivity thus far.  One of the biggest impediments to the system establishing its identity early on was that many people thought that the Gamepad was merely an add-on peripheral for the original Wii console.  Nintendo has made strides to rectify this problem, but many would still agree that their advertising regarding software remains scarce. 

Mario Kart 8’s promotion earlier this year, including plentiful TV ads, a free game offer, and even a McDonald’s campaign, was certainly a step in the right direction, but Nintendo needs to keep the momentum going forward.  Aside from their big holiday title, Super Smash Bros., no upcoming game for Wii U this year is in more need of a proper advertising campaign than Platinum Games’ Bayonetta 2.

Back in September of 2012, the internet exploded when Nintendo announced that Bayonetta 2, the sequel to the original Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 title, was officially a Wii U exclusive.  The first Bayonetta sold just over 2 million copies between both consoles and seeing as how so many vocal fans of the original game lamented the sequel’s existence on a console that some of them never intended on purchasing, it’s safe to say that the series has amassed a pretty passionate fan base.  This presents an added challenge for Nintendo to not only advertise the mature-rated title accordingly, but also successfully lure the game’s established fan base over to Wii U. 

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - The Importance of Marketing Bayonetta 2 - Article

Fate/stay night TV Anime's 3rd Character Ad Highlights Shirō Emiya

Anime News Network - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 15:45
Anime of original game's 'Unlimited Blade Works' route to premiere on October 4
Categories: General Anime

The Saturday Morning Stream Casts Lichdom: Battlemage

Kotaku - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 15:20

 Battlemage

In this week's very special episode of the Saturday Morning Stream, the mildly-medicated Michael Fahey triumphantly returns to get his first-person magic combat on with Lichdom: Battlemage.

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Peggle 2 Coming to PlayStation 4 - News

gamrFeed - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 14:03

Peggle 2, the sequel to the award winning Peggle, will finally be making its way to the PS4, PopCap have announced. The game will be released on the PS4 on October 14th.

Along with the announcement, Popcap teased a mock PS4 cover, which can be seen below:

Peggle2  1

This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Peggle 2 Coming to PlayStation 4 - News

This Week In The Business: Casually Pathetic

Kotaku - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 14:00

 Casually Pathetic

QUOTE | “It's kind of a passive attitude they're taking, and to me it's kind of a pathetic thing.” - Legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto explaining why Nintendo isn't going to try to make games specifically for a casual audience like they used to on the Wii.

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Yukana, Yukari Tamura, Hisako Kanemoto Join Gugure! Kokkuri-san Anime

Anime News Network - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 14:00
Kazutomi Yamamoto also joins cast as Yamamoto-kun for October TV anime
Categories: General Anime

Anime Director Toshio Hirata Passes Away

Anime News Network - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 13:00
Unico, Pet Shop of Horrors, Barefoot Gen 2 director was 76
Categories: General Anime

4th Persona 4 the Golden Animation Blu-ray/DVD Comes With New Episode

Anime News Network - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:35
New episode being released on December 10 is alternate Adachi ending
Categories: General Anime

Rock Band Glay to Perform New Ace of Diamond TV Anime Opening

Anime News Network - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:30
Band makes 1st song to be used in anime in 15 years
Categories: General Anime

8/25/2014: Bad Plumber's Mate

Kotaku - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:00

8/25/2014: Bad Plumber's Mate

It's not Wario, it's Bad Plumber. It's not Waluigi, it's Bad Plumber's Mate, as Ben Lee has found. Poor Waluigi. He's not even "Bad Plumber # 2."

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Crunchyroll to Also Stream One Piece '3D2Y' Anime Special

Anime News Network - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:30
Stream for 2-hour "mysterious episode" available in U.S., Canada, S. Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America
Categories: General Anime

Live-Action Patlabor's Part 5 Trailer Streamed

Anime News Network - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:30
Episodes about sniper Kasha, white crocodile mystery to premiere in October
Categories: General Anime

1st Attack on Titan Compilation Film's Trailer Streamed

Anime News Network - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 06:00
Anime to include unaired scene with Eren, Jean in November
Categories: General Anime