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Anime PR: Naruto voice-actor Noriaki Sugiyama to attend SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show

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Naruto fans, your chance to meet Noriaki Sugiyama is now upon you! They well be attending SMASH!, or the Sydney Manga and Anime Show!, in Sydney this year. Check out the details below. — THE JAPAN FOUNDATION, SYDNEY presents… Naruto voice-actor Noriaki Sugiyama as special guest for SMASH! 2015 Sydney, NSW, May 6, 2015 — Sydney’s #1 anime convention, SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show, is highly acclaimed for bringing prolific guests to the Australian pop-culture scene. In conjunction with SMASH!, The Japan Foundation, Sydney would like to present voice-actor NORIAKI SUGIYAMA as the third guest for SMASH! 2015. Japanese voice-actor Noriaki Sugiyama is best known for his roles as Uryū Ishida (Bleach), Shirō Emiya (Fate/Stay Night) and England (Axis … Continue reading

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Anime PR: Cosplayer KANAME☆ joins REIKA for SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2015

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The popular cosplayer from Japan, Kaname, is coming along to SMASH! this year. SMASH! is the Sydney Manga and Anime Show! convention held in Sydney for fans to gather and celebrate Anime and Manga culture. Check out the details below. — Cosplayer KANAME☆ joins REIKA for SMASH! 2015 Sydney, NSW, April 27, 2015 — Watch out Japanese pop-culture fans, cosplay fever just got even bigger for SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2015. Following the announcement of REIKA’s return, we are pleased to announce that cosplayer KANAME☆ will be the second guest for SMASH! 2015. Japanese cosplayer KANAME☆ is one of the world’s prominent cosplayers for cosplaying characters at a high level of quality and realism. Since his debut at … Continue reading

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The #GamerGate #GGinDC Meetup Ends With Bomb Threat

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Earlier today over in the US, #GamerGate conversationalists had a small meetup at a local bar a block away from a police station, spread through the hashtag #GGinDC. This meetup would see local GamerGate tweeters, writers covering GamerGate topics, as well as others meeting up to chill and play video games. From reports in the Twitter-sphere, the #GGinDC meetup had a popular journalist at Breitbart, Milo Yiannopolis, as well as a popular feminist and feminist scholar, Christina Hoff Sommers, in attendance. These were two notable people in a sea of gamers willing to discuss gaming ethics over a chilled pint. However, the night would go from people dodging the dancefloor to a sudden fire evacuation within a few short hours. … Continue reading

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Mighty No9. Community Manager Leaves Comcept

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In a post titled: A Mighty Mid-Spring Update, it was revealed that the English community manager for Comcept’s Might No9., Dina, has announced that she will be leaving Comcept. In her message, she states that has resigned from her position at Comcept, and will only be staying on the project as a regular backer. This seems like it is welcome news for a group of Mighty No9. backers that seem to have taken an interest in seeing her removed from the community. For those unaware, there was a small ruckus concerning the manager and the companies backers on the forums a little while back. There is still ongoing disputes with Comcept and their community on Twitter. We’re interested in seeing … Continue reading

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Updated: Gamespot Allegedly Steals Youtubers Footage And Passes It Off As Their Own

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A Youtuber named UndercoverDudes has recently made a video about a game called Combat Arms. This same Youtuber is claiming that Gamespot, the big online gaming publication, has stolen the footage that UndercoverDudes has created of Combat Arms and has uploaded it to their own Gamespot Gameplay channel. To prove his allegations, UndercoverDudes has put together a video showcasing, what he claims, is a theft of his footage. His analysis of the theft involves the gameplay found within the video itself, which is 1:1 of his particular footage. His evidence includes: The kill log which includes his name in it, as well as, well, the footage itself being identical. If these allegations are true, this is a shameful display of … Continue reading

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Anime PR: Japan’s #1 cosplayer REIKA returns to SMASH! 2015

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Image Credits: ゥ REIKA REIKA is coming back to SMASH! The Sydney Manga and Anime SHow! this year. Check out the details below. w0000t! So excited to see her at the show again! — Japan’s #1 cosplayer REIKA returns to SMASH! 2015 Sydney, NSW, April 9, 2015 — With cosplay on the rise as a creative hobby for the young and old, SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show continues to attract thousands of cosplayers every year. Due to strong demands, SMASH! is delighted to reveal that Japan’s #1 cosplayer, REIKA ARIKAWA, will be returning to SMASH! for a second time. REIKA (麗華) is Japan’s top-ranking cosplayer and is well-renowned for her elaborate hand-made costumes and accurate portrayal of male characters. … Continue reading

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Gaming PR: EB Games EXPO 2015 – Australia’s Leading Video Games Event

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Awwww yeah, EB Expo is coming back to Sydney this year in October. Check out the details below. — EB Expo returns with a bang in 2015: Major Publishers & ‘The Umbilical Brothers’ join the line-up The creators of Australia’s leading video games event EB Expo are excited to announce its return in 2015, continuing its reputation for showcasing unreleased games and bringing fresh additions to the experience. Sydney Showground remains the premiere location of choice on October 2 – 4. Tickets go on sale from 9am AEDT on April 16 and will be available to purchase from EBExpo.com.au, EB Games stores and through oztix.com.au. On the back of some huge announcements in the gaming industry this week, including the … Continue reading

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