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VR Gaming with KOR-FX – Let’s Play Alien Isolation!

Here’s the long and short of it: I don’t play scary games. I’m a huge wimp and I know my limits, thank you very much. Yet, I keep getting called back to play those kinds of titles while wearing the KOR-FX Immersive Gaming Vest… and I keep agreeing. Why? Because despite my crushing wimpiness, I actually have a lot of fun with it.

 

When I was first asked to try out the vest, the team set me up to play the Silent Hills demo, P.T.

(THANKS, GUYS.) Playing the game was terrifying. Feeling the game was an entirely different beast, as evidenced by the image below.

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Hint: I’m the flailing creature on the left.

This time around,  I suited up to play Alien Isolation. Not exactly a “scary” game, but scary enough for me. I was thrown in at about the 40-minute mark and though I didn’t encounter a huge amount of actual Aliens at that point, I almost didn’t need to. The vest allowed me to experience a real level of tension that was both nerve-racking and exhilarating. Check out some of the highlights from my playthrough and see why my mom is so proud of me:

 

Some of you may be asking, “What is the KOR-FX vest?” so I’ve got a quick break-down for you:

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Battle of the Best – You Decide BEST GIRL!

In the spirit of bracket season, we’ve decided to hold two tournaments to decide Best Boy and Best Girl. As you might have predicted, Goku (Dragon Ball Z) won the title of Best Boy for the Battle of the Best. Now, it’s time for the girls to shine!

 

So, which girl do you think is best? Who’s your number 1 waifu? The most moe? The one that makes your heart doki-doki. Decide now with your votes!

 

Come back each day to vote for your number 1 so she makes it to the next round! She’s counting on you!

 

 

FUNimation’s Official Happy Hour – Sakura-Con

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Join us for our official 21+ happy hour event in Seattle, WA during Sakura-Con. Hang out with the FUNimation crew and friends for drinks just blocks away from the convention center. We’ll have awesome door prizes, and the first 60 people get a free drink on us, so get there early! RSVP now on Eventbrite.

 

You can also meet popular YouTubers SkyDoesMinecraft and Kristina Horner. After 9:00pm, there will be special guest appearances from anime voice actors such as Bryce Papenbrook (Eren – Attack on Titan, Kirito – Sword Art Online), David Vincent (Grimmjow – Bleach, Senketsu - Kill la Kill), Christopher Bevins (Japan – Hetalia, Fastener – Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt), and Rachel Robinson (Fang – Final Fantasy XIII, Haruka – The Rolling Girls), as well as recording artist Kieran Strange.

 

FUNimation.com All-AccessPass subscribers will receive priority access and a free drink, as well as special gift bags (while supplies last). Please provide your FUNimation.com username or printout/screenshot of recent registration for verification. Click this link to become a FUNimation.com All-AccessPass subscriber today.

 

RSVP now on Eventbrite.

500EAST
6:30pm – 10:00pm
500 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 323–9110

Show Us Your Love for Kamisama Kiss!

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Fans are really loving Kamisama Kiss Season 2, and we want to see how much! Show us your creative side and you could win a super-rare poster signed by the Kamisama Kiss manga artist–Julietta Suzuki.

 

All you need to do to enter is submit an image of something you’ve created based on Kamisama Kiss. Images can include, but are not limited to: Kamisama Kiss cosplay, original fan art, crafts or props, or even Kamisama Kiss inspired food items! Mmmmm… what I wouldn’t give to sample some of Tomoe’s cooking!

 

As long as it’s an original creation, and inspired by Kamisama Kiss, we want to see it!

 

There are a few ways you can enter:

 

1) Submit your entry via the form below

2) Instagram your image using the hashtag #KamisamaKissContest

3) Tweet your entry on Twitter using the hashtag #KamisamaKissContest

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Battle of the Best – You Decide BEST BOY!

In the spirit of bracket season, we decided to hold this competition to answer a long debated question – Who is Best Boy?

 

Are you tired of all your friends being wrong about which boy is best? Well, settle if once and for all in Battle of the Best! Vote for your favorite boy in each round and ensure that he wins. Be sure to come back each day to vote in the next round. Rally the troops to lead your guy to victory, and you can finally tell your friends to shut it cause numbers don’t lie.

 

The proof is in the pudding, people. Let’s find out who really is BEST BOY!

 

*Don’t worry, we’ll be having a BEST GIRL tournament soon, so be sure to come back.

 

FUNimation’s SXSWi Takeover!

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Are you heading to SXSW Interactive this weekend? Then go ahead and start preparing yourself because we’re bringing more anime awesomeness than you can fit in a regular convention booth. We’re talking arm-wrestling, prize-winning, Dragon Ball Z history-making awesomeness! Check out the activities all weekend:

 

 

FUNimation Experience | Banger’s Brewhouse @ the Nerdist Compound
Fri/Sat/Sun | 12pm - 6pm

 

    • Ever wanted to arm-wrestle Goku? Come join the FUNimation Experience and test your strength against Kakarot himself! If you win on Friday or Saturday, you’ll be entered to win Seasons 1 – 9 of Dragon Ball Z on Blu-ray!

 

    • Plus, take pictures of your battle with Goku (or pose with our giant Attack on Titan wall!) and you could win even more prizes! Just share your pics using #SXSWAnime on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and 3 lucky winners will take home a huge anime prize pack!* (Be sure to follow us as well so we can DM you if you win!) 

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    • Need even more reasons to join the fun? Everyone who stops by will get a free pair of FUNimation sunglasses and lanyard! (While supplies last)

 

 

FUNimation Presents: 25 Years of Dragon Ball Z | Geek Stage 
Sunday | 2:15pm

 

    •  Join FUNimation for a nostalgic look back at the past 25 years of Dragon Ball Z and see what the future may hold for this international pop culture phenomenon.

