I Have Moved Over To Zone Otaku!

•September 18, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Hey guys, I have joined the writers of Zone Otaku (Zotaku) so any future updates of video games and anime will be over there =). Zone Otaku is a very fun and casual(?) place to be in and the writers there are very active. You can just leave a comment for a certain article and you will most likely get a reply, whether its from the writers or some of the active visitors. I hope to see you guys there =).

Left 4 Dead 2 Melee Weapons List

•September 10, 2009 • 2 Comments

During PAX ’09, Joystiq met up with Left 4 Dead 2‘s Chet Faliszek and asked them about the melee weapons in the game and there are a total of 10. We have seen most of them in gameplay videos, but there are some which are not. Take a look at it:

  • Baseball Bat
  • Cricket Bat
  • Crowbar
  • Electric Guitar
  • Fire Axe
  • Frying Pan
  • Katana
  • Machete
  • Tonfa (police baton)
  • Chainsaw

After seeing this list, the ones that I am interested in is the fire axe and chainsaw. ESPECIALLY the chainsaw. Valve has shown us right in the first teaser trailer that there will be a chainsaw in the game. Until now, we have not seen it in action. I guess Valve is saving the best for the last =S.

New Gundam Arcade Machine Arrived In Singapore

•September 8, 2009 • 8 Comments

I have seen pictures of it on the internet before and the first word that came to my mind was “awesome!”. It is called Kidousenshi Gundam Senjou no Kizuna. It puts you right into the shoes of a Gundam pilot as you get to control your Gundam in a cockpit view. There were only 4 machines in the arcade that I went to, so I’m not sure if the game is capable of letting more than 4 players playing simultaneously. This capsule-like machine is called Panoramic Optical Display (POD).

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Japanese Mini Arcade Just For Your Anime Figurines!

•September 7, 2009 • 2 Comments

Want to give your anime figurines a treat? You can turn your unused cabinet into a mini arcade! Check out these photos taken from a Japanese blog. The only recognizable figures that I know of are Mio Akiyama, Ritsu Tainaka, Tieria Erde, Kagami Hiiragi, and I think Rei Ayanami?

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Future Final Fantasy Games Will Be Developed Quicker

•September 7, 2009 • 3 Comments

*UPDATED – Final Fantasy XIII is CONFIRMED to be released in Japan on December 17, 2009.

I’m sure everybody is getting really sick and tired of waiting for Final Fantasy XIII to be released. But according to Square Enix, games after FFXIII (I’m not sure about FFXIV or FF Versus XIII) will be developed faster. This is a quote by Square Enix producers Yoshi Kitase and Motomu Toriyama from 1Up.com:

“For FFXIII there are a lot of firsts, and because it’s a new console that the teams are working on, it took a little time for the team to get used to everything,” said Kitase and Toriyama through a translator. “Now that they have the engine built for it the basics are covered, so the development time for future projects should be shortened.”

Well if they put it that way, then I can’t blame them for all the delays. If I am a Final Fantasy fan, I will be really happy that they are putting in so much effort to ensure that players will experience quality gameplay. I will be disappointed by the delays, but I’m sure everybody will get over it sooner or later =).

Final Fantasy XIII will be released in Japan during Winter 2009, and in North America around Q2 2010.

My September 2009 Line-up

•September 5, 2009 • 4 Comments

Hmm I’m trying something new here and see how it goes for the next few months. At the beginning of each month, I will blog about the new releases of anime and video games that catch my attention during the respective months. I’m not sure how long will I be able to do something like this, but I’ll try =).

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Left 4 Dead 2 – 7 New Screenshots

•September 5, 2009 • Leave a Comment

With the 2009 Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) underway, there will be lots of news about video games so that means I’m going to be busy writing about things as well >.<. To kick things off, there are 7 new screenshots for Left 4 Dead 2. In PAX, you guys will be able to play the new Dark Carnival level. I like how Valve creates some unique looking common infected. Like for Dark Carnival, there will be infected clowns.

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Cagayake!GIRLS – Vocaloid Edition!

•September 5, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I have to say, this is a VERY well made opening. The animation and editing are really good because they also kept K-ON!‘s art style in it. The timing of the animation is also very good, if not almost identical =D. Kudos to whoever made this ^^.

Assassin’s Creed II Gameplay Trailer

•September 4, 2009 • 5 Comments

The beginning of the video looks very nice and artistic, but thats just the appetizer. The video shows off a variety of new combat moves that Ezio is capable of doing. At one part in the video, Ezio’s weapon handle broke in half. I think it is just one of the scripted finishing moves, and not really a breakable weapons feature. I may be wrong, but to me, the transition between the weapon breaking and the killing is too smooth.

Assassin’s Creed II will be available for the PC, Xbox360 and the PS3 on November 17, 2009.

*Extra: Not too fond of the music used in the video =S.

Inuyasha: The Final Act Opening Song Will Be Performed By Do As Infinity

•September 4, 2009 • 1 Comment

Those of you who watch Inuyasha should know about this pop music group. After performing two ending songs for the Inuyasha anime (Fukai Mori and Shinjitsu no Uta), they are back to perform The Final Act‘s opening song. As all of you know, The Final Act will give the anime series a proper closure, as it will finish up the 21 remaining volumes of the manga.

Inuyasha: The Final Act will debut on October 3, 2009.