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  • Still No For Honor Reviews

    9 months ago

    Eddy Writer - The Know

    For Honor finally debuted today, but you'd hardly know it if you were waiting for the game's first review. Since Ubisoft set the press embargo to today, most people aren't reviewing it until they get proper time in the game's singleplayer and multiplayer environments. Which especially makes sense when you consider that both of the game's modes are always online. 

    So on the one hand, it's a good thing that reviewers are waiting to get a full sample of the game in its actual state -- and there could be an argument that's precisely why Ubisoft set a launch-day embargo. Anything before launch day wouldn't have been the optimal experience. 

    But on the other hand, it could be argued that this is just a way to forestall potentially negative reviews while more players pick up the game. Bethesda got a lot of criticism for that late last year when they said they'd stop sending out early copies to reviewers, but this is just a little bit different. In this case, it sounds like reviewers had access to the game early, but weren't allowed to write about it until the day the game came out.

    Ubisoft isn't a stranger to late embargoes -- they infamously put the embargo for Assassin's Creed: Unity after the game had already launched. Which is sort of like the situation we're looking at here -- it's kind of strange that the game has been out since midnight last night, and we still have yet to see honest-to-god impressions of it. Although to be fair, it's not like day one purchasers care about reviews anyway. 

    So far, the early impressions from reviews in-progress do have some positive things to say about it, so we'll see how those shake out. As it's always been, my worry is that the game won't have too much to offer in the way of depth, and one weekend with the beta is enough to scratch the itch. 

    What do you guys think of For Honor? How do you expect the reviews to go? 

  • 5 Great Anime To Watch On Valentine's Day

    9 months ago


    Happy Valentines Day, everyone! Whether you're taken, single, or it's complicated, you know what you should do tonight? That's right-- you should curl up with all that discounted chocolate and watch some awesome anime with some adorable love stories. From the thriller genre to a straight up shonen-ai, here are some perfect titles to watch on this day full of love.


    1. Monthly Girls' Nozaki-Kun

    "High school student Chiyo Sakura has a crush on schoolmate Umetaro Nozaki, but when she confesses her love to him, he mistakes her for a fan and gives her an autograph. When she says that she always wants to be with him, he invites her to his house and has her help on some drawings. Chiyo discovers that Nozaki is actually a renowned manga artist named Sakiko Yumeno. She then agrees to be his assistant in order to get closer to him. As they work on his manga Let's Fall in Love."

    If you're looking for a classic "boy meets girl meet-cute", this anime is perfect for you. Only 12 episodes, the story is just enough a slow burn to keep you interested, but gets to the cutsie lovey dovey moments soon enough to not leave you hanging. Not to mention, the hight difference between Chiyo and Umetaro is adorable. 


    2. Yuri On Ice

    "Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final and other competition losses, Yuri Katsuki develops mixed feelings about ice skating and puts his career on hold; he attends college in Detroit before returning to his hometown of Hasetsu in Kyushu. Yuri visits his childhood friend, Yuko, at an ice rink (Ice Castle Hasetsu) and perfectly mimics an advanced skating routine performed by his idol: Russian figure skater Victor Nikiforov. When secretly-recorded footage of Yuri's performance is uploaded to the Internet, it catches Victor's attention; he travels to Kyushu with an offers to coach Yuri and revive his figure-skating career. With Victor, Yuri aims to win the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series against his rival: Yuri Plisetsky, a rising 15-year-old skater from Russia."

    Are you really surprised this is on the list? This show has one of the most pure, beautiful, and healthy relationships portrayed in anime in a very long time. Yuri Katsuki and Victor Nikiforov start off as just coach and student-- idol and admirer, but blossoms into so much more throughout the 12 episode arc. In this universe where bigotry and hate do not exist, Victor and Yuri are free to show how much they truly love each other on and off the ice.


