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Finally, a new Dynasty Warriors-style Kamen Rider game


Took 'em long enough
Jan 16
Well, it's about time! Toei's Kamen Rider was a Dynasty Warriors before Dynasty Warriors of a sort, defined as it was by a lone hero in a ridiculous costume effortlessly plowing through hordes of weak mini... read
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It's a shame that the humble visual novel so rarely sees a release outside of Japan. Games like those in the Ace Attorney series have helped generate interest out here in the west, but they are still far from commonplace. How... read feature

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Disaster: MotorStorm Apocalypse canceled in Japan forever


Jun 09
In a turn of events that feels rather sad, Sony Japan has officially cancelled a Japanese release of the PS3 racing game Motorstorm: Apocalypse, which had earlier been placed on indefinite suspension. Sony gave no specific re... read
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L.A. Noire week kicks off across the network


May 09
I think it's pretty safe to say that everyone on Destructoid is excited for the release of L.A. Noire, but it isn't the only site on the network excited for the game. That's why the sites of the Modern Method network have joi... read
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PSA: Tweet Japanator and win Ys I & II Chronicles for PSP


Feb 25
Destructoid isn't the only site that runs awesome game-related contests! Our sister site Japanator - the happening place when it comes to Japanese cartoons, comics and other such things, is running a cool contest alongside XS... read
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Win passes to NYAF/NYCC in Japanator voice acting contest


Sep 20
Our tentacle-obsessed sister site, Japanator, is giving away passes to New York Anime Fest and New York Comic Con, taking place on October 8-10. All you have to do to enter is watch the provided anime videos over on Japanator... read
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Otakon '10: Videogame cosplay and more


Jul 31
If you're out to see good cosplay, Baltimore's Otakon is one of the best events to attend. Anime Expo in LA is pretty good too, but Otakon is even better that Comic-Con. People love videogames here, and I always encourage gam... read
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Videogame cosplay at Anime Expo 2010


Jul 06
The internet gives cosplayers a hard time, but there are a few key events each year in America that have good cosplay. Los Angeles' Anime Expo is definitely one of them. We make it a point to go out every year and cover the e... read
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Xenoblade ad encourages you to use a woman's body


Jun 05
Here's another example of Nintendo's new push to appeal to the "traditional" gamer, this time from Nintendo of Japan. This quick ad for Xenoblade features one of the forty eight members of the the overpopulated Japanese pop ... read
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J-rock hinted at for Rock Band, Japan version mostly dead


May 18
You know, it has been almost two years since Harmonix made the announcement of a Japanese version of Rock Band. Co-developed with Q-Entertainment, Rock Band: Japan was going to be the grand cash-in to the land of moonspeak. S... read
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DRM we can back: Humiliating pirates for fun and profit


Mar 30
Japanese game studio 0verflow is populated by geniuses. Rather than combat piracy with oppressive DRM, the developers of erotic title Cross Days is tackling the thieves in a more direct way -- wielding abject humiliation... read
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Best of the Network this week


Oct 25
Optimus Prime as a train? Sounds crazy, but it works! Now lets see Megatron as a blimp. On Destructoid, we brought you an inside look at the new Microsoft retail store. On Japanator, Idol of the Week is the best series ever. ... read
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Best of the Network this week


Oct 11
Tomopop continues to allow me to promote my love for Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Pedro Cortes reviewed Uplark's Viral figure and the figure looks great. On Destructoid, we elaborated on ridiculousness of the Metroid Prime vs ... read
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TGS 09: PSN getting manga love come December


Sep 26
Despite having troops on the ground at TGS and the hardest working staff this side of a Chinese sweat shop, we've been scooped on some TGS news by the nefarious ne're-do-wells at Japanator. Don't think I don't know what you'r... read
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Best of the Network this week


Sep 20
So on Japanator, that happened. Yup.On Destructoid, find out how we blew the $200 greed check from Dante's Inferno. On Japanator, see what Gunslinger Girl means to Brad Rice. And on Tomopop, are Taco Bell's Bellhedz vinyls re... read
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AX 09: The West Coast knows how to do videogame cosplay


Jul 07
The real highlight of our time at Anime Expo was the cosplay. We covered panels here and there, but what all the readers on Japanator really reacted to, and what you guys did when we put up our first round of photos, was the ... read
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Solid Snake remembered in cardboard box memorial


