What’s this? Wait, let’s go in order. What exactly Short Peace is? It is an anthology anime film by Katsuhiro Otomo, legendary artist and anime director, best known for his masterpiece Akira. By anthology we mean a collection of four short movies directed by different artists. Here’s the trailer for the movie.
Now, Short Peace itself is composed by four short movies, let’s say four pieces, all about “Japan” as a common subject, but there is one more. The fifth bit of the of the project is indeed a video game. And it’s out today (January 16) in Japan.
It obviously depends on where you live, but here in the UK, Doctor Who is definitely a thing, a big one! Especially this year that is the 50th anniversary of the series. To commemorate the event and the special movie that is gonna be aired tomorrow worldwide, Google has a totally awesome doodle today, that lets you play as one of the eleven doctors!
Following the newest trailer published by The Pokémon Company, seems like the upcoming anime series of Pokèmon will follow the original plot of the first two Game Boy games, Red and Green. The series, called The Origin will be just a spin off, but hey, finally we can get rid of Ash & Co. for a while. Enjoy the trailer.
As you can see from the trailer, it will be aired at the beginning of October in Japan.
But we’re not finished yet. Since there’s the Pokémon Game Show going on in Japan right now, we have another news…or better, rumor. In fact seems like Nintendo has some plans for a new Pokémon game, possibly on Wii U. How we know this? Well, they’re teasing this:
And here’s the entire video from where this pic has been taken (kinda nostalgic!).
So, what’s that…a long waited home console Pokémon 3D RPG?…Stay tuned!
Struggling on what will be your next indie game to play? Pixel Prospector made you a favor putting 55 of the freshest indie games all in one five-minutes video. Enjoy!
Last week we told you about the unexpected bug found by some Japanese players in the latest 3DS life-simulation Tomodachi Collection: New Life by Nintendo. The issue was (and still is) about the fact that the game allows players to perform gay marriage, a thing that wasn’t in Nintendo’s plans for sure.
But disregarding all the requests asking the “feature” to stay, and a push up in sales (as a lot of player started buying the game JUST for that bug), Nintendo, in a official press release, stated that an update for the title is coming and the patch will fix the following issues:
• The inability to boot up the game
• Error messages
• Human relations that become strange
• The inability to save
Yes, you head it right…”Human relations that become strange”, that’s the definition of gay marriage! Anyway, if any of you is playing the game (and maybe enjoying the feature), you probably should not download the update.
Do you remember the woman that last week found and bought an ultra-rare copy of Stadium Events for just $7.99? Well, obviously she’s selling it, for a $12k!
The list, hosted on GameGravel, says:
“This is it! This is the one you have been waiting for. NES Stadium Events CIB in excellent condition. This item is complete with box, cartridge, black case, manual, and even the original styrofoam in the bottom of the box. Any condition questions should be resolved with the photos provided. We have tried to take as many photos as possible to give an accurate description of the game and all aspects of the packaging.”
Unfortunately, the auction is open for US residents only, so fuck you if you live elsewhere! But at least you can check it out if you’re curious about the final price.
SEGA GiGO AKIHABARA | 池袋 GiGO
Address: 1-21-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 〒 170-0013 | 〒170-0013 東京都豊島区 東池袋1-21-1
Telephone: (00 81) 03-3981-6906
Opening time: 10:00～24:00 (10am – 12 midnight)
Foursquare venue: 池袋 GiGO
Our journey in the beautiful world of Japanese game centers continues with another must-visit arcade. This time we’re talking about the Ikebukuro SEGA GiGO, probably the largest game center in the whole Japan. It is located not far from the Ikebukuro station, one of the three largest commercial districts in Tokyo. This huge amusement venue offers seven floor of arcade cabinets (of every type and genre), ufo-catchers and so on. And as expected, the store boasts an impressive lineup of fighting games at its B1 floor, with daily tournaments and competitions. Like its counterpart in Akihabara, this SEGA temple often holds anime oriented events. From our personal experience, it’s safe to say that this Ikebukuro GiGO is far better than everything else you could possibly find in Japan (and in the world). If you’ll travel by this district, stop and spend some money here! Must visit!
FINAL THOUGHT: Nothing else to say, apart from that this game center is like the heaven for all the arcade gamers!
Independently-developed games are taking the world by storm. Whether on mobile devices, PC, or console, games created by smaller development teams are capturing as much attention as the giant, triple-A games with multi-million dollar budgets. What independent developers may lack in size or resources they make up for in innovation and inspiration. The Western independent gaming scene has been percolating for years, but so too has Japanese independent development been moving steadily towards the future.
BIT.SUMMIT 2013 was the first annual Japanese independent game developer and media summit, held a couple of weeks ago in Kyoto, Japan, with the mission of help the indie Japanese video game developer get his work in front of a global audience. But also to help the Western markets learn about, anticipate, and appreciate Japan’s home-grown video games.
So, how did it went? It’s safe to say it was a massive success! So let’s enjoy an highlight reel video, featuring most of the games revealed at the event.
We really hope this was just the first event of many more!
“Follow Billy as he tries to find redemption from his uncertain past. Chase your destiny on the high seas and embark on a heroic quest for glory and gills.”
Basically this is Ridiculous Fishing, a brand new iOS game made by Vlambeer, a Dutch independent game studio founded in 2010 by Rami Ismail and Jan Willem Nijman, creator of Super Crate Box.
Those two guys are quite famous in the indie scene because of their completely nonsense and bonker games, and Ridiculous Fishing isn’t an exception. Take a look at this trailer to understand what we mean…
Understand? Completely mental! WE LOVE IT!
Ridiculous Fishing is out today (March 14th) on the App Store, you can get it here!
“As the economical crisis advances, the discontent of an entire population cannot help but outburst in Riots, where the sounds of many voices get heard at once.”
This is how Leonard Menchiari, former Editor/Cinematographer at Valve, commences his speech on the Indiegogo project. Indeed, RIOT is a turmoil simulator for PC, Mac, iOS, Android and OUYA seeking funding on the famous indie kickstarter-like site. The game will allow you to play as both manifestant and cop, to understand the riot though different points of view.
It seems like the guys behind the project are taking the mission very seriously declaring:
“The funding for the game will enable the developers to travel, document and experience live riots going on in Italy, Greece, Egypt and possibly many other places around the world (next to developing the game, buying software and hardware for development and testing).
Only comments and reports from the people joining the conflicts will be taken into consideration, attempting to depict both sides of the fight without bias, only objectivity and facts. We need you to spread the voice on an important issue through the medium of videogames. Stop listening to the lies of the media, shut down the television and get yourself in the line, to fight for your freedom of speech.“
So, this is not just an entertaining light-heart game, but it comes with more deep and serious meanings. Check out the trailer
It looks like a very interesting project, and if you agree with us help this guys make it real on their Indiegogo page (the project is already funded, but you know, every penny counts) and/or voting for the game on Steam Greenlight.
Keep yourselft updated on their official website.