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Free Comic Book Day 2015

First weekend in May is in fact Free Comic Book Day the country in both North America and in the UK, not sure if other countries have this event in their local stores, Free Comic Book Day has been around since 2002 around the same time when Spider-Man was released in Cinemas in order to take advantage of the film's heavy promotion and related press about the comic book medium and thus the first event was held May 4, 2002, one day after the film's opening.

Since then there has always been a film based on a comic series or Superhero franchise to help boost sales in comics and also Cinema boosts during the first weekend in May but however if you live the UK like I do the Bank Holiday weekend slides in on that weekend in the first week with it being a Bank Holiday Monday in the UK, so this sort of a perfect way to spend the weekend plus grabbing some free comics and manga.

On Free Comic Book Day participating comic book store retailers give away specially printed copies of free comic books, you do get a mix of comics including Marvel, DC, Archie, Bongo and Dark Horse comics. Manga like Tokyopop, Shoenen Jump and Kodansha Comics would throw in the first few pages of a new Manga series that'll be released in a few weeks or months or even welcoming new people in to reading when it comes to Comics and Manga. In addition to comic books, some stores also give away other merchandise, such as mini posters and other movie tie-in memorabilia.

This year's Free Comic Day offered comics including Attack on Titan, Secret Wars, Bob's Burgers, Street Fighter, Sonic the Hedgehog and Batman however there are many more series and franchises that you can get for free. Not all stores but certain stores across countries or even places where you live would have a back issue department where you can pick up Issues of certain Comics at a really cheap instead of paying full price for a comic that was released a few months like Decembers issue of Captain Marvel you can easily pick that issue for 50p if you like in their back issues boxes it'll also include certain board games and graphics novals as well at a good price making it cheaper than buying them online from sites like Amazon. Some retailers and stores would organise stuff like a quiz, cosplay contest, or getting an artist to sign stuff which you can either get for free or pay a very small price on something you would request.

As I've already said this is also a good way to getting someone or even a friend in to a new series or even getting them in to this kind of thing, if they want a good story plot or even a unique art style that you can get in some issues and volumes making it a reason why you should pick up later issues in the future. But it is nice that this has become a yearly event every year since 2002 you can tell it's been here for quite a while and hopefully they'll carry this tradition in the future especially if you live the UK because it feels kind of special if you are a comic nerd or a manga geek and a great way to spend your weekend.

Did you pick up any free comics today or during the weekend of Free Comic Book Day?

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What will Kojima do next?

I've mentioned in my last blog on Could P.T./Silent Hills be officially cancelled? turns out that the news was true that P.T./Silent Hills has official been cancelled after more and more news have been pouring in, but what will happen with Konami now with Silent Hills cancelled and Hideo Kojima leaving Konami after Metal Gear Solid V is released; Konami has stated that the Metal Gear series will continue after Kojima leaves but many fans of the series have said it won't be the same without Kojima in future Metal Gear Solid games.

Once Metal Gear Solid V is released this year it would have been a really good idea if Kojima got a special award in gaming before leaving Konami studios since he is one of the legendary game designers and with a number of titles released on various systems with games like Metal Gear Solid franchise, Policenauts, Zone of the Enders and the producer for Boktai series on the GameBoy Advance.

Both Yuji Horii and Shigeru Miyamoto that inspired him to enter video game industry to begin before working on Metal Gear for the NES in 1987. Kojima was asked to take over a project from a senior associate to begin with. Metal Gear was intended to be an action game that featured modern military combat. However, the MSX2's hardware limited the number of on-screen bullets and enemies, which Kojima felt impeded the combat aspect. Inspired by The Great Escape, he reversed the focus of the gameplay from shooting down the enemy to avoiding the capture. Metal Gear was originally titled "Intruder" during the early planning stages.

