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A new challenger appears? Amazon will be acquiring Twitch.tv (UPDATED)

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It was reported earlier this year that Google was set on acquiring popular streaming service Twitch.tv for an estimated $1 billion. Now it seems another would-be suitor has also set their eyes on the streaming portal. The world’s largest online merchant, Amazon, is reported to be in the late stages … Continue reading

ATLUS announces Margaret as playable character for Persona 4 The Ultimax

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Apparently Persona 4 Golden’s Marie wasn’t the last DLC character in ATLUS’s pocket. Shoryuken reported that the Velvet Room’s assistant, Margaret will also be making her fighting game debut in Persona 4 The Ultimax as a playable character. Details are currently sparse, but she will be fighting with three different … Continue reading

Fanmade Futurama in realistic CG is mindblowing

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Russian 3D artist Alexey Zakharov created this amazing 30-second 3D animation test of the world in Matt Groening’s Futurama. Using a variety of software that includes 3DSMax, Adobe Photoshop, Nuke and After Effects, Zakaharov creates an absolutely beautiful rendition of New New York complete with a very different look for Planet Express’s iconic spaceship. Take … Continue reading

AX 2014: Production I.G news roundup

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We checked in to Production I.G panel this year to see what new titles they have in store for the fans. For the uninitiated, Production I.G. is behind some of the most iconic animes of all time; their portfolio includes the influential Ghost in the Shell and last year’s massive phenomenon Attack on … Continue reading

AX 2014: Kill la Kill’s Ami Koshimizu and Ryoka Yuzuki’s Excellent Panel Adventure

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When we’re talking about panels, Anime Expo’s LP1 is probably the equivalent of Comic-Con’s famous Hall H. Reserved for AX’s most popular panels, it can accompany around 2,000 attendees. A long line usually forms just outside the hall that stretches as far as the eye as see. That’s a lot … Continue reading

Persona 4 Arena The Ultimax DLC Character will be free for one week after release in NA and SA

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Shoryuken reports that Tohru Adachi, antagonist and newly announced character for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, will be for free for one week after the game’s official release in North and South American territories. Afterwards, he will have to be bought. No word on his pricing yet, but to ensure you can … Continue reading

Perfume announces 3rd World Tour that includes first US appearance

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J-pop fans, this one is for you! Electropop band Perfume announced their third world tour with two of them being held in the United States for the first time! You may have heard some of their songs like “Monochrome Effect” in American Dad and most recently “Polyrhythm” n Cars 2. Produced by Capsule … Continue reading

E3 2014: ATLUS dips in a little bit of everything

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ATLUS always has a large presence at E3, and we’re not talking booth size. The past few years, ATLUS has occupied the attendee badges featuring Catherine, Dragon’s Crown and this year, a beary familiar bear we all love, Teddie! We toured ATLUS USA’s booth to get a sneak peek of … Continue reading

Team Fortress 2’s official short film is both charming and cryptic

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I absolutely adore Valve’s Meet the Team series. Quirky, tongue-in-cheek, and full of Easter eggs, they add plenty of personality into Team Fortress 2’s character classes. It demonstrates the incredible potential for animated features from Valve’s animation team that I’d wish they just make a TF2 movie already! Kind of like a … Continue reading

E3 2014: Guilty Gear Xrd- SIGN hands-on preview

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We got down and dirty with the PlayStation 4 version of Arc System Works’s newest 2.5D fighting game, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-. The build we were able to play at E3 had all fourteen playable characters from the arcade version out in the Japan currently, even the boss character, Ramlethal Valentine, herself. When … Continue reading

E3 2014: PlatinumGames brings a new action exclusive to XBOX one

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Hideki Kamiya took to the stage at Xbox’s press conference to unveil PlatinumGames new Xbox One exclusive title, Scalebound, to the world. The CG trailer features a lone swordsman that bear an odd resemblance to another demon slaying character that Kamiya has previously worked on except this time, complete with … Continue reading

E3 2014: Tom Clancy’s The Division gets a new MP trailer

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During Microsoft’s Press conference today, Ubisoft showed off a five minute multiplayer trailer of The Division. It shows off a group of players capturing a base of operations from a rival faction. The trailer showcases the game’s augmented HUD and interacts with elements of the environment. It was announced with “Coming … Continue reading