In this top 5, I list my favorite video games based on anime. Some of the entries will surprise you, but they all have anime/manga that released either at the same time or before the game was published. There's some real juggernauts in this list, and a few surprises. Take a look, and you'll see what I mean.
Skylanders is a unique style of game in which players can interchange characters with collectible figures they place on a surface. Is this a concept that other games could utilize? Mike D from Yet Another Gaming Show looks at a couple other examples of games that could consider this very notion.
Pokemon has been around for a LONG time. With over 600 Pokemons up to date, Sporacle, an online survey and trivia site whose name totally sounds like a Pokemon, has provided a poll that spans all the generations of Pokemon, and the fans have weighed in on which they remember most.
"This is not too bad ladies. Does not cost too much, here are links directly to products so you can price it out (obviously the bra itself being the wild card):
FabricMate Chisel Tip Fabric Marker, Black $2.99
FabricMate Chisel Tip Fabric Marker, Red $2.99
White Bra $25.00 (roughly)
Mechanical Pencil $9,880.00"
BrightHub looks back on the games that crafted an identity all their own in their respective genres. Join BrightHub as they announce the winners for best game in the following genres: action-adventure, fighting, platformer, puzzler, racing, rhythm, RPG, sports, shooter, and strategy.
"Some remakes just shouldn't have been made in the first place. If you ever have the chance, don't check out Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop. Probably one of the worst remakes I've ever had the misfortune of seeing. A remake of the excellent 360 version, and built from the ground up for the Wii, Chop Till You Drop does everything wrong. The ability to take photographs was completely removed (which is odd, considering that the protagonist, Frank West, is a photographer...), the amount of zombie..."
"Pokemon trainers from the United States, Europe and Japan converged on Kona, Japan this past weekend for the Pokemon World Video Game Championships. Players competed in both Junior (12 and under) and Senior (13 and older) divisions using Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver for the title of World Champion, custom Nintendo® DSi XL game systems, trophies, vacations, and more than $100,000 in scholarships."
"When 10 year old Lauren Metcalf of Marietta, GA walked into the Gwinnett Arena back in June with her mother Sandra and twin brother Marc, she was just looking to have some fun in her first competitive Pokémon Video Game tournament. To her surprise, she finds herself headed to Kona, Hawaii for the Pokémon World Video Game Championship."
"Nintendo and the Pokémon Company are offering Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver players a chance to gain the elusive Legendary Pokémon, Latios or Latias. Of course they aren't just giving them away completely. Instead, they are giving away the "Enigma Stone" via WiFi which will help players in their quest to capture the two creatures."
"The top Pokémon Trainers from around the nation gathered in Indianapolis this past weekend to determine who is the best of the best to go on and represent the United States in the upcoming World Championships. After hundreds of trainers competed over three days in Indianapolis, IN with Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSiver for the Nintendo DS, winners emerged from the Junior and Senior divisions."
"The Pokémon Video Game Championships wound its way though across the United States, including a stop in Atlanta, and saw over 6,000 Pokémon Trainers battle it out with Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver for a chance to move on to the 2010 National Championship at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. Now the top 192 Pokémon Trainers in the country will duke it out this this weekend in the Junior and Senior divisions for a chance to move on to the World Championships held in Kona,..."
"The Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA was filled beyond capacity this past Saturday during the Senior Division competition of the Southeast Regional for the Pokemon Video Game Championship. While the Junior Division had almost 300 Pokemon Trainers, the Senior Division had 651 trainers with plenty of friends and family on hand to watch the action using Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver. The announcer for the tournament had to ask people to leave several times so at the request of the Fire Marshal..."
"Kids 12 and under showed up for the Southeast Regional of the Pokemon Video Game Championship eager and ready at 8 AM on Saturday morning ready to compete with other trainers from around the United States. Some traveled from as far away as Chicago and New York to the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA to compete using Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver for the chance to go to the National Championships in Indianapolis."
"Over 2,000 people traveled to the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA to attend the Southeast Regional Championships of the Pokemon Video Game Championships featuring Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver. The second most attended Regional Tournament saw 278 Pokemon trainer in the Junior Division (12 and under) and 651 trainers in the Senior Division (12 and up) from all over the United States gather to compete for the chance to win a trip to the National Championship in Indianapolis, IN. In the end, it..."
