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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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, ...

 
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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...

 
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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 ...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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

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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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New 3DS

Japan's getting this sweet Super Famicom-themed New 3DS

Japan gets all the cool stuff. Look at this limited edition New 3DS! Just fork over a cool 20,000 yen ($175) and this throwback is theirs. It could be yours too if you're willing to import and circumvent the region-locking. Just sayin': It'...

 
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Etrian Odyssey V

Atlus announces Etrian Odyssey V for 3DS

Etrian Odyssey V: The End of the Long Myth is coming to Japan for 3DS on August 4, according to Famitsu. It's the first main, numbered entry in the series since 2013's Etrian Odyssey IV. No more mystery dungeons for us anymore, thanks. Well...

 
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Black Ops battle

Square Enix kicked Sony's ass in Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Fun fact I realized during my first Tokyo Game Show: Square Enix publishes Call of Duty in Japan. Or at least did, until Sony ended up publishing Black Ops III in Japan on PS3 and PS4 (Microsoft did the same on Xbox in Japan). And whatever...

 
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SONY

PlayStation Vita TV discontinued in Japan

The PlayStation TV is a wonderful little device. At least in theory. The PlayStation Vita variant provides a great way to play portable games on a larger screen. It also costs significantly less than the handheld, and supports PlayStation N...

 
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Persona 5 tidbits

Persona 5 aims for 'human relations a step above' Social Links

Ah the venerable tidbit. I'm not sure if news for any other game I'm interested in comes in tidbit form as often as Persona 5, a weird combination of tight-lipped Japanese development ("please look forward to learning more when you play the...

 

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King's Quest: Once Upon a Climb"A tale of two princesses"

 

Stories: The Path of Destinies"Choose your own adventure/death"

 

Koi"Fish out of water"

 

Severed"Cut my life into pieces / Slash into me"

 

ZEN Pinball 2: Aliens vs. Pinball"Not the Alien's most terrifying incarnation"

 
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absolutfreak

Holy crap! Anyone watch Game of Thrones last night?

 
Geese Wilson

Crash Bandicoot in Uncharted Stop the teasing already Sony & Naughty Dog

 
ikiryou

I went to preorder Ray Gigant via Gamestop and they dont have it Ill have to go through Amazon, I Tis a shame since theres a GS on my way home and Ill need Amazon Prime to get it delivered to me on the

 
Flegma

Is Funky Barn still the best (meaning only) native no emulation/BC) Wii U farming game or am I missing some game?

 
Nekrosys

I petted a wombat Howve you spent your puny and miserable lives?

 
Dreamweaver

Just finished Episode 4 of Tales from the Will plan to finish the game Its been fun, though admittedly, Im disappointed that Episode 1 was the best so Cant wait to see how it ends though! I wish Rhys x Fiona was a thing

 
JcDent

After what BioShock Infinite did to BioShock (turned it into Call of Duty, among other things), Im afraid of what Infinite Warfare will do to actual Call of Maybe it will die to be reborn in the glory of CoD2 and Modern Warfare?

 
Parismio

Finally watched the Legend of Tomorrow episode I missed and christ, that ending was You had one job Kendra! Please just go back to being a

 
ObliqueZombie

Im pretty sure Miitomo is Nintendos libido

 
Sir Shenanigans

Why am I all of a sudden into Ultimate Muscle? Why do I want to get the GameCube game so badly? Will I have soup or some custom pigs in blankets for lunch tomorrow? Do I prefer Alien or Blade Runner? These are the questions Im asking right now

 
King Kaiser

Ive come to the realization that Speed Racer was an underrated Even as a kid I could tell that it had an avant-garde I really feel like its a purely post-ironic A movie for a time when being sincere is Go Speed Racer

 
Agent9

Grunting intensifies* seriously though, does anyone know if a full version of this exists on a soundtrack I can I finished revelations and it is definitely a contender for my 3ds I just think this is the best version of lost in

 
Gundy

After trying Star Fox Zero Im kinda glad Miyamoto hasnt found a way to make me not enjoy F-Zero

 
hlarge4

Wow, putting points into Vitality is probably something I should have 4 points and my hps went up 25%

 
Parismio

I finally defeated the second boss of Nioh It took me several tries solo but I did

 
DeadMoon

We currently have the new Ratchet and Clank running on two separate PS4s in my house (via game sharing)! You can hear the wonderful sound of bolts being collected ringing throughout the hallways!!!

 
Rico the Penguin

About the only thing in DS3 I legit dislike is the invasion 100% of my invasions tonight involved me porting in and being surrounded by 3 Is there literally only one place you invade from? Thats awful Otherwise, good ga

 
Chris Bradshaw

How does a game like Comix Zone, a game that was barely 2 Megs on Genesis, manage 549 MB on Xbox?

 
lewness

Spent Saturday running through Untended Graves and Archdragon Peak with relative Sunday screaming at the Nameless King 2nd dead

 
Fuzunga

Came across this plastered on a window the other My new favorite stock

 
Torchman

OI Its been removed from Europe If you give a shit about this game, buy a physical copy RIGHT

 
whatsacow

Replaying Dark Souls 3 and I think its actually the worst in the In fact, I think its actually made me sick of the series, which I never thought From, leave Bandai Namco and make something Bloodborne proved youre still good at it

 
Torchman

Super Robot Wars Z3 is supposed to show up Monday/Tuesday according to Amazons It was ordered March 29th for The Max Factory Big O was ordered the week after from elsewhere and showed up the Both from Fuck this seller

 
Roxas1359

Managed to finish my 15 page thesis for this Now to turn it in tomorrow and start on my last paper for the

 
strongarm

Bought an xbox one with kinect out of We already have 2 ps 4 and wii I never buy new and always look for deals, so in reality I have spent very little I am not conviced I need all of the systems this To keep or not

 
Dreamweaver

Was goofing around invading the other day in Dark Souls III, and after seeing the Host rolling with three phantoms, I decided to use the Chamelon spell after seeing someone elses video on I tried to sneak past them when they stopped, but :P

 
StriderHoang

Wait what should I redeem? Citizens of Earth Wii U or 3DS?

 
OverlordZetta

An accurate representation of me as I was checking out the VNs on sale right Im using this with length because I would probably be banned if I posted the version looking at NEEDLESS TO SAY I AM

 
Gundy

Im super hooked on Re:Zero

 

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