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Arcade games

How do they get arcade games out of skyscrapers? Cranes

I probably never would have thought of this on my own, but those arcade games have to move somehow, right? Over in Japan, someone snapped a few pictures for Twitter of a Club Sega location, showing exactly how they get some of the bigger ar...

 
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The Battle Cats

The Battle Cats 3DS is coming to the West after all

Shortly after learning about The Battle Cats through a Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation last year, I decided that rather than wait for the 3DS version to possibly get localized, I'd be better off playing the existing mobile game to sat...

 
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Weebs used harden

Officially licensed Pokemon lingerie is happening in real life

If you've ever wanted a Pikachu on your nipples or other 'no-no zones' then you're in luck as (and I can't believe I'm actually about to type this) the Pokémon Company have officially licensed the brand out to Yummy Mart for lingerie...

 
Japanese 3DS photo
Japanese 3DS

Now I'm even more into that Super Famicom-themed New 3DS XL

If we all got one free do-over and could pick out a single 3DS design with no pesky restrictions to bog us down, I wouldn't hesitate to choose the upcoming Super Famicom-style New 3DS XL. Unsurprisingly, it's a Japan exclusive, and it's als...

 
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Psycho-Pass

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness has a nice little collector's edition

NIS America has locked down a September 13, 2016 release for Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, so you better turn that frown upside down like your life depends on it. The visual novel game is arriving in Europe ...

 
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Dissidia

Dissidia Final Fantasy is having a new character reveal this month

Square Enix is still ramping up production of Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade, even though the full launch roster is complete with one representative of every core entry up to XIV, and Ramza from Tactics. They've just announced that on A...

 
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Bandai Namco

This cat-rescue VR game terrifies me

We touched on Bandai Namco's VR Zone: Project i Can, noting that it's about to open in Tokyo, but seeing one of its virtual-reality attractions in action is another matter entirely. Players have to save a poor little cat stuck on a wooden ...

 
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Theatrhythm

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy arcade is being tested this month

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: All-Star Carnival -- which is totally not an April Fools joke as it was announced weeks ago -- is being tested this month in Japan. Square Enix has announced that tests will begin on April 15 and conclude on April...

 
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NINTENDO

Japan gets Pokemon Snap on Wii U next week

Make-believe animal voyeur simulator Pokémon Snap is coming to Wii U next week, at least in Japan. While you can already play the 1999 Nintendo 64 classic on the console through the Wii portal, this version adds support for...

 
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Star Ocean 5

Star Ocean devs alter costume in anticipation of 'western criticism'

In an interview with 4Gamer (translated by NicheGamer), members of the Star Ocean 5 team spoke about Western game critics and sexuality in Japanese games -- specifically, how it relates to Star Ocean character Miki. Even more specifica...

 
Monstrous Lovers photo
Monstrous Lovers

If you love boys loving each other, you may love Monstrous Lovers

Monstrous Lovers is a visual novel just picked up by publisher Sekai Project that is currently crowdfunding on Indie Go Go. Like most visual novels I end up writing about ("How to bang your dragon" was a good joke, all), Monstrous Lovers h...

 
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World's Longest 5 Minutes

NIS names new Vita game after sex with me

The busy folks over at NIS have announced another new game, World’s Longest 5 Minutes, which, well, I've already done the joke in the headline. Mostly because there's little else to say. It is coming to PS Vita in Japan on July 28 and...

 
VR photo
VR

Bandai Namco announces 'VR Zone' location in Tokyo

Ha, VR-toid! This takes me back to the '90s, where "VR" was rampant and basically amounted to nothing more than wearing a TV on your head. Bandai Namco is embracing modern advances though, and is opening up VR Zone: Project i Can (zuh?) in ...

 
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Censorship!

Japanese SJWs are carpet bombing Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 user reviews

Dead or Alive Extreme 3: Fortune is an objectively excellent game, that much is not up for debate. This is despite the fact that Jed "Jed!" Whitaker reviewed it here and found it to have earned only 1.5 out of 10 points because of re-used a...

