Day: 06/08/2012

Square Enix hints at new Final Fantasy VII Play Arts, promises a character who’s never been commercialized


By: Erren Van Duine Fans of Final Fantasy VII and merchandise alike might have a reason to get excited here in the near future. I know I am. Square Enix Merchandise General Manager Hidemi Matsuzuka shared a few messages recently on Twitter hinting at where the direction the company’s next Final Fantasy Play Arts Kai figures may be heading. Last week, he mentioned that a character would be going into prototype – one that had never been commercialized before. Today he clarified []

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Releasing February 2013


By: Darryl Kaye   (@DarrylGU) A new advert has surfaced for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, which pins on a release date of February 2013, for the upcoming Kojima Productions collaboration. The game was initially under sole development at Hideo Kojima’s studio, but Platinum Games were brought on board to tighten the game up, and bring it more in-line with the venerable developer’s expectations. Up until now, the release for the game had simply been nail down as "early 2013", so at least it’s []

Way Of The Samurai 4 Coming This Month In North America


By: Shawn Collier   (@ShawnCollier) Back in August, XSEED Games announced the Western release of Way of the Samurai 4 but only gave it a tentative Summer 2012 release window. The publisher has now officially announced the release date for the game — and it’s very close! Offering a unique setting, Way of the Samurai 4 opens in mid-19th century Japan. For hundreds of years, the Japanese shogunate has operated under a strict policy of isolation, keeping the nation walled off from foreign []

Aksys Games Celebrates Three Years Of BlazBlue In Style


By: Shawn Collier   (@ShawnCollier) Last month was the third anniversary of BlazBlue’s original release in North America and now with over 800,000 copies sold just in North America and 1.7 million worldwide, Aksys Games has announced they will host a variety of celebratory events in conjunction with the third anniversary throughout the rest of this year. In their press statement, Aksys Games announced that they will be holding three contests between August and October to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of BlazBlue’s U.S. []

Should More Developers Consider Kickstarting?


By: Adam Ma   (@34thGingerbread) If there’s one thing that both gamers and developers love it’s customer loyalty. We all enjoy the idea that developers are creating games with us, not just for us; taking our criticisms and requests seriously as they push towards creating more engaging experiences. Naturally developers need that kind of appreciation to thrive, as we generally show our love in the form of a purchase. The trick has always been finding a happy medium where game companies can extend []

G-Dragon planning an image transformation for solo comeback?


It has been reported that G-Dragon has been spending hours in the gym, leading people to believe he’s transforming his body for his upcoming solo comeback at the end of the month. G-Dragon, unlike many other idols, is known to prefer his naturally fit body to shine on its own than going to the gym to sculpt it. G-dragon,  because of this, there’s a growing curiosity about his sudden interest in going to the gym. A representative stated, "It’s not a sudden []

Daesung to start his own diary series for Big Bang’s Japanese mobile site


YGEX just announced on their website that Daesung will have his own diary series on Big Bang’s Japanese mobile blog, BIGBANG☆WORLD* (bigbangworld.jp). Just like Seungri’s "Seung-chan’s Diary", Daesung will be updating VIPs in Japan through his diary called "To-san’s New Discovery"**. *You can only subscribe to BIGBANG☆WORLD if you’re in Japan **"To" comes from Daesung’s Japanese stage name D-LITE, which is pronounced as D-LAI-TO. "San" is an honorific used in Japan just like "chan". Source: Mimi (@marthapido) & Big Bang Updates

Actress Min Hyorin is a fan of T.O.P?


Actress Min Hyorin revealed on SBS Power FM’s "Kim Chang Ryul’s Old School" that she is a big fan of Big Bang’s T.O.P. She guested on the August 3rd broadcast of the radio show and let listeners in on which actor she would most like to work with on a project. Min Hyo Rin explained, "The look in his eyes comes off really good.” This isn’t the first time the actress has expressed her admiration for the Big Bang member. She previously []

Back To The Future’s Tom Wilson Answers Questions With A List And A Song


By: Kelly West Like others who were around and watching movies in the 80s, I associate Tom Wilson best with his role as the multi-generational bully Biff, Griff and Buford “Mad Dog” Tannen in the Back to the Future franchise. Though, my appreciation for his talent as an actor grew substantially when he played Coach Ben Fredricks in Freaks and Geeks. In addition to playing the occasional role in a film or TV show, Wilson is also an artist and a stand-up []

Weeks 30 & 31 Pt. 1


Star Wars: Darth Maul #1 Death Sentence Part 1 (of 4) Not even he can stay dead.  This is kinda outlandish, not gonna lie, but it’s not like Dark Horse hasn’t done this before with the Star Wars comics.  Darth Maul is very much alive and he has a brother to boot.  Anyway, as far as writing goes it was very well done, story though is kind of ridiculous, I mean he survived being cut in half.  I just find that completely []