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Rice Digital Easter Challenge

Rice Digital Easter Challenge

on April 17th, 2014 | No Comments

Everyone knows that Easter is the time of rebirth, foil-covered chocolate eggs, and mildly-suggestive cropped images. Posing one of life’s difficult questions: ‘Egg, Boob, or Butt?’,…

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Erika Szabo Weekly Vlog –  Anime I’m Watching Spring 2014

Erika Szabo Weekly Vlog – Anime I’m Watching Spring 2014

on April 17th, 2014 | No Comments

Hey everyone! Thought I’d put out a video for all the new anime this Spring 2014 season. There’s lots to choose from, and I’ve listed a…

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Review: The Witch and the Hundred Knight

Review: The Witch and the Hundred Knight

on April 16th, 2014 | 1 Comment

Until the release of Diablo III late last year, console gamers didn’t exactly have a lot of similar titles to choose from. Brought by NIS America…

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Conception 2: Children of the Seven Stars coming to Europe in May

Conception 2: Children of the Seven Stars coming to Europe in May

on April 16th, 2014 | No Comments

Recently released in North America, Atlus has confirmed that Conception 2: Children of the Seven Stars will be releasing in Europe next month. Being a school/dating…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: Steins;Gate

Visual Novel Spotlight: Steins;Gate

on April 15th, 2014 | No Comments

After years of waiting and gushing over the anime and then the movie, the Steins;Gate visual novel is finally upon us. Much like the anime, Steins;Gate…

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Blazblue: Chronophantasma Vita Release Dated For North America

Blazblue: Chronophantasma Vita Release Dated For North America

on April 14th, 2014 | 1 Comment

A few days ago, Aksys Games confirmed that the Vita version of Blazblue: Chronophantasma would be making its way to North America in June this year. Like its…

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Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines journeys forth to EU and NA on Vita soon

Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines journeys forth to EU and NA on Vita soon

on April 14th, 2014 | No Comments

JRPG Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is the next Vita game to make its way to EU and NA, after a gruelling wait where Sony may have decided…

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Freedom Wars fights its way to EU and NA on PS Vita later this year

Freedom Wars fights its way to EU and NA on PS Vita later this year

on April 14th, 2014 | No Comments

Freedom Wars, a Vita title in development by SCE Japan Studio, Shift and Dimps, is slated to release in EU and NA later this year. You…

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Natural Doctrine getting a western release

Natural Doctrine getting a western release

on April 14th, 2014 | 1 Comment

Out this month in Japan Natural Doctrine has an interesting take on the classic tactical RPG genre. You are allowed free movement of your characters reminiscent…

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Persona Q: Shadows of the Labyrinth allows everybody to change Personas

Persona Q: Shadows of the Labyrinth allows everybody to change Personas

on April 11th, 2014 | No Comments

Usually in Persona games, only those who’ve been chosen to wield the Wild Card are able to change Personas, but Persona Q looks to be shaking…

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Conception 2: Children of the Seven Stars coming to Europe in May

Conception 2: Children of the Seven Stars coming to Europe in May

on April 16th, 2014 | No Comments

Recently released in North America, Atlus has confirmed that Conception 2: Children of the Seven Stars will be releasing in Europe next month. Being a school/dating…

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Blazblue: Chronophantasma Vita Release Dated For North America

Blazblue: Chronophantasma Vita Release Dated For North America

on April 14th, 2014 | 1 Comment

A few days ago, Aksys Games confirmed that the Vita version of Blazblue: Chronophantasma would be making its way to North America in June this year. Like its…

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Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines journeys forth to EU and NA on Vita soon

Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines journeys forth to EU and NA on Vita soon

on April 14th, 2014 | No Comments

JRPG Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is the next Vita game to make its way to EU and NA, after a gruelling wait where Sony may have decided…

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Freedom Wars fights its way to EU and NA on PS Vita later this year

Freedom Wars fights its way to EU and NA on PS Vita later this year

on April 14th, 2014 | No Comments

Freedom Wars, a Vita title in development by SCE Japan Studio, Shift and Dimps, is slated to release in EU and NA later this year. You…

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Natural Doctrine getting a western release

Natural Doctrine getting a western release

on April 14th, 2014 | 1 Comment

Out this month in Japan Natural Doctrine has an interesting take on the classic tactical RPG genre. You are allowed free movement of your characters reminiscent…

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Persona Q: Shadows of the Labyrinth allows everybody to change Personas

Persona Q: Shadows of the Labyrinth allows everybody to change Personas

on April 11th, 2014 | No Comments

Usually in Persona games, only those who’ve been chosen to wield the Wild Card are able to change Personas, but Persona Q looks to be shaking…

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New Trailer for Hotaru no Nikki

New Trailer for Hotaru no Nikki

on April 10th, 2014 | 1 Comment

Nippon Ichi Software brings us another interesting title called Hotaru no Nikki, or Firefly’s Diary. Hotaru no Nikki takes place on December 31 in the year 9999….

