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Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Limited Edition Review [Spoilers]

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Madoka Magica is probably one of the biggest anime franchises in the anime industry at the moment. While it isn’t the biggest in length or merchandise, it is certainly one of the biggest due to how it is received by anime fans, casual viewers and how almost everyone has an opinion on Madoka Magica. The series itself is a Magical Girl series, focusing a group of magical girls that hunt down witches to protect people from their harmful effects. However, unlike most Magical Girl series’, the Madoka Magica series is well known for its dark themes and a more realistic look at the effects of a Magical Girl on the world. Madoka Kaname is an ordinary highschool girl that soon … Continue reading

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC, Shows Impartial Reporting On #GamerGate

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Earlier this week, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, or ABC, posted up a report on their official news programme airing on national television about GamerGate. Once again, the station has done very little actual research onto the issue, and has instead cherry-picked its interviewees on the topic, choosing only to talk to people that view GamerGate as a hate movement. For those unfamiliar with GamerGate, it’s a group of gamers tweeting under a the hashtag #GamerGate about corruption in video games journalism. One of the things that this segment can be known for is that it at least looks like it makes an attempt at trying to find out what GamerGate is about, by interviewing people that are involved with it. … Continue reading

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A Night of Karting at Video Gamers League Mario Kart 8 Tournament

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Last night saw the tournament for the VGL, or Video Gamers League, Mario Kart 8 tournament. Held in a (not really) secret room at Strike Bowling at Fox Studios, players drove on in a night of Mario Kart 8 action. The Video Gamers League is a somewhat new gaming league that intends on bringing gamers together both casually and competitively to promote a comfortable and competitive environment where gamers can test their skills against each other. Us here at Attack On Gaming were also participating in this Mario kart 8 tournament. The tournament itself was intense, with some players coming along that have absolutely mastered the racing game. Like, seriously, these racers were burning rubber and taking all of the … Continue reading

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Project Nimbus Preview – A Fast Paced Mecha Blast

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Project Nimbus is the upcoming mecha based action game from GameCrafterTeam and Kiss Ltd. Quite often, PC gamers in general are left behind when it comes to more console-esque video games, in particular, when it comes to fast-paced action games that require a bit more directional control. A game franchise that fits this bill is the Armored Core franchise, which is probably the closest comparison that we can make between a console game and this action-heavy PC game. In fact, we’d go so far as to say that Project Nimbus is the PCs answer to the Armored Core franchise. However, even if players have never played it before, Project Nimbus still stands on its own. One of Project Nimbus’ greatest … Continue reading

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Chihiyafuru Complete Season One Review

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Competitive card games are not something that uncommon in the anime brand of storytelling. We often see shows like Yu-Gi-Oh!, Duel Masters, CF Vanguard and the like popup and try to sell fabulous cards to fans for a hefty margin. However, when talking about Chihiyafuru, were dealing with a different kind of competitive card game. Chihiyafuru follows the story of a small group of childhood friends, and new friends, in the tournament landscape of competitive karuta, a traditional Japanese card game based on matching poems faster than your opponent. But it also about a long lost tradition in the card game. The story in Chihiyafuru focuses on the girl Chihiya Ayase, a girl that is said to be one of … Continue reading

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Official Nintendo UK Magazine Ending In 6 Days

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We just came across this announcement (I guess?) over on Reddit. After a debacle with an Official Nintendo Magazine writer giving negative criticism to a Japanese developed game, Senran Kagura Burst, by XSEED, the publication has been announced to be closing on November 11. What’s interesting about this closure is the circumstances around it. The writer has written that Senran Kagura Burst is “filth” and focuses their entire preview on the fanservice aspect of the game, rather than the game itself. Even more, this has sparked an outrage by one of the people in charge of the game on Twitter, where they allege that the writer had not done research on the game at all (which would have involved playing … Continue reading

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PAXAus 2014 – Floor Tour

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This year was a pretty big year for the Australian Penny-Arcade Expo, PAXAus. The show had a massive turnout from publishers, suppliers, game developers and local studios. There were also some other pretty interesting things at the show as well. This year, we had a bit of a look around and whipped up a nice little video showcasing the show and what it had to offer. Check out that video below. –

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