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Videos: Starwing Paradox Finally Gets Some Proper Gameplay FootageVideos: Starwing Paradox Finally Gets Some Proper Gameplay... Over at 4Gamer, they have a new interview with one of the developers behind the upcoming arcade mecha game Starwing Paradox. Released later this year in the Japanese arcades,...

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News: Gundam Extreme Versus 2 Initial Roster And Location Tests AnnouncedNews: Gundam Extreme Versus 2 Initial Roster And Location... As the rest of the world has Gundam Versus on the PS4, Japanese arcades are gearing up for the upcoming Gundam Versus Extreme 2. On May 12 and 13, stores in Tokyo and Osaka...

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Reviews: Super Robot Wars X (9/10)Reviews: Super Robot Wars X (9/10) Since the end of the Z series, the Super Robot Wars games have tried to change up the setup somewhat, such as including series without mecha in Super Robot Wars V. Well, the...

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Videos: Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS 2 Announced For 2018Videos: Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS 2 Announced For... Bandai Namco have recently announced that Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS 2 will be hitting arcades in 2018. Unlike Gundam Versus, this is being positioned as a true sequel...

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Videos: Build Strike Gundam, Farsia, Gundam Pixie, and Efreet Schneid Coming To Gundam VersusVideos: Build Strike Gundam, Farsia, Gundam Pixie,... Several new DLC units have been announced during the Gundam Games Announcement stream on January 16. Aside from revealing God and Master Gundam gameplay, we saw Missing...

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News: Gundam Extreme Versus Maxi Boost at JAEPO and Opening Movie

Posted on : 15-02-2014 | By : | In : News, Videos

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Over at this year’s JAEPO, Gundam Extreme Versus Maxi Boost is on full show. After the numerous recent location tests, it seems we’ll be getting the game in arcades here pretty soon. In addition to this, Bandai Namco released the game’s new CG opening movie. Whilst it looks pretty great, gotta love all the Xi and Penelope action, we do question the musical veracity of having auto-tuned metal in the background. For all of Linkin Park’s faults, they do write better music. That aside, it’s also pretty clear that due to Maxi Boost’s lack of newer units that the PS3 port of Full Boost’s DLC is turning into “Attack of the Clones”. Hopefully this will rectify itself once Maxi Boost starts getting more new units. In any case, the new opening movie is shown below. Brace thy ears!

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News: Modular Assault Vehicle Kickstarter and Greenlight

Posted on : 11-02-2014 | By : | In : News

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If you enjoyed Chrome Hounds, then you might be interested to know that there is a new PC game called Modular Assault Vehicle on the way. With both Kickstarter and Greenlight campaigns in the works, it all seems to be the work of one Chad Mauldin. Now we wish the guy luck and all but this is basically a full on remake of a recent 360 game. SEGA could quite easily kick up a fuss about this, as Chrome Hounds was a considerable investment for them. Will be interesting to see how this pans out though.

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News: Wonder Festival 2014 Winter

Posted on : 09-02-2014 | By : | In : News

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We managed to make it to the recent Wonder Festival today, despite the large and decidedly rare snowfall the night before. As this was the first “WonFes” we’ve been to, we took lots of pictures. The highlight was seeing the MegaDrive Megatron, as designed by our good friend Junji Okubo (who also did all the logos for this very site). The photos below are a mix of soon to be released items as well as the fan made stuff. The latter was amazing to behold, as the sheer passion and craftsmanship on show was impressive. Anyway, enjoy the photos we had a great time taking them.

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News: Super Robot Wars Z 3 System Update

Posted on : 05-02-2014 | By : | In : News

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Famitsu has a nice new breakdown on Super Robot Wars Z 3’s game system, specifically that of the Maximum Break. This allows units in a group to combine their attacks to increase their range and potency, as well as nullifying the avoidance and defense abilities of their enemies. This will use a new tension bar and deplete it entirely once completed. In addition, there’s also a D-Trader setup that requires Z-Chips taken from downed enemies in order to purchase special items. Though, you’ll also need to fulfil other requirements too in order to successfully purchase said parts. That aside, we’re happy to see Chirico back in the fold again and that Shining Heresy is getting featured. Hopefully the Burglary Dog will make an appearance too.

