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Videos: Masoukishin F Second PromoVideos: Masoukishin F Second Promo What with the release of Masoukishin F not far off, Bandai are stepping up with a new promo video. Despite the omnipresent boob jiggle with the various female cut-ins,...

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News: Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Garage Kit CoverageNews: Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Garage Kit Coverage Following on from our first batch of coverage for Wonder Festival, we've now done a piece on all the garage kits that caught our attention. Due to the sheer volume of...

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News: Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Commercial CoverageNews: Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Commercial Coverage We managed to make it to the recent Wonder Festival over the weekend (despite the insane heat). Naturally we took lots of pictures and have done a chunk of coverage on...

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Toys: PlayStation Optimus Prime AnnouncedToys: PlayStation Optimus Prime Announced Following on from the MegaDrive Megatron toy being made by Takara Tomy, they've now also announced an Optimus Prime toy based on the original PlayStation. Like the first...

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Toys: Revoltech Overman King Gainer Re-ReleaseToys: Revoltech Overman King Gainer Re-Release One of the first Revoltech toys we bought was the pretty damn great Overman King Gainer (we even have the Xan too). Well, for those that missed out, the figure is getting...

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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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News: Shining Gundam and Gundam AGE-2 added to Gundam Extreme Versus Maxi Boost

Posted on : 24-01-2014 | By : | In : News

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With the official Gundam Extreme VS Maxi Boost website finally up, it confirms the addition of Shining Gundam and Gundam AGE-2 to the Maxi Boost roster. Shining Gundam last appeared in Gundam vs Gundam Next Plus for the PSP, whereas Gundam AGE-2 is a newcomer to the series. It’s always nice seeing Shining come back to the fighting fray and it appears Gundam AGE-2 will also be able to switch into its Double Bullet form. Also, it looks as if the Full Armor variant of Gundam Unicorn will be in the game as well. Perhaps that form is related to the EX Overdrive mode that has been added into the game. We will continue to update you as more information comes along.

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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 Extreme Versus Full Boost Unit DLC Details

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

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In the latest Famitsu, the next batch of DLC for Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost will arrive on February 5, 2014. In a rather interesting decision, Quatre’s Wing Gundam Zero (2500 cost) and Shin Matsunaga’s Zaku II High Mobility (2000 cost) will be available for download for 400 yen each. Now if these units look rather familiar, it’s because they’re technically already in the game, but with different pilots. Mechanically, it appears their movesets are the same as well, similar to how the Lacus controlled Infinite Justice works. Units with cost revisions will more than likely have their damage, health, and boost changed accordingly. Aside from different burst attacks and a new assist for Matsunaga’s Zaku that replaces Johnny Ridden’s special movement, we won’t really know how different these units will be until we get them in our hands and try it out for ourselves. Does this also set a precedent for future DLC units in Full Boost? I personally never mind more Zaku II love, but I wouldn’t mind more variety out the gate especially with the announced Maxi Boost roster. Then again, this game has 98 units prior to these additions, so variety shouldn’t be an issue to begin with. We’ll update you as we find out more.

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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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News: Gundam Extreme Versus Maxi Boost Location Test Report

Posted on : 18-01-2014 | By : | In : News

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Thanks to the indomitable Donkey Show, we found out details for an arcade location test happening this weekend for Gundam Extreme Versus Maxi Boost. What with the PS3 port of Full Boost around the corner, Bandai Namco are getting ready for the next arcade iteration. Before we get into details, it’s worth clarifying that the game still appears to be running on a System 357 board (rather than the newer 478, which had been rumoured). Anyway, read on for our impressions.

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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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