After seven months, it seems that Namco Bandai wants to stop offering the Tales of Phantasia iOS game after being released in January. The US Full Voice version of the game was touted by the developer as being free and complete but did offer in-app purchases and required an internet connection. Hit the jump for all of the details.
It's been a couple of years since the Choco's Mac Life 1991-2011: Chocolate Apple doujinshi gained net notoriety for its bishoujo, gender-swapped version of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Now the Steve Jobko illustration by Choco is featured on one of the illustrator designed t-shirts from illus-T. More after the jump.
This year's issue 14 of semimonthly seinen magazine Big Comic Superior, on sale June 27th, will begin serializing Steves, a manga telling the story of the early careers of Apple co-founders Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. More after the jump.
Following its release late last year, the developers of the Madoka Magica anifone overlay for Android smartphones have announced that after months of demand, the overlay will be ported to Apple iOS devices in the future. Hit the jump for the confirmation.
It looks like Namco is following Square-Enix's lead in releasing older and nostalgic titles, as the company has released the first Tales of Phantasia game for free on iOS devices in the US. Hit the jump for the details.
As soon as the appearance of the new Mac Pro was announced at WWDC 2013, a flood of sometimes hilarious images of the new Apple product housing many things inside the black cylinder appeared on Twitter. Check out the gallery after the jump!
It was only a matter of time before Hollywood made a biographical film about the life of super-trendy Apple founder Steve Jobs. Read on for details on jOBS, the upcoming biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as the "Father of the Digital Revolution!"
After being launched last month in Japan, The Pokémon Company has officially launched its Pokédex iOS app in North America and Europe. The app starts out inexpensively at $1.99, but four additional expansions at $6.99 make it a hard sell for all but the most dedicated fan and player. Hit the jump for all of the info.
Thanks to a concept/tribute album from IOSYS, Apple's personal assistant software Siri has become an honorary Vocaloid. With the help text to speech software, "Tell Me Siri-tan!" sings the story of an Apple fan acquiring a new iPhone and spending Christmas with the device he fell in love with - though there is some hardship around the issue of new map software. More after the jump.
With Apple announcing the iPhone 5, it's a good excuse to look back at how Japanese online art community Pixiv responded to the last generation's key feature, the personal assistant software Siri. Beyond being an obvious target for anthropomorphism, Siri's phonetic similarity to a Japanese word for "buttocks" called out for parody. See the results after the jump.
In Icon's 12 inch Steve Jobs is the iPad of action figures. The figure, which sells on their site for $100, is creepily realistic down to the New Balance shoes and Levi's. Check it out after the jump.
Lost in the chaos that exemplifies Comic Market last weekend was a simple tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs that re-imagines the founder as a cute anime style woman. Yes, you read that right. Hit the jump for all the details.
On January 3rd, Wiley will be publishing Caleb Melby and JESS3's (of infographic fame) The Zen of Steve Jobs, a graphic novel look at the relationship between the Apple co-founder and Kobun Chino Otogawa, a Zen Buddhist priest who emigrated to the U.S. from Japan in the early 1970s. Check out the preview video after the jump.