Nobody Is #1 In The New Smash Bros. Games, And That's A Good Thing

One of the features of the new Smash Bros. games that was revealed in creator Masahiro Sakurai's Nintendo Direct was the Global Smash Power system. While most people may have overlooked it as a vague ranking system, it offers much more potential than you would think at first glance. » 4/24/14 5:00am Today 5:00am

D'aww... Kim Jong-Un Used To Look So Cute

It's hard to imagine the rotund dictator and supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was ever a cute innocent child, especially after what he did to his uncle last year. But lo-and-behold, North Korean central news agency KCNA recently released a series of photos of the young leader for all to see. » 4/23/14 5:00am Yesterday 5:00am

Project Diva F 2nd is More of the Same (And That's Not a Bad Thing)

It's no exaggeration to say that Hatsune Miku is the most popular virtual idol in the world; so it's not surprising that a new iteration of Project Diva was recently released in Japan. And while Project Diva F 2nd isn't vastly different from its predecessors, it is a welcome addition for anyone who enjoys music games. » 4/22/14 8:00am Tuesday 8:00am

Dating Sims Improved My Japanese

When I announced my intention to date a virtual girl in the newest iteration of Love Plus by asking all of you to help me choose which romantic foil to go after, I noted that it would not be my first dating sim. Moreover, I mentioned that dating sims are the best tool I know of for expanding your Japanese ability. » 4/22/14 5:00am Tuesday 5:00am

This Avengers Bruce Banner Figure Isn't Always Angry

It's been a while since I've reviewed any of the awesome Movie Masterpiece figures from Hong Kong collectible toy company Hot Toys, mainly because it's been a while since I've actually gotten one. Not for lack of want, mind you, but the cost of the individual figures puts quite a dent in my wallet. » 4/21/14 7:00am Monday 7:00am

Chinese Movie Poster is Advertising the Wrong Thing

Every year, less than 50 foreign movies are allowed to be shown in theaters in China. Transcendence happens to be one movie that's allowed in China this year, but looking at its marketing materials, one might think that it's Johnny Depp shilling something other than a movie. » 4/21/14 4:00am Monday 4:00am

Help Me Choose Which Virtual Girl to Date

Dear readers, I am about to embark on an experience unlike any other in my 30 years of life: I’m going to date a virtual girl in New Love Plus+, the newest game in the (in)famous Japanese dating-sim series. But even before I start, I find myself at an impasse. Which of the game’s romantic foils should I date? » 4/18/14 8:00am 4/18/14 8:00am

The Latest Persona 3 Trailer Has Sun, Sand, and a Humanoid Tank

ATLUS just released the 3rd trailer for the 2nd installment of the Persona 3 movie series, Persona 3 The Movie – #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream – and it looks like everybody's favorite self-aware humanoid tank is joining the team. » 4/17/14 8:00am 4/17/14 8:00am