August 17, 2013

Seiyuu appreciation post: Suwabe Junichi

Bonus double seiyuu post tonight!
Suwabe's latest tweet says that he's back safely in Japan and he's gone straight to the studio for a narration/recording session!
Oh Suwabe dear, you should take a small break and enjoy Taiwan, especially the food!! >o<

Seiyuu appreciation post: Suwabe Junichi, Ono Kensho + Suzumura Kenichi

There was a KuroBasu (Kuroko no Basuke) event in Taiwan today and Suwabe, OnoK and SuzuKen were invited as guests. After the event OnoK went to Yum-cha and sight seeing.
Check out the other snaps of their adventure in Taiwan at their twitters: Suwabe, OnoK, KuroBasu Official.

Pokemon: The Origin

The Pokemon Game Show was held in Tokyo yesterday, and revealed a whole bunch of new information on Pokemon X and Y. Not only that, they announced a special Pokemon anime episode to be released alongside X and Y!

The anime is called Pokemon: The Origin, and is based on the first games, Red and Green. It follows the adventures of Red, and his rival Green, on his path to be a master Pokemon trainer.

I am extremely excited to hear of this, a breath of fresh air from the lame main series. The art looks mature, but neat. I think it will definitely capture the original charm of Pokemon.

I can't wait for it to come out!

Miku Vocaloid 3 and the English version

Left or right?

Asphalt 8: Airborne to launch in the Play Store on Aug. 22

Asphalt 8
Asphalt 7 is probably Gameloft’s most successful racer yet, and they’re looking to continue that success with Asphalt 8: Airborne, the game showcased on the Nexus 7 (2013) during the Android 4.3 and Nexus 7 unveiling in San Francisco a few weeks back. And from what we’ve seen of it so far, fans are in for a real treat.

The game was due to launch on Aug. 8, but due to delays, we’re looking at a new launch date — Aug. 22. If you’re really excited about the game, that can be a long time to wait. Of course, you do have a chance to get your hands on the game before it officially launches.

Gameloft is giving away a pre-launch code for Asphalt 8: Airborne to a single lucky winner. Yes folks, one winner will be able to take Asphalt 8: Airborne for a spin before anyone else. All you have to do to enter is subscribe to Gameloft’s YouTube channel and fill out the form on the developer’s website.

This is certainly going to be one of the hottest mobile games of the year, featuring OpenGL ES 3.0, the new 3D graphics standard in Android 4.3. Looking away from the technical side, Gameloft has plenty of content in Asphalt 8: Airborne. With 180 events, 47 licensed vehicles, and social integration, players are going to be able to spend a lot of time with this game.

One of the biggest questions surrounding this game is if it will support the new Google Play Games services. While there’s been no official confirmation, it’s highly likely. Gameloft brings a lot of games to Android, so it’d seem silly to not support such services. Regardless, we’ll just have to see what Gameloft has in store for us come Aug. 22.

[via Android Authority]

Google+ Messenger gone, G+ Photos is in

google+ photos
You might have noticed a new addition to the application drawer on your Android (provided you have the Google+ app installed) as well as the absence of a long familiar face. You're not seeing things — it's part of the Google+ app update that started rolling out a few days ago.

It seems like most users have the update by now, so they're noticing that the old Google+ Messenger application was removed (the whole service is basically gone, usurped by Hangouts), but it's been replaced by an equally redundant app icon, the G+ Photos app.

We hesitate to call it an app. It's more like a shortcut to the Photos tab inside the Google+ app. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the way the psuedo-gallery-app-thing works or looks, it's just a bit superfluous. It's easy enough to hide with a custom launcher if you just can't deal with it.

[via Android Central]