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Taiko no Tatsujin: Session de Dodon ga Don! Details Released

Taiko no Tatsujin: Session de Dodon ga Don! Details Released

on June 22nd, 2017 | No Comments

Further details on the upcoming PS4 title Taiko no Tatsujin: Session de Dodon ga Don! have been revealed, expanding on the two-player features and…

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Meet Summer Lesson’s Alison Snow, Out Today

Meet Summer Lesson’s Alison Snow, Out Today

on June 22nd, 2017 | 1 Comment

Alison Snow joins PS VR game Summer Lesson today in her very own expansion pack. Learn a little about Alison herself, such as her…

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New Dynasty Warriors 9 Trailer Showcases Combat

New Dynasty Warriors 9 Trailer Showcases Combat

on June 22nd, 2017 | No Comments

Koei Tecmo has released a new Dynasty Warriors 9 trailer (titled Dynasty Warriors 8 in Japan, read the story here), revealing new information about the game and, more…

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Dark Rose Valkyrie Review (PS4)

Dark Rose Valkyrie Review (PS4)

on June 21st, 2017 | 4 Comments

Dark Rose Valkyrie is set in an alternate reality 1929 where the world was hit by a meteorite. With it came a mysterious virus…

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Videogame cameos that will BLOW. YOUR. MIND.

Videogame cameos that will BLOW. YOUR. MIND.

on June 21st, 2017 | No Comments

Today I want to talk about secret videogame cameos. Now, I’ve played A LOT of videogames. I think it safe for me to say…

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Rilakkuma Gets a Netflix Stop-Motion Animated Series

Rilakkuma Gets a Netflix Stop-Motion Animated Series

on June 21st, 2017 | No Comments

If you have been to Japan, chances are high that you have already seen Rilakkuma before, or at least heard his name around. Like…

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Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls Now Available on Steam

Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls Now Available on Steam

on June 21st, 2017 | No Comments

Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls is an RPG featuring characters from Hyperdimension Neptunia and personified Sega consoles trying to save the world.  With a…

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Top 12 Anime Sequels That Need to Happen

Top 12 Anime Sequels That Need to Happen

on June 21st, 2017 | 5 Comments

There are a lot of anime that I’d like to see a second season for but sadly the world of anime can’t always deliver….

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New Batch of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Screenshots

New Batch of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Screenshots

on June 21st, 2017 | No Comments

With the launch of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age mere weeks away Square Enix has released the newest batch of high-resolution screenshots.  …

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E3 2017 Rice Chat – Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Metroid Prime 4, & Much More!

E3 2017 Rice Chat – Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Metroid Prime 4, & Much More!

on June 20th, 2017 | 3 Comments

Matthew, Geraint, Oscar, and Peter “Natehawke” Fury sit down to talk about the highs and lows of all the E3 2017 press conferences! Time…

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Taiko no Tatsujin: Session de Dodon ga Don! Details Released

Taiko no Tatsujin: Session de Dodon ga Don! Details Released

on June 22nd, 2017 | No Comments

Further details on the upcoming PS4 title Taiko no Tatsujin: Session de Dodon ga Don! have been revealed, expanding on the two-player features and…

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Meet Summer Lesson’s Alison Snow, Out Today

Meet Summer Lesson’s Alison Snow, Out Today

on June 22nd, 2017 | 1 Comment

Alison Snow joins PS VR game Summer Lesson today in her very own expansion pack. Learn a little about Alison herself, such as her…

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New Dynasty Warriors 9 Trailer Showcases Combat

New Dynasty Warriors 9 Trailer Showcases Combat

on June 22nd, 2017 | No Comments

Koei Tecmo has released a new Dynasty Warriors 9 trailer (titled Dynasty Warriors 8 in Japan, read the story here), revealing new information about the game and, more…

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Rilakkuma Gets a Netflix Stop-Motion Animated Series

Rilakkuma Gets a Netflix Stop-Motion Animated Series

on June 21st, 2017 | No Comments

If you have been to Japan, chances are high that you have already seen Rilakkuma before, or at least heard his name around. Like…

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Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls Now Available on Steam

Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls Now Available on Steam

on June 21st, 2017 | No Comments

Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls is an RPG featuring characters from Hyperdimension Neptunia and personified Sega consoles trying to save the world.  With a…

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New Batch of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Screenshots

New Batch of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Screenshots

on June 21st, 2017 | No Comments

With the launch of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age mere weeks away Square Enix has released the newest batch of high-resolution screenshots.  …

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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone DX Announced for PS4 in Japan

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone DX Announced for PS4 in Japan

on June 20th, 2017 | No Comments

The preview for the latest issue of Famitsu has revealed Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone DX for PS4 in Japan! Future Tone DX…

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Real World Puzzle Campaign for Layton’s Mystery Journey Launched

Real World Puzzle Campaign for Layton’s Mystery Journey Launched

on June 20th, 2017 | No Comments

There’s only one month left until the Japanese release of Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy, the next Professor Layton game. A new…

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Omega Labyrinth Z English Trailer Explains the Game

Omega Labyrinth Z English Trailer Explains the Game

on June 20th, 2017 | 3 Comments

It’s not entirely clear why D3 have released an Omega Labyrinth Z English trailer for their latest PV, but we’re not complaining. This subtitled…

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Stunning Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood Mural Takes Over Southbank

Stunning Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood Mural Takes Over Southbank

on June 20th, 2017 | No Comments

Over the weekend, an incredible 3D Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood mural took over London’s Southbank. Artists 3D Joe and Max brought the beautiful Far…

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Could Super Mario Odyssey be a Donkey Kong Prequel That Completely Changes How We Think of the Franchises?

