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Posts tagged “anime”

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness spins off onto PC

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness [official site], a visual novel spin-off from the dystopian anime Psycho-Pass, is now out on PC. Psycho-Pass, I'll briefly explain, is set in a near-future Japan watched over by a surveillance system constantly assessing everyone's likelihood they'll commit crimes. On the rare occasion someone gets all crime-y, in come special futurecops -- some of whom are themselves judged dangerous by the system…

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Steam Launches Second Annual Anime Sale

I've struggled to name the current season. We have cherry blossoms and warm sunny days here in Scotland, then it snows and I'm lost for words. Help is at hand! Valve have kindly named another season for us. The Steam Winter Sale gave us a word for that cold time around Christmas, the Steam Summer Sale named those months when it's too nice to stay…

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Attack On Titan Game Swinging Onto PC

Attack on Titan is a manga and anime about plucky teenagers armed with grappling hooks and huge Stanley knives fighting giants with dopey grins and far too many teeth. It's pretty fun! And often horrifying. It's also a fine idea to make into a video game, so Dynasty Warriors developers Omega Force did just that. Following its debut on PlayStation 4 in Japan in February,…

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Killing Floor 2 Gets Workshop, Announces PvP Mode

There are some things in life from which you can never go back. Like having all the player characters in Killing Floor be anime girls. No, really. I am not ashamed. Killing Floor 2 [Official site] has just received an update, integrating Steam Workshop support, but it looks like their new microtransaction-based business model may interfere with my anime dream. Tripwire also announced a new…

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The Best Anime For People Who Dislike Anime

Last week I wrote about Kino's Journey, one of the few animes I'd recommend to people who don't care about anime. The reason I think that's a useful statement is because I want to draw a distinction between "anime" as a medium of Japanese animation, and "anime" the collection of tropes, stock characters, and, well, bullshit that is generally associated with the form. If Kino's…

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Has Long Name And Story Trailer

Naruto Shippuden: Ultima Ninja Storm 4 [official site] is one of the biggest names in video games, at 31 letters-long. Whilst there'll be some of you who'll be too young to get my reference to comedian Dennis Pennis just now, most of you will be of age to enjoy the latest story trailer from the Japanese anime fighting game.

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