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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: Penelope and More Coming to Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost

Posted on : 28-05-2015 | By : | In : News

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Thanks to some datamining from the recent Full Boost 1.08 patch, we know now there are four more units on the way as DLC. They are Penelope, Nobel Gundam, Gundam Harute and Blitz Gundam. As you may know, these units are currently part of the Maxi Boost roster with Harute being the newest in this group of four. It’s possible these units might show up in the upcoming months, especially if Bandai Namco have another Summer Festival Event like last year which introduced Banshee Norn, ReGZ, Altron Gundam, and Strike Rouge. With all these additions, perhaps a Maxi Boost console port is much further off than expected. Let us know what you think of this group of additions and what you think might be in store as future DLC!

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Videos: Gundam Extreme Versus Maxi Boost Roster Updates

Posted on : 27-05-2015 | By : | In : Videos

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Several new units for Maxi Boost have been announced after the recent 2015 Premium Dogfight. They are Astray Red Dragon (2500 cost) and 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G (3000 cost), both variants of existing units currently in the game being Astray Red Frame and 00 Raiser respectively. Rising Gundam (1500 cost) is also officially being released on the 28th of May and adds another G Gundam fighter to the mix. It’s interesting to see more variants come into play even though Seven Sword/G was already teased in the Maxi Boost intro. Both Seven Sword/G and Astray Red Dragon look to be melee centric units, so it will be interesting to see how well they fall into the current roster with their toolset. Make sure to check out the videos below and let us know which units you’d like to see next!

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Toys: Robot Damashii Dunbine and Drumlo

Posted on : 24-05-2015 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Courtesy of our good friends at HobbyLink Japan we’ve been sent the Robot Damashii Dunbine and Robot Damashii Drumlo from the classic 80’s mecha anime Aura Battler Dunbine. While the Dunbine is an updated re-release from 2012, the Drumlo is a brand new release in Bandai’s ongoing and thoroughly excellent aura battler Robot Damashii range. We’ve also included some anime and game footage at the end of the review.

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Videos: Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost Patch 1.08 Roster Update

Posted on : 21-05-2015 | By : | In : Videos

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Bandai Namco have uploaded a new video highlighting the four new DLC suits to appear next week in conjunction with the Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost 1.08 update. The four new units are Full Armor Unicorn Gundam, Avalanche Exia, Sandrock Kai, and Char’s Zaku II. All these units have been brought over from Maxi Boost and will cost 476 yen plus tax. We’ve seen other suits cross over from the sequel as well, so it will be interesting to see how the new units perform in Full Boost. Interestingly enough, both Banshee Norn and ReGZ will be receiving nerfs on the 1.08 update as well due to their rather impressive performance in Full Boost from Maxi Boost, so we’ll see if the new four will be properly balanced too. As Perfect Gundam has already been unintentionally teased in images promoting the new update, we can only wonder what new units will become DLC for Full Boost in the near future. Make sure to check out the video below and let us know what other units should join the fray!

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Reviews: Super Robot Wars Z 3 Tengoku Hen (9/10)

Posted on : 19-05-2015 | By : | In : Reviews

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srwz3_2_cover_thumbBack in 2009, during the last days of the PS2, we saw the first game in the Z series made digital flesh. It was quite the departure from the previous Alpha series and also boasted an all new 2D animation engine. It was also a pretty damn fantastic game, that used focus groups of three units to offset the formations of enemy attackers.

Not long after that the PSP saw host to the second part of the Z series, in the form of Hakai-hen and Saisei-hen. These were more streamlined and dropped the formation approach for single units while still retaining some lovely animation. Then last year we received the first part to the third instalment, called Jigoku-hen it was split across PS3 and Vita with cross save functionality enabled. Taking a middle approach with having each group comprising of two units, it sat neatly between the first game and its portable offspring. That made sense as it was both a console and a portable game. It also looked incredible.

So now after six years we have reached the end of the road with the Z series and Tengoku-hen doesn’t disappoint.

