Summer 2014 Video Gaming and Cartoon Bonanza

Howdy everyone! Well, it's a bit late to share experiences in the summer with October ending. It's better late than never. Things are busy when you have summer school and only 1 month and a half for break before fall semester. After working, I usually take breaks at night, doing a marathon on cartoons or playing games while checking for spam bots.

In this blog, I won't spoil anything. Everything will be brief. Just promoting various games and cartoons for the Movies & TV Club and Video Game Club. After getting midterms done this week, it's nice to blog and take off stress.

All of the games are on the PlayStation 3. I didn't have much Wii-U games that needed to completed.

Final Fantasy XIII-2

First off is Final Fantasy XIII-2. Lightning's game was actually my first Final Fantasy game in the franchise. I have no idea what compelled me to play this game first than the others. I did play the game earlier in the year, and I was lost for a moment when I got back into for the summer break.

Short Summary: After the first game, the sequel had retcon (might not be the right word) the first game's ending. Lightning disappeared and was fighting to save Etros. The game has you playing Lightning's sister, Serah, and a time traveler, Noel. The duo journey through time and alternative worlds to find Lightning.

The game is a different beast from its prequel. The first game focuses so much on customizing and leveling weapons while the 2nd game is more like Pokemon, raising your characters and your monster. It had tough puzzles. I still remember the clock puzzles took me the longest to do. While the leveling in the 2nd game is more easier than the first game, grinding for cash to buy items to level up your monsters was a bit challenging.

All in all, I love the 2nd game as much as the first one. I grew attached to the characters despite the plot not making a lick of sense to me. After beating the game, I was heartbroken by the ending. I thought if I collected all the fragments, I get a happier ending. It didn't happen.

Recommendation: You definitely have to play the first game. As a new Final Fantasy fan, I heard the game is a hit or miss with folks who played the earlier games. It depends on what you like in the RPG. For me, the combat system was a new experience for me. I'm so used to turn based combat in RPG games. This one uses a ATB gauge to determine how frequent you attack. FFXIII's story isn't as romantic and deep compared to the older RPGs as I heard from fans who loved FFVII, VIII, and X.

Walking Dead

I had bought this game for a long time since winter 2013. In fall of 2013, I dive into the Walking Dead TV series for the first time. I was never a horror fan, but something in Walking Dead hooked me. It was the drama and the characters. I opened this game in summer 2014 after mustering up the courage.

Short Summary: As a sheriff is escorting Lee to the prison, the police car crashes into one of the Walkers, their name for zombies in this franchise. Hell breaks loose as the zombie apocalypse takes the world quickly without any warning. Lee finds himself caring for Clementine, a young girl who was alone in a house and waiting for her parents. Deciding to protect her, Lee helps Clementine to find her parents. This is the tale of Lee's survival in this world.

This is one of most unique games I played in my life. I haven't played a lot of games, but this is an experience I never forget. The game is very interactive and caters to the choices you make. You have to examine your environment and your choices carefully. There wasn't much puzzle solving, but I did had times where I was stuck and couldn't progress through the game. I thought I made a lot of mistakes since I died a lot and killed my folks. After beating the game, I look up if there were alternative endings. I found out the endings don't really change much. It's a tragic, emotional driven game compared to most games I played. This game, Valkyria Chronicles, and Kingdom Hearts made me tear up a bit.

Recommendation: Even if you haven't read Walking Dead comics or watch the TV series, I think you can get into this game without prior experiences. It's a stand alone title without any much ties to the other media. If you love story and characters in horror games, you should try it. Walking Dead is not like Resident Evil which relies on combat or Silent Hill which relies on the location and making your character less powerful. Walking Dead's strength comes from the interactive choices, characters, and story. It turns out it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. Silent Hill was much scarier than Walking Dead.

