Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Sorry this post is late, I was out yesterday and didn’t get the chance to set everything up before hand… This week was light years better than last week, but when you’re recovering from a broken heart every day is a toss up… luckily I’ve been able to find ways to occupy my time, and before you say otome games, that wasn’t the case this time….
On a positive note, it’s Spring Break this week, so my office is closed! Yay! I get a whole week off, but I don’t have enough money to go anywhere fancy, so it looks like I’ll be exploring DC or just catching up on my backlog…
- So I’ve Kinda Been Nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award– I was nominated for a Mysterious Blogger Award, by the fantastic Avathenerd from Reads, Rhythms, & Ruminations!! So this is just a short award post where I answer a couple of fun questions and nominate a few bloggers to do the same!
- My Top Five Favorite Megane Men- Voltage Inc Edition– It’s Megane March Madness so here’s another megane themed list just for you guys! This time around it’s a list of my all time favorite Voltage Inc megane men! I swear it’s purely coincidence that all of the men on this list have dark hair… 😛
- Let’s Show Our Support for Chess of Blades A BL Visual Novel– This week saw the launch of Chess of Blades, a romance mystery boys love visual novel. Argent Games blends elements of the baroque and Victorian periods for wildly imaginative period piece, full of intrigue, suspense, and a dash of humor and wit!
- Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #10– This is the post where I spotlight three visual novels for gamers on a budget. Every game featured is priced $10 or less, so definitely check out this week’s thrifty picks!!
- [OWLS Blog Tour] We’re All on the Same Team: Finding Sanctuary on the Volleyball Court– Here’s my March blog tour submission about the meaning of sanctuary to the number one Baka Duo from the sports anime, Haikyuu!!
- My Lover is a Tragic God: Star Crossed Myth- Tauxolouve Review– Tauxolouve is the god of Sagittarius and while outwardly he’s a bit of a tease, the real Tauxolouve is much more compassionate and steadfast than folks give him credit for. A main story review of the newest character released in Voltage Inc’s Star Crossed Myth.
New This Week:
- Play-Asia is having a Huge Playstation Blowout Sale until March 20th!! Snag PS4 and PS Vita games for super cheap!!
- PS4 Games: 2 for $29.99 USD and PS Vita Games: 2 for $19.99USD!!
- Click HERE to explore all of the sale items!!
- GB Patch released their steam punk visual novel, A Foretold Affair on Steam on March 10th, 2017!!
- Purchase the game on Steam, HERE!
- The Kickstarter Campaign for Lizard Hazard Games’s upcoming LGBTQ visual novel/resource management game, Your Royal Gayness was launched this week!!
- Check out the campaign, HERE.
- Voltage Inc has since restored previously purchased stories that were transferred to their new Lovestruck app back to the individual Amemix apps. However, you will not be able to purchase new stories from the individual apps.
- RoseVRte’s newest title CAFE 0 ~The Sleeping Beast~ is now on 20% off on Steam! The sale will be over TOMORROW, so snag a copy while you can, HERE!
- The Kickstarter Campaign for Argent Games’s upcoming BL visual novel Chess of Blades launched this week!!
- We now have official release dates for Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds!! NA: May 16th & EU: May 19th!
- MangaGamer is having a special White Day Sale on select game titles from March 10th to March 17th!!
- The Nintendo Switch was finally released!!
- Harmonia Pro² released the demo for their upcoming fantasy otome game, Tales of Saleana!
- Download the demo from itch.io, HERE!
- The demo for the upcoming Dragon Age inspired BL dating sim Superbia is now available for download, HERE!
- The demo is available in both English and French for Windows and Linux only!
- XSEED released their newest farming/life-simulator game, Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns!
- The game can be purchased from Amazon, HERE!
- Voltage Inc. is cancelling their AmeMix line of visual novels in favor of a freemium portal app, Lovestruck!
- For more information on the change, check out the official Lovestruck tumblr page, HERE!
- The Kickstarter Campaign for the Sekai Project’s upcoming visual novel trilogy, A Clockwork Ley-Line, is still going strong!!
- Check out the campaign, HERE.
- The annual visual novel jam, NaNoRenO, will start on March 1st and run until April 3rd, 2017!!