    3. Durarara

    "Mikado Ryūgamine, a young boy who longs for the exciting life of the big city, moves to Ikebukuro to attend Raira Academy with his childhood friend Masaomi Kida, whom he has not seen since he was young. After the two meet at the train station, they set out to explore the streets of Ikebukuro. Masaomi warns Mikado about people he doesn't want to cross in the city, such as the violent and superhumanly strong man Shizuo Heiwajima; the information broker Izaya Orihara; and the mysterious gang known as "The Dollars." After running into some of the side characters, Mikado sees a local legend called the "Black Rider" who rides around Ikebukuro on a black bike that occasionally neighs like a horse and who is rumored to have no head under her helmet. The "Black Rider's" real name is Celty Sturluson; she is an Irish dullahan who is in Ikebukuro looking for her stolen head. The narrative follows all of the characters equally, showing how their lives intersect and create a greater plot line from each character's knowledge about a common incident."

    Now, this is a less traditional love story, seeing as Durarara is an action thriller revolving around violence and Japanese gangs. However, the romance between dullahan Celty and the doctor Shinra is pretty adorable. Season one of Durarara is only 25 episodes and is absolutely dramatic and action packed-- enjoy! 


    4. Ouran High School Host Club

    Haruhi Fujioka is a scholarship student at the prestigious Ouran Academy, a fictitious high school for rich kids located in Bunkyo, Tokyo. Looking for a quiet place to study, Haruhi stumbles upon the abandoned Third Music Room, a place where the Ouran Academy Host Club, a group of six male students, gathers to entertain female "clients." During their initial encounter, Haruhi accidentally knocks over and breaks an antique vase valued at ¥8,000,000 (US $80,000) and is told to repay the cost in service to the club as an errand boy. Haruhi's short hair, slouching attire and gender-ambiguous face cause her to be mistaken by the hosts for a male student. After a brief run as such, the Hosts soon realize that she's a "natural" in entertaining girls and promote her to full-Host status. She agrees since Hosting will help her pay off her debt more quickly. The members of the club discover her true gender one by one, but they keep this fact a secret.

    OHSC is an absolute classic in terms of anime. It is hard to find a die hard otaku who hasn't seen this gem of a show. If you want hilarious romance around every corner sprinkled with some genuine heartfelt and possibly tear jerking moments, oh boy will you love Ouran High School Host Club. There are plenty of couples for you to cheer for and multiple love stories to get invested in throughout the 26 episode series, so strap in for a wild ride.



    5. Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi

    "Ritsu Onodera, a literary editor, resigns from his father's publishing company, due to his coworkers' jealousy toward his success, claiming that he is simply riding his father's coattails. He applies for a position at Marukawa Publishing in order to move away from his father's shadow, but instead of his preferred department of literature, he is placed in the infamous shojo manga department, Emerald. He initially considers resigning, especially because he finds his new boss, Masamune Takano, intolerable and unnerving from the very beginning; however, Takano inadvertently convinces Onodera to stick with the job by calling him "useless," his pride forcing him to stay in order to prove his worth. Later, Onodera learns that Takano's old family name was Saga, and that he was an older schoolmate from high school that Onodera fell in love with and confessed to. It turns out Takano still has feelings for Onodera, and he tells him he will make him fall in love with him again. The series shows how Takano slowly achieves this goal, and the obstacles the two face."

    Remember when I said we'd get into some straight up shonen-ai? Yep, here we are. This is an incredibly sweet "slice of life" love story revolving around two men in the manga publishing world. The anime has two seasons-- 24 episodes in total-- and illustrates the realities and hardships of falling in love in a relatable and emotional way. The series also focuses on two other couples in the show, giving it a more well rounded and realistic plot.


  • Fan Service 02/18

    10 months ago


    Hey everyone!

    We are going to be pulling questions from three different social media platforms!



    And THIS Post!

    So ask away and maybe yours will get answered!

    This week we're getting back into Shot of the Week. We've revamped it and are excited for you to see the new format.

