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Hatsune Miku VR Game Heading to Steam

Hatsune Miku VR Game Heading to Steam

on January 19th, 2018 | No Comments

Degica Games and Crypton Future Media have teamed up to announce that Hatsune Miku is coming to Steam VR soon! Hatsune Miku VR is…

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Square Enix Unapologetically Declare Ignis Best Boy (Ignis: Best Boy – The Oscar’s Oscars)

Square Enix Unapologetically Declare Ignis Best Boy (Ignis: Best Boy – The Oscar’s Oscars)

on January 19th, 2018 | 1 Comment

Trust me, I’ve had my fair share of best boy arguments in my time. I have battle scars to prove it. With Final Fantasy

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Yakuza 6 Minigames Trailer Shows Off Baseball, Puyo Puyo, and More

Yakuza 6 Minigames Trailer Shows Off Baseball, Puyo Puyo, and More

on January 18th, 2018 | No Comments

It’s no secret that the Yakuza series has a crazy amount of fun (and highly addictive) minigames! Now Sega’s giving us a good look at…

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The 25th Ward Trailer Showcases Characters & Story Routes

The 25th Ward Trailer Showcases Characters & Story Routes

on January 18th, 2018 | No Comments

After the success of The Silver Case in Japan, Suda 51 worked on a mobile exclusive follow-up in 2005 — The 25th Ward. Since…

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Musynx Switch Release Coming to North America This Spring

Musynx Switch Release Coming to North America This Spring

on January 18th, 2018 | No Comments

PM Studios has announced a Musynx Switch release will be coming North America this spring, with a European release also planned. The rhythm game features over…

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Visual Novel Ascendant Hearts Launches on Steam on January 19th

Visual Novel Ascendant Hearts Launches on Steam on January 19th

on January 18th, 2018 | No Comments

Indie developer Visualnoveler has announced that Ascendant Hearts is releasing on Steam on January 19th! Step into a strange new world with three potential love…

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Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms Heads to North America and Europe in March

Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms Heads to North America and Europe in March

on January 18th, 2018 | No Comments

Idea Factory has announced the Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms release dates for the west, and it will be coming to North America on March 13th…

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Nintendo Labo Revealed

Nintendo Labo Revealed

on January 17th, 2018 | 3 Comments

Nintendo has been teasing their “new interactive experience” today, and the event has finally revealed exactly what that is. Aimed at children and those…

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Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time Releases Soon

Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time Releases Soon

on January 17th, 2018 | 4 Comments

Bandai Namco has announced that anime-inspired game Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time releases next month, and it’ll be launching on both PS4 and…

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Strange Journey Redux Release Date Set for May

Strange Journey Redux Release Date Set for May

on January 17th, 2018 | No Comments

Atlus and Deep Silver has announced the Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux release date, which is a remake of the DS game with the same…

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Hatsune Miku VR Game Heading to Steam

Hatsune Miku VR Game Heading to Steam

on January 19th, 2018 | No Comments

Degica Games and Crypton Future Media have teamed up to announce that Hatsune Miku is coming to Steam VR soon! Hatsune Miku VR is…

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Yakuza 6 Minigames Trailer Shows Off Baseball, Puyo Puyo, and More

Yakuza 6 Minigames Trailer Shows Off Baseball, Puyo Puyo, and More

on January 18th, 2018 | No Comments

It’s no secret that the Yakuza series has a crazy amount of fun (and highly addictive) minigames! Now Sega’s giving us a good look at…

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The 25th Ward Trailer Showcases Characters & Story Routes

The 25th Ward Trailer Showcases Characters & Story Routes

on January 18th, 2018 | No Comments

After the success of The Silver Case in Japan, Suda 51 worked on a mobile exclusive follow-up in 2005 — The 25th Ward. Since…

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Musynx Switch Release Coming to North America This Spring

Musynx Switch Release Coming to North America This Spring

on January 18th, 2018 | No Comments

PM Studios has announced a Musynx Switch release will be coming North America this spring, with a European release also planned. The rhythm game features over…

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Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms Heads to North America and Europe in March

Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms Heads to North America and Europe in March

on January 18th, 2018 | No Comments

Idea Factory has announced the Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms release dates for the west, and it will be coming to North America on March 13th…

