Tonight we all went to go see Puella Magi Madoka Magica Parts 1 & 2 in theaters in Tempe. The viewing was an encore screening of the movie, the first which was held on Janurary 12th, doing so well that the movie sold out! I couldn’t get to go last time, so I made an effort to go this time around and even saw some cosplayers turn out for the movie.
Watching the series again in movie form was a whole lot of fun. It really is a great story and it was great that it did well enough that it got an encore screening. This show wasn’t sold out, but there were still quite a large amount of people who showed up giving support to Madoka.
Guess what? More Pokemon! A LOT MORE!
Generation 6 is officially announced! More info later…but for now, watch the latest announcement above!
Taiyou-Con was last weekend and I had an absolute blast at this convention! Our newest panels, “Salute to Fanservice” and “Waifu-ism and You” were huge successes and we had loads and loads of fun with everyone who turned out for this convention! Everyone was enlightened with Brian’s BAYMAN story and we even got to meet Cristina Vee, Lauren Landa and Sonny Strait. I even got my chest signed by Chris Guerrero (poor guy never signed anyone’s boobs before and I agreed to change that)! Big, BIG thanks to the guests who were willing to answer our questions and take pics with us!
If you missed us at Taiyou, (while it’s not officially confirmed) me and the others are planning to attend Con-nichiwa this March. However in the meantime, you can watch our Youtube videos on our channel and like us on Facebook. Also, make sure to check out Brian’s (IRONHOOF) blog “Lost in the Overworld” for even more content in between our convention appearances. Once again, big thanks to Taiyou-Con for having us hold panels, Cristina Vee, Chris Guerrero, Lauren Landa and Sonny Strait for the great memories, and especially you guys out there who come to our panels. Without you, we’d just be four guys sitting in a room for hours at a time just talking to ourselves!
Taiyou-Con is here again everyone and we’re gonna be there at conning in up with everyone there! So come up and see our panels, play our games, and join in on our various discussions that we’re planning to have! It’s gonna be a lot of fun, so you don’t want to miss it.
Hotel/Convention info: http://taiyoucon.com/
Youtube musical artists Duane & BrandO are trying to once again get back into the scene with starting a Kickstarter to raise enough money to go on a tour and perform for fans to attend. The Kickstarter can be viewed here and has only a little less than three days before it closes. As it stands right now, they have less than 400 backers and currently have $20,000 our of the goal of $35,000 they are asking for from their fans.
Be sure to activate the subtitles in the video
A teaser trailer for Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo was released…confirming a release date exactly one month from now on November 17th in theaters in Japan.
Been a while since I updated the site, been busy with a lot of stuff…(DOA5 released, editing videos, playing DOA5, getting a new capture device, going online in DOA5, watching anime, playing DOA5 with friends, catching up on movies that I’ve been meaning to see, playing DOA 5 by myself and all sorts of things…like playing DOA5) But I’m gonna hopefully rectify that right now with an update…before I go back and play Dead or Alive 5.
In case you’ve been ignoring the site for the past several weeks of just skipped over the entire first paragraph, Dead or Alive 5 is finally out and I’ve been playing the hell out of that game. In my opinion, it’s the best one in the series. Aside from the fickle net coding at times, the game is very solid. great visuals, tons of unlockables, better story (could still use work with some of the plot holes, but still better) and it makes the previous versions of Dead or Alive all but completely obsolete. I cannot get enough of this game!In collaboration news, I was a guest on ByteSizeGaming’s podcast last week. ByteSizeGaming for those who don’t know is a gaming news site ran by a friend of mine and he and the others over there were gracious enough to have me on their talk show. Check out the link here to watch the podcast and get some insight from a group of gamers about a variety of topics.
Keeping with the theme of Youtube theme; several videos were released on our Youtube channel. The videos we played were Tony Hawk HD, Worms 2: Armageddon, Dead or Alive 5 (surprise surprise), as well as Mario Party 9. You can either watch each episode at our Youtube channel linked here, or you could watch them all here which I will put up as separate posts later.
