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Aniplex USA Streams Today's Menu for Emiya Family Anime on Crunchyroll on January 25

Anime News Network - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:52
New episodes of Fate/stay night spinoff gourmet anime premiere on 1st of every month
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Masaaki Yuasa Responds to Critic's Poor Review of Devilman Crybaby

Anime News Network - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:45
Artist, art critic, and anime critic Yōhei Kurose is not a fan of the Devilman crybaby anime, which premiered earlier this month. He explained some of...
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Blizzard Promotes Heroes Of The Storm Skins With Pretty Sick Anime Video

Game informer - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:45

In what can only be described as the best possible way to show off mecha skins, Blizzard has released a video promoting Heroes of the Storms skin in a very 1990s style.

The video, which theoretically is designed to tell you that skins for Diablo's Tyrael, Warcraft's Rehgar, and Starcraft's Abathur are available for purchase, hits all the staples of classic mecha: the overly-long stare-down, the unending guitar, the dramatic team up, it's kind of a delight even as the sum of its parts.

Check it out below. The skins themselves are available on January 29.

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Tactical Card Game Hero Academy 2 Surprise Launches On Mobile Today

Game informer - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:26

Hero Academy 2, naturally the sequel to 2012's Hero Academy, surprise launched on iOS and Android earlier today.

The game follows in many of the same footsteps as the first time, letting players build decks of heroes, powers, and spells and face against other players in one-on-one duels. It is developed by Robot Entertainment, who has developed, aside from the first Hero Academy, games like the Orcs Must Die series.

New to the sequel is a full-featured single player campaign, real-time duels, and crossplatform play between all platforms.

The game launched today on the App Store and Google Play Store and is scheduled to come to PC and Mac in the near future. You can catch the launch trailer for the game below.

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Granzella's Manga-Making Game to Launch This Month

Anime News Network - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:00
Manga Kakeru was originally announced in 2014
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Overwatch Map Blizzard World Coming January 23

Game informer - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:00

Announced at Blizzcon, the Overwatch map Blizzard World has been long awaited by fans. Thankfully, no one will have to wait long, as the map will see wide release on January 23.

The map is a Blizzard love letter, something warranted by a company that boasts fans happily obsessive enough to sustain an annual convention. The map is full of Blizzard's history, both modern and ancient, and will be a delight for fans to explore. More than that, though, reports from the PTR are that the hybrid map is itself quite fun to play, and its Assault and Payload halves are both well balanced.

Jeff Kaplan recently outlined the team's plans for the new year, including new maps and new heroes that are being internally tested right now, though there's no word on when those might be revealed.

Overwatch is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

[Source: Overwatch Twitter]

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Canadian Man Faces Charges After Spree Of Excessive And Offensive Twitch Chat Flooding

Game informer - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:01

A Canadian man is facing charges in British Columbia after engaging in repetitive flooding of Twitch chat with racist and vulgar messages, according to CBC News.

The federal charges against the 20 year-old Brandon Apple were filed yesterday, utilizing an uncommon charge of "mischief in relation to computer data."  Apple is accused of spamming 150,000 chat messages to over 1000 channels over the course of two months in 2017. Apple utilized a chat flooding program called ChatSurge, which boasts of its ability to "flood, destroy or simply demolish any Twitch.tv chatroom," while under the username Ob Noxious.

After Twitch discovered the attack, Twitch sought a court order to determine Apple's identity. The order lists a few of Apple's comments used in the chatbot, such as "Get the black guy outta here! What a ***," and "Death to all jews Death to all jews." Reportedly, the chatbot also linked to sexual content involving children. Twitch alleges in the report that Apple's chatbot was sending 700 messages a minute at its zenith.

Twitch was unable to get the information on Apple's identity through his internet service provider, but leaning on services like Cloudflare and Whois, which Apple used to spam Twitch, eventually got them his name. In court, Twitch has claimed that employees have spent over 300 hours trying to identify Apple. 

Apple has not entered a plea in regards to the charges and has not officially been entered in court, the first appearance coming in February. If found guilty, he could face up to ten years in jail.

[Source: CBCNews]


Our Take
This is a pretty unprecedented case, but it is also fascinating to see how the law is choosing to catch up to technology. Even just a few years ago, the idea of flooding stream chats being an actionable offense was crazy because anonymity was the singular ruling force. It is interesting to see how that is changing.