    We will also have the decision for what shows we will be covering for Anime Club. After our weekly production meeting, the results surprised even us!

    So be sure to tune in Saturday at 9am CST!

    Oh and Miles is back too, that's pretty exciting I guess.

  • Public E3 Tickets Now on Sale

    10 months ago

    Eddy Writer - The Know

    If you've always wanted to go to E3, now's your chance. The Electronic Software Association announced last week that this year's E3 would be open to the public in a bigger capacity than ever before, and now they've made good on that promise -- and they've put 15,000 public passes to E3 up on their website

    Right now, you can grab a pass to E3 for as little as $150. However, that is the Early Bird special, and that price will soon move up to $250. That $150 gets you access to 3 days on the show floor, June 13 - 15. That's the full length of the show in general, so if you go, you're getting basically the same amount of time on the floor as everybody else -- although let's be real, much of the press will get access a couple days early. 

    This is definitely a big deal for anybody who's dreamed of going to E3 that hasn't been able to go as an exhibitor or member of the press. I'm curious how the event is going to feel for the public -- it's primarily a trade show, and the ESA, while committed to a good experience, treat the conference as such. So they're not used to a huge throng of public attendees who are going to have different expectations about what they'll get to experience on the floor. It's definitely not the same as going to PAX, which is primarily meant for actual gamers.

    That being said, it'll be interesting to watch how this year's E3 unfolds. It's still about 4 months away, but already 2017's show is shaping up to be a good one, with a potential first look at Xbox Scorpio, plus a number of unannounced games heading into the third and fourth quarters of the year. 

    Are any of you planning on snatching up tickets to E3 2017? 

  • On The Spot Submission Thread #85

    10 months ago

    Jon The Risemonger

    I promise not to make them eat anything this week for redemption challenge. Well, I promise to maybe not make them eat anything this week. I promise to think about not making them eat anything this week. Fine, I promise to do a redemption challenge this week that may or may not involve food. GIMME DEM PROMPTS:


    • Finish the sentence: How to...?
    • Feel free to submit more than one idea.


    • Come up with a 2 person scenario where the characters interact with each other a lot.
    • Be as descriptive as you want, this is a scene the guests have to play out.
    • Scenes that work best for this game have a high potential for rapid dialogue and confrontation.


    • Give me a person, a place and a genre.
    • Pro tip: don't use Rooster Teeth staff as your person (including me). Let's leave RT people in the Lazer Team extended universe where they belong.
    • Pro tip #2: don't suggest Trump. I'll ignore it.

    BONUS GAME: ASS SWIPE (Prompts v2)

    • We need suggestions for personality traits of the worst date ever.
    • Submit 1 trait or a even a set of 2 that play off of each other.
    • Feel free to get weird with this one, you've seen how the game goes ;)

    I ate the fish sandwich from last week. I still stand by the challenge. xoxo The Risemonger

  • OUT THIS WEEK - 02-13-2017

    10 months ago


    For Honor - Feb 14th - Xbox One, PS4, PC

    Ubisoft’s new IP, For Honor, finally releases just in time for Valentine's Day!  Want to know everything about the game before jumping into the fray?  Check out our Know Before You Go on the game!

    Sniper Elite 4 - Feb 14th - Xbox One, PS4, PC

    Set immediately after the events of Sniper Elite 3, this new game drops main character Karl Fairburne into a war torn Italy during the events of World War II.  Returning from the previous games is the much loved and newly updated X-Ray kill cam system.  The X-Ray kill cam will now also include shrapnel kills, melee kills, and stealth kills alongside sniper kills.  Aside from the upgraded X-Ray kill cam, Sniper Elite 4 also sports heightened enemy AI, larger maps, the ability to climb and grab ledges, as well as the reintroduction of co-op missions and competitive multiplayer.

    Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition - Feb 17th - Xbox One

    Originally announced in 2014, Halo Wars 2 finally makes its way into the hands of the players!  While the base game doesn’t release until Feb 21st, those who purchase the Ultimate Edition will get the game on the 17th.  In addition to the early access, Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition also gives you the Season Pass as well as a copy of Halo Wars: Definitive Edition!

    Halo Wars 2 features two playable factions: The UNSC and the Banished, who are replacing the Covenant from the first game.  Each faction has its pros and cons as well as a plethora of unique units.  Featuring thirteen campaign missions, complete with co-op, a “rock-paper-scissors” style counter-attack system, and a numerous amount of multiplayer modes, Halo Wars 2 will have plenty to offer in the way of replayability.

  • Anime Tie-In Planned for "The Idolm@ster" Spinoff "Side-M"

    10 months ago


    The theme of "adorably dressed idol girls" is not a new one to anime. From the very popular Love Live School Idol Project to the fairly new Show By Rock, these talented anime girls absolutely dominate the genre and top most fan's waifu lists. And where there are idols, there are always mobile games-- the long running series The Idolm@ster is no different. 

    The Idolm@ster-- for those of you who don't know the franchise-- started in 2005 as a "raising simulation" game where the player assumes the roll of a producer put in charge of grooming idol girls to stardom. You have to arrange their daily schedule, make sure they train and practice enough, but also give them breaks and days off to ensure the girls grow to be the best idols possible. In 2009, Bandai Namco rolled out an Idolm@ster rhythm game akin to Love Live School Idol Festival

    To idol fan's delight, in 2011 A-1 Pictures developed and produced a 25 episode faithful anime adaptation to the game called The Idolm@ster along with an OVA and a full length movie titled The Idolmaster Movie: Beyond the Brilliant Future!.


    In February of 2014, the creators of The Idolm@ster developed an all male spinoff game called Side-M, focusing on training and creating the ultimate boyband. Now, just like its sister series before it, Side-M is slated to receive its own anime adaptation. 

    The trailer shows characters portrayed as doctors, lawyers, and even police officers all turned into male idols which will supposedly be the premise of the upcoming anime. 

    An anime site has launched here: and the first poster has already been posted on the official Idolm@ster twitter.


  • RetroBlox, the New Modular Retro Gaming Console

    10 months ago

    Eddy Writer - The Know

    There have been a number of attempts at letting you play all your physical retro games all in one place, but one upcoming console plans to approach things a bit differently than the others. That console is the recently announced RetroBlox, which will feature modular upgrade support to add new console compatibility over time. 

    The base system will support cartridge based classics such as the NES, SNES, Genesis, Atari 2600, and TurboGrafx 16 -- however, it will also feature a CD drive, which will allow it to support PSX, Sega CD, and PC-Engine CD games at launch. And through the release of future mods, the RetroBlox will basically be able take advantage of games from an almost unlimited number of consoles. 

    Another cool thing about the RetroBlox is that it rips games when you load them. While this might sound like a good way to start up some piracy concerns, the reasoning is sound -- old games only have so many uses, and this helps you preserve old cartridges and CDs with limited use. The makers of the console also plan on providing an online marketplace where you can download some of these titles as well. It's able to make use of these digital versions thanks to what they call "hybrid emulation."

    Anyway, the whole thing sounds pretty cool, and they wisely announced it a couple of months ahead of the launch of their Kickstarter, which should be coming sometime in April. While the idea of a retro gaming system does sound really nice to me, I've always found the hobby to get a bit too expensive, especially with so many avenues to enjoy the classics on current consoles. However, there's definitely a gap in that experience, especially when it comes to something like PS1 classics on PSN. 

    What do you guys think of the RetroBlox? 