"Perhaps this post isn’t anything more than me venting out my frustrations with people who refuse to understand why I would choose to play Pokemon over something like Call of Duty or World of Warcraft. Or to those who think they’ve outgrown the franchise that they used to love just because they got older."
The NPD Group has released their hardware and software numbers for the month of April 2010, representing sales for the United States for the four week period of April 4 to May 1.
Industry sales drop 26% year-on-year
NDS: 440.8k (100.2k per week)
WII: 277.2k (69.3k per week)
360: 185.4k (46.35k per week)
PS3: 180.8k (45.2k per week)
PSP: 65.5k (16.38k per week)
Year-on-Year HW Difference
Platform: 2010 - 2009: +/- : % Change
NDS: 440,800 - 1,042,000: -601...
In an attempt to help those gamers out there who are struggling to find just the right game to purchase we have come up with this Top 5 RPGs list for the RPGs that were released within the last four months, which includes titles such as Dragon Age: Origins Awakening, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver as well as others.
Also included are a few honorable mentions, with links to reviews, that some RPG fans may find interesting and might want to check out and a list of many of the RPGs released.
"This week's cosplay babe of the week was a toughy. She's associated with one of the most popular video game franchises in the history of gaming, but more for the merchandising and cartoons than being a gym leader in red and blue. The moment we see Misty, we instantly say "gotta catch 'em all"."
"Gaming in the modern world has changed from simply being about playing a disc. We now live in the peripheral era which is defined by Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, Ps3 Eye, Buzz Quizz and the list goes on. At some point, Nintendo must have felt left out and so they created the Pokѐwalker; a contraption which is aimed to bring more Pokѐfun to the fans of Pokѐmon."
"With over 15 years since its debut on the Gameboy, we never thought that Pokémon would still be around till this day. After numerous installments and four generations later, this Japanese role playing phenomenon is still going strong. Pokémon Hear Gold and Soul Silver (HGSS) join the rank with the current gen games on the DS but will these remakes manage to impress Pokémon fans?"
The NPD Group has released their hardware and software numbers for the month of March 2010, representing sales for the United States for the five week period of February 28 to April 3.
Good software showing for the PS3 with four titles in top 10, but could not take much advantage with hardware shortages
Strong launches from God of War III, Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver Version, Final Fantasy XIII, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2
NDS: 700.8k (140.16k per week)
"Quarter 1 ends now as Quarter 2 looms over the horizon and it’s safe to say that this has been the best Quarter 1 in recent memory. Never before have so many great games been packed into the very beginning of the year. Usually we have to wait till Quarter 4 before we get the big-budget titles. March, like January and February before it was stuffed full of wonderful games for gamers of all."
"This week sees a fair bit of a shake-up in the UK's retail charts, with Just Cause 2 sitting pretty atop the all format charts, provided by ChartTrack. Having seen God of War III rise to the top spot and knocking Final Fantasy XIII from it's perch last week, it comes of little shock to see Square Enix taking the gold once again with their latest release. However, there are a few greater surprises further down that list."
"The latest Pokémon adventures, Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version, have now arrived in Europe for the Nintendo DS and are packed with new features. From the earliest days of the Game Boy system, Pokémon games have made their mark on Nintendo handheld consoles. Now Nintendo has released completely updated versions of two classic Pokémon games, inspired by the originals but evolving to include updated graphics and sound as well as an intuitive new control system that use t..."
Amazon.com recently made additional discounts on several best-selling Nintendo DS games, either matching or beating the best prices ever available for these titles. Discounted games include Pokemon HeartGold ($30), Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box ($25), The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks ($20), Mario & Luigi Bowser's Inside Story ($25), Bejeweled Twist ($13) and Mario Kart DS: ($27)
"I recently posted about Problems with the Pokewalker talking about small problems with the design of the Pokewalker. Unfortunately, It has a few unseen problems. I’ve received several reports of the Pokewalker or Nintendo DS game glitching and the device would no longer work. Thankfully, there is a solution."
