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Amaterasu, the visual novel translation group who finished Cross Channel in 3 months, will be polling for their project #3 on 11/23 6:00 PM for 24 hours. The ten finalists are:

– 11eyes
– Baldr Sky Dive1 “LostMemory”
– Eden* They Were Only Two, On The Planet
– France Shoujo ~Une Fille Blanche~
– I/O
– Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
– MuvLuv Alternative
– My girlfriend is the PRESIDENT
– Rui wa Tomo wo Yobu
– Swan Song

More info can be found on their blog.

As for me, I’d always been hyped up for Eden* even before its release, and the game’s epic OP (which, if anyone remembers, was shown in the club room when I was testing the projector) did nothing but encourage that. Being an all-age game certainly helps me in this regard, since I tend to avoid eroge. Eden* is also supposedly quite short compared to other visual novels; short enough for Amaterasu to finish it within a month and right on time for me to burn through it during Christmas break. As such, I’m totally backing Eden* on this one.

Also, “Vote for Eden* and WIN”, courtesy of NNL. 🙂

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Hi everyone, this is your fun-filled Subway-lovin’ gamer male secretary speaking! As you all have heard, baseball is no longer the country’s national sport! We have two national sports now, and those would be GAMING and WATCHING ANIME. Don’t believe me? Well, with so many video game titles in this holiday season’s release window, I’m sure you’ll ALL be playing something.

With that in mind, I’d like to share with you all of the names of the games that we–the GHS Anime Gods–are playing right now.

Borderlands – The role-playing shooter that pits four characters in the middle of nowhere on the planet of Pandora. With plenty of randomly generated loot (about 17 million different weapon permutations) and an outrageous amount of leveling up to do, this game is considered GOLD to us. You choose from four different character classes to develop–each with their own unique capabilities.

*WARNING* This contains violent material.

Left 4 Dead 2 Demo – It’s out, and the boycott is over. Valve’s latest video game entry this year has us all clinging on to our pants and wishing we had never been born to face the zombie apocalypse. With new characters, a new setting (New Orleans), tons of new weapons and a direct AI Director upgrade, L4D2 is most definitely a delicious step up from L4D.

*WARNING* This contains violence.

Team Fortress 2 – Yes. Still.

Honorable Mention: We’re also playing Batman: Arkham Asylum, DoTA, Saints Row 2, Risen

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With that said, I thought it would be interesting to include this month’s release window; here it is:

MODERN WARFARE 2

RD: November 10, 2009

Platforms: PC, PS3, XBOx 360

Metascore: 89/100

This highly anticipated shooter boasts new perks, new killstreak options, more weapons, and a short but thrill-filled campaign mode. Although the game has been stripped of dedicated servers and stripped of the original 30+ max player limit AND its lean function for the PC, this game continues to surprise people as it climbs the sales charts. For a graphics comparison between PC, 360, and PC, go here: http://www.gamespot.com/features/6240138/index.html?tag=topslot;thumb;5

DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS

RD: November 3, 2009

Metascore: 91

From BioWare–the makers of Mass Effect and the famous KOTOR games–comes this new fantasy epic RPG. The plot is rich, and the background story is even more so. Dive into the land of Ferelden to fight the Darkspawn and you won’t be disappointed. You’ll likely be playing this for more than 50 hours, at least.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED SITH EDITION

RD: November 3, 2009

Metascore: Terrible is all we know.

Though this version of the game was made only for the PC and definitely looks better on the PC, it is a terrible port. Maybe it should have boasted its technical problems instead.

ASSASSIN’S CREED 2

RD: November 17, 2009

Metascore: N/A

My name is Desmond, so you could imagine how scared I was when I played the first game and found out one of the main characters’ name was also Desmond. In this chapter of the Assassin’s Creed series, you play as Ezio–a noble-turned-assassin who seeks revenge in Italy during the Renaiisance. New gadgets and weapons will be available in this non-linear game. Bigger missions and improved “blending” techniques in crowds have been added.  This is good, because we go tired of the first Assassin’s Creed really fast.

THE SIMS 3 WORLD ADVENTURES

RD: November 16, 2009

Metascore: N/A

This. Is. right. Up. My. Alley. For anyone who loves The Sims and has The Sims 3, you have to get this. This expansion lets you travel to different landmarks to discover treasures and learn martial arts, among other things. It’s like traveling and experiencing different cultures without ever leaving home. What’s better?

So, without any further ado, START GAMING!!11!!11!!!!!!1!111!11!!

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