Yet another fun fact about the franchise is that Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker was released five years ago for the PSP in Japan and then released in June for the rest of the world. Famitsu rated Peace Walker 40/40 and also the first PSP game ever to get a high score in Japan, a year later it was released in HD for the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection with Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 for the PS3, however Peace Walker HD wasn't part of the HD Collection for the PS Vita.

Most of Japan’s most famous game designers already have split from the publishers that made them famous in the past opening studios of their own. Capcom’s producers Shinji Mikami (Resdient Evil) and Keiji Inafune (Mega Man) have left Capcom studios. Tomonobu Itagaki (Ninja Gaiden) is no longer with Koei Tecmo and Castlevania chief Koji Igarashi left Konami last year. No one knows that if Kojima will have a studio of his own for making games in the future like both Shinji and Keiji have done in the past with The Evil Within and Mighty No. 9; A lot of people I know are still upset that there won't be another Mega Man game in the future from Capcom however a lot of people are hyped about Mighty No. 9 being released in September. I was speaking to someone from one of the StreetPass meets last weekend saying how much they love Mega Man and did suggest the idea of having a kickstarter campaign on getting Capcom to make one last Mega Man game and a farewell to the blue bomber since Mega Man doesn't even exist in Capcom Studios has appeared in Super Smash Bros hinting there could be a Mega Man in the future but past titles like Mega Man Universe, Legends 3 and another Maverick Hunter game have all been cancelled but connecting those cancelled games and making them into one game as a final goodbye.

Going back to Kojima leaving Konami, Square Enix is well known for the Final Fantasy series almost a month ago that Final Fantasy Type-0 HD was released for both PS4 and Xbox One, they also released a demo version of Final Fantasy XV; original called Final Fantasy Versus XIII when it was first announced back in 2006 for the PS3 but after a very small amount of information and trailers over the years it was E3 2013 it was announced as Final Fantasy XV for both PS4 and Xbox One. Previously was the domain of Square Enix’s last remaining big name director Tetsuya Nomura well known for the Kingdom Hearts franchise and character designs for various Final Fantasy games. But after years of development Nomura stepped down and started focusing working on Kingdom Hearts III, the project and replaced by upstart director Hajime Tabata.

After reading more articles it does make me wonder what will Kojima do next after leaving Konami? Could he end up making another stealth game that has a similar idea to what he has done in his past games and making something new?

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Could P.T./Silent Hills be officially cancelled?

So there have been news that P.T./Silent Hills may have been cancelled at last night at the San Francisco International Film Festival, acclaimed director/writer/producer Guillermo del Toro, was asked about the status of Silent Hills from the upcoming title in the long running Silent Hill series from Konami. His answer to the question was, “It’s not gonna happen and that breaks my greasy heart.

The Demo for P.T. will be removed by April 29th meaning that if you've just bought a PS4 and haven't had the chance to check this demo out this might be your last chance before it's gone forever. I have seen gameplay and reviews when this was first released and announced during GameCom 2014 back in August, I was really surprised how well detailed it was when I first saw gameplay of this online plus the surprise fact that both Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro were working behind the game including Norman Reedus as the protagonist.

When first heard about it this morning a ton of websites including my friends were going on about this say that the game has been cancelled, I'm not say that is officially cancelled just yet I know that some sites haves said that Silent Hills may be cancelled but what with Hideo Kojima leaving Konami after the September release of Metal Gear Solid 5. Konami has stated that the Metal Gear series will continue after Kojima leaves but there has been nothing official stated about the Silent Hill series. If I was planning on buying a PS4 sometime in the future this would have been one of many reasons why I wanted to get a PS4 especially when it comes to finding a really good horror game on next-gen consoles; I was hyped about The Evil Within when that was released in October would admit it was a little disappointing due it having some recycled stuff which we've seen in past horror games over the years but at least it made decent horror at least on certain chapters.