Remakes of great games tend to be hit or miss. Sometimes they're amazing, giving the developers a chance to make the game they wanted to, but couldn't due to issues with time, funding, or technology. Other remakes simply flat-line, blaspheming everything the original ever stood for. Fortunately, Pokemon HG/SS falls into the former category, serving up sweet seconds of some of the best games in the franchise.
The PokéWalker, a pedometer used to help level up your Pokémon while walking, is one of the biggest features in the latest Nintendo DS game. However after some sleuthing, we've discovered that gamers would have to walk for about 1000 miles to get the most out of the PokéWalker.
The official Pokémon Website has announced that the Pokéwalker Course Yellow Forest is set for a Wifi release over America. This release will happen over a month period starting on April 1st 2010 and ending on April 30th 2010. This event allows you to download this course to the Pokéwalker. England & Australia are likely to get It some point during the coming year.
"Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver come with a Pokewalker, a small device allowing you to bring your Pokemon with you on walks. It can be used to level up your Pokemon, catch new Pokemon, or get more items. The small addition of the Pokewalker is bringing back old Pokemon fans who haven’t played the new games. But before you run off to pick up the remake of Gold and Silver, you might want to know the problems with the Pokewalker."
To celebrate the release of HeartGold and Soul Silver selected Toys R Us stores will be holding a event called "Pokémon Demo Day". This event will take place on Sunday 14th March 10:00am to 1:00pm. During there three hours lots of irresistable freebies will be given out to promote this event and game. Be sure to be the first to arrive to avoid disappointment.
This will be the fourth movie in the Pokémon Diamond & Pearl series. The japanese release is scheduled for July 10th 2010 and will likely offer a download of Celebi to any of your 4th generation games (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Heartgold, Soulsilver). You will also be able to download the alternate colours of the 3 legendary beasts if you book a ticket. There legendary beasts will also be sent to one of your 4th generation games (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Heartgold, Soulsilver). These legenda...
"The big deal about HeartGold and SoulSilver, other than it being a DS remake of the classic Pokemon Gold and Silver, is that it comes with a new Pokemon device: the PokeWalker. This Pokewalker gives you the ability to carry one of your captured Pokemon along with you, earning presents and capturing additional Pokemon in your travels.
In our package Nintendo even gave us HeartGold and SoulSilver "skins" for our Pokewalker, though there was no note on how the general public will be able to g..."
Now everyone in the Uk has the chance of getting the Legendary Arceus. You will have to bring your own DS with either Pokémon Pearl, Diamond, Platinum game cartridge.(you can bring more than one). Check the website to find out where your nearest store is. Also be the first to check out the two new Pokémon games Heart Gold and Soul Silver with an exclusive look 12days before release.
Recently, Amazon.com has discounted Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver: The Official Pokemon Johto Guide & Johto Pokedex: Official Strategy Guide to under $12. That's $8 off regular price and more than 25% discount compared to the second best price available. The strategy guide as well as the games will be released on March 14, 2010.
"Pokemon, oh, Pokemon. What was once a secret guilty pleasure of mine has transformed into a monster run rampant—an obsession, if you will. And with the remake of one of my favorite Game Boy titles of all time less than two weeks away, I find myself sleeping less and less as I scratch the hours into my bedpost.
Yes, I’ll admit it: I love Pokemon. *bleep*in’ love it. The gameplay is intricate, yet catchy. The music is bouncy and memorable. And the Pokemon are badass as all hell.
Tom Ivan reports on the news that the company Activision has secured a licencing deal to produce games under the name of Crazy Bones. Many of you will probably remember these from younger years playing at school or home, well soon you might be playing with them on your television. Supposedly, it'll be a big contender alongside Pokemon... we'll see.
Recently, the news of a new Pokemon from the upcoming fifth generation was announced. Since then, it's sparked a huge amount of discussion across many forums. Thomas East discuss a top list of five possible scenarios for the mystery Pokemon, read on to find out what they are.
The first Pokémon of the 5th generation has been somewhat revealed during tonight's episode of Pokémon Sunday. And by that, I mean we have been shown its silhouette, but nothing else. However, this has been enough to rile up fans around the world, many of whom have already speculated as to what exactly the silhouette depicts.
