Two of the year's major nerd gatherings are taking place this weekend, Dragon*Con and PAX Prime. Even though they're in different areas, it makes for a bit of a tough choice for traveling con-goers. Anyone attending either this weekend? Weave us some tales, or simply tell us what you're doing instead, after the weekly news recap below!
Below you'll find a bevy of hot stories, features and video posted throughout the week. But that's not all. We've also compiled a few stories we missed, so be sure to check those out, as well.
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Pixiv Artists Take on the Failed Spanish Fresco Restoration
Hollywood "Metal Gear" Film Announced at 25th Anniversary Event
POLL: The Anime Japanese Fans Are Addicted to This Season
Introducing "Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII"
Have a Delicious "Resident Evil" Brains Dinner at Universal Japan
"Bakuman" Season 3 to Start in October
Spirit of Yandere Captured in "Future Diary" Yuno Gasai Real Action Heroes Figure
Classic "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Gets a Party Van DVD Set
Gundam 00's Masaki Kitamura Arrested for Online Massacre Threat
Japanese Anime Fans Name Their Favorite Petite Heroines
Hatsune Miku to Collaborate with Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
"Hyperdimension Neptunia" RPG Series Goes Anime
FUNimation Announces November Release Slate
Viz Announces "InuYasha: The Final Act" English Dub Cast
Production I.G Drops Anime Due to Nonpayment
Meter-Long Nyanko-sensei Goes On Sale
"Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD" Holds Court on iOS
Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Love, Elections & Chocolate"
3DS "Animal Crossing" Strolls to North America in First Half of 2013
"Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes" to Run on Fox Engine, Possibly Open World
Second Season of “Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls” Anime Announced
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Becomes "Kawaii Ambassador" of Harajuku
Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Ultimate Box Lives Up to Its Name
Bandai Entertainment To End Catalog Home Video Sales In November
Special Limited Edition Nendoroid "Sakura Miku" Offered in Japan
"The World Ends With You: Solo Remix" Hints at "New 7 Days"
"New Super Mario Bros. 2" Review
Happy Fifth Birthday To Hatsune Miku!
Fanart Friday, Back to School Edition
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's 12 Working Costumes for New TV CMs
Yorozuya Crew Get Fired Up in "Gintama No Sogoroku" PSP Game Announcement
First "Shin Megami Tensei IV" Trailer Creeps Online
"Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent" Trailer Gets Dark
Square-Enix's Luminous Engine Gets Real-Time Demo at SIGGRAPH 2012
"Hunter x Hunter" Gon VS Hisoka Fight 1999 versus 2011 Comparison
Professor Layton's Next 3DS Adventure Will Be His Last
"One Piece: Pirate Warriors" Roronoa Zoro vs Mihawk Trailer
“Bat Man of Shanghai" Animated Shorts Collection
Why Japanese People Love to Humanize Everything
Kadokawa Dishes Out "Fate/stay night: Réalta Nua" Promo
"Fairy Tail" Movie Special Preview
Master Chief and Company Square Off Against Space Invaders in "Old School vs. New School"
Full-Length "Robotics;Notes" Anime Preview
Ten Minutes of English Subtitled "Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes"
SOME STORIES WE MISSED!
'Star Wars 1313' Descends into the Underworld in a Dev Diary [MTV Multiplayer]
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus producer Kenji Kaido leaves Sony [Joystiq]
Metal Gear Rising: Japanese Language Trailer [Andriasang]
Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires Trailer Shows Off Xu Shu and Edit Mode [Siliconera]
3DS Castlevania Lords of Shadow Announced for Japan [Andriasang]
You've gotta catch 'em all in Zynga's Montopia [Joystiq]
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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.