The last time I was really scared when it comes to play horror games was in face Project Zero which I've still haven't beaten due to it being really scary and started freaking me out half way through the game. This was a Japanese horror game done in both a third-person perspective and a first-person perspective and your only way in defeating evil spirits is using a camera closer they get to you the easier it'll be to defeating them just having to be careful not to waste all of your film. Yet another game in the series that had some really good horror moments was Silent Hill 2 which everyone will remember the most because of Pyramid Head chasing you and carrying a giant knife; this idea was also used in Resident Evil 3 where Nemesis would chase S.T.A.R.S member including Jill Valentine, you would think you could defeat them with all the guns and ammo you had in stock but most of your ammo is used on defeating either Nemesis or Pyramid Head you feel like you've defeated the main boss in the game nope as soon as you leave to the next room they'll come back from the dead and starting hunting you down like an animal.

To be fair some of the best horror games have come out of both 5th and 6th generation of gaming other games have had some really good horror moments are games like Eternal Darkness, Left 4 Dead, Clock Tower and Five Nights of Freddy's. If Silent Hills is cancelled as soon as more and more info is developed by the end of this week it will be a big shame indeed especially to the Silent Hill fans and horror fans out there.

Were you excited about Silent Hills before the cancelled news?

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Comparing a current franchise and a past franchise both from the same game publisher

Most people were aware that the Assassin's Creed series has pretty much killed off the Prince of Persia series before the first game was released back in 2007. I have played the first game and do admit that it was an impressive game back in the day on who you can Assassinate next on your list and travel across a wide-range of land just like most open-world games such as Grand Theft Auto or Red Dead.

Both Assassin's Creed Unity and Rogue being released just before the end of 2014 giving both disappointing reviews and multiple glitches especially for Unity which has suffered most the on glitches and problems luckily Ubisoft have managed to fix the problems for it. With Assassin's Creed Chronicles released this week on PS4, Xbox One and Steam; Assassin's Creed Chronicles is a 2.5D game the series consists of three games, all of which are currently in development. Ubisoft have announced last month that China will be accompanied by Chronicles: India and Chronicles Russia and are set to be released towards the end of this year.

I have read a few reviews online including gameplay the reviews have been mixed between 6/10 to 7/10 fair scores at least but this has upset a few fans of the series. However when I've first saw the trailer for this the other day the 2.5D platforming really did remind of the Prince of Persia franchise, the last games we saw was the 2008 reboot and Disney's version which was released in 2010 and also there was Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame which was a high-definition remake of the game was made available for both iOS and Android devices. But if you compare the 2D series of Prince of Persia to Assassin's Creed Chronicles there is a little resemblance between both games, the paintbrush art style for Chronicles is impressive to look at in high-definition don't get me wrong.

But these signs what I'm seeing at the moment could well be possibilities that Ubisoft could well bring back the Prince of Persia franchise at some point especially if future Assassin's Creed titles either get repetitive on missions or more mixed reviews both good and bad this could well be a good option for them if they consider it unless they look at another franchise or think of something completely new or creating a new IP but with the same mechanics as Assassin's Creed series has had in the past. I am quite curious to knowing more about Assassin's Creed Victory due to the fact that I love the history around the Victorian era, but the real idea is that it’s very likely that Ubisoft will use references for Jack Ripper is the best known name given to an unidentified serial killer active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. Having tools and weapons that Jack the Ripper used to kill his victims could likely be used in Assassin's Creed Victory this may explain the backstory or before the events of someone else being Jack the Ripper.

This is an odd topic to be talking about when looking at a current franchise and a past franchise both from the same game publisher, you can see the difference if you look closely on gameplay wise and platforming there is a connection.

Are you planning on picking up Assassin's Creed Chronicles this week? Or do you think it's time Ubisoft brought back Prince of Persia?