  • 51 Questions and Answers for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    10 months ago

    Eddy Writer - The Know

    If you can't wait until March to learn more about Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Game Informer's just put up a brand new video interview with legendary designers Miyamoto and Aonuma. It's a rapid fire interview where they very quickly answer 51 pressing questions about the game

    OK, so not all of them are pressing -- some of the questions, for instance, ask them to guess the interviewer's weight -- but nevertheless, it gives a nice look at some lesser known features of the upcoming Zelda entry. And hey, it's just fun to see Miyamoto and Aonuma cutting up and having fun on the game's press tour. If you're too pressed for time (or too lazy) to watch the video yourself, here are a few highlights: 

    Weapons can break in BotW, but can the Master Sword itself can break: It's a secret.

    What's the difference between Switch and Wii U versions: "You can play Switch outside."

    Can the stamina meter be upgraded: Yes. 

    Does Link have a last name: Link Link. 

    Does it take place before or after Ocarina of Time?: After. 

    Can you eat Epona: Nope. 

    What planet is Hyrule on?: Earth. 

    So yeah, I'd definitely encourage you to watch it if you're at all interested in the game. I'd really love to see more developer interviews like this. It's both charming and informative, and doesn't just come across like some guys repeating pre-prepared talking points from PR. 

    Who here is planning on getting Breath of the Wild on March 3? 

  • Three More Akatsuki Members Revealed for Naruto Stage Show

    10 months ago


    Following the six previously posted visuals for the "Naruto Live Spectacle" stage play, the official website recently revealed 3 new Akatsuki members will be joining the roster: Kisame Hoshigaki (played by Takeshi Hayashino), Deidara (played by Ryo Tsuji), and Tobi (played by Hironori Katayama).




    Along with Naruto, Sasuke, Itachi, Suigetsu, Jugo, and Karin, these three new cast members have their profiles posted on the official "Naruto Stage Spectacle" site which can be accessed here.

    "Live Spectacle Naruto: Akatsuki no Shirabe" will run at the AiiA 2.5 Theatre Tokyo from May 19th though June 4th, Mielparque Hall Osaka June 16th through June 2nd, and will be returning to the Tokyo location from July 29th to August 6th.

  • Fan Service Season 2

    10 months ago


    Whooo!! We did it! We coming back with another season of anime talk show goodness!

    So with this season's return, we have a few changes coming down the pipe.

    For starters, we thought that one of the best things for Fan Service was to switch to a pre-taped format. This allows us to still air on Saturday mornings, while still respecting the busy production schedule of our animation and broadcast departments. 

    Another change coming down the line is the addition of a Q&A segment. For the first week, we'll be looking a questions from this post. But going forward we will be taking questions from various forms of social media. So be on the look out and ask away.

    For this weeks show we will be discussing what we've been watching in the off season, as well as what some of the front runners are for the Fan Service anime club.

    There will also be some changes this season to one of our favorite segments, Fan Service Shot of the Week. Tune in this Saturday, February 11th at 9am CST for some more information.

  • Check Out This Portal AR HoloLens Demo

    10 months ago

    Eddy Writer - The Know

    If you've ever wanted to bring the action of Valve's Portal games into real life -- and seriously, why wouldn't you, you monster -- well look no further. One very impressive new demo dropped online this week, created by famed HoloLens developer Kenny W. Kenny W previously produced a ridiculously awesome Pokemon demo for HoloLens as well -- which worked like Pokemon GO, except for your face. 

    The above Portal demo basically does everything you'd want or expect from a Portal AR proof of concept. It looks like the user is able to put Portals on just about any surface, and is able to throw a companion cube through them. The most impressive part about all of it is how the cube reacts to objects in the real world, like bouncing down the stairs, etc. 

    Again, none of this is REALLY real, but still, it would be nice if it was. It'll be interesting to see if anyone is able to do anything more substantial with AR in the near future. I think part of the success of Pokemon GO was how it was layered over the real world. So far, that's the closest we've gotten to a true AR hit. Who knows what 2017 will bring? 

  • Start Pre-Loading the For Honor Beta

    10 months ago

    Eddy Writer - The Know

    Ubisoft's faction-based hack-and-slash, For Honor, drops in just a little bit over a week. Which makes it pretty handy that they've got an open beta happening for the game this weekend. Starting this Thursday, February 9 through Sunday, February 12, you can play For Honor for free and get a feel on whether or not you want to buy the full game when it drops on February 14. 

