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Videogame cosplay at Anime Expo 2010

The internet gives cosplayers a hard time, but there are a few key events each year in America that have good cosplay. Los Angeles' Anime Expo is definitely one of them. We make it a point to go out every year and cover the event for sister...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade ad encourages you to use a woman's body

Here's another example of Nintendo's new push to appeal to the "traditional" gamer, this time from Nintendo of Japan. This quick ad for Xenoblade features one of the forty eight members of the the overpopulated Japanese pop super-group AKB...   read

 
 
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J-rock hinted at for Rock Band, Japan version mostly dead

You know, it has been almost two years since Harmonix made the announcement of a Japanese version of Rock Band. Co-developed with Q-Entertainment, Rock Band: Japan was going to be the grand cash-in to the land of moonspeak. Since then, noth...   read

 
 
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DRM we can back: Humiliating pirates for fun and profit

Japanese game studio 0verflow is populated by geniuses. Rather than combat piracy with oppressive DRM, the developers of erotic title Cross Days is tackling the thieves in a more direct way -- wielding abject humiliation as its we...   read

 
 
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Best of the Network this week

Optimus Prime as a train? Sounds crazy, but it works! Now lets see Megatron as a blimp. On Destructoid, we brought you an inside look at the new Microsoft retail store. On Japanator, Idol of the Week is the best series ever. And on Tomopop,...   read

 
 
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Best of the Network this week

Tomopop continues to allow me to promote my love for Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Pedro Cortes reviewed Uplark's Viral figure and the figure looks great. On Destructoid, we elaborated on ridiculousness of the Metroid Prime vs Citizen Kane co...   read

 
 
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TGS 09: PSN getting manga love come December

Despite having troops on the ground at TGS and the hardest working staff this side of a Chinese sweat shop, we've been scooped on some TGS news by the nefarious ne're-do-wells at Japanator. Don't think I don't know what you're doing over th...   read

 
 
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Best of the Network this week

So on Japanator, that happened. Yup.On Destructoid, find out how we blew the $200 greed check from Dante's Inferno. On Japanator, see what Gunslinger Girl means to Brad Rice. And on Tomopop, are Taco Bell's Bellhedz vinyls real vinyls? ...   read

 
 
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AX 09: The West Coast knows how to do videogame cosplay

The real highlight of our time at Anime Expo was the cosplay. We covered panels here and there, but what all the readers on Japanator really reacted to, and what you guys did when we put up our first round of photos, was the cosplay. And so...   read

 
 
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Solid Snake remembered in cardboard box memorial

It has been a tough month for the world as several celebrities have passed away all at once. Apparently Solid Snake, hero of the Metal Gear series of videogames, has also passed. We came across this memorial for the raspy-voiced hero at Ani...   read

 
 
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For the last time: rape games are banned in Japan

[As originally posted on Japanator]So, this seems like the final update in the whole rape game saga: The EOCS has met, with about 100 representatives total gathering, and reached the nearly unanimous decision that rape games should be banne...   read

 
 
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First changes from EOCS underway in ero-ge genre

[As originally posted on Japanator]We've got new word from Canned Dogs on the changes coming from EOCS talks -- first up is Syrup Soft. Their title has been delayed a week, presumably to change the packaging and the discs that are being pre...   read

 
 
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TBS misrepresents their report, rape games not banned

[As originally posted on Japanator] Well, now I've learned my lesson: Never take TBS news at its word, their report is likely a misrepresentation or even made up. Canned Dogs has an update from their story yesterday, with an update from an ...   read

 
 
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Japan bans rape games. All of them

Japan, of all places, is putting a halt to rape games. The country known for its free and open sexuality in media has taken the ban-hammer to PC games that feature rape in it. Now, I'm not on the "rape is great and fantastic" trai...   read

 
 
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Gerard Way co-produced ending theme to Final Fantasy: Advent Children Complete

[As originally posted on Japanator]This is going to get some flak from you guys, I'm sure.Gerard Way, the frontman for the band My Chemical Romance, is co-producing Kyosuke Himuro's song that will be the ending theme for the Final Fantasy: ...   read

 
 
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Dragon Ball Kai will be getting its own RPG from Monolith

[As originally posted on Japanator]All you Dragon Ball fans can rejoice, for already are there videogames being worked on for the series. The franchise reboot has already kicked off their ancillary marketing campaign by announcing this upco...   read

 
 
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Round 1: Ronald McDonald vs Super Mario Bros - Fight!

You already know what Mugen is, right? Well, what you may not know is how scary the Japanese Ronald McDonald is. At our sister site Japanator, we actually have a permanent tag for him called Ran Ran Ruu. Check that link if you want to see ...   read

 
 
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Japanator's December Contest: 30 days of giving

A lot of things come across my desk over at the Japanator office. Oftentimes, it's kind of hard to do a review of a volume 8 of this series or DVD 13 of that one, simply because I don't want to go and buy all the leadup volumes. So, we put ...   read

 
 
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Hold it! Take a look at Phoenix Wright: Official Casebook Vol. 1!

[As originally posted on Japanator] Hold it! I know you're scrolling past this review because it means you've got to do a lot of reading, but where will you get in life with that attitude? The poor house. That's where. Do you want to end up...   read

 
 
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Best of the Network this week

It sure has been a crazy week, hasn't it? Looking back, we've been announcing things left and right. I guess we need to crank the awesomeness on the site up to 11 before sending the crew off to Tokyo Game Show, eh?Well, don't worry, Destruc...   read

 
 
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If you wanted to know which Haruhi Wii game to buy, it's been decided for you

[As originally posted on Japanator] Browsing through my list of Japanese sites, I came across this story from Famitsu. Apparently the staff from The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi anime will be overlooking production of the Wii game that ten...   read

 
 
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Reminder: Japanator's New York Anime Fest contest ends soon

Listen up, punks. Japantor's New York Anime Fest contest ends in 3 days, on Sept. 10th. If you live anywhere remotely near New York, then you should do yourself a favor and enter this contest. The New York Anime Fest is going to be a blast,...   read

 
 
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PAX 08: The Dtoid-Japanator Panel, part four: Writing for your audience (Dale)

Its no secret -- Destructoid is a sausagefest, and we love our sausages. Um. Ok, I think I should start over. This is only going to get progressively worse, especially when the topic at hand is Japanator.com: One of the internet's leading s...   read

 
 
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Life at home with some of the Modern Method staff

The other week, over at Japanator.com, we took a look at what life was like with some of the editors. You got to see our porn, TVs, and cats. Well, I figured that we might as well take a look at some more members of the Modern Method family...   read

 
 
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The lovely ladies of Comiket 74

Comiket is the mecca for otaku. It's nothing like we've seen before at Otakon or at E3. The mainstay of the con isn't announcements or hands-on -- it's doujinshi. Comiket is a chance for doujinshi circles to show off their latest projects, ...   read

 
 
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