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1:00 PM on 05.08.2014

Soul Calibur: Unbreakable Soul drops on iOS today

In strange gaming news, the Soul Calibur card game, called Unbreakable Soul, is out today for free on iOS devices. The game has series stalwarts Cassandra and the Edge Master looking for pieces of the Soul Edge. Through the ...

Pedro Cortes


3:00 PM on 03.18.2014

Shin Megami Tensei iOS on sale for a limited time

Our friends at Atlus have informed us that the original Shin Megami Tensei for iOS will be on sale for $5.99 for a limited time. That's $2 off the list price, and while it isn't exactly cheap by App store standards, it's cert...

Tim Sheehy



Perfect Square launches limited time digital manga sale photo
Perfect Square launches limited time digital manga sale
by Kristina Pino

Take advantage of a sale on digital manga being offered by VIZ Media's all-ages imprint Perfect Square, running now until February 28th. Titles such as Hello Kitty: Delicious! (reviewed), Uglydoll: Eat Dat!, and all of their Pokémon books are discounted. Some volumes are brought down by just US$1 from the already reduced digital price, while others are marked all the way down to US$1.99.

If you've been meaning to try any of the awesome books that Perfect Square offer, now's a great time to grab a few. Don't let the "all-ages" rating fool you into thinking you're above enjoying them: VIZ Media have some truly fantastic, talented, and experienced artists, writers, and others working on their PS titles.

For a look at their full catalog, check out Perfect Square's main site. Digital releases for Perfect Square titles are available through their iPad app.

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Viz launches digital manga library on Apple iBooks photo
Viz launches digital manga library on Apple iBooks
by Tim Sheehy

Huge news for digital manga fans -- Viz Media have made their entire digital catalog of graphic novels available via Apple iBooks, with 1,600 volumes of manga spread across 130 titles. That's a LOT of manga to choose from. Better yet, thanks to Apple's cloud technology, iBooks will let you share your manga and bookmarks across each of your favorite Apple devices on the go, such as your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Keeping up with your favorite Viz manga has never been easier. 

To top it all off, Viz plans on keeping your favorite on-going series like Bleach, Naruto and One Piece up to date with the latest installments, but will also be using the service to debut new ones as well, so there's plenty of more to come. Finally, it's important to note that iBooks will allow you to preview each volume of manga before spending your hard earned cash, so you know what you're getting into. I don't know about you guys, but I'm loving the digital revolution so far. Any of you planning on scoping this out?

 

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5:30 PM on 10.16.2013

English site for Japanese artists UrumaDelvi opens

Here's a little artsy fun for your week: the artist duo UrumaDelvi have opened their English website. You probably know them best as the creators of the Bottom Biting Bug, but they have a large stable of characters like Twin ...

Ben Huber

11:00 AM on 10.09.2013

Dragon Quest Monsters is coming to smartphones.

Now, we know that Nintendo will not be putting Pokémon on mobile devices anytime soon. (Good for them, I say. Let's not pick a fight about this.) However, Square-Enix is putting their Pokémon-clone-ish series, D...

Eric Koziol

10:00 PM on 03.04.2013

Awaken your old school side with the iPhone's new handset

Okay, I will admit that I am not into Apple products, but Sanwa's new handset looks like a fun little gimmick to show around. Sure, you could use a regular headset to talk to people while you do other things with your iPhone;...

Salvador GRodiles

4:00 PM on 02.12.2013

Get your Pokémon fix anytime with Pokémon TV

The Pokémon Company have announced today that a new free mobile app, Pokémon TV, is now available for iOS devices in the App Store as well as for Android on the Google Play shop. Re...

Kristina Pino



Review: Final Fantasy: All the Bravest photo
Review: Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
by Chris Walden

Square Enix, what are you doing? 

There have certainly been some interesting additions to the Final Fantasy universe of late, and after initially breaking the hearts of 3DS owners seeking out a localised Bravely Default, we wound up with this gem of a game. Except, when you dig under the surface of said gem, you realise it was just a boring old rock after all.

The trailer for the game is certainly intriguing, to the point where I was waiting around the app store for it to finally appear. I have a good two hour commute either side of my day job, so why not try out something that could finally fill the void left by the awesome 10,000,000? As the only chump to cough up the money, I'll be your guide. Onwards!

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3:00 PM on 01.16.2013

Otousan is the illest emcee in the house

Softmap's Shiba Inu mascot Otousan is a bit of an icon around our offices. His fatherly advice and lovely white coat have kept us entertained for years. Who doesn't enjoy having a conversation with a dog? Could you ever imagi...

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 09.26.2012

Facepalm: Demon's Score is way cheaper in Japan

Here's another entry for you to put in the annals of "What the hell, Square Enix?!": It looks like the company that gave us Final Fantasy and a ton of strange decisions, has made yet another one, for it seems like they r...

Josh Tolentino





8:00 PM on 09.25.2012

Party Wave surfing over to Android and going free on iOS

Just a quick update here for you folks, in case you were interested in playing Mistwalker Corp.'s Party Wave but maybe saw a few reviews here and there that were a little less than sterling. And then you thought twice ab...

Kristina Pino