Saboten Con was just this past Labor Day weekend and for three days it was home to some interesting things. One of the many things that caught my attention was a card game that I had bought a deck for called Weiß Schwarz.
The concept of the game is that several different series from anime, video games and visual novels can do battle amongst each other. I played the game the other day with an awesome Fate/Zero deck against a Disgaea deck that fellow member Ironhoof had bought. We literally ended up with fights like Irisviel von Einsbern fight Etna and Saber fighting Flone.
The object of the game is to go one on one with your opponent until either they or you level up to Level 4. However, despite the object of the game being to have your opponent rise in levels, the more levels they gain, the more powerful cards that your opponent can play to deal massive damage with and potentially turn the game into their favor.
Weiß Schwarz has been around in japan for a good while now and there’s currently a massive amount of other franchises that you could choose from, including Persona 4, A Certain Magical Index, Lucky Star and many, many more! Unfortunately none of those series aside from the ones that were available at Saboten Con (which were Disgaea, Puella Magi Madoka Magicka and Fate/Zero) have been translated into English yet, but if the game sells well, then we’ll be seeing more and more packs and decks translated soon. In the meantime, you could go onto heartofthecards.com to see translations for all of the cards that are available if you feel like importing them for playing. Otherwise, we’ll all just have to wait until we get more decks like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Idolm@ster, and Black Rock Shooter translated once the game takes off in the states!
Saboten Con has come and gone, and this year I”d have to say that it was phenomenal. The panels and events were great and even all of our panels had amazing turnouts. Got to see Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Troy Baker live and had a lot of fun running King of the Otaku and Otaku Jeopardy. Of course we can’t forget all of the Super Nailbat Party Blowout and how much fun that was. Big thanks to the guys at Saboten Con who let us do the panels, to the contestants that we had participate in our fun and games and to everyone else who joined us for our Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts discussion panels! We really appreciate you all for coming out and we hope to see you next time we’re at a convention.
New video is up. We finally sit down and play the much anticipated Persona 4: Arena! Watch Nailbat go against Matt-suda while he complains about the game is fixed just like all of the others!
Looks like Namco is trying to prove to Tecmo that the characters in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 can look good in bikinis and swimsuits just like Tecmo’s characters in Dead or Alive. Only to take it a step further, it looks like the male cast of Tekken is participating as well. If you pre-order Tekken Tag Tournament 2, then you’ll get a bikini pack that comes with over 100 swimsuits you can use to customize your characters with.
To help promote the North American release of the show, Funimation has put up the first two episodes of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt on Youtube. The episodes are available in English and as long as you sign into Youtube and prove you’re old enough to view mature content (or just have an account that says you’re old enough) then you can watch the entire episodes for free.
The DVD and Blu-Ray of the show is now available, so if you liked the episodes and wanted to watch more, then you can go online and buy the complete series of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt for around $50.
If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the first of many videos from Project Nailbat: Project Nailbat Plays… First video is New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Me and HazMatt play thorough most of World 1 and there’s plenty of “fun” had at the expense of each other.
This video is the first official video of our Youtube channel. If you wanna see some of the other things we have planned, take a look at our teaser trailer below. If you liked either video, like and subscribe to our channel to keep up on any new videos we put up. I’m gonna try to have a new video at least once a week.
I’m actually a bit behind on my DOA 5 Watch, but there is in fact some more news since I last updated. The E3 trailer for the game shows off more of the game as well, as new characters, Kokoro and Sarah Bryant from Virtua Fighter. On top of that, second build of the game was made available to the attendants at E3 and a tournament was held with the newer build which has seen several changes since the alpha demo was released for the people who pre-ordered Ninja Gaiden 3 (most notably the power moves and Hitomi’s face).
When interviewed about the game by video game news crews like IGN or Gamespot, the man representing Team Ninja and Tecmo Koei didn’t do a very good job at selling the game. At times he seemed to not fully understand what was even in the game, but the videos you can fine online of the tournaments could do all of the work for him anyway. The game looks amazing for an incomplete fighter. Every character has brand new moves in his or her repertoire which makes every fight look like something out of a well-choreographed martial arts movie. IGN Pro League was in charge of the tournament, which hosted several pro DOA tournament players.
