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See firsthand how adorable Littlewitch Romanesque is!

I have a confession. I know Girlish Grimoire Littlewitch Romanesque is an adult game. I’m not into those kinds of titles. But, it’s also apparently a gorgeous and wonderful game in general. Which meant I was desperate to play it. Fortunately, that’s now possible, as the censored version is available on Steam. Which brings us more »

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Kana Okaeri Review: Little Sister Comes Home

Kana Okaeri Price: $24.95 System(s): PC Release Date: February 22, 2015 Publisher (Developer): JAST USA (D.O.) ESRB Rating: Adult Only The original Kana Imouto, also known as Kana Little Sister, is regarded as a milestone for visual novels and eroge. While many games pandered or followed well-trod paths for the genre, Kana Imouto presented a more »

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HuniePop doesn’t allow its characters to grow

I love visual novels and dating sims. I’ve bought all the otome games that have been translated or made by English-language developers, as well as importing more than a few Japanese ones. I’ve even played a few censored and G/PG-13 rated dating sims with male leads, like Katawa Shoujo. I can’t wait for the censored more »

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Girlish Grimoire Littlewitch Romanesque: Editio Perfecta Review

Girlish Grimoire Littlewitch Romanesque: Editio Perfecta Price: $39.99 System(s): PC download Release Date: December 20, 2014 Publisher (Developer): JAST USA (Littlewitch) ESRB Rating: Adult Only Girlish Grimoire Littlewitch Romanesque is a Japanese visual novel set in a place and time of wizards, elves, kingdoms, and magical creatures. The game is interspersed with simulation elements and more »

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Analyzing HuniePop’s match-3 gameplay

A few days ago, we ran a review of HuniePop. Technology Tell’s writer had previously loved Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed, and felt he was up to the challenge. He didn’t care for the game and gave it the score he felt it deserved. We received both censored and uncensored versions of the game, so more »

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HuniePop Review: Not safe for work, or anything else (update)

HuniePop Price: $10 System(s): PC Release Date: January 20, 2015 Publisher (Developer): HuniePot (Ryan Koons) ESRB Rating: Adults Only There comes a point in every person’s life when they look at the situation they’re in and think to themselves, “what the hell am I doing?” This revelation can strike any time: during a class for more »

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Important Importables: JAST USA’s Peter Payne Discusses the State of Starry Sky

During Anime Expo 2011, JAST USA said it was looking into licensing the Starry Sky series of otome visual novels. That’s a dating sim for girls, in case you aren’t familiar with the term. The release of such a series would have marked its first foray into translating and distributing a dating sim for girls more »

New York Comic Con 2011: Cosplay photo gallery

NYCC cosplayers
No convention would be complete without its fair share of cosplayers and the 2011 New York Comic Con was no exception.

There were characters ranging from popular superheroes, video game characters, anime heroes, and some sci-fi characters.

There was also a lot of Adventure Time, although the photos I took of those characters didn’t turn out too well.

Here’s a collection of the best cosplay photos I was able to take in between waiting in line for panels, panels and waiting in line for video game demos.

Get into the Gears 3 beta by purchasing Bulletstorm Epic Edition

Bulletstorm

There’s one surefire way to get into the Gears 3 public beta. When you slap down $60 to buy the Epic Edition of Bulletstorm, you’ll be automatically granted access to Gears 3 in beta form. If you were going to buy Bulletstorm anyway, this is a no-brainer for you. The Epic Edition is the same price as a normal game. Supply is most likely limited, so pre-orders are being taken now.

Gamertell Review: Downhill Night download edition dating sim for PC

Moero Downhill Night Download Edition box artMoero Downhill Night Type R offers all the typical elements of a Japanese dating sim – extensive conversation trees and a lot of well executed art – plus attempted interactive 3D video segments and an innovative time-based element that could easily be pilfered and used to help improve many other conversation-based games.

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Gamertell Review: Last Escort: Club Katze for PSP

last escort club katze psp box art

Host clubs are no secret in Japan. Interested parties will find the streets of Kabuki-cho in Shinjuku (Tokyo, Japan) swarming with sharply dressed young gentlemen bombarding women of all ages in hopes of luring them back to their love nest that is one of their host clubs.

Last Escort is a unique series, usually on the PS2, that has enjoyed success on the Japan thanks to many a fine lady interested in getting a glimpse of what the host club scene in Japan is like without committing oodles of real-world monetary funds.

J-List does away with V-Mate, extends buy-two-games-get-Snow Sakura-free offer

snow sakura box artFor the next few days, Japanese import site J-List (aka J-Box for those younger than 18) has a buy-two-get-one-free offer.

From now until December 31, 2009, purchase any two games through the J-List website and you’ll automatically receive the adult dating sim game Snow Sakura (Windows, $29.95) free. If you’ve already purchased the game and buy two new games, you’ll receive a $15 store coupon instead. It appears the coupon will be good for any J-List or J-Box products.

JAST USA has also announced that the V-Mate authorization system for downloaded products has been eliminated…