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Disgaea 5 Japanese Box Art Revealed

Disgaea 5 Japanese Box Art Revealed

on October 20th, 2014 | 3 Comments

If there’s one thing I like more than the green light of a freshly SEO optimised blog post it’s video game box art. It’s the kind…

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Rice Digital @ London MCM

Rice Digital @ London MCM

on October 20th, 2014 | 1 Comment

October’s MCM London Comic-Con is almost upon us. As usual it’s being held in the Excel centre at Royal Victoria Dock, and will likely be signposted by…

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Shin Megami Tensei IV to release in Europe on 30th October

Shin Megami Tensei IV to release in Europe on 30th October

on October 17th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Europeans have been put through the ringer where Shin Megami Tensei IV is concerned – is it coming, is it not coming, was it all a…

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Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- NA Release 16/12

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- NA Release 16/12

on October 17th, 2014 | 4 Comments

Available in Japanese arcades from 20th Feb 2014 Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is finally getting a home console release on both PS3 and PS4 in December….

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Donkey Kong ’94: the Definitive Classic Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong ’94: the Definitive Classic Donkey Kong

on October 16th, 2014 | 4 Comments

1994 was a big year for Donkey Kong. Not only was there the enormously wonderful Donkey Kong Country (which, thank goodness, is finally going to be…

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Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth 2 screenshots

Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth 2 screenshots

on October 16th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth 2 screenshots have surfaced courtesy of Idea Factory this morning. This is the first batch of English screens for the second of Compile…

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Link Racing: Mario Kart 8 and… Epona USA?

Link Racing: Mario Kart 8 and… Epona USA?

on October 16th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Am I fan of racing games? Well, thanks for asking. My immediate response would be “no”, but then the ground would shake and the clouds would…

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Review: Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus

Review: Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus

on October 14th, 2014 | 9 Comments

Boobs, breasts, tits, melons, puppies, jugs, that’s what this game is about. Even from Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus’s Vita icon and splash screen the game already…

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Play Expo Cosplay Round-up

Play Expo Cosplay Round-up

on October 13th, 2014 | 4 Comments

I was wandering around Play Expo this weekend, frolicking through all the retro goodness and inhaling that lovely nerd-con aroma, when I stumbled upon Lightning from…

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Review: Alien: Isolation

Review: Alien: Isolation

on October 13th, 2014 | 4 Comments

In the last couple of years we didn’t get to see much survival horrors getting released, especially on the AAA front. This year seems more favorable…

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Disgaea 5 Japanese Box Art Revealed

Disgaea 5 Japanese Box Art Revealed

on October 20th, 2014 | 3 Comments

If there’s one thing I like more than the green light of a freshly SEO optimised blog post it’s video game box art. It’s the kind…

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Rice Digital @ London MCM

Rice Digital @ London MCM

on October 20th, 2014 | 1 Comment

October’s MCM London Comic-Con is almost upon us. As usual it’s being held in the Excel centre at Royal Victoria Dock, and will likely be signposted by…

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Shin Megami Tensei IV to release in Europe on 30th October

Shin Megami Tensei IV to release in Europe on 30th October

on October 17th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Europeans have been put through the ringer where Shin Megami Tensei IV is concerned – is it coming, is it not coming, was it all a…

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Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- NA Release 16/12

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- NA Release 16/12

on October 17th, 2014 | 4 Comments

Available in Japanese arcades from 20th Feb 2014 Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is finally getting a home console release on both PS3 and PS4 in December….

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Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth 2 screenshots

Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth 2 screenshots

on October 16th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth 2 screenshots have surfaced courtesy of Idea Factory this morning. This is the first batch of English screens for the second of Compile…

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Link Racing: Mario Kart 8 and… Epona USA?

