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  • 19May

    Viz Pictures releases the final chapter of the 20th Century Boys Trilogy

    On May 19th, Viz Pictures finally released the conclusion of the 20th Century Boys Trilogy! VIZ Pictures celebrates the release with a film screening of *20TH CENTURY BOYS 3: REDEMPTION* for one-night-only at VIZ Cinema in San Francisco on Thursday, May 20th at 7:00pm. VIZ Cinema is the nation’s only movie theatre devoted exclusively to Japanese film and is located at 1746 Post St., in the heart of the city’s Japan-town. Directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi and presented in partnership with Nippon Television, the *20TH CENTURY BOYS* saga begins in 1969 when a young boy named Kenji and his friends write “The Book of Prophecy.” In the book, they write about a future where they fight against an evil organization trying to take over the world and bring about Doomsday. Years later in 1997, a mysterious cult being led by a man only known as “Friend” has emerged and gained strong

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  • 19May

    Hollywood Hospital Launches for iPhone

    Zed International introduced the newest celebrity hospital management game yesterday. Players deal with a new virus that turns Hollywood residents into movie characters. It’s all up to Dr. Mathers Storm to save the town. Hollywood Hospital features: - Your very own hospital in glitzy Hollywood - Treat wacky diseases inspired by classic movie characters like Rambone, J-Low and LockJaws - Cure your patients with unique and hilarious mini games - Add new wards to your institution; six extensions available - Enjoy frantic time management game-play over 35 levels - Openfeint achievement sharing and leader boards Hollywood Hospital is now available from the Apps Store for $1.99. Follow

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  • 19May

    Full Trailer for Persona 3 Portable Hits the ‘Net

    Atlus released the full trailer for Persona 3 Portable today, which, as we’ve said before, contains quite a few improvements to the original game, and you get to hold it in the palm of your hand, as well. The life sim/RPG title has you living a dual life as both a student and a fighter tasked with saving the world. The title is currently available for pre-order, and its release date is July 6. Pre-ordering does net you a cool hat, at least. Follow

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  • 19May

    Female Worgen prototypes are out!

    Well it’s official! The female worgen models are now out, but with a heavy reminder that these are still under revision. I talked about them briefly in the latest State of Azeroth and my opinions stand about the same. You can see the obvious Draenei similarities to it, but at the same time it has more of a bestial quality. They’ve done a good job at capturing the wolf-like qualities but it’s still nicely feminine. I do think that they’ll look better with some hair to them though. I still want to see what the animations are like as well, but I think my worgen druid is going to be of the female persuasion once the expansion hits. But enough of my talk, check out the images! Follow

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  • 19May

    State of Azeroth: NDA edition

    Apologies as this edition is a bit later than I plan, but it’s for a good reason! I will have full coverage of the latest WoW Magazine below for you, along with all of the news. sillies and comments from the past month. News General First and foremost, Blizzcon 2010 ticket sale dates were announced yesterday! They will be $150 (up $25 from last year), and there will also be the DirecTV option for $39.95. There will also be an option for players to just order an internet stream of the convention that will allow viewers to switch between channels in order to view panels and discussions that they are interested in. That can be bought separate for the same cost of the DirecTV coverage and comes free for those who purchase the DirecTV stream. To all of those who will be queuing up on June 2nd and 5th I

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  • 19May

    Viz Cinema announces Bay Area Film series

    This Viz Media post has less to do with Japanese culture and more to do with culture and innovative filmmaking everywhere. Starting in June, Viz Cinema at New People will launch the Bay Area Film Series. The series will start with Bicycle Bride on June 25th. At two special screening events there will be a Q&A with the director, Hassan Zee and the film’s actors. You can go here to get advanced tickets. Bicycle Bride is about a rebellious, young Indian-American woman named Beena whose family still celebrates old customs and traditions particularly about gender roles. Beena falls in love with a Swedish guy but her mother brings in a bachelor from India. The movie follows her as she figures out what is important. The Viz Cinema shows Japanese films and anime and is part of the New People, J-Pop Center in San Francisco. If you’ve never been, you should

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  • 19May

    Australia Finally Gets to Rent Movies Via PSN

    Australia gets things later than North America sometimes. I mean, they get to live in the future in general, but as far as games go, sometimes…well, they just get the short end of the stick (I remember Rock Band in particular taking several months to get there). Now, they finally get to enjoy the PlayStation Network’s video delivery service that has saved many a movie night in my house. Cool! It looks a lot like the usual PS Store…but perhaps a bit more aquamarine than you might be used to. (Also, whoever has the actual username “CleverUsername” gets a million props.) It’ll be launching in a handful of hours – at 1 a.m. on Thursday. Hundreds of movies will be available for rent from major movie studios in HD ($7.99) and SD ($3.99), and you can watch them on PS3 or PSP. Launch titles include Avatar, Capote, Dreamland, Inglourious Basterds,

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  • 19May

    TMG Interviews Brent Fox of NinjaBee

    Last week, Erik the Editor-in-Chief at The Married Gamers sat down with Brent Fox, the Art Director and co-founder of NinjaBee.  They discussed the history of the company, their games, and what they’re working on.  TMG has been nice enough to share their interview with us. ERIK: I appreciate your time for doing this. I’ve just got some questions for you that I put together from the staff at The Married Gamers and we’ll go from there. Brent: All right! E: When you helped create NinjaBee, what was your vision statement for the company? B: That’s a good question. I guess our main goal as a group that started in the beginning had worked previously at a video game company that was fairly successful and things were going well for a long time and then things went not so well and our main goal was to be able to basically

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  • 19May

    Review – Final Fight: Double Impact

    Final Fight: Double Impact is the stuff old-school, arcade titles are made of. Rating: T (for Teen) Players: 1-2 Genre: Action Publisher: Capcom Developer: Capcom Release Date: April 15, 2010 (PSN) / April 14, 2010 (XBLA) BUY (Cheap) Final Fight is a twentysomeodd year-old game, born for after-work brawling in a local arcade. Whether its ported to 16-bit console, PS3, or an X-Box 360 is irrelevant. Like comparable titles, it loses a good bit of luster unless it exists in the presence of an arcade. It demands a fight-stick. It demands live, “IRL” commentary by a friend. It demands a chaotic ambiance. It demands we stand and fight, uh, literally. It, well, needs the unprecedented “coolness” of a 90’s smelling arcade… or something. The arcade makes the experience, you know? Besides, now that games are more than side-scrolling, beat-em-ups, it’s extremely intimidating; reviewing a game I used to play everyday

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