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Revolutionary Girl Utena Gets Another New Manga Chapter This Winter

Anime News Network - 1 hour 2 min ago
1st new chapter debuted on Friday
Categories: General Anime

Myrkur unveils new “Ulvinde” video

Metal Insider - 1 hour 37 min ago
Myrkur unveiled a powerful video for the brand new song “Ulvinde,” taken from her upcoming album, Mareridt a Danish word for “nightmare.” It seems this record will showcase Myrkur overcoming her personal demons and finding a form of inner strength by secluding herself from the outside world. However, we won’t know that entirely until it […]
Categories: Music

Fairy Tail Creator Hiro Mashima Celebrates Manga's End

Anime News Network - 1 hour 37 min ago
Fairy Tail creator Hiro Mashima's staff already celebrated the completion of the manga by giving Mashima a commemorative glass trophy earlier this month....
Categories: General Anime

Namco Museum Nintendo Switch Game's Launch Trailer Streamed

Anime News Network - 2 hours 7 min ago
Game launches via Nintendo eShop on Friday
Categories: General Anime

Corey Taylor says Chad Kroeger’s bandmates apologized following ‘Nickelback lite’ comment

Metal Insider - 2 hours 21 min ago
Corey Taylor has been on the road with Stone Sour, and during their trek, fans from across North America have been shouting, “fuck Nickelback.” It all started when Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger called Stone Sour, “Nickelback lite.” Taylor’s first reaction was to remind the frontman he was once considered the ugliest dude in rock followed […]
Categories: Music

Watch Floridian fan attempt to mosh in a garbage can

Metal Insider - 2 hours 59 min ago
It seems anything is possible when it comes to a mosh pit. There have been dinosaurs, aliens, chickens, superheroes, and many more packed between the moshers and headbangers. However, there’s always that one who finds a way to step their game up. Late last month on June 30th, a fan managed to walk into a […]
Categories: Music

Angel Beats! -The Last Operation- Manga Launches on August 30

Anime News Network - 3 hours 7 min ago
Yuriko Asami, Jun Maeda return for series with new story
Categories: General Anime

Review/Photos: Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, KISS headline Second Annual Chicago Open Air Festival

Metal Insider - 3 hours 28 min ago
The second annual Chicago Open Air Festival took place this past July 14th-16th at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. Metal Insider was on site to take in all the music, food, and experiences. Friday Arriving Friday afternoon, the sounds of Failure/Anthem rang out as they opened the second stage to a crowd who was still […]
Categories: Music

Monster Hunter: World Game's Videos Preview All 14 Weapons

Anime News Network - 4 hours 7 min ago
Game slated for PS4, Xbox One in 2018 with PC release to follow
Categories: General Anime

Review: Ghost scare up an Iron Maiden off date, 7/20/17, The Fillmore Philadelphia

Metal Insider - 4 hours 22 min ago
Ghost provides an evening immersed in the hyperreal. One can look at the Ghost stage and imagine themselves in some type of alternate reality where one comes to worship at the altar of Papa Emeritus in his infernal and nocturnal glory. Over 2,500 members of the flock attended Papa’s ritual in Philadelphia last night at […]
Categories: Music

Egglia: Legend of the Redcap Smartphone Game Slated for August 3

Anime News Network - 5 hours 7 min ago
New trailer streamed for upcoming English-language release
Categories: General Anime

Cars 3: Driven to Win (XOne)

gamrFeed - 6 hours 2 min ago

Cars 3: Driven to Win, based loosely on the movie Cars 3, is one of the rare examples of a game based on a film that's actually fun. Oddly, it does this without really drawing on Cars 3's narrative; you're presented with a short cut scene in the beginning, where our protagonist, Lightening McQueen, is ripped a new exhaust pipe by an antagonistic green car, but that's about where the story ends.

There are several cup series to play through but they don't contain anything in the way of a narrative, they just act as good starting points if you happen to want some direction and structure to your experience. In these events you pick your character and simply compete to win - you're treated to some one-liners but that's the extent of it; there are no additional cut scenes or character interactions, for example.

The lack of a story mode fortunately doesn't detract too much from Cars 3: Driven to Win because developer Avalanche Software has clearly worked hard on pretty much every other area of the game, including offering a good challenge, which is slightly surprising given it's clearly aimed at people less than half my age. I played through the majority of the game on medium difficulty, for example, but still found myself having to fight hard to top the podium. The well-varied difficulty levels allow it to double up as a great pick-up-and-play game for both relative gaming novices and more experienced gamers.

Avalanche has also ensured there's plenty of gameplay variety, including several different game modes. There's 'battle race', which is similar to Mario Kart in that there are weapon pick-ups scattered on the track; a standard no-weapons race type; a 'best lap challenge', where only your best time will count; 'takedown', which has you chasing down waves of AI cars and blowing them to pieces for points; 'stunt showcase', in which you compete for points by stunt driving; and finally 'playground', which is a free-roam area where you can take part in races, perform tricks, complete challenges, and find collectibles (think DiRT's playgrounds).

There’s also a kind of bounty board, where you're challenged to complete a total of 136 different tasks/achievements in order to unlock extras. These can be things like performing a series of tricks successfully, earning the maximum amount of points in a race, or winning a race having never dropped a position. This adds an extra layer of challenge to races and I often found myself going out of my way to try and secure them.

