Game News: Sonic Director joins Square Enix!

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Found on Twitter but I found out in Anime News Network, Sonic the Hedgehog game programmer and former leader of Sonic Team Yuji Naka revealed the news that he decided to join the game company Square Enix. He even mentions that he will still be working in video games.

So what does this mean? I believe Sonic will still be in Sega unless something happens but that means the same guy who worked on Sonic games will be lending a hand in Square Enix team and be involved projects such as Final Fantasy or other well known titles.

Here are some interesting facts:

  • Yuji Nake joined Sega in 1984 but starting developing Sonic the Hedgehog in 1990.
  • He left Sega and formed his own team named Prope in 2006. (This is probably the same time where Sega split up into teams and made games like Sonic 06 and Wii game Sonic and the Secret Rings.)
  • He was the producer to the OVA anime Sonic the Hedgehog in 1996 and executive producer to 2003 Sonic X anime.
  • In Prope, he made games like Rodea the Sky Soldier, Fishing Resort and Ivy the Kiwi?
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Friday Funny 144: Spaghetti is better on a Friday!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to another silly Friday! I have some good news to share with you. I am over this cold and I am feeling like myself again! I hope everyone is doing okay as well, this cold that’s going around has been a real nasty one. To be honest, I don’t have much interesting going on except some recap for Final Fantasy XV. I already finished my review on the DLC episode, Episode Ignis. I am thinking about going back and doing spoiler reviews on the stories of the episodes. Besides that, Square Enix released some updated news that on March 6th, there is going to be an updated version of Final Fantasy XV called Royal Edition. If you haven’t bought FFXV, you can save up and buy Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition in physical copy for PS4 and X1 where it has the game with all the updates such as the Episodes DLC and expansion pack. If you already have the game, you can just download the Royal Edition separately. Also, get ready for a PC version where you can play the game on your PC for the latest updates and enhance graphics.

This is off topic but I am not sure if it’s true, but why are people eating tide pods?! It’s dangerous and you are consuming chemicals that can kill you! It’s dangerous like the cinnamon challenge!

Anyway, let’s begin already!

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Instead of doing something silly as usual, I want to tell everyone what’s going on YouTube. It’s important to know this for otaku anitubers and other people starting channels. The YouTuber vlogger star Logan Paul caused some controversy in Japan after he filmed a dead suicide body in the woods. This cause great disgust for the followers and others and after the incident, he took down the video and made an apology video. Ever since this, people are complaining to YouTube that they need to punish Logan Paul and make YouTube more safe for kids. I don’t know for sure but I hear Logan Paul’s fans are mostly young adults that look up to him, probably in the teens. Instead of banning Logan Paul or listening to the people, YouTube decided to take action and make it harder for people to get money for their videos. In order to make money out your videos, YouTube decides that you need to have at least 1,000 followers. Since Logan Paul (and other well-known YouTubers) have about million followers, they are safe and they can still money. However, this is bad news for some channels or new people because this means they will not be making money unless they get enough followers. This is bad news for us anitubers since we want to make money for doing videos such as reviews, podcasts and discussions, but this also means that now we need more supporters to meet the quote. In short, now with this new rules in YouTube, it’s going to be a lot harder for small channels. To show support to the anime community, here are some channels you can follow and show support to help the community:

Zentagon

https://www.youtube.com/c/zentagon

Mr. Zen Lopez

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9gof7S9-VHvCL3H21tEAgw

Shay Taree/Anime Reviewer Girl

https://www.youtube.com/c/shaytaree

Contains Anime

https://www.youtube.com/c/phantomofthorns

Lita

https://www.youtube.com/c/LitaKinoAnimeCorner

Anyway, these are some channels worth checking out. Let’s help out the community! Bye everyone!

Final Fantasy XV DLC Review: Episode Ignis

Site Synopsis:

An original episode told from the perspective of Ignis. With Altissia in ruins after the Trial of Leviathan, Ignis faces the Niflheim Empire to protect Noctis at all costs. Joining him along the way is Ravus, high commander of the Niflheim Empire, who is determined to rescue his sister Lunafreya.