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Atelier Shallie Alchemist of the Dusk Sea screens and info

Atelier Shallie Alchemist of the Dusk Sea screens and info

on April 8th, 2014 | No Comments

Is it just me or does there seem to be a new Atelier coming every five minutes? Atelier Shallie Alchemist of the Dusk Sea is the…

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Persona 4 coming to PS3 as a PS2 Classic

Persona 4 coming to PS3 as a PS2 Classic

on April 2nd, 2014 | No Comments

Persona 4, originally released on PS2 in 2008, will be making its way to PS3 as a PS2 Classic if ESRB are correct. It’s safe to…

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English Phantasy Star Online 2 on its way

English Phantasy Star Online 2 on its way

on April 2nd, 2014 | 3 Comments

Yes, that’s right! English Phantasy Star Online 2 is on its way but… er…. not the version you’d expect. Turns out Asiasoft Online have a fully…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: Steins;Gate

Visual Novel Spotlight: Steins;Gate

on April 15th, 2014 | No Comments

After years of waiting and gushing over the anime and then the movie, the Steins;Gate visual novel is finally upon us. Much like the anime, Steins;Gate…

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Erika Szabo Weekly Vlog – Top Ten JRPGs on PS2

Erika Szabo Weekly Vlog – Top Ten JRPGs on PS2

on April 10th, 2014 | No Comments

At long last, my Top 10 JRPGs on the PS2 is here! I’ve been meaning to do this one for awhile, but with all the amazing…

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Top 10 Videogame Perverts

Top 10 Videogame Perverts

on April 10th, 2014 | No Comments

While the vast majority of game characters go for outright heroic, charismatic or sexy – some take a step into slightly creepier territory. Today, we’ve picked…

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Top 10 gender bending cosplays

Top 10 gender bending cosplays

on April 7th, 2014 | 1 Comment

It’s been a while since I’ve trawled Google Images in search of the sexiest cosplays I can comfortably view in my work place – so here…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: Fate/Extra CCC

Visual Novel Spotlight: Fate/Extra CCC

on April 1st, 2014 | 6 Comments

A little over a year ago, the much awaited sequel or side story to Fate/Extra was released. Fate/Extra CCC, something like the Heaven’s Feel route of…

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Final Fantasy X is a Reminder of Greater Times Gone By

Final Fantasy X is a Reminder of Greater Times Gone By

on March 22nd, 2014 | 27 Comments

So Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD collection is out this week, and to say I’m excited would be an understatement. It’s not often I look forward to…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: Koenchu!

Visual Novel Spotlight: Koenchu!

on March 18th, 2014 | No Comments

Yet another Steam Greenlight title sneaks its way into the spotlight, this time it’s voice actor-centered visual novel Koenchu! The Tale of the Voice Actress ~You,…

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Hot Rice Anime Round Up – issue 4

Hot Rice Anime Round Up – issue 4

on March 5th, 2014 | 35 Comments

This year has started off with some great anime, and I’ve watched some awful stuff too. Last year everything I tried was either addictive or had…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: Corpse Party -Rebuilt-

Visual Novel Spotlight: Corpse Party -Rebuilt-

on March 4th, 2014 | 39 Comments

To celebrate my one year anniversary of writing for Rice Digital, I revisit the first game I featured and look at the version that started it…

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Senran Kagura cosplay gallery

Senran Kagura cosplay gallery

on March 4th, 2014 | 31 Comments

To celebrate the recent launch of Senran Kagura Burst in the UK for the Nintendo 3DS (you can pick up your own copy of it here…

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Review: The Witch and the Hundred Knight

Review: The Witch and the Hundred Knight

on April 16th, 2014 | 1 Comment

Until the release of Diablo III late last year, console gamers didn’t exactly have a lot of similar titles to choose from. Brought by NIS America…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: Steins;Gate

Visual Novel Spotlight: Steins;Gate

on April 15th, 2014 | No Comments

After years of waiting and gushing over the anime and then the movie, the Steins;Gate visual novel is finally upon us. Much like the anime, Steins;Gate…

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Review : Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition

Review : Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition

on April 4th, 2014 | No Comments

Tecmo Koei’s Dynasty Warriors series has a lot of history behind it, but other than it’s original release as a 1 on 1 fighting game, it’s…

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Erika Szabo Weekly Vlog – Atelier Escha and Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky

