Evangelion Singer Quits Concert After AI Controversy
Generative art programs are available to pretty much anyone now, so it's natural that AI-generated images are becoming more common. Unfortunately, in most cases it's used to either scam or decieve people or plagiarize an artist's work, so opinions on AI art are mixed to say the least.A recent high-profile case of AI art involved theIkebukuro Anime Philharmonic, an orchestra that cosplays while performing music from anime. They were supposed to hold ...
Streaming Service U-Next Drops Western Credit Cards For Adult Content
The credit card restrictions are still coming strong, and the latest Japanese content-sharing site to follow FANZA, Fantia, Niconico, Getchu, DLsite and others in imposing restrictions on how overseas users can purchase content is streaming service U-Next.If you haven't heard of it, U-Next has been around since 2007 and isn't an art-sharing or explicitly lewd-oriented website like some of the aforementioned sites. It's a streaming service that features ...
What Does Shin Megami Tensei Have in Common with Slipknot?
Heads up: if you're expecting an answer to the question poised in the headline here, I'm afraid you're in the wrong place. That wasn't rhetorical at all, and I am genuinely baffled as to what made Sega partner with popular Iowa nu metal band Slipknot, of all people.Video games and musicians have been collabing with each other for decades, with one of the more recent examples being Metallica themselves appearing inFortnite. That I can kinda understand, ...
Elden Ring Receives... A Comedy Manga?
When it comes to FromSoft games, they knocked it out of the park with Elden Ring. I've never played the title myself, but from a marketing and success standpoint I don't think I've ever seen the company reach so many people and have such a cultural impact. "No maidens?" was everywhere for weeks on end. The game is back in the spotlight once again thanks to the upcoming DLC Shadow of the Erdtree set to release on June 21st. But what you may not have ...
FANZA is the Next Japanese Site to Restrict Credit Cards
Another week, another Japanese content sharing website imposes restrictions on purchasing content using major western credit cards. At this rate it's getting hard to keep track of how many sites have done something similar, but here's the story so far.FANZA, a subsidiary of Japanese e-commerce site DMM.com that specializes in h-games and other lewd content, recently issued a post declaring they'll no longer be accepting Visa payments. The post said:"Thank ...
B. Jenet Brings More Sex Appeal To Fatal Fury
Summer Games Fest was last week and we saw a good bit of announcements popping off, especially if you include the Xbox showcase that followed suit shortly afterwards. Fighting game players saw some nice treatment with the arrival of M. Bison in Street Fighter 6, an announced crossover between Fatal Fury and Street Fighter, and some subsequent character trailers for Fatal Fury itself. One such character that caught my attention was B. Jenet, not necessarily ...
Gainax Go Bust: Evangelion Studio Files for Bankruptcy
There was a time when Gainax was one of the most dominant forces in the anime world. The studio behind Gunbuster,FLCL, Gurren Lagann, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt and Neon Genesis Evangelion was synonymous with taking sci fi anime tropes in wild new directions, but their output slowed dramatically in the last decade and other studios took over. By now, it appears Gainax has taken its last breath. On May 29, Gainax had applied for bankruptcy through ...
Episode Aigis - The Answer is Finally Coming to Persona 3 Reload
WhenPersona 3 Reload was first announcedl, people were excited to be playing the 2006 classic again. But would it contain content from its many rereleases over the years, likeFES andPortable? As it turned out, it did not, and fans were unable to play a remade version ofThe Answer, the playable epilogue introduced in theFES rerelease that focuses on robot waifu Aigis.The Answer was eventually confirmed to be DLC and a part ofReload's Expansion Pass, ...
Has Game Pass Killed Xbox Games?
When Microsoft unveiled the incredibly consumer-friendly Game Pass, gamers around the world went pretty wild. Despite my feelings on the company itself, I can't deny that it's a tremendous value that offers hours upon hours of entertainment for a reasonable price. Well, reasonable for the consumer at least. When the pass was unveiled Sony immediately felt pressure by the community to match Microsoft's new offering. Sony, enjoying the concept of money, ...
Amazon Announce Like a Dragon: Yakuza Adaptation
These days, video game adaptations can be taken seriously as TV shows, or at least a handful of them ever since HBO'S wildly successful The Last of Us series. Amazon recently struck nuclear gold with Fallout, which was similar to Netflix's One Piece with the way it surprised (most) fans of the original with how respectful and accurate it was for the source material. But before Fallout's second session, Amazon are dropping yet another adaptation of ...