Showing posts from January 19, 2014

Demon Gaze Gets Its US Release Date... And More

This dungeon-crawling RPG will land on US soil April 22 and in Europe on April 25 both at retail and PSN! Read the full press release and look at some localized screenshots after the break!

Good Smile Company Announces New Figures AND A US Based Distributor/Manufacturer!

Good Smile Company is known for making some high quality, and pricey, figures from anime, games and more. Well today they announce that 4 very popular characters will be available for order worldwide! First up, from "Attack on Titan", we have a Levi Nendroid and Figma! Follow that up with an epic Luigi Nendroid, and Kill La Kill's Ryoku Matoi PVC figure! With prices ranging from $40-$90 before shipping, they are not bank breakers and any desk/shelf should have a few of these! Good Smile Company also announce that it just established a new US distributor and manufacturer in the US called Ultra Tokyo Connection. Based in Los Angeles, they will carry stuff from Good Smile Company, Max Factory, FREEing, and Phat! Company! Now....where did my wallet run off to? Read the full press release after the break

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Launch Trailer

Despite the fact that the PS4 version seems to be running smoother and look better than the Xbox One version, there is one thing we ALL must agree on, the game looks GREAT!

Synology DSM 5.0 Beta Is Out!

WOW, it looks like OS X, Windows 8 and Android got tossed into a blender.  It's sleek, smooth, and runs really well on our DS213j! With new and improved features in tow, including Apple TV and Chromecast support from any mobile device (upon release of the Chromecast dev kit) this seems to be more consumer driven visually, but with all the awesomeness of DSM still present! We just installed this and will be testing it thoroughly, but until then, read the press release after the break

This Is Why We Can't Good Stuff, Concerning Monster Monpiece

The internet seems to be in an uproar over the announcement that roughly 40 cards in the game Monster Monpiece will be censored. Well, we here at the Grotto hate censorship as much as the next guy, but given cultural differences between the US and Japan, it does seem like a necessary evil. As any fan of anime can attest to, sometimes, the fan service in anime will sometimes include minors or young-ish looking women as well as hyper sexualized women or situations that get as close to nudity as posible without crossing over. While this seems to be well accepted in Japan, how often do you see something similar on broadcast or pay TV in the US? Not often. Also anime, while to the anime fan, seems like a huge business, in reality, it pales in comparison to other segments of the market such as TV, movies and games. If this were not the case, some companies would probably still be around like Geneon (Pioneer) and ADV. Now before you say, game like "God Of War had  nudity", An

New Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Screenshots!

We are a couple of weeks away from the US release of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc for the PlayStation Vita! NIS America has released some more localized screenshots of the game. While being an enhanced port of the PSP version, that doesn't make it any less interesting! Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is available on February 11 at both retail and digital storefronts! More screenshots after the break

Time To Start Up Again!

Well, we are now almost into our second month of this year and we have been slacking a bit. Not really, but real life has a habit of interfering. We haven't been just sitting around though. We have a couple of CES interviews, a few game reviews that I am SEVERELY behind on, and more!  With that said, time for me to get back to work!