Today (6/30/17) Only – 30 Romance Manga and Anime 30% Off at RightStuf International

Romance Anime on Sale at RightStuf International today (6/30/17) only.

Click here to browse the sale: https://www.rightstufanime.com/sales-and-promos/One-Day-Sale

Titles Include (but not limited to) 5 Centimeters per Second, Your Lie in April, Hiiro no Kakera, Emma, Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun, Nisekoi, Wolf Girl and Black Prince, Playful Kiss, Boys over Flowers, and many other great romance titles.

 

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Best Buy Begins Black Friday Online with 16 Tech Deals on 11/10/2016

Best Buy’s ad has been released for Black Friday; and not only that, they are letting you shop early online by taking advantage of some of the ads in their flyer. These deals span a wide range of tech offerings from HDTVs to appliances, smartphones, movies, games, accessories, peripherals, even laptops and PCs. Check out Best Buy’s Black Friday Presale below:

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Newegg Announces their Black Friday Plans – Black Friday 2016 Starts Now

More Black Friday deals and news keeps rolling in. Newegg has a whole month of deals planned, with the best deals reserved for November 25th and 26th. However, I’m especially interested in the gaming sale which will take place next week. Here is the full lineup:

  • November 1-7: Black November kick-off sale
  • November 8-14: Black November gaming sale
  • November 11th: Early Black Friday Deals
  • November 15-21: Pre-Black Friday sale
  • November 18th: Early Black Friday Deals
  • November 21-26: Newegg’s Black Friday Week – Deepest discounts reserved for November 25 & 26
  • November 27-30: Cyber Monday four-day event, w/ hundreds of deals unlocked November 27 & 28 – extended sale November 29 & 30

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Humble Narrative Bundle Features Great Games For Girls with Emphasis on Story and Branching Plots

This week’s humble bundle is a great one. I already had many of the games but I picked it up because Shadowrun Hong Kong looked interesting to me – and 80 Days was a game I was really excited about when it first came out for mobile devices, and I’m looking forward to playing it on the PC. I already gave away a copy of Broken Age on my blog here a few months back and gave it a full review, and I gifted the copy in this humble bundle to one of my online friends. I have a lot more duplicate keys, both from this bundle and others, so I may try hosting another give away in a few weeks. Read Only Memories is an excellent indie visual novel game which I already have, so I will probably try to rehome that game first. Maybe this weekend 🙂 *hint: check back to this blog throughout June for steam key giveaways!*

If you’ve never used Humble Bundle here’s how it works:

How it works:
Humble Bundle is a site where you can save a lot on video games AND support a charity.
Each week a new bundle comes out with handpicked games curated by the humble bundle staff.
The games are available in Tiers.
For any amount even just $1 you get the first “Tier” of games which in this week’s bundle includes: Her Story, Read Only Memories, and Ciebel. Pay more than the “average” which at time of writing this it was $4.15 and you get all of Tier 1 plus Tier 2 which includes 80 days, Broken Age, and Sorcery Parts 1 and 2. Pay $10 to get Tiers 1 and 2 and a bonus game, which this week is Shadowrun Hong Kong Extended Edition

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Clannad Available on Steam In English For a Price

Clannad just went live on steam about 24 hours ago. If you order by December 1st, this game can be yours for the “low” scoff price of $42.99 after which it will return to it’s full price of $49.99 – Get it here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/324160/

I ordered it. (Mostly because I won some paypal money last week, so I only had to put about 9 dollars with it, to get it, otherwise I wouldve waited til after the holidays, so many other things need my money and attention right now.)

I’ve played the fan translated version years ago…. It’s one of my favorite novels ever.

But let’s check the math here…..

Clannad (English version) had a very successful kickstarter campaign. They estimated they could make this project happen for $140,000. They raised almost $600,000 during their kickstarter period – and who knows how much raised additionally through other backing methods.

ALL they had to do was buy the rights to the game, and hire someone to translate it OR buy the rights to the already completed fan translation….

