Thursday, April 23, 2009

We're Now On Twitter! Come Follow Us!

I know many people, including President Obama are on Twitter, which means that we should be on twitter as well. Why? We're teaming up with friendfeed to publish our feeds on twitter whenever we post, giving every twitter follower insta-updates on everything that is happening at JVG. I usually post 3-4 times a day on average and we'd love to share what's going on and what's comin' with our fellow tweets.

Following us is simple, if you already have a twitter account, simply click on the twitter graphic above and click on follow next to our name,that's it! After that, you can have our blog posts delivered to your phone right when we post! Done deal.

Pre-Order Update - Final Fantasy Mini Stuffed Monster Key Chains - Bomb/Moogle/Tonberry/Chocobo/Sabotender - Now Open - 8/20/2009

Final Fantasy Mini Stuffed Monster Key Chains - Cactuar / Sabotender Final Fantasy Mini Stuffed Monster Key Chains - Moogle Final Fantasy Mini Stuffed Monster Key Chains - Tonberry Final Fantasy Mini Stuffed Monster Key Chains - Chocobo Final Fantasy Mini Stuffed Monster Key Chains - Bomb

Stock Update - Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3 ( Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3: Kowareyuku Machi to Kanojo no Uta ) - In Stock 4/24/09

Our Price: $54.99
Release Date: 4/23/2009
UPC: 4536592000587
Genre: Action Adventure
Company: Irem
Version: Japan

Stock Update - Kuroshitsuji: Phantom & Ghost DS - In Stock 4/24/09

Our Price: $64.99
Release Date: 3/19/2009
UPC: 4988601005869
Genre: Action
Company: Square Enix
Version: Japan
-from wikipedia-
Kuroshitsuji is a manga written and illustrated by Yana Toboso. Since its debut on September 16, 2006, it has been serialized in Square Enix's sh┼Źnen manga magazine Monthly GFantasy. The series follows Sebastian Michaelis, a demonic butler who is obligated to serve Ciel Phantomhive, the twelve-year-old head of the Phantomhive noble family, due to a contract he made with Ciel. It was announced in July 2008 that an anime adaption, directed by Shinohara Toshiya and produced by A-1 Pictures, was expected. It premiered in October 2008.

A video game for Nintendo DS, called Kuroshitsuji: Phantom & Ghost is currently under development by Square Enix and is expected to be released on March 19, 2009. The game will be sold in two versions, a limited first-press edition with a higher price and numerous extra goods, and a regular edition.

Stock Update - 360 Death Smiles Regular Edition - In Stock 4/24/09

Price - $69.99
Arrival - This Friday
Release Date: 4/23/2009
UPC: 4988648657892
Genre: Shooting
Company: Cave
Version: Japan
-from wikipedia-
Deathsmiles is a horizontal side scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game by Japanese developer Cave, released in late 2007. Its is notable for is aesthetic style, featuring heavy occult and gothic influences. It is only the second Cave shoot 'em up to be played using a horizontally-oriented monitor (the first being Progear no Arashi).

In the August 25-31 2008 issue of Famitsu Weekly, Cave announced a Xbox 360 port of the game.

New game modes include a Xbox 360 mode, and Ver 1.1 mode. In Ver 1.1 mode, players can independently controls familiar, via the XBox 360 controller. Lock shot, powerup shot are located on different buttons. Player can also adjust screen brightness, background frame, game screen position and zoom.

Downloadable contents include Mega Black Label features. Limited edition includes Manabu Namiki Selection Deathsmiles Premium Arrange Album soundtrack CD. Hori produced a controller for the XBox 360 game.

Instead of the typical lives in traditional shooters, player is given a pool of life points (initially 3). 1 point is lost when player is hit by bullet, 1/2 point when colliding with enemy or hit by a non-bullet attack. The game ends when player's life point is depleted. Life points can be restored by items, and the maximum life point is increased when reaching certain scores (default 20 and 45 million points).

When an enemy is destroyed, it fires a yellow counter bullet that is smaller than the regular bullet fired from an enemy. When the familiar is hit by counter bullet, player's item counter is increased, which leads to increase score. However, stage boss does not fire counter bullet.

Characters

  • Windia: Wind user.
  • Casper: Phantom user.
  • Follett: Fire user.
  • Rosa: Fairy user.
  • Sakura: Stage B-2 boss. In Mega Black Label, it is also a playable character.

Control

  • Left shot: Press A button.
  • Right shot: Press B button.
  • Auto lock shot: Press A and B button simultaneously. Player fires when familiar chooses a target.
  • Bomb: Press C button.

When holding a shot button, player and familiar fire different shot pattern from tapping shot button.

Bullets are blocked by walls, but does not injure player when touching walls.

Familiar

Each player has an accompanying familiar, which can fire its own shots and chooses target in auto lock shot. It can also block enemy bullets. It's movement is opposite to player's.

Items

Jewelry can gain points. LifeUp recovers life points. Magic gains 1 bomb.