- Learn more about the Jam and sign up, HERE!
- Voltage Inc’s new fantasy romance visual novel for their AmeMix line of games, Love & Legends is now available to play in their new Lovestruck app!
- Team Precatio released their 2nd demo for their upcoming romance visual novel, Kokorogawari! The new demo covers the 2nd chapter of the game and features more of the other love interests.
- Download the updated demo, HERE!
- Until March 28th, gamers can get select Idea Factory International games for a discounted price on Amazon.com, HERE!
- Check out the official Twitter announcement, HERE!
- Sonnet009 released the first story in their fantasy romance visual novel series, Wilder: Ran’s Story!
- The route is $3.99 and can be purchased from itch.io, HERE!
- Dark Chibi Shadow released their short BL visual novel, Solanaceae- Another Time. The game is based on their webcomic of the same name! There are two versions of the game, the R18 version and the PG version.
- Download the game for free from itch.io, HERE!
- Development for Sakubaka’s upcoming Victorian romance visual, Vicboys is underway!
- Check out the development blog, HERE, for up to date news about the project!
- Earlier this week Spincut released the demo for their post apocalyptic LGBTQ+ visual novel Who We Are Now on itch.io!
- Download the demo for free, HERE!
- Idea Factory Intl announced that there are plans to release the second half of Hakuouki Shinkai Hana no Shou in English! The first part of the game is being localized under the title Hakuoki Kyoto Winds, in the Spring!
- Read the note from Iffy on their Facebook page, HERE!
- The English localization of Otomate’s Period: Cube ~ Shackles of Amadeus ~ finally has an official release date of April 25th, 2017!
- Amazon is officially accepting pre-orders, HERE!
- D3Publisher’s Hyakka Hyakurou: Sengoku Ninpoujou is getting an English release on steam under the name Nightshade!
- The game will be fully voiced and will $34.99!
- However, upon it’s release Nightshade will be available for 20% off the retail price!!
- For more information about the game, check out the Official Site!
I’m giving the ol’ blog a bit of a facelift; updating tags, menus, etc… So, for the next couple of weeks expect some minor wonkiness. Nice Job Breaking It, Hero will be up and running during the fixes, but, don’t be alarmed if stuff moves around a bit!
Most Recent Updates
- I fixed the pages under the Games tab on the top menu!
- You guys can now use page jumps to navigate each of the pages under the Games tab instead of just scrolling through the entire pages.
- Added images for each game.
- BL Game Reviews are now a sub tab of the Visual Novel/Otome Games tab under Games!
- I combined Nintendo DS/3DS game reviews and PSP/Vita game reviews into one combined menu option, Handheld Games.
- Created a new menu tab, Weekly Series.
- You guys can now access all of my weekly series (Last Week Today, Melanin Monday, Thrifty Gaming, and Fangirl Moment) as drop down options from there.
Since I reached 300 Followers a little while ago, I figured it was about time I fixed things up a bit. There will also be a special announcement once everything is finished up, so be on the look out for that in the near future!
March Megane Madness
I probably should have announced this sooner, but what can I say, I’ve been busy… *ahem* It’s no secret that I’m weak to megane men, there’s just something hot about a man in glasses that really gets my blood pumping! Ray Bans, dark frames, wire frames, bifocals, trifocals, fashion lenses, *fans self* I love them all! So I wanted to share that love with you guys in a month long megane celebration.
Throughout the month of March I will be paying tribute to all the megane hotties out there with semi-daily megane themed posts and reviews!! Ya’ll have heard of March Madness, well here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero it will be Megane Madness Month!!
Well, I finally broke down and signed up for some Affiliate Program so that I could possibly make a bit of cash doing this blogging thing. The way affiliate programs work is that I earn a small commission on any products you all buy using my affiliate links. Right now I’m enrolled in Affiliate Programs for Amazon.com and MangaGamer, so expect affiliate links to show up every so often in my posts in the near future. I will let you all know in advance if a post contains any affiliate links and I will update my sidebar with links to specific games and products.
The second OWLS Blog Tour is underway, March’s topic focuses on Sanctuary!