They did not have to hire / pay programmers, developers, artists, etc. Edit to add – Okay, I concede, that they did have to have someone with some technical / programming know how to insert the freshly translated script, but that’s no where near on the skill level (and thus wages) necessary to build a game from scratch to finish, especially one the size of Clannad. All of that was done for them by the Japanese Developers at “Key”.

Yet somehow, they weren’t satisfied with their already $500,000 in profit.

I get it, okay, the Game Industry is a business, not unlike any other. The whole point is to make a profit.

But come on. This game is 10 years old. Have they done no market research?! BRAND NEW visual novels – Or even BRAND NEW “AAA” titles are releasing for a fraction of this price.

This is what I would expect to pay for Fallout 4, or the next Final Fantasy, or the next Assassins Creed — NOT what I would expect to pay for a 10 year old Novel, in which the person making these profits has done VERY little of the “heavy lifting”. The game was essentially already there, already complete. All they did was translate it. Which fans have already been doing for years, for free.

Now I’m not trying to be ungrateful. I’m not saying that companies should back off and let fans translate things. I’m not saying that no one should make money or bring these types of games to the masses. After all, I bought the game. Paid my pennies. Why? Because, dammit we NEED more visual novels. How else are we ever going to get them, unless we SHOW other developers “There’s gold in them there hills” right? Right.

But they could have STILL made a profit (they already made one just by kickstarter before the game even released lol) by selling the game for a more reasonable price such as $29.99 or even $39.99…. But $49.99? That’s just greedy. I don’t think they’ll be selling too many at that price. They could have probably made MORE money by having a more reasonable price point (and therefore selling more copies).

Still, you should go buy this overpriced visual novel too – because it’s worth the fifty bucks (It has over 80 hours of gameplay (you’re paying a little over $2 an hour for entertainment, which is reasonable) It has great characters and a very heart moving story), and because we need to “rise up” as a fanbase and show them, put our money where our mouth is, and show the world that we demand more visual novels.

I’ll be reviewing the game shortly. 🙂 I need to replay it again first to refresh my memory as it’s been several years since my last play through Clannad.

Anyways, sorry to rant. Thank you, Sekai Project, for making this game. Really. I hope it is a success for you and your company so that you may continue to bring us other visual novel games – like maybe Kanon? I love Kanon too. I just needed to get my ranting off my chest. I’m used to paying around $25-30 for visual novels and just kinda appalled by the price point chosen for this title. Still, I did not hesitate to throw my money at the screen, because I truly believe Clannad to be a title worthy of that price.

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Lucky Rabbit Reflex Otome Game Part of Groupees Mini Bundle 4

Lucky Rabbit Reflex is an excellent Otome Game and right now, while supplies last, it can be yours for $2.50 – what’s more it includes several other “story rich” styled games including Evoland, Joe’s Diner, Nightclub Emporium, and some game called Slave Trade (which sounds rather offensive and tacky to me, but hey, it’s free – the other games are worth $2.50 — Lucky Rabbit Reflex alone is worth that!

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Lucky Rabbit Reflex is very similar to the Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side gaming series, and amazingly, it is an indie game made by fans who love the Otome Genre.

This game typically retails for $19.99 which is why I snatched up this awesome Bundle!

Similar to Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side, you dress your character for each of her dates, to impress the guys, by guessing their tastes in style.

It has almost 20 endings for lots of replay value and over 150 clothing items to collect which boost the guys’ affection during the dates.

Also like Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side, you must keep your stats up and reach certain parameters to get each guy.

You have to juggle study, dating, and part time jobs and also manage your health and stress levels.

