Category Archives: Gaming

January Horrors Bring Resident Evil Origins Collection & Playable Wesker for Resident Evil 0!

The undead will be arriving in hordes this January!

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Capcom_logoBeginning January 19, 2016, everyone will be able to experience an introduction to the Resident Evil origin stories that started it all in Resident Evil Origins Collection, a physical disc product that contains both the upcoming release of Resident Evil 0 and the recently released critically-acclaimed Resident Evil. This collection will be available for MSRP $39.99 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. Resident Evil 0 will also be available to purchase digitally for MSRP $19.99 / €19.99 / £14.99 early 2016 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

Check out the brand new video featuring Wesker and the new abilities he brings to the gameplay:

Go Behind the Scenes of FALLOUT 4 in the Newest Collaboration Between Bethesda & Dark Horse Comics

“THE ART OF FALLOUT 4” Is What Every Vault Dweller Needs

 

unnamed (5)Tuesday, Aug. 24th, 2015 – MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse is pleased to announce its newest art-book partnership will be with Bethesda Game Studios for Fallout® 4, one of the most anticipated games of 2015.

Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout® 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, welcome you to the world of Fallout® 4—their most ambitious game ever and the next generation of open-world gaming.

Square Enix Confirms Lara Croft Go Will Traverse iOS, Android, & Windows Phone for an Aug. 27th Release

New Screenshots Emerge!

LaraGoMONTREAL (August 19, 2015) Square Enix announced today that Lara Croft GO™ – the follow-up to Square Enix Montreal’s critically acclaimed Hitman GO® mobile game – will launch simultaneously on the iTunes App Store for iOS, Google Play for Android and Windows Marketplace for Windows Phone on August 27. The puzzle game featuring the classic character will be available for $4.99.

YES!!! FALLOUT SHELTER Now Available For FREE On Google Play

#1 Smash Hit Arrives on Android Devices Worldwide

falloutshelter_featuredbannerAugust 13, 2015 (Rockville, MD) – 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®,  is now available worldwide for FREE on Google Play for Android devices.

 Praised for its fun, addicting gameplay, and for its player-friendly approach to in-app purchases, Fallout Shelter has received  accolades from some of the industry’s leading outlets, earning ‘Game of the Week’ from Touch Arcade and nominations for ‘Biggest Surprise’ from IGN and ‘Best Handled/Mobile Game’ from the official Game Critics Awards.

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.

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.

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.

“The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” Continues to Expand U.S. Tour Schedule for Master Quest

Critically-Acclaimed Master Quest Adds New Fall Tour Dates for 2015!

1 (1)REDMOND, Wash. – May 26, 2015 —   The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert series has announced new U.S. tour dates for the 2015 worldwide tour of “Master Quest.”

Featuring music and visuals from the recently remastered The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and the addition of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, the concert series will maintain the beloved experience fans have come to expect while remaining the ultimate Zelda experience currently available to fans. “Master Quest” has already embarked on its world tour with much acclaim in the U.S. and in Japan, and is set to make its next stops across Canada and Europe. Based on one of the most popular and beloved video game series of all time, the tour features live orchestral performances of theme music from Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda franchise. The newly announced dates include performances in Charlottesville, District of Columbia, Columbus, Dallas, and Portland.

Upcoming concerts include:

Boise’s 2015 Anime Oasis Convention Comes to a Close; Reaches Record Attendance; 2016 to See Expansion

11196299_10152707909986269_825436462154574663_nMay 26, 2015 – Boise, ID — This past Memorial Day weekend saw the return of Boise’s longest running four-day anime convention, Anime Oasis, hosted on three floors of The Grove Hotel and Century Link Arena in downtown Boise, as it has been for it’s sixth year running.  From it’s humble beginnings in 2002, hosted at a Best Western motel in south Boise, Anime Oasis has endured the ebb-and-flow of changing economies and population booms,  having run consecutively for fourteen years straight, as of this year.

IMAG1092Calling western/southwestern Idaho home, this appropriately named convention has nearly doubled in attendance in just the past few years, with peak attendance for this year reaching 2591 unique paid attendees (an increase of 521 from last year alone), according to Jeremy Loppett, Anime Oasis’ chairman and founder, on the Anime Oasis Facebook page.  Not huge compared to some of the larger conventions in other parts of the U.S., however for a small to mid-sized city like Boise, nestled into the Mountain West’s Treasure Valley region, with a population of less than 250, 000 (just under 1.75 Million for the entire state of Idaho…Portland, Ore. alone has over 1/2 million residents) being a long-standing exclusively anime/Japanese pop-culture oriented convention as a fixture amongst in the reagion for going on two decades, has been something that local fans and cosplayers have really appreciated and have enjoyed calling their own over the years, in having the opportunity to meet in person, get autographs by and listen to panels from world-renowned voice actors, artists, and other talent relevant to the world of Japanese animation, manga, gaming, music, or acting.

Photo from Grovehotelboise.com

Photo from Grovehotelboise.com

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The Boise Centre (Photo from Idaho Business Review)

Burgeoning attendance can be a double-edge sword, between stretching facility resources and staff a little thin, and resulting in more crowded convention space, 2016 will see Anime Oasis’ first facility expansion since 2009.  Not only will Anime Oasis 2016 (dubbed Anime Oasis SP) be hosted at The Grove Hotel and Century Link Arena, but will share convention space within part of the adjacent Boise Center, adding a considerable amount of space for events, activities, artists, vendors and con-goers alike.