Kingdom Hearts 1.5

I got into the game back 2012 when I bought the PS2 for the first time. I didn't know what games to get for the PS2. My little sister thought Kingdom Hearts would be a good start. I think Kingdom Hearts got me into the RPG genre. Kingdom Hearts got me into Final Fantasy. It's strange because it got my little sister into FFVII while I somehow ended up trying Lightning's game. Fearing the used PS2 wasn't going to live much longer, I thought I buy this game to cherish the memories. That was before I heard Kingdom Hearts 2.5 was going to be released this winter 2014.

Short Summary: Kingdom Hearts is about Sora, Kairi, and Riku who live on Destiny Island. Feeling adventurous, the trio want to build a raft to explore the world beyond their tiny island. Suddenly, the gate is opened up which scatters everyone across different worlds. Sora winds up in Traverse Town where he joins Donald and Goofy to find his friends, Riku and Kairi.

The game play is action based, and it has sort of platforming element which I love. I'm used to Nintendo games such as Mario and Legend of Zelda. It combined exploration, platforming, and RPG with Disney and Final Fantasy cameos into one great package. The only main gripe I had was the targeting and maybe the camera angle. Every time I target, it ends up on a opponent I'm not facing. The characters and story are engaging. While the environment is a bit empty and not as engaging as the characters and story, there are lot of things to do such as collecting items and doing side quests.

Recommendation: With the Disney and Final Fantasy allure, you can get into the franchise that way. I also recommend the game if you loved action based RPG genre.

Squid Girl

While I was playing Walking Dead, I needed something happy to watch. Squid Girl filled that role.

Short Summary: Squid Girl had plans of invading the surface world. When she attacks someone's eatery, she ends up working for the beach house, paying for damages.

Recommendation: It's a comedic, slice of life series that is purely character driven. As with most comedic series, the only way to find out if you like it, you got to try the first episode.

Young Justice

I was not a comic book reader because I was mostly introduced to cartoon adaptations of comic books such as Batman the animated series and Spider-Man (1990's series). Being a Teen Titan fan, I was intrigued by another show focusing on young superhero/heroine teenagers. This was a stark contrast to Teen Titans cartoon series. Young Justice was a lot darker and had a bigger universe which deals with more DC characters and incorporates the Justice League. It was a huge, new experience for me.

At that time, I had new Korra to watch. Young Justice was one of the best shows on Cartoon Network. It was a shame that it was canceled. It had so much potential from its brilliant story telling and its diverse array of characters.

Young Justice revolves around Robin, Kid Flash, Speedy, and Aqua Lad who become heroes of their own after being wards/sidekicks. Out of the four, Robin, Kid Flash, and Aqua Lad form a team with others to take on missions from Batman and the Justice League. What I love about Young Justice was the covert operations they had. It was unlike the stuff I seen in my previous superhero cartoons.

I would recommend this series to folks who love superheroes shows that is a bit serious while having an engaging story and a great roster of characters.

Star Wars the Clone Wars

Last one for the summer was Star Wars. I had renewed Netflix because it had the last season, the lost episodes. Also, I wanted to watch any episodes I missed out back in high school. It was trip down memory lane. I haven't seen a lot of Star Wars film, but the TV series was how I got into the franchise.

I never did watch the animated film which serves as the precursor to the animated series. It didn't matter since I got adjusted to the series. Like Young Justice, the strength of this show comes from its story and characters. Though, the series revisits planets and areas a couple of times. The series' universe is huge as well as its character roster. You have quite a large selection of stories to watch. I believe you don't have to watch every episode. Each episode is a different story that is still connected to the main, overarching plot. Shame, that the series ended before it could reach a conclusion. I wanted to see how the series handle the end of the war.

Main Highlights

  • Seeing Asoka grow as a Jedi
  • Seeing how Anakin and his relationship with Padme endure so much conflicts
  • Finally, seeing the side to the clones and many folks affected by the war. Captain Rex and his clone troopers were memorable to me especially the last season which hints heavily to the future events. It's a bit tragic to see how it would turn out in the final period of the war.

If you are a new Star Wars fan, you get into this series without much problem. I got into it pretty well. There are references I missed because I didn't have background in the live action films. Those are bonus for the older fans.

