Square Enix’ Just Cause 3 Official E3 Playthrough & Interactive Choose-Your-Own-Chaos YouTube Trailer, Released Today

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SE Following an incredibly successful E3 for JUST CAUSE 3 – with 10 award wins and over 20 nominations – Square Enix and Avalanche Studios are proud to share the new ‘OFFICIAL E3 PLAYTHROUGH’ trailer.

The island republic of Medici is the ultimate sandbox. With Rico’s new abilities and countless weapons and vehicles, there’s an infinite amount of possibilities around every corner. Each obstacle presents countless options for an explosive outcome – how creative can you be with Rico’s vast arsenal of equipment?

Anime/Manga Themed Video Games

Mobile_Suit_Gundam_-_Zeonic_Front_CoverartGuest Submission Japanese style manga/anime video games share some fundamental conceptual elements, and these have proved to be a real success with most gamers. Manga are comics that originate from Japan, and they have a complex and long pre-history in ancient Japanese art. Various genre of manga exist such as action-adventure, sports and game, comedy, science fiction, etc. Various manga characters from popular novels and series, which are considered as established media characters have been adapted into new stimulating media genre such as video games and online casino slots games. Various manga/anime series are released each and every year, and some of them are planned to be broadcasted for only one or two seasons, in order to gauge the interest of the viewers. And if the series prove to be popular, video games themed on the characters of these series are released. This acts as a cost-effective way of keeping a franchise active, whereby it is not necessary to follow up on the original anime series.

A popular Japanese style manga/anime online slot game known as Super Graphics Upside Down by Realistic Games can be played at Magical Vegas, a leading online casino. Symbols found on this 5 reel 20 payline slot game include the maneki-neko which is a common cat figurine that is often kept as a lucky charm.  This game perfectly portrays the manga/anime style along with Japanese inscriptions. Classic slot game symbols such as number 7, melon, grapes, plum and lemon can be found on this game, along with high ranking cards. 15 free spins are awarded when 5 scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels. When triggered, a blue haired Japanese anime character named Satsuki will walk in front of the reels before it is turned upside down, and this feature may award up to 5000x the stake value.

Bestselling Novelist Chuck Palahniuk Joins the Cast of FIGHT CLUB 2, The Acclaimed Comic Book Mini-series From Dark Horse Comics

DHJuly 8, 2015 — Timed to the launch of San Diego Comic-Con International, Dark Horse Comics announced today that bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk will be a character in the acclaimed ten issue FIGHT CLUB 2 mini series, which is written by Palahniuk, illustrated by Cameron Stewart and colored by Dave Stewart, with covers by David Mack. Issue 3 of the series, on sale July 22, confirms Palahniuk as a character in the series, where he will be a reoccurring presence along with his iconic creations Tyler Durden and Marla Singer. Issue 4 of the series promises to further up the ante and the antics with an appearance by members of Palahniuk’s real life writing group, including the novelists Chelsea Cain, Monica Drake, Lidia Yuknavitch, Suzy Vitello and Diana Jordan.

FUNimation Entertainment Announces Distribution Of “Attack on Titan” Live Action Movies Throughout The Americas

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FLOWER MOUND, Texas, June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire — FUNimation Entertainment is proud to announce today its distribution of the theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast rights to the upcoming Japanese live-action feature film “Attack on Titan” across the Americas (North America, Central America and South America). The film will be released by Toho Co. Ltd. in two parts in Japan on August 1 and September 19, 2015. Series creator Hajime Isayama worked directly with the film’s producers to create the screen adaptation.

Still from "Attack on Titan" live action movie. (PRNewsFoto/FUNimation Entertainment)

Still from “Attack on Titan” live action movie. (PRNewsFoto/FUNimation Entertainment)

“Attack on Titan” is based on the popular manga series of the same name (“Shingeki no Kyojin” in Japanese), which tells the story of a world where most of humanity has been destroyed by giants and where the last of mankind fights to survive behind three concentric walls – walls that were once impenetrable to the giants. With more than 50 million copies in print today, “Attack on Titan” has also inspired four spin-off manga as well as a 25-episode anime series which FUNimation both simulcast and released to home video in North America.

All-new Voltron: From The Ashes Comic Book Series Comes to Dynamite

WRITER CULLEN BUNN HEADLINES CREATIVE TEAM FOR ALL-NEW VOLTRON: FROM THE ASHES COMIC BOOK SERIES

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June 29, 2013, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the return of the Voltron Force in the pages of Voltron: From the Ashes, an all-new six-issue miniseries written by Cullen Bunn (Deadpool, Captain America) and illustrated by Blacky Shepherd (3 Days in Darkness). Set two hundred years after the events of Dynamite’s previous Voltron series, the miniseries will introduce a new team to pilot the five lions that form the Defender of the Universe. The debut issue will launch in September 2015 and feature cover artwork from acclaimed Transformers artist Alex Milne.

