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NEWS: Gundam Versus Closed Beta Scheduled for March, Lottery Ticket Available on JP PSN NowNEWS: Gundam Versus Closed Beta Scheduled for March,... If you're wondering how to get into the upcoming Gundam Versus closed beta, now is the time to check the Japanese PlayStation Network Store! Recently announced on the gundam.info...

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Videos: Gundam Versus Closed Beta Test in March, New Footage From Taipei Games ShowVideos: Gundam Versus Closed Beta Test in March, New... Bandai Namco have announced they'll be holding a closed beta for Gundam Versus in March 2017. It'll be held in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea. While details are...

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Videos: Baund Doc Added to Gundam EXVS Maxi Boost ON RosterVideos: Baund Doc Added to Gundam EXVS Maxi Boost ON... Jerid Messa's final mobile suit from Zeta Gundam returns to the VS series in Gundam EXVS Maxi Boost ON. Last playable in Gundam VS Zeta Gundam, the Baund Doc touts the transformable...

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Videos: First Gundam Versus (PS4) Gameplay Footage, New Mechanics InfoVideos: First Gundam Versus (PS4) Gameplay Footage,... Hot off the presses from the Gundam Games 30th Anniversary stream comes the first gameplay footage from the Gundam Versus alpha test! The game looks functionally like the...

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News: New Gundam Versus Alpha Test Gameplay Mechanics Info and ScreenshotsNews: New Gundam Versus Alpha Test Gameplay Mechanics... The full report on the Gundam Versus Alpha test has finally been published over at 4gamer, giving us a better picture on what to expect from the latest game in the VS series. We...

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Reviews: Gundam Breaker (7/10)

Posted on : 20-08-2013 | By : | In : Reviews

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gundam_breaker_cover1Generally speaking, most Gundam games are very much limited by what they can do functionally due to the host work. However, Bandai took a step back and thought about all the lovely kits associated with the franchise and decided to make a game about that instead.

It was a shrewd decision, not only because it tied into one of the most profitable parts of their business but also allowed a huge amount of design leeway in making an interesting game. Specifically down to the core nature of kits; that they are built from component parts. What transpired was a fascinating game but sadly somewhat mired via a few ill-fitting mechanics from other freemium type games.

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News: Ichiro Itano in Bike Accident

Posted on : 19-08-2013 | By : | In : News, Videos

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The legendary animator Ichiro Itano was involved in a bike accident recently. Quickly hospitalized he appears to be okay but obviously we’re concerned for his well being. The above picture was an impromptu “get well soon” card of sorts from other anime luminaries. For those unaware of Itano’s work, he’s one of the foremost mecha choreographers out there and his signature missile flourish, the Itano Circus, has graced pretty much every Macross series to date. We’ve linked a video below of his greatest hits in case you’re at all curious about Itano’s creative output. Despite his prodigious animation work, his influence has had a palpable effect on gaming too. That aside, our thoughts are with him as well as his friends and family. Naturally, we hope he makes a speedy recovery.

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Videos: Pride of Justice Extended Promo

Posted on : 08-08-2013 | By : | In : Videos

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What with the release of Masou Kishin III a few weeks away, we now finally have a nice long and juicy extended promo for the game (shown below). As you’d expected the battle animations are looking consistently fantastic but we’re still hoping winkysoft are involved in this, as they basically made all the Masou Kishin games to date. That aside, you can still pre-order both (region free) versions of the games here (PS3) and here (Vita).

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News: Armored Core Convention in Washington DC

Posted on : 08-08-2013 | By : | In : News

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There will be an Armored Core Convention held on the 7th September in Washington DC. Apparently LAN games will be supported as well as the chance to win Armored Core figures (plus the opportunity to drink booze). The convention also marks the series’ 16th birthday, which is nice. More details will be forthcoming closer to the time but you can go to the Facebook page to show your support and interest. Talking of Armored Core, there’s a pretty interesting interview over at 4Gamer about Verdict Day.

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Toys: Riobot Orgun

Posted on : 06-08-2013 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Courtesy of our good friends at HobbyLink Japan we’ve been sent the Riobot Orgun from the series Detonator Orgun. In addition, we’ve also included some game and anime footage of the mecha in action at the end of the review.

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Toys: Super Robot Chogokin Mazinkaiser Announced

Posted on : 02-08-2013 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Following on from Bandai’s reveal of a Super Robot Chogokon Shin Getter-1, we’ll also be getting a Mazinkaiser too later in the year. Whilst this design was featured in an OVA, its origins stem from the Super Robot Wars games. Over the years we’ve bought all manner of toy variants of this design from the Aoshima figures as well as the Max Factory and even Revoltech versions. However, this looks like a great little toy and unlike the previous bigger releases this won’t cost crazy amounts either. Priced at a very reasonable 6,800 yen and released in November, this Mazinkaiser looks great. If you’re at all tempted you can also pre-order the toy here.

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News: Zone of the Enders HD Edition Patch Breakdown

Posted on : 02-08-2013 | By : | In : News

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As many of you already know, a patch for the PS3 version of Zone of the Enders HD Edition has finally been released. This specifically covers the Anubis portion of the collection in case you’re wondering. Whilst this does improve the game noticeably it’s still not as good as the PS2 original, so in that sense our review of the collection will stand as is (as the 360 version remains unchanged as does the original game). However the studio behind the PS3 patch, that of the indomitable Hexadrive, have written a fantastically detailed post on all the improvements they made. It really begs the question why they weren’t hired in the first place for the port. There are also some great comparison videos too, so those are worth a watch. All in all though, it’s still sad to think that possibly the last ever release of Zone of the Enders was handled so badly.

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News: Moonlight Announced

Posted on : 02-08-2013 | By : | In : News, Videos

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Firebase Industries have announced a new game project, called Moonlight, that features a transforming mecha (as shown above) and very much ties into classic arcade shooters. The Beethoven infused promo video (shown below) looks very promising indeed too. No word on price or platforms as yet but we’re definitely curious to see how this turns out.

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News: Super Robot Wars Operation Extend Second Episode Released

Posted on : 02-08-2013 | By : | In : News, Videos

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The second episode for Super Robot Wars Operation Extend is now out. If you’ve already bought the combined pack that you can download it for free, otherwise you’ll pay 200 yen. More units will be added to the roster, featuring that of Gurren Lagann. We’ve been enjoying the game thus far but without the freemium booster (which we bought) the game would be a motherless grind and in places probably quite unfair. Once all the episodes have been released we’ll likely review the game but thus far it’s pretty good.

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News: Wonder Festival 2013 Summer Coverage

Posted on : 02-08-2013 | By : | In : News

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Now with Wonder Festival 2013 Summer behind us, we have all manner of interesting reveals to ponder. From a fantastic Giant Gorg toy to the announcement of a new and brilliant looking Getter Robo series (with the toys shown above), it’s all been quite eventful. Especially as Arcadia showed their new 1/60 YF-19 toy and it’s clear that this is indeed using much of the new engineering seen in Yamato’s Fire Valkyrie. This alone is fantastic news. As always, AmiAmi has a nice selection of coverage here, here, here and here. Even more coverage is nicely collated here as well.

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