December 8, 2012

Rock Band Porno Graffitti Performs Opening for Magi Anime

The official website for the Japanese band Porno Graffitti announced on Friday that the band is contributing "Matataku Hoshi no Shita de" (Beneath the Twinkling Stars), its first single of 2013, as an opening theme song for the Magi television anime series.

The song will debut in the anime on January 6, and it will go on sale on March 6. It will be the 37th single from the band.

Source: ANN

Square Enix to release yet another version of Final Fantasy IV

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Final Fantasy series, Square Enix is porting the Nintendo DS version of Final Fantasy IV to iOS on December 20. The game will also be available on Android in the spring of 2013.

While it’s not particularly obvious from the screenshots released so far, the graphics and sound quality are going to be improved for this port so as to take advantage of the superior hardware available in the 6 years since this version of the game was originally released for the DS.

Naturally, the game will also keep the voice-acting that was present in the DS remake, although there’s no word on whether Square-Enix will allow players to switch between the English and Japanese voice tracks (highly unlikely considering their track record so far, with the exception of Final Fantasy III on the PSP).

The most significant change, besides the obvious switch to touchscreen controls, is the ability to change the difficulty level, intended to allow even beginners to enjoy the game.

Also, to commemorate the release of the iOS version of Final Fantasy IV, there will be a limited-time-only discount on the previously-released iOS Final Fantasy games starting on December 14.

Final Fantasy IV is scheduled to be released internationally on the iTunes app store. In Japan it will go for 1,800 yen.

Source: SGCafe

The World God Only Knows Anime Gets 3rd Season & Spinoff OVA

2013's combined 2nd/3rd issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing on Wednesday that production on a third anime season of The World God Only Knows (Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai) has been green-lit. Production on a spinoff original video anime about the idol character Kanon has also been green-lit. Both projects are inspired by Tamiki Wakaki's The World God Only Knows manga series.

Source: ANN

Steam for Linux Beta Opens Up for Yet More Users

More users now been given access to the limited Steam for Linux beta, Valve have confirmed.

Announcing the expansion of beta access on the Steam for Linux form, Valve’s Frank Crockett urged those who have applied previously to check their inbox for a redemption code.

This expansion brings the total number of Steam for Linux users up to 21,542 Members. The company added an additional 5,000 users late last month.

In addition to wider access, Valve also announced several new sub-forums have been added for testers to report bugs in. These include sections for Valve Game bugs, Non-Valve games bug, to forums for bug reporting against specific graphics cards.

Another sign that the Steam for Linux beta is nearing its end listing of Linux System Requirements  games, the beta period for Serious Sam 3: BFE is now over – meaning players need to purchased the game inorder to keep playing.

Hit the link below to check out the Linux games compatibility list.