Link Racing: Mario Kart 8 and… Epona USA?

on October 16th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Am I fan of racing games? Well, thanks for asking. My immediate response would be “no”, but then the ground would shake and the clouds would…

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The Sacred Tears TRUE Hits the Store

The Sacred Tears TRUE Hits the Store

on October 13th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Dedicated Rice readers (Ricers?) will know that we’ve only recently opened up our doors as a physical store. Well, a digital physical store. I mean, we sell…

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Donkey Kong Country (Really) Returns: A Rare Treat

Donkey Kong Country (Really) Returns: A Rare Treat

on October 13th, 2014 | 1 Comment

These days, it can be a little sad to be a fan of Rare and their games. Whenever they try to make a game in the…

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Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart coming to EU and NA in 2015

Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart coming to EU and NA in 2015

on October 10th, 2014 | 2 Comments

NISA has announced that Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart will be releasing exclusively on Vita in Europe and North America in 2015.   It’s the first…

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Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk releasing overseas January 2015

Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk releasing overseas January 2015

on October 10th, 2014 | 6 Comments

Gust has announced that Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk, an updated version of the original on PS3, will be releasing exclusively on Vita in…

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Donkey Kong ’94: the Definitive Classic Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong ’94: the Definitive Classic Donkey Kong

on October 16th, 2014 | 4 Comments

1994 was a big year for Donkey Kong. Not only was there the enormously wonderful Donkey Kong Country (which, thank goodness, is finally going to be…

Read more >>

Link Racing: Mario Kart 8 and… Epona USA?

Link Racing: Mario Kart 8 and… Epona USA?

on October 16th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Am I fan of racing games? Well, thanks for asking. My immediate response would be “no”, but then the ground would shake and the clouds would…

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Play Expo Cosplay Round-up

Play Expo Cosplay Round-up

on October 13th, 2014 | 4 Comments

I was wandering around Play Expo this weekend, frolicking through all the retro goodness and inhaling that lovely nerd-con aroma, when I stumbled upon Lightning from…

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Donkey Kong Country (Really) Returns: A Rare Treat

Donkey Kong Country (Really) Returns: A Rare Treat

on October 13th, 2014 | 1 Comment

These days, it can be a little sad to be a fan of Rare and their games. Whenever they try to make a game in the…

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Samurai Warriors 4 Exclusive Pre-Order Art Cards

Samurai Warriors 4 Exclusive Pre-Order Art Cards

on October 10th, 2014 | 2 Comments

This morning we awoke to the dawn chorus of birds in the trees, got up, sleepily rubbed our eyes and drew back the curtains. The light…

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The Horror Hype Train Returns – Alien Isolation Vs The Evil Within

The Horror Hype Train Returns – Alien Isolation Vs The Evil Within

on October 9th, 2014 | 7 Comments

Back in July we took a look at how these two horror blockbusters were shaping up using data from Google Trends as a means of comparison….

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Driving Final Fantasy XV Crazy

Driving Final Fantasy XV Crazy

on October 2nd, 2014 | 3 Comments

While Final Fantasy XV producer Shinji Hashimoto might not be the biggest fan of the FFXV car background photoshop “memes”, director Hajime Tabata sure is. Tabata…

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Final Fantasy XV TGS Round-up

Final Fantasy XV TGS Round-up

on September 23rd, 2014 | 2 Comments

As usual, Square-Enix dominated Tokyo Game Show, this year unveiling more details into their glorious next-generation main Final Fantasy instalment, Final Fantasy XV. As Rice Digital’s…

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Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late Opening Trailer

Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late Opening Trailer

on September 19th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late – from the makers of Melty Blood, no less – has today received an opening trailer. The assembled cast is shown and…

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Comiket 86 Games

Comiket 86 Games

on September 17th, 2014 | 4 Comments

While Comiket 86 has long passed we never had the chance to take a look at the doujin titles they showed off. Like always not everything was a…

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Donkey Kong ’94: the Definitive Classic Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong ’94: the Definitive Classic Donkey Kong

on October 16th, 2014 | 4 Comments

1994 was a big year for Donkey Kong. Not only was there the enormously wonderful Donkey Kong Country (which, thank goodness, is finally going to be…

