Quantcast
Japan watch: various cute things happening - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Japan watch: various cute things happening


11:07 AM on 12.09.2006
Japan watch: various cute things happening photo



When I was younger (and walked 10 miles in the snow to school) I thought it would be a good idea to move to Japan at a ripe age to learn the language. Unfortunately, I did not have the balls to do this and am doomed to read Famitsu through a translation robot until I can find a fish to stick in my ear. They have a good number of amusing stories this morning so I thought I'd throw them together in one update:

  • Parappa the Rapper turns ten; character designer signs limited edition PTP-PSP's and reflects on how it's all in the mind, and how he never got over those fashion-forward haircuts from The Beatles. I kid, I kid!

  • Xbox 360's Lost Planet: Extreme Condition big fat insect enemy video -- impressive stuff.  The snow that appears to gradually collect on the hero's shoulders is a very nice touch; that's immersion done right.

  • Capcom of Japan will also start selling a new Devil May Cry graphic novel on December 26. Look for an update on this on Japanator later in the month.

  • Dragon Quest Monsters Joker launches their site. Tons of screenshots, some monster combining combos explained, 3 movies, and a mini game where you catch monsters as you surf the site to unlock content. Unfortunately the whole thing is in Flash; no permalinks. Sad panda.

  • A tiny pocket-sized MSX goes on sale, compatible with MSX 3 basic programming language. If you want to program and play like it's 1981, here's the console site and the center for outdated game contents. Granted, this wasn't big in the States so don't feel like a destitute prostitute if you don't know about it. Just start at this Wiki and it will all make sense.

  • A Japanese company has manufactured pink and blue DS carrying cases with dual compartments: the upper part is for the console and the lower part is actually an oversized makeup bag -- see pic below. Bullet in face GET!
Japan watch: various cute things happening photo
Japan watch: various cute things happening photo
Japan watch: various cute things happening photo





Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







japan

9:30 AM on 09.19.2014
Explaining 4th dimension mechanics in translation is probably hard

Tokyo Game Show held its annual Sense of Wonder Night, an awards show for unique sorts of games, typically indie. Ten games were up for the prestige of being the most wonderful (in the less casual sense of the word).  W...more



4:00 AM on 09.19.2014
Steven and I rode a carousel of loneliness at TGS

Steven and I took a few minutes out of our packed schedule of eating curry and playing videogames to ride a carousel at Tokyo Game Show. Don't tell Dale.more



12:30 PM on 09.18.2014
The Final Fantasy XIII trilogy is headed to Steam

The official site gave it away, to some extent, but here we go: Final Fantasy XIII is coming to Steam on October 9, priced at $15.99, with XIII-2 and Lightning Returns arriving for PC by spring 2015. XIII already has a listin...more



View all japan






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more