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News: Super Robot Wars BX Announced

Posted on : 19-05-2015 | By : | In : News, Videos

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So the next Super Robot Wars game to be announced has the suffix of BX and it will be released again on the 3DS. The last game on the system, in the form of UX, was really solid and so I am glad to see another game on the way. The big surprise is that this entry will feature both Giant Gorg and Panzer World Galient in the series roster. That’s pretty damn fantastic really. The game will be released on August 20th for 6,640 yen and a promo video for the game will go up tomorrow. It’s currently 80% complete in terms of development. For those that are curious as to what the units are in the shadow above, one fan did a nice bit of detective work.

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News: Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost Patch 1.08 With Roster And Online Updates

Posted on : 07-05-2015 | By : | In : News

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There’s some good news on May 28th for those who are stuck waiting for Maxi Boost to get a console release. Bandai Namco has released information about the upcoming 1.08 patch to Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost for the PS3 that has some very interesting and well needed additions. First of all, four units from Maxi Boost are ready to join the Full Boost roster. Full Armor Unicorn Gundam, Avalanche Exia, Char’s Zaku II, and Gundam Sandrock Kai will be available as DLC units for 476 yen plus tax.

Second, you will be able to purchase HUDs, pilot costumes, and navis permanently with a new GP points system. You earn GP points from a daily login bonus, by winning matches in the online Arcade Mode, Player Match, and Ranked Match, and playing these game modes at least once per day. Aside from using GP points to permanently purchase the items mentioned before, you can also use the points to trial DLC units that haven’t been purchased with real money. Once you use your GP to start your trial, you will be able to use the unit in any mode until you either lose, finish the game mode you are currently in, or get disconnected from the servers. To use the unit again, you must use more GP or purchase it properly.

Other additions to the game include a new camera to replay mode, have up to 6 units in your favorites list, view individual unit win rates and usage much easier, remove win rates from lobbies, convert your endurance conversation messages, more Full Boost missions, and balance updates that nerf both Banshee Norn and ReGZ. Also, it looks like there’s more DLC in the near future as Perfect Gundam has appeared next to Char’s Zaku II in several released screenshots of the unit select menu. Hopefully we’ll get an update soon on upcoming DLC units on top of some info on a home release for Maxi Boost.

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Kits: Kotobukiya To Release Xenoblade Chronicles X Skell Model Kits

Posted on : 07-05-2015 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Looks like Kotobukiya will be making model kits of the Skells from Xenoblade Chronicle X, according to the official Xenoblade Chronicles X website update. It is unknown they will be able to transform into their vehicle modes with ease like their in-game counterparts, but at least we know these lovely kits will be coming in the near future.

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News: Gundam Battle Operation Next Announced

Posted on : 30-04-2015 | By : | In : News, Videos

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In a rather bizarre way, Bandai Namco have announced Gundam Battle Operation Next for PS4 and PS3. This is indeed the follow up sequel to the previous Gundam Battle Operation game on PS3, that was the first foray into freemium for the series. This is also the much touted PS4 Gundam game that was previewed a good while back, so the fact it turned out to be this is a tad…disappointing. The good news is that this new game seems to follow the Gundam Breaker and Gundam Extreme Versus approach in terms of the high-speed team based action. The game has currently started its beta on the Japanese PSN as of today and will continue running until this Sunday. So jump in while you can and check it out, hopefully it won’t be utterly terrible!

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Videos: Xenoblade Chronicles X Doll Update

Posted on : 19-04-2015 | By : | In : Videos

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Nintendo has provided a huge update to their Xenoblade Chronicles X website with a plethora of information about Dolls. From videos showing how the dolls can traverse the huge open world, how they can battle the dangerous beasts found on the planet and what looks to be an Armored Core-esque level of mecha customization, we get to see even more depth regarding the awesome mechs of this game. Of course, the music you hear is composed by none other than Hiroyuki Sawano, the man behind the soundtrack of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. Visit the website here for more information regarding the different types of Dolls you can use and customize and check out the videos below to see them in action!

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