A sanctuary is a place of safety and stability. In anime, there are several different places and environments that characters call “home.” For this topic, we will be discussing various locations and settings within certain anime series.
Each OWLS member will be uploading their individual posts throughout the month of March! This week’s Blog Tour guides were Matthew Castillo (Matt-in-the-Hat), who wrote about the meaning of sanctuary in Sword Art Online, Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Cafe) who wrote about sanctuary in Evangelion, and Myself with my post about sanctuary in Haikyuu!
There is just plenty of Blog Tour Stops coming your way this month so be on the look out for announcements on the Official OWLS Twitter @OWLSbloggers, where we will keep you guys updated on each of the upcoming posts and other OWLS news!
I really want to hear from you guys, let me know what you think of Nice Job Breaking It, Hero. What do you think about this change? Do you guys like my posts? Is there something you think I should fix or add? Please feel free to let me know here in the comments section, or you can use this contact form!
I have no idea what I’m going to do for this week’s posts… sorry. I’ll figure something out, I promise…
Thrifty Thursday will go up as scheduled with three brand new thrifty gaming picks for you all to try and for Fangirl Friday I’m going to cover a… I don’t know yet, let’s just see how this week goes shall we!
**It’s the third week of the OWLS Sanctuary Blog Tour is underway, with posts from Rai (Rai’s Anime Blog), Arria (Fujinsei), crimson613 (Crimson Blogs), and Stephanie (Anime Girls NYC)coming out on Mar. 13th, 15th, 17th, and 18th respectively.**
Since I’m so behind, I’m just going to go ahead and extend the poll until the end of the month… What kinds of posts should I write more of? The poll will be open until… I figure out what I want the next poll to be! You can find it in the side bar (or if you are using a phone/tablet @ the bottom of the page). If you still can’t find it, click the link HERE! I look forward to your responses!
Here we are again at the end of another Recap Post, where I highlight four interesting posts from other bloggers that showed up on my Reader this past week…
Wolf Children Ame And Yuki Review– This post comes from Yukinocake of The Only Shinyuu Site! I absolutely love, love, LOVE Wolf Children! So when this review showed up on my Reader this past week, I just knew I had to give it a read and relive all of the feels this movie gave me! This is a fantastic review of a beautiful animated film and I highly recommend giving it a read and watching the film when you have the chance!
Top 10 1st Generation Pokemon– This post comes from Mel of Mel in Animeland! I am a sucker for anything Pokemon, I mean come on my username isn’t pokeninja for nothing! So when I saw this post in my Reader, I didn’t hesitate to give it read! This is a fun top ten list of this bloggers favorite Gen I Pokemon and a must read for Pokemon fan regardless of where you started your Pokemon journey! Who knows you may see some of your favorites on the list, I know I did!!
Anime Plots/Idea I’d Like To See Happen…LIKE NOW!!– This post comes from Lita of Lita Kino Anime Corner! Lita always manages to come up with some amazing blog post ideas and this week’s pick definitely worth read! In this post Lita suggests three different ideas for anime plots that break away from the traditional good v. evil, underdog stories common in today’s anime.
Day Ten: The Shining (MotM 2017)– This post comes from Kapodaco of Criticism and Thoughts! Last, but certainly not least is Kapodaco’s ongoing month long movie review series! Day 10’s post is one of my favorite horror films, The Shining directed by Stanley Kubrick (based on the Steven King novel of the same name). I wish I could just link to them all, because they have all been great so far! I highly recommend checking them all out, you won’t be disappointed!
So here we are at the end of this week’s post! Be sure to check out some of the bloggers from this week’s Weekly Blogger Spotlight, and drop them a line! Strike up a conversation or make a new friend! Don’t be shy get out there and mingle! 😉 Also, don’t worry if your post wasn’t featured in this week’s recap, keep writing and keep posting! I’ll keep my eye out!
See something in your Reader this week that you wanna share? Tell me what you think about my post? Anything you want to see more of? Less of? Have an idea for a post? Shoot me a line in the comments section or Message me on Twitter! Don’t be shy, I swear I don’t bite! I appreciate input and discussions from my readers so let your voice be heard…and finally, as always Thank You for reading!