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He's really the Prince of All Jerks
I was surprised to find myself given the opportunity to interview Christopher Sabat; the founder of voice over studio, Okratron500, and the voice actor for Vegeta, and many other Dragon Ball characters. I've been a huge Drag...

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Watch this purple robot murder a small boy repeatedly


Look, games are hard sometimes
Oct 13
// Max Scoville
Today on Just Saiyan: The Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure saga: Bill and I get our asses kicked by this stupid Red Ribbon Army boss fight for most of the video. But, we tell some of our deepest darkest secrets while this is happening. 
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The cat's butt gazes also into you
Max and I were finally able to resume our series of playing Dragon Ball games, and talking about which Dragon Ball characters are cool and sexually attractive. This is the first of many more to come, so enjoy... unless you don't like Dragon Ball, in which case; why did you click a post with "Saiyan" in the title?

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Dragonball

Dragon Ball Xenoverse lets you learn tons of moves with your custom character


It looks pretty open
Sep 26
// Chris Carter
Dragon Ball Xenoverse is looking to be a pretty open-ended game in terms of custom movesets. Based on this new gameplay trailer, you can learn new specials from existing characters and choose your favorites. I've always been partial to Makankosappo -- whenever I get migraines I sometimes pretend I can do it. Xenoverse is set to hit the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in 2015.
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Cosplay


Cosplay
Aug 19
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Cosplay.
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse

That 'mysterious' Dragon Ball Xenoverse character is you


How disappointing
Aug 14
// Brittany Vincent
I should have known this all along, but I was holding out hope that it would actually be a new character. That "mysterious character" in Dragon Ball Xenoverse is a custom creation. So, in essence, it's "you." You'll be able t...
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I want both of them either way
A group of Dragon Ball Online fans, who happen to also be developers, are translating the game into English and re-releasing it as Dragon Ball Online: Revelations. Meanwhile, we've got more screenshots of Dragon Ball Xenoverse, a game which I still firmly believe to be an adaptation of Dragon Ball Online.

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Dragon Ball Online

Shenron is resurrecting Dragon Ball Online, or maybe it's just a group of players


English-speaking players will finally get a chance to rock the dragon
Jul 22
// Brittany Vincent
Dragon Ball Online shut down its last set of servers in October of last year, but fans are trying their best to relaunch it as Dragon Ball Online: Revelations. In addition to English the game is also being translated to seve...
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse

Mysterious Super Saiyan revealed in new Dragon Ball Xenoverse demos


He shops at all the same places as Trunks
Jul 22
// Brittany Vincent
A new batch of screens and art have revealed more of the mysterious figure seen during the announcement of Dragon Ball Xenoverse at E3 2014. This character, uncharacteristically for Saiyans, seems to have red hair instead of ...
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R.I.P. Murasaki's b-hole
In this final episode of the first Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure saga: Max and I tackle Muscle Tower, talk about Murasaki's ass pole, Goku's descent into madness, and which Dragon Ball characters we'd like to hang out with.

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Dragon Ball Heroes

Finally, I can be the female Saiyan I always roleplayed as in AOL chatrooms


Happy card battle good time fun, on the next episode of Dragon Ball Z!
Jul 16
// Brittany Vincent
Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 is a port of the arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes and is a card battling fighting game. So, you already know I'm interested. It contains more than 2000 cards to collect and fight with an...
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If I can't track down this song, I will lose my mind
In this episode, while playing Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure, Bill and Max discuss Chiaotzu's dim sum secret, Japanese onomatopoeia, that damn song that I can't identify, and why is Nam white in this game?

Just Saiyan: The 'Advanced Adventure' Saga! Part Three

Jul 04 // Bill Zoeker
Justice - "Stress" [embed]277598:54749:0[/embed] Dragon Ball Z OST - "Prevent It! Cell's Perfect Body" [embed]277598:54750:0[/embed]
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When you're fighting a bum, just remember that you don't have a nose
In this episode of Just Saiyan; Max and I talk about Max's adventures at Fanime, the super nasty Bacterian, and Dragon Ball Z butt rock. You do not want to miss the ending. A dog finally breaks Max. For reference: the songs Max is talking about when he mentions DBZ being sampled are below.