But all of that was back at E3. Earlier today Tecmo Koei revealed the Dead or Alive 5 Collector’s Edition. The collector’s edition comes with a hardcover book, soundtrack of the game and a special steel case for the game, all for $79.99. Anyone who pre-orders the game will also get a handful of costumes for free, regardless if it’s for the collector’s edition or the standard edition. Downside to that is that it’s one of those, “based on where you pre-order the game from” deals. Pre-order the game from Gamestop and you’ll get bunny swimsuits for Hitomi, Kasumi and Leifang whereas pre-ordering it from Amazon and you’ll get “DOA Devils”(whatever that is?) swimsuits for Ayane, Tina and Christie.
Later this weekend, some more new characters and possibly a new trailer will be on the DOA 5 main site (according to the DOA 5 Facebook page) So hopefully I’ll be able to continue the Dead or Alive 5 watch from there.
Today is the anniversary of Nintendo’s StreetPass Day. For those of you who don’t have a 3DS, StreetPass is a way to trade data from one 3DS to another by being in the same area as someone with another 3DS. It’s used to enhance games like Mario Kart 7, where you can race the ghost data of someone who has the game, or Kid Icarus: Uprising, where you can gain extra weapons from other people who you StreetPass. One year ago, to take advantage of one of the features of the Nintendo 3DS’ features, StreetPass…Nintendo of America created a Meetup event so everyone all over the nation could get together with other 3DS owners and exchange StreetPasses with a large group of people.
To celebrate this here in Arizona, 3DS community StreetPass Arizona, a group dedicated to 3DS meetups and gatherings held an event yesterday to do just that, gather a large group of 3DS owners to exchange StreetPasses, play games together and eat at the local restaurant, Republic Ramen in Tempe, AZ.
As you can see, there was a very high turnout as everyone spent their time meeting new and old friends, Swapnoting and playing games like Kid Icarus: Uprising, Mario Tennis Open and other games. (See if you can pick out which 3DS belongs to me…and no cheating by going to StreetPass Arizona’s Facebook page, where you can like it to keep track and find out about other Streetpass events that are in the Arizona).
In case anyone was wondering, this is the reason why the site hasn’t really been updating as often as it should be…
With this launch video, Project Nailbat’s Youtube channel is now live! Stay tuned for more videos in the upcoming weeks!
Most of this conference revolved around either Halo 4, new games for the Kinect, or new games that involved the Kinect in some way or form. But the overall conference was filled with the usual ups and downs. (though some would say that it had more downs than ups)
New Splinter Cell game: Splinter Cell: Blacklist – Now with Kinect. The new Splinter Cell game has you as Sam Ficher looking to prevent a terrorist group from assassinating key U.S. influences on what’s known as the Black List. Looks pretty hi-tech and even has Kinect playability
Another Gears of war Project: Judgement
Forza Horizon: Another Forza game that looks amazing and a cross between Need for Speed and Midnight Club with a touch of Burnout! Coming out at October this year
Other games included:
LocoCycle: A cool looking motorcycle that apparently goes really fast
Wreckatere – Angry Birds Kinect
Matter: a Kinect Game with spherical looking companion cubes from Portal
Stay tuned for more E3 goodness…or follow us on Facebook for live, on the spot blogging as we watch the conferences unfold.
Is this commercial enough for me to switch my anti-virus program? Probably not, but it’s still funny either way! Make sure you turn on subtitles for this video
Earlier today, a new trailer was released for Dead or Alive 5 revealing a new stage and two more characters in the upcoming game. The assassins Christie and Bayman are fighting in the new Hotzone stage, with is directly in the middle of a city riddled with soldiers, bullets and falling helicopters. Why would Christie and Bayman be fighting in the middle of a war zone is beyond guess, although if you actually care enough to know about DOA’s story, you wouldn’t fine it hard to believe.
