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I sort of went to the NieR: Automata cafe in Tokyo

I was planning to do a front page thing, showing off the NieR: Automata cafe in Akihabara, but I couldn't eat so I made this a blog. Then Niero said I should put on the front page. Here we are! Ending tomorrow,  NieR: Automata is ...   read

 
 
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Super Sonico and DOA's Ayane join Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash

Ayane joins Marie Rose and Honoka from Dead or Alive in the water-gun third-person shooter Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash via DLC. Super Sonico was also just announced in a stream. Images on the three Dead or Alive ch...   read

 
 
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Pre-order Akiba's Beat in Europe, get a neat gift

You may not be ripping clothes off of demons, but Akiba's Beat still looks like one of the better role-playing experiences in that mid/low-development budget range. Whereas many games, including Akiba's Trip, just give you a soundtrack...   read

 
 
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Have $20,000? Buy the life-sized Summer Lesson statue

Who needs virtual reality when you can have life-sized dolls? Oh wait, that's a thing that exists...Anyways! If you have fallen in love with Summer Lesson's Hikari Miyamoto, you can get an ordinary figure of her for 9,500 yen (~$83 US)...   read

 
 
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Shenmue III progress update shows QTE testing

Remember "QTE Expert" from the You Arcade in Shenmue? You did play Shenmue didn't you? Not only did the game basically invent and focus on QTE's, but it even had a mini-game in the arcade that was about as literal a QTE as you can get,...   read

 
 
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Konosuba game announced via panty quiz

Recently I thought about applying to write for an anime website, but the application involved writing about a currently airing anime. I shuffled through some, including Konosuba, and ultimately realized I didn't have anything to say about t...   read

 
 
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First EVO Japan Championship announces dates and location

First announced during EVO 2016, and later confirmed for a January 2018 date at Tokyo Game Show that September, we finally have a hard confirmation date for the inaugural EVO Japan Championship Coming January 26-28th, 2018, Evolution Champi...   read

 
 
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Japan likes shooters too; Ghost Recon Wildlands tops sales charts

Well OK, it only had to beat out the 900 billionth Kingdom Hearts re-release, but selling nearly 90,000 copies to top the Japanese sales charts in its opening week is impressive enough. I wonder if would've sold as as well if Japanese ...   read

 
 
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They're unstoppable! DOA's Marie Rose and Honoka to join Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash

Dead or Alive's Marie Rose and Honoka are just not satisfied with being in their own game. Originally DLC fighters in Dead or Alive 5, they were titular characters in Dead or Alive Xtreme 3. They have since continued to amass popularit...   read

 
 
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It's Waifu x Waifu with this Guilty Gear/BlazBlue costume DLC for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

The Dead or Alive series loves its DLC. The latest release, Dead or Alive: Last Round, offers all its DLC costumes together for a $93 USD lump sum. This may definitely be one of the worst aspects of the fighting game genre, but even I succu...   read

 
 
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Action RPG 'The Caligula Effect' comes west in May

The Caligula Effect is a game I've kept my eye on for a while now. Despite lacking a AAA budget title like Persona, it seems like an engaging game among the likes of Tokyo Xanadu and Akiba's Trip. It finally comes to North Americ...   read

 
 
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Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash adds some voluptuous DLC characters

I've tried my best (and failed) to keep clear of the Senran Kagura series, but it's always been a secret shame of mine. Although it won't play like other games in the series, Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash features the same , uh, "qualit...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Switch and Zelda storm Japan

At last, we have hard data on opening week sales for the Nintendo Switch and it's launch titles in Japan. The Switch console moved over 329,000 units. That is an improvement over the Wii U, which sold just 311,000 in its first week. Althoug...   read

 
 
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Teaser site for new Compile Heart title asks: Tits or ass?

Compile Heart has opened a teaser website for its newest title. The announcement is coming March 12 at the Dengeki Game Festival 2017, but the site art includes Gottan, the mascot character for the company's Genkai Tokki (Monster Monpiece) ...   read

 
 
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Legendary racer's dream supercar featured in Gran Turismo Sport

Hall-of-fame Brazilian racer Emerson Fittipaldi has finally seen his dream supercar not only realized, but featured in the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport. Italian car design firm, Pininfarina, is set to reveal the Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gr...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 is exactly what the Persona series needed

Back when Persona 4 Golden released, I considered its advent as the sign that we as a society had hit the point of "Peak Persona." That game took the already-polished structure of Persona 4 - itself a refinement of&...   read

 
 
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Japanese masterpiece, 428: Shibuya Scramble, is finally coming west!

Only 24 games have ever received a perfect 40/40 from Famitsu magazine, which is the sum of four different reviewers' scores from 1-10. 428: Shibuya Scramble is one of them. Until now, most thought it would never leave Japan. However, ...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata PC version releases on March 17, specs and pre-order bonuses revealed

Oops! Square-Enix uploaded a trailer last week showing a PC release date of March 10, 2017, then immediately replaced with the same trailer sans release date. Turns out it was due to incorrect information, possibly confused for the Eur...   read

 
 
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Pokemon the Movie 20's first trailer has an electrifying personality

With Pokémon now twenty years old (I'm older every day, enjoy your youth kids!), the newest, and 20th, movie celebrates by going back to anime series roots. As this first trailer showcases (in Japanese), this film is a retelling...   read

 
 
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A day in the life of Catherine and Persona 5 director Katsura Hashino

If you've seen any one episode of toco toco, you know that the documentary series is worth keeping tabs on. Maybe this'll be your first! It follows Persona 5 director Katsura Hashino to a few of his favorite spots, some of which have serve...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata is number one in Japan

The countdown for the Nintendo Switch is officially on. In the meantime, people in Japan have flocked to new titles Super Robot Wars V and NieR: Automata while they wait. On the hardware side there was a significant 16,000 unit su...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is suing a Japanese company over 'real life' Mario Kart

Apparently racing your very own Mario Kart is a booming business over in Japan, because this is the second time I'm posting about a company offering such a thing. It looks like the Marika Company didn't get clearance from Nintendo, because ...   read

 
 
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Dead or Alive Xtreme 3's Senran Kagura bathing suits fulfill a need

It's crazy how popular the Dead or Alive Xtreme series is after all of this time, and what's even crazier is Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune is still getting a steady stream of support a year after is release in Japan. Watching this trailer...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV's Episode Gladiolus is $4.99 without season pass

Turns out Gladiolus isn't just some crazy name, it's a flower! Naming a buff dude after a flower may be ironic, but you can learn more about this ripped flower on March 28 even if you didn't buy the season pass. Episode Gladiolus will ...   read

 
 
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eShop will be ready at Switch launch with 'Nindies' including timed exclusive Shovel Knight DLC

As if ashamed by all the things it won't have at launch, Nintendo is boasting that it will in fact have the eShop up and running at launch (as it should), though it will require a system update that will be available at launch. Those who ha...   read

 
 



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