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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, which would…

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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 ever! To…

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The 6 Best Video Game Monkeys (And Apes)

The 6 Best Video Game Monkeys (And Apes)

on July 31st, 2015 | No Comments

Gorilla Boyfriend, a bizarre new gorilla/human dating game is set for release on both Android and iOS in August. Whether Gorilla Boyfriend will prove prosperous or preposterous…

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New Lost Dimension Trailer: Deep Vision

New Lost Dimension Trailer: Deep Vision

on July 31st, 2015 | No Comments

Lost Dimension is NIS America’s new Visual Novel / RPG that challenges players to root out the traitors in their own special forces group, SEALED. This…

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Amnesia Memories: New Screenshots of Toma & Ikki

Amnesia Memories: New Screenshots of Toma & Ikki

on July 30th, 2015 | No Comments

Get ready for some exciting news, otome fans! Idea Factory International has now released new screenshots and character profiles for Toma and Ikki, two of the…

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Makura No Danshi First Look – Sweet or Terrifying?

Makura No Danshi First Look – Sweet or Terrifying?

on July 30th, 2015 | 2 Comments

Makura No Danshi, a new romantic anime series, began airing in Japan on July 13th, where the story invites the viewer to sleep beside a male companion…

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Koei Tecmo Announce Arslan: the Warriors of Legend for Early 2016

Koei Tecmo Announce Arslan: the Warriors of Legend for Early 2016

on July 30th, 2015 | 4 Comments

The Heroic Legend of Arslan is a Japanese fantasy series of books by Yoshiki Tanaka that began to be published in the 1980s. In that regard it’s…

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Live Action One Piece – Kabuki Play Coming October

Live Action One Piece – Kabuki Play Coming October

on July 30th, 2015 | No Comments

Rumours of a live action One Piece have floated around for a while now, but it looks like it’s finally happening. Though not in the traditional…

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12 Drunk Night Out Pikachu Reaction GIFs

12 Drunk Night Out Pikachu Reaction GIFs

on July 29th, 2015 | No Comments

2015 marks 20 years since Satoshi Tajiri began creating Pokemon, in 1995. The franchise and its characters have obviously become immensely popular, none more so than…

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New Onechanbara Z2 Trailer – Zombie Slayers

New Onechanbara Z2 Trailer – Zombie Slayers

on July 29th, 2015 | No Comments

NIS America have released a new Onechanbara Z2 trailer. This Onechanbara Z2: Chaos trailer is called “Zombie Slayers”. It shows off some of the plot as…

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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 ever! To…

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New Lost Dimension Trailer: Deep Vision

New Lost Dimension Trailer: Deep Vision

on July 31st, 2015 | No Comments

Lost Dimension is NIS America’s new Visual Novel / RPG that challenges players to root out the traitors in their own special forces group, SEALED. This…

Read more >>

Amnesia Memories: New Screenshots of Toma & Ikki

Amnesia Memories: New Screenshots of Toma & Ikki

on July 30th, 2015 | No Comments

Get ready for some exciting news, otome fans! Idea Factory International has now released new screenshots and character profiles for Toma and Ikki, two of the…

Read more >>

Koei Tecmo Announce Arslan: the Warriors of Legend for Early 2016

Koei Tecmo Announce Arslan: the Warriors of Legend for Early 2016

on July 30th, 2015 | 4 Comments

The Heroic Legend of Arslan is a Japanese fantasy series of books by Yoshiki Tanaka that began to be published in the 1980s. In that regard it’s…

Read more >>

Live Action One Piece – Kabuki Play Coming October

Live Action One Piece – Kabuki Play Coming October

on July 30th, 2015 | No Comments

Rumours of a live action One Piece have floated around for a while now, but it looks like it’s finally happening. Though not in the traditional…

Read more >>

New Onechanbara Z2 Trailer – Zombie Slayers

New Onechanbara Z2 Trailer – Zombie Slayers

on July 29th, 2015 | No Comments

NIS America have released a new Onechanbara Z2 trailer. This Onechanbara Z2: Chaos trailer is called “Zombie Slayers”. It shows off some of the plot as…

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Mystic Messenger: Introducing Jaehee Kang & Yoosung Kim

Mystic Messenger: Introducing Jaehee Kang & Yoosung Kim

on July 28th, 2015 | No Comments

Cheritz has released two new characters for their upcoming otome game, Mystic Messenger. The two characters couldn’t be any more different, both in terms of personality…

