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8:00 PM on 08.04.2009

Boot Camp: EA Sports Active 30-Day Challenge (Week 3)

Follow me as I spend a month trying to better myself by using EA Sports Active to exercise and follow its diet tips.Coming back from Otakon, I had a nagging problem that only got worse with the drive home and some horsing aro...

8BitBrian

4:40 PM on 07.29.2009

Ready for some 1920's girls playing baseball in Japan?

[As originally posted on Japanator] Taisho Yakyuu Musume is a title with a whole lot of Japanese in it, and it doesn't really tell you much about the game, does it? To explain real quick, and thus give you an idea of what thi...

8BitBrian

3:20 PM on 07.29.2009

Atlus now includes soundtrack with Demon's Souls pre-orders

Atlus really wants to make it worth your while to buy the American edition of Demon's Souls, and so they've decided to sweeten the offer by adding in the game's soundtrack on top of the 40-page artbook and all the other goodi...

8BitBrian

1:20 PM on 07.29.2009

Wait, what? GayGamer a runner up in EA's #Lust contest

Remember EA's #Lust contest for Dante's Inferno that they ran at San Diego Comic Con? Well, in a strange twist of fate, PixelPoet of GayGamer came in as a runner up in the contest, after submitting some pictures of himself wi...

8BitBrian

8:00 PM on 07.24.2009

Badass of the Month Club: I-No

Time once more for the Badass of the Month Club, wherein the staff highlights a character or industry figure of noteworthy badassery.Sexy and deadly are always a good combination. We've seen it for years with characters like ...

8BitBrian



Preview: Astro Boy photo
Preview: Astro Boy
by 8BitBrian

Osamu Tezuka's classic title Astro Boy is an important piece of animation history -- many cite it as the birth of the modern anime, with its debut on TV in 1963 (the manga started in 1952). And now, the character is getting a 3-D film from Imagi Studios, which you can check out the trailer for it here. Coupled with the release of the film is a game from High Voltage Software (The Conduit), and put out by D3Publisher.

What intrigued me about this title is that preceding this title (not directly) is the 2004 title Astro Boy: Omega Factor, an amazing shooter/beat-em-up developed by Treasure that really set the bar high for the people at High Voltage. And things aren't any easier when they said they're looking at Omega Factor as a source of inspiration.

So, how do they hold up? Find out after the jump, of course!

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5:20 PM on 07.22.2009

Trophy unlocked: You played this game way too much

[As originally posted on Japanator] Over at Canned Dogs, they caught wind of a cute little trophy in the newly released RPG Agarest Zero: if you go ahead and complete all the guild quests and unlock all the titles for your ch...

8BitBrian

11:30 PM on 07.21.2009

Boot Camp: EA Sports Active 30-Day Challenge (Week 2)

Follow me as I spend a month trying to better myself by using EA Sports Active to exercise and follow its diet tips.Coming back from Otakon, I've had some time away from Active to really sit and think about how the software h...

8BitBrian

10:00 PM on 07.12.2009

Boot Camp: EA Sports Active 30-Day Challenge (Week 1)

When you take a look at me, I don't seem like someone in dire need of a diet or an exercise program. Clocking in at 6'2" and 184lbs, I come off as a bit lanky to most people -- but the truth is, I've got a lot of fat tha...

8BitBrian

8:00 PM on 07.07.2009

AX 09: The West Coast knows how to do videogame cosplay

The real highlight of our time at Anime Expo was the cosplay. We covered panels here and there, but what all the readers on Japanator really reacted to, and what you guys did when we put up our first round of photos, was the ...

8BitBrian

2:20 PM on 07.03.2009

AX 09: West coast videogame cosplay is hot hot hot!

Dale, Tim Sheehy, and I are here at Anime Expo in Los Angeles. Here at America's largest anime convention, with well over 30,000 people attending, there are plenty of opportunities for some amazing cosplay -- and it doesn't h...

8BitBrian

10:00 AM on 06.25.2009

The King of Games unveils sexy PixelJunk t-shirts

The King of Games is a legendary shirt designer, combining their sharp designs with high-quality shirts. Of course, they charge out the nose, at 3,800 yen ($40) per shirt. They've had some fantastic shirts in the past, like t...

8BitBrian

5:20 PM on 06.12.2009

P.S. Triple-san webcomic gets an English translation

[As originally posted on Japanator] Want to see the PS3 at its most innocent and cute? Well, look no further than the forthcoming P.S. Triple-san webcomic that's making its way to the English speaking world via the iPhone App...

8BitBrian

3:40 PM on 06.12.2009

'Ecchi Onee-san Rearing' is a real game, especially on your cellphone

[As originally posted on Japanator] Ah, I love catching strange and bizarre cellphone games announcements off of 2ch. It always puts some context to the absolute batshit-insanity surrounding some of these titles. Like this on...

8BitBrian

7:40 PM on 06.09.2009

Enjoy Dr. Kawashima laughing at you on the iPhone

For only $5.99, you too can now relive those early days of the Nintendo DS by sitting with Dr. Kawashima and playing Brain Age -- or as those Europeans call it, Brain Exercises with Dr. Kawashima. Bandai Namco is the one rele...

8BitBrian

9:00 PM on 06.08.2009

Details emerge from the rape game decisions

[As originally posted on Japanator]While I was recouperating over the weekend, a fax was sent out to all the game makers from the EOCS, with details as to what some of the regulations are. Naturally, we turn to none other tha...

8BitBrian