With titles like Naruto, Dragon Ball Z and Rurouni Kenshin, Shonen Jump is the most popular comic magazine in the US. But it's even bigger in Japan. That's why this is big news. The January issue of Monthly Jump, which goes on sale December 6 (or one week before Blue Dragon's December 12 release) will feature Blue Dragon ST (that's Secret Trick.) Bigger news: Weekly Shonen Jump will be getting Blue Dragon: Raf Grad, drawn by the same artist who works on immensely popular Jump title
Dancing with Link
Do you ever read press releases? We read them every day. They range from bland to moronic to hilarious nonsense - and here's a prime example of that last one. "Call your friends, cancel your plans and set your cell phone on vibrate. The first TV commercial for Nintendo's amazing new Wii video game system is set to air Tuesday night."
Are they serious?
At any rate, yes - the commercial will be on tonight. During Dancing with the Stars. The good news? It'll also be on YouTube
PlayStation 3: it's there
So the PS3 went on sale in Japan this past Saturday. Next Generation reports that 88,400 units were sold over the weekend, a bit more than the 80,000 that Sony promised (well, after cutting the launch down from 100,000, that is.) By now you've maybe read about the dark side of the PS3 launch: fat cat businessmen forcing immigrants into line to buy units to auction off, at least as far as Kotaku reports. We don't doubt that it's (basically) true. It was a matter of
So, here we are. The final day of our gargantuan 101 greatest gaming moments list, but before you skip and click straight to our number one moment, why not take some time to reflect on all the great gaming moments that have preceded this momentous day by hitting the links below:
• Day one: 101-71
• Day two: 70-51
• Day three: 50-31
• Day four: 30-11
Good stuff, hey? From Stuntman at 101 to Sonic Adventure at 11 and all the moments of golden-edged gaming goodness in between
If you have a PSP you know that Sony's always updating the firmware that runs the unit. Same story with PS3. According to Kotaku - via a press release from Sony Japan - the PS3 will require an immediate update the day it's released, to enable the latest bells and whistles Sony's cooked up - namely, the PlayStation Network. Not shocking, not problematic. Of course, people are complaining (anyone remember the dashboard update Microsoft did like a week ago? Nobody seemed to
We're almost there. Since Monday we've counted down our greatest gaming moments from 101 to 31 and if you've missed any of the action so far we recommend that you get busy with the links below:
Day one: 101-71
Day two: 70-51
Day three: 50-31
Today we bring you our penultimate collection, which includes appearances from some big name virtual superstars such as Mario, Link, Sonic, and Snake.
Make sure you join us again tomorrow for the final countdown as we reveal our top 10 greatest gaming
In the first two days of our shockingly spectacular 101 greatest gaming moments countdown we have already cherry-picked our favorite moments from such games as Pikmin, Crazy Taxi, Katamari Damacy, SSX 3, Dead Rising, Devil May Cry, Grand Theft Auto III... in fact, why don't you just click the links below and see which moments we chose for yourself:
Day one: 101-71
Day two: 70-51
Today's list rattles its way from 50 down to 31, and don't forget to join us again tomorrow when we bring you the
Tournament of masters
In the US, Virtua Fighter is just starting to take off. Why not read our latest Virtua Fighter 5 preview to find out what the big deal is? The game's already out in Japanese arcades, so last weekend Sega held the Otenami Haiken 5 tournament, which attracted the best players in Japan. If you want to see why we go crazy over this game, you need to look no further over this YouTube video. The action starts at 3:26 (go ahead and fast-forward) and when it does, this
Our almighty 101 greatest gaming moments list powers on at full speed again today as we charge our way from 70 down to 51.
If you missed yesterday's list, then we suggest you check it out immediately to see our 101 to 71 moments.
Anyway, enough of the chit-chat, let's get on with the list...
Warning: There are spoilers within this
They call it "sekuhara"
It's all over the web: here, check Game|Life. Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki - the man responsible for the bathing beauty above - has been busted for sexual harassment. A female coworker has, apparently, sued Tecmo because the company refused to do anything about it, reports Japanese news site Zakzak. There's not much to say, really. Who would have ever thought that the man most guilty of objectifying women in gaming might do it in real life? Hey - maybe he was