Nvidia's Shield Android-powered portable gaming console has been serving a dual purpose for the graphics chipset developer in the past year, serving as a showcase for Nvidia's push into mobile devices as a chipmaker while also serving as an example of how powerful Android as a gaming platform can be. Now, the company hopes to draw more people to the console with exclusive versions of Portal and Half-Life 2. Hit the jump for more details.
If you remember all the way back to last November, I started to cover the beginnings of an official translation and release for a little-known free visual novel in Narcissu 1st+2nd, covering the beginning of the Steam Greenlight campaign and then covering the successful completion of the campaign. Now the group behind it has released the game through Steam's Early Access program. Hit the jump for the details.
One last show announcement from Crunchyroll for Spring 2014 to wrap things up for today, as the service adds The World is Still Beautiful to its Spring simulcast lineup. Hit the jump for all of the details.
Crunchyroll keeps the Spring season acquisition train going with the latest acquisition in La corda d’oro -Blue Sky-. Hit the jump for all of the details!
More Spring excitement from Crunchyroll continues as we've added even more Spring shows in the long-awaited Mushi-shi (Sequel Series) and selector infected WIXOSS. Hit the jump for all of the details.
Following a pilot program last year, Walmart has decided to horn in on GameStop's used game racket by jumping in with its own trade-in program in 3100 stores and hopes to leverage store credit for games as an advantage. Hit the jump for the details.
After years of waiting, Durarara!! fans have reason to celebrate, as a new TV anime has finally been confirmed. Hit the jump for all of the preliminary details.
With the anticipation around the Summer's planned stream of the long-awaited new Sailor Moon anime adaptation, the attempt to build hype with a countdown earlier on Thursday was well-intentioned, but backfired horribly when it was discovered that the site held all of the important files that weren't meant to be revealed yet. What was so important that had to be kept under wraps for eight days? Hit the jump to find out.
The official distributor for Gunpla Model kits has announced that more Barnes & Noble locations will begin to sell Gunpla model kits in more locations following a pilot sales program in 2013. Hit the jump for the details.
After being launched in 2011 by Namco Bandai to breathe new life into some of its nearly forgotten characters, the latest Shifty Look newsletter has announced that the mixed media initiative will end later this month. Hit the jump for the details.
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.
Tokyopop is no stranger to crowdfunding campaigns and this latest one might appeal to some of you. The multimedia publisher has recently launched an IndieGoGo campaign for one of its original properties in Riding Shotgun, which was previously a graphic novel and is now an animated short hosted by Mondo Media on its YouTube channel. Hit the jump for the details.
Ahead of the release of the first film on Blu-Ray and DVD in Japan, Aniplex has finally released the first trailer for the second film in the Persona 3 trilogy in Persona 3 The Movie #2: Midsummer Knight’s Dream along with the new key art for the film. Hit the jump for the trailer.
Crunchyroll keeps adding more neat things to watch, even when you aren't looking, as more Squid Girl has been added in two OVA eposodes, while the first season of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions has been added to the site's series catalog. Hit the jump for the details.
Own an iPhone or an Android smartphone and you've always wanted to play Love Live School Idol Festival, but you couldn't get past the Japan-only restriction? Well, some good news on that front has been confirmed as the game's official homepage has confirmed future expansion of the game outside Japan to multiple regions, as well as an English localization. Hit the jump for the specific region info and release timeline.