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Star Wars Marvel knows what is doing right

With Star Wars Celebration Live kicking off at Anaheim with a ton of Star Wars news including the latest trailer for The Force Awakens and EA's announcement including a released and the first trailer for Star Wars Battlefront for PS4/Xbox One/PC these were the two biggest hype from the whole Star Wars event. And already comments on sites and twitter have pretty much been flooding with Star Wars statuses from their favourite games in the franchise to their favourite movies. But you never hear anyone talk about the Comic series you may have seen issues at your local comic-book shop or geek café but you never hear anyone mentioning the series. I rarely read comics in my own time the only other series I've enjoyed reading during the years is stuff like The Darkness and Pretty Deadly.

When I first heard about Marvel working on the Star Wars comics was surprised about this when seeing the brand logo on the top left because Marvel is well known for comics like Spider-Man, X-Men and Deadpool. It was around January 2015 there was quite some hype going around including the launch of the first issue over at Forbidden Planet on a Wednesday night because there were at least two stormtroopers walking around Newcastle. Kept seeing posters on walls and windows in the likes of Travelling Man and Geek Retreat as well, the first issue was on a discount offer if you had a Travelling Man points I even heard the odd reviews on sites like IGN saying that the first issue had good reviews.

Thought I'd might as well check out the first issue after reading the first issue I was really impressed on the art style and detail for this it almost reminded me of Telltale's point and click games of The Walking Dead its art style is almost similar when comparing this to The Walking Dead Game. The Star Wars series for this takes place during the events after Episode IV and before Episode V shows the beginnings of a Rebel Alliance assault on the moon Cymoon 1. The Rebels Han Solo, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO infiltrate and intend to destroy a weapons factory, but their plans change upon the arrival of Darth Vadar whom Skywalker intends to fight, still believing that the Dark Lord of the Sith killed his father.

After the first issue I was wanting more and wanting to know what was going to happen next, so you had to wait a month for the next issue which I did and so far it is every month when the next issue is out in stores or use Marvel Comics App on iOS and Android devices; with Issue 4 to be released on April 22nd its first three issues are based around Luke Skywalker, it is quite likely that future issues will focus on other characters too including Leia, Han and likely Darth Vadar but so far its already on a good start on story telling including its art style as well.

If you bought or planning on buying the first three issues in your local comic shops it'll also come with a Free Digital Copy code at the back of each issue which you can redeem and read the comics on either your iOS or Android which is a nice touch especially if you are a Star Wars fan. However picking up the series is worth the read and also a nice touch explaining the events after Episode IV, Marvel have also been releasing two more comic franchises based on Star Wars one series focuses on Darth Vadar and another series is based on Princess Leia both of them have different stories, however most fans and comic book fans would say that the original Star Wars is probably the best of lot from Marvels library at the moment. If you don't want to pick up any of the issues you could wait until September 2015 for the Paperback copy which would have the first six issues in one book which is what I heard online from retailer sites.

What are your thoughts on the latest news on Star Wars Episode VII and Battlefront? Have you been reading the Marvel comic series as well?

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New StreetPass Plaza 3DS Games Impressions

Nintendo announced in their last Nintendo Direct that two StreetPass Plaza games were coming to StreetPass for the 3DS this on April 16th and 17th, you would need to update your StreetPass Plaza from inside the app and you will see the new items available to buy from the StreetPass Shop. After that speak to the shopkeeper and you'll see the new items available to buy from the StreetPass Shop for both StreetPass Fishing and StreetPass Zombies; both games cost £4.49 each or buy them both for £7.19 however if you've bought either all four or one of the StreetPass games the Shopkeeper will offer you the bundle for £6.29 which is actually a real good deal if you think about this, if you were planning on buying one of them why not pay an extra £2.70 to get both games.

