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Record Handheld Sales for Nintendo

Date: Friday January 6th 2006 [15:47] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Gaming

Sales of the Nintendo Ds have reached 13 million worldwide, with Nintendo hailing it as the fastest selling games console ever in Japan. This has meant that stocks are low in Japan, much like the struggle to get the Pink variety pre Christmas in the UK.

Gamasutra.com is also reporting that eight out of ten games in the Japanese mutl-format charts is for the DS.

Source: Gamespot

Evangelion Character Contest

Date: Thursday December 22nd 2005 [9:49] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Gainax, the anime studio behind Neon Genesis Evangelion (currently airing Thursday nights on Adult Swim), has announced a new contest for the latest video game spin-off for the hit series. The contest is calling for fans to design a new character for the second part of Neon Genesis Evangelion Supplementary Story: A Midsummer Night's Dream, a game designed for cellular phones.

The guidelines for the contest can be found on Gainax’s website. Unfortunately for American Evangelion fans, they are in Japanese. The few guidelines that are known is that the character must be female, and must be in the same class as EVA pilots Shinji, Rei and Asuka. Contestants will not simply be limited to only submitting designs for the physical appearance of the new character, but can also create her personality, manner of speech, and so on. There is no explicit statement saying that the contest is only open to Japanese residents. Other rules and guidelines, such as a final submission date, are not known at this time.

Source: Anime News Network

Otaku News Special Christmas Gaming Reviews

Date: Sunday December 18th 2005 [6:15] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Gaming

It’s nearly Christmas and no doubt some of you are still undecided what to get, so as a special Christmas bonus we’ve got two PS2 game reviews.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

DS Wi-fi is here

Date: Friday December 2nd 2005 [7:09] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

The Nintendo DS Wi-fi service has now been fully launched! DS owners can go online with certain games for free by locating wireless hotspots. Alternatively they can simply connect using their home wireless connection or by buying a USB adapter for their home PC and use standard internet connections.

Read More... | Source: Nintendo Wi-fi

Legend of Zelda on US DVD

Date: Sunday September 18th 2005 [16:48] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime > DVD

For those of you waiting patiently for Twilight Princess you might be interested to hear that the animated series "The Legend of Zelda" is coming out as a 3 disc box set retailing at $29.98 on October 18th. The DVD also features several of the live action Super Mario Show skits as well as bonus artwork and trivia game.

Source: IGN

Square Enix Acquires Taito

Date: Friday August 26th 2005 [13:50] | Posted By: Voxie
Category: > Gaming

It's been recently announced that Square Enix have acquired Taito. Taito was a games brand I grew up with, through the cute 2D Bubble Bobble and Bust-a-Move games. They're also involved heavily in the arcades. And teaming up with CG and RPG kings Square Enix, well, we can only know the outcome will be interesting, overall.

Source: Square Insider

National Unified Otaku Proficiency Exam

Date: Monday July 11th 2005 [16:43] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Fandom

Who is the biggest otaku? Is your friend Steve a bigger otaku than you? If so why? Well publisher Biblos are going to solve this question finally by holding the first Japanese national unified otaku proficient exam in their August 5th Edition of Elfix Magazine.

They claim they want to nurture an "otaku elite to carry the otaku culture through the 21st century".

The Mainichi Daily News explain that the magazine will even grade their otaku awareness level if readers write their answers down on a postcard and send it to the Elfix staff. The best results will be printed in the October 5th edition of the magazine.

Read More... | Source: Mainichi Daily News

VIZ Media Makes Licensing Deals for "Naruto"

Date: Friday July 1st 2005 [21:29] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

VIZ Media, LLC has announced on its website that it has made licensing deals with Bandai America and Hot Topic, Inc. for one of its most popular titles, "Naruto", the action-comedy about a young ninja, infused with the spirit of a powerful fox-demon, who strives to be the greatest ninja of all and learns life lessons along the way. This comes following the announcement of the "Naruto" anime, currently one of the highest rated shows in Japan, debuting on Cartoon Network this fall. VIZ Media currently publishes the "Naruto" manga in the monthly anthology "Shonen Jump", as well as in graphic novel format.

Read More... | Source: VIZ Media

Nintendo Revolution New pictures

Date: Tuesday May 17th 2005 [12:00] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Gaming > Consoles

There’s been a flood of new console news in the run up to this years E3, which starts Wednesday. According to USA today the Revolution is about the size of three DVD cases piled up and is set to have online features, including a free player match up service. Especially exciting is the news players will have access to Nintendo’s back catalogue online, from Donkey Kong to Mario Sunshine. The Revolution will also be backwards compatible with Game cube and play DVDs.

Read More... | Source: USA Today

The Beauty Of Final Fantasy

Date: Thursday May 12th 2005 [16:42] | Posted By: Ash
Category: > Gaming

The next stage in the Final Fantasy RPG series, XII, recently pushed back its release date from the Autumn of 2004 to an Autumn release of 2005, creating a sigh of disappointment and yet not much surprise, to millions of gamers waiting for the next instalment. This is the biggest RPG franchise in the world and for many gamers, has made the Playstation 1 and 2 the must-have consoles to have, simply because it has a monopoly of these games. Ash explores the history and the reasons behind their popularity, and looks forward to the new game.

