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  • Aniplex of America Acquires DURARARA!! X 2

    Durarara!! X 2 will be streaming in simulcast this January.

    SANTA MONICA, CA (November 19, 2014) – This winter, fans of the DURARARA!! animated series are in for a real treat. Aniplex of America, Inc. has announced on their Aniplex Live Show that they have acquired DURARARA!! X 2 and is set to simulcast starting in January 2015. Five years after this sensational series originally aired, the colorful members are back on the streets of
    Ikebukuro for their highly-anticipated sequel. Fans will enjoy this extended tale through 3 separate installments. The first installment will begin its simulcast schedule this January and will be available for fans to stream on Hulu (www.hulu.com) and Crunchyroll (www.crunchyroll.com). The start date and time of the streaming schedule will be announced at a later date. Aniplex of America, Inc. had also announced that their official English homepage for DURARARA!! X 2 will launch today at: www.DurararaUSA.com where fans can enjoy details on this upcoming series including detailed character descriptions and an English subtitled trailer.

    DURARARA!! X 2 is an anime adaptation based on the light novel series created by author Ryohgo Narita. Takahiro Omori will once again be directing alongside many members from the previous series. The studio shuka will be responsible for the animation production and this will be its first major project.

    About DURARARA!! X 2
    “6 Months Later…We haven’t changed at all… or it seems….”
    Half a year after the turmoil that rocked the entire city of Ikebukuro—
    Peace has once again returned to the city and people are living each day normally. The high school students enjoy their days of youth as the strongest and most dangerous man of Ikebukuro works diligently. The informant plots a new scheme and the headless rider is pursued by the cops as she rides through the night…But soon this normal will be cut short by the abnormal. Slowly but surely, the unknown will seize the city and face an all new storm.

    About Aniplex of America Inc.
    Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases such as Sword Art Online, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Durarara!!, Fate/zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the Garden of sinners, Blue Exorcist, Anohana: The Movie, Silver Spoon, OREIMO 2, Blast of Tempest, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Oreshura, and Vividred Operation. The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles Sword Art Online II, ALDNOAH.ZERO, Persona4 the Golden ANIMANTION, MEKAKUCITY ACTORS, The irregular at magic high school, Mushi-Shi Next Passage, Nanana’s Buried Treasure, NISEKOI, World Conquest Zvezda Plot, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, and Samurai Flamenco.
    www.AniplexUSA.com
    www.facebook.com/AniplexUSA
    www.Youtube.com/AniplexUS

    4 hours 20 minutes ago
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
    It’s 2001 all over again. Some thirteen years after Melee’s release, Nintendo has finally formulated an experience which compares appreciably to the masterpiece that we all love (and many of us still play). Whether for fun or for glory, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the follow-up Smash fans have been anticipating since.
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  • 19 hours 27 minutes ago
  • News from G-Star 2014, Unreal Engine 4.6 + Game Jam Results!

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    Here's your weekly Unreal Engine news drop!
    NEWS FROM G-STAR 2014
    Project HON from NCsoft, Lost Ark from Smilegate and Sudden Attack 2 from Nexon have one thing in common - they're all built with Unreal Engine technology! Lost Ark and Sudden Attack 2 are powered by Unreal Engine 3, and Project HON is NCsoft's first publicly revealed Unreal Engine 4 game.
    UNREAL ENGINE 4.6 PREVIEW
    On today’s livestream, Technical Director Mike Fricker, Tools Programmer Dan Hertzga and Community Manager Chance Ivey will walk through exciting new features in 4.6! Major upgrades include the ability to create networking via Blueprint visual scripting, network gameplay recording and playback, Oculus SDK updates, and much more. Folks can submit questions here and everyone's invited to tune in at 11am PT / 2pm ET at  http://www.twitch.tv/unrealengine.
    OCTOBER GAME JAM VIDEO
    The October Game Jam theme was "Bump in the Night" - check out a compilation of the 20+ entries!
    NOVEMBER GAME JAM RESULTS
    Today on Twitch Epic will announce the winners from the November Game Jam! This month’s theme was “Two Birds With One Stone,” and UE4 developers sent through a plethora of beautiful submissions. You can see a few screenshots below, or download the images here. Be sure to tune in to see the winners and a new video montage of all 25 entries!
    TWITCH SCHEDULE THROUGH END OF 2014
    ·  11/20 - 4.6 Preview and Game Jam Winner Announce
    ·  11/27 - NO STREAM - THANKSGIVING
    ·  12/04 - Mixamo will show off their new UE4 tools
    ·  12/11 - NVIDIA will discuss Maxwell and new initiatives
    ·  12/18 - James “Xenome" Kaufeldt from the UE4 community visits Epic!
    ·  12/25 - NO STREAM - CHRISTMAS
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  • 19 hours 36 minutes ago
  • Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