Erika Szabo Weekly Vlog – Atelier Escha and Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky

on April 3rd, 2014 | No Comments

Hey everyone, welcome back, Erika Szabo here again with my weekly Vlog! Today I review a lovely little time management/JRPG hybrid game, Atelier Escha & Logy:…

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Toukiden Review

Toukiden Review

on April 2nd, 2014 | 1 Comment

I tell people I like Monster Hunter. It’s not a lie, there is some truth in it, but if I really think about it, the word…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: Fate/Extra CCC

Visual Novel Spotlight: Fate/Extra CCC

on April 1st, 2014 | 6 Comments

A little over a year ago, the much awaited sequel or side story to Fate/Extra was released. Fate/Extra CCC, something like the Heaven’s Feel route of…

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Review: Deception IV: Blood Ties

Review: Deception IV: Blood Ties

on March 31st, 2014 | No Comments

Released as Kagero: Dark Side Princess in Japan, Deception IV: Blood Ties come from a very unique lineage of trap games. Here instead of directly attacking…

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Legendary doujin shooter RefleX releases on Steam today

Legendary doujin shooter RefleX releases on Steam today

on March 27th, 2014 | No Comments

Legendary doujin shooter RefleX releases on Steam today. Originally part of the Alltynex Trilogy – it’s the first of these fantastic Shmups to be released as…

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Review: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Review: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

on March 21st, 2014 | No Comments

This game starts with our protagonist, Yaiba, facing off against Hayabusa and shortly after getting sliced in half. This is an excellent foreshadowing of what you…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: Koenchu!

Visual Novel Spotlight: Koenchu!

on March 18th, 2014 | No Comments

Yet another Steam Greenlight title sneaks its way into the spotlight, this time it’s voice actor-centered visual novel Koenchu! The Tale of the Voice Actress ~You,…

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Erika Szabo Weekly Vlog – Atelier Escha and Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky

Erika Szabo Weekly Vlog – Atelier Escha and Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky

on April 3rd, 2014 | No Comments

Hey everyone, welcome back, Erika Szabo here again with my weekly Vlog! Today I review a lovely little time management/JRPG hybrid game, Atelier Escha & Logy:…

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Erika Szabo Weekly Vlog – FFX HD Collectors Edition Unboxing

Erika Szabo Weekly Vlog – FFX HD Collectors Edition Unboxing

on March 27th, 2014 | No Comments

Welcome back, everyone! With the recent release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, I thought I’d do an unboxing of the Collector’s Edition available exclusively on…

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Erika Szabo Weekly Vlog – Top 5 SNES JRPGs

Erika Szabo Weekly Vlog – Top 5 SNES JRPGs

on March 20th, 2014 | 4 Comments

Hi, everyone! I’ve been doing my Top JRPGs series for a bit now, covering the best JRPGs on the PSP, PS3 and PSX, but what about…

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Erika Szabo’s weekly Vlog – Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Erika Szabo’s weekly Vlog – Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

on March 13th, 2014 | 1 Comment

We’ve very pleased to be able to share with you today the first – of many! – episodes of Erika Szabo’s weekly Vlog. Over the coming…

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Love poems to my videogame crushes

Love poems to my videogame crushes

on February 14th, 2014 | 45 Comments

‘I’m in the mood for love!’ – as I’m often heard whispering, to complete strangers at my local bus station – before scurrying away sideways like…

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Clock Tower Retrospective – Part II

Clock Tower Retrospective – Part II

on January 15th, 2014 | 46 Comments

After Human Entertainment closed down, Capcom bought the Clock Tower franchise. No one knew if Capcom, the company responsible for some of the best action horror…

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Clock Tower Retrospective – Part I

Clock Tower Retrospective – Part I

on January 10th, 2014 | 46 Comments

The Clock Tower series was created by Human Entertainment, a company that released games for various systems from 1983 until 1999. Clock Tower is one of…

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The games industry doesn’t need to grow up – its audience does

The games industry doesn’t need to grow up – its audience does

on November 8th, 2013 | 45 Comments

I’ve lost count of how many articles I’ve read stating the need for the games industry to grow up. To mature. To somehow take responsibility for…

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Sexy Halloween Cosplays

Sexy Halloween Cosplays

on October 31st, 2013 | 35 Comments

I didn’t come here to mess around. It’s Halloween. I like cosplay. I REALLY like Halloween Cosplay. And I REALLY REALLY like Halloween Cosplay if it’s…

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100% Orange Juice available on Rice Digital today

100% Orange Juice available on Rice Digital today

on October 23rd, 2013 | 29 Comments

We’re very pleased to to announce that 100% Orange Juice  from developer Orange Juice and localisation company, Fruitbat Factory is available to buy on Rice Digital…

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