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Aug 04 // 8BitBrian

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...
Jul 29 // 8BitBrian

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...
Jul 29 // 8BitBrian

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...
Jul 29 // 8BitBrian

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...
Jul 24 // 8BitBrian

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 ...
Jul 24 // 8BitBrian

Preview: Astro Boy

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...
Jul 22 // 8BitBrian

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...
Jul 21 // 8BitBrian

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...
Jul 12 // 8BitBrian

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...
Jul 07 // 8BitBrian

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 ...
Jul 03 // 8BitBrian

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...
Jun 25 // 8BitBrian

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...
Jun 12 // 8BitBrian

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...
Jun 12 // 8BitBrian

'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...
Jun 09 // 8BitBrian

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...
Jun 08 // 8BitBrian

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...
Jun 04 // 8BitBrian

NBA 2K10's cover athlete is...Kobe Bryant!

I'll flat out admit it: I'm taking one for the team while Samit is at E3 and posting this. At least I know who Kobe Bryant is, so this post isn't going to be a complete failure.But yes, Kobe Bryant has made it onto the cover ...
Jun 04 // 8BitBrian

E3 09: Lionhead taking precautions against 'touching' Milo

Peter Molyneux knows that we're a savage group of people. We kick children, shout obscenities, and curb-stomp puppies on a daily basis. So, not surprisingly, within moments of Lionhead Studio's Milo project being unveiled, ma...
Jun 04 // 8BitBrian

E3 09: Konami announces Pop 'n Music for the Wii

Pop 'n Music is one of those arcade games that is just hardcore. I don't have the the ability to focus as well as those people do, so I flounder quickly. But that's partially because I don't get enough practice with it. Thank...
Jun 04 // 8BitBrian

E3 09: Kojima bringing Metal Gear to 360 (Update)

Well, here we go: Kojima's new project is Metal Gear Solid: Rising, which will featuring Raiden as the main character. With the tagline of "Lightning Bolt Action," we now have the start of the Metal Gear franchise o...
Jun 04 // 8BitBrian

E3 09: Kojima announces Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

Not to leave Sony out in the cold, Hideo Kojima announced Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker at the Sony Press Conference. The title, a direct sequel to Metal Gear Solid 3, takes place ten years after the events of the game, will...
Jun 03 // 8BitBrian

E3 09: Taking a look at the Big 3's keynote speeches

So now that our E3 coverage is in full swing, and the major press conferences are behind us, it's time to take a step back and do like we do every year, and take a look at what Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have presented to ...
Jun 03 // 8BitBrian

For the last time: rape games are banned in Japan

[As originally posted on Japanator]So, this seems like the final update in the whole rape game saga: The EOCS has met, with about 100 representatives total gathering, and reached the nearly unanimous decision that rape games ...
Jun 03 // 8BitBrian

Let Aksys know that you want a BlazBlue Mighty Mugg

[As originally posted on Tomopop]Often times, video game companies like Capcom and Atlus give us little figures or plushes that tie into their upcoming releases, but this might mark the first time a company's ever created som...
Jun 03 // 8BitBrian

E3 09: Brutal Legend videos are so good, they melt faces

So, I can only assume you've read about Burch 'n Davis playing Brutal Legend, and will be hungrily anticipating our hands-on that'll be coming up later. Well, in the meantime, I'm here to bombard you with assets, this time of...
Jun 03 // 8BitBrian

E3 09: Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 is entirely in slow motion

Must slow motion be used excessively in every single sports trailer? I realize that it heightens the tension when used properly, but it seems like recently it's taken over the entirety of the trailer. Point in case being the ...
Jun 03 // 8BitBrian

Not quite E3 09: Witcher 1.5 enchanced edition announced

While this hasn't been announced at E3, we did get word this morning of a new version of The Witcher. This 1.5 version will include everything from the Enhanced Edition of The Witcher, plus another five fan-made adventures. T...
Jun 03 // 8BitBrian

E3 09: Rumortime! Does Metroid: Other M have a release date?

Intrepid reader Tobbii sent us in a video he put together breaking down the Metroid: Other M video, attempting to discern any secrets from it. Since so few details are available at the moment, there's a lot up for interpretat...
Jun 03 // 8BitBrian

E3 09: Starz and more bring new anime to the PSN

Yesterday, during Sony's press conference, they mentioned a whole host of new content joining the PlayStation Network. Now, knowing me, I'm taking a moment to highlight some of the content that is near and dear to my heart. A...
Jun 03 // 8BitBrian

E3 09: EA CEO behind Sony motion controls and Project Natal

Catching up with EA CEO John Riccitiello, IndustryGamers talked with him about the upcoming future of motion controllers. The boys at EA have been playing around with both Sony and Microsoft's technologies for a while, and th...

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