Thank you everyone for reading.

Please share some recommendations here or at the Video Game and TV Club discussions. We definitely need to reach to each other and get folks to try new things that can be enjoyable and memorable.

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Tharja's Censorship in Summer Scramble DLC

In the North American and Europe's Summer Scramble DLC, Tharja is the only one out of the group to have her swimsuit censored.

In related news, there is another censorship issue with Nowi and Tharja's Harvest Scramble conversation. This only occurs in the European's version of the game.

Here are some shots from the Summer Scramble DLC of the other characters who are left unchanged.

Sources

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My Giant Bomb and Whiskey Media Wiki Projects 2012

Hey everyone, I can't believe how time flies so fast. First off, this is a summary of all the wiki stuff I do across the Whiskey Media sites and one Wikia community. I don't work in one wiki community because I'm a wiki addict. It all started when I worked in Anime Vice in the fall of 2010. As I look at the work that my teammates and I work on, it's an incredible roller coaster ride we took that led us up to today.

For me, it's always going to tough to do the wiki work with school, family, and Church all on my plate. It's the challenge that thrills me. It will be boring just to do one thing at a time.

I hope you enjoy the wiki work that my fellow teammates have done. All these work that my teammates and I do will serve as inspiration for future wiki editors across the communities because we have this wiki passion/addiction (whatever you call it). It's what drives us to inform and share the knowledge with folks why we love this stuff.

Note: I rushed this blog since I don't have much time. I will fix and proofread the grammar. I'm sorry for doing this.

Giant Bomb

Independent Wiki Editors: Hailinel, Chalphy, and Video_Game_King

See Fire Emblem Community and the Unofficial Fire Emblem Fan Club

Start Date: December 2010?

I first came to Giant Bomb because of Zombie Pie. When I read his profile in Anime Vice, I was fascinated by a video game site that is like Anime Vice. I haven't been to much video game sites except for Game FAQ and Serenes Forest whenever I get stuck in a game. During the old days, I was looking around the Giant Bomb community and their wiki pages. I was amazed at the wiki work, and I looked at my video game collection. It was all Nintendo games, and the Nintendo Mascots had their wiki pages filled out. Since I didn't know the wiki style, I didn't touch them. Plus, I didn't know what to add to them. In my search for a niche in this community, I stumbled upon on the Fire Emblem and Skies of Arcadia wiki pages. It was that time where my gaming preferences shifted towards the Japanese RPG genre from adventure and party games. I replayed Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn and bought Fire Emblem Path of Radiance since I never had it back in 2010. You can't edit the wiki pages without playing the prequel game. In 2011, I expanded into the Fire Emblem genre and bought Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones and Fire Emblem for the GBA because I was a big fan of Roy in the Super Smash Bros. Melee. However, it turns out that I bought the wrong game. Regardles, my little sister and I enjoyed them. I got to do some wiki work for the characters. I was stoked by the differences with the Fire Emblem GBA and Ike's games in the game play mechanics, the story, and the relationships. The relationships are much deeper in the GBA games than Ike's games. Because of the difference, it was a challenge to cover that information on the character pages while compiling all my notes, Fire Emblem Wikia data, and Serenes Forest data into an awesome wiki article.

Please see my Giant Bomb Wiki Project List for more info on more Fire Emblem wiki pages.

My Best Fire Emblem Wiki Work:

  1. Eliwood
  2. Sothe
  3. Hector
  4. Ephraim
  5. Micaiah
  6. Eirika
  7. Oscar
  8. Lyn

Skies of Arcadia (GameCube Version)

Date: June 2011?

When I bought this game for my little sister, she fell in love with the game. I joined in and played the game out of curiosity. Immediately, I got hooked in Skies of Arcadia. It was a spectacular game whose exploration blows me away in addition to the characters' stories that was intertwined with each other. When you're exploring the world, you can only explore one area, but when you progressed deep in the game, there was hidden items and cool things I never noticed high above and deep below the sky you normally traveled. There was a lot of cool quests that I haven't completed. I never seen a game like this one, and it remains one of my personal favorite RPG games. I wish I can worked more, but I was too busy.