Could Super Mario Odyssey be a Donkey Kong Prequel That Completely Changes How We Think of the Franchises?

on June 16th, 2017 | 2 Comments

Mayor Pauline, a Donkey Kong musical reference, New Donk City. The city area in Super Mario Odyssey has many references to the original Donkey…

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Sony almost made PlayStation Switch five years ago – but dropped the ball

Sony almost made PlayStation Switch five years ago – but dropped the ball

on June 14th, 2017 | 6 Comments

 Those of you who know me will know that, for years, the PS Vita has been my favourite console. My trusty JRPG and retro machine forever…

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Dark Rose Valkyrie, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Trails of Cold Steel, Mother 3 – Just Played

Dark Rose Valkyrie, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Trails of Cold Steel, Mother 3 – Just Played

on June 12th, 2017 | 1 Comment

It’s all gone a bit JRPG for most of in the office this week. Not only with Dark Rose Valkyrie, but with some older…

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Chess of Blades is on Kickstarter!

Chess of Blades is on Kickstarter!

on June 9th, 2017 | No Comments

Oh, to be a nobleman! It truly is a wonderful way to live. Exquisite finery is forever at your fingertips. Delicious food and fine…

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Social Links Have Helped My Self-Improvement – How Persona is Changing JRPGs

Social Links Have Helped My Self-Improvement – How Persona is Changing JRPGs

on June 9th, 2017 | 3 Comments

Persona is more popular than ever with the Persona 5’s recent and well-deserved success, and part of that is due to the game’s in-depth “Social Link” &…

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12 Dream E3 2017 Announcements & Why They’ll Probably Never Happen, but If They Do Happen Then We Deserve Recognition for Predicting Them

12 Dream E3 2017 Announcements & Why They’ll Probably Never Happen, but If They Do Happen Then We Deserve Recognition for Predicting Them

on June 7th, 2017 | 2 Comments

E3 is a place where dreams come true. Many announcements have been dropped on those hallowed stages that have shaken the hearts of fans….

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Why Koro-sensei is My Favourite Superhero

Why Koro-sensei is My Favourite Superhero

on June 6th, 2017 | No Comments

When people think of superheroes, the obvious choices probably spring to mind: Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Donkey Kong etc. But I can say, quite sincerely,…

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Tekken 7, Garou Mark of the Wolves – Just Played

Tekken 7, Garou Mark of the Wolves – Just Played

on June 5th, 2017 | 1 Comment

We’ve been going fighting game crazy the past week! Not only have we been seasoning the office in salt with many, many matches of…

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MCM May 2017 Cosplay Montage – Rice Digital @ MCM

MCM May 2017 Cosplay Montage – Rice Digital @ MCM

on June 1st, 2017 | 1 Comment

We had a great time at London MCM Comic Con in May this year! There was some great weather (with some small patches of…

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ARMS Test Punch, Tekken 7, Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood, Fire Emblem Echoes – Just Played

ARMS Test Punch, Tekken 7, Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood, Fire Emblem Echoes – Just Played

on May 31st, 2017 | 2 Comments

We’ve all been very cutting edge this week! Oscar flew to Hamburg to get hands-on with Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood early, which you can…

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Dark Rose Valkyrie Review (PS4)

Dark Rose Valkyrie Review (PS4)

on June 21st, 2017 | 4 Comments

Dark Rose Valkyrie is set in an alternate reality 1929 where the world was hit by a meteorite. With it came a mysterious virus…

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Attack on Titan: Junior High Review (Anime)

Attack on Titan: Junior High Review (Anime)

on June 19th, 2017 | No Comments

Attack on Titan: Junior High is a bite-sized parody of Attack on Titan where Titans steal the student’s lunches instead of their lives, and Titans…

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Fast RMX Racing Review (Switch)

Fast RMX Racing Review (Switch)

on June 11th, 2017 | No Comments

In the gap left by Nintendo’s F-Zero, the German studio Shin’en Multimedia brings Fast RMX Racing. This successor to Wii U’s Fast Racing Neo…

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Pokemon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel Review (Anime)

Pokemon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel Review (Anime)

on June 11th, 2017 | No Comments

I’ve not watched a Pokemon movie since, what, maybe the third one? Pokemon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel hit many of the same notes…