"I consider myself a fan of the Pokémon franchise, but this doesn’t mean the same to me as it does to others. I have friends who have dedicated hundreds of hours over the last decade or so to catching them all in the handheld role-playing games, whereas to me, Pokémon fandom has only ever meant watching the television show at 10:00 every Saturday morning while I was in high school. Sure, I played Pokémon Stadium on the Nintendo 64, but not having had a Game Boy in my youth, I really missed ou..."
"As far as Nintendo is concerned with Pokemon, just let the little critters work their magic. Pokemon has always favored little tweaks instead of major overhauls, and this remake of the original Gold and Silver games continues the tradition. Haters will accuse Nintendo of rehashing previous entries ad nauseum, so what about SS/HG stands out and makes this the Legendary one of the bunch?"
"As of this writing, we’re already three weeks into 2010. The “new” year is already practically ancient, and pretty soon we’ll have run out of time to make wild, erratic, entirely factual predictions about things that will happen over the next 11 months. So with January nearly over, we’re going for the jugular and answering the question that’s on everyone’s mind: between the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and PC, which gaming platform will claim victory by the end of this year.
"Following the confirmation of a European release date and the pack-in accessory that is the Pokéwalker last week, Nintendo has today unveiled the European box art for the forthcoming Pokémon Gold and Pokemon Silver remakes, Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version. The two Nintendo DS releases will arrive in Europe on March 26th 2010, proposing a grand visual update of the much-loved classic releases."
"Dengeki has released the results of a readers poll in which people voted for what they thought was the best game of 2009. A list of the top 20 has been published on their website and Final Fantasy XIII has managed to secure second place. Although there has been a backlash of Japanese fans who have complaints ranging from Final Fantasy XIII's linearity to there being no levels, it still seems to have won people over."
"For more than a decade, millions of Pokémon fans around the world have enjoyed training their Pokémon within their videogames. The upcoming release of the Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version games lets players continue to enjoy the world of Pokémon away from their Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi systems, taking their favourite Pokémon with them wherever they go with the new Pokéwalker accessory."
"To celebrate the new site's launch and highlight one of its most important additions - the "Pokémon Episode Viewer" - Pokémon.com will showcase the very first season of the animated series, which is now in its 12th season. Each week, new episodes of the series will air allowing fans to see where it all began. This schedule will continue beyond the first season, giving younger fans a chance to follow the series in its entirety for the first time."
"Already released in Japan to monster sales, the 3 million selling Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver has not just had its date confirmed for the U.S. market. It's also getting a Pokewalker.
The pair of Pokemon games are remakes of Game Boy titles Pokémon Gold and Silver, and their 2009 release in Japan correspond to the 10th anniversary of the titles. The games are bundled with a pedometer called the "Pokéwalker", which can increase experience and in-game currency. These peripherals can also be ..."
"When you read that headline, you were not mistaken. This week's Cosplay Babe of the Week is indeed Pikachu. And while we may not be exactly sure what sex star of the Pokemon series is, Pikachu is a species and not one single character. Plus it's cosplay for goodness sake. Lighten up and enjoy one of the guilty pleasures of the gaming world - women dressed as gaming characters."
"I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait until Spring 2010 to get my hands on Pokemon HeartGold and Pokemon SoulSilver. In fact, I went ahead and imported a Japanese copy, just so I could get a head start. The Pokemon games are massive, so it'll be weeks before I could speak definitively on the experience, but I've got some early impressions to pass off.
My inability to read Japanese makes it hard to talk about the story, but luckily I remember how the original Gold and Silver played..."
"I’d go out on a limb and claim that HeartGold and SoulSilver represent the biggest sprucing up of any title to date. No other remake for any title has ever actually added so much to the original game, not even the DS version of Final Fantasy IV, which added full 3D graphics, CGI cutscenes, orchestral sound score and voice acting to an SNES game. For their part, Game Freak went all guns blazing on this one. And the result is the most thorough, loaded and deep Pokemon game ever, and considering..."
What has this got to do with gaming? Well, nothing much. But it's strange enough to deserve being posted.