See my Little Sister's Favorite Games List

My Best Skies of Arcadia Wiki Work:

  1. Ramirez
  2. Fina
  3. Piastol
  4. Vyse
  5. Aika
  6. Enrique
  7. Cupil

Dark Cloud

Start Date: January 2012?

This was a side project when I bought Dark Cloud out of nostalgia. Due to the small story content, it was a challenge to expand their articles. All I had was weapon data, certain items, and skill information. I did a story arc just to make the article feel complete. The weapon section is what I need to expand because Dark Cloud is a unique RPG game with a deep weapon system. The difficult is getting good images for Dark Cloud game play or weapons. I did my own DVD screencaps, but it didn't work out well. Fire Emblem and the newer games had more good images, and the old games' images are scarce.

Other Misc Works

Due to Anime Vice's influence, I was covering news on my anime wiki projects, and I bumped into video game adaptations. I was hesitant to add them to Giant Bomb because of these reasons.

  1. They're Japan exclusive, so I don't have much info. I have to rely on the news.
  2. I cannot play them which limits my knowledge on the game play and story.

I felt helpless. I had to leave the page with bare bone information. It's a dead end until the games make it to U.S. shores, or a Giant Bomb member who knows Japanese or somehow plays a English version that they illegally downloaded contributes. The odds of that happening is pretty slim.

Examples: Alice in the Country of Hearts, La Storia della Arcana Famiglia, Guilty Crown: Lost Xmas, and Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment.

Future Wiki Projects

Ever since I bought a Playstation 2 and a Kingdom Hearts game in January 2012 for my little sister, I got hooked into another RPG game. I'm not sure if I want to get into Kingdom Hearts because I only played the first three game, and boy, the story is complicated when my little sister explains to me. Playing the game really breaks things down for me. The Kingdom Heart wiki pages are pretty awesome. I have to dig deep and see what new stuff I can bring to the table.

Please see the Sony List for a history on my experiences in the Kingdom Hearts. It's pretty short.

Conclusion

I never knew I was into RPG games until I joined Giant Bomb. Plus, I only had Nintendo games until I finally bought something different, a Playstation and PSP, and those games will motivate me to work on their wiki pages. Right now, I'm too involved with Anime Vice which I haven't move on from Fire Emblem and Skies of Arcadia wiki projects. Until I finished a good chunk of either Fire Emblem or Skies of Arcadia.

I owe it to Zombie Pie, Hailinel, Chalphy, Video_Game_King, ArbitraryWater, and finally, my little sister, for getting me started up in the wiki editing business in this great community.

Anime Vice

This is my biggest commitment in my wiki editing hobby. Giant Bomb is my second, and Sket Dance Wikia is my third commitment.

Finished Projects

All of these projects were the new summer anime 2012 series. Since I'm in a hurry, I'll list the finished projects and link them; I'll list my teammates that worked with me. I just expand on the new and old anime projects. In the summer, I had some time off, but when summer school roll by, it became a challenge to balance the wiki load.

New Fall 2012 Projects

I only took on a few projects, and this time, I'm alone on the first two projects since most of us are studying for school. Sometimes, I have to fall behind and skip the episodes to do them later when I have time.

Btooom!
Solo
Start Date: Oct. 6, 2012
At first, I wanted to avoid watching this series because of the graphic content. Like Deadman Wonderland, Hagure Yusha, and Seikon no Qwaser, I'll end up getting hooked like a moth to a flame. Yeah, I don't know what drives me to work on these pages. It's not the sex or the violence that stimulates me, but it's more about watching the insanity and despair that makes me curious.

Roles: Complete episode summaries and adding characters
Magi the Labyrinth of Magic
Solo
Start Date: Oct. 10, 2012
I pick this project from the start because it was Annabanana's favorite manga series. Since she and I had similar tastes in Shonen anime shows, I decided to give the anime a try. Despite the shonen cliches, I got hooked onto the show with its characters and strong themes of slavery and poverty that will pop up frequently.

