• All!
  • News!
  • Features!
  • Reviews!
  • Popular!
  • Videos!
Real Life Otaku Problems – the trials and tribulations of growing up a fan of Japanese stuff

Real Life Otaku Problems – the trials and tribulations of growing up a fan of Japanese stuff

on September 4th, 2015 | 4 Comments

I’m getting older. Like, I’m actually getting kind of old. You might not think it  (I do, after all, have the mental age of…

Read more >>

Saint Seiya Soldiers’ Soul Trailer – The God Cloths

Saint Seiya Soldiers’ Soul Trailer – The God Cloths

on September 4th, 2015 | No Comments

Bandai Namco have unveiled a brand new Saint Seiya Soldiers’ Soul trailer that shows off some of the God Cloths that will be in…

Read more >>

This Ocarina of Time Unreal Engine 4 Zora’s Domain Video Will Make You Reconsider Toon Link

This Ocarina of Time Unreal Engine 4 Zora’s Domain Video Will Make You Reconsider Toon Link

on September 4th, 2015 | No Comments

Unreal Engine has been behind some very graphically impressive games. Unreal Engine 3 was used for Batman: Arkham Knight, Mass Effect 3, and Guilty Gear Xrd…

Read more >>

Goku vs Street Fighter

Goku vs Street Fighter

on September 4th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Spoiler alert: he gives everyone the beatdown. Flying around the world like a like a little red whilrwind, destroying the entire Street Fighter cast….

Read more >>

Megadimension Neptunia VII Releasing Early 2016 in Europe & North America

Megadimension Neptunia VII Releasing Early 2016 in Europe & North America

on September 3rd, 2015 | 1 Comment

If you’re into Japanese games and haven’t heard of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series then you must have been living under a rock. Idea Factory…

Read more >>

Amnesia: Memories Review

Amnesia: Memories Review

on September 1st, 2015 | 7 Comments

The Amnesia game franchise has been a popular series since its first release in Japan in 2011 for the PlayStation Portable. The initial game…

Read more >>

Oscar Mistakenly Eats Popin Cookin DIY Sushi Jelly Powder

Oscar Mistakenly Eats Popin Cookin DIY Sushi Jelly Powder

on September 1st, 2015 | 3 Comments

The jelly powder for these Popin Cookin brand DIY sushi sweets was separated from the box. We also had some other candy, so Oscar…

Read more >>

Space Dandy Season 2 Review

Space Dandy Season 2 Review

on August 30th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Space Dandy is a story about a dandy guy in space. I generally enjoyed the first season although some episodes were plain awful, and…

Read more >>

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Review

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Review

on August 29th, 2015 | 2 Comments

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson wastes no time on delivering on that which it promises – you get jiggling boobies and the promise of…

Read more >>

Bandai Namco Announce Wii U’s Project Treasure as Lost Reavers

Bandai Namco Announce Wii U’s Project Treasure as Lost Reavers

on August 28th, 2015 | 2 Comments

You might remember back in the January Nintendo Direct we reported on Katsuhiro Harada’s mysterious Wii U title, a free-to-play game known only as Project…

Read more >>

 
Saint Seiya Soldiers’ Soul Trailer – The God Cloths

Saint Seiya Soldiers’ Soul Trailer – The God Cloths

on September 4th, 2015 | No Comments

Bandai Namco have unveiled a brand new Saint Seiya Soldiers’ Soul trailer that shows off some of the God Cloths that will be in…

Read more >>

This Ocarina of Time Unreal Engine 4 Zora’s Domain Video Will Make You Reconsider Toon Link

This Ocarina of Time Unreal Engine 4 Zora’s Domain Video Will Make You Reconsider Toon Link

on September 4th, 2015 | No Comments

Unreal Engine has been behind some very graphically impressive games. Unreal Engine 3 was used for Batman: Arkham Knight, Mass Effect 3, and Guilty Gear Xrd…

Read more >>

Goku vs Street Fighter

Goku vs Street Fighter

on September 4th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Spoiler alert: he gives everyone the beatdown. Flying around the world like a like a little red whilrwind, destroying the entire Street Fighter cast….