But are both games worth checking out you may ask? I was impressed how good both games were after spending a good 30 minutes on both games; StreetPass Fishing you visit islands to try to catch more than 150 types of fish and legendary monsters with bait received from Mii you have been StreetPassed. Mii's will give you bait everytime they StreetPass you then you will be boarded on a boat to one of the islands and from there you'll be able to do some fishing. Whichever bait you are using you can use it to fish like worms or even prawns like other games that have the fishing feature like Animal Crossing and Monster Hunter its waiting for the fish to eat the bait. Either using the touchscreen or tapping the A button you'll be ready to catch your fish, in order to bring in fish you can use the directional pad or use the touch screen and making small circles to bring the fish in. Make sure that the red bar doesn't go over or even bringing it to shore for too long the fish will escape. When I mention that you get bait from Mii's throught StreetPass you can combine their bait and you'll get even better bait and a higher chance on catching bigger fish or even rare fish; if it comes to catching bigger fish the number of Mii's you've StreetPassed from 1-10 the number of Mii's that are there with you will help you pull in that fish and easier to bringing them in. Does feel nice to be rewarded to gaining gold coins which you can spend on buying and making new fishing rods and even your own fish tank where you can choose what kind of fish you want in your fish tank.

Very likely that Nintendo went for a zombie based game for the other is likely due to people liking horror games and movies or even The Walking Dead series. StreetPass Zombie is an action game which you can receive items based on the hobbies of their Mii Plaza StreetPass characters to defeat a horde of zombies, this is a neat idea to have you can use a Wii remote as a sword which is based on gaming, or using a brush for those who enjoy cleaning as a hobby or using a pillow as a weapon. Basic story that goes with it where the whole city is taken over by zombies so it's up to you to defeat them and save the world, however when playing a level depending on the number of people StreetPassing you you'll see them in a level crying for help you would need to rescue them and they will reward you with a weapon based on their hobby. After defeating a wave of zombies will have to fight a boss at the end of the level as well, there is also medals based on fastest time completing the level or even using more than one weapon. However once everyone has cleared through StreetPass Zombie first time it's likely they'll use the best weapon and carry it over on their 2nd play through and getting it done in the fastest time.

And of course as always there are also new hats for your Mii's both games are considered worth picking up but if you had to choose one I would have recommend StreetPass Zombie for its charming and fun challenge but using various weapons based on their hobbies will remind you of the Dead Rising series where are trapped in a shopping mall or even a casino you can use almost anything as a weapon to fight off zombies.

Will you be picking up the latest StreetPass games?

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10 Year Anniversary Blog- Psychonauts

Tim Schafer is well known in the gaming industry for releasing some of the best games of all time on the PC such as Grim Fandango and Day of the Tentacle; but back in April 2005 Psychonauts was released both on PC and Xbox in North America and then for the PlayStation 2 in June 2005 but UK/Europe didn't get the game until almost a year later on all three platforms.

The first time I've ever heard of Psychonauts was back in 2004 after seeing a trailer for this from buying and playing Blinx the Timesweeper on the Xbox. At first the trailer and seeing some gameplay footage which was one of the first trailers that was shown around 2002, the ability to read people's minds was an awesome idea to see in a video game. Than after reading gaming-comic panels on the internet and reading reviews from both IGN and GameSpot around 2006 I really wanted to get my hands on playing this game mainly because I liked the art style which had a mix of Tim Burton's animation mixed with Pixar animation.

When I got my Xbox chipped was able to play games from any region including copied games on blank discs remember someone giving me a US copy of Psychonauts but however the whole game was in black and white. So instead I bought the UK copy at GameStation in Newcastle using my birthday money I got, I could tell that this game itself was going to be an amazing platformer and unlike any other platformer games I've played over the years like Klonoa 2, Crash Bandicoot 3 or even The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge. It's story is based on Raz a young boy gifted with psychic abilities who runs away from the circus to try to sneak into a summer camp for those with similar powers in order to become a Psychonaut, a spy with psychic abilities sounds like something you would see in an X-Men comic when thinking about this. However Raz finds that there is a sinister plot occurring at the camp that only he can stop. This is where the game takes on the strange and imaginative minds of various characters that Raz enters as a Psychonaut-in-training/Psycadet in order to help them overcome their fears or memories of their past, so as to gain their help and progress in the game including story. Raz gains use of several psychic abilities during the game that are used for both attacking foes and solving puzzles.