Roles: Complete episode summaries and adding characters
Robotic;Notes
Teammate: Acura_Max
Start Date: Oct. 20, 2012
I had no interest in watching this show, and I was picking potential fall anime shows that the folks of Anime will be interested. Learning from my mistakes in the summer season, I noticed some discussion threads are dead while some are not. I know that Stein;Gates was popular in this community, so I open the discussion thread on this one. Along the way, Acura_Max and ElfenLied1012 got me to try this series. Somehow, I like the show because of the two characters that foil each other: Akiho Senomiya and Kaito Yashio.

Roles: My partner and I both add the characters and expand on them. Acura_Max does the even episodes while I do the odd episodes.

Old and Ongoing Projects

My motto is what I hold on:

Finished what you have started.

Wiki Projects can always be postponed for school work, family, and life. Those things you cannot reset. That's why some of these projects are really old. I'm grateful to have great people in the community has my teammates. It's pretty damn difficult to finish things on your own especially the massive anime series that have over 60 episodes with a character roster of 20 and over. I use the term "resting teammates" because they have retired.

Fairy Tail
Teammates: Daniel Newton
Resting Teammates: Annabanana, Wales, Obsidian609, Buhssuht
Start Date: Around November 2010
This is one of my first and biggest wiki project. I love working and watching Fairy Tail, and I'm glad to work with one of the biggest wiki editing in the community. It was awesome when Ethan and FoxxFireArt open a slew of wiki tasks on Fairy Tail back in spring of 2011, and Anna, Wales, Buhssuht, and I just finished them in a day.

Roles: I still recall the old days. Now, I'm working with Daniel on the anime and keeping it updated.
Please see Wiki Project -- Fairy Tail and Fairy Tail Recognition Blogs for Animevice users
Sket Dance
Resting Teammates: Annabanana, KuroNekoXIII, MohsinMan99, HalberdierV2, Piface314, Hibaru

Start Date: August 18, 2011
Piface314 invited Annabanana and I to try the show. When we got hooked on the show, I started the first weekly reports in order to boost discussion and spotlight the wiki work that my teammates do. Along the way, KuroNekoXIII and MohsinMan99 join the team. Geo came back and wrote news on the show. It was a fantastic experience, and I enjoyed working on this series with my teammates.

Roles: With the anime gone, I'm not working on it as hard as I used to be. I'm just cleaning up the formatting.
Please see Team W.I.K.I. Nation's Mega Updates on Sket Dance Sept-Oct 2011 to learn about my teammates.
Sword Art Online Season 2
Solo
Start Date: July 16, 2012
This is one of the newest shows I work on since the summer 2012 and the only one that is running. Ever since I saw the trailer, I was so hyped up to watch the show. It's one of the best shows I watch in the summer along with Binbogami Ga and Humanity Has Declined. I enjoy watching and discussing with the good folks here in Anime Vice.

Even this is a solo project, I had some help from Sonata who got some nice default images and Daniel who helped me on the main anime page and format the episode pages. AnimeReviewDaily worked on Kirito and the main anime page. Buhssuht helped me out on the franchise page.

Roles: Adding episode summaries and characters.

Comic Vine

Start Date: Oct. 17, 2012

I first came to Comic Vine after clicking on the news articles on the bottom of Anime Vice's website. That was a year ago. I didn't know Comic Vine had Japanese manga until I stumbled upon FoxxFireArt's blog about having a staff writer focusing on manga. Over there, I was introduced to another awesome wiki editor, PikaHyper. The man had an ambition to expand on the foreign comic database and adding more manga titles than Anime Vice. It made me work in Comic Vine.

While I was working on the manga pages, PikaHyper helped me lot in Comic Vine with the wiki style and the rules. I added manga volumes from Anime Vice and adding manga volumes from Comic Vine to Anime Vice. Usually, I concentrate my work on a few projects, and I don't create a lot of different series that I'm not familiar with. His ambitions changed my wiki outlook, and I'm adding new titles either from Quick Picks or CV for the sake of expanding the database.