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    REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 20, 2014 -- This week's Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

    Nintendo eShop on Wii U

    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – Face off against a massive roster of video game all-stars! Send your rivals flying with powerful attacks to earn new customizable equipment that trick out your fighter's moves and stats. Then power-up and train amiibo figures (each sold separately) to take on your friends. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be available on Nov. 21. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

    Watch_Dogs – Watch_Dogs tells the story of Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. The game lets players use Chicago as their weapon to exact their own style of revenge. Watch_Dogs takes advantage of the Wii U hardware with a detailed and interactive map of Chicago displayed on the Wii U GamePad controller, as well as off-TV play, letting gamers continue playing Watch_Dogs solely on the GamePad.

    Virtual Console on Wii U

    DK: King of Swing – In this Game Boy Advance adventure, grab, climb and swing on pegs as you charge and bash through enemies that block your way. Collect bananas and Crystal Coconuts in the five worlds of Adventure mode, or play some puzzling levels in single-player Jungle Jam mode. Find those medals and let the festivities begin!

    Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

    Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – Soar high above the Hoenn region on an unforgettable quest to be the very best Pokémon Trainer. As you catch, battle and train a variety of Pokémon, you'll unleash powerful new Mega Evolutions. Seek out Legendary Pokémon from regions near and far while uncovering the secret powers of Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre. Click here to watch a trailer for the games.

    Special Offers:

    Get a Smashing Soundtrack and Mewtwo DLC – For a limited time, buy and register both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to receive a special soundtrack CD and free Mewtwo DLC from Club Nintendo. The soundtrack CD offer runs Nov. 21 through Jan. 13, 2015. The Mewtew DLC offer runs Nov. 21 through Mar. 31, 2015.

    National StreetPass Weekend is back! – Swing by a Nintendo Zone hot spot with your Nintendo 3DS system from Nov. 26 through Nov. 30. We are mashing up StreetPass Relay Points across the U.S. and Canada so you can get up to six StreetPass tags from many different places. Collect puzzle pieces from Mii characters to fill up your puzzle panels in Puzzle Swap or pick up enemy tokens for StreetSmash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Find a hotspot near you here: http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/nintendozone.

    Nintendo eShop Sales:

    Nintendo eShop on Wii U

    Nordic Games is putting Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune and other fun games on sale starting at 9 a.m. PT on Nov. 25 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 2.

    The Letter is more than 75 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 30.

    Ping 1.5+ is 50 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.49) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Nov. 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 3.

    Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

    Big Hero 6 Battle in the Bay is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) starting Nov. 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 10.

    Yumi's Odd Odyssey, Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns and other games from Natsume will be on sale starting at 9 a.m. PT on Nov. 25 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 1.

    Disney Frozen: Olaf's Quest is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) starting at 9 a.m. PT Nov. 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 10.

    The Keep is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $12.99 to $7.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec 4.

    Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 1.

    Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D is more than 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Nov. 25 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 4.

    Coming soon:

    Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – Nov. 25 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

    Mighty Final Fight – Nov. 27 (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U)

    Mario Pinball Land – Nov. 27 (Virtual Console on Wii U)

    Ultimate NES Remix – Dec. 5 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Dec. 5 (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

    Also new this week:

    The Amazing Spider-Man (Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)

    The Penguins of Madagascar (Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)

    Snake Den (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

    Alphadia Genesis (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

    ZaciSa's Last Stand – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

    Battleminer (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

    Fishdom H20: A Hidden Odyssey – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

    In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.

    The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

    The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop.

    Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

    19 hours 36 minutes ago
  • 19 hours 41 minutes ago
  • Robot Chicken Christmas Specials Review
    For the price, I would argue that you get plenty, especially if you are a Robot Chicken fan. There are laughs to be had from this DVD, and a great way for fans to get ready for Christmas by making fun of everything its stands for/all of the Clichés that come with Christmas. Even those who have never heard or seen Robot Chicken before may get a few laughs out of this.
    19 hours 49 minutes ago
  • 22 hours 20 minutes ago
  • htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary out this February

    htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary is coming to PS Vita in NOrth America on February 24.

    Santa Ana, CA (November 18, 2014) – NIS America is excited to announce that the puzzle action game, htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary will be available February 24 in North America as a PlayStation®Vita exclusive! Digital copies of the game will be available on PSN and physical copies will be available exclusively for the US through our new NIS Online Store. This title will also be available in Europe on February 25 as a digital-only release. In this atmospheric title, you’ll use the Vita’s touchscreen and rear touch pad to navigate a young girl through dangerous ruins. Two fairies—one operating in light, and the other in shadow—must work in tandem to uncover this girl’s memories and save her from the darkest of fates.

