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Area 11 – Heaven-Piercing Giga Drill Single Review

Area 11 – Heaven-Piercing Giga Drill Single Review
So, here we are three years after Area 11 first began making music and All The Lights In The Sky is on it’s way out ready to make way for whatever the band have planned next. It seems somewhat fitting that the final single released from the album brings everything full circle with a special version of one of their very first songs, Heaven-Piercing Giga Drill (complete with sparkly new music video). So, what can fans who’ve already heard... 

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Interview With Producer Kunio Hashimoto

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Interview With Producer Kunio Hashimoto
Every year MCM brings some huge names over to their conventions and they don’t come much bigger than Kunio Hashimoto, producer of the new game Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z. Arriving to the interview in a spectacular Goku cosplay, we sat down together to discuss how this game differs from previous DBZ games, the difference in the target audience for the game between Japan and Europe and some of the more challenging aspects of creating their newest... 

MCM Buzz Interview with Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt about Con Artists

MCM Buzz Interview with Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt about Con Artists
This past weekend at MCM London Comic Con, talented voice actors Yuri Lowenthal (Sasuke in Naruto) and Tara Platt (Tamari in Naruto) took to the main stage in front of an eager crowd to show off their new convention and voice actor based mockumentary Con Artists. We were lucky enough to be able sit down with them at the show and chat about getting the balance right for the film, their best and worst experiences at conventions, the reception for the... 

Nintendo Announce New 2DS Handheld

Nintendo Announce New 2DS Handheld
No, this is not a joke. Nintendo have announced a redesign of their popular 3DS handheld without the titular 3D support, called the 2DS. Hitting stores worldwide the same date as Pokémon X and Y (October 12th), the system plays all 3DS and most DS games, just without offering 3D support for 3DS games. The handheld system seems to be designed as a cheaper entry point for people wanting to play 3DS games but have no interest in the 3D function, or... 

Kickstarter Launched for Mysterious Cities of Gold Video Game

Kickstarter Launched for Mysterious Cities of Gold Video Game
Who here remembers The Mysterious Cities of Gold? I wouldn’t blame you if you don’t; over thirty years old and only getting a single season, the French and Japanese combination anime has been off the scene for a very long time. A second season has been airing in France and Belgium and should be coming to England with an English dub in 2014 from Fabulous Films. To tie in with the revival of the series, developer Neko Entertainment and publisher... 

Saints Row IV Review

Saints Row IV Review
Saints Row IV is possibly the most over the top, self indulgent and egotistical game I have ever played, but I love it for that. It’s a game that never takes itself too seriously or boxes itself in, instead revelling in the absurdity of its own concept and pushing it to extremes. The opening has you climbing an already launched nuclear missile to an Aerosmith soundtrack, becoming President, having to choose between curing cancer or ending world... 

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is a game that in no way resembles XCOM: Enemy Unknown, yet is so afraid of that fact that it clings desperately to the game’s name and select pieces of its lore. It’s constantly straddling being an XCOM game and trying to be something different, ultimately wasting any potential it had to excel at either approach. Every part of this game’s design screams indecision, a reluctance to alienate XCOM fans... 

Space Battleship Yamato Review

Space Battleship Yamato Review
Space Battleship Yamato is a two hour long, live action space epic based on the fantastic 1970s anime series of the same name. Pulling in a big production budget for any Japanese film, it completely excels in achieving its large scope vision of a beautifully detailed space adventure, but does suffer in a couple of points from its condensed running time compared to the anime and its less than perfect casting of one of the leads. Around 200 years in... 

New LeetStreet Boys Video Released – Imaginary Boys

New LeetStreet Boys Video Released – Imaginary Boys
Late last year we reviewed the fantastic anime inspired album L3G3NDS by the band LeetStreet Boys, which managed to blend a creative use of anime and gaming references to pull listeners into an album that brought them a sense of power and heroic ability (read our full review here). The band have just released the music video for their newest single from the album, the track Imaginary Boys, and it looks rather superb. The video, which features impressively... 

Tales of Xillia Review

Tales of Xillia Review
Tales of Xillia tells an amazingly touching story of a world at war, struggling with the ideas of settling with peace and jostling to be the power maintaining said peace. Set in a world where a powerful super weapon called the Lance of Kresnik has been discovered, we see a land full of warring nations attempting to seize power of a device of which they understand very little. They don’t know what it is or what it does, they just know that it... 
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