Category Archives: Media Watch

Meet Culture Select, The New Japanese Localisation Team Behind Wish

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Culture Select is an up and coming company that we have high hopes for, as it seems that they’re planning on bringing us gamers and fans even more of these niche Japanese titles, such as doujin games and Visual Novels. Gamers looking to find some of the more niche Japanese titles translated into English (and Spanish) available legitimately currently only have a few options available to them. You have both JAST USA and MangaGamer that are releasing and translating Visual Novels predominantly, while you also have the team at Nyu Media that are bringing over the smaller doujin experiences. But now we have Culture Select to look out for; and we recently sat down with their CEO across the internet … Continue reading

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Interview With Culture Select’s John Baumlin

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We recently sat down with Culture Select as part of a feature on their company. In our feature, we discuss the up and coming company and their plans to localise doujin games, visual novels and more for the English and Spanish audiences. You can check out that feature here. See below for the full interview with Culture Select’s CEO, John Baumlin. — AoG: What is Culture Select to you as the person in charge? What should it mean to the consumers and what brought about its creation? John: I feel like Culture Select is literally being created right now as we speak, through our Kickstarter (link) and the efforts of everyone involved, honestly.  Ever since our first project went public … Continue reading

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U.S. Eating Disorder Website Dangerously Shames Thin Game Characters

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You may have woken up to this particular item being shared around on social media this morning. The US eating disorder help-website, bulimia.com, released an article into the internet where they have gone through and edited existing video-game characters into a more “realistic” representation of how they believe a woman should look. Take note that it was only women that were edited, leading us to believe that only women can have eating disorders, which is probably not the case. At most, I fear that blatant agenda pushing and fear-mongering is now entering the mental health field. My first point of contention with this article is that it fails to take into account the lifestyles of the women characters that they … Continue reading

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Anime PR: SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2015 Smashes Its Way To World-Class Status

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SMASH!, the Sydney Manga and Anime Show, is getting closer by the day and the event looks like to be a cracker once again. Attack On Gaming will be covering the two day J-pop extravaganza on August 8 and 9 at Rosehill Gardens. For now, check out the latest details on the event, as well as some photos of last year’s event below. For those who are new to SMASH!, it might be a good idea to check out our coverage of Day 1 and Day 2 of last year.   SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2015 smashes its way to world-class status Sydney, NSW, July 20, 2015 – Let the countdown begin! Now in its ninth year, SMASH! SYDNEY … Continue reading

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Airplay Hits Turbulence Over Recent Drama

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Over the course of the previous week, some rather interesting news popped up out of the SPJ’s AirPlay events blog. For those unfamiliar with the SPJ, it is essentially -the- organisation for journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists. The group is dedicated to upholding journalistic standards and is used as the meter to test unethical journalism against. The Airplay event is an event run by Michael Koretzky, and is to focus on the topic of GamerGate and the ethics in gaming journalism. Initially, the Airplay event was going to see a panel of GamerGate discussionists debating against a panel of anti-GamerGate discussionists. However, due to a lack of interest from the “anti” side, the discussion is now pretty much one … Continue reading

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The “Senpai Notice Me” JPF X SMASH! Cosplay Workshops! Was Pretty Fun

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Over the weekend, on Saturday July 11, 2015, SMASH! and the Japan Foundation in Sydney held a trio of pre-SMASH! panels for people that RSVP’d to a Facebook event focused on Cosplay called “”Senpai Notice Me” JPF X SMASH! Cosplay Workshops!“. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend one of the workshops, the make-up application one, but I did attend both the Wig-Styling and the Casting workshops. As you can tell, each workshop focused primarily on one thing each, but went for about an hour or so each, with plenty of time for nuance. As we mentioned in the OP, we didn’t attend the Make-up workshop, so were not too sure about what happened in that. However, it was the first … Continue reading

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Gaming PR: BACK IN THE GAME: Insert Coin(s) Returns to Sydney August 6 featuring Street Fighter V and Retro Arcade Gaming

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Insert Coins is coming back to Sydney soon. It’ll have Street Fighter V playable. Check out the details below. — BACK IN THE GAME: Insert Coin(s) Returns to Sydney August 6 featuring Street Fighter V and Retro Arcade Gaming   Sydney’s coolest night out is back – 80s-style games arcade, food, booze, DJs and much more!     Sydney, Australia – July 14, 2015 – After years of unprecedented fan demand, The Oxford Art Factory and Reboot PR, in conjunction with Turn Left Distribution and QV Software are thrilled to announce the return of Insert Coin(s) to Sydney nights starting August 6, 2015.   After a stellar series of events in 2011-12 that combined old-school ’80s-style arcade gaming and hot upcoming games, DJs, … Continue reading

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