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11:00 AM on 01.18.2015

Here's the latest way to region unlock your 3DS

Last November, Nintendo talked a little about rethinking their policies of region locking. Seems like common sense to me. The gains they'd make in consumer goodwill by allowing a few games to more easily make it overseas wou...

Jonathan Holmes

2:00 PM on 01.17.2015

Obscure Video Games: Nanashi no Game

[Update: Sorry for the confusion everyone! As you said in the comments, the link below is actually for the sequel to Nanashi no Game and not for the original. Thanks for the correction!] Nanashi no Game (The Nameless Game) is...

Obscure Video Games

3:45 PM on 01.14.2015

Hell yes, hell yes, Rhythm Heaven 3DS

During Japan's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced there would be a new Rhythm Heaven game for 3DS this year. It will feature over a hundred minigames, 70 of which comes from past entries in the series, 30 of which are new. It's coming to Japan this summer. Hopefully we get word of a North American release.  Hopefully this makes it in:

Steven Hansen

8:00 PM on 01.13.2015

This is the year I finally import Pro Yakyuu Spirits

MLB The Show is the only baseball game in town these days. Well, if you don't count things like Super Mega Baseball, which I don't. Not really. Not enough Yasiel Puig. Or something. It's the only Major League Baseball game ar...

Kyle MacGregor

4:00 PM on 01.13.2015

You play as a woman in Project Scissors because 'who wants to hear the screams of a grown man?'

The original Clock Tower was a cult hit when it was first released, and it's managed to stay fresh in the minds of horror game fans ever since. The Jennifer Connelly look-a-like lead; the shocking juxtaposition between quaint...

Jonathan Holmes

4:00 PM on 01.12.2015

The Grudge director is working on Project Scissors 'for free'

Earlier this month, our first look at Clock Tower spiritual successor Project Scissors: NightCry arrived in the form of a live-action trailer made by Ju-on and The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu. It was p...

Jonathan Holmes

2:00 PM on 01.10.2015

Zoku Segare Ijiri will make you scratch your head

Hey everybody! My name is Steve, and you may or may not know me from a blog I do over on Tumblr called Obscure Video Games. I enjoy digging up weird old games that most people have forgotten about and sharing my findings, usu...

Obscure Video Games

10:30 AM on 01.09.2015

Big in Japan: Minecraft and, uh, Battlefield 4

Sony Japan unveiled its most downloaded PSN games of 2014 by system and the results, well, maybe they won't surprise you, but they surprised me.  Minecraft took top spot on PS3 and Vita. Maybe not so surprising. D4 ...

Steven Hansen

11:45 PM on 01.07.2015

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition will make Nintendo a lot of money

Leave it to Mario and co. to get me interested in the Japanese mobile sensation Puzzle & Dragons. I mean, that Fist of the North Star tie-in had my curiosity, but not like this. Nintendo and GungHo Online are bringing Pu...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 01.05.2015

Trick your loved ones into thinking these Japanese McDonald's toys are amiibo

Amiibo sure are all the rage, huh? Who would've thought that Nintendo's artificially scarce plastic figurines would create such a crazed demand? Were you lucky enough to get one that looks just like Steven's dog? If so, you'l...

Brett Makedonski



Check out all the doujin games from winter Comiket photo
Check out all the doujin games from winter Comiket
by Kyle MacGregor

Comiket, the largest independent media festival on the planet, is winding down its winter festivities. Over the past three days, hundreds of thousands of folks have flocked to the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center to acquire self-published manga, anime, and games straight from the source. 

As has become custom, Edelweiss, the team behind Astebreed, has put together a lengthly highlight reel showcasing all the hot games on sale there. See something you like? Let us and the usual suspects, doujin game publishers like Playism and Nyu Media, know which ones caught your eye. Yell loud enough at the right people and maybe some of these will get localized.

コミケ(C87)同人ゲームまとめ動画 [Edelweiss] 

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1:00 PM on 12.26.2014

New Kirby and the Rainbow Curse trailer, amiibo details, and more

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is out in a couple months, so Nintendo is starting up the hype train for the clay puffball's adventure. We had previously heard that multiplayer would involve additional players platforming as Wad...

Darren Nakamura

7:00 PM on 12.25.2014

Anime app Crunchyroll is now available for Wii U

Crunchyroll is pretty cool, right? I'll admit: I don't really know from experience. The only anime stuff I have watched lately have been Miyazaki films and the Professor Layton anime. But following people like our former Edit...

Darren Nakamura

2:30 PM on 12.18.2014

GTA V debut coincides with weekly PS4 sales quadrupling in Japan

While retailers in some countries have already committed to taking Grand Theft Auto V off shelves, Japan's just now getting the current-gen remake. For a country that has famously gotten away from console gaming, this ga...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 AM on 12.17.2014

Disgaea 5 will come to North America and Europe in 2015

'Dis guy, ehhh? At the Tokyo Game Show we learned Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (awful subtitle*) was coming to PS4 in 2015. NIS America has confirmed it will be available in North America and Europe in the fall of 20...

Steven Hansen

10:04 PM on 12.16.2014

Bandai Namco formally changes name, hints at future of company

Bandai Namco Games is changing its name to reflect the broader scope of operations that the company intends to move its focus to in the near future. Come April 1, 2015 (the start of the new fiscal year), it'll become Bandai N...

Brett Makedonski