This Week in CRNews: DUELING CONS Edition!

Hot news, big features, and stories you may have missed!

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"



'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.

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