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Nintendo Labo Revealed

Nintendo Labo Revealed

on January 17th, 2018 | 3 Comments

Nintendo has been teasing their “new interactive experience” today, and the event has finally revealed exactly what that is. Aimed at children and those…

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Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time Releases Soon

Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time Releases Soon

on January 17th, 2018 | 4 Comments

Bandai Namco has announced that anime-inspired game Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time releases next month, and it’ll be launching on both PS4 and…

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Strange Journey Redux Release Date Set for May

Strange Journey Redux Release Date Set for May

on January 17th, 2018 | No Comments

Atlus and Deep Silver has announced the Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux release date, which is a remake of the DS game with the same…

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Revealing the Rice Exclusive Gal*Gun 2 Free Hugs Collector’s Edition

Revealing the Rice Exclusive Gal*Gun 2 Free Hugs Collector’s Edition

on January 17th, 2018 | 2 Comments

We’re mega stoked to finally be able to reveal the Rice Digital Exclusive collector’s edition for Gal*Gun 2 – the Gal*Gun 2 Free Hugs…

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta Returns on the 18th for 24 Hours

Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta Returns on the 18th for 24 Hours

on January 17th, 2018 | 1 Comment

The second Dragon Ball FighterZ beta recently finished, and many people were left unsatisfied as the entirety of Saturday was lost due to server issues. They…

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8 JRPG 2018 Must-Plays You Need to Check Out This Year

8 JRPG 2018 Must-Plays You Need to Check Out This Year

on January 17th, 2018 | 10 Comments

It feels like we’re at that point we get to every few years when loads of big Japanese series get their huge new instalments….

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Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, Yakuza 0, Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Future Tone – Postcard Play

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, Yakuza 0, Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Future Tone – Postcard Play

on January 15th, 2018 | 2 Comments

Even though there’s a lot of great stuff coming up, this week’s Postcard Play feels like a week for old favourites, so we’re sending…

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Throwback to January 1998 Being Awesome for Japanese Games

Throwback to January 1998 Being Awesome for Japanese Games

on January 11th, 2018 | 3 Comments

Join us as we take a look back at Japanese games… from the past! Believe it or not, 1998 is now officially 20 years…

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Exciting 2018 English Otome Games to Keep an Eye on!

Exciting 2018 English Otome Games to Keep an Eye on!

on January 10th, 2018 | 5 Comments

2017 was a great year for otome fans, but why should the fun stop there? The 2018 otome game schedule for the west is…

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The 2017 Christmas Just Played Blowout!

The 2017 Christmas Just Played Blowout!

on January 8th, 2018 | 2 Comments

Merry Christmas. Recently, some of the Rice writers were allowed to take a small sliver of break time to celebrate the “man who comes…

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Mitch Jay’s Top 15 Games of 2017

Mitch Jay’s Top 15 Games of 2017

on January 8th, 2018 | 2 Comments

15 games? 15?! Yes, that’s a whole 5 more than I’ve done for the past three years! 2017 has been an incredible year for…

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Rice Gaming & Anime Awards 2017

Rice Gaming & Anime Awards 2017

on December 22nd, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Reader’s Choice Awards are over, but why stop there? There’s still lots more to talk about when it comes to the long list…

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Rice Digital Reader’s Choice Awards 2017 Winners Announced

Rice Digital Reader’s Choice Awards 2017 Winners Announced

on December 13th, 2017 | 3 Comments

We asked our dear readers to vote for their favourite games of various categories — reader’s choice awards, if you will. Some great games…

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Rice Digital Reader’s Choice Awards 2017 – Voting (Closed)

Rice Digital Reader’s Choice Awards 2017 – Voting (Closed)

on December 5th, 2017 | 2 Comments

We’ll be having out own hand-picked end of year awards, but first we wanted to hear from you dear readers. We’ve picked out some…

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“10 Funny Light Novel Titles” Seemed Like Way Too Short a Title for Anything About Light Novel Titles

“10 Funny Light Novel Titles” Seemed Like Way Too Short a Title for Anything About Light Novel Titles

on November 14th, 2017 | 1 Comment

There sure are a lot of light novels out there! Some of them are funny, some of them are downright weird, and some are…

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Dragon Ball Z Movie Collection 4 Review (Anime)