When player obtains an item, the item counter is increased (maximum 1000). When item counter is full, press A and B button simultaneously causes both player and familiar to fire more powerful shots than normal, while item counter begins to decrease. When player collides with enemy in this state, player does not lose life point. Enemy also drops more item when destroyed by powered shots. The powerup effect continues until item counter reaches 0.

Stages

Stages are arranged in Chapter and Scene format, with 3 Chapters and 2 Scenes per Chapter for the first 6 stages. Player can choose the order of stages by arranging the A, B, C at the beginning. The stage order within A, B, C cannot be changed. When choosing a stage, player can choose difficulty levels between 1 to 3 (or 999 in MBL).

After completing 6 stages (Chapter 3 Scene 2), the FINAL stage (Chapter 4) begins, which is organized in 2 parts. However, player can choose EXTRA stage if certain conditions are met at the end of Stage Chapter 3 Scene 2.

Bosses

  • Deathscythe: Stage A-1 boss.
  • Jordan: Stage A-2 boss.
  • Whroon: Stage B-1 boss.
  • Sakura: Stage B-2 boss. In Mega Black Label, it is also a playable character.
  • Mary: Stage C-1 boss.
  • Bavaria: Stage C-2 boss.
  • Beastdog: EXTRA stage mid-boss.
  • Devaria, Givaria: EXTRA stage bosses.
  • Jitterbug: Chapter 4 boss.
  • Tyrannosatan: Final Chapter 4 boss.


Stock Update - Monster Hunter G Starter Pack (Japan) - In Stock 4/24/09

Our Price: $79.99
Release Date: 4/23/2009
UPC: 4976219029179
Genre: Action
Company: Capcom
Version: Japan
Monster Hunter G is a video game released in Japan for the PlayStation 2. It was meant to be an expansion for the original Japanese Monster Hunter. It was later ported to the PlayStation Portable and released in America and Europe under the title Monster Hunter Freedom. Some of the expanded content included monster color changes and other monster varieties with varying difficulty. Monster Hunter G is being released on the Wii in Japan.

The Starter Pack Includes:
Monster Hunter G
Monster Hunter 3-Tri Preview
Bonus Monster Hunter Card

Stock Update - Monster Hunter G (Japan) Wii - In Stock 4/24/09

Our Price: $49.99
Release Date: 4/23/2009
UPC: 4976219026680
Genre: Action
Company: Capcom
Version: Japan
Monster Hunter G is a video game released in Japan for the PlayStation 2. It was meant to be an expansion for the original Japanese Monster Hunter. It was later ported to the PlayStation Portable and released in America and Europe under the title Monster Hunter Freedom. Some of the expanded content included monster color changes and other monster varieties with varying difficulty. Monster Hunter G is being released on the Wii in Japan.

Stock Update - Rittai Picross DS - In Stock Now!

Our Price: $49.99
Release Date: 3/12/2009
UPC: 4902370517705
Genre: Puzzle
Company: Nintendo
Version: Japan
-from wikipedia-
Rittai Picross, literally "Solid Geometry Picross") is a puzzle video game developed by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory for the Nintendo DS. It was first revealed at Nintendo's conference on October 2, 2008. It was released on March 12, 2009 in Japan. It uses similar nonogram mechanics to Picross DS, but it puts it in 3D.
  • While Picross presents you with a rectangular grid of squares, which you must fill in to create a picture, Rittai Picross uses a rectangular prism made of a number of smaller cubes, and you must chip away at it in order to construct an image in three dimensions. Each row or column has at most one number corresponding to it, and many do not have any numbers at all; the number indicates how many cubes the row/column should contain when the picture is complete. If a number has a circle around it, it means that, while that number of cubes is the total amount in the row/column, they will be split up into two groups (for example, a 4 with a circle around it will be in two groups of either 1 and 3 or 2 and 2). If a number has a square around it, the cubes will be split up into three or more groups. If there are no numbers on a row or column, there are no rules concerning how many cubes belong there.
  • As you play, you can use a paintbrush to mark cubes that definitely will remain in the image, or a hammer to chip away at the unnecessary cubes. If you try to break a cube that is part of the image, the game will inform you of your mistake, but let you continue on; if you do this five times, however, you must restart the puzzle from the beginning. Early on, the game presents you with "technique" tutorials to help you refine your puzzle-solving skills.
  • Once you complete the 3D image, you will be rewarded with a short animation regarding the image, and it will be placed onto a background with other images you may have constructed; there are many backgrounds available to fill in, each holding a certain theme. Depending on how quickly you completed the puzzle, and whether or not you broke any blocks you should not have, you will be rewarded with up to three stars, which will go toward unlocking bonus puzzles. In addition to tutorials and standard puzzles, you will occasionally be presented with either a "Time Challenge", which imposes different time constraints on your puzzle-solving, or a "No Miss Challenge", wherein you may not make any mistakes at all.