Read more >>

Review: Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus

Review: Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus

on October 14th, 2014 | 9 Comments

Boobs, breasts, tits, melons, puppies, jugs, that’s what this game is about. Even from Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus’s Vita icon and splash screen the game already…

Read more >>

Review: Alien: Isolation

Review: Alien: Isolation

on October 13th, 2014 | 4 Comments

In the last couple of years we didn’t get to see much survival horrors getting released, especially on the AAA front. This year seems more favorable…

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Akibas Trip Undead and Undressed Review

Akibas Trip Undead and Undressed Review

on October 10th, 2014 | 3 Comments

Given all the ‘sexy’ reviews  I keep getting asked to write for Rice Digital, I’m beginning to wonder if the Editor has got the wrong idea about…

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Review: Natural Doctrine

Review: Natural Doctrine

on October 10th, 2014 | 4 Comments

I love difficult games. I love the way they don’t care if you are prepared, but instead beat you down relentlessly until you get better. Natural Doctrine…

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Anime Review: Golden Time

Anime Review: Golden Time

on October 3rd, 2014 | 12 Comments

Golden Time is a show befitting of the name, as I felt that every moment was golden. Although fans may be better familiar with Toradora, Yuyoko…

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Review: Fairy Fencer F

Review: Fairy Fencer F

on September 29th, 2014 | 3 Comments

Compile Heart is a young company, founded in 2006. Their first titles were met with a generally negative reception, but as they released new games and…

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Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star Review

Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star Review

on September 24th, 2014 | 9 Comments

I’ve never played any of the Ar tonelico games, but I’ve always thought that they looked like futuristic Atelier games, and so I had some expectation…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~

Visual Novel Spotlight: planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~

on September 15th, 2014 | 7 Comments

One of KEY’s classic titles, Planetarian, launched on Steam over the weekend, marking a more proper official launch of KEY works in the English-speaking parts of…

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Review: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Review: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

on September 8th, 2014 | 4 Comments

As a PSP owner, I always envied Nintendo DS users for their Ace Attorney series. The closest the PSP had was Harvey Birdman and that didn’t…

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Suplex Hold Fan Edition EXCLUSIVE to Rice Digital

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Suplex Hold Fan Edition EXCLUSIVE to Rice Digital

on September 26th, 2014 | 9 Comments

I’m super pleased to announce today that Rice Digital will be releasing the Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Suplex Hold Fan Edition exclusively through the Rice Digital store. We’ve…

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Explore girl’s bedroom, VR-style, in the totally not creepy Summer Lesson

Explore girl’s bedroom, VR-style, in the totally not creepy Summer Lesson

on September 3rd, 2014 | 9 Comments

Summer Lesson looks amazing. Not because I’m some kind of disgusting creep, but because it actually looks like an amazing little demo. So light! So sunny!…

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Gamescom 2014 Cosplay Photo Collection

Gamescom 2014 Cosplay Photo Collection

on September 3rd, 2014 | No Comments

We close the Gamescom 2014 coverage with cosplay we saw on the show floor. There were a huge number of cosplayers this year, many of which we didn’t even…

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NIS America bringing tons of games to the west

NIS America bringing tons of games to the west

on August 29th, 2014 | 1 Comment

Fans will be pleased to hear that NIS America is bringing an overwhelming amount of games this year and next. There is something here for everyone, be it RPGs, Visual Novels,…

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Wuppes’ 3D video game papercraft artworks are amazing

Wuppes’ 3D video game papercraft artworks are amazing

on August 27th, 2014 | No Comments

There’s this guy called ‘Wuppes3000′ that I found on Flickr. He makes some seriously nice 3D video game papercraft artworks. They’re so awesome, that I thought…

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Sexy Sword Art Online Cosplays