Dragon Ball Z Movie Collection 4 Review (Anime)

on January 15th, 2018 | 1 Comment

Manga UK has been releasing the older Dragon Ball Z movies out at lightning speed, and next up is collection four consisting of Super…

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Final Fantasy XV Episode Ignis Review (PS4)

Final Fantasy XV Episode Ignis Review (PS4)

on January 15th, 2018 | No Comments

Last but certainly not least, Ignis is here with his very own piece of story DLC to wrap up the Final Fantasy XV Season…

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Her Impact! Issue #0 Review (Manga)

Her Impact! Issue #0 Review (Manga)

on January 10th, 2018 | 12 Comments

The team behind Her Impact!, a small group of people working on their own manga, has been making waves recently with the debut of…

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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive Review (Switch)

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive Review (Switch)

on January 5th, 2018 | 2 Comments

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is a game I’ve played on both Vita and PS4, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed its retro beat-em-up gameplay. Now it’s…

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review – We Need to Talk About Xenoblade

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review – We Need to Talk About Xenoblade

on December 31st, 2017 | No Comments

In some ways, this third entry in the Xenoblade series (though, the Wii U‘s X was more of a side thing) is the most…

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Eureka Seven Review (Anime)

Eureka Seven Review (Anime)

on December 26th, 2017 | No Comments

Eureka Seven began airing in 2005 and ran for 50 episodes, which was quickly followed by a sequel movie, and recently a trilogy of…

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Star Ocean: The Last Hope Review (PS4)

Star Ocean: The Last Hope Review (PS4)

on December 20th, 2017 | No Comments

Have you ever seen Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal? Well, the characters in this almost look like a gaggle of uncomfortable puppets, and I’m…

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Dragon Ball Z Movies 3-6 Review (Anime)

Dragon Ball Z Movies 3-6 Review (Anime)

on December 12th, 2017 | 1 Comment

A review for a whole four Dragon Ball Z movies?! That’s almost as many times as Krillin has died! I was going to separate…

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Tokyo Xanadu eX+ Review (PS4)

Tokyo Xanadu eX+ Review (PS4)

on December 12th, 2017 | 6 Comments

There is just something about a contemporary JRPG that makes things feel exciting. Wearing an antibacterial mask and quaffing a potion, all while checking…

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Sonic Forces Review – Sonic Faeces (Xbox One)

Sonic Forces Review – Sonic Faeces (Xbox One)

on December 1st, 2017 | 1 Comment

Red flags were raised immediately upon the announcement of Sonic Forces. While the reveal of a spiritual sequel to the fan-loved Sonic Generations was…

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Interview with Naoki Yoshida – Final Fantasy XIV’s Yoshi-P!

Interview with Naoki Yoshida – Final Fantasy XIV’s Yoshi-P!

on November 10th, 2017 | No Comments

This past weekend I had the opportunity to sit down with Naoki Yoshida, the producer and director of Final Fantasy XIV, to talk about…

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Project Rap Rabbit – PaRappa The Rapper and Gitaroo Man creators to join forces?

Project Rap Rabbit – PaRappa The Rapper and Gitaroo Man creators to join forces?

on May 2nd, 2017 | 5 Comments

You might want to sit down for this one. Last week, a reliable source informed me of a new game he heard was in production – a collaboration…

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Which Arcade Posture Do You Have?

Which Arcade Posture Do You Have?

on February 13th, 2017 | 2 Comments

Anyone who plays games regularly can probably feel that “gaming weight” on them right now, pushing down at their back somewhere depending on the…

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Nintendo Switch UK Premiere: Hands-On Gameplay & Chat

Nintendo Switch UK Premiere: Hands-On Gameplay & Chat

on January 14th, 2017 | No Comments

Oscar, Peter, and Geraint hit up the Nintendo Switch UK Premiere Event. Here’s the low-down on the big hitters – including 1, 2, Switch,…

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NieR Retrospective – An Underappreciated Gem

NieR Retrospective – An Underappreciated Gem

on December 24th, 2016 | 5 Comments

NieR released back in 2010, developed by the now defunct Cavia and published by Square Enix, and now NieR: Automata is nearly upon us…

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Rice Gaming & Anime Awards 2016

Rice Gaming & Anime Awards 2016

on December 23rd, 2016 | 2 Comments

We’ve already done the Reader’s Choice Awards for this year, but the year isn’t over just yet! Oscar, Holly, and Peter shed some light on…

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Does “Game of the Year” Matter? – Dreamask Episode 1

Does “Game of the Year” Matter? – Dreamask Episode 1

on December 20th, 2016 | No Comments

Does GOTY matter? What console should you buy someone this Christmas? Veteran Video Games Analyst Dreamcast is here to answer your questions!  

