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1:30 PM on 08.21.2014

New pics surface of the Taiko no Tatsujin drum controller

More pics have surfaced of the sweet Taiko no Tatsujin controller compatible with the Wii and Wii U. Unfortunately there hasn't been a Taiko no Tatsujin game available in the West since the PlayStation 2's heyday, but rhythm ...

Brittany Vincent


4:15 PM on 06.23.2014

That gold Xerneas Pokemon 3DS is $200 right now

Nabbing a Japanese Pokemon X 3DS has come with a hefty price tag, but right now Play Asia has them (bundled with either Pokemon X or Pokemon Y) for $200. Not bad for you wacky collectors out there. Everyone else should n...

Steven Hansen

10:00 AM on 05.23.2014

GungHo releases 5 new Japanese PlayStation imports on PSN

GungHo Online has been quietly bringing over classic Japanese PS1 games for some time now. A new batch of five has just come down the line. These come in their original form, unaltered, so be sure you want them before you plu...

Dale North

2:45 PM on 05.12.2014

GungHo bringing six more Japanese PS1 classics to PSN

Better brush up on your Japanese. GungHo is bringing six more Japanese PS1 games -- still in Japanese -- to the PSN, at $6 a pop. You may be able to get by with minimal language knowledge with some of them, but you might find...

Steven Hansen

4:45 PM on 04.25.2014

Yakuza Ishin came to PS3 & PS4 to do right by fans, just not western ones

Yakuza Ishin, released in concert with the PS4 in Japan as the best selling (not-bundled) software, is probably never releasing outside of Japan. SEGA sidestepped localizing Yakuza 5 to put all its efforts towards developing ...

Steven Hansen

6:15 PM on 02.10.2014

Japanese sidescrolling shooter Wolf Fang on PSN this week

One more week until Tomba! 2 releases on PlayStation Network. Until then, we're getting the fifth title in MonkeyPaw Games' Retro Rush event, Wolf Fang, a sidescrolling shooter sequel to the 1989 shoot-'em-up Vapor Trail: Hyp...

Jordan Devore

4:45 PM on 01.13.2014

MonkeyPaw is bringing Tomba! 2 and five others to PSN

MonkeyPaw Games has more Japanese import games lined up for release on PlayStation Network this year. The company's six-week Retro Rush event kicks off tomorrow with Double Dragon (the fighting game spinoff), and there will b...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 06.24.2013

Gamers campaign to end Wii U region locking

With Microsoft reversing all its content control policies on Xbox One, and Sony already planning a region-free PlayStation 4, Nintendo is insisting on keeping all the territories separated on Wii U. Fans are now taking the pl...

Jim Sterling

7:03 AM on 06.11.2013

Oh ... PS4 is region free, too!

While gamers were punching the air jubilantly at the almighty burn delivered directly to Microsoft's face by Sony last night, it was easy to miss a little bit of extra triumphant information -- the PlayStation 4 is region fre...

Jim Sterling

9:30 AM on 05.27.2013

Xbox One will be region locked, because of course it will

Because the Xbox One wasn't pissing off potential early adopters enough, here's a bit of an obvious one for you -- Microsoft has confirmed the system will be region locked. At this point, such news was a foregone conclusion.&...

Jim Sterling

10:00 PM on 04.09.2013

GungHo importing six more PSone Classics from Japan

Half a dozen PSone imports are making their way across the Pacific this spring courtesy of GungHo Online. A trio of titles have already arrived on PlayStation Network, with the rest completing their voyage come May 7. First o...

Kyle MacGregor





10:30 PM on 03.12.2013

GungHo releasing a half dozen PSone Imports on PSN today

GungHo Online has returned with another set of PlayStation Classics that never made it out of Japan. The Grasshopper Manufacture parent company has announced six titles for release via PlayStation Network as a part of th...

Kyle MacGregor

2:00 AM on 03.06.2013

Darkstalkers Resurrection physical release has dual subs

Darkstalkers Resurrection is slated for a global release on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live next week. Unlike other territories, however, Japan will be receiving a physical edition of the enhanced fighting compila...

Kyle MacGregor

2:02 AM on 02.18.2013

Sony announces a price drop for PS Vita in Japan

Opening this early morning's PlayStation Vita Japanese streaming event, Sony announced a price drop for Vita. The new price of 19,980 yen comes out to about $200 USD for both the WiFi and 3G models. Again, this is for Japan r...

Dale North

1:00 PM on 12.25.2012

Uh, what? Wii U GamePads are also region locked [Update]

[Update: The Japanese message above reads, "The update cannot be completed with an overseas Wii U GamePad." In other words, it seems that you can use an imported GamePad to play games, you simply can't apply firmware updates ...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 12.13.2012

E.X. Troopers will probably never come to the West

Capcom has done just about everything possible to waste any consumer goodwill they've built up over the years. Even recent attempts to reconcile with fans have been met with scorn by some. The other day, I surmised that even ...

Kyle MacGregor