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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 plenty of…

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One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 Steam Key Only £24.99 with Rice Digital FunStock Coupon Code

One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 Steam Key Only £24.99 with Rice Digital FunStock Coupon Code

on July 27th, 2015 | 1 Comment

We’ve gone on record as saying that One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 might be the best Warriors game to date. At any rate it’s probably the…

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Popular Primate Inspires Gorilla Dating Game “Gorilla Boyfriend”

Popular Primate Inspires Gorilla Dating Game “Gorilla Boyfriend”

on July 27th, 2015 | 2 Comments

Inside Games are set to release a new dating game, Gorilla Boyfriend, apparently in response to the explosion in popularity of Shabani, a handsome gorilla housed…

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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, which would…

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 ever! To…

Read more >>

The 6 Best Video Game Monkeys (And Apes)

The 6 Best Video Game Monkeys (And Apes)

on July 31st, 2015 | No Comments

Gorilla Boyfriend, a bizarre new gorilla/human dating game is set for release on both Android and iOS in August. Whether Gorilla Boyfriend will prove prosperous or preposterous…

Read more >>

12 Drunk Night Out Pikachu Reaction GIFs

12 Drunk Night Out Pikachu Reaction GIFs

on July 29th, 2015 | No Comments

2015 marks 20 years since Satoshi Tajiri began creating Pokemon, in 1995. The franchise and its characters have obviously become immensely popular, none more so than…

Read more >>

5 One Piece Devil Fruit and the WWE Superstars That Should Use Them

5 One Piece Devil Fruit and the WWE Superstars That Should Use Them

on July 29th, 2015 | 1 Comment

The wrestlers of WWE may be self-professed superstars, but even the best of athletes have an Achilles’ heel. Therefore, certain wrestlers could benefit from the help…

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One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 Steam Key Only £24.99 with Rice Digital FunStock Coupon Code

One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 Steam Key Only £24.99 with Rice Digital FunStock Coupon Code

on July 27th, 2015 | 1 Comment

We’ve gone on record as saying that One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 might be the best Warriors game to date. At any rate it’s probably the…

Read more >>

Ranpo Kitan: Game of Crystal Maze

Ranpo Kitan: Game of Crystal Maze

on July 24th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Akechi and Kobayashi must investigate their most insidious case yet. A man going by the name “Richard O’Brien” has been capturing victims and forcing them to…

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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 Steam Key £14.99 with Rice Digital FunStock Coupon

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 Steam Key £14.99 with Rice Digital FunStock Coupon

on July 24th, 2015 | 1 Comment

We’re pretty big fans of Idea Factory. Their Hyperdimension series is pretty much on the same wavelength as Rice Digital. So, we couldn’t be happier when…

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4 JRPGs Based on Sitcoms You Didn’t Know About

4 JRPGs Based on Sitcoms You Didn’t Know About

on July 17th, 2015 | 6 Comments

Quite a few video games only come out in Japan. Sure, we can emulate and import all we want, but some of the more text-heavy ones…

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Four Mario Kart Clone Characters I’d Like To See

Four Mario Kart Clone Characters I’d Like To See

on July 15th, 2015 | 3 Comments

While I don’t doubt that they have their fans, the likes of Baby Rosalina, Metal Mario, Tanooki Mario and Pink Gold Peach are generally pretty unpopular…

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Makura No Danshi First Look – Sweet or Terrifying?

Makura No Danshi First Look – Sweet or Terrifying?

on July 30th, 2015 | 2 Comments

Makura No Danshi, a new romantic anime series, began airing in Japan on July 13th, where the story invites the viewer to sleep beside a male companion…

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Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess Review

Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess Review

on July 29th, 2015 | 1 Comment

They might be nightmare princesses that intrude on the dreams of people and turn them into nightmares, but I had peaceful sleeps thinking about Laegrinna and…

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Visual Novel Spotlight: Sakura Fantasy Chapter 1

Visual Novel Spotlight: Sakura Fantasy Chapter 1

on July 28th, 2015 | No Comments

Winged Cloud’s latest addition to the Sakura series takes a slightly different turn in Sakura Fantasy Chapter 1. This time, in addition to being a series…

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Nadia: The Secret of the Blue Water Review

Nadia: The Secret of the Blue Water Review

on July 18th, 2015 | 2 Comments

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water is a tricky one to review and I couldn’t help but have relatively high expectations when going into it, considering…

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Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm Review

Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm Review

on July 16th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Yatagarasu is a series we are quite fond of. Two years ago the team behind Yatagarasu launched an Indiegogo campaign for Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm, a new and…

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Assassination Classroom Finale Review – Episodes 17-22

Assassination Classroom Finale Review – Episodes 17-22

on July 14th, 2015 | 1 Comment

As readers may or may not know, when reviewing TV shows it’s my preference to, when reviewing individual episodes, to review them in blocks of “story”….

