Aniplex has a treat for Madoka Magica fans on April 6th, because of the success of their last screening event they’re pushing for another shared event using their niconico channel. Residents in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Japan will all get a shot to view the episode for free. Of course you need to time it so you’re in the room when it all goes down. Check out the list below and be sure to stick through the whole event so you can catch the English cast in the room as well.
Event: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Episode 5 Screening Premiere
Friday, April 6, 20:30pm US Pacific Standard Time
Saturday, April 7, 12:30 Japan local time
Saturday, April 7, 3:30 UK local time
Saturday, April 7, 14:30 Australian Eastern Daylight Time
(* Total length 30 min: minute program with special greeting)
If fans keep this support rolling it looks like Aniplex might make it a habit to run these special features for fans all over.
Are you a PC gamer eager to check out Arkham City but lacking in funds or skeptical about the new game itself? OnLive is doing a free 30min demo of the full game through their network to promote the launch of the game. If you’re in the UK you can get in on a demo 3 days early before the game releases over there!
Normally I don’t do streaming games, I did give the OnLive trial a spin, the visuals were moderate for the game and the resolution was fixed most likely for optimal speed. Audio was solid and the only issue was that traffic spikes had the scenes stuttering about 8 times in the 30 minutes of gaming. Nothing game breaking, one of the skips hit in the middle of a fight sequence which led to a missed combination and counter opportunity. Overall the performance and resolution were acceptable and it gives you a free amount of time to see how far you can get. Optionally after that point if you’re satisfied you can buy the game right there and continue fighting it out.
For the time spent and the ease of use I was tempted to just buy it there and keep rolling though, a first given I usually just buy titles through Steam.
For more information and to sign up check out http://www.onlive.com or http://www.onlive.co.uk
Nintendo has confirmed that the service will be available by the end of the year for your Nintendo portable and console systems.
While the download of the Hulu Plus app will be a free download, the service itself is a pay service. 7.99 a month is all you need to begin streaming thousands of television episodes by years end.
Do you have a 3DS? Do you have Netflix? Now they go together like pb & j A slightly buggy pb & j. There have been some reports of it freezing up and the system has to be powered down. I’m sure there will be an update soon to smooth out any bugs.
Nintendo promises 3d movies in the future also, so updates are planned.
Netflix is available now in the eShop for free.
Today in Netflix announced support for specific Android phones! Streaming over 3g or wifi is recommended but with the emerging 4g market expansion, streaming should be no problem.
There is a party pooping issues though, No tablet support and the device list is a bit limited as of now.
If your phone is on this list, you are now able to drain your battery life even faster!
1. HTC Incredible with Android 2.2
2. HTC Nexus One with Android 2.2, 2.3
3. HTC Evo 4G with Android 2.2
4. HTC G2 with Android 2.2
5. Samsung Nexus S with Android 2.3
Although no official word to confirm, it is a safe bet that the list will expand in the near future.
Next week begins the catgirl mania on Crunchyroll as Asobi Ni Ikuyo lands on the streaming video service. The 13-episode series will go into the simulcast lineup joining Bleach, Naruto and many others.
From Crunchyroll on Asobi Ni Ikuyo:
President of Crunchyroll¹s Japan office Vince Shortino said: ³This is
exactly the kind of quality, late-night programming that has made Japan
famous, and we look forward to putting it in Crunchyroll¹s Summer 2010
lineup of more simulcasts than any other place on the web.²
“Kio and all her family members are gathered for a funeral in Okinawa. This
same day, a message arrives from outer space. There she encounters a girl
named Elis who claims to be an alien. The odd thing is… Elis has cat-ears
and a tail. What does destiny have in store for Kio and Elis?”
The simulcast will be available to all users outside of Japan, Korea and Mongolia.
Those who stuck it out with Crunchyroll for the first round of Strike Witches will find themselves lucking out again. The latest announcement from the site makes mention that Strike Witches 2 will run exclusively on Crunchyroll again. The format remaining the same with premium members getting HD on the same day as each episode airs and free viewers getting the stream a week later with ads.
From the announcement:
All the countries of the world joined forces to battle the Neuroi, a
vicious enemy of mankind, who suddenly appeared. The only ones with the
power to oppose them were an elite group of young girls who possessed
special, magical powers. The protagonist, Yoshika Miyafuji, was dispatched
from the Fuso Empire to Europe. She brilliantly succeeded in defeating the
Neuroi in Gallia and made many friends along the way.
The members of the 501st Joint Allied Wing, more commonly known as the
Strike Witches, have been enjoying six months of peace in Europe after the
end of Season 1. But suddenly, the Neuroi appear anew! In order to protect
Europe from the horrific threat that the Neuroi pose, the Strike Witches
take to the sky once again!
Streaming will be available to the following areas: United States, Canada, Americas, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, the Middle East, Africa
Keep an eye out for the latest on the Strike Witches 2 page.