Writer Cullen Bunn says,You don’t grow up in the day and age of my childhood without developing a deep and abiding love for Voltron, so writing the adventures of such an iconic giant robot is a real thrill and a treat. With this story, I hope to show a couple of different sides of Voltron, one vibrant and exciting like the old cartoons, and one a little more dark and even frightening. This dichotomy should be a lot of fun for readers and allow me to explore different sides of the characters involved. For me, Voltron has this mythic quality that I really want to delve into, and I’m excited to see what fans think of my contribution to the Voltron legend!”VoltronFromTheAshes

HELLBOY creator Mike Mignola & acclaimed novelist Christopher Golden Bring JOE GOLEM To Life Again In November 2015

HELLBOY creator Mike Mignola & acclaimed novelist Christopher Golden Bring JOE GOLEM To Life Again In November 2015

unnamed (2)Milwaukie, OR – June 29, 2015 — This November legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling novelist Christopher Golden and Dark Horse Comics will unleash the first ever comic book appearance of their character Joe Golem from their novel Joe Golem and the Drowning City. A five issue Joe Golem: Occult Detective mini-series will be co-written by frequent collaborators Mignola and Golden, with art by Patric Reynolds (Serenity), colors by award winning colorist Dave Stewart and covers by Spectrum Award-winning painter Dave Palumbo. The new series takes place prior to the events of the illustrated novel Joe Golem and the Drowning City. Set forty years after an earthquake leaves Lower Manhattan partly submerged under 30 feet of water, Joe Golem must hunt a horrifying creature that is pulling children into the depths of the city’s canals.

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“For years now, since we first saw Baltimore work as a comic, Chris and I have talked about doing comic book sequels and prequels to Joe Golem,” said Mike Mignola. “But, as always, we needed to find just the right artist and when I saw Patric Reynolds’ recent work on an Alien comic I knew he could pull off the world we created in the novel and capture the mood we were looking for. When you find the right artist for something you don’t want to let him get away.”

Fallout Shelter Achieves Massive Global Success; Debuts At #1 On App Store; Game Coming To Android Later This Year

Fallout Mobile Game Quickly Tops Charts in 48 Countries

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ROCKVILLE, Md., June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that Fallout Shelter™ – the first-ever mobile game set in the celebrated Fallout® universe from Bethesda Game Studios® – quickly became the top downloaded game in 48 countries and the top downloaded app of any kind in 25 countries following its release.

Image Comics: Phonogram’s Return is Music to Readers’ Ears!

The acclaimed urban fantasy series begins an all-new story arc

New York Times bestselling creators of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, writer Kieron Gillen, artist Jamie McKelvie, and colorist Matt Wilson, return to PHONOGRAM to finish what they started with PHONOGRAM: THE IMMATERIAL GIRL #1.

Phonogram is unfinished business. It’s a vision we need to complete, said Gillen.Three stand alone, but thematically connected, volumes. Each one can be devoured alone, like our favourite albums. The third one was always going to bring everything we’ve learned about pop and comics together. I’ve been wanting to do this book for over a decade. Now I finally get to share the explosions in our head. I can’t be more excited, at least in a socially acceptable fashion.

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ACLU, Cato Institute, Pro-football, Inc. & Other Unexpected Allies Join The Slants In Pending Trademark Case Before Federal Circuit Court

American Civil Liberties Union, Cato Institute, Pro-football, Inc. (Washington Redskins), and Other Unexpected Allies Join The Slants in Pending Trademark Case Before the U.S. Court Of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Court

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June 24th, 2015 – Portland, Ore. — On Thursday, June 18th, multiple organizations filed amiscus curiae, or unsolicited legal briefs, in support of Portland, Oregon-based Asian American dance-rock band, The Slants, and their pending case before the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The unexpected result included bi-partisan support from the American Civil Liberties Union, The Cato Institute, The Rutherford Institute, and Pro-Football, Inc. (The Washington Redskins), who argue that The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) violated the band’s rights.

The historic case began nearly half a decade ago, when the Trademark Office rejected the band’s trademark registration application, claiming that the name was disparaging to persons of Asian descent. Since then, it has sparked a national conversation on the role of government intervention, self-determination, and freedom of speech. After multiple appeals, the band finally argued before a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit but did not prevail. In a surprise move, the court vacated that decision one week later, ordering the case to be heard en banc (before all judges of the court) on whether or not the Trademark Office’s laws on disparagement violate First Amendment rights.

BETHESDA SOFTWORKS ANNOUNCES FALLOUT 4!!

World’s Most Anticipated Game in Development at Bethesda Game Studios

Full Details to be Unveiled on June 14th at Bethesda’s E3 Showcase

 FO47344June 3, 2015 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today confirmed the upcoming global release of Fallout® 4, the next generation of open-world gaming. The world premiere of the game will take place during Bethesda’s E3 Showcase being held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on June 14th beginning at 7pm PST, and streamed live around the world via Twitch and YouTube.