Odin Sphere is one of the most gorgeous games I’ve ever played, so of course I was thrilled when I learned about Odin Sphere Leifthrasir‘s super special (and super exclusive) Famitsu DX Edition. So thrilled, in fact, that I paid about $110 for the game, art book, wall scroll, calendar, coasters, and mug, making it the most expensive video game limited edition I’ve ever purchased! Well, I finally received my copy this month, and I just had to share some photos…
I seriously love rhythm games, so it should come as no surprise that I really enjoyed my time with Superbeat: Xonic for the PS Vita. If you were in the same boat, or are looking for more reasons to pick up this rad DJ Max-esque rhythm game, you’ll be as excited as I am to learn that the DLC release dates have finally been announced!
The first three Superbeat: Xonic DLC packs will launch for $3.99 each on North American PSN on February 23rd, with another three coming sometime in May. Each pack comes with four songs, including some Guilty Gear Xrd and BlazBlue tracks! If you’re like me and can’t get enough of these fighting game soundtracks, you’ll want to pick up the Guilty Gear x XONiC pack, which contains “Starry Story,” “Jack-A-Dandy,” and “Big Blast Sonic,” and the Magical Blaze Collection, which contains “BLUE desire~Blazblue” and two Magical Beat tracks, “THE BEAUTIFUL MAGIC~Magical Beat” and “MAGICAL GREETING~Magical Beat.”
The final DLC pack releasing on the 23rd contains “Antikithera – 7 Sequence,” “Rackin’ Gravity – 7 Sequence,” and “DINO – Cranky.” Meanwhile, the May DLC packs are as follows: Cranky’s Pick, containing “Danger & Danger,”Into the Unknown,” and “Conflict,” the Long Live Collection (not Love Live, sorry), which features “Timeline~Extended,” “All Night Long~Extended,” and “No Way Out~Extended.” The final DLC pack announced so far, Extra Collection, contains “TUNTUN-MOONLIGHT~Magical Beat,” “Libera Me,” and “Party 4U.”
The nature of rhythm games makes them perfect for DLC, and $3.99 for a pack of three awesome tie-in songs sounds like a great deal! If you’re curious about Superbeat: Xonic, head over to my First Impressions piece for more information.
To celebrate the February Community Game-Along, #FishingFebruary, I’ve teamed up with Aksys games to give away 3 copies of the Nintendo 3DS eShop exclusive Family Fishing!
Just follow the prompts in the Gleam widget below to enter. Be aware that you must leave a comment stating whether you would like a North American code, European code, or Australian/New Zealand code. There will be one winner for each region! Additional entries can be made by completing a variety of actions, so be sure to do as many as you can for more chances to win! Giveaway ends February 8th at 11:59 EST. Good luck!
The first Community Game-Along theme of 2016 is the return of an old personal favorite, dating sims! For this month’s theme, any games where pursuing romance is an integral part of the experience are eligible. That means whether you want to play Dragon Age or Amnesia: Memories, it counts for the Game-Along!
If you’re new to Community Game-Alongs, simply play any game that fits the theme and share your experiences on your own blog, YouTube channel, social media, or wherever else you’d like to talk about it. Just be sure to tag it with #DatingSimonth so everyone else can see it! If you don’t know what to play, check out the suggestions I gave the first time I ran the dating sim Community Game-Along, or try one of these:
My birthday is coming up, and you know what that means… It’s the perfect time to host a giveaway! Why should I be the only one getting presents?
I have one code for a digital copy of Steins;Gate for PS Vita up for grabs! It is only valid on the European PSN store, but it is very easy to make a European PSN account if you don’t have one and would still like to enter; just remember that it will take a little finagling to switch regions on your PS Vita (Kotaku has a good guide if you’ve never tried it before). The giveaway is open worldwide until December 17th at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.
Just use the nifty widget below to enter, and stay tuned for my holiday giveaway coming up next week!
Who doesn’t love some geeky crafts? Since I wasn’t able to include any crafters in my nerdy gift guide this year, I thought it would be nice to highlight a handmade in case anyone wanted to pick up a something with a more individualized touch this holiday season. That’s why this week’s Sunday Spotlight features a geeky crafter named momorave who makes some darn cute amigurumi!
For the unfamiliar, amigurumi is the Japanese word for knitted or crocheted stuffed animals. The majority of momorave’s amigurumi consist of “derpy” versions of various Pokémon such as the Espeon pictured above that are sure to bring a smile to your face! She also has a number of bird amigurumi that aren’t especially nerdy, but are still tremendously cute.
First Impressions is a brand new series where I share my preliminary thoughts on any video game, anime, or manga titles I’ve been consuming! When I asked you all what you’d like to see more of on Chic Pixel in my September reader survey, I got a lot of responses interested in reviews and impressions pieces. Since I don’t always finish things fast enough to review them in a timely manner, First Impressions will enable me to share my thoughts with you that much quicker! Most items featured in First Impressions will receive full reviews at a later date. Be sure to leave me a comment to let me know what you think of this new format!