Read more >>

Megadimension Neptunia VII Releasing Early 2016 in Europe & North America

Megadimension Neptunia VII Releasing Early 2016 in Europe & North America

on September 3rd, 2015 | 1 Comment

If you’re into Japanese games and haven’t heard of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series then you must have been living under a rock. Idea Factory…

Read more >>

Bandai Namco Announce Wii U’s Project Treasure as Lost Reavers

Bandai Namco Announce Wii U’s Project Treasure as Lost Reavers

on August 28th, 2015 | 2 Comments

You might remember back in the January Nintendo Direct we reported on Katsuhiro Harada’s mysterious Wii U title, a free-to-play game known only as Project…

Read more >>

Dead or Alive Xtreme Shows of its Tanlines

Dead or Alive Xtreme Shows of its Tanlines

on August 26th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Everyone’s favorite naughty video game is back and it looks better than ever. For now we only got a glimpse of Kasumi in a…

Read more >>

New Project X Zone 2 Characters, Screenshots, and Info Revealed

New Project X Zone 2 Characters, Screenshots, and Info Revealed

on August 26th, 2015 | No Comments

More information has been revealed by Bandai Namco about their mega mash-up game, Project X Zone 2. The game mashes up characters from Bandai…

Read more >>

Comiket 88 Doujin Lineup

Comiket 88 Doujin Lineup

on August 26th, 2015 | 3 Comments

Comiket is one of my favorite events of the year since I get to see all the insane ideas that Japanese indie developers come…

Read more >>

Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F Coming to UK & Ireland September 30th

Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F Coming to UK & Ireland September 30th

on August 26th, 2015 | 1 Comment

As you know we’re pretty big Dragon Ball fans over here at Rice Digital. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods was a great…

Read more >>

PQube Publishing Two Earth Defense Force Games in Europe Q4 2015

PQube Publishing Two Earth Defense Force Games in Europe Q4 2015

on August 25th, 2015 | 7 Comments

PQube, publishers of Steins;Gate and the upcoming BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend, have announced that they will be publishing not one but two Earth Defense Force…

Read more >>

 
Goku vs Street Fighter

Goku vs Street Fighter

on September 4th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Spoiler alert: he gives everyone the beatdown. Flying around the world like a like a little red whilrwind, destroying the entire Street Fighter cast….

Read more >>

LaBeouf Force – Ginyu Force Rules

LaBeouf Force – Ginyu Force Rules

on August 25th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Ginyu was pleased with his new body. There was something about it that just made him feel that nothing was impossible. Just. Do. It.  …

Read more >>

Danganronpa Another Episode Ultra Despair Girls Let’s Play – First Hour

Danganronpa Another Episode Ultra Despair Girls Let’s Play – First Hour

on August 21st, 2015 | 1 Comment

Danganronpa Another Episode Ultra Despair Girls is an action-focused spin-off of the popular Danganronpa Visual Novel series. This game is set in between the…

Read more >>

Montreal Otakuthon 2015: For Fans by Fans

Montreal Otakuthon 2015: For Fans by Fans

on August 20th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Montreal may not be the first city that comes to mind when someone mentions anime conventions, especially with Toronto’s Anime North dominating the Canadian…

Read more >>

Gamescom 2015 & New Sponsors – Pro Gamer Insights

Gamescom 2015 & New Sponsors – Pro Gamer Insights

on August 19th, 2015 | No Comments

Thanks once again to everyone who banded together to raise the money for me to go to gamescom. you guys wanted your voices heard…

Read more >>

5 Reasons the Metal Gear Solid Series is a Must-Play

5 Reasons the Metal Gear Solid Series is a Must-Play

on August 18th, 2015 | 3 Comments

I’m positively glowing with excitement for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. In recent months, I’ve been replaying the previous entries…

Read more >>

23 Pokemon gifs that reflect the human condition

23 Pokemon gifs that reflect the human condition

on August 7th, 2015 | 3 Comments

Someone once said that art imitates life, which imitates art. Something like that. I think it might have been my Art History lecturer –…

Read more >>

Nobunaga’s Ambition Story Mode Aims to Introduce Newcomers to Grand Strategy

Nobunaga’s Ambition Story Mode Aims to Introduce Newcomers to Grand Strategy

on August 6th, 2015 | 2 Comments

Nobody in the world is as big a fan of Nobunaga’s Ambition as Sphere of Influence‘s producer, Kenichi Ogasawara. The third title in the…

Read more >>

10 Crowdfunded Projects That Made More Money Than the Shenmue III Kickstarter, and are Therefore Better

10 Crowdfunded Projects That Made More Money Than the Shenmue III Kickstarter, and are Therefore Better

on August 3rd, 2015 | 2 Comments

Shenmue III got funded July 17th. They asked for $2m and got $6.3. This still puts it well behind its highest stretch goal, $11m,…