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Kojima & Blow Interviews + Pro Gamer & Rooster Teeth “Stop the Hate” Yogscast Campaign

Kojima & Blow Interviews + Pro Gamer & Rooster Teeth “Stop the Hate” Yogscast Campaign

on November 24th, 2016 | No Comments

Pro Gamer lands exclusive interviews with both Kojima and Jonathan Blow at his massive MCM stand in October! Also, he drops some love Yogscast’s…

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Japanese Company Puts Employee Trading Cards Inside Crisps

Japanese Company Puts Employee Trading Cards Inside Crisps

on October 24th, 2016 | 6 Comments

With their company growing to 110 employees the smartphone developer Ponos was facing a problem: lack of communication. As their team grew larger less…

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7 Nintendo NX Images Nintendo DON’T Want You To See

7 Nintendo NX Images Nintendo DON’T Want You To See

on October 20th, 2016 | 3 Comments

Nintendo have announced that at 3pm today they’ll be showing the first preview trailer for what is currently known as the Nintendo NX! Their…

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Yakuza 6 Minigames Trailer Shows Off Baseball, Puyo Puyo, and More

Yakuza 6 Minigames Trailer Shows Off Baseball, Puyo Puyo, and More

on January 18th, 2018 | No Comments

It’s no secret that the Yakuza series has a crazy amount of fun (and highly addictive) minigames! Now Sega’s giving us a good look at…

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The 25th Ward Trailer Showcases Characters & Story Routes

The 25th Ward Trailer Showcases Characters & Story Routes

on January 18th, 2018 | No Comments

After the success of The Silver Case in Japan, Suda 51 worked on a mobile exclusive follow-up in 2005 — The 25th Ward. Since…

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Musynx Switch Release Coming to North America This Spring

Musynx Switch Release Coming to North America This Spring

on January 18th, 2018 | No Comments

PM Studios has announced a Musynx Switch release will be coming North America this spring, with a European release also planned. The rhythm game features over…

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New Gundam Breaker Announced for PS4, Teaser Trailer Released

New Gundam Breaker Announced for PS4, Teaser Trailer Released

on January 16th, 2018 | No Comments

Bandai Namco has announced the latest entry in the Gundam Breaker series, New Gundam Breaker! It’s coming to the Americas and Europe as well as Japan…

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New Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal Trailer Highlights Main Characters

New Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal Trailer Highlights Main Characters

on January 16th, 2018 | 2 Comments

Following on from its opening movie, a new Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal trailer is here! This time we get an introduction to the game’s main…

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Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition Has Dope New Box Art, All DLC, & Exclusive New Updates

Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition Has Dope New Box Art, All DLC, & Exclusive New Updates

on January 16th, 2018 | 5 Comments

Square Enix have announced the Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition for 6th March 2018 for its current formats, which is the date it’s coming…

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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle DLC and Release Date Announced

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle DLC and Release Date Announced

on January 15th, 2018 | 7 Comments

Arc System Works has announced that BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle will be coming to Japan on May 31st and North America on June 5th!…

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Yume Nikki Dream Diary Announced With Bizarre & Unsettling Trailer

Yume Nikki Dream Diary Announced With Bizarre & Unsettling Trailer

on January 12th, 2018 | No Comments

Following on from the countdown announcement and the original Yume Nikki being released on Steam for free, Kadokawa have now announced the name of…

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Utano Princesama Shining Live Worldwide Release Coming Soon

Utano Princesama Shining Live Worldwide Release Coming Soon

on January 10th, 2018 | No Comments

KLab Games has announced an Utano Princesama Shining Live worldwide release will be coming soon! Utano Princesama Shining Live is a rhythm game for…

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The Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal Opening Movie is Here!

The Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal Opening Movie is Here!

on January 9th, 2018 | 2 Comments

Marvelous has released a new video showing the Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal opening movie! The animation is largely similar to the original Senran Kagura…

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