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Here are Sony's PlayStation Award Winners for 2018

We are right on the cusp of award season as the end of this long, long, long year approaches. Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia are already way ahead of everybody, however, and have dished out their awards for some of the biggest se...

 
 
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Free-to-play project Titanfall Online has been canned

Last year, Electronic Arts announced it was teaming with Nexon to produce Titanfall Online, a spin-off game in Respawn Entertainment's popular mech shooter series. However, it looks like the project has been shelved indefinitely.Titanfall O...

 
 
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Breaking down the lore of Total War: Three Kingdoms

If I haven't been clear before, I'm Asian. Filipino to be exact. I'm also an absolute dork when it comes to history. Why do you think I write about Timeless so much? Hand me a book about the Crusades, the Byzantine Empire, the Spa...

 
 
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Views from the East: Free-to-play and Microtransactions

Fifteen years ago I fell in love with a frog. And no, it's not a tale of myself being an Asian prince, and a warts-covered green amphibian turning into a princess. It was, literally, a frog -- a J. Frog if you will. This frog was from a fre...

 
 
 
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Import Review: Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters

It's hard to believe we live in a world where a new Kamen Rider game was released in English. I guess it shouldn't come as a surprise since Bandai Namco's Singapore division localized a couple Super Robot Wars and Gundam titles in Asia...

 
 
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Taiwan wins for the most excessive Gran Turismo Sport bundle

It's not so often that we see ridiculously expensive bundle packages for upcoming video games. THQ still holds the record with their Saints Row IV Million Dollar pack, but the Taiwanese market is getting a pretty excessive Gran Turismo Spor...

 
 
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That Kamen Rider fighting game is getting an English release

Kamen Rider games are hard to come by domestically (seeing as how there's basically no support for the niche fandom here), but if you're willing to import, Namco Bandai just might've greased the wheels on their upcoming Kamen Rider: Climax...

 
 
 
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Holy crap, Taiko no Tatsujin is getting an English release

Hell must be feeling a little chilly today, because the boys are back in town. By "boys", I am referring to Katsu and Don, the cutesy drum brothers that herald Bandai Namco's Taiko no Tatsujin rhythm game franchise. They're here to bri...

 
 
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You can ogle Summer Lesson's English release in April

I remember being super jazzed about the eventual release of Summer Lesson, and not just because the Tekken team's pet VR project would let me hang out with that most nonexistent of creatures: A pretty teen with no respect for personal space...

 
 
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Summer Lesson to get an English edition for Asia

Last year I mentioned that Summer Lesson, a Project Morpheus tech demo cooked up by Bandai Namco's Tekken team and later expanded to a full game, looked like everything I wanted out of VR. That hasn't changed, as even after a year it's...

 
 
 
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Arc System Works opens new office in South Korea

Arc System Works, the Yokohama-based studio best known for fighters like Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, is expanding its operations with a new "Asia Branch" located in Seoul, South Korea. The satellite office opened today and will be providing t...

 
 
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Sony screws over man after deeming his first name offensive

Jihad Al Mofadda, a 26-year-old from Saudi Arabia, has played under the PlayStation Network handle "iJihad" for seven years. Earlier this month he was met with a sudden, permanent ban on his account, as Al Mofadda chronicles on Reddit. Al M...

 
 
 
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Nexon and EA partner up to bring Titanfall Online to Asia

Electronic Arts has teamed up with Nexon to bring a free-to-play version of Titanfall to Asia. Details are scant, but we do know it'll be available on PC and called, unsurprisingly, Titanfall Online. Talking to IGN, Nexon president and CEO ...

 
 
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Sony to shutter PlayStation Home in Japan and Asia

PlayStation Home is being snuffed out in Japan and the rest of Asia next year. SCEJA will no longer sell virtual items for the service after September 24, and will close Home's doors for good in March 2015. Speaking with Game Informer, a Pl...

 
 
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CES expands to Asia with a new tradeshow in Shanghai

The Consumer Electronic Show is one of my favorite events. It was Destructoid's very first trade show, and we've been back every year we've been in business. While not necessarily a videogame trade show, it still brings us big gaming news. ...

 
 
 
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PS4 dated, priced in Korea, Hong Kong -- all before Japan

The PS4 will be launching in South East Asia -- Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand and Korea -- on December 17. Meanwhile, Japan is still waiting until February 22, 2014. My guess is that, after the Vita's launch, Sony wanted ...

 
 




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