Featuring fast-paced battles and multiple endings, it is finally time to learn about the untold events that transpired during one of the most dramatic moments in FINAL FANTASY XV.

(May contain spoilers if you have went past Chapter 9 with the fight with Leviathan. Overall, I won’t spoil the game’s story)

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Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition news confirmed and PC updates!

You may already know this but I am a huge fan of Final Fantasy XV. Final Fantasy is my all time favorite video game besides Kingdom Hearts and Sonic the Hedgehog. You might be wondering, “Matt, you always talk about this game and I want to try this but I hear there’s DLC, what should I do?”

I got some exciting news for newcomers and returning fans. Revealed in Twitter by the official Final Fantasy XV account, Square Enix will be re-releasing Final Fantasy XV with all the recent updates from 2017 DLC and new content. The new version is called Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition. Based on the trailer, this game will be for PS4 and Xbox One. The game will include all the recent DLC episodes (Gladiolus. Prompto, and Ignis) including the Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades; this also includes free updates like the Regalia-D and the ability to change characters in the main game. With an addition, the new version will include a new attack for the Armiger and a an expansion to Insomnia. In the video, playing as the timeskip Noctis, you will be able to explore an all new dungeon in the Ruins of Insomnia and encounter new bosses and view new additional cutscenes in which players will see Cor in his new 10 year skip form!

However, if you already have the game and you don’t want to buy another copy of the game, I got some positive news for you. According to GameSpot, there will be a separate Royal Edition for the PSN and Xbox Store for $20 (this is for the USA and I don’t what’s going to cost at the UK). Buying the physical version of Royal Edition will be $50 or £40 (UK). This new version will have a new cover like above designed by Yoshitaka Amano.

To be honest, I wish this free like how Street Fighter V did it when you already have the game, you can download the free Arcade Edition.

But wait there’s more!

If you want to play Final Fantasy XV but you don’t have a console, but you got a PC, I got some new good news. Already mentioned, Final Fantasy XV will be joining PC. However, also announced on Twitter, the game will also include the recent Royal Edition and all the free past DLCs like the Episodes and Comrades.

According to a Twitter FFXV friend I follow, Maku posted a small graph detailing on the bonus incentives if you preorder Final Fantasy XV PC. Depending where you get the PC game like Windows, Steam or Origins, you will be getting some bonuses.

 

Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition and the PC version will be released at the same day on March 6th, 2018!

Discotek Movie news: Blu-Ray anime and movies!

It’s always good news when a company licenses and releases an anime movie especially if it was previously exclusive for Japan.

Announced at Twitter and Anime News Network, Discotek, English anime license company, revealed some anime movie titles that they were able to license and are set to be released for North America on March 27!

For movies, Discotek will be releasing a double-featured set of the movie based on the series Zatch Bell. The collection will have all the two movies. The first movie is called 101st Devil and the second movie is Attack of the Mechavulcan. Both these movies will be in English Sub only. Here is the synopsis for both:

Zatch Bell: 101st Devil:

While the battle to determine the next king of the demon realm has often been fraught, the rules were always clear: 100 demon children partnered with 100 humans would challenge each other, using 100 magical books. What none of them knew was that there was a 101st magical book, powerful enough to stop any of the others. Gash and Kiyomaro must begin a journey that will take them into the demon realm to confront the mysteries of Gash’s past. But will they escape in time to help their friends in a battle with a seemingly unstoppable enemy.