Read more >>

The 2015 MCM Manchester Experience

The 2015 MCM Manchester Experience

on August 1st, 2015 | 1 Comment

I have a confession to make. This wasn’t just my first time at MCM Manchester… It was my first time at an MCM event…

Read more >>

 
Amnesia: Memories Review

Amnesia: Memories Review

on September 1st, 2015 | 7 Comments

The Amnesia game franchise has been a popular series since its first release in Japan in 2011 for the PlayStation Portable. The initial game…

Read more >>

Space Dandy Season 2 Review

Space Dandy Season 2 Review

on August 30th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Space Dandy is a story about a dandy guy in space. I generally enjoyed the first season although some episodes were plain awful, and…

Read more >>

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Review

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Review

on August 29th, 2015 | 2 Comments

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson wastes no time on delivering on that which it promises – you get jiggling boobies and the promise of…

Read more >>

Lost Dimension Review

Lost Dimension Review

on August 28th, 2015 | 2 Comments

I couldn’t help but be excited when I saw the first trailer for Lost Dimension. It looked like a sci-fi infused Valkryia Chronicles where…

Read more >>

Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal Review

Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal Review

on August 27th, 2015 | 2 Comments

It’s no understatement that Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal could’ve been called Fanservice: the Game, and so I got…

Read more >>

Onechanbara Z2 Chaos Review – Coming to Terms with the “B-Game”

Onechanbara Z2 Chaos Review – Coming to Terms with the “B-Game”

on August 26th, 2015 | 2 Comments

The Onechanbara series has quite a lot in common with “exploitation” B-movies. There is excessive monster-based action and violence, and an element of “sexiness”…

Read more >>

Visual Novel Spotlight: NEKOPARA Vol. 0

Visual Novel Spotlight: NEKOPARA Vol. 0

on August 18th, 2015 | 2 Comments

Cats and girls combine in the latest volume of NEKOPARA, the visual novel series where owning adorable catgirls is just another average part of life….

Read more >>

Dragon Ball Z Kai Season One Review

Dragon Ball Z Kai Season One Review

on August 18th, 2015 | 3 Comments

The first season of Dragon Ball Z Kai, which covers the Saiyan and Namekian Sagas, has always been a slow burner for me as…

Read more >>

Shadow the Hedgehog Statue Review

Shadow the Hedgehog Statue Review

on August 16th, 2015 | 3 Comments

It’s been a long wait, but finally, finally, I’ve managed to get my hands on a First 4 Figures Shadow the Hedgehog statue! This…

Read more >>

School Days Review – it made me feel ashamed of myself to be honest

School Days Review – it made me feel ashamed of myself to be honest

on August 5th, 2015 | 6 Comments

Usually after I’ve watched an entire season of anime, I can pretty much tell you straight away if I like it it or not….

Read more >>

 
Free Major Splatoon Update Available from August 5th

Free Major Splatoon Update Available from August 5th

on July 28th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Splatoon is set to receive a major update on August 5th, according to a statement from Nintendo of America. The free software update will incorporate…

Read more >>

Natsuiro High School Let’s Play Part 1 – Dawn of the First Day

Natsuiro High School Let’s Play Part 1 – Dawn of the First Day

on June 18th, 2015 | 4 Comments

We take a look at Natsuiro High School. Join us on our first day of school, as we find our way around a camera!…

Read more >>

E3 2015: Sony Press Conference

E3 2015: Sony Press Conference

on June 16th, 2015 | No Comments

There were some absurd expectations from Sony this year, with rumors about the big trinity of games making it to their system: Shenmue 3, Final Fantasy VII…

Read more >>

E3 2015: Microsoft Press Conference

E3 2015: Microsoft Press Conference

on June 15th, 2015 | 1 Comment

As always Microsoft is the first console developer to kick off its E3 press conference. This time they opened with a boom and brought us more exciting games…

Read more >>

J-Stars Victory VS+ Preview – Video

J-Stars Victory VS+ Preview – Video

on June 15th, 2015 | No Comments

Can the first Shonen Jump crossover game to come to the west impress?   Read the Preview here: http://www.ricedigital.co.uk/j-stars-victory-vs-preview/     —    …

Read more >>

E3 2015 Predictions – Pro Gamer Insights

E3 2015 Predictions – Pro Gamer Insights

on June 12th, 2015 | 1 Comment

What kind of a gamer doesn’t like E3? Not me, the Pro Gamer? I like E3 in a very Pro way. Unfortunately I can’t…