    And to cut down on all that download time, you can actually start pre-loading the beta today. That way you don't have to wait around all Thursday night, and can start cutting throats and winning duels as soon as you get home. 

    I'm actually pretty excited for the open beta, because I'm totally on the fence about For Honor right now. It looks like a lot of fun, but I'm not sure if it's going to be $60 worth of fun. Something tells me I'll be able to get most of the experience in just a weekend of play, but I'm really hoping that Ubisoft proves me wrong there. Plus, it's hard not to look at Ubisoft's last big multiplayer-centric title, The Division, and worry if For Honor is going to repeat some of the same mistakes. Early reports from the closed beta have been a bit mixed in terms of how the game plays and whether or not griefing runs rampant, so I kind of want to experience it for myself. 

    Who else plans on jumping into the For Honor beta this weekend? 

  • On The Spot Submission Thread #84

    10 months ago

    Jon The Risemonger

    Anybody watch the Super Bowl yesterday? I watched it. They played a lot of football. I think they should work in some twists every once in a while. Break things up. Like maybe play with 2 balls at a time or something. Anyways, love to hear some prompts from you guys:


    • Go to and find a word or phrase for guests to guess a definition for.
    • Pro tip: try and find words/phrases that are not just weird sex position descriptions.
    • No racial slurs, please.


    You give me a story and I make them act it out. This week I'm looking for prompts about:

    • Something you wouldn't want to happen at a Theme Park
    • That moment when you know that a date is going in a strange direction.


    • Come up with a category for the guests to list off possible answers for (i.e. Things not to say after someone says "I love you" for the first time.)
    • Category with a lot of possibilities for answers are the best.


    • Finish the sentence: How to...?
    • Feel free to submit more than one idea.

    My favorite part of football is the part where Gaga puts on a better show in 15 minutes than 4 hours of athletes running into each other could do. xoxo The Risemonger

  • OUT THIS WEEK - 02-06-2017

    10 months ago


    Fallout Shelter - Feb 7th - Xbox One & Windows 10

    Previously only released on mobile devices, Fallout Shelter makes its way to the Xbox One and Windows 10 with the “Xbox Play Anywhere” functionality.  This new version of Fallout Shelter will allow cross-play and cross-saves.  If you’ve previously played on Bethesda’s older PC version of the game or on Android, you will be able to transfer your saves to this new Win 10 and Xbox One versions.

    Nioh - Feb 7th - PS4

    Nioh is an action-rpg in the vein of Dark Souls that is based on the story of Western samurai William Adams with a supernatural twist.  Players guide William through various missions pitting him against other samurai and yokai!  Nioh is more instance based having players begin missions by choosing one from a menu instead of navigating an open world.  While the gameplay is focused heavily on hack and slash combat, knowing when and how to attack is vital as each action depletes William’s Ki bar, once the bar is depleted he will be left vulnerable.  Additionally the heavier the armor William is wearing the faster his Ki will drain.  If the player dies, much like Dark Souls, all the experience gained will be dropped at the point of death and can be recovered.

  • Attack on Titan Season 2 Poster and Linked Horizon Song

    10 months ago


    Get hype, Attack on Titan fans! Season 2 is right around the corner and Funimation is rolling out some new content to spark that flame in everyone's hearts. The official Attack on Titan website posted the new season 2 poster on Tuesday and confirmed that the infamous band Linked Horizon-- the artist of the first season's theme-- will be returning to perform the opening song. 


    The long anticipated second season of Hajime Isayama's hit anime will premiere on 21 networks on April 1st in Japan whereas Funimation licensed the second season to stream with English subtitles in other countries. Tetsuro Araki-- the director of the first season-- is acting as the chief director on the second season while Masashi Koizuka will be taking over as director. WIT STUDIO will also be returning to produce the animation along with the entire beloved main cast's voice actors. 