Zatch Bell: Attack of the Mechavulcan:

As Kiyomaro races to catch the bus to seaside camp, little does he know that Dr. M2, a demonic magic scientist from the future, has sent out a robot to kidnap him. He’s trapped in limbo with the mad magic scientist who wants to be his partner and an army of Vulcan robot lookalikes. Dr. M2 sends a robot to pretend to befriend Gash, keeping him away from Kiyomaro until M2 can abscond with the teen genius to the future. In the end, it comes down to saving the world with a little help from their friends…

 

Even though FUNimation dubbed the anime TV series of Toriko, Discotek was able to license the movie Toriko: Secret Recipe of the Gourmet God. The movie will be subtitled. Here is the synopsis for the movie:

In a world where the most delicious ingredients come from dangerous lands and deadly beasts, only the strongest and bravest can be true gourmands. Toriko is a Gourmet Hunter, a mighty warrior with Gourmet Cells. These can be implanted into humans, and those who successfully intergrate them see rapid enhancement of their particular traits, alowing them to gain superhuman abilities. Together with his chef partner Komatsu, he seeks out the world’s most delicious foods! Their latest mission is to investigate a mysterious biotope said to house a special recipe left there by the world’s most legendary hunter, Acacia. But a mysterious and deadly hunter named Girim interrupts, declaring that he will find Acacia’s legacy and keep it for himself! When his power proves too overwhelming even for Toriko, allies and enemies alike must work together, to stop Girim before it’s too late!

Discotek will also releasing the classic series Great Mazinger on DVD for English Subtitles. The DVD will have all episode!

Synopsis:

After a long and difficult battle, Dr. Hell and his malicious forces have been defeated. While it seems as though peace has been achieved, a much stronger evil has arisen; the Mycenaean Empire. Lead by the Emperor of Darkness, they waste no time to dispatch their fearsome Battle Beasts, which easily defeat Mazinger Z. As Koji and Sayaka leave for the United States, it’s up to skilled pilot, Tetsuya Tsurugi, and his new and improved Great Mazinger to take a stand!

Another classic title joining the news is a classic anthology collection of OVA titled Robot Carnival. The DVD collection will be in Blu-Ray and it will have subtitles and the original dub!

Wikipedia synopsis:

It consists of nine shorts by different well-known directors, many of whom started out as animators with little to no directing experience. Each has a distinctive animation style and story ranging from comedic to dramatic storylines. The music for all of the segments was composed by Joe Hisaishi.

Last but not least, they also got the license to release a blu-ray collection of Tenjho Tenge! The anime will be available with English Sub and Dub. If you enjoy the catchiest intro song, relieve it again in this new edition.

Wikipedia Synopsis:

The plot begins with Souichiro Nagi and his friend Bob Makihara going to their first day of high school at Toudou Academy. They had intended to rule the school by beating up anybody that got in their way, as they had done at their previous schools. They soon learn that Toudou is no ordinary high school, but rather a school that was founded to teach and integrate different fighting styles. Its students are skilled in the various arts of combat with some students possessing supernatural abilities, such as pyrokinesis, precognition, and superhuman strength based on the abilities to use their “spirit” or “ki” in Japanese. After an altercation with the Executive Council, Souichiro and Bob join the only surviving club that opposes them, the Juken club. As the storyline develops, both groups find they are becoming increasingly involved in a long enduring conflict that was left unresolved from the Japanese Feudal era by some of the characters’ ancestors.

Friday Funny 143: Sick Combos!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to another TGIF episode. I hope everyone is doing okay since I guess there’s a cold going on in the first weeks of January. I got hit by this cold and it really drains me. I had to deal with stuffy and running noses, sinus pressure and chills. Still, I haven’t yet faced bedridden yet. At least the good thing about being sick it helps build my immune system and I will be stronger than ever.

Besides my sick life, I got some video game news to share. On January 16th, Capcom will be re-releasing Street Fighter V with the latest updates and DLC and the game will be called Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. According to Amazon, the game will include free DLC from previous season pass such as new characters like Sakura, Akuma or Sagat. The game will also bring arcade mode where players will fight six enemies and unlock illustrations in which players can view anytime. New V-triggers will be released and it allow much more combat for players. If you haven’t bought the original Street Fighter V game, you can buy this game instead for about $40. If you already have the original game, download the Arcade Edition in the PSN for free and you will get the free features.