Read more >>

Steins;Gate Review

Steins;Gate Review

on June 4th, 2015 | 6 Comments

Steins;Gate is a critically acclaimed visual novel made by 5pb and Nitro+, and thanks to PQube we can finally experience it in Europe. It’s time to dive…

Read more >>

Tokyo Dark Interview with Jon Williams

Tokyo Dark Interview with Jon Williams

on June 2nd, 2015 | 2 Comments

With the Kickstarter for Tokyo Dark slowly nearing its deadline, we have got a hold of Jon Williams from Cherrymochi to talk more about this exciting…

Read more >>

Shingeki no Hollyoaks – Attack on Titan x Hollyoaks

Shingeki no Hollyoaks – Attack on Titan x Hollyoaks

on May 29th, 2015 | 2 Comments

What happens when you take Hollyoaks Later and play the first opening to Attack on Titan, “Guren no Yumiya”, over the top of it?…

Read more >>

4 Famous TV Cliffhangers JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Style

4 Famous TV Cliffhangers JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Style

on May 18th, 2015 | 1 Comment

The fantastic JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (2012) Season 1’s ending music is, bizarrely, the prog rock classic Roundabout by Yes. Most of the episodes use…

Read more >>

 
Saint Seiya Soldiers’ Soul Trailer – The God Cloths

Saint Seiya Soldiers’ Soul Trailer – The God Cloths

on September 4th, 2015 | No Comments

Bandai Namco have unveiled a brand new Saint Seiya Soldiers’ Soul trailer that shows off some of the God Cloths that will be in…

Read more >>

This Ocarina of Time Unreal Engine 4 Zora’s Domain Video Will Make You Reconsider Toon Link

This Ocarina of Time Unreal Engine 4 Zora’s Domain Video Will Make You Reconsider Toon Link

on September 4th, 2015 | No Comments

Unreal Engine has been behind some very graphically impressive games. Unreal Engine 3 was used for Batman: Arkham Knight, Mass Effect 3, and Guilty Gear Xrd…

Read more >>

Oscar Mistakenly Eats Popin Cookin DIY Sushi Jelly Powder

Oscar Mistakenly Eats Popin Cookin DIY Sushi Jelly Powder

on September 1st, 2015 | 3 Comments

The jelly powder for these Popin Cookin brand DIY sushi sweets was separated from the box. We also had some other candy, so Oscar…

Read more >>

Comiket 88 Doujin Lineup

Comiket 88 Doujin Lineup

on August 26th, 2015 | 3 Comments

Comiket is one of my favorite events of the year since I get to see all the insane ideas that Japanese indie developers come…

Read more >>

LaBeouf Force – Ginyu Force Rules

LaBeouf Force – Ginyu Force Rules

on August 25th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Ginyu was pleased with his new body. There was something about it that just made him feel that nothing was impossible. Just. Do. It.  …

Read more >>

Danganronpa Another Episode Ultra Despair Girls Let’s Play – First Hour

Danganronpa Another Episode Ultra Despair Girls Let’s Play – First Hour

on August 21st, 2015 | 1 Comment

Danganronpa Another Episode Ultra Despair Girls is an action-focused spin-off of the popular Danganronpa Visual Novel series. This game is set in between the…

Read more >>

First SUPERBEAT XONiC Trailer Released – PSTV Compatible

First SUPERBEAT XONiC Trailer Released – PSTV Compatible

on August 21st, 2015 | No Comments

SUPERBEAT XONiC is the first collaboration co-published by PM Studios and Acttil. The game was announced back in June, but now the news is really…

Read more >>

NIS America Release Full Lost Dimension Trailer

NIS America Release Full Lost Dimension Trailer

on August 21st, 2015 | 2 Comments

We’ve been hyping on Lost Dimension, the strategy JRPG cum-Visual Novel, for quite some time. The game comes out 28th August, so NIS America…

Read more >>

Gamescom 2015 & New Sponsors – Pro Gamer Insights

Gamescom 2015 & New Sponsors – Pro Gamer Insights

on August 19th, 2015 | No Comments

Thanks once again to everyone who banded together to raise the money for me to go to gamescom. you guys wanted your voices heard…

Read more >>

Onechanbara Z2 Chaos Let’s Play – First Hour

Onechanbara Z2 Chaos Let’s Play – First Hour

on August 17th, 2015 | 2 Comments

We take a stab (a SWORD stab) at the first hour of the game, and get to grips with its unique style of hack…

Read more >>

 
4