 

 

FUNimation Booth @ Palmer Events Center

Fri/Sat/Sun | 12pm – 8pm

 

    • Come see our crew at the FUNimation booth and we’ll hook you up with some incredible deals on anime. Plus, get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase! (While supplies last)

 

 

 

Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see all of our SXSWi updates!

 

*Click here to see the official #SXWSAnime Contest rules! 

Earn Super-Charged Rewards with Anime Month on Xbox Video!

Can’t get enough anime? Our friends at Xbox Video have some really cool stuff in store for you all March-long! It’s officially Anime Month which means there’s a bounty of deals to be found and Rewards to be earned.

 

Power up your collection with your favorite movies and TV shows: Dragon Ball Z, Fairy Tail, and more.* 4,000 Rewards Credits are waiting when you spend $20 on anime movies, TV shows, or TV season passes to complete this mighty offer. Plus, you’ll find lots of great discounts and even some free episodes! What are you waiting for?

 

 And pssst… If you’re watching from your Xbox 360 or Xbox One console,  keep an eye out for special video messages from ScrewAttack’s Chad James and FUNimation’s Justin Rojas on your Xbox Video dashboard! They’ll be talking anime and bringing you tips about Anime Month in new videos each weekend of March!

 

 

**Open to Xbox Live Rewards members who are legal residents of the 50 United States (including District of Columbia), Puerto Rico, and Canada (excluding Quebec), 13 years and older. Offer ends 3/31/15. For complete Terms and Conditions and complete details, visit http://rewards.xbox.com/ms-store-offer/terms-and-conditions/.

It’s a Dandy Kickstarter!

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Space Dandy the series may be over, but the adventure continues with the Space Dandy: Galactic Deck-Building Game! Seven Seas has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to make this game a reality. Experience the bizarre space-faring antics of the hit anime series seen on Toonami in a tabletop format.

 

The Space Dandy: Galactic Deck-Building Game is similar to other Deck-Builders like Dominion and Ascension–only with an extra dandy dose of dandy! Check out the game trailer below.

 

 

Register those aliens, earn those Woolong, and may the best Dandy win! Speaking of winning, there are some sweet, sweet rewards for those who donate to fund this Kickstarter. Including the ultra sexy Honey Limited Edition bundle. For a generous donation of $90, all this could be yours.

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FUNimation at the Movies – Tokyo Ravens

tokyo ravens keyMarch comes in like a lion and out like a…raven? This month’s FUNimation at the Movies screening is Tokyo Ravens!

 

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Harutora may seem like an ordinary guy, but he’s actually a descendent of an ancient and powerful clan of omyouji. Born without the family talent for magic, he’d always believed he was destined for a normal, boring existence. All that changed the day Natsume, a beautiful face from Harutora’s past, barged back into his life and forever altered the course of his future. When her sudden arrival leads to a violent and tragic encounter with a magical prodigy, Harutora agrees to fulfill a childhood vow by accompanying Natsume to the clandestine Onmyo Academy. Together, along with their incredible onmyouji classmates, they’ll attempt to survive life at a school where not even magic can get you out of your homework.

 

Part One will be available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo on April 7th (click here to order now). See below for a list of theaters screening the series:

 

Alamo Drafthouse Austin, TX (Lakeline) – March 9th – Click here for seats

Alamo Drafthouse Winchester, VA – March 9th – Click here for seats

Alamo Drafthouse Loudoun – March 10th – Click here for seats

Alamo Drafthouse Richardson, TX – March 9th – Click here for seats

Alamo Drafthouse Houston, TX (Katy) – March 10th – Click here for info

 

* FUNimation at the Movies is a free screening program. If you would like to participate in this program, and you have secured a theater willing to screen anime free of charge, please email [email protected] for more information on how you can get started.

 

Meet the Characters From Unbreakable Machine Doll!

At the Walpurgis Royal Academy to study Machinart, with a dangerous blend of magic and technology, student puppeteers and their automaton partners will battle for the title of the strongest!

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Meet the stunning characters of this show and pre-order your copy today!

 

Yaya UMD

Yaya is a beautiful automaton who is fiercely devoted to her puppeteer, Raishin. She was built by the legendary puppet maker, Shoko. Yaya is incredibly jealous by nature, and she won’t hesitate to use her incredible powers to inflict great damage upon anyone who comes between her and her puppeteer. Raishin quiet often must literally fight off Yaya’s rather intense displays of affection!

 

 

 

Charlotte UMD

Charlotte is stunning blonde puppeteer born of wealth and nobility. Her severe, solitary nature – along with her dinosaur automaton Sigmund – earned her the nickname Tyrant Rex. She is one of the most formidable warriors at the academy, but not even her skill as a puppeteer can keep her from obsessing over a less than bombastic bustline. Although she pretends to be unimpressed by Raishin, she is secretly quite drawn to him.

 

 

UMD Frey

Frey is a clumsy and curvaceous puppeteer who commands the canine automaton, Rabbi. She shares a dark and twisted past with her stern brother, Loki. Frey is a true lover of animals, but her affections don’t end there. She becomes increasingly fond of Raishin as the series progresses

 

 

UMD Shoko

This mysterious and revered puppet maker’s divine female form can make even the most battle tested warrior weak in the knees. But don’t let her comely curves deceive you – she’s a devious as she is desirable. Shoko built Yaya and many of the most powerful puppets in existence. Beyond that, she wields powerful influence over Raishin, the result of a clandestine contract forged with the boy in the wake of great tragedy.