Most of its puzzles were pretty challenging but fun at the same, most of its levels were very well detailed especially when jumping in the mind of a wrestling black velvet painter named Edgar Teglee where the whole stage is set in a Spanish city but using Black and Coloured chalk for its landscapes think of The Oogie Boogie song from The Nightmare Before Christmas. I also forget that Psychonauts has some of the best levels including the mind of a mutant-lung fish and going around Fish City smashing tall buildings like in Godzillia, another memorable level that most people will remember especially when myself and two of my other friends would know it straight away after quoting "I am the Milk Man, my milk delicious" you jump through the mind the appointed guard named Boyd, who refuses to open the gates, rambling about a conspiracy and "the milkman" holding the key. Again visiting Boyd's mind, Raz discovers that the milkman is Boyd's pyromaniac alternate persona.

I could go on all day how brilliant and memorable Psychonauts is but if you have not heard of this game or even played I would highly recommend you checking out this game after reading this blog. If you either still own a PS2 or an Xbox you can also pick this up on Steam and also appears on multiple occasion on Humble Bundle deals including Charity Gaming sites at a very cheap price. After this game was released back in 2005 it got so much praise from reviewers including myself who love this game, it didn't do too well on sales by the end of the year, and it had shipped fewer than 100,000 copies. This is sort of a shame because if it had sold more copies like it did Tim Schafer could have gotten to work on a sequel which I would totally would like to see in the future or even a HD Remaster on next-gen consoles like the PS4 or the Xbox One or even on the PS Vita like what they did with Grim Fandango which was released back in January.

Have you played Psychonauts, have any favourite moments?

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Lego Dimensions likely to be the Number 1 toy by the end of this year

At first saw statuses on both Facebook and Twitter that another Lego Video Game was announced like the idea of Lego Jurassic Park but my first guess was a Lego Back to the Future which hasn't been done yet. Warner Bros. has now officially announced Lego Dimensions which will be released in September on PS3/PS4/360/Xbox One/Wii U but won't be coming to handhelds at any time soon on both 3DS and PS Vita likely that if you were taking the Lego parts out with you may end up losing a few pieces.

Lego Dimensions fuses together characters from many franchises, including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future. Quite likely they will add more franchises like Harry Potter and Star Wars later in the future or more news to come either before or after E3 in June. There will be a starter pack which will include the game, look-a-like Stargate portal, Gandalf, Wyldstyle and Batman toys with the bundle. Everything else like in-game expansions packs will be released later after the Starter pack is released including more mini figures and level packs.

This is a cool idea if you grew up with Lego as a child I can tell that both kids and adults would buy the toys it’s just like buying real Lego but instead it’s being used for a video game. After reading and watching the latest announcement it did made me think that toys-to-life games are becoming more and more of a thing where game companies and franchises are just trying to sell and earn a ton of money by the Holiday Sales or at least stay in the sales charts for more than a good year. Another article which was just posted a few hours later after the announcement that Activision isn't worried about sales or even crashing down if Lego Dimensions sells really well and could become the king of toys-to-life game genre bringing in a larger audience in at the same time. Activision isn't the only that shouldn't be worried by this Disney Interactive Studios might be under pressure if they are not too careful I know they are still releasing more characters from both Disney and Marvel universe but what will they release after that?

Nintendo is pretty much doing really well on sales with the Amiibo's certain Nintendo Amiibo's from both Super Smash Bros and Mario Party are becoming harder to find and rare to find. Nintendo had their Direct Conference a few days ago announcing more Amiibo's for both Yoshi's Wooly World and Splatoon; GameStop have already sold out on pre-orders on the next wave of Amiibo's likely that UK stores and sites may have the same problem a lot of people have been trying to get their hands on a Ness Amiibo and Ganondorf at a good price, Amiibo hunting has become a very popular thing after Super Smash Bros was released in November. This has even helped sales for the Nintendo Wii U thanks to this and even using Amiibo's on the New Nintendo 3DS have boosted as well since Lego Dimensions is coming to Wii U this could also boost the sales for the console including its line-up of games that have Amiibo support meaning more children could well end up wanting a Wii U along with Lego Dimensions on their Christmas list both products could be a Number 1 item by the end of this year.