After everything we’ve seen from the Alpha demo a few months ago, it’s nice to see more characters and a new stages that doesn’t seem to be as small as the previous two stages seemed before. Dead or Alive 5 is currently scheduled to come out September 2012
Finally shifting their focus to something more than just additional outfits and looks that you can buy for Serah and Noel, This May, Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be getting even more episodic DLC released, expanding on the story of some of the other characters involved in the main storyline.Up first with an official release date is Snow. He’ll be getting his episode just like Sazh a few months ago, on May 15th, on the same day as the Valfodr Coliseum DLC. The episode is more than likely going to explain how he was traveling through time like Serah and Noel as well as how he managed to receive the mark of a L’Cie again. Sometime after that, will be an episode centering around Lightning’s final battle with Caius Ballad while the players controlled Serah and Noel during their own final battle. While Snow’s episode currently has no title, the Lightning episode is titled “Requiem of the Goddess”
There are still some more clothing DLC planned as well. Later on in the month, you can download a White Mage outfit for Serah and a Black Mage outfit for Noel.
So does anyone remember about a year ago when we found out that Final Fantasy XIII was getting the X-2 treatment by Square Enix registering the online domain name finalfantasy13-2game.com? Well if it’s an indication to all but officially confirming a game is going to come out, then prepare yourselves because IGN discovered that Nintendo had recently registered an interesting domain name…[www.supermario4.com]!
As of right now going to the site redirects you to Nintendo.com‘s front page however, with the fact that Nintendo went out of it’s way to take the domain name before anything else, combined with the fact that Nintendo announced beforehand that it’s working on a new 2D Mario game, you can be sure that this is definitely going to come into existence.
Now let’s just hope that Nintendo doesn’t decide to follow Sega’s example and have Mario’s fourth Super adventure be released in episodes unlike a certain blue hedgehog that we all know who has fallen on hard times during the past several years or so. (with MAYBE an exception to Sonic Generations…that game is actually pretty good.)
This year for April Fool’s, Adult Swim shocked every single one of its viewers that ever watched anime in the 90’s by airing Toonami all night instead of the usual movie, The Room. In one night, they showed all of the shows that fans knew and loved like Trigun, Outlaw Star, Dragonball Z, Yu Yu Hakusho and many others! It was incredible night if you managed to catch it!
And while Toonami coming back for one night is news enough, earlier tonight, posted on Adult Swim’s official twitter account, “Want it back? Let us know. #BringBackToonami”.
Since then, hundreds of posts have been popping up using the #BringBackToonami in their comments…including the voice of TOM himself, Steve Blum! So right now, it’s up to the fans to make their voices heard by tweeting and telling everyone they know!
Type-Moon has been a topic of interest lately, with the Fate/Zero anime still running strong as well as the U.S. release of Fate/Extra for the PSP. Now, it seems like there will be a new project involving their online game, Fate/Apocrypha through Type-Moon Ace on December 15th.
Fate/Apocrypha was scheduled to be an online game based on the Holy Grail War that takes place in the Fate/Stay Night continuity, however it was never released. Some rumors say that it had been outright canceled, but the news that will come on December 15th will show whether the game will it make a return or if it’ll be another anime project.
The setting of most of the Fate story lines is during a war between seven magi in search for The Holy Grail, which will give the last person standing any wish that they desire. The magi fight by summoning Servants to do battle for them, each of which is a heroic spirit or someone who had brought about a great change in the world while they were alive. In short, it’s kind of like an Ultimate Showdown
Type-Moon’s Fate/Stay Night and it’s many other works have a habit of taking some of history’s fabled figures and heroes and through some magic, turn them into the opposite gender. (Well…mainly it’s been turning men into women) Here are some of the following who have been Rule 63’d by Type-Moon. WARNING: these images are SPOILERS to each of their respective games/anime.
Fate/Stay Night’s Saber: King Arthur
Fate/Extra’s Rider: Francis Drake
and last but not least…Fate/Apocrypha’s Assassin: Jack the Ripper