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Tekken 7 Review – A Fated Return

Tekken 7 Review – A Fated Return

on June 9th, 2017 | 1 Comment

The King of Iron First tournament is back after a long wait. Tekken 7 is the first main entry in the Tekken series since 2007. In the…

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Prison School Review (Anime)

Prison School Review (Anime)

on June 8th, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Prison School manga quickly gained popularity for its unique art style, its humour and a whole lot of fan-service, and its anime adaptation…

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Blaster Master Zero Review (Switch)

Blaster Master Zero Review (Switch)

on June 7th, 2017 | No Comments

After countless lackluster sequels Blaster Master Zero brings the series back to its roots. Inti Creates does a solid job of recapturing that retro…

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Persona 3 The Movie: #4 Winter of Rebirth Review (Anime)

Persona 3 The Movie: #4 Winter of Rebirth Review (Anime)

on June 6th, 2017 | No Comments

Here it is. The final Persona 3 movie. I can finally hold it in my hands. Persona 3 The Movie: #4 Winter of Rebirth…

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Drive Girls Review (Vita)

Drive Girls Review (Vita)

on June 5th, 2017 | 15 Comments

What is Drive Girls? A racing game is what you’d assume it to be at first but you’d only be partially correct! Drive Girls is…

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My Love Story!! Review – One of Anime’s Biggest Hearts (Anime)

My Love Story!! Review – One of Anime’s Biggest Hearts (Anime)

on June 3rd, 2017 | No Comments

My Love Story!! is an anime with a big heart and features a man who is equally as big! Takeo has never been popular…

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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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What is Otome? A Beginner’s Guide to the Otome Genre

What is Otome? A Beginner’s Guide to the Otome Genre

on October 6th, 2016 | 2 Comments

As the otome genre continues to flourish and become more accessible to a western audience, we thought it time for a quick crash course….

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New Dynasty Warriors 9 Trailer Showcases Combat

New Dynasty Warriors 9 Trailer Showcases Combat

on June 22nd, 2017 | No Comments

Koei Tecmo has released a new Dynasty Warriors 9 trailer (titled Dynasty Warriors 8 in Japan, read the story here), revealing new information about the game and, more…

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E3 2017 Rice Chat – Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Metroid Prime 4, & Much More!

E3 2017 Rice Chat – Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Metroid Prime 4, & Much More!

on June 20th, 2017 | 3 Comments

Matthew, Geraint, Oscar, and Peter “Natehawke” Fury sit down to talk about the highs and lows of all the E3 2017 press conferences! Time…

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.hack//G.U. Last Recode Trailer Confirms Western Release

.hack//G.U. Last Recode Trailer Confirms Western Release

on June 20th, 2017 | No Comments

We mentioned earlier today the release of a trailer for .hack//G.U. Last Recode, which is bringing the trilogy of .hack//G.U. games to PS4 and…

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White Day PS4 Demo Gameplay – MCM May 2017 Stage Presentation

White Day PS4 Demo Gameplay – MCM May 2017 Stage Presentation

on June 20th, 2017 | No Comments

Ben & Matthew showcase the White Day demo at the MCM Rice Digital stage! They play through the demo that was playable on the…

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Gal Gun Panty Race at MCM May 2017

Gal Gun Panty Race at MCM May 2017

on June 20th, 2017 | 1 Comment

What better game for a stage show than Gal Gun Double Peace? This year we forced, er, I mean, coerced, er, I mean, encouraged…

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Real World Puzzle Campaign for Layton’s Mystery Journey Launched

Real World Puzzle Campaign for Layton’s Mystery Journey Launched

on June 20th, 2017 | No Comments

There’s only one month left until the Japanese release of Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy, the next Professor Layton game. A new…

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Omega Labyrinth Z English Trailer Explains the Game

Omega Labyrinth Z English Trailer Explains the Game

on June 20th, 2017 | 3 Comments

It’s not entirely clear why D3 have released an Omega Labyrinth Z English trailer for their latest PV, but we’re not complaining. This subtitled…

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.hack//G.U. Last Recode Teaser Trailer and Screenshots Released

.hack//G.U. Last Recode Teaser Trailer and Screenshots Released

on June 20th, 2017 | 1 Comment

Bandai Namco has released a .hack//G.U. Last Recode teaser trailer and some new screenshots! Along with the recent trademark in Europe, the game is…

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Final Fantasy XV Episode Prompto Trailer Drops, Shows Snowy Environments & Aranea

Final Fantasy XV Episode Prompto Trailer Drops, Shows Snowy Environments & Aranea

on June 19th, 2017 | No Comments

During E3, we got an early look at some of Final Fantasy XV’s upcoming DLC, but only now has an official Episode Prompto trailer dropped….

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Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple Teaser Trailer Released

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple Teaser Trailer Released

on June 19th, 2017 | No Comments

Kadokawa has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming Bungo Stray Dogs anime film, Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple, which will air in Japan in…

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