 
Uppers photo
Uppers

Senran Kagura creator's new Vita game debuts in July

Uppers, the latest PlayStation Vita brawler from Senran Kagura producer Kenichiro Takaki, appears to have a new release date. According to a (now removed) listing from Japanese retailer Rakuten Books, the action game is coming to ...

 
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ARC SYSTEM WORKS

Yep, Chase sure does look like a new Hotel Dusk

I embraced the aphorism "don't judge a book by its cover" as a child. After squandering the contents of my piggy bank on a dreadful fantasy novel that endeared itself to me with some captivating artwork, only to disappoint, I learned to be ...

 
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Division did well too

Pokken, Digimon dethrone The Division in this week's Japanese sales

The PlayStation 3 (three) is outselling the Xbox One (uh, 1?) by 16 times in Japan last week (March 14 through 20). The PS3 sold 18 times as much as the Xbone the prior week. Still funny! Also, the Vita remains steady as heck in Japan. ...

 
C-Wars GDC preview
It's been three years since Jonathan Holmes squealed over C-Wars, "a post-apocalyptic ARPG + RTS + OMG." And it's not even out yet. Take that, Kickstarter backers! On the other hand, the game does exist in a playable state, ...   read

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7th Dragon III Code: VFD

Watch this new 7th Dragon III Code: VFD trailer

Usually the phrase "abuse of power" isn't leading anywhere you want to follow. There's the lurid, with top-level employees pressuring underlings into some fingerlings if you follow what I meanaling. There are rulers of countries (America, ...

 
Amazon photo
Amazon

Amazon's Japanese shipping initiative is pretty unreal

So uh, Amazon just opened the floodgates for shipping Japanese items (read: games and consoles) internationally, and it's had a pretty significant impact on me already. While I've always dabbled in importing the niche game here and there, I...

 
Resident Evil photo
Resident Evil

Yes, there really is going to be a Resident Evil musical show

Did you ever play Resident Evil and think to yourself, “man, this story would make a great musical?” Nope, neither did I, but someone did, because later this year Musical Resident Evil will open in Japan.  The show will be ...

 
My Nintendo photo
My Nintendo

Nintendo's new rewards program begins this Thursday in Japan

Nintendo's Mii-centric social app Miitomo launches this Thursday, March 17 in Japan alongside the company's customer loyalty program, My Nintendo, which tracks digital purchases and offers rewards like coupons. Buy games or use Nintendo app...

 
ARC SYSTEM WORKS photo
ARC SYSTEM WORKS

Hotel Dusk team developing 3DS adventure game

Trace Memory and Hotel Dusk: Room 215 director Taisuke Kanasaki has reunited with a number of former Cing (Little King's Story) staff members at Guilty Gear and BlazBlue studio Arc System Works to make a new detective game, C...

 
PlayStation 2 photo
PlayStation 2

Sony is shutting down the PlayStation 2 Broadband Navigator this month

Ha, this is an interesting one. According to a post from Sony this week, the PlayStation 2's Broadband Navigator service will end on March 31. After seeing EA drop service for games after just one year, this is pretty commendable to see Son...

 
Shady mobile games photo
Shady mobile games

Japanese man spends $6,065 on mobile game in one night

Granblue Fantasy is huge in Japan. Brett wanted to know what the gigantic (air)ship covered in cat girls (models) was in one of Tokyo Game Show's massive halls last year and it was a Granblue Fantasy booth. And, incidentally, given its name...

 
Amazon Japan photo
Amazon Japan

Import no more! Order games straight from Amazon Japan

I have imported one thing: a white PlayStation 3 controller. I spent more money on it than one should spend on a controller, because imports are expensive. And unlike a lot of games fans choose to import, the white PS3 controller eventually...

 
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Way of the Samurai

Way of the Samurai 3 is next in line for Steam

Following the PC port of 2012's Way of the Samurai 4, Ghostlight has geared up to bring over another installment, Way of the Samura 3, which the publisher calls one of its "most-requested Steam releases in recent years." The Sengoku-era act...

 
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Compile Heart

Compile Heart's next venture is Genkai Tokki: Seven Pirates for the Vita

Compile Heart, developer of the Neptunia series (which just saw the release of Megadimension Neptunia VII overseas), has announced its latest game. It's called Genkai Tokki: Seven Pirates, and will feature a female cast of...well...pir...