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Udon Ent. Updates on Status of Rose of Versailles Manga Release

Anime News Network - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:00
Udon Entertainment shared an update on its Rose of Versailles manga release with independent review site Comics Worth Reading, and confirmed the statement...
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Digimon Adventure tri.: Coexistence Teaser Previews English Dub

Anime News Network - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:00
Final three Digimon Adventure tri. films to screen in U.S. in February, May, September
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Cardcaptor Sakura Merch Line Adds Bejeweled Ring

Anime News Network - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:45
Takara Tomy just introduced its Parfait Mimi line of cute goods aimed at grown-ups with a full-scale replica of Cardcaptor Sakura's new wand from the...
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Assassin's Creed: Origins Expansions Detailed, First Coming January 23

Game informer - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:31

The new Assassin's Creed: Origins expansion titled The Hidden Ones is arriving on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 23.

Ubisoft updated the game earlier this month to coordinate better with the expansion, including a quest that introduces the new area and the Roman threat within. The early days of the assassins are examined in new regions Sinai and Valley of the Kings and the accompanying update raises Bayek's level cap up.

The publisher also clarified that Discovery mode, the non-combat educational exploration mode will release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 20. The update is free to Origins owners on every platform, but can also be purchased as a standalone mode on the PC.

A less educational expansion, The Curse of the Pharaohs, launches on March 6. This expansion takes Bayek to Thebes, where he fights mythical monsters in order to solve the mystery of why long-dead pharaohs have come back to life. This expansion raises Bayek's level cap to 55, which might be the final ceiling for everyone's favorite Medjay.

Assassin's Creed: Origins is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Isutoshi's Aiki-S Action Comedy Manga Ends

Anime News Network - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:00
Manga launched in 2013 as sequel to Aiki manga
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Dragon Ball Super English Dub Adds Cast for 'Future Trunks' Arc

Anime News Network - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:00
David Gray, Garrett Schenck join cast
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Chihayafuru Actress Suzu Hirose's Brother Arrested for Drunk Driving

Anime News Network - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:45
Suzu Hirose is probably best known for portraying Chihaya in the live-action Chihayafuru films. She was also the subject of a public falling out in 2015...
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Funimation Licenses All 4 Free! Anime Films, Screens Take Your Marks in Theaters

Anime News Network - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:34
Timeless Medley compilation films, High Speed! -Free Starting Days- to get home video releases
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Flip Flappers English Dub Cast, Preview Clip Revealed

Anime News Network - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:16
Luci Christian, Brittney Karbowski star in English dub
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Sony Announces Monster Hunter And White PlayStation 4 Pros Are Coming West

Game informer - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:16

It's always nice to have options and Sony is providing them with new PlayStation 4 Pros coming to America and Canada. The two new colors, White and a Monster Hunter-themed black with a logo and colored controller, are available in the coming weeks

The white PlayStation 4 Pro was originally included solely in a Destiny 2 bundle, marking the first time a color other than Jet Black was made available for the Pro. Fans who already own Destiny 2 or didn't want to purchase the bundle can now buy the system itself separately for $399.99.

The Monster Hunter bundle features an until-now Japanese-exclusive PlayStation 4 Pro bearing a special Monster Hunter design of a Rathalos, a unique red controller, and Monster Hunter World for $449.99. Officially named The Rathalos Edition, the console will be available on January 26 in very limited quantities, the same day as the game itself.

Both consoles are exclusive to Gamestop and come equipped with 1TB harddrives.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

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North American Anime, Manga Releases, January 14-20

Anime News Network - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:00
Berserk, The Morose Mononokean, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress anime; Fire Punch, Juana in the Seven Kingdoms of the Dragonewts, RWBY manga ship
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Final Fantasy Dissidia Spin-Off Opera Omina Coming West

Game informer - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:21

Another entry into the Square-Enix contest of title mouthfuls, Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omina is coming out in English for Final Fantasy fans to enjoy on Android and iOS.

Originally released in January in Japan, the free-to-play mobile title functioned as a companion piece to the then-arcade Dissidia title now coming to PlayStation 4. Opera Omina functions more like a traditional Final Fantasy game than the PS4 fighter and even has a few more characters than the main Dissidia game.

Opera Omina was created as a rest world for heroes between their recurrent battles in Dissidia, but it too eventually starts crumbling. The heroes are tasked with finding enough light to help restore the world with graphics that resemble the PlayStation 1-era Final Fantasy games. You can also join together both heroes and villains, so putting Kefka and Sephiroth with Aerith is perfectly reasonable, if not super weird for her.

The game is coming "soon" but will be released on both Android and iOS. You can check out the trailer for the game below.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is releasing on PlayStation 4 on January 26.

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Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal PS4 Game's 2nd Promo Shows Main Characters

Anime News Network - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:00
Remake ships in Japan on February 22
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