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  • 13Nov

    RavenSword: The Fallen King Delayed

    Chillingo announced today that RavenSword: The Fallen King has been delayed. Apple recently rejected multiple applications using the Unity engine. The Unity engine includes Storm8 and API calls.  These APIs were used by developer Storm8 to solicit contact information from players. According to Chillingo, Ravensword and many other Unity-built games do not collect any information from players.  Apple rejected the game and others to protect players and prevent this from happening again. Chillingo also reported that Ravensword: The Fallen King did use these APIs and they’ve now been removed and the game has been resubmitted to Apple. As a follow up, the Unity engine has been fixed and the APIs removed.  Storm8 does not use Unity.  When Apple first started rejecting the Apps, many developers did not know why they were being rejected. Once Unity developers found out about the situation, they corrected it. Follow

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  • 13Nov

    Gurren Lagann at the movies!

    Lucky Gurren Lagann fans in the San Fran area are being treated to a double-feature movie special at the NEW PEOPLE/VIZ CINEMA complex on the 17th and 18th of November! As a part of the Weeknight Anime Program, the cinema are holding a two-night only special presentation of Gurren Lagann: The Movie 1: Childhood’s End and Gurren Lagann: The Movie 2: The Lights In The Sky Are Stars. The movies are subtitled, and are shown back-to-back. In the first movie, Simon and Kamina are forced to live within the limits set by the village elder – but that changes when, just as Simon discovers a “fantastic” device, the village becomes victim to a wild intrusion. They are soon entangled in a battle against surface “Beastmen” who control giant robots known as Gunmen. The underground inhabitants manage to commandeer one of these robots for themselves and name it GURREN, which they

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  • 13Nov

    5@5 the creepy Friday the 13th edition

    It’s Friday the 13th! Have you seen black cats? Or stepped on a crack? Avoided ladders all day long? I don’t really have any superstitions, but I did the 5@5 just in case! Today’s news is very musical, full of exclusives, and even giveaways! Make sure you listen to get an edge on other gamers! Have a great weekend! What are you playing this weekend? xoxo Trina [podcast]http://www.gamingangels.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/5at51113.mp3[/podcast] Follow

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  • 13Nov

    Fresh from the Section 23 presses…

    2 new releases are out this week thanks to Section 23′s clients Sentai Filmworks and Switchblade Pictures, with a new Anime and a new J-Horror film to add to your bulging collection. Sentai Filmworks have brought us a brand new Anime in the form of Special A Collection 1 (also known as “S.A,”), which has been on Japanese TV since April 2008. The release contains 12 episodes, and is rated PG. It is also in Japanese with English subtitles, and is expected to cost $39.98US. Here is a series synopsis: At age six, Hikari Hanazono was the best at everything, so when she challenged Kei Takishima to a wrestling match, she naturally assumed she would win. Unfortunately, she lost; he won; and the natural order was disrupted. Ever since, Hikari’s entire life has been structured around beating Kei at SOMETHING. Unfortunately, try as she might, Hikari always comes up just

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  • 13Nov

    VIZ Signature debuts “GOGO MONSTER” manga!

    The creator of BLUE SPRING and NO. 5, Taiyo Matsumoto, has a new manga making its way into the VIZ Signature collection – GOGO MONSTER. GOGO MONSTER centres around a Third Grader named Yuki Tachibana, and he lives in two worlds. In one world, Yuki is a loner. He is teased by his classmates and scolded by his teachers for his stories about supernatural beings that only Yuki can see. In the other world, these supernatural beings are battling for power opposite evil spirits who are making things in the students’ lives, at the school, and in nature itself chaotic. Gonzalo Ferreyra, Vice President Sales & Marketing, VIZ Media: “Taiyo Matsumoto’s clever stories and striking art have placed him among the best of a new generation of influential manga artists and we are privileged to present GOGO MONSTER to U.S. audiences,” says Gonzalo. “This story continues to show Matsumoto’s fascination

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  • 13Nov

    Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth flash demo

    The DS title, Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth is coming to the DS until February 16, 2010. But that’s quite a while away still, so why not play the Miles Edgeworth flash demo game below? If you need the background, Miles Edgeworth is taking the Ace Attorney series outside the courtroom to the actual crime scene. Users will have to identify clues and uncover the truth using witnesses, evidence and logic. Play often! Enjoy and have a great weekend! Follow

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  • 13Nov

    Japanese Art & Culture coming to the NEW PEOPLE ARTIST VILLAGE

    If you are looking for a day out, and you enjoy art exhibitions, then NEW PEOPLE ARTIST VILLAGE should be a place you make a beeline for in the near future. The TOKYO CREATORS MARKET is an exhibit that is going to take place as of November 21st and end some time in the new year. It features visual artworks from Japanese artists, some of whom (Junko Mizuno, ON ZA LINE, and Kim Songhe) will actually attend the sneak preview party of the show that runs from 6-8pm. This party is invitation only however, so if you would like an invite then you need to sign-up to the email newsletter at www.newpeopleworld.com. Artists whose works will be on display include: JUNKO MIZUNO (artwork pictured, right) Junko Mizuno has a huge following in the United States and is widely known for her provocative and strong feminine imagery. She has published numerous

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  • 13Nov

    Swords & Soldiers wins at Dutch Game Awards

    Swords & Soldiers was a big winner at the Dutch Game Awards. The WiiWare title was the most nominated game at the award show. With nominations in the categories Best Game, Best Visuals, Best Audio, Best Original Gameplay and the Control magazine industry award. Romino games were able to come home with awards in two of those categories. Swords & Soldiers won the Best Original Gameplay award and the Control Magazine Industry award. Congrats to Romino games on their win! Swords & Soldiers is a real-time strategy game for the Nintendo Wii. Follow

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  • 13Nov

    20th Century Boys #1 coming to DVD!

    Lately we’ve been telling you about Naoki Urasawa and his creation “MONSTER” that you can find on SyFy’s Ani-Monday, but did you know that Naoki was also behind the 20th Century Boys series? Well, if you didn’t know before I’m sorry I ruined it for you! When we sent Renochan to see the 3rd installment of the 20th Century Boys films, she became a fan in a big way – evident by her recommendation in the Turning Japanese Holiday Guide this year! Renochan (and fellow 20th Century Boys otaku), your Christmas wishlist just expanded! The 1st film will be here on the 15th of December – just 10 days before Christmas! The films are based on the manga by Naoki Urasawa, and are directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi (who also directed the live-action movie HAPPILY EVER AFTER – also available from VIZ Pictures). So what’s the story?: It all begins in

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  • 13Nov

    Gwen Stefani shows new must have L.A.M.B. laptop sleeve

    I have wanted to see more fashion mix with technology for a long time! There’s no reason why we can’t look fashionable while carrying our laptops, cameras, phones and Nintendo DS. Gwen Stefani showed off her latest L.A.M.B. fashion included a lemon and black laptop sleeve. Finally a cool, trendy look! This was revealed at a Fashion Show in New York, but there hasn’t been any announcement on price, release date or location, but we’ll get the info as soon as we can! Follow

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