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Visual Novel Spotlight: Ame no Marginal

Visual Novel Spotlight: Ame no Marginal

on July 14th, 2015 | 1 Comment

We’ve been given enough time to dry our tears after the Steam release of Stage-Nana’s Narcissu series. Now that things have settled, we have yet another Stage-Nana title to…

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Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster Review

Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster Review

on July 10th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster was recently ported to PlayStation 3 and Vita. Now a year later we have a PlayStation 4 version. How…

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Okusama Ga Seito Kaichou Episode 1 Review: The Student Council President Marries into a Family

Okusama Ga Seito Kaichou Episode 1 Review: The Student Council President Marries into a Family

on July 8th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Well, well, well, what can I say about the first episode of Okusama Ga Seito Kaichou? Okusama Ga Seito Kaichou is a short anime series based on…

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Work Experience Boy’s Gangsta Episode 1 Review: Naughty Boys

Work Experience Boy’s Gangsta Episode 1 Review: Naughty Boys

on July 3rd, 2015 | 2 Comments

I would like it known before you read this – i am not an avid watcher of anime, and would not normally be watching shows like…

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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 plenty of…

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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! Journalism club…

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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 Remake and…

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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 than ever. Of…

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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/     —     You can…

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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 make it…

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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 into the…

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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 new horror…

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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? Our undercover…

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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 it as…

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New Lost Dimension Trailer: Deep Vision

New Lost Dimension Trailer: Deep Vision

on July 31st, 2015 | No Comments

Lost Dimension is NIS America’s new Visual Novel / RPG that challenges players to root out the traitors in their own special forces group, SEALED. This…

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 plenty of…

Read more >>

Ranpo Kitan: Game of Crystal Maze

Ranpo Kitan: Game of Crystal Maze

on July 24th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Akechi and Kobayashi must investigate their most insidious case yet. A man going by the name “Richard O’Brien” has been capturing victims and forcing them to…

Read more >>

JoJo’s Impossible Mission – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure x Mission Impossible (1988)

JoJo’s Impossible Mission – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure x Mission Impossible (1988)

on July 14th, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Pillar Men have returned, and this time Joseph Joestar isn’t around to stop them. The task instead falls to a team of stylish yet menacing…

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BlazBlue: Central Fiction Announced

BlazBlue: Central Fiction Announced

on July 12th, 2015 | 4 Comments

Arc System works has announced BlazBlue Central Fiction, the next installment in the BlazBlue franchise. It is planned to release in the arcades, but as of now…

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Godzilla Preview – Video

Godzilla Preview – Video

on July 10th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Godzilla is the King of Monsters. But is this the King of Games, or does that title still belong to Yami Yugi? We took a look…

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New Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul Trailers Show the Gold Saints in Action

New Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul Trailers Show the Gold Saints in Action

on July 1st, 2015 | No Comments

A new video has been posted regarding Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul showing new gold Saints pit against the Bronze Saints. This new announcement is surely making…

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Rice Digital Podcast: All About That E3 2015

Rice Digital Podcast: All About That E3 2015

on June 30th, 2015 | 2 Comments

E3 2015 happened. We know it did. We saw it with our own eyes. Now, we sit down to discuss the things that our eyes saw. PART…

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Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- New Character Details: Jack-O & Johnny

Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- New Character Details: Jack-O & Johnny

on June 23rd, 2015 | 5 Comments

Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- is the obligatory fighting game update to Arc System Works’ masterful Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-. One of the new features of this…

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Atelier Sophie Teaser Trailer, Coming to PS4, PS3, and PS Vita

Atelier Sophie Teaser Trailer, Coming to PS4, PS3, and PS Vita

on June 23rd, 2015 | No Comments

Famitsu recently confirmed that Atelier Sophie: Alchemist of the Mysterious Book is indeed the the title of the next Atelier game, which will kickstart off a…

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