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Videos: Gundam Breaker 3 2nd PV ReleasedVideos: Gundam Breaker 3 2nd PV Released Bandai Namco have recently released the second PV to Gundam Breaker 3. This time it's an 11 minute video showcasing the new variations of customization you can have on your...

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News: Free Battle, Course Battle, and More Playable Units Coming to Gundam Extreme VS ForceNews: Free Battle, Course Battle, and More Playable... The thirst for Free Battle is real as Bandai Namco have announced its addition in an upcoming patch to Gundam Extreme VS Force! Patch 1.02 released today includes the much...

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News: Bandai Namco to possibly forgo console releases of Gundam Extreme VS Maxi Boost and Maxi Boost On?News: Bandai Namco to possibly forgo console releases... Over the weekend, a twitter image had been making waves across western Extreme VS fans regarding its content and what it might mean for future console releases of the...

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News: New Details on Gundam Breaker 3 Story ModeNews: New Details on Gundam Breaker 3 Story Mode More details have come out regarding the story mode of Gundam Breaker 3, coming soon to the PS4 and Vita on March 3, 2016. Unlike the previous story in Gundam Breaker...

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News: Super Robot Wars OG The Moon Dwellers AnnouncedNews: Super Robot Wars OG The Moon Dwellers Announced To commemorate the series' 25th Anniversary we will be getting a new Super Robot Wars game on both PS4 and PS3 later this year. However, this won't be a mainline release...

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Toys: Play Arts Kai Sam Gideon

Posted on : 30-08-2012 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Our good friends at HobbyLink Japan have sent us the Play Arts Kai Sam Gideon from the suitably brilliant game Vanquish. Whilst we have talked about the game on the site before we haven’t reviewed it, as it’s not really a full on mecha title. However, its mecha heritage in terms of the design is pretty interesting. In addition, we’ve also included some game footage at the end of the review.

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Videos: 2nd Super Robot Wars OG Extended Promo

Posted on : 25-08-2012 | By : | In : Videos

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As promised, we now have a new and longer promo for 2nd Super Robot Wars OG. It’s very shiny indeed and shows that Banpresto have taken their time with this game for good reason. Much of the new animations use far more depth and three dimensional movement compared to previous games and the technical (as well as art/animation) aspect of that is by no means trivial. Plus, all the new jingling boobage is also something that clearly needed time to perfect. In any case, our body is very ready for this one.

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News: Gundam Spiegel added to Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost

Posted on : 25-08-2012 | By : | In : News

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On the 28th August the mighty GF13-021NG Gundam Spiegel will be added to Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost. In addition, the African desert stage from the previous game will also be incorporated into Full Boost. Anyway, we’re looking forward to breaking out some Sturm Und Drang in matches again. For those that don’t know, “spiegel” is the German word for mirror. So if you know anything about G Gundam and its story, then that should be something moderately interesting.

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Kits: Metal Gear Rex Announced

Posted on : 21-08-2012 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Whilst it was recently revealed at this year’s Wonder Festival, Kotobukiya have officially announced the release of a truly gorgeous 1/100 scale Metal Gear Rex kit in December of this year. This is not to be confused with the huge and hugely expensive threeA toy, as this kit is smaller and costs a lot less (as well as needing to be assembled and painted obviously). The sculpt also looks spot on and for the money this is something I’d rather have over the threeA toy, as the latter has no diecast to speak of (which at that price is fucking disgraceful). As always, you can pre-order the kit here for a very reasonable 6,240 yen.

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News: 2nd Super Robot Wars OG Maximum Break and Combination Attacks

Posted on : 21-08-2012 | By : | In : News

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Over at 4Gamer they have details on the Maximum Break and Combination Attacks for 2nd Super Robot Wars OG. Specifically that the Maximum Break uses the combined manpower of two Twin Units, for a total of four units bringing their firepower to bear. Whereas the Combination Attacks are when a unit attacks its main target and then also attacks other enemies in the nearby vicinity. There are lots of nice new screenshots in the update too and the game is looking very nice indeed.

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News: Transformers Fall of Cybertron Released Today

Posted on : 21-08-2012 | By : | In : News, Videos

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Despite not covering the game all that much, Transformers Fall of Cybertron is released in the US today (and Europe at the end of the week). We actually quite enjoyed the first game and this looks at least as good. As a nice touch there will also be a G1 Retro Pack DLC too, which is a cool nod to the fact that this game effectively sets up the narrative arc for the G1 series anyway.

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Videos: Lost Planet 3 GamesCom Trailer

Posted on : 18-08-2012 | By : | In : Videos

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What with GamesCom underway, we now have a new Lost Planet 3 trailer to see (linked below). It hints more of the story and shows that this could be a prequel of sorts but the characterisation shown is horribly trite and typically parochial. The mecha combat looks like it might be interesting but overall we’re pretty skeptical about this new entry into the Lost Planet series.

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Toys: VF-4 Pricing Revealed

Posted on : 18-08-2012 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Well, we now know how much the forthcoming 1/60 scale VF-4G Lightning III will cost. That of an eye watering 26,985 yen. In addition, this will only be available to purchase via Yamato’s online shop. Whilst the toy will be released sometime this December, orders will be opening up later this August. Despite the price tag, we will be getting this as we’ve always loved the VF-4 and this toy looks to have a really remarkable sculpt.

Update: Yamato are now taking orders here.

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News: Armored Core V Classic Character as Com DLC

Posted on : 17-08-2012 | By : | In : News

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Over the next few days, there will be a vote from fans on adding their favourite classic Armored Core character as a new Com voice in Armored Core V. The voting will start on the 21st and finish on the 27th. After that the character will be announced and a DLC pack will follow. As for the latter, there’s no news on how much it will cost players. Anyway, this is a nice touch and we’re all for having Stinger (as voiced by our favourite Sho Hayami). Though we also have a lot of love for Nobuyuki Hiyama’s portrayal of Hustler One (the pilot of Nineball) in Master of Arena. After that, most of the characters from Nexus and Last Raven do stand out quite a bit too.

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Videos: E.X. Troopers New Trailer

Posted on : 16-08-2012 | By : | In : Videos

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4Gamer has a new update on E.X. Troopers, showing off its new trailer (shown below). It has a small bit on the Academy aspect of the game, which may be a bit of issue for those who want to import and don’t read Japanese all that well. However, the subsequent combat sections look great and show off the co-op elements really nicely. Whilst the Lost Planet games have always had a bit of a Monster Hunter vibe, especially the second, this feels very much geared towards working together with friends rather than being the archetypal lone hero. We’ve still yet to see any player VT combat, so we’re hoping that will be shown soon.

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