    Funimation has provided subtitled for the Japanese official promotional video of season 2 for our viewing pleasure! Enjoy!

  • Movie Diary

    10 months ago

    Jon The Risemonger

    Tried to keep a movie diary last year and gave up around September. Gonna try and pick it up again. We'll see if I can keep it going till end of the year. You can check it out here and maybe start your own as well. What did you guys watch this weekend?

  • If I'm an employee is it still considered fanart?

    10 months ago

    Jon The Risemonger

    Wanted to try my hand at some double exposure designs and decided that all these ELR photos I have lying around would be good fodder for such a thing. Enjoy.



  • Square Starting to Fix Final Fantasy XV Chapter 13 Next Month

    10 months ago

    Eddy Writer - The Know

    Square Enix has been taking a lot of heat for certain portions in the latter half of Final Fantasy XV. Since the game's release, director Hajime Tabata has said his team plans on fixing a few problems with Chapter 13, which seems to take the brunt of the criticism. Fortunately for all you Chapter 13 haters out there, the road to healing will begin soon!

    The March 28 update for Final Fantasy XV -- which will also bring the new DLC focusing on beefcake Gladiolus -- will also start the process of updating Chapter 13. According to Tabata, the first update will focus on some gameplay improvements to make the section a little less frustrating. The next update will come at a later date, since it requires recording new audio in order to help parts of the story make a little more sense. 

    There's been a lot of discussion about whether or not fixing Chapter 13 is a good move or not. Personally, I found it to be incredibly frustrating, so I can see the need for fixing it. But it's also making some people wonder if it sets a weird precedent for releasing really problematic (or unfinished, by some accusations) gameplay and then dealing with it much later after launch. I can see both arguments, but at the moment I'm supportive of Tabata and team doing what they can to shore up parts of Final Fantasy XV that they feel need some TLC. 

    What do you guys think? Did any of you play FFXV and hate Chapter 13? 

  • Need relationship advice?

    10 months ago

    Becca RT Torturer

    I'm thinking about starting a new relationship advice column for Poppycock, but I obviously need some questions before that can happen. If you have any relationship questions that you think would be a good fit, please DM me via my profile on the RT site. Thanks!

  • New PSVR Bundles Incoming

    10 months ago

    Eddy Writer - The Know

    In the wake of sold out units all over the world, it seems like Sony is finally going to be restocking shelves with PlayStation VR. And, good news -- the (fairly costly) PlayStation peripheral is getting more bundles in keeping with the system demand. 

    The bundles were announced via the PlayStation Blog today. The first of these bundles is the PSVR launch bundle that debuted with the headset, featuring the PS camera, 2 Move controllers, a VR demo disc, and PSVR Worlds (a disc full of unique VR experiences). The second bundle will include all of that, except it'll replace VR Worlds with Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, the VR companion to the breakout hit Until Dawn. 

    It's nice to see that more bundles are coming -- up until now, if you missed out on a launch bundle, you had to try to scrounge together all the required PSVR pieces yourself, which could be a bit of a hassle. Hopefully this means that Sony will also be doing more to support VR and VR content in the near future. Last week they launched Resident Evil 7 -- a massive VR title -- with little-to-no fanfare. In fact, most of the promotion for it has been doing by fans and word-of-mouth, rather than by Sony or Capcom. 

    I actually did a bit of hands-on time with PSVR myself over the weekend, and I have to say I'm pretty impressed with what it can do for what's basically low cost in comparison to other VR headsets on the market. The Batman Arkham VR experience, while short, was incredibly impressive, and something every fan of the series should try out. I was also really impressed with PSVR Worlds, and even though I was terrified during my brief time with it, Resident Evil 7. 

    How many of you guys have been interested in PSVR? Have you tried out any VR games? 