4/24/09 - Confirmed Arrivals Friday

Hori Touch Panel Liquid Crystal Protection Filter Screen Protection Screen Filter DSi
Hori Touch Panel Liquid Crystal Protection Filter Screen Protection Screen Filter DSi - $7.99

Silicon Cover DSi (Light Blue) (HDL238) Silicon Cover DSi (White) (HDL-240) Silicon Cover DSi (Light Pink) (HDL239) Silicon Cover DSi (Black) (HDL-237)
Silicon Cover DSi (Light Blue) (HDL238) - $14.99
Silicon Cover DSi (Light Pink) (HDL239) - $14.99
Silicon Cover DSi (White) (HDL-240) - $14.99
Silicon Cover DSi (Black) (HDL-237) - $14.99

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete [Cloud Black Edition]
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete [Cloud Black Edition] - $699.99

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete [First Print w/ Final Fantasy XIII Trial Demo Version]
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete [First Print w/ Final Fantasy XIII Trial Demo Version] - $69.99

Wii Sports for Nintendo Wii
Wii Sports - $49.90
Oboro Muramasa
Oboro Muramasa - $69.99
Monster Hunter G (Japan)
Monster Hunter G (Japan) - $49.99

Monster Hunter G Starter Pack (Japan)
Monster Hunter G Starter Pack (Japan) - $79.99

Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Next (Japan)
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Next (Japan) - $69.99

PlayStation Network Card / Ticket (5000 YEN / for Japanese network only) [retail packing]

PlayStation Network Card / Ticket (5000 YEN / for Japanese network only) [retail packing] - $69.99

PlayStation Network Card / Ticket (3000 YEN / for Japanese network only) [retail packing]
PlayStation Network Card / Ticket (3000 YEN / for Japanese network only) [retail packing] - $49.99
Mario Kart Wii w/Handle [Japan Version]
Mario Kart Wii w/Handle [Japan Version] - $74.99
Bleach: Versus Crusade- Wii

Bleach: Versus Crusade - $74.99
Gundam Battle Universe

Gundam Battle Universe - $59.99
Initial D Extreme Stage

Initial D Extreme Stage (Japanese Version) - Free Shipping - $79.99
Initial D: Street Stage
Initial D: Street Stage - $39.99

Initial D: Special Stage - Best Version
Initial D: Special Stage - Best Version - $34.90

Mobile Suit Gundam: Senjou no Kizuna Portable

Mobile Suit Gundam Senjou no Kizuna Portable - $64.99
Senjou no Valkyria (PlayStation3 the Best) (Japan) - PS3
Senjou no Valkyria (PlayStation3 the Best) (Japan) - $44.90
Kuroshitsuji: Phantom & Ghost
Kuroshitsuji: Phantom & Ghost - $64.99
Suggoi! Arcana Heart 2
Suggoi! Arcana Heart 2 - $64.99
Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2009
Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2009 - $59.99
Sony Playstation PSP Portable Slim Model System Felicia Blue
PSP 2000 - Sony Playstation PSP Portable Slim Model System Felicia Blue + FREE SCREEN PROTECTOR - $209.99
PSP PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite - Mint Green (PSP-2000MG)
PSP PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite - Mint Green (PSP-2000MG)(In Stock) + FREE SCREEN PROTECTOR - $199.99
Sony PSP-2000 Lavender
PSP 2000 - Sony Playstation PSP Portable Slim Model System Lavender Purple + FREE SCREEN PROTECTOR - $209.99

Nintendo DSi Pink Color Imported
Nintendo DSi System Console - Nintendo DSi Pink Color Imported - $239.99

DSi Compact Pouch by Hori - White DSi Compact Pouch by Hori - Black DSi Compact Pouch by Hori - Light Blue DSi Compact Pouch by Hori - Pink
DSi Compact Pouch by Hori - White - $14.99
DSi Compact Pouch by Hori - Black - $14.99
DSi Compact Pouch by Hori - Light Blue - $14.99
DSi Compact Pouch by Hori - Pink - $14.99

Ryu ga Gotoku 3 - PS3
Ryu ga Gotoku 3 - $79.99
Mario & Luigi RPG 3!!
Mario & Luigi RPG 3!! - $59.99

Death Smiles [Regular Edition]
Death Smiles [Regular Edition] - $69.99
King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match  PS2
King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match - $59.99
Rittai Picross
Rittai Picross - $49.99
PSP 3000 PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite - Radiant Red Value Pack Carnival Color
PSP 3000 PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite - Radiant Red Value Pack Carnival Color - $299.99

PSP 3000 PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite - Vibrant Blue Value Pack Carnival Color

PSP 3000 PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite - Vibrant Blue Value Pack Carnival Color - $299.99
PSP 3000 PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite - Spirited Green Value Pack  Carnival Color
PSP 3000 PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite - Piano Black Spirited Green Carnival Color - $299.99
PSP 3000 PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite - Bright Yellow Carnival Color
PSP 3000 PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite - Bright Yellow Carnival Color - $299.99
Nintendo DSi system - white (Import)
Nintendo DSi Console System - White - $239.99