 
Obscure Video Games
Hard Head 2 is janky as hell; but that's what makes it so fascinating. Released in arcades back in 1991, the game wants to be a Super Mario Bros. clone. Yet for some reason, the developers at SunA decided to throw out every...   read

Nintendo Japan photo
Nintendo Japan

Splatoon shirts come to Dragon Quest X

Japan is doing all kinds of #brand #synergy according to Japanese Nintendo, if you want to know what from the last Nintendo Direct is different for those living in Japan. For example, Dragon Quest X is free in Japan through the Nintendo eSh...

 

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jak2364

TFW a Steam game works perfectly right up until the refund period expires, then decides to start fucking Fuck you Black Ops

 
iam16bit

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Nathan D

My bladed princess is doing quite I freaking love the

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

done! I tried something different with the hair highlight shimmies and the foot Ill probably upload this again when more people are on, but for does it look?

 
Sir Shenanigans

Want to watch Akira again, but I realize I actually have to get cracking on this Nioh demo if I want to unlock that Its

 
StriderHoang

I just got the Templar asterisk in Bravely Second but still have no idea what kind of synergy I can utilize for the Kaiser

 
lewness

Sunbro-ing Ancient Wyverns so much fun: You run, I hit Wait, 2 guys drop down here No, this way! STAY HERE, Ill kite the big guy away from the fire projectile I even rest at the plunging platform and make him/her do the honors while I watch

 
Jonathan Holmes

All you catgirl fans will be happy in a couple months

 
Kaleido Ruby

Is Sans hard?

 
OrochiLeona

Paws for

 
Lawman

This burn set the whole state of California on

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Have house to myself this weekend so I decided to have a bath for the first time at least 15 years I think? I always just shower I was in there about an hour and I just feel so good right Ill have to do that more So :)

 
Jinx 01

PSA, I had The Art of Atari on my Amazon Wishlist just to and the price just went down from to So if you were interested in pretty good Its not coming out till October, Link in

 
Alphadeus

Going through a difficult Pretty fucking pissed off at some shit that happened last Enough to leave the Discord But Im back until I get kicked, or I leave Heres a link to Surviving the Fuck Fight

 
DSBrad

Walker Star Fox levels are boarderline Why? Its like driving a tank in early PS2

 
Parismio

Oh my Boreal valley is my new

 
ZombZ

All you cat girl lovers have so many waifus to choose just dont know the struggle of a snake girl

 
Fuzunga

Furtoid

 
DSBrad

Beyond Two I such an odd Seems like Heavy Rain meets Life Is Strange meets Metal I think I liked it?

 
Nathan D

Its a strange experience playing Bloodborne with All That She Wants stuck in your Also, got my

 
JayfromtheSun

This is how you know shes a

 
ChrisHannard

Playing Dark Souls I did not Git The commentarys volume is off, which Ill fix if I can face the game

 
Confuseddalek

Lets recap the last two days; Fell though the floor and landed in the womens A chunk of metal shot though the hood of my My laptop screen shattered while I was filling out the At this point, I refuse to leave the

 
DeadMoon

But what about the Squirrel Girls?!?

 
Amna Umen

The gaping dragon is And on my first try too! I got kinda lucky and walked into the room with the Shaman and gimped him as he walked up the stairs so the dragon fight was just a waiting game once his tail was Am I git gud yet?

 
Steven Hansen

all these cat girls just show some of you need to raise your art & animation

 
SeymourDuncan17

Has anyone compared Severed to Skyward Sword yet? Because, if I were to sell it in 5 seconds, so far, Id describe it as Skyward Swords combat done

 
Gamemaniac3434

I have started something Something Soon it will grow through and into It will be a crowning glory in my cap, on the road to conquest of Until we all get bored and go back to our normal I guess

 
GoofierBrute

Just finished Star Fox Loved it, and its a serious contender for Game of the Year for Yeah, you read that

 
taterchimp

Wish gems were easier to find in Dark Souls

 

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