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8:00 AM on 06.19.2014

The Bayonetta anime is coming to the US by way of Funimation

The Bayonetta anime -- titled "Bloody Fate" -- is a thing, and now we know that it's coming to the US and Canada due to Funimation's international distribution rights acquisition. There's no date set, but it's definitely...

Chris Carter







Just Saiyan: The Advanced Adventure Saga! Part One  photo
Just Saiyan: The Advanced Adventure Saga! Part One
by Bill Zoeker

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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9:30 PM on 06.16.2014

It's out of the frying pan and into the fire with Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit!

There's a real dearth of rhythm games out there these days, so I take them any way I can get them. Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit! looks like a frantic and quite fun rhythm game in the vein of the Hatsune Miku titles...

Brittany Vincent

8:30 PM on 06.16.2014

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus looks great in a 3D environment

For the longest time while watching this latest Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus trailer, I thought I was looking at a bowl of Jello sitting on a table that someone wouldn't stop tapping. But then I realized it was actually a v...

Brittany Vincent

2:00 AM on 06.14.2014

Sekai Project successfully funds World End Economica Episodes 2 and 3

World End Economica may have had a disappointing start, but episodes two and three could very well make up for that. Sekai Project turned to Kickstarter to drum up interest for the additional two episodes, and the project ...

Brittany Vincent

3:00 PM on 06.11.2014

Bandai Namco reveals new Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn pre-order DLC

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn is coming on July 4th, priced at $40. If you pre-order it you'll get extra content, but I wouldn't worry about it too much since the core game comes with 100 mobile suits by default. The conten...

Chris Carter

2:00 AM on 06.07.2014

Absolute Despair Girl: Danganronpa Another Episode is a thing and it has a trailer

If Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair receiving an English release wasn't enough Danganronpa news for you, then we've got seconds coming around. Don't be shy. Take a hefty helping of this brand new Danganronpa spinoff Absolute D...

Brittany Vincent

9:00 PM on 06.04.2014

Get pumped for September's Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair with new character portraits

If you've been patiently waiting for your next tasty dose of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, I've got something to sate your hunger. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is dated for a September 2 release for Vita owners, but in ...

Brittany Vincent

1:30 PM on 06.04.2014

Great-looking indie RPG Shiness meets its $100K goal

I told you about the incredible-looking Shiness a few days ago, and since then it's reached and exceeded its Kickstarter goal of $100,000. Ynnis Interactive's ambitious role-playing game now has a gameplay video that showcas...

Brittany Vincent

12:00 PM on 06.01.2014

Guild Wars 2 meets anime in this stop motion fight scene

From the painstaking artistry at work, to my upbringing with films like The Nightmare Before Christmas, there's a reverence that I'll always have for stop motion animation, even if the final product isn't amazing (looking at...

Abel Girmay

9:00 PM on 05.28.2014

Shiness is one of the best-looking Kickstarter projects I've ever seen

Every so often, I come across a Kickstarter project that I feel truly excited for. Most recently, it was Amplitude, but before that it was the peculiar Shiness, a gorgeous RPG that I'm hoping to see available for purchase so...

Brittany Vincent



Just Saiyan: The Dragon Ball Raging Blast Saga episode 2 photo
Just Saiyan: The Dragon Ball Raging Blast Saga episode 2
by Max Scoville

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 cool. There are several dozen Dragon Ball Z games, so Bill and I are going on a "Mystical Adventure" and taking a "Grand Tour" of as many of these titles as possible. First up is Dragon Ball: Raging Blast on Xbox 360.

Join us in the comments to discuss things so dorky we've been embarrassed to talk about them in public since high school.

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6:30 PM on 05.27.2014

Get your card battle on with Monster Monpiece, out today

Monster Monpiece has finally arrived, and I can't wait to tear into it. Card battling has been my forte, all the way from my Pokémon TCG League days up to now, where I reminisce about Triple Triad daily. There's someth...

Brittany Vincent

12:45 PM on 05.27.2014

Record of Lodoss War Online teaser site opens

Record of Lodoss war will be getting a new game release in the form of a Korean-made online PC game. Details are scarce as to whether it not it will be free-to-play (it probably will be), but for now, a new teaser site h...

Chris Carter

12:15 PM on 05.27.2014

Psycho-Pass is getting a game on Xbox One

The Production I.G helmed anime Psycho Pass will be getting a game, it seems. It'll be released on the Xbox One, and will feature an original story with new characters. Creator Urobuchi will be supervising the game,...

Chris Carter



Review: World End Economica Episode 1 photo
Review: World End Economica Episode 1
by Brittany Vincent

Visual novels are a finicky medium. It's difficult enough to drum up interest because of their exotic origins, and harder still to find an audience due to their nature -- it's a bunch of reading. And you can't always be sure that the story you're reading is going to be one that you'll want to invest dozens of hours in. On one hand, you've got a menagerie of engaging tales that capture the imagination and ensnare the reader until the very end. On the other, you've got a set of stories with dull, flavorless dialogue and uninteresting protagonists.

Why waste time on a less-than-stellar adventure when there are juicier ones at your disposal? I find myself asking this question and others when it comes to World End Economica Episode 1, Spice and Wolf author Isuna Hasekura's three-part visual novel series that follows a teenager who runs away from home and attempts to make a living for himself in the world of day trading. It's ambitious in scope, but ultimately ends up failing due to a lack of interactivity and a protagonist that's difficult to root for. 

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