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Re: The News Thread (for news that does not need a thread)

Postby chaos » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:45 pm

Galaxy Express 999's creator Leiji Matsumoto have been knighted by France: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/cool_japan ... 1211060033

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Postby Zin5ki » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:36 pm

chaos wrote:Galaxy Express 999's creator Leiji Matsumoto have been knighted by France

Well I once overnighted in France. I was aboard an uncomfortable sleeper train as logistical part of a family holiday.

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Postby britguy » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:15 am

theirsbailiff wrote:*Instantly remembers his GAF account hasn't been activated yet*

Dammit, I made an account in September and they still haven't activated it yet. How long does it take for them to activate it?


Can take up to 6months sometimes. Well worth it, GAF is probably the best games forum around.

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Re: The News Thread (for news that does not need a thread)

Postby ConanThe3rd » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:38 am

Ath wrote:
ConanThe3rd wrote:Persona 4 arena is not going to be released in Europe in 2012. This is as much news as I am physically fit. (Note: I am 20'5)

As I said on GAF, I'll hold back on ranting about region-locking. I am still trying to figure out what needs to be done for this mythical European build. Certification processes are different here I know, but Zen have already said that they're not even bothering to get different languages other than English so I'm really struggling to see what the hold up is. But hey, Atlus/Index protected their precious domestic money so it's all OK! :roll:
Well, they'll be laughing on the other side of their faces come [whenever] when everyone's home brewed their PS3 to get the game.

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theirsbailiff wrote:*Instantly remembers his GAF account hasn't been activated yet*

Dammit, I made an account in September and they still haven't activated it yet. How long does it take for them to activate it?


Can take up to 6months sometimes. Well worth it, GAF is probably the best games forum around.


As a goon who's gotten so much out of Something Awful. I will state the ten bucks that it cost to get in there was so worth it.

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Postby theirsbailiff » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:12 am

britguy wrote:
theirsbailiff wrote:*Instantly remembers his GAF account hasn't been activated yet*

Dammit, I made an account in September and they still haven't activated it yet. How long does it take for them to activate it?


Can take up to 6months sometimes. Well worth it, GAF is probably the best games forum around.


Boy I can't wait until March. /s

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Postby Joshawott » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:57 pm

Speaking of March, MangaUK will be releasing Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror on DVD and BD on 25th March.

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Postby Invisible Crane » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:25 pm

One thing I don't get is the UK misses quite a number of niche games, but I've never seen anyone make a big deal out of that, why is Persona 4 Arena so special?

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Postby Ath » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:27 pm

Invisible Crane wrote:One thing I don't get is the UK misses quite a number of niche games, but I've never seen anyone make a big deal out of that, why is Persona 4 Arena so special?
Because it's the first PS3 game to ever be region-locked, thus it could set a very dangerous precedent for future games to be locked on PS3 to protect regional price disparities.

Hmmm, just noticed on Amazon that Freezing seems to have been delayed until April 1 2013. Maybe it's the same situation as Fractale and they're waiting on Australia so they can co-author discs?

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Postby Dannielle » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:41 am

^ Shoot. Was going to get that for the bf for Xmas ... Boo.

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Postby Ath » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:18 pm

Dannielle wrote:^ Shoot. Was going to get that for the bf for Xmas ... Boo.
I just tweeted Manga, they say it's still on for the 17th December
Manga UK wrote:JM says "should be 17-Dec." ^JG
I guess Amazon have got their wires crossed.

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Re: The News Thread (for news that does not need a thread)

Postby Joshawott » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:59 am

Madman have licensed Sword Art Online, Magi, K, Blade of Tempest and Fate/Stay Night Ultimate Blade Works.

I guess the chances of MangaUK possibly getting SAO have increased.

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Postby ConanThe3rd » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:12 pm

Good, an' if they welch on the Blu Rays, we know Madman will probably out them in due time.

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Re: The News Thread (for news that does not need a thread)

Postby reborn » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:27 pm

Joshawott wrote:Madman have licensed Sword Art Online, ... Blade of Tempest

Here's hoping Manga/MVM pick up both of the above.

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Postby Just Passing Through » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:36 pm

More Australian acquisitions... from Supanova Brisbane

Hanabee...

Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge : Season 2
Ef: A tale of melodies & BLURAY for both memories/melodies
Alien 9 - Hanabee's 1st resurrection title and available for the first time in Australia
BAKEMONOGATARI

Madman

K
HELLSING ULTIMATE – EPISODES V-VIII
MAGI: THE LABYRINTH OF MAGIC
BLAST OF TEMPEST
SWORD ART ONLINE
BLOOD C
K-ON! THE MOVIE
BLEACH THE MOVIE: HELL VERSE
FATE/STAY NIGHT – UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS


I'm actually more excited about the AU announcements than the UK ones at Expo, especially some of those announced here already. If certain titles don't get Kaze'd releases down under, I'll be importing for sure.

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Re: The News Thread (for news that does not need a thread)

Postby Cathe » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:03 pm

Bakemonogatari! I'm not familiar with Australian releases....will this be a DVD version? and will it be cheaper than the USA special set? (if anyone knows yet of course! :P). I can't afford to pay anything too outlandish so a basic dvd set of that show will do me since I doubt it will ever be out here. It's too weird for England XD

(plus I haven't bought a multi region blu ray player yet. Sticking with PS3 for the moment.)


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