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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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Just Saiyan: The 'Dragon Ball Raging Blast' saga!  photo
Just Saiyan: The 'Dragon Ball Raging Blast' saga!
by Bill Zoeker

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 2009's Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast, which is a Dragon Ball fighting game in which Dragon Ball characters... uhh... fight each other. Is it a blast to play? Or will it leave us raging? Let's find out.

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4:30 PM on 05.21.2014

Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash is being localized by FUNimation

Fans of rip-your-clothes-off-while-fighting-to-the-death Senran Kagura Burst should be tickled pink, as the popular ninja girl beat-'em-up is receiving an anime series courtesy of FUNimation. Tamsoft's side-scrolling saga wa...

Brittany Vincent

3:30 PM on 05.21.2014

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

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...

Brittany Vincent







Review: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle photo
Review: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle
by Brittany Vincent

How do you like your fighting games? Personally, I like mine with a sizable dose of pop culture references and eye-melting color palettes infused with a healthy dose of humor that's hilariously self-aware. That's what you get with JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, the most gleefully insane anime-inspired fighter the genre has seen in some time.

Distilling a good 25 years' worth of story arcs from the wildly popular JoJo's Bizarre Adventure into an accessible fighter that anyone can enjoy is no easy feat, and yet developer CyberConnect2 has done an admirable job that should be praised. Even if your heart is as black as professional jerk Dio Brando's.

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3:30 PM on 05.14.2014

Another Persona 3 The Movie #2 trailer? Alright, sure

Is it just me or is Akihiko-senpai looking softer and handsomer? The first movie is getting an English (subtitled) release next week, May 20. Part 2, above, is coming to Japanese theaters on June 7. An English dub would be nice for those of us who experienced Persona 3 in English, but I guess pretty animation will have to suffice.

Steven Hansen

10:15 AM on 05.12.2014

A day late: Naruto's mom joins Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

My apologies for coming in with this a day after Mother's Day. Naruto's mama, Kushina Uzumaki, joins Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution as a fighter. Namco Bandai says that her appearance in the game will ...

Dale North

6:30 PM on 05.09.2014

MangaGamer puts Shuffle! sequel Really? Really! up for preorder

MangaGamer has just announced that Really? Really!, the third game in the heart-wrenching Shuffle! franchise, is now available for preorder for a June 6 release. It's nowhere near the caliber of Steins;Gate, if my review was ...

Brittany Vincent