Will you be buying Lego Dimensions on launch?

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The problems of Smash Bros Fighter Ballot on who to vote

Nintendo had their latest Direct video that went live on Wednesday 1st where most people included myself thought most of it would have all been April Fools but it turns out it wasn't, there were some really good announcements including more Indie games coming to both 3DS and Wii U, Yoshi's Wooly World and Splatoon getting Amiibos and the next batch of Amiibos for Super Smash Brothers. The biggest surprise from Nintendo Direct would have been Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei which had a new trailer including some gameplay footage may feel more like a Shin Megami Tensei game than a Fire Emblem game but was very impressed on what it would like especially if it's coming to the Wii U because this is one of the many reasons why I need to get a Wii U at some point.

I think one of Nintendo's mistakes which I would point out which is their Smash Bros Fighter Ballot where you can vote which video game character you would like to see as a DLC character for Super Smash Bros on both 3DS and Wii U. The problem with this is whoever you are going to vote its highly and unlikely that they will appear in Smash Bros because the many reasons is that some characters aren't from the Nintendo franchise and some game companies like Activision wouldn't allow either Crash Bandicoot or Spyro in the game because they used to be the many mascots for the PS1 but after Universal Studios sold the rights to other gaming publishers over the years.

When I was checking messages on Twitter the other day I've noticed that Oddworld Inhabitants would like to see Abe in Smash Bros if it happened if a lot of people end up voting but however Oddworld New N Tasty was released on PS4 at first than making its way to Steam and Xbox One than sooner or later be released on the Wii U, PS Vita and PS3. The problem with Abe that both Oddworld games on the PS1 sold more during and after they were released, nice idea on bringing back forgotten characters.

Another article I've read on GameSpot that Xbox Boss Phil Spencer that he would like to see Banjo in the next Smash Bros. Not only does Spencer think it "would be cool" if Banjo was added to the line-up, but Microsoft and Nintendo have worked together before, so it's unlikely there would be licensing issues. Rare did develop the Banjo-Kazooie on the Nintendo 64 in 1998 including the sequel in 2000 but after they finished developing Conker's Bad Fur Day in 2001 they started making games for the Xbox from 2003 till the present day after the underwhelming sales of Kinect Sports Rivals and Microsoft's announcement that the Kinect would no longer take priority, several people have left the company.

When it comes to choosing Nintendo characters to appear in Smash Bros does make you think who would you want to appear in the game, I went and voted for Professor Layton due to the fact that I love the franchise including its puzzles and challenges from past games but with the franchise being a success on both the original Nintendo DS and 3DS it's likely that Nintendo could consider having him on the list that's if more people vote for him. Other suggestions of characters I've heard from my friends and online friends they would love to see more characters from Fire Emblem appearing or Phoenix Wright or Skull Kid or even Waluigi making an appearing.

Whoever you plan to vote to appear in the next Smash Brothers character as DLC you may want to check if they've been in a Nintendo game or not.

Have you voted on who you want to see as a DLC character in Smash Bros?

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Anime line-up: Spring 2015

With the cold weather finally going away we can start looking forward to some sunny weather over the coming the months, the line-up for Anime lined up for Winter 2015 was impressive with Anime like Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Season 2 of Tokyo Ghoul and Binan Koukou. A ton of new anime has just started and here is a list of a few anime's worth checking out if you have the time between now and until the end of June.

Digimon Adventure Tri-

Fifteen years after the summer vacation pretty much since 2000 when Season 1 kicked off on our TV through FoxKids and itv. A lot of people I know are very excited to watching Digimon again including myself because I loved the 1st Season in Digimon after halfway through Season 2 rest of the Seasons started to go downhill for me.