  • Final Fantasy Boss Cup Noodle Set

    10 months ago


    Rejoice, Final Fantasy fans and food lovers alike! We may be short on Final Fantasy VII Remake details, but fear not: Square Enix is coming out with something just as awesome to make up for it. Nissin Foods is now accepting pre-orders for "Cup Noodle FINAL FANTASY BOSS COLLECTION Boss Character Package", a package of 15 Cup Noodles representing each final boss from all 15 Final Fantasy Games.


    The bosses in order are: Chaos, Emperor, Clouds of Darkness, Zeromus, Exdeath, Kefka, Sephiroth, Ultimecia, Trance Kuja, Seymour Guado, Shadow Lord, Judge Gabranth, Orphan, Bahamut, and Ardyn Izunia.

    Each set costs 6,048 yen ($54 USD), and if you're lucky, it could come with one of 30 2ft long "Ichigeki Hisshoku! Ultima Weapon Fork"!


    If you want to pre-order this tasty collectors edition, head HERE and grab it for yourself!

  • The Monty Oum Performance Capture Stage

    10 months ago


    Two years on, we still miss Monty's drive, his spirit. His goal was not to live forever but to leave something behind that does. In continuing the adventures of Team RWBY, and in pushing ourselves to go further with each and every story we tell, RT Animation is doing what we can to grow that legacy as much as possible.

    RT Animation just moved into a new facility, and we wanted to be very sure to keep a sense of Monty's spark with us. We are dedicating The Monty Oum Performance Capture Stage in his honor.  We hope that as the team enters the new mocap area to bring characters to life, they take a moment to summon a little extra energy, get more motivated, and are surprised to discover even more creativity than they ever knew they had.

    Thank you to the fans who sent us the star registry certificates, the plaque, and all his fan art that we will be adding over time.

    Thanks for everything, Monty.

    With love,

    Rooster Teeth Animation



  • Hitman Gets Outlandish Trailer In Honor of Complete First Season

    10 months ago

    Eddy Writer - The Know

    In honor of the disc version of Hitman hitting store shelves this week, the folks at Square Enix have released a hilarious infomercial ad for the Steelbook edition. Hitman: The Complete First Season in physical form will also come with all 6 episodes of the stealth murder simulator, along with making-of documentaries, and the full soundtrack.

    But don't just take it from me, listen to these absurd cable channel marketers instead.

    The episodic release of Hitman was met with a lot of speculation when it was first announced, but Square Enix and IO Interactive's experiment has produced a really fantastic, fun game. The delivery structure enabled them to spend a lot of time varying up the game's environments, while still giving fans the sandbox treatments they've been craving from the series. 

    Personally, I've been loving the game. It's my first foray into Hitman, but the episodes make it nice and palatable, and it isn't hurt at all by not having a connected story. I'd actually love to see other games take this same route -- Splinter Cell in particular could benefit from releases like this, with new missions and multiple paths to take for each one. 

    What do you guys think of Hitman and the first season's full release? 

  • The Not-So Oscars

    10 months ago

    Jon The Risemonger

    Out of curiosity I posted a Twitter poll asking people how many, if any, of the films nominated for Best Picture this year had they seen. More than half said "none" of them. Another 25% said "1 at most.". Personally I have seen all of them and would agree that they are all powerful and well made films but can certainly also agree that they are not the only good movies that came out in 2016. So I wanna hear from you!

    Do me a favor, take a second to look at the movies and categories included in this year's Oscars (available here) and then if you have the time, leave a comment here with a suggestion for a movie or even a category that you think is missing. I would love to hear what movies you think should be recognized from last year as well as why you liked them. And please, feel free to pick any reason why a movie should be awarded. It can be the script, the editing, a special effect, it was so bad it was good, someone hot took their shirt off, the opening credits looked cool, an old lady in it said your favorite swear word, Ewan McGregor was in it, any reason you can think of, I'd love to hear it.

    TL;DR Leave suggestions in the comments for movies from 2016 that the Academy did not recognize that you still liked and why.