With all this said, let’s start fight!

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Here are some Street Fighter videos for your enjoyment!

If you guys plan to get this game, let me know what’s your opinion. I haven’t played a Street Fighter game since I played all the Alpha games and the very first Street Fighter 1 and 2. I would like to come back and play SF again. What I find interesting about the games is the characters and fight styles. I may not know the lore of story series but I do enjoy the fight mechanics and insane powers. If I do get this game, let’s have a fight on the PS4! I still find the live action movie cheesy good.

See you next episode spammers and pros!

 

Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta news

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The upcoming game Dragon Ball FighterZ is coming real quick this month and many fans of the series are eager to try out the mechanics. Announced by Crunchyroll, the open beta for the game will be available on January 14th and will end on the 16th. Players who preordered the game already, will be able to play the beta on Jan 13th, one day ahead. The game will have the following playable characters:

  • Goku
  • Vegeta
  • Adult Gohan
  • Frieza
  • Kid Buu
  • Cell
  • Piccolo
  • Krillin
  • Nappa
  • Android 18
  • Beerus

Mark your calenedars if you want to try this game before you buy. This game will come out for PS4, X1 and PC on Jan 26th.

the Five Flaming Hotties tag and Unique Blogger Award by Merlin Musing

I got tagged, really late and probably unofficially, by the blogger Merlin Musing. Thank you for tagging me in this fun tag post. In this tag, I will be sharing you what are my five favorite personal hotties. You can read Merlin’s choices in the hyperlink above. The creators of the tag was made by two people, Realweegiemidget Reviews and Thoughts ALl Sorts. Go visit them as well.

Here is the rules for this tag:

1) Mention the name of the blog you were tagged by, as well as the creators of this game Realweegiemidget Reviews and Thoughts All Sorts to all blogs involved and including the picture above.

2) List five of your greatest hotties from TV and/or film, i.e. crushes/objects of your affection, including musicians or sports stars too.

3) Tell us how you were introduced to them and why you like them/what appeals.

4) Add some appealing pictures.

5) Tag seven bloggers for their Five Flaming Hotties.

6) Post the rules.

I am going to do this tag differently and share you my five anime hotties. If I get tagged again, I will do a different category.

Also adding to this post, I was also nominated for the Unique Blogger Award! Here are the rules for the award!

1: Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nomination you.

2: Answer the Questions.

3: In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.

4: Ask them three questions.

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Leak News: Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition?

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Mentioned on Twitter y Playstation LifeStyle and GameSpot, there appears to be news in regards to Final Fantasy XV.

According to GameSpot, ESRB might have left a leak because in the game boards, there is a rating for a game called Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition. Just like most games that is called Game of the Year, this updated edition will have the main Final Fantasy XV game along with DLC episodes (Episode Gladiolus, Prompto and Ignis). If this leak is true, people who wants to get into Final Fantasy XV will be happy to know that they can get their hands on this game for all the updates. This game will be for PS4 and Xbox One.

Square Enix also mentioned besides this and the upcoming PC game, 2018 is going to be really big for FFXV. Since I already have the DLC episodes, I will not buy this Royal Edition. So far, this news is only a leak but I believe this game will be real news.

Toonami News: Space Dandy returns

If you are watching Toonami. I got news for you and it can be good news as well. In January 27th, the anime series Space Dandy will return to Toonami and will be replacing the anime Lupin the 3rD Part 4. This is the new schedule for the 27th:

10:30p – Dragon Ball Super

11:00p – Dragon Ball Z Kai

11:30p – Black Clover

12:00a – JoJo: Stardust Crusaders

12:30a – Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

1:00a – Hunter x Hunter

1:30am – Naruto: Shippuden

2:00am – Outlaw Star

2:30am – Space Dandy

3:00am – Cowboy Bebop

3:30am – GITS 2nd GIG

 

I seen this anime and if you like random and silly action with Cowboy Bebop vibes, then you will like this. Dandy is a dandy guy in space.