    The Firefly Diary

    About the game:

    In the depths of a labyrinthine ruin, a young girl named Mion rises from a deep sleep. Lost, alone, and with no memory of how she got here or where her parents are, she is greeted by two fireflies—one composed entirely of light, and another who lurks among the shadows. By shifting between a world of light and a world of shadows, these two fireflies must work together to recover Mion's memories and lead her out of the ruins, where voracious shadow beasts, ancient machines, and treacherous traps lie in wait to bar her path. But what secrets do Mion's lost memories contain? What is the connection between her, the ruins, and the fireflies lighting her escape? The answers may reveal a deeper darkness—one that must be faced from within...

     

    For more information, visit nisamerica.com/games/htoL-the-firefly-diary

    22 hours 20 minutes ago
  • 22 hours 34 minutes ago
  • Summary
    LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is initially the same type of gameplay that you know from the previous LEGO titles, but with a little bit more freedom and flavor added in to separate it. If you loved previous LEGO titles, especially the most recent LEGO Batman titles, then you’re going to enjoy this one.
    22 hours 34 minutes ago
  • 22 hours 47 minutes ago
  • Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl Standard Edition Available in North America on December 9

    Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl is coming to Bluray/DVD release on December 9!

    Santa Ana, CA (November 17, 2014) – NIS America is thrilled to announce that Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl Complete Series Standard Edition, the out-of-this-world comedy involving a group of teenagers living in “the city of aliens,” will be available for purchase across North America on December 9. This title comes as a two Blu-ray, two DVD disc set with a number of on-disc bonus features. Makoto, an ordinary high school student, moves in with his aunt and meets his cousin Erio for the first time. She introduces herself as an alien. This lone experience marked when his normal adolescent life took a turn for the extraordinary.

    This title will be available at the following select online retailers: Right StufThe Anime Corner StoreAnime PavilionCollectors Anime, and NIS America Online Store.

    Psychoelectric

     

    About the show:
    Makoto Niwa just moved to the city to live with his aunt Meme after his parents were reassigned to work overseas. He is perfectly fine with that, saying it will give him the chance to live the dream life of an adolescent boy. He keeps track of the things he does by assigning "points" to them—positive or negative—and adds them up on a regular basis to grade his adolescent life. And then he discovers Meme has a secret daughter (and self-proclaimed alien) named Erio. He finds her rolling around by the front door of Meme's house wrapped up in a futon. It is then that he realizes that his dream adolescent life will not come true, and he begins a life of experiences that are out of this world.

    About the extras:
    - Clean opening and endings, plus the Japanese commercial
    - Story Guide leaflet

     

    For more information, visit NISAmerica.com/Psychoelectric

     

    22 hours 48 minutes ago
  • 23 hours 47 minutes ago
  • The November Man heads home in November (shocker)

    I don't know much about this film, but I do know that it's great to see Pierce Brosnan in an 'action-esque' movie again. Enjoy the trailer and the cover down below. It's heading home on the 25th.

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    23 hours 47 minutes ago
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  • Men, Women & Children heading to Digital in December and Blu-ray/DVD in January

    This looked hilarious. Check out the details below.

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Academy Award® nominated* director Jason Reitman (Up In the Air, Juno) delivers the “powerful and provocative” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN, debuting on Digital HD and On Demand December 16, 2014—four weeks before it’s available on disc—from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film will be available on Blu-ray and DVD January 13, 2015.  

    Adam Sandler (Grown Ups), Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club) and Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) lead “an amazing ensemble cast” (Mark S. Allen, CBS/CW TV) in this film about love and human connection in the modern world.  MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN tells the story of high school teenagers and their parents who attempt to navigate their complex relationships in an era defined by social media, online exchanges, and instant gratification.  Discover how little you know about the people you know in the film critics are calling “a movie that could change your life!  Not to be missed!” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”).

    The MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN Blu-ray includes the intriguing featurettes “Virtual Intimacy” and “Seamless Interface,” as well as deleted scenes, including a never-before-seen storyline.

    MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN Blu-ray
    The MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The Blu-ray includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:
     
    Blu-ray
    - Virtual Intimacy—The cast and director discuss the effects of technology and social media on our lives and relationships
    - Seamless Interface—Behind-the-scenes look at how the digital world of the film was created
    - Deleted Scenes—including a never-before-seen storyline

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