May 10, 2016

The Star Mazer Team is Eating Hot Peppers for Potions: A Curious Tale

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Our Awesome editor Renee Gittens is in the last hours of her Kickstarter  ! To support her, friends of the site and Star Mazer devs, are eating HOT PEPPERS on their stream which is currently hosting over 90 people who are all donating to get them to eat hot peppers.

In case you haven’t been following Renee has just a few hours to make her dreams come true, she left a safe job in tech to follow her dream and develop a game that everyone would love. So please go watch the stream, get out there, and support her and watch the wacky devs from Star Mazer eat hot peppers for Renee and Potions!

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Miitomo update is now Available, adds more invite options

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Jason Nason

Nintendo has released the update for Miitomo in app stores, which can now be downloaded. The app isn’t prompting do the update, but it can be done manually through the app stores.

The update will now allow expanded ways to invite friends to the app, inckuding via email. The update is 11.20M and brings the app to version 1.2.0.

Here are the features in the update:

  • Added feature for inviting friends via email, SMS etc.
  • Friend requests and blocking can now be carried out from comment and heart lists.
  • When posting Miifotos in the comment list, existing Miifotos can now be edited and posted.
  • An “Answer” option has been added to All Answers.
  • Implemented other bug fixes and speed increases.

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Circle confirms Conveni Dream headed to 3DS May 26th

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Jason Nason

Circle Entertainment confirmed over social media on Thursday that their upcoming import title Conveni Dream will be released in the Nintendo 3DS eShop this month. They then confirmed earlier today that they are looking to have the game hit the 3DS eShop on May 26th at a targeted price of $5.00.

Conveni Dream was developed by Arc System Works, was released in Japan in September of 2014.

Conveni Dream is a shop management simulation game. As the novice owner of a convenience store, it’s up to you to sells goods and make your store flourish. You’ll be tasked with the arrangement of shelves and products, dealing with angry customers, and also managing a variety of events and missions that occur throughout the year.

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Pokémon Sun and Moon starter Pokémon and release date revealed

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Jason Nason

The Pokémon Company International unveiled the first details of the highly anticipated titles Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon today, starting with a first look at three new first-partner Pokémon and the packaging. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will launch in North America on November 18th exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS.

Following in the tradition of previous games in the Pokémon series, players choose one of three special Pokémon to be their first partner. These are among the first Pokémon players will encounter in the game. In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, players will be able to choose between the newly discovered Grass- and Flying-type Pokémon Rowlet, Fire-type Litten, and Water-type Popplio.

For a Pokémon Trainer, knowing the Pokémon types and how they match up against one another in battle is vital. Grass-type Pokémon are strong against Water types, but weak against Fire types. Fire-type Pokémon are strong against Grass types and weak against Water types. And Water-type Pokémon are strong against Fire types, but weak against Grass types.

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Manga Review: Mai Ball

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

 Special guest piece by: Nikki Bronx

It’s all about my…

Wait, no it’s about me!?!

Actually, it’s all about Mai. Specifically the cute, shy daydreamer Mai and her secret love for her best friend Kunimitsu. In the world of Mai her life revolves around Kunimitsu, school and unfortunately for Mai football. Yes this manga has a sports theme to bad poor Mai doesn’t like football. But the love of her life Kunimitsu does and that’s her problem shes trying to solve.

When Mai was little Kunimitsu asked Mai to help him become a better football player. Thinking it would help her get closer she agreed. Years later Kunimitsu is now considered a genius at football and Mai’s love for him has only grown more intense. The story grows more interesting as it seems Kunimitsu is totally oblivious to Mai’s feelings. Making things even more unusual is all the time she spent helping him train Mai has grown to a very skilled football player and possibly of equal ability as Kunimitsu himself.

You get drawn into rooting for Mai hoping she will tell him the truth of how she feels but the world around her has other plans. Even if Kunimitsu is oblivious to Mai’s feelings his love for football has him begin to push Mai to embrace the same love he has. As this revelation happens Mai feels her skills are  not good enough and even points out she hates the sport and only did things to help him. Kunimitsu appears ignorant to her feelings about the sport and begins to plan on ways for her to share his same ideals about the game.


While he works on making Mai share his love for football Mai is working on how to tell him how she feels. If these two weren’t having enough fun then comes Reika a girl who also has a crush on Kunimitsu  and has resentment to Mai for being so close to him. Working on how to separate them she pulls Mai into a football challenge to see who the better of the two is. This is when you get to see the power of magic as Kunimitsu helps bring out Mai’s true abilities with a conjure – a kiss.

Finding her true power Mai confronts Reika on the field and it is here you see her true power shine in the sport. Too bad the magic also causes her imagination to go out of control and she has daydreams of love love with Kunimitsu. Even caught in her imagination Mai somehow beats Reika and is invited to join the girls team at the school. As the win is announced you are introduced to the all-girl football team and they are a wild and varied group of girls.

And the adventure continues…

For the love of the sport and of course for Kunimitsu’s affection!



FFXIV Sephirot Fight PAX East Gameplay

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Square Enix brought the latest primal battle from Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward to PAX East last month, giving non-subscribers and newcomers to the game the chance to take down Sephirot on the show-floor.

The newest threat to Eorzea might be several months old – being introduced in late February – but the fight took center stage at Square Enix’s PAX East booth. Two rows of 4 demo stations were lined back to back with one player’s screen being broadcast on a large screen facing the crowd outside Square’s booth.

Check out two minutes of my favorite class, the bard, taking on this behemoth!

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