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I failed to mention that, immediately following the Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion preview event last month, Warren Spector led all the journalists on a tour through Magic Kingdom. We went on the Magic Carpet, Haunted...
Nintendo has been doing pretty swell by all accounts as of late, notably in regards to the revamped Club Nintendo and the new games-for-coins program. Of course, the Japanese Club Nintendo will always be a leeeeeeetle bit ahe...
Nerdcore artist Random is currently touring Japan and taking the time to enjoy the sights and sounds in between gigs. Naturally, he had to check out a Taito Station and share the experience with his fans. This is pure guerri...
While in Paris to attend a concert performed by Masashi Hamauzu, the current composer of the Final Fantasy series, Mistwalker president Hironobu "The Gooch" Sakaguchi mentioned that the Wii action RPG The Last Story would def...


Pandora's Tower is yet another Japanese game that looks awesome, but has a questionable worldwide release status due to Nintendo's international dickitry. So, let's add this to The Last Story and Xenoblade as games that serve...
Nintendo has further explained its decision to keep Mistwalker's The Last Story in Japan, claiming that it's "not viable" to bring the game overseas. The justification makes specific reference to Europe, where Nintendo doesn'...
God dammit, Japan. In conjunction with the release of Super Mario Collection (or All-Stars to us lesser beings) for the Wii, Nintendo is releasing a Japan-exclusive strategy guide for the game. What makes this one different t...
I hope you haven't forgotten about Ni no Kuni, the magical Level-5 RPG with animation handled by Studio Ghibli that has Colette all wet. If so, here's your reminder that the game will hit Japanese shelves this December and t...
Tonight at a surreal event at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, Microsoft unveiled the final design of the product-formerly-known-as-Project-Natal, Kinect. What Microsoft ended up with is not all that different than what we ha...
Did you know that the initial trailer for Muscle March was one of the most viewed video posts on Destructoid in 2009? It got nearly half a million hits last year. Not bad for a game we all thought would never leave Japan. In...
People often hate their bosses. That's why I'm not particularly surprised to hear that the team at Rockstar San Diego (responsible for Midnight Club: Los Angeles) had a rough time under the rule of Rockstar NYC (Headquarters ...
Remember that whole, "Pokemon is evil" fad that was popular among Christian extremists in the nineties? Ever seen a religious leader seriously ramble about the demonic influence of the Japanese game with a straight face? No?...
To us, the terms "Japanese" and "Western" when applied to videogames tend to be nothing more than quick indicators of a game's style. However, Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada has noted that the terms carry a very different meani...
Further proving that Japan gets all the coolest sh*t, Atlus is now offering up this lovely beer mug, bearing the likeness of none other than one Jack Frost of Persona fame. The little guy needs something to do with his time w...
You might remember me telling you almost a year ago that Compile Heart's all-star RPG, Cross Edge would be coming to the PlayStation Thr ... what do you mean you don't remember? I swear, you people don't listen to anything I ...
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has recently joined the ranks of Sony and Microsoft, regarding Nintendo with envious eyes and drawing his plans against the Wii. Jealous of Nintendo's success in his home country, Lee lame...
WeGame.com - Gaming Videos You may not have heard of WeGame, but when 19-year-old Jared Kim starts using the $3 million in financing he's raised for his newest venture, I'm sure you'll hear more soon.His new site, a "You...
When I first started my career as a writer, I had one goal -- to be a videogaming journalist. I wanted to review games, specifically, for some major Web site like IGN or GameSpot. I wanted to write for magazines like Edge or ...
This is hilarious. Jeff Minter, old school cult developer who recently released the trippy, arty and not-very-good Space Giraffe for Xbox Live Arcade has thrown a bitchfit over the aforementioned game's lacklustre sales. Beca...
Some of us are still scratching our heads, wondering why Sega's Dreamcast failed. We could talk about it all day, and I don't know the real reasons, but I'd like to blame the owner of the fine collection pictured here. My jea...
Japanese are ditching dramas and vetoing variety shows, leaving one remote on the coffee table in favor of another more entertaining one. We already knew that the Nintendo Wii prints money, but now it turns out that it has th...
It's not exactly an insider's secret that the PlayStation 3's lack of rumble has something to do with past licensing issues between Sony and Immersion Corp. After a settlement was reached back in February, it was ...
PlayStation 3 fans rejoice; the wait is over. Calling All Cars is upon us. In a recent press release, Sony confirmed that it will indeed be released this Thursday (which was a few hours ago). Read on, and release those pent ...
As if it wasn't bad enough that we don't get all the cool Japanese games, there are now also Russian absurdities to kill puppies over. Secret Agent Royal Jew? How awesome does that sound! Even if the game was total c...
In the U.S., if you were to buy from an importer, store or online, you'd find that that import games are marked up a bit to cover the store's cost of importing and handling, although some good deals can be found. Norm...
 Kingdom Hearts 2: Final Mix has all American Kingdom Hearts fans weeping in their pillows every night with its Japan only release.  Sure we all could have lived with the fact that the new edition of Kingdom Hearts ...
Nevermind robots and guys in third world countries stealing your game testing jobs -- the competition might soon include that snotty little 11 year old down the street. Acclaim's (lead guitarist?) David Perry is raising e...
On the 22nd of this month, the lucky Japanese get their hands on Fire Emblem: Goddess of Dawn for the Wii, which is par for the course as Nintendo has been giving Japanese gamers all the love lately. If you weren't ...





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