This Week in CRNews: New Consoles Looming Edition

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

The current generation has been so extended that it's almost hard to believe we're on the cusp of a new wave of video games. PlayStation 4 arrives in North America this Friday, and Xbox One won't be too far behind, so let us know what you're looking forward to most! Fill the comments up with talk about games and systems to come after the 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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Fans Create Hundreds of Modified Versions of "Kill La Kill" Bikini Pin-Up

"Hunter x Hunter" Author Resuming Manga Soon?

Report Contradicts "Hunter x Hunter" Manga Resumption News

Internet Explorer: The Anime

"Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f" Heads to PS Vita in North America Early Next Year

"Super Smash Bros." Brings "Fire Emblem" Star Marth Back for More



"Kuroko's Basketball" Kagami Figure Unveiled By MegaHouse

"Uta No Prince Sama" Ren & Masato Painted Prototype Figures On Display

New "Free!" Anikuji Lottery Figure Set With The Cutest Behind!

Robbery At "MaiDreamin" Maid Cafe In Akihabara

Movic to Release "Evangelion Unit-01" iPhone 5/5s Cover

Japanese "Dark Souls II" Limited Edition Comes with Tiny Weapons

Viz Licenses Risque Food Manga "Shokugeki no Soma"

Wii Mini Comes to the US this Holiday, Bundled with "Mario Kart Wii"

Hatsune Miku Ranked 14th in the Poll for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Theme Song Singer

Take the Official "Madoka Magica" Personality Quiz

"The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds" Art is Pretty Great

Takashi Miike Assistant to Helm Live-Action "Ghost Hunt" Adaptation

19 Films Submit for Feature Animation Oscar

"J-Stars Victory Vs." Adds "Reborn!" and "Beelzebub" Characters

"Attack on Titan" Armin Figma Spotted

Sample "Free!" Character Mascots For Your Desktop!

Adorable (And Reasonably Priced) Eevee Ring From "Pokemon" Up for Pre-Order

Latest Look at "Nisekoi" Anime

iPhone Cover Inspired by Mini 4WD Car "Magnum Saber" from 1990s

Crunchyroll App Available on PlayStation 4 at Launch

An Early Look at "Attack on Titan" Levi Manga Prequel Cover

Crunchyroll To Simulcast "SWORD ART ONLINE EXTRA EDITION" New Year's Special

Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Not Entirely Sure of Hayao Miyazaki's Retirement

"Madoka Magica: Rebellion" Breaks Voice Actor Tomokazu Sugita

"Sword Art Online" Heads to Beta on Smartphones

"Kill La Kill" Heroines Recreated as Lego Figures

34th Prize Figure Fair Brings "Attack on Titan"

Tentacle Grape Soda Looks For Crowd Funding

Dragon Ball Z Goku Poseable Figure Coming Soon from Bandai

POLL: Japanese Males Choose The Best Rivalry Between Male Anime Characters

Ufotable "Fate/stay night" Anime Announcement Finally Coming?

Sentai Filmworks AniMaine Panel News Roundup

Fan Makes Life Sized "Free!" Decorations

Ero Artist Casts "Madoka Magica" Stars in Parody Movie Posters




Animate Girls Festival 2013 Photo Round Up!

"Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures" Review

Fanart Friday - Who Dares, Wins Edition

A Visit to Shonen Jump’s J-World Theme Park

"Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion" Movie Review



"Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z" A Fierce Battle of Gods English Trailer

New "Initial D" Feature Film Trailer Released

Second Live-Action "Kiki's Delivery Service" Teaser

"Wizard Barristers" Preview and Cast Listing

Sony Opens Up a PlayStation 4, Displays Its Innards for All to See

Anime Music Video Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Televised Anime

"PokéRap" Updated with All 718 Pokémon



Catch a glimpse of OLDBOY's hallway fight in this red-band spot [AICN]

New Character Kyogoku Maria Joins The Sengoku Basara 4 Mix [Siliconera]

Jetpack Joyride creator unleashes Colossatron this year [Joystiq]

Six minutes of D4 gameplay [Gematsu]

PlayStation 4 launch lineup revised, here's the new list [Destructoid]


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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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