Jul 06
It has been a tough month for the world as several celebrities have passed away all at once. Apparently Solid Snake, hero of the Metal Gear series of videogames, has also passed. We came across this memorial for the raspy-voi... read
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For the last time: rape games are banned in Japan


Jun 03
[As originally posted on Japanator]So, this seems like the final update in the whole rape game saga: The EOCS has met, with about 100 representatives total gathering, and reached the nearly unanimous decision that rape games ... read
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First changes from EOCS underway in ero-ge genre


Jun 02
[As originally posted on Japanator]We've got new word from Canned Dogs on the changes coming from EOCS talks -- first up is Syrup Soft. Their title has been delayed a week, presumably to change the packaging and the discs tha... read
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TBS misrepresents their report, rape games not banned


May 29
[As originally posted on Japanator] Well, now I've learned my lesson: Never take TBS news at its word, their report is likely a misrepresentation or even made up. Canned Dogs has an update from their story yesterday, with an ... read
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Japan bans rape games. All of them


May 28
Japan, of all places, is putting a halt to rape games. The country known for its free and open sexuality in media has taken the ban-hammer to PC games that feature rape in it. Now, I'm not on the "rape is great and fanta... read
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Gerard Way co-produced ending theme to Final Fantasy: Advent Children Complete


Mar 27
[As originally posted on Japanator]This is going to get some flak from you guys, I'm sure.Gerard Way, the frontman for the band My Chemical Romance, is co-producing Kyosuke Himuro's song that will be the ending theme for the ... read
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Dragon Ball Kai will be getting its own RPG from Monolith


Mar 23
[As originally posted on Japanator]All you Dragon Ball fans can rejoice, for already are there videogames being worked on for the series. The franchise reboot has already kicked off their ancillary marketing campaign by annou... read
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Round 1: Ronald McDonald vs Super Mario Bros - Fight!


Mar 03
You already know what Mugen is, right? Well, what you may not know is how scary the Japanese Ronald McDonald is. At our sister site Japanator, we actually have a permanent tag for him called Ran Ran Ruu. Check that link if y... read
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A lot of things come across my desk over at the Japanator office. Oftentimes, it's kind of hard to do a review of a volume 8 of this series or DVD 13 of that one, simply because I don't want to go and buy all the leadup volum... read feature

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Hold it! Take a look at Phoenix Wright: Official Casebook Vol. 1!


Oct 29
[As originally posted on Japanator] Hold it! I know you're scrolling past this review because it means you've got to do a lot of reading, but where will you get in life with that attitude? The poor house. That's where. Do you... read
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Best of the Network this week


Oct 05
It sure has been a crazy week, hasn't it? Looking back, we've been announcing things left and right. I guess we need to crank the awesomeness on the site up to 11 before sending the crew off to Tokyo Game Show, eh?Well, don't... read
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If you wanted to know which Haruhi Wii game to buy, it's been decided for you


Sep 08
[As originally posted on Japanator] Browsing through my list of Japanese sites, I came across this story from Famitsu. Apparently the staff from The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi anime will be overlooking production of the Wi... read
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Listen up, punks. Japantor's New York Anime Fest contest ends in 3 days, on Sept. 10th. If you live anywhere remotely near New York, then you should do yourself a favor and enter this contest. The New York Anime Fest is going... read feature

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PAX 08: The Dtoid-Japanator Panel, part four: Writing for your audience (Dale)


Aug 31
Its no secret -- Destructoid is a sausagefest, and we love our sausages. Um. Ok, I think I should start over. This is only going to get progressively worse, especially when the topic at hand is Japanator.com: One of the inter... read
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Life at home with some of the Modern Method staff


Aug 28
The other week, over at Japanator.com, we took a look at what life was like with some of the editors. You got to see our porn, TVs, and cats. Well, I figured that we might as well take a look at some more members of the Moder... read
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The lovely ladies of Comiket 74


Aug 28
Comiket is the mecca for otaku. It's nothing like we've seen before at Otakon or at E3. The mainstay of the con isn't announcements or hands-on -- it's doujinshi. Comiket is a chance for doujinshi circles to show off their la... read






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