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News: Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost Tops Japanese Charts

Posted on : 05-02-2014 | By : | In : News

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In the week from January 27th to February 2nd Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost managed to top the Japanese charts by selling 269,940 copies. Now, to clarify this a bit, the game was released on January 30th. So what you’re seeing there is actually just three days sales. That aside, we also wrote a piece for Kotaku about the launch (to help get the word out at least). Sadly it also seems that the online pass cannot be shared, which sucks a big fat one quite frankly. In any case we’ll be reviewing this glorious puppy pretty soon, so look out for that.

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Toys: Robot Damashii Skull Heart Full Cloth Announced

Posted on : 03-02-2014 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Bandai have announced that the much loved XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X-1 Kai Kai “Skull Heart” will be getting the Robot Damashii treatment. This being the mobile suit piloted by the perky Tobia Arronax in both the Skull Heart and Steel 7 manga. This is a slightly strange release, as the other Crossbone Gundam mobile suits were released a fair few years ago (thankfully we managed to pick them up at the time, as they’re quite rare these days). Released in May for 5,940 yen this is one of the more averagely priced toys in the range and one we’ll be definitely be picking up come release.

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Toys: Riobot Jehuty

Posted on : 25-01-2014 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Following on from our previous Revoltech reviews, our good friends at HobbyLink Japan have sent us the Riobot Jehuty. Now, whilst we aren’t huge fans of the Zone of the Enders series, we’ve always admired the mecha designs that Yoji Shinkawa did for the game. So we’re obviously happy to see more toys made of his work. We’ve also included some game footage at the end of the review.

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Videos: Gundam Gaiden Missing Link Announcement Promo

Posted on : 23-01-2014 | By : | In : Videos

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We now have a promo for the recently announced Gundam Gaiden Missing Link. It shows a fair bit of gameplay and whilst it looks serviceable, the camera and mobile suit movement looks a bit off. As expected, there’s a pretty badass Efreet shown as well as a caped mystery mobile suit (that will be designed just for the game). By the way the promo is structured it looks like this will be a narrative focused, as in singleplayer campaign, type of game. However, considering that Namco Bandai are on a bit of a freemium spree at the moment we’re not sure how this game will turn out. No word as to a release date or price as yet either. Overall, we’re somewhat curious but a little wary of how this might turn out.

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Toys: Robot Damashii Hi-Nu Gundam

Posted on : 23-01-2014 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Courtesy of our good friends at HobbyLink Japan we’ve been sent the Robot Damashii Hi-Nu Gundam as seen in the novel Beltorchika’s Children (one of the adaptations for Char’s Counterattack). In addition, we’ve also included some game footage of the mecha in action at the end of the review.

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News: Gundam Gaiden Missing Link Announced

Posted on : 22-01-2014 | By : | In : News

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After a recent hint in Famitsu we now have an outright announcement, that of a new Gundam Gaiden game called Missing Link. This will be third person PS3 game with emphasis on customisation and wingman control. The latter will also be pretty close to that of Zeonic Front, as you can hot-swap between your wingmen. The really interesting stuff though is that the RX-78XX Gundam Pixie has been mentioned. This came from really the first ever Gundam Gaiden game there is, Cross Dimension 0079. Not only did it feature a badass MS-08TX Efreet but it also had character designs by Toshihiro Kawamoto. If all this sounds familiar, well much of these elements have resurfaced across multiple gaiden games over the years. To further cheer you up, Masahiko Tokushima (of former White Dingo Team fame) will be helming this new game. Admittedly this will be developed by “B.B. Studio” but all that really means is that some of the Bandai developer legion will be assigned to this project. Trying to judge whether it will be be bobbins based off the studio in this case is somewhat moot, as Bandai have a lot of crossover internally and a distinct studio structure doesn’t really exist. Anyway, the more we find out about Missing Link then we’ll be sure to post about it.

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