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Video Games Are Better With Dancing Pixel Birds

Kotaku - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:30

Video Games Are Better With Dancing Pixel Birds

French artist Kévin creates his animations in a rather unique way: by using Flipnote Studio, a downloadable application for the Nintendo DS. This makes all of his art look like something from a 90s handheld game.

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Black Bullet Irredeemably Ruins An Otherwise Good Premise

Kotaku - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:00

Black Bullet Irredeemably Ruins An Otherwise Good Premise

Back at the start of the spring season, as I wrote short summaries about all the season's then upcoming anime, post-apocalyptic tale Black Bullet was one of the anime I was most looking forward to. However, less than two episodes in I could already see that it was failing to live up to its interesting premise.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Poster Has an Unfortunate 9/11 Reference

Kotaku - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:30

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Poster Has an Unfortunate 9/11 Reference

While the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie will be out August 8 in North America, it won't be out until September 11 in Australia. Paramount Pictures' Australia branch showed off the movie's poster, which is truly unfortunate.

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New Anime Casts the Ghostbusters as Penguin-Hunting Kidnappers

Kotaku - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00

New Anime Casts the Ghostbusters as Penguin-Hunting Kidnappers

Tokyo ESP is the story of a teenage girl with the power to phase through solid objects and a teenage boy with the power to teleport who decide to become superheroes. So while I wouldn't have been surprised by an X-Men cameo, I certainly didn't expect the Ghostbusters to show up—especially as villains!

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Koei Tecmo Games Absorbs Gust Game Development Company

Anime News Network - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00
Merger will go into effect on October 1
Categories: General Anime

Watch Us Play the Neptunia SRPG

Kotaku - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:00

In the past, the Neptunia series has taken the form of turn-based JRPGs and an idol simulator . Now, the newest game moves the series into the realm of tactical strategy RPGs. Join us as we see how this game full of game-series-reimagined-as-anime-girls plays.

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No.6's Kino Starts Setsuna Graffiti Manga

Anime News Network - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:00
Story of boys who aim to be firework technicians launched on Monday in ARIA
Categories: General Anime

Link Dies 104 Times in this Ocarina of Time Supercut

Kotaku - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 09:40

Link Dies 104 Times in this Ocarina of Time Supercut

Balls in the face might be the deadliest of them all, but the other 103 threats were still dangerous enough to take out the Hero of Time. At least in this video.

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Pervy Super Famicom Game Lets You Play One-Handed

Kotaku - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 09:20

Pervy Super Famicom Game Lets You Play One-Handed

Makes sense as this is, perhaps, the Super Famicom's most dubious unlicensed game: SM Teacher.

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Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, July 20-27

Anime News Network - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 09:10
One Piece sells 12,816 + 12,695, followed by Kuroko's Basketball, Love Live, The Wind Rises, Precure
Categories: General Anime

Tetsuya Mizuguchi of Rez and Lumines fame is working on a new puzzle game. 4Gamer says it's for smar

Kotaku - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 09:00

Tetsuya Mizuguchi of Rez and Lumines fame is working on a new puzzle game. 4Gamer says it's for smartphones, while Insider says the platform hasn't been announced. The title is TBA, but the game will have a "mysterious story" and is slated for this winter. Currently, there are negotiations for a global distributor.

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Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, July 20-27

Anime News Network - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:40
Frozen sells 299,197 more, followed by Love Live, Girls & Panzer, Koimonogatari, Ghost in the Shell Arise
Categories: General Anime

Pokémon Wearing Glasses Is a Meme

Kotaku - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:30

Pokémon Wearing Glasses Is a Meme

Who knew Pocket Monsters looked so good in glasses? I sure didn't. But now I do.

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If Your Phone Rings on Live TV, Don't Do This

Kotaku - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:00

If Your Phone Rings on Live TV, Don't Do This

Recently, on a Vietnamese morning show, a guest was talking about the serious flooding in Lang Son when something unexpected happened: His phone rang.

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Opinion: The One Thing I Want in the New Doom

Kotaku - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:14

 The One Thing I Want in the New Doom

Of all the games that have been announced as coming soon, between Freedom Wars and Destiny, the only game that I'm particularly excited over is the reincarnation of Doom. Why? Because the original Doom is still the greatest game I ever played, and while none of the sequels (including Doom 2) captured what I possibly subjectively consider Doom's perfection, they were double-barrels of fun and a hel of a good time. Get it? Because, shotguns, and imps, and... yeah, nevermind.

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A Handy Illustrated Chart Of Minecraft Enemies

Kotaku - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:54

A Handy Illustrated Chart Of Minecraft Enemies

A Redditor created this charmingly-illustrated chart of Minecraft enemies—click expand to see it full-sized.

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​For One Night, The Last Of Us Was A Musical

Kotaku - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 03:31

​For One Night, The Last Of Us Was A Musical

Tonight's stage performance of The Last of Us: One Night Live was weird, ramshackle, funny, and kinda unlike any video-game event I've seen. The best part, easily, was the musical number.

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F.I.N.E. A.R.T. Power

Kotaku - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 03:30

F.I.N.E. A.R.T. Power

Alan Bay is an artist who has worked for companies like Ubisoft and Koei.

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Sucks To Be A Viking Who Doesn't Get Into Valhalla

Kotaku - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 03:00

Sucks To Be A Viking Who Doesn't Get Into Valhalla

This is Jotun. It's an "action-exploration" game, where you control a viking who has died an "inglorious death". That doesn't sound good.

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This thing was first shown off over a year ago.

Kotaku - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:30

This thing was first shown off over a year ago. And it's still not out. What's up, Figma? Killing us softly?

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