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News: Final Wave of Gundam Side Stories DLC revealedNews: Final Wave of Gundam Side Stories DLC revealed In a move that would shock no one in Gundam fandom, the newly released Famitsu Visual Complete Guide for Gundam Side Stories lists multiple unannounced DLC mobile suits...

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News: Gundam Side Stories Ez8 DLC ReleasedNews: Gundam Side Stories Ez8 DLC Released Following on from the somewhat improved set of DLC for Gundam Side Stories, there's now a new mobile suit out. Specifically that of the mighty RX-79[G]Ez-8 Gundam Ez8...

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News: Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost DLC UpdateNews: Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost DLC Update Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost players rejoice as Namco Bandai are releasing brand new units as proper DLC for the PS3 version of the game. Coming to the roster are...

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News: Gundam Side Stories Gyan DLC ReleasedNews: Gundam Side Stories Gyan DLC Released Following on from the last batch of disappointing DLC for Gundam Side Stories, we now have a new set released. Featuring the YMS-15 Gyan this is at least a new mobile...

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News: Gundam Extreme Versus Maxi Boost Roster UpdateNews: Gundam Extreme Versus Maxi Boost Roster Update Dreadnought Gundam is on its way to the Gundam Extreme Versus Maxi Boost roster in July. Coming from the manga Gundam SEED X-Astray, the Dreadnought Gundam is piloted...

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Videos: Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost Fourth Mobile Suit Promo and PSN Preorder Available Now

Posted on : 17-01-2014 | By : | In : Videos

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Namco Bandai have released the fourth and final video showcasing the last 20 mobile suits included in Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost for the PS3. The video shows off units from the following series: G Gundam, Gundam Wing, Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz, Gundam X, Turn A Gundam, and Gundam EXA. With nearly 100 mobile suits and more to come via DLC, you’d be hard pressed to find a suit you wouldn’t want to mess around with. Who will you be picking? Also, the Premium G Sound edition is now available for pre-order on the Japanese PSN, which will allow you to pre-load the game on the 28th (for the release on the 30th) on top of giving you the new HUD bonus. Don’t forget to check out the video below!

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Videos: Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost Third Mobile Suit Promo

Posted on : 16-01-2014 | By : | In : Videos

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Namco Bandai have released the third video showcasing the next 20 mobile suits included in Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost for the PS3. The video shows off units from the following series: Char’s Counterattack, Beltorchika’s Children, Hathaway’s Flash, F91, Crossbone Gundam, and Victory Gundam. With one more video left in the MS98 series, do you think they might tease some future DLC perhaps? Be sure to check out the video below!

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Videos: Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost Second Mobile Suit Promo

Posted on : 15-01-2014 | By : | In : Videos

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Namco Bandai have released the second video showcasing mobile suits 30 through 58 of the 98 in total included in Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost for the pS3. On top of showing the Lacus controlled Infinite Justice, the video shows off units from the following series: Gundam Seed, Gundam Seed Astray, Gundam Seed Destiny, Gundam Seed C.E. 73 Stargazer, Gundam 00 and Gundam 00 Awakening of the Trailblazer. What units do you think will be shown next? Be sure to check out the video below!

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Videos: Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost First Mobile Suit Promo

Posted on : 14-01-2014 | By : | In : Videos

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Namco Bandai have released a new video showcasing 29 of the 98 mobile suits included in Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost for the Playstation 3. Aside from showing more footage of Ex-S Gundam and Johnny Ridden’s Zaku II High Mobility, the video shows off units from the following series: Mobile Suit Gundam, 0080 War in the Pocket, The 08th MS Team, MS Igloo, The Blue Destiny, Stardust Memory, Zeta Gundam, and ZZ Gundam. Although we pretty much have an idea of what will be shown in the following videos, it’s good to a confirmed number of mobile suits available for the game day one. Don’t forget to check out the video below!

