May 7, 2016

Eve Online Celebrates Its’ 13th Birthday

Posted on May 7, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Can you believe that CCP’s baby, EVE Online, has turned 13? Usually, the teenage years are a time for rebellion, Defiance and not a Tabula Rasa for long time fans. But since all of those games no longer exist – it’s actually an amazing milestone for a massively multiplayer online title to be live for such  a long time.  EVE: Online joins the leagues of games like Ashron’s Call, Everquest 1 and Lineage II as being one of the few games from the golden age of MMOs in the mid-00s to still welcome new players.

Developers CCP is celebrating this major anniversary with an in-game event known as “Capsuleer Day” this weekend, sponsored by the in-universe technology conglomerate Upwell Consortium. All active pilots will be given a new Upwell themed skin for their capsules and a set of “festival launchers” allowing pilots to launch celebratory fireworks into the vacuum of space

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Joining in on the festivities this weekend it’s third hard at all – you can snag a 21 day trial through the following referral link, download a 14 day trial from the Steam Store or if you’re ready to commit you can purchase the Eve Core Bundle on Steam at 75% off ($5.75 CDN).

The core starter pack includes:

  • A Venture mining frigate
  • A full set of modules & equipment
  • Over two dozen primary skills unlocked and ready to train
  • A deployable mobile depot
  • Prototype skill booster
  • 30 days of game time

CCP haven’t been letting EVE Online sit idle – their latest major expansion Citadel launched just last week and is part of a larger plan to update player owned structures over the foreseeable future. The next structures – Drilling Platforms and Mining Arrays are expected to be rolled out in the summer and winter respectively.


Inside System developing Dark Witch RPG

Posted on May 7, 2016 by Jason Nason

Inside System, who developed both The Legend of Dark Witch games on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, have announced a third game in the series. The game, which is called Brave Dungeon, is a 2D role-playing game. The game is scheduled for release in the Japanese 3DS eShop sometime in 2016.

Both of the first two games were localized and released in North America by Circle Entertainment, so chances are good that this game will make it to North America later this year, or possibly early next year.

Check out the trailer and some screens from the game below.

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Loot Crate Anime re-branded as Loot crate anime x Crunchyroll

Posted on May 7, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Loot Crate brings some of the best geeky nerdy gamer gear to the table already with their subscription boxes, and now anime fans are going to be able to get in on the action. Crunchyroll is of course the best source for streaming anime on the internet, and one of our favorite partners (try a 15 day free trial on us!) This is practically a match made in heaven as it will grant much greater access to the folks from loot crate to Crunchyrolls extensive network of Japanese contacts for licensing.

The first crate to feature this match made in heaven will be themed as “UNITY”. Loot Crate says that “the new partnership will bring increased access to licensors, discounts for Crunchyroll premium members, and Crunchyroll branded items to the new box. I recently did an unboxing of my first ever Loot Crate Anime and I could have been happier with the variety of quality of the included items.  Now lets take a look at what Loot Crate says will come with this new subscription and what benefits you will get if you already subscribe.

Loot Crate Anime x Crunchy

A match made in heaven, I think so just look how pretty the box is!

  • All Crunchyroll Premium subscribers will now receive an additional $5 monthly discount on their Loot Anime subscription. This discount is available to both new and existing Loot Anime subscribers. For 3-, 6- and 12-month Loot Anime x Crunchyroll subscriptions, the discount will be an additional $10, $20 and $40 respectively.

  • Loot Anime will have early access to Crunchyroll’s content schedule, anime licensing expertise and relationships in Japan to ensure the merchandise inside the crate features the hottest anime on Crunchyroll.

  • The Loot Anime crate will now include Crunchyroll branding and colors.  In addition, this month’s theme of Unity contains exclusive artwork featuring Crunchyroll’s Hime Chan and Loot Anime’s main character as well (whose name has yet to be revealed!)

Those are some pretty awesome benefits, I love Crunchyrolls cute orange themed mascot (dubbed by Crunchyroll as Hime Chan) and would love to see more of her on soft goods like hats and socks. I am eager to receive my first month’s box and see what’s inside. So far we know the crate will feature Crunchyroll’s Hime Chan and Loot Anime’s monthly theme mascot (whom has no name yet). The Unity crate will celebrate characters coming together to achieve greatness and will feature four exclusive from the following franchises: “The Boy and the Beast,” “Dragonball Z,” “Fullmetal Alchemist” and “Yo-Kai Watch.” Additionally the box will be rebranded as Loot Crate anime x Crunchyroll and items (and im guessing the box) will feature both Hime Chan, and the unnamed box mascot.

Existing Loot Anime members will not need to change anything and will still get their crates just like normal. The first Loot Anime x Crunchyroll crate is on sale today and offers exciting and new member benefits to Loot Anime and Crunchyroll premium subscribers: 5$ off of their loot crate! For 3, 6 and 12 month Loot Anime x Crunchyroll subscriptions, the discount will be an additional $10, $20 and $40 respectively.  It’s a pretty great vale with each crate being valued at about $60USD, and if you are a fan of anime who maybe can’t make it to conventions to get merch, or just wants to collect cool things like funco pops, and T-shirts that no one else can get, this new marriage of Loot Crate and Crunchyroll is for you.


It’s Free Comic Book Day TODAY

Posted on May 7, 2016 by Jason Nason

TODAY is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, and with that in mind here are a few video game related comics that will be avilable sans purchase on Saturday. Check out the Free Comic Book Day website for a full list of participating shops and books available.


Get the best of both worlds with the Sonic Sampler! Hot on the heels of the all-new epic Sonic comics event, “Panic in the Sky,” comes a supersonic sampling of stories for Free Comic Book Day! Join Sonic and friends as they band together to save the world from the evil ambitions of Dr. Eggman in these select stories from Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Universe! Plus, get a sneak peek of what’s to come with a special “Fast Forward Feature” that you’ll have to see to believe! – ARCHIE COMICS

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata, Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Matt Herms
Rating: All Ages


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