Read More... | Source: Final Fantasy Shrine

Xbox 360 Confirmed For This Year

Date: Tuesday May 3rd 2005 [12:13] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Gaming > Consoles

Bill Gates has announced at the business writers' convention in the USA that the new Microsoft multimedia console, currently known as the Xbox 360, will launch in America this year. More questions are expected to be answered on an MTV special airing on May 12th in Northern America and May 13th worldwide.

Source: Gamesindustry.biz

Anime Games To Take US By Storm

Date: Saturday April 30th 2005 [4:56] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Gaming

Bandai Games will launch seven new games on the U.S market later this summer according to its website, though it will introduce them for the first time at the E3 videogame Trade show.

Read More... | Source: ICv2

NASA Educate Using Pokemon Cards

Date: Friday March 4th 2005 [17:58] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Freaky Things

The keen eyes over at BritAnime have found out that NASA have teamed up with the Pokemon Trading Card Game to develop an in-school education tool! The new Deoxys cards are designed to explore viruses, metorites, DNA and the ozone layer.

Read More... | Source: NASA

The Sagara Family Out Now

Date: Sunday February 6th 2005 [15:50] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Gaming > PC

Some of our more avid gamer readers will be pleased to hear the details from PCR Distributing/JAST USA. of The Sagara Family, an interactive anime-style game for adults ported to English by G-Collections, like most games of it's genre, the main player has somehow found themselves surrounded by the beautiful members of the all-female Sagaras. Hmmmm, that sounds like a plot from a million other anime series we could list too! ^_-

Read More... | Source: PCR Distributing

Final Fantasy Orchestral Performance in Chicago

Date: Wednesday December 22nd 2004 [18:05] | Posted By: Voxie
Category: > Gaming

The Square Enix website has recently announced news of their latest 'Dear Friends - Music From Final Fantasy' concert. The first of a series of concert performances, the event is to be held for the first time in Chicago at the classy Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont, Illinois. Exciting stuff, a definite event for diehard FF fans and orchestral-heads a-like!

Read More... | Source: Square Enix

Gamer Buys $26,500 Virtual Land

Date: Monday December 20th 2004 [16:29] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Gaming

We've just discovered an interesting story on BBC News, about a Gamer who has purchased an island on the RPG Project Entropia.

Apparently the new owner is able to "make money from his investment as he is able to tax other gamers who come to his virtual land to hunt or mine for gold". The Otaku News crew find this story interesting because this is not a tangible item in the real world, so can easily be copied if the original game creators so desired, we also wonder what would happen if the server went down and could not be restored from back up! ^_-

Source: BBC News

US Game Pirates Arrested.

Date: Sunday December 12th 2004 [18:20] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Current Affairs

Reuters are reporting on arrests of Game pirates in Washington D.C., for selling modified games consoles which are able to play pirated video games, the machines in question already had 15 games copied across. This is an interesting story, because it is not clear in the article if the modifications have been done for "backup purposes", or just for the sake of piracy. It should also be noted that Anime News Network mention that the retailer in question had been boycotted in the past at Otakon 2000 because they were selling bootleg anime.

Source: Yahoo! News

Yamato Announces Late Spring Releases

Date: Wednesday December 1st 2004 [18:29] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Toys

ICv2 have the details for the late spring 2005 releases from Yamato USA. They'll be releasing a Mizuho in Space Suit Resin Statue from Please Teacher. For Capcom fans there's Morrigan & Lilith Collectible Miniature from DarkStalkers.

Love Hina fans can expect Naru, Mutsumi, Motoko, and Shinobu PVC statues from the Love Hina Again OVA. They'll also be be releasing figures from Guilty Gear, Read Or Die (aka ROD) TV, Iron Leaguer, and Cyber Formula.

Source: ICv2

Nintendo will Debut DS With 12 Games In Japan

Date: Thursday October 7th 2004 [16:30] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Gaming

Reuters have posted an article about Nintendo's new handheld, the Gameboy DS. It's a good synopsis of Gameboy, and states that 12 software titles will debuts on it's Japanese release on Dec. 2.

Nintendo will be releasing the handheld in the USA first on November 21st, timing it just right for Thanksgiving and the Christmas Holidays. The retail price is set to a very completive $149.99, to help compete against Sony's handheld the PSP, which is due out at the end of the year in Japan and hopefully March 2005 in North America and Europe.

Source: Reuters

New Shenmue Game will be Online

Date: Wednesday August 11th 2004 [14:39] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Gaming > PC

Sega have announced that the latest game in the Shenmue series will be a PC MMORPG. Set in China (and Hong Kong) in the 80s players will take on the roles of militants.

Read More... | Source: Sega

More Information On The Nintendo DS!

Date: Wednesday August 11th 2004 [14:09] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Gaming

Nintendo have revealed yet more information on their new handheld console. They have confirmed that it will be known officially as the Nintendo DS.
The console has two screens, which are touch sensitive, has voice recognition technology, and supports multiplayer gaming. Nintendo of America
seem particularly confident listing developers who have committed to titles in the West.

Read More... | Source: Nintendo of America

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