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Dog Dynasty in full effect
Those darn dogs! We're playing Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure for the GBA again. We broach a lot of subjects this time around; from Mr. Popo's endless power, to King Furry's dark secret, to the reason for the Senzu Bean shortage. 

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We may finally get a taste of the Korea-only game
New details have been released about the upcoming Dragon Ball Xenoverse game from Bandai Namco. We see more of the mysterious warrior with a mixed-up costume design, and a design for Future Trunks that looks identical to his...

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Just what is Tien doing with Chiaotzu, though?!
We're back with a whole new arc of hanging out and talking about Dragon Ball. We've jumped into the GameBoy Advance title, Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure, one of the best Dragon Ball games out there. In this episode, we beat up boar bandits, fall down holes, and have uncomfortable conversations about Yamcha and Tien's relationships with their small companions.

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Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z joins the new generation with Dragon Ball Xenoverse


What's the scouter say about current-gen power level?
Jun 10
// Abel Girmay
Another year brings another Dragon Ball fighter, but this time, the series has new hardware to play with. Dragon Ball Xenoverse is the next entry of Dragon Ball Z arena fighters, bringing the franchise to the Xbox One and Pl...
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Go eat some damn clouds!
Max and I have somehow been allowed to make an all Dragon Ball Let's Play series, called Just Saiyan, and we have no intention of stopping. Here's the third and final episode of our first "Raging Blast Saga". We just filmed a bunch of stuff for our next saga, so let us know what you like and don't like, and we'll incorporate or ignore those things.

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What's YOUR stance on Yamcha?
If you missed it last week, Bill and I started an all Dragon Ball let's-play/let's-bullshit-about series called Just Saiyan, since we spend most of our workdays arguing like twelve-year-olds about whether or not Vegeta is co...

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Our pun power level is surpassed only by King Kai
Here is the debut episode of Just Saiyan! A Let's Play series devoted entirely to exploring the very long list of video games based on Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT. Today, the Max and myself are playing 200...

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Dragon Ball Z

Hopefully details about the newest Dragon Ball project will come faster than Frieza's defeat


New game teased for PS4, PS3, and 360
May 21
// Brittany Vincent
Next time on Dragon Ball Z, a brand new project appears for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360! A teaser site appears with nothing on it aside from the text (in Japanese) "teaser site open," upcoming plans for a trail...
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Dragon Ball Z

There's a new Dragon Ball Z game in the works for PlayStation 4


PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 too
May 16
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The latest issue of V Jump magazine is showing off a brand new Dragon Ball Z game. What makes this significant in particular is that it's going to be the first Dragon Ball Z title to hit the current-generation of consoles. We...
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2D, 90's Capcom-styled
Okay, maybe I haven't played a Dragon Ball Z game since Budokai 2, but I think that claim would hold up, even if it's my affinity for 2D speaking. But seriously, this years-in-the-making, well animated, Mugen-based DBZ fan g...