There aren't many girls on this site, but if you aren't a fan of tampons or disposable pads, here is a bright and colorful alternative - The Pokemon re-usable pad. Guaranteed to make period time...uh...a little bit happier? Er, yeah. No thanks.
Now all we need are Diglet tampons!
Have you seen Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver in action? Now’s your chance. While you’re watching the video, try to pay close attention to anything that’s different about the upcoming “enhanced” remakes. Good luck—you’ll need it.
You see, there’s not much difference between the “enhanced” remakes and its recent predecessors.
"HeartGold and SoulSilver are remakes of Pokémon Gold and Silver on the Game Boy Color. They've been given a graphical update so they look similar to Diamond and Pearl and will include touchscreen features as well as "a host of surprises", according to Nintendo.
The games come out in Japan on September 12, but Nintendo has just announced the time-frame for the Gold and Silver remakes' North American and European release. The date, though obscure, is currently targeted for a spring 2010 release, which is what most people have been speculating. It isn't confirmed yet whether or not they will be released simultaneously in both regions.
Courtesy of The Pokémon Company's product page for the upcoming DS remakes Pokémon Heart Gold and Pokémon Soul Silver, the Japanese release date for those two games are now confirmed to be Saturday, September 12, 2009. Each version will go on sale for 4,800 yen.
Releases outside of Japan have not been confirmed but are expected.
"Remakes are cheap, easy, nostalgic and give younger gamers a chance to play a classic they missed due to being in the womb. After major gaming conglomerates (mostly Capcom) realized how much money they could make more and more have been popping up these days.
Within the next year gamers will see a good number of remakes; check out a handful that we can’t wait to get our grubby little paws on."
The new footage not only shows the notch-eared Pichu joining up with the team in Ilex Forest but also features a battle and a mysterious event revolving around Arceus. Find out more in the forums.
[ Discussion in the Heart Gold Forum ]
[ Discussion in the Soul Silver Forum ]
The latest scans for Nintendo and The Pokémon Company's upcoming DS remakes, Pokémon Heart Gold and Pokémon Soul Silver, have been found by Pokébeach.com. These scans showcase some of the various updated looks and features for the upcoming title, in particular showing a much better looking menu interface and Pokédex, both of which even more touch enabled.
Also, any of the Pokémon you have in your possession will be able to follow you, not just your starting Pokémon.
The boxarts for Nintendo and The Pokémon Company's upcoming DS remakes, Pokémon Heart Gold and Pokémon Soul Silver, were revealed in the most recent issue of CoroCoro Magazine. The simple, yet elegant packages show off the game's signature legendary along with faint hints of each of their respective locations. The box is larger due to the announced PokéWalker accessory.
Pokémon Heart Gold and Soul Silver are to release this September in Japan.
filb.de presents Pokemon fans with just another thing to get excited about after the already thrilling news for the long awaited Johto generation remakes, Soul Silver and Heart Gold.
The concept behind the device featured in the video via the link, is that you can transfer a single Pokemon into the portable device. Within is contained a device which counts your number of steps (or shakes in terms of the device) and gives the Pokemon more experience, with the possibility of reaching level 1...
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently revealed that the Pokemon we know and love almost didn't make it to the West. When the games were about to leave Japan, localizers told Nintendo that Western audiences would never accept the cute little monsters and advised Nintendo to make the creatures more "muscle-bound" to appeal to Western gamers. Nintendo didn't like the idea and decided against it.
Turns out Nintendo had the right idea.
Well, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company already leaked the news earlier this week, but they didn't steal all of weekly variety show Pokémon Sunday's thunder!
We get our first glimpse of the new games in their unveiling, which can be seen below:
Pokémon Heart Gold and Soul Silver are set to release in Japan this fall. It is expected the US and European versions will follow in early 2010.
"We learned on the 7th that "Pocket Monsters Gold and Silver," the second entry in the popular RPG series, originally released on the Gameboy system in November of 1999, will be remade for the Nintendo DS this autumn under the titles "HeartGold" and "SoulSilver." New elements will be added in this tenth anniversary return to the Johto Region.
A continuation of the original series (Pocket Monsters Red, Green, Blue, and Pikachu), Gold and Silver recorded remarkable sales of 23,000,000 copies ..."