Ken Dubois

Ken Dubois

Gaming enthusiast. "No Game, No Life"

Puffy AmiYumi returns to the U.S. Announces “U.S. Tour 2017 Not Lazy” stars

After a 10 year hiatus in the U.S., Puffy AmiYumi is back in the states for a 3 city tour that includes Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas, TX. In addition, the duo will make an appearance at New England’s largest anime convention, Anime Boston 2017. Puffy AmiYumi became household names in the states with their popular Cartoon Network show, ‘Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Show’ along with a national GAP campaign. 

Sharin no Kuni: The Girl Among the Sunflowers Localization Project Relaunching Soon stars

Frontwing Inc., in partnership with AKABEiSOFT2 and Tokyo Otaku Mode, are relaunching their crowdfunding project to localize "Sharin no Kuni: The Girl Among the Sunflowers" on Kickstarter, with the new title "Re: Sharin no Kuni Project". The campaign will officially begin on November 21 at 6PM PT with a goal of $80,000, and features a multitude of updates and revisions, basted on both feedback from fans as well as internal evaluation of the original campaign. The campaign can be accessed at the following URL: here.

Voice Actress, Inori Minase releases 3rd single “Starry Wish” stars

Critically acclaimed singer and voice actress Inori Minase has released her 3rd single "Starry Wish." The lead track is the ending theme song of the October 2016-premiered TV anime "ViVid Strike!" where she was also cast as the main character, Fuka Leventon.

Silent Siren S World Tour 2016 stars

Silent Siren is a 4-piece all-female band formed by Suu (Sumire Yoshida as Vo & Gt.), Hinanchu (Hinako Umemura on Dr.), Ainyan (Aina Yamauchi on Ba.), and Yukarun (Yukako Kurosaka on Key.). They all have backgrounds as reader models for major magazines, though their passion towards their music is authentic. Their first single, “SWEET POP!” was released on November 2012 and since then, they have risen in popularity amongst Harajuku high schoolers, whom endearingly call them “Sai Sai” for short. 

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PAX West 2016 Impressions: Final Fantasy XV stars

Recently, Square Enix released a 52-minute gameplay video of the Master Version of Final Fantasy XV showcasing the game’s opening chapters. In all, the 60-minute features Chocobo racing, new monsters, side quests, equipment, ability and magic synthesis systems, and the Wait Mode. At PAX West, we were invited to participate in a 1-hour hands-on demo on PlayStation 4. From what I can say, the game has been improved, but for better or worse?

Hiroki Chiba Interview @ PAX West 2016 stars

Hiroki Chiba began his career at Square Enix in 1993, where he assisted in the creation of FINAL FANTASY VI. He was also the Event Planner on the CHRONO TRIGGER and FINAL FANTASY series. After working on the development of the character Vincent from FINAL FANTASY VII, Chiba became the Scenario Writer and Event Director for DIRGE of CERBERUS -FINAL FANTASY VII-. Additionally, he has worked on the event scenes and the scenario for titles including FINAL FANTASY VII, FINAL FANTASY VIII, FINAL FANTASY X, FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 and LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII. Since then, Chiba has continued to work on the overall direction and scenarios for many titles. 

PAX West 2016 Impressions: World of Final Fantasy stars

We managed to get a sneak peak at the new upcoming game, World of Final Fantasy, with the developers from Square Enix at PAX West this year. World of Final Fantasy is a RPG that takes place in the land of Grymoire where players will take the characters, Reynn and Lann, on an adventure to discover their past.

PAX West 2016 Impression stars

As the premier gaming convention in the Seattle Washington area, Penny Arcade Expo (or PAX) is split into multiple gaming events held in Seattle (West), Boston (East), Melbourne (Aus), and San Antonio (South). We got to experience PAX West for the first time, and I have to say I’m impressed by everyone attending and exhibiting. Everything about the show is all for the passion of gaming. From consoles to PC to tabletop, PAX has it all.

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