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31
Oct
2007
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VegettoEX5:46 PM EDTPodcast

Episode #0100 of the podcast is (finally) available for download! I’d apologize for the wait, but when you see what’s in store for you, I think you’ll understand ^_~. We start out by bribing everyone with last week’s news and the start-up of a new contest…! That’s right… we’re giving away daizenshuu numero two, “STORY GUIDE”… and you can’t wait to get it! You also get to choose a sub-prize, so check it all out and listen in for more details. The episode is rounded off with a nearly three-hour clip-show extravaganza, showcasing all sorts of memories from the last one hundred episodes. I’d say more, but you just need to listen in… we think you’ll enjoy it. Definitely check it out.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0100! VegettoEX, Meri, and Julian bribe listeners with this week’s news and the start-up of a daizenshuu give-away contest before looking back on the last one hundred episodes. A three-hour clip-show of all the greatest moments from the last hundred episodes rounds out the extravaganza.

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30
Oct
2007
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VegettoEX11:30 AM EDTNews

Atari’s latest press release says everything you need to know, I suppose:

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR), one of the world’s most recognized brands and a third-party video game publisher, today announced that development is complete on Dragon Ball Z(R): Budokai Tenkaichi 3 for the Wii(TM) and PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system. The immensely popular Dragon Ball Z series is the gold standard of anime-based video games, with more than 25 different games and over 10 million units sold since May 2002. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is the first Dragon Ball Z title to incorporate online play with the Wii, making it one of this holiday’s must-have fighting titles.

Developed by Spike, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is the ultimate Dragon Ball Z title, putting fans into the action like never before. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 incorporates the most robust character lineup of any Dragon Ball Z game, a more in-depth story mode and enhanced graphics. Fans playing on the PlayStation2 system have the option to unlock several more hours of hidden game play with the Disc Fusion System, which requires either Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 1 or 2 to unlock never-before-seen battles. “We are constantly trying to push the envelope with Dragon Ball Z games to help keep our community excited,” said Donny Clay, Producer, Atari, Inc. “Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is the ultimate Dragon Ball Z experience for newcomers and fans alike. Whichever platform you choose, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi is an impressive fighting game for this holiday.”

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 features a roster of over 150 playable characters, 30 enormous and varying 3D battle environments, fine-tuned fighting controls for the Wii and unlockable game play for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. For more information on Dragon Ball Z video games, please visit http://www.atari.com/dragonballz.

If you have not already, check out Episode #0099 of the podcast, where Meri and I gave our initial thoughts on the game (we have had “Sparking! METEOR” on the JP PS2 since it came out over there). Look for our final thoughts on the game in the near future, as well. The game is due out in the US on the PS2 on 13 November 2007 and the Wii on 03 December 2007.



Futabatei Shimei let us know that the official “Sparking! METEOR” website has updated with three passwords. These allow you to to unlock three “versions” of characters (Goku, Vegeta, & Broli) equipped with some items that you otherwise would not be able to obtain in the game (including a throwback to the “Budokai” series with the “Breakthrough” capsule).

Neat stuff — I will have to check this out a little later.



There is also a re-listing for the DVD box set of Dragon Ball (non-Z) movies 2, 3, & 4 due out 12 February 2008.

Huh. I still see this box set everywhere, so it does not seem to be out-of-print or hard-to-find. No additional info on this one, yet, either.



We initially heard some trickles of into out of FUNimation’s Anime Weekend Atlanta panel (which we did not actually attend ourselves), but it would seem that a new RightStuf listing is confirming that the company will be releasing a double feature disc containing both the Bardock and Trunks TV specials. It is due out 19 February 2008, and there is absolutely no word on whether or not it will be as phenomenally frame-by-frame remastered with the utmost respect and care for the integrity of the film as the rest of the TV series has thus far received*.

*admittedly over-done-sarcasm



22
Oct
2007
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VegettoEX6:47 AM EDTPodcast

Episode #0099 of the podcast is available for download! Sorry that it’s available so late on Sunday… well… it’s gotta be Sunday somewhere in the world, right now. I’ll blame it on the fact that I was busy getting my picture taken with Chimchar at the Nintendo store in NYC, today. Yep. You heard me. This week, we dove into the first part of our Sparking! METEOR review, and actually went on with more conversation than we initially planned! Good times. With Julian around, we also took a trip into the past to discuss some websites of generations gone, and how fandom and fandom’s capabilities to cope with each other have changed over time! Definitely check it out.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0099! VegettoEX, Meri, and Julian do the first-part review of “Sparking! METEOR” for the PS2! OK, so Julian sat out on the topic, but with everyone together we also discussed video game sales news, cosplay outfits for sale, and a slight jump into the past for old fansites and old fandom discussion.

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18
Oct
2007
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VegettoEX6:35 PM EDTNews

SonEric84 just posted this over on our forum, and it was too good to pass up on sharing with everyone here on the main page. Ever want to cosplay as Majin Buu? Have a couple hundred dollars to spend?

Yeeep! There you go. Spend that money!



While I am busy playing through “Sparking! METEOR” (nyah!), those of you patiently waiting on “Budokai Tenkaichi 3″ can check out some new updates over on IGN. In addition to some new videos, Donny Clay has updated the blog with a bit of ramblings concerning attacks and techniques. All in all, it is nothing really special, except the little mess-up in here:

Moves like Android 15’s ultimate move where he pummels you seven ways to Sunday or when Piccolo twists his opponent’s wrist, tosses him and blasts him in mid-air for example.

We let it slide last year during a video interview when he did not know what particular movie certain characters were from (honestly, unless you are fans like us, we can fully admit that it is difficult)… but this is a written blog, which gives you plenty of time to double-check your facts (no, #15 is not in the game), and perhaps write some complete sentences.

Ooooh, we kid because we love. Well… actually we have absolutely no idea who the guy is or what exactly he does over there at Atari, but I’m sure we would love, regardless. Hugs ‘n kisses.

You will get some first impressions of the game in this weekend’s upcoming podcast episode.



Episode #0098 of the podcast is available for download! Since we were at a convention last week, we had about two weeks worth of news to catch up on, including some pretty interesting dirt on video games, companies, movies, etc. We indeed get through volume nine of the so-called “Manga Review of Awesomeness”…! Like we state during the episode, the series is certainly at a transitional point, and I can’t wait to continue onwards. October’s releases, some e-mails, and a whole bunch of other stuff can be found within! Definitely check it out.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0098! VegettoEX, Meri, and Julian catch up on two weeks worth of news including that of video games, movies, and more. Jeff pops in to do volume nine of our “Manga Review of Awesomeness”… and what a volume it is. We all seem to be in agreement about this one! October’s releases, your e-mails, and more round out the episode.

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08
Oct
2007
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VegettoEX9:56 PM EDTNews

This cannot be a particularly good thing:

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR), an interactive entertainment company, today announced that its majority stockholder, California U.S. Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infogrames Entertainment, S.A., removed James Ackerly, Ronald C. Bernard, Michael G. Corrigan, Denis Guyennot, and Ann E. Kronen from the Board of Directors of Atari via written stockholder consent effective as of October 5, 2007.

Pretty interesting stuff going on over there. How does this affect Dragon Ball and its respective game production in North America? Probably not a whole Hell of a lot… yet. We will definitely be keeping an eye on this. Hopefully you guys ‘n gals picking up the American release of “Sparking! METEOR” (“Budokai Tenkaichi 3″) will not see any kinds of delays.