If you like Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side do not miss out on this limited edition bundle for your chance to pick up Lucky Rabbit Reflex and many other great games for just $2.50

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Only 1,097 bundles remaining at time of this post. Pick it up over on Groupees website at https://groupees.com/mini4

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Lucky Rabbit Reflex Otome Game Part of Groupees Mini Bundle 4

Lucky Rabbit Reflex is an excellent Otome Game and right now, while supplies last, it can be yours for $2.50 – what’s more it includes several other “story rich” styled games including Evoland, Joe’s Diner, Nightclub Emporium, and some game called Slave Trade (which sounds rather offensive and tacky to me, but hey, it’s free – the other games are worth $2.50 — Lucky Rabbit Reflex alone is worth that!

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Lucky Rabbit Reflex is very similar to the Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side gaming series, and amazingly, it is an indie game made by fans who love the Otome Genre.

This game typically retails for $19.99 which is why I snatched up this awesome Bundle!

Similar to Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side, you dress your character for each of her dates, to impress the guys, by guessing their tastes in style.

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It has almost 20 endings for lots of replay value and over 150 clothing items to collect which boost the guys’ affection during the dates.

Also like Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side, you must keep your stats up and reach certain parameters to get each guy.

You have to juggle study, dating, and part time jobs and also manage your health and stress levels.

If you like Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side do not miss out on this limited edition bundle for your chance to pick up Lucky Rabbit Reflex and many other great games for just $2.50

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Only 1,097 bundles remaining at time of this post. Pick it up over on Groupees website at https://groupees.com/mini4

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Humble Weekly Bundle Pay What You Want For Games From Japan

This week’s humble bundle features a lot of anime and jrpg goodies, including Neptunia Rebirth 1, 99 Spirits, and Vanguard Princess with some dlc packs. $10 gets you all of the games in this week’s bundle which includes:

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99 Spirits: Special Edition

Vanguard Princess
Vanguard Princess Hilda Rize
Vanguard Princess Lilith

Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser

Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure

Neo Aquarium: King of Crustaceans

The Sacred Tears TRUE

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There’s sure to be something in there to appeal to any otaku :) And for $10 which helps charity, it’s a great deal.

You can get it this week only by visiting https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly

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Groupees Hosts JASTUSA Bundle : School Days HQ and My Girlfriend Is President Both Confirmed

Edit It has begun! Full contents of bundle as follows:

For a Minimum of $3 You get:

Yojinbo the Body Guards; and The Sagara Family

For a Minimum of $10 you get all of the above PLUS:

Moreo Downhill Night; My Girlfriend is President; and Cosplay Fetish Academy

For a Minimum of $20 you get all of the above PLUS:

School Days HQ

I already preordered my JASTUSA Bundle from Groupee’s website. And you can too! But you have to hurry, because this is limited to just 3,000 bundles worldwide! Just head over to http://groupees.com/vn2 and decide how much you want to spend. $20 (or $18 during the preorder period) will get you all the games in this bundle. But they have smaller packs starting at just $8 for a few games. JASTUSA is one of the leading publishers of visual novel games in English. Their games cost a pretty penny on their website, making this the deal of a lifetime for visual novel fans! You get each game for under $3, while they typically retail for $40+ on JASTUSA site.

School Days HQ and My Girkfriend Is President are both confirmed to be included in this bundle.

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The admin also teased that the Non-hentai game that will be included is either Stein’s Gate or Yojinbo. – I have played both and they are both EXCELLENT games. Everyone in chat on Groupees is complaining about Yojinbo – Because I assume not many of us girls are over there on the site right now — Let me tell you, Yojinbo is an amazing game with a TON of “feels”… It’s a historical period piece — But unlike Hakouki (which I found REALLY fricken boring), Yojinbo spices things up with a lot of magic and fantasy elements too! I like it WAY more than Hakouki and I would not be upset to have a digital copy of it now that my newer PC no longer has a CD Rom drive. Stein’s Gate of course is just all kinds of awesome and I’ve already reviewed it in detail over here: http://geekysweetie.com/steins-gate-review/ (based on the fan translation version)

As to what other items will be included, we will find out in less than 30 minutes when the (non pre-order) sales begin!

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