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New info on Daigasso Band Brothers DX: Instruments and songs galore