Review: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z

Mar 19 // Wesley Ruscher
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Xbox 360 [reviewed], PS3)Developer: ArtdinkPublisher: Namco BandaiReleased: January 28, 2014 MSRP: $59.99 Since the Budokai series on the PlayStation 2, Dragon Ball Z fans have been trudging through the same tired story on a seemingly annual basis. Battle of Z, as both a positive and negative, embraces that many fans have been there and done that. While it’s refreshing to not be bogged down with the same reprized scenes that made the series what it is today, the utter lack of any true presentations makes the whole experience feel rather lackluster. Instead the focus is on four-versus-four team battles. The single-player portion takes players across the same locals that any seasoned DBZ fan has visited numerous times, but now with the expansiveness that cramming eight fighters into an area can afford. Bigger areas to zip through and teleport around, combined with destructible environments like rocks and trees, while enjoyable at first only add later to the tedium of trying to finish off a fleeing opponent. There are 60 missions to fight through culminating in the Kid Buu Saga, but for the most part even when things mix up slightly -- like taking on a single Great Ape Vegeta -- they feel the same since combat typically falls upon the same rinse and repeat tactics. Additionally, in incorporating teams of four into each battle, much of the anime’s canon is thrown out the window, especially when you decide that four Gokus are better than any team with Yamcha on it. Online play is where Battle of Z is hoping to capture the biggest draw for its players. Sadly, a month out of release and the community is all but barren. In fact, I have only found one online match to date and was promptly kicked. The game allows for both cooperative battle -- that I can only assume makes the mission mode more enjoyable -- and team battle modes. Team battle ranges from standard four-versus-four affairs to eight-player free-for-alls, and even has a capture the Dragon Balls mode, but alas since I have no friends playing online and with the complete omission of any local play, I can only imagine that these modes offer more strategy and excitement than the rather mundane single-player offering. [embed]272149:53038:0[/embed] Perhaps single-player missions would be more engaging if Battle of Z felt like more than just a multiplayer serving of the series’ past titles. Combat is regulated to simple button presses to execute each of the character’s special and normal moves. Combos rely on basic, repetitive button tapping and don’t require much skill to execute. It’s the same formula for fighting the series is known for, and even amid the larger scale of events nothing ever amounts to anything more than isolated one-on-one encounters. It may be four-on-four, but aside from the occasional team up or chase attack, things boil down to the standards that made Dragon Ball Z games what they are today. The only things that truly augment combat are the trading cards and the ability to issue basic support commands to teammates. Trading cards are earned after missions and allow each character to be modified and customized to a player's liking. Stats like strength, speed, and Ki can be increased to make characters near godlike with the right selection. I can only imagine this leading to everyone using the same builds online, but as I stated earlier online (at least on Xbox 360) is near extinct. As for issuing commands, they are regulated to different directions on the D-pad. Players can ask their team to focus on fighting, defense, team attacks, or going all out. For the most part the AI reacts properly, but aside from when I asked my squad to go on defense, I never really felt they acted too different. Then again when are fights in Dragon Ball Z presented as anything less than all out? Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z could have been something special with its eight-player battles. Prior games have been all style and no substance and unfortunately the latest is more of the same, possibly even less thanks to its bare-bones presentation. If you’re a huge fan of the iconic anime looking for even more fighting action -- and you have friends who are willing to fork out the cash to join you online -- there is some enjoyment to be had. For everyone else, aside from the increased multiplayer, you've already played this before.
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More like Battle of ZzzZzz
On paper, the thought of participating in an eight-player Dragon Ball Z battle sounds like the stuff of fanboy dreams. Blasting Kamehamehas across the chasms of Namek while fighting alongside your favorite Saiyans could be as...

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DBZ:BoZ trailer

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z has a stupid name, new trailer


New trailer, same dumb name
Jan 17
// Steven Hansen
Dibzboz is kind of fun to say, I guess. Battle of Z is probably a combination of an apology for the Dragon Ball Z Kinect game and a way to cash in on the fact that there is a new Dragon Ball Z movie that officially retcons G...
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The new Dragon Ball Z game includes a Goku figure


If you live in Europe, that is
Nov 05
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is getting a pretty sweet Collector's Edition over in Europe. It'll include a Super Saiyan Goku figure, an artbook, and a Naruto Sage's costume for Goku. I want the figure, but that's about it. The...
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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z gets Naruto costume


Promo deal announced at TGS
Sep 19
// Dale North
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z was announced earlier this summer (set to launch next year), but Namco Bandai updated us here at Tokyo Game Show with details on a bonus costume for the game. Players that nab Dragon Ball Z: Battle ...
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Dragon Ball Z

Get ready to rumble with Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z


This game is definitely pretty
Jul 20
// Jayson Napolitano
Namco Bandai announced of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z a few weeks back at Anime Expo, but here at San Diego Comic Con, we're getting more details.You've heard that the emphasis is on team battles (up to eight players at once, ...
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Dragon Ball Z

Guess the power rating of this DBZ: Battle of Z trailer


It's over nine thou...
Jun 21
// Chris Carter
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z has been announced for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PlayStation Vita (neat!), and chances are you've seen this trailer before in some form. This time around, the emphasis is on team battles, featuring te...






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