vendredi 25 septembre 2009

Chibi Japan Expo

Chibi Japan Expo will be held from October 30th to November 1st 2009 in Paris-Est Montreuil. Many special guests will be there such as Hangry and Angry, Rika Ishikawa, Hitomi Yoshizawa. Moreover, Singer Kei Aoi will be present at a special conference.

Source : Animeland

jeudi 24 septembre 2009

Sony to cut PSP-3000 Price

Sony announced to cut the PSP-3000 price to 16,800 Yen (~$218) in Japan. There is no comment about a price cut in Europe/US at the moment.

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New Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker trailer

New MGS Peace Walker trailer released.

Nintendo Wii price cut for Europe

According to Retailers in Europe, Nintendo will lower the Wii price to Eur 199 on October 2nd.

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Hideo Kojima and publishers on Project Natal

Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear) praised the potential of Project Natal at a TGS conference. Furthermore, other publishers like Sega, Capcom, EA, Blizzard will announce they are working on games that use the new controller.

Kojima said "We are going to see the same sort of revolution of going from 2D games to 3D games with the move to Natal. It has the great potential to change your life just like the NES did".

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TGS : New FFXIII PS3 Slim Bundle

A new Final Fantasy XIII PS3 Slim bundle was revealed at the Tokyo Game Show. It includes a 250GB hard drive and Final Fantasy XIII. The white design is imprinted with a stenciled image of the heroine. This bundle will be released on December 17th in Japan.

Source : Eurogamer

mercredi 23 septembre 2009

Resident Evil 5 Director's Cut in preparation

Patricia Ja Lee confirms an updated version of Resident Evil 5 called Resident Evil 5 : Alternate Edition which will support the new motion controller. The game should be available in Spring 2010.

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Nintendo Wii price cut confirmed

Nintendo Wii price cut is confirmed for US and Japan. There is no announcement for a similar measure in Europe but an expanded bundle at the same price is expected in retail stores including Wii motion Plus, Wii Sports Resort, and a nunchuk. Furthermore, Super Mario Wii will be hitting shelves on November 15th, 2009 in the US

Source : Nintendo

Manga Drawing Book for Beginners

Here is a new 'How to draw Manga' book for beginners from Pearson.
The book is targeted to beginners and will teach you the Foundations of Manga drawing.
It was written by a teacher at Eurasiam/Yutaka - the first European Manga Drawing school. I attended their Manga drawing class for a whole year and learned some interesting tips. Of course, You will never replace a 'real teacher' by a book but it is always good to learn at your own pace . Some two week workshops are offered in Paris during holidays for those who wish to get a complete Manga Drawing experience (Foundations of Manga Drawing , Japanese 101 and Photoshop course are included in the package). The Book is available in French at the moment and includes Flash tutorials.

Check the contents or the dedicated website.

Yoshito Usui found dead

Yoshito Usui, Manga artist best known for his popular manga Shin Chan was found dead in the Nagano Mountains. An accidental fall from a cliff is suspected.

Microsoft to acquire Electronic Arts ?

Microsoft would consider buying Electronic Arts according to several rumors. Both companies refused to comment on this speculation.

Nintendo Wii Price Cut Soon

Nintendo should confirm a price cut for the Nintendo Wii on Friday, September 27th 2009 ($199.99) according to a leaked document from Best Buy.

Source : Engadget

New Xbox 360 Elite Bundle ?

Microsoft might release a new Xbox 360 Bundle with Pure and Lego Batman on October 2009 for less than $ 300 (Eur 200 ) according to ArtsTechnica

mardi 22 septembre 2009

Ponyo released on DVD and Blu-Ray this Winter

Ponyo will be released on DVD/Blu-Ray on December 8th, 2009

Source : Animeland

Sony offends Nigeria

Sony has pulled an ad which offended the Nigerian Federal Government. The ad is for the new Slim PS3 and shows a man who says 'You can't believe everything you read on the internet otherwise I'd be a Nigerian millionnaire by now".

source : TGDaily

Takashi Murakami Paints Self-Portraits

Takashi Murakami Paints Self-Portraits at the Galerie Emmanuel-Perrotin in Paris until October 17, 2009.

Takashi Murakami is a contemporary artist who works in digital and fine arts media. He developed his own style called superflat influenced by the Poku culture (pop+otaku).

Nodame Cantabile in Paris

Some scenes based on the manga will be shot in Paris on September 24, 2009.
If you want to be a background actor, contact and include photo, name, email and phone number

Source : Pika

Dreamcast games on Playstation Network ?

According to a marketing document leaked, Dreamcast games might appear on the Playstation Network.