I hoping that the work on foreign comics that PikaHyper and everyone else did can bridge the gap between Comic Vine and Anime Vice and increase wiki editing in both communities as well.

Sket Dance Wikia

Teammates: Balthierfan, Utipintar, Lynxian (Admin)

Start Date: February 2, 2012

Lynxian recognized my hard work and how I tried hard to get the community involved through weekly reports. She made me an admin on April 24, 2012. With those responsibilities, I have to check the community every day because the new and anonymous editors tend to mess up due to not reading the rules. I help them and fix any mistakes. Plus, there are spammers who attack the pages occasionally. Ever since the Sket Dance anime has ended, my gears are slow, but I still continue to work on the characters a bit and watching the wikia activity.

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I'm just adding episodes and quotes for my favorite TV shows: Supernatural and Raising Hope. Don't have time to do full plot summaries like I do at Anime Vice.

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Anime Vice's Quick Picks 9-26-12

This week on Anime Vice's Quick Picks, just like the last (and then one before), there's a lot to choose from. We have some magic, some element-bending, art classes, pirates, guilds, and more. What will you pick? After my co-authors and I give our recommendations, be sure to tell us what your picks are in the comment section below.

Bigheart711's Pick: My pick for this week is the Cardcaptor Sakura manga. The Omnibus volume came out just as I began watching the anime series. It was right after finding an image of Sakura and Keroberos and making it my wallpaper. So, I would like to read the manga version sometime soon for fun since it's being released after all.

Now is the time for people to admit the feelings for other people they've held secret... but there are so many feelings, running in so many directions! What are the true desires of Eriol, the powerful young boy who is the reincarnation of Clow Reed... and why did he wish that Sakura would replace him as Master of the Clow?
Story and art by CLAMP.
GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class

sora_thekey's Pick: Surprisingly enough, my pick this week is not Avatar. My pick is the fourth volume of GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class. I'll be honest, I haven't read this series, but when I caught a glimpse of the title I was immediately interested. Anybody who's met me knows that I spend half of my time drawing (I'm not very good) and a manga that is completely focused on an art class is right up my alley. That's probably why I like Bakuman so much. Although I'm not such a big 4-koma manga fan, I am willing to give this series a try. I did love Lucky Star and that was based on a 4-koma manga.

It's time once again for art school, full of the spirit, love, and laughter of youth! Kisaragi and the GA girls return to class, shifting their focus to the history of Western fashion and textiles. But as with every serious art lesson in this department, crazy antics (not to mention a game of dress-up and a food fight) are never far off! And when the GA welcomes a new face - a transfer student from France - will the department's regulars scare off the new girl and make her hightail it back to her homeland?!
Story and art by Satoko Kiyuduki.
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise

takashichea's Pick: My pick is Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise since I own volumes 1 and 2. I was curious what happens in the postwar era of the original Avatar series. I thought Legend of Korra would fill in the gaps, but it didn't. So, this is a must have comic trilogy for all Avatar fans. If you thought the happy ending of the Avatar series solves everything, this comic series will change your mind.

The Harmony Restoration Movement has failed, and the four nations are plunged back into war! In the midst of the battle, can Aang and Fire Lord Zuko mend the rift between them, or will Aang be forced to take actions that can't be undone?
Story by Gene Luen Yang and Art by Gurihiru.