Sexy Sword Art Online Cosplays

on August 19th, 2014 | 5 Comments

Seeing as Hollow Fragment is out this week, and also given the fact I’ve not posted a cosplay compilation in a while, I thought this week…

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Future Waifus – Virtual Lap Pillow

Future Waifus – Virtual Lap Pillow

on August 5th, 2014 | 2 Comments

While some developers are completely wasting their time with Oculus Rift – making first person shooters and flight sims and all that kinda crap – Up…

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Drakengard Retrospective: Interviews

Drakengard Retrospective: Interviews

on June 12th, 2014 | 2 Comments

With all the major titles covered, we will close the retrospective by taking a look at the initial concept behind Nier. After that we’ll focus on the…

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E3 2014: Sony press conference

E3 2014: Sony press conference

on June 10th, 2014 | 2 Comments

With Microsoft’s press conference only focusing on games, it’s time for Sony to show its lineup. Will Sony be able to impress us with new and big titles, or will it…

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E3 2014: Microsoft press conference

E3 2014: Microsoft press conference

on June 9th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Phil Spencer opened this year’s E3 promising that this Microsoft’s press conference will be all about the games. The conference started with 2014 titles, continued onto new IPs…

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Link Racing: Mario Kart 8 and… Epona USA?

Link Racing: Mario Kart 8 and… Epona USA?

on October 16th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Am I fan of racing games? Well, thanks for asking. My immediate response would be “no”, but then the ground would shake and the clouds would…

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Sword Art Online Lost Song Trailer

Sword Art Online Lost Song Trailer

on October 6th, 2014 | 6 Comments

Another action JRPG set in the SAO universe has been confirmed by Bandai Namco. The new Sword Art Online Lost Song trailer contains a little gameplay…

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Natural Doctrine Friday Stream, On Demand

Natural Doctrine Friday Stream, On Demand

on October 6th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Natural Doctrine is the top strategy RPG that everyone is talking about, or at least should be talking about, and it’s out right now. It’s incredibly…

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Natural Doctrine gameplay – the first two hours

Natural Doctrine gameplay – the first two hours

on October 3rd, 2014 | No Comments

Yes, we’re back again with another live stream. This time we’re going to be streaming Natural Doctrine gameplay on PS4, about the first two hours to be…

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Ar noSurge streaming now – PLUS! How to get your copy for just £29.99

Ar noSurge streaming now – PLUS! How to get your copy for just £29.99

on October 1st, 2014 | No Comments

Hello everyone, we’re back again with a new stream, this time for Ar noSurge from Koei Tecmo which was out on Friday! So sit back and…

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Nintendo 3DS commercial

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Nintendo 3DS commercial

on September 29th, 2014 | 7 Comments

On the happiness scale, I’d say this Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Nintendo 3DS commercial is pretty much at the highest possible end. It’s bursting with Nintendo happiness…

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Final Fantasy XV TGS Round-up

Final Fantasy XV TGS Round-up

on September 23rd, 2014 | 2 Comments

As usual, Square-Enix dominated Tokyo Game Show, this year unveiling more details into their glorious next-generation main Final Fantasy instalment, Final Fantasy XV. As Rice Digital’s…

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Deep Down TGS Trailer

Deep Down TGS Trailer

on September 19th, 2014 | No Comments

Well, well, well…isn’t this an interesting one! Deep Down looks to me like some kind of dungeon-crawling Dark Souls with an Assassin’s Creed narrative, as you’ll…

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Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late Opening Trailer

Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late Opening Trailer

on September 19th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late – from the makers of Melty Blood, no less – has today received an opening trailer. The assembled cast is shown and…

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Silent Hills TGS Trailer

Silent Hills TGS Trailer

on September 18th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Kojima recently revealed the Silent Hills TGS Trailer. Personally, I wasn’t that impressed as it seemed pretty slow and a bit uneventful, but I suppose you’ve…

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