A wide range of tracks and characters rounds things out. The tracks are nicely varied and feature plenty of short-cuts and ramps, adding to their replayability. There are two key things that hold the gameplay back for me though - firstly the characters all feel very similar in terms of handling and speed, and secondly the weapon variety is quite limited. More interesting weapons would certainly have given the game's multiplayer offering more lasting appeal.

Otherwise simplistic arcade-style racing is beefed up a bit with the addition of boosts, which are granted by performing stunts (things like drifting, getting airborne, and driving on two wheels). If you decide to save up your boosts then you can eventually go into 'the zone', which gives you an extended boost that also knocks opponents out of the way if you make contact with them.

Cars 3: Driven to Win is a slightly pleasant surprise, nostalgically reminded me of childhood days spent playing the likes of Mario Kart or Muppet RaceMania. It’s simple enough to pick-up-and-play and can certainly be enjoyed with younger kids, but also potentially difficult and content-heavy enough to offer a real challenge if that's what you're after.

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Crunchyroll Adds Gungrave, Fractale, OniAi, Scrapped Princess Anime to Catalog

Anime News Network - 6 hours 7 min ago
Funimation released all 4 series on home video
Categories: General Anime

10 Tips to Overcome Fortnite’s Zombie Invasion

Just Push Start - 6 hours 21 min ago
One of the worst aspects of free-to-play and RNG heavy games is making due with what you get. If you get a legendary hero and the right couple of weapons, it can make things a lot easier than someone swimming in low tier or useless items. Thankfully, since Fortnite is a dynamic game, any issue can be overcame with good teamwork and maximizing your resources. And, with these tips, you can be on your way to enjoying the more hardcore aspects of Fortnite. Pay Attention to the Tutorials and Explore the Menus There are a lot of things you need to learn to be successful at Fortnite and one of the most important things is crafting better weapons. This won’t be a problem for melee weapons, as they tend to use resources you find, but range weapons need crafted materials. To do this, bring up your inventory and select crafting. On the left hand side there should be two items, blast powder and duct tape. By crafting these you can create more powerful weapons. These items can also be obtained by recycling higher tier weapons, so keep that in mind if you lack resources. Take a Look at Every Possible Quest Most quests require very little and can be done while doing other things. Some of the easiest, like trying out a different class, will reward rare items and daily missions offer invaluable resources. Save V-Bucks for Super Llamas Unless you want/need founder’s coins, save V-Bucks for super Llamas. Despite costing over 1,000, these give legendary gear, with some people reporting multiples in their package, increasing your chances of getting something good. And, even if the item sucks, you can add it to your collection. Level your Collection Generally speaking, you’re going to get a lot of items you’ll never use or have little to no value. Instead of holding them for no reason or destroying for some experience, add them to your collection. While I can’t speak for the quality of every reward, the Llama from there seems to be extremely useful and one of the earlier rewards is training manuals, allowing you to evolve a character, trap and weapon to the next level. Think About Trap Placement It goes without saying the most logical trap location is in front of the objective. Here enemies will walk into it, they will slow down progress and so forth. However, depending on how the stage is set up, traps can be placed in clever locations. For instance, I’ve had a few maps where enemies came from over a ridge to get to the objective. So, instead of just placing traps in front of them, traps were placed where they would land. Enemies never attacked the traps from behind, so it was essentially free damage. Smart moves like this can make a massive difference. Look at the Skill Tree and Determine What you Want to Prioritize At first the skill tree is a straight line with little to no options, but it...

Touhou Suzunaan: Forbidden Scrollery. Manga Ends

Anime News Network - 6 hours 52 min ago
Yen Press to debut manga about Touhou character Kosuzu Motoori in N. America in November
Categories: General Anime

Peach-Pit Ends 1st Part of Nishina Tesura wa Suirishinai Manga

Anime News Network - 8 hours 7 min ago
Series about salaryman, high school girl who solve everyday mysteries launched in June
Categories: General Anime

Amazon UK Lists WWE 2K18 Cena Nuff Edition That Confirms RVD And Batista

Just Push Start - 8 hours 7 min ago
Amazon UK has listed a special version of WWE 2K18 called the “Cena Nuff” edition. It confirms some new WWE Superstars plus other special content that you can get. It is pretty much a version to celebrate John Cena being in the WWE for 15 years. Not to mention you also get RVD and Batista as playable WWE Legends. The content has been listed down below. Exclusive Mattel John Cena “Cena (Nuff)” Action Figure. Limited Edition Piece of the Ring Mat and Autographed Photo from John Cena. WWE 2K18 Deluxe Edition – Inc. WWE 2K18 Season Pass. 2 Playable Versions of John Cena (ECW One Night Stand – 2006 & Wrestlemania 26 – 2010). Playable WWE Legends Batista and Rob Van Dam. Kurt Angle Pack: 2 Playable Versions of Kurt Angle. Bonus Supercard Content: Limited Edition Cards of John Cena, Batista and RVD. This version of the game is available to get on PS4 and Xbox One and will be released on October 13th. In the UK it has a pretty hefty price tag of £129.99.

Monogatari Series Gets Smartphone Game App

Anime News Network - 8 hours 52 min ago
Ad, more info for game will debut with Owarimonogatari Second Season anime on August 12-13
Categories: General Anime