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News: Super Robot Wars Z 2 Best Re-Release

Posted on : 12-01-2014 | By : | In : News

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What with the third installment of the series, entitled Jigoku-hen, released in April we’re now being graced with Best re-releases of both Haikai-hen (review) and Saisei-hen (review) this February. Like with the other games in this range, the Best versions are always considerably cheaper than the original launch versions. As we enjoyed both of the recent PSP games a great deal, we can thoroughly recommend these re-releases for those that missed them the first time around.

Update: The original PS2 game will also be getting a re-release, though only this time via PSN as part of the Classics range.

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Toys: Metal Gear Ray Release Details

Posted on : 12-01-2014 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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We now finally have details on the release of threeA’s Metal Gear Ray toy. Released this August, the toy will cost around 46,000 yen (in terms of RRP, though you should be able to find it cheaper). This is a fair bit more than threeA’s Metal Gear Rex that was released at the end of 2012. If we’re honest, we were bitterly disappointed with the Rex toy. For one the colour scheme was entirely wrong, it had nonsensical blue LEDs everywhere and, most damning of all, it lacked any diecast. This absence of diecast, especially in the joints, meant that due to its size the toy was rather delicate (as joints have been reported to sheer clear off). Thankfully this new Ray toy has the right colour scheme but it still lacks any diecast in the joints from what we can make out. Considering the price tag, this oversight is still very unfortunate.

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News: DLC update for Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost

Posted on : 07-01-2014 | By : | In : News

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Namco Bandai has updated the Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost console site with a new page detailing upcoming PS3 DLC. This includes pilot costume changes (300 yen each), new HUDs (100 yen each), and navigators (350 yen each). Two more units will also be added as free DLC as well. Joining the roster will be Johnny Ridden’s Zaku II (2000 cost) and a Lacus Clyne controlled Infinite Justice (1000 cost). These two come as a surprise to us as they have not been part of any rumor mills regarding possible DLC suits for the game. Also, Lacus’ Infinite Justice will come with new moves and apparently a Strike Freedom assist as well. Hopefully we will hear more about the game’s additions as the release date comes to a close at the end of this month.

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News: Super Robot Wars Z 3 Announced

Posted on : 06-01-2014 | By : | In : News, Videos

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First off, apologies for the lack of updates. We’ve finally moved into our new place in Tokyo and only gained net access yesterday. That aside, Bandai have announced what looks to be the final installment in the Super Robot Wars Z series of games. Released this April, the game will be available on both PS3 and Vita. The game is also using the new updated engine as seen in the last OG and Masou Kishin games. Considering that the last major console release in the “proper” series was back in 2008, this will mark the first and only installment on current gen hardware (XO doesn’t count as that was a port of GC anyway, plus it was in rather manky 3D). Thankfully, Bandai released a nice long promo (shown below) and whilst the line-up is rather decent, the lack of Eureka Seven and Final Dancouga is slightly saddening. There’s even a nice little video that chronicles the Z series of games too. The really lovely news though is that the original 1991 GameBoy game that started the whole Super Robot Wars phenomenon is getting an HD remake. For those that buy the new PS3 and Vita game at launch, they will receive a free download code for the remake. Alternatively, if you miss that then the remake will be released on April 24th via PSN for 1,204 yen. The remake, like the new game, will also be available on both PS3 and Vita.

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Toys: Isamu Dyson YF-29 DX Chogokin Review

Posted on : 23-12-2013 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Now that the Isamu Dyson YF-29 DX Chogokin from Macross 30 is out in the wild, we’ve been graced with a review of the magnificent article. It goes without saying that this is clearly a very nice toy and more than just a simple repaint (as the head sculpt is all new). We may pick this up one day but for the meantime, it seems only fair to link this.

Update: Looks like this version of the YF-29 will also be getting super packs as well.

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Toys: Super Robot Chogokin Mazinkaiser

Posted on : 22-12-2013 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Courtesy of our good friends at HobbyLink Japan we’ve been sent the Super Robot Chogokin Mazinkaiser as seen in Mazinkaiser (though its origins predate that by quite a bit). 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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