Change always accompanies the new year. And The Anime Beat is no different. That's right folks, I'm continuously expanding this little dog and pony show!
Joe Strike takes a look at the tax implications for freelancing on both employers and contractors and how companies like MBO Partners can help.
In Spring 2010 Microsoft Game Studios plans to release "Game Room" functionality for Xbox LIVE and Games for Windows LIVE users. I've been reading through the details and I can't say I'm overly excited. Perhaps it's my age or it could be the fact that I don't see the value in the virtual "game cabinets," but I'm curious to see how this new venture will turn out.
For the seventh year, AWN's Rick DeMott puts together a collection of the best commercials and music videos from the past year submitted by readers.
This is your last chance to see the Halo Legends anime preview on Halo Waypoint and Xbox LIVE. On Saturday January 2nd the final preview episode will run for 24-hours. Remember, DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital formats will be released on February 16th 2010.
Sony is making plans to unify the international distribution of its game and core electronics products next year, VARIETY reports, citing the NIKKEI newspaper.
Here's one straight out of the stupid-people-doing-stupid-things category. Jeremiah Gilliam, 22, allegedly broke into more than 200 cars and homes in Westchester County, N.Y., stealing dozens of video games, laptops and GPS devices, but wasn't busted until he started playing online with an Xbox system under one of his victim's accounts, according to the NEW YORK POST.
Leonard Nimoy, the original actor who played Spock in STAR TREK, has joined the cast of STAR TREK ONLINE, a multiplayer online role-playing game, COMINGSOON.NET reports.
For those already tapped into the streaming vein of PlayStation Network, anime is definitely on its Christmas list. Here’s the latest post from my friends at PSN. And, evidently, this is only a small part of the 12-day promotion.
Zombies... Lots and lots of zombies. Check out AWN's review of Zombie Apocalypse for Xbox LIVE Arcade and PSN.
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that all of their popular iPhone and iPod touch favorites are available now for 99 cents on the App store through January 4.
The Star Wars Saga continues in 2010 with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, a sequel to the blockbuster videogame developed by LucasArts.
Whether you’re a Voltron fan or not, for $3.99, you really can’t lose! One again, it satisfied my gaming appetite; and this says a lot, since, besides Tetris, the gamer in me tends to shrink in the face of mobile phone play.
Sony Pictures Television's Animax stations will air the 2009 Video Game Awards in Asia, Central Europe, Latin America, Africa, Spain and Portugal.
2010 is poised to be the year where consumers can enjoy stunning 3D experiences across all entertainment mediums, including gaming, photographs, Web browsing, and of course, movies. And, with the forthcoming 3D Blu-ray specification expected to be formally announced later this year, NVIDIA and its partners are pleased to announce that the amazing 3D experience that has proven so popular in movie theaters is about to come home.
MGM Chairperson Mary Parent told RISKY BUSINESS that the upcoming RED DAWN remake will play like "a live-action CALL OF DUTY."
Wyck Godfrey, the producer behind THE TWILIGHT SAGA, told MAKINGOF about plans to bring GEARS OF WAR to the big screen.
Actor Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Alien3 and AVP: Aliens vs. Predator) has signed up to appear in the upcoming Aliens vs. Predator game, developed by Rebellion in the UK.
As a Voltron fan from way back ( I still have my original Bandai GoLion, which I made my parents drive all around Orange County to find one Christmas), I'll definitely be testing this game out.
Target Entertainment Group has been appointed by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to act as the consumer products agent for the prestigious PlayStation brand in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australasia (EMEA).
SEGA Europe Ltd and SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that, for the first time ever, the original games from legendary gaming icon, Sonic the Hedgehog will be coming to the Nintendo DS system.