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  • 30Jul

    New Yuu Watase Manga & Others Coming in 2010

    I am a huge Yuu Watase fan, and this week Viz Media announced that they will be bringing her latest manga to North America, as well as two other series. These series will be published under the Shonen Sunday imprint. You can preview these new series on the Shonen Sunday website and look for them in bookstores in 2010. There are currently two other titles under this banner – Kekkaishi, which has been serialized for some time now, and Rin-ne by Rumiko Takahashi, currently highlighted on RumicWorld and the first manga to be published simultaneously in Japan and North America. These titles are all rated T+ for Older Teens and will retail for $9.99 US/$12.99 CDN. Arata: The Legend (Yuu Watase) In a mythical world where humans and gods co-exist, a ceremony marking the new governing princess is about to occur for the first time in 60 years. Only a

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  • 30Jul

    Viz Announces New Titles for SigIKKI

    This week Viz has announced new titles for the recently launched SigIKKI imprint. As of today, you can check out the first chapters for these new titles on SigIKKI.com House of Five Leaves (Natsume Ono): Rated Teen Masterless samurai Akitsu Masanosuke is a skilled and loyal swordsman, but his naïve, diffident nature has time and again caused him to be let go by the lords who have employed him. Hungry and desperate, he becomes a bodyguard for Yaichi, the charismatic leader of a gang called “Five Leaves.” Although disturbed by the gang’s sinister activities, Masa begins to suspect that Yaichi’s motivations are not what they seem. And despite his misgivings, the deeper he’s drawn into the world of the Five Leaves, the more he finds himself fascinated by these devious, mysterious outlaws. Kingyo Used Books (Seimu Yoshizaki): Rated Teen A businessman discovers how his childhood memories can brighten his day.

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  • 30Jul

    Need for Speed trailer and Youtube takeover

    EA just sent over the new Need for Speed teaser that features the top drivers explaining how they worked with the dev team at Slightly Mad Studios. The hope is to make Shift more realistic than ever before. If you are a big fan of Need for Speed series, you’ll have to check out the NFS Youtube home page takeover on Saturday, August 1. They’ll be taking over the home page to show new exclusive video, four full length trailers, new car reveals, four new drivers and any other surprising news they can throw at you. Follow

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  • 30Jul

    TCM highlights Hollywood with Summer under the stars

    Turner Classic Movies is celebrating old Hollywood every day in August. Summer Under the Stars is a festival where each day a different star’s works are celebrated. This year 42 feature films are making their premier on the list. A few of those films are : The Grapes of Wrath (1940), An Affair to Remember (1957), Les Miserables (1935), Mississippi Burning (1988) and Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955). Summer Under the Stars is a great way to see classic movies from the comfort of your couch. The movies are uncut and commercial free. Some days I would highlight are Judy Garland on Thursday, August 6, Audrey Hepburn on August 11, John Wayne on August 18 and Gene Hackman on August 21. I’ve attached the full summer schedule below where you can look up actors or movies by date. tcm-summer-under-the-stars-schedule-2009 Follow

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  • 30Jul

    Review: Festering Romance from Oni Press

    I have to admit that I have an addiction to Oni Press titles. I will try anything they produce. Because with an Oni Press title you know you are going to get a great story. That trend continues with Festering Romance by Renee Lott. In her first title with Oni Press, she is able to take the reader on a unique love story with characters that you feel for. What is Festering Romance about? Janet is a 20 year old college student with friends that always want to set her up on blind dates. Janet tries to stay away from public life and spend more time at home with her roommate Paul. Paul is a ghost that has known Janet since childhood. Paul’s favorite way to pass time is to play video games and watch movies with Janet. Janet starts a relationship with her blind date, Derek, only to find

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  • 30Jul

    Chillingo/Mountain Sheep Release 3D Shooter for iPhone/iPod Touch

    Chillingo and Mountain Sheep have released the new 3D shooter, Minigore for the iPhone/ iPod Touch. In Minigore, your mission is to protect character, John Gore from the Furries. The Furries are furry round creatures who changing in to Minifurries when the are attacked. In order to fight the Furries,  players can help John Gore unleash his Beast from Within by collecting four leaf clovers enemies leave behind. When Gore is a Beast, he catches on fire and runs around eating the Furies.  The beast mode opens up different bosses like the wormwolf who will kick off a planned update. Minigore is currently available from the Apps Store for $.99 Follow

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  • 30Jul

    Fossil Fighters Launch event at La Brea Tar Pits

    Nintendo is hosting a launch party for Fossil Fighters next Thursday, August 6 at the La Brea Tar Pits. Fossil Fighters is out on August 10, but kids and parents can try out the title early at the event. There will also be a hands-on fossil dig where kids can excavate and assemble creatures for prizes. All parents will get free admission to the Page Museum if they are accompanied by a child. In Fossil Fighters, players use the stylus to clean fossils in order to revive and power up battle ready Vivosaurs. Then players go into battle. I’ll be there to cover the event and try out Fossil Fighters. Here is the location of the event: The Great Lawn at Hancock Park 5801 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 Follow

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  • 30Jul

    Playstation Home launches movie theater, Fat Princess

    According to PS Blog, the US Home update is live and it includes a Movie Theater and a new Fat Princess Space. The Movie Theater update now has a brand-new 10 screen layout, a new lobby, and the ability to unlock rewards in select screening rooms. The screening rooms will have exclusive videos over the next few months and there is a possibility for full-length tv shows or movies. Burn Zombie Burn has an area where you can watch Burn Zombie Burn videos, or go through the zombie-infested maze mini-game. In the new Fat Princess space there will be an event launched tomorrow “Quest for Cake”. Gamers will have to find eight pieces of cake locked away in cages. To unlock the cake, feed the princess and search for clues. Follow

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  • 30Jul

    Guitar Hero 5 full set list released

    The Guitar Hero complete setlist has been released today. 85 songs are in Guitar Hero 5 including classics like Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” TV On The Radio’s “Wolf Like Me,” Muse’s “Plug In Baby,” Stevie Wonder’s classic “Superstition” and Nirvana’s multi-award winning, chart-topping “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” There is a new gameplay mode called Party Play mode. This allows players to jump in or out of gameplay without interrupting the playing of rock. Here is the incredibly long list of tracks. Guitar Hero 5 ships on September 1. 3 Doors Down – “Kryptonite” · Arctic Monkeys – “Brianstorm” · Blink-182 – “The Rock Show” · Dire Straits – “Sultans Of Swing” · Jimmy Eat World – “Bleed American” · Johnny Cash – “Ring Of Fire” · Megadeth – “Sweating Bullets” · Mötley Crüe – “Looks That Kill” · Muse – “Plug In Baby” · Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen

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  • 30Jul

    Blerp!

    Ever which you could create a coversation on a web site which you couldn’t?  Well now you can with Blerp! “The idea behind Blerp is to take every comment board and forum online and unify them into a single platform,” says Hoffman, “where users are in control and have the tools to post not only text, but anything that has been widgetized, including games, animations and applications.” What this add on to your web browser does is create a conversation about the website in general.  Which is the aim by the company. They want users to be engaged with the sites they are visiting. What is interesting is the fact that Blerp is not limited to just comment post. You will have the ability to intergrate forms of media into the website as well. What they have done is used advanced wigets which can have the ability to ass, maps,

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