Fate/Stay Night (Unlimited Blade Works)-

This is the second half of Fate/Stay Night continuing where it left after the first half which finished around the end of December 2014.

Plastic Memories-

In a world where there was a slight advancement in science. After failing his college entrance exams, 18 year old Tsukasa Mizugaki is offered a position at the renowned SAI Corporation due to his father's connections. SAI Corporation is known for its production and management of androids that possess human emotions called “Giftia." Tsukasa's position is in the Terminal Service Department where their main job is to recover Giftias that are close to their expiration it is a graveyard department in every sense. To make matters worse, Tsukasa is ordered to work with Isla, a female Giftia who was never given any responsibility other than serving tea to her co-workers.

Owari no Seraph-

One day, a mysterious virus appeared on Earth which killed every infected human over the age of 13. At the same time, vampires emerged from the world's dark recesses and enslaved mankind. Enter Hyakuya Yuuichirou, a young boy, who along with the rest of the children from his orphanage, are treated as livestock by the vampires. Even in captivity, Yuuichirou dreams big. He dreams of killing vampires. He dreams of killing them all.

Kyoukai No Rinne-

As a child Sakura Mamiya mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind her grandma's home. She returned whole and healthy, but since then she has had the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! At school, the desk next to Sakura's has been empty since the start of the school year. Then one day her always-absent classmate Rinne Rokudo shows up, and he's far more than what he seems.


Based on the theme of Pretty Rhythm series is set in the Puri-Para world, filled with girls' dreams and yearnings for fashion, dance, and music. Seemingly every day, there are auditions that send top idols to worldwide fame on television and online. Laala and her friends are all fascinated with this world. However, Laala's school prohibits Puri-Para for elementary school children. An unexpected chance leads Laala to make her first entrance into the world of Puri-Para, where she just might make her debut.

Jewelpet: Magical Change-

The story follows the rabbit-shaped Jewelpet Ruby and the other Jewelpets on their mission to restore the Jewe Castle, which had fallen from the skies into the middle of the town because of humanity's lack of faith in magic. In order to rekindle human's "magic-believing hearts," Jewelpets transform into humans and come down to earth to study them.

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu-

Nagato Yuki, the shy president of the literature club, has never been very sure of herself around other people. But around Kyon, the only boy in the tiny, three-person club, Yuki finds herself faltering even more than usual. For Kyon, and for her precious club, Yuki must find her confidence and let her true personality shine.


The story centers around Hibiki Amami, a girl who can see ghosts and other supernatural phenomena in her surroundings. The story follows her daily life with both her friends and the otherworldly.

Arslan Senki-

In the prosperous kingdom of Pars lies the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, a city of splendor and wonder, ruled by the undefeated and fearsome King Andragoras. Arslan is the young and curious prince of Pars who, despite his best efforts, doesn't seem to have what it takes to be a proper king like his father. At the age of 14, Arslan goes to his first battle and loses everything as the blood-soaked mist of war gives way to scorching flames, bringing him to face the demise of his once glorious kingdom. However, it is Arslan's destiny to be a ruler, and despite the trials that face him, he must now embark on a journey to reclaim his fallen kingdom.

Other Anime to check out which are starting in Spring-

  • Kekkai Sensen
  • Ameiro Cocoa
  • Baby Steps Season 2
  • Show By Rock!!
  • Kaitou Joker Season 2
  • Takamiya Nasuno Desu
  • Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku
  • Hibike! Euphonium
  • Triage X
  • Houkago no Pleiades TV
  • High School DxD BorN
  • Etotama
  • Punchline
  • Vampire Holmes
  • Grisaia no Meikyuu
  • Ninja Slayer
  • Denpa Kyoushi
  • Battle Spirits: Burning Soul

Is there any Anime you are looking forward to watching let us know in the comments-