Manga Releases

ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise Vol. 3Dark Horse$10.99$8.34$8.249/26/12
Cardcaptor Sakura Omnibus 4Dark Horse$19.99$12.89$14.999/26/12
Fairy Tail Vol. 21Kodansha$10.99$5.90$8.249/25/12
GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class Vol. 4Yen Press$12.99$10.17$9.749/25/12
GTO: 14 Days in Shonan Vol. 5Vertical$10.95$8.58$8.219/25/12
Higurashi: When They Cry - Massacre Arc Vol. 1 (Series Volume 19) Vol. 1Yen Press$18.99$10.50$14.249/25//12
Jack Frost Vol. 6Yen Press$11.99$9.49$8.999/25/12

Omamori Himari Vol. 0

Yen Press$11.99$6.62$8.999/25/12
Raiders Vol. 8Yen Press$11.99$10.08$8.999/25/12
Until Death Do Us Part Vol. 2Yen Press$18.99$10.39$14.249/25/12
Yotsuba&! Vol. 11Yen Press$11.99$6.98$8.999/25/12

*Note: ANN did not list Avatar, Raiders, and Jack Frost graphic novels.

Anime Releases

ImageName (Format)CompanySRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Cat Planet Cuties (Full Series, Blu-Ray and DVD Pack)FUNimation$64.98$57.84$38.999/25/12
Croisee in a Foreign Labrynth (Full Series, DVD)Sentai Filmworks$49.98$44.45$30.079/25/12
Hakuoki (Season One, DVD)Sentai Filmworks$59.98$49.99$35.999/25/12
One Piece (Collection 8 Uncut, DVD)FUNimation$34.98$22.23$20.999/25/12
Resident Evil: Damnation (Movie, DVD and Blu-RaySonyBD: $30.99
DVD: $26.99
BD: $18.99
DVD: $14.96
BD: $27.89
DVD: $24.29
9/25/12

Video Game of Interest Releases

ImageNameConsole(s)Company(ies)SRPGamestop.comDLC ServicesRelease Date
Dead or Alive 5Playstation 3
Playstation Network (PS3)
Xbox 360
Tecmo Koei
Team Ninja
$59.99PS3: $59.99
X360: $59.99
PS3N: $59.999/25/12
Marvel vs. Capcom OriginsPlaystation Network (PS3)
Xbox Live Marketplace
CapcomN/AN/APS3N: $14.99
XBLM: 1200 Xbox Live Points
9/25/12
One Piece: Pirate WarriorsPlaystation Network (PS3)Bandai Namco GamesN/AN/APS3N: $49.999/25/12
Tokyo JunglePlaystation Network (PS3)Sony Computer EntertainmentN/AN/APS3N: $14.999/25/12

Sources: GiantBomb.com / RightStuf.com / Amazon.com / GameStop.com / AnimeNewsNetwork.com

-- Geo (sora_thekey) 24/7 geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @Geo_sorathekey ~ Bigheart711: The anime fan beneath the blue roses! -- Twitter: @MasterMenos ~ Taka (takashichea), your friendly neighborhood wiki editor. -- Twitter:@Takashichea

Note: This was written at Anime Vice. It's where we discuss the latest anime and manga merchandise along with some video games. I post this because we had a significant amount of video games on this week's Quick Picks.

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Fire Emblem Wiki Project: Meet the Fire Emblem Community

Fire Emblem Recognition Blog

Hello everyone and welcome to the Fire Emblem wiki project and community blog! I was inspired by the wiki editors and how much we made an impact in the Giant Bomb community these past months. I love working along side with these guys. This blog is dedicated to the folks who are proud to be a Fire Emblem fan.

Here are the Fire Emblem folks! Please give them some recognition for their hard work.

Meet the Fire Emblem Community

It's a short list since I'm not familiar with the Giant Bomb community. Plus, I have not been acquainted with the rest of FE community. If I miss you, feel free to comment. I'll add you and your introduction. For folks I wrote about without asking for consent (ArbitraryWater, Chalphy, Hailinel, and Video_Game_King), feel free to correct me or tweak your profile information. I'll be happy to change things to make this blog better for everyone.

ArbitraryWater
ArbitraryWater is a passionate guy who enjoys playing some of the classic Fire Emblem games. He's quite knowledgeable about stats, characters, and the overall mechanics in the games. His insight will overwhelm everyone even the most hardcore players.
Recent FE Blogs:
AsperGamer
Aspergamer
Recent FE Blogs:
Awadnin

Awadnin is a new fan to the Fire Emblem series!

Chalphy
Chalphy is a quiet, wiki editor who specializes mostly in location wiki pages for the Fire Emblem project.
Top 4 FE Wiki Pages:
  1. Lycia
  2. Bern
  3. Archanea
  4. Manakete

Recent FE Blogs:

Dungbootle
Dungbootle is a video game and an anime fan who fixes the Fire Emblem wiki pages.
Fishmicmuffin
Fishmicmuffin is a proud Fire Emblem fan who helped out on the wiki pages.
Top FE Wiki Page:
  1. Fire Emblem
Hailinel
Hailinel is well known, amiable guy who is one of the biggest Persona and Fire Emblem fan in Giant Bomb. He often works on the wiki pages making them look awesome. He is a well rounded wiki editor who can work on multiple types of wiki pages and different video games.
Top 4 FE Wiki Pages:
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Wiki Projects

Fire Emblem is a prolific franchise with many video games (14 so far) which makes it a challenge for us. Plus, some games are not licensed for North America and remained in Japan. Some of these games are not available, and the language barrier is a hindrance as well.

The biggest challenge is the sheer amount of characters (over 200 characters). It's what drives us wiki editors to attempt a 100% no matter how insane it is. We all try our best to make these wiki pages complete. It's thanks to the Fire Emblem wiki editors that every game page has an article. We can do it.

Here's the list of games and characters in the Fire Emblem franchise.

Thank you and good luck everyone!

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Guilty Crown News: Lost Christmas Visual Novel Game

Guilty Crown: Lost Xmas

Welcome everyone! The company Nitroplus announce that they will release the game in Japan on May 31, 2012. It'll cost 5,040 Yen ($61). There will be a limited edition that will have a DVD that reveals a 12 minute animated short which is animated by I.G. Productions and the script is written by Nitroplus. Other mechandise includes a special box, a digi-case designed by Chuuouhigashiguchi who designed the Guilty Crown End Cards, a booklet of rough sketches, and a jacket sheet from Redjuice Graphics and chief animation director Satoshi Kadowaki. All for a grand total of 7,140 Yen ($86).

Plot

The visual novel takes place 10 years before Guilty Crown's story during the Lost Christmas event, December 25, 2029. It revolves around three main characters with code names: Scrooge, Carol, and Present.

For those who haven't watch Guilty Crown, here is my partner (KuroNekoXIII)'s awesome synopsis.

Sequel's Plot

After the spread of the "Apocalypse Virus" in Japan in the Year 2029, the country has been placed in an emergency state. Since the spread of the virus, the Japanese government lost all of its foundations, and the rein of the international organization known as GHQ began ruling the country. Now Japan is in a state of martial law, which is enforced by the GHQ, and is considered a "quasi-independent" nation.

10 years pass, and we see the story through the eyes of Shu Ouma, an average 17-year old teenager who lives a normal life. However his normal life style is soon shattered after his chance encounter with Inori Yuzuriha, who eventually involves him with the anti-government group she is a part of, known as Funeral Parlor, or Undertaker.

Characters

Here is your main cast of Lost Xmas.

CharactersDescriptions
Scrooge
Scrooge is the main character who has the King's Powers. He escapes with Carol from a testing facility that subjected him as a human test subject. His face bears a resemblance to Guilty Crown's main male protagonist, Shu Ouma.

Voice Actor: Takahiro Sakurai
Carol
Carol is a human test subject who escapes with Scrooge. Her face bears a resemblance to Guilty Crown's main female protagonist, Inori Yuzuriha.

Voice Actress: Kana Asumi
Present
Present is an assassin who is sent to hunt down Scrooge and Carol. Her role in the game is the "Spirit of Christmas." Her face bears a resemblance to Guilty Crown's male character, Gai Tsutsugami.

Voice Actress: Yuu Kobayashi

What are your thoughts on this new visual novel game?

Takashichea

Team Guilty Crown

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