Prototype answers the question of what happens when you make a sandbox game that not only has little punishment for causing destruction, but encourages it. Where other games would quickly spell game over if you caused havoc on the general population, this game gives you experience and skill points for doing so. But the game is far more than just some murder simulator, there is a point to all the madness you cause.
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“Don’t cross the streams.” “There is no Dana, there is only Zuul” “Are you a god?” “We’re ready to believe you!” If these quotes mean nothing to you, then you can probably skip over the rest of this review as there is a bit of basic Ghostbusters knowledge you’ll need to fully understand this. In what can be described as pure fan service, Ghostbusters: The Video Game does everything it can to give you what is basically the third Ghostbusters movie. From the entire principal cast returning to do voice work, to Dan Akroyd and Harold Ramis lending their help to the script, multiple references to the first and second Ghostbuster movies and even using many of the original film’s music, you really feel the immersion into the Ghostbusters’ universe.
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, for the longest time you may have heard about a building specifically to promote Japanese pop culture in San Francisco’s Japantown. After nearly three years, New People, the new J-Pop and anime center that Viz Media invest their hard earned manga sales, will be open today at noon.
A couple of months ago, we showed you Miku’s melancholy rock ballad. This time, it’s Vocaloid newcomer Megurine Luka’s turn to make you grab the tissue box and yet at the same time, tapping your feet as you listen to the rhythm of this awesome song.
With a rich history spanning nearly 40 years, Comic-Con International has been attracting fans of all facets of pop culture. What was once a small convention that had an attendance of about 300 people in 1970, this year’s Comic-Con had an attendance of over 125,000. What started as a gathering of comic and sci-fi fans in the basement of the still standing U.S. Grant Hotel, today Comic-Con has taken over the entire San Diego convention center. There are more than 450 different events that cover not just comics and sci-fi, but movies, television, gaming, and anime, Comic-Con truly has something to offer everyone.
From the Unwound archives. Way back in the days of my budding anime fandom, a dear friend of min pulled me aside and said he had something to show me. It was called ‘Bubblegum Crisis,’ and he was positive that I would enjoy it.
From the Unwound archives. I know I need to wait until we broadcast the first episode, but I don’t think I can properly contain my being almost completely enamored with Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu.
From the Unwound archives. When Jesse said we were watching Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, I was like, “Oh, yeah, it’s on my hard drive, but I only watched the first episode and it didn’t seem like much.” He told me, “You have to watch the second episode. Trust me, man.”
In the summer of 2008, J.C. Staff, the prolific studio that brought us crazy comedy series Excel Saga and Hayate: The Combat Butler, hopes to reinvigorate the rom-com genre with the insanely popular manga series (and a title that is a pain in the ass to type), ToLOVEru. Did J.C. Staff succeed? (Spoiler Alert: No.)
From the Unwound archives. Suzuka was simply a disappointment all around. One of the most frustrating aspects of reviewing anime for this show is the fact that we cannot just turn it off after two or three episodes; no, we must sit down and take in the whole thing, be it good or bad.
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Square Enix is known for milking any series with the words Final and Fantasy, in the title. So imagine my surprise when they announced a new RPG for the Nintendo DS would be an original IP. The World Ends With You was developed by the same team who created the Kingdom Hearts series, but outside of some similar character designs it is quite a different departure. However there’s a reason why Square Enix tends to stick with time tested IP’s as original stuff sometimes misses the mark in a bad way. So is The World Ends With You another smash hit like Kingdom Hearts or do we have another The Bouncer on our hands?
Blizzard continued their rich tradition of making things that all World of Warcraft players want at Blizzcon when they unveiled murloc plushies. These plushies are not based off the normal in-game ones that tend to aggro you from half-way across the screen, but rather on the cute murloc pet Murky that was given away at the first Blizzcon.
Announced on ADVFilms’ website today, was a static press release announcing the completion of the transfer of its assets to different companies. The ADV library was sold to AEsir Holdings, LLC, while the distribution rights for that library were sold concurrently to SXION 23. The Anime Network is now a subsidiary of Valkyrie Media Partners. [...]
Cryptic Studios, the developers of the upcoming superhero-based MMORPG, Champions Online, announced yesterday that all of the discounted Lifetime Subscriptions and 6-month Subscriptions were sold out and they would not be permitting any further purchases.
After much speculation that Sony would be launching a slimmer version of their Playstation 3, they finally dropped the bomb at Gamescom earlier today. The Playstation 3 Slim is now confirmed and even more is set to launch the first week of September. It will have the same features and functionality of the current generation Playstation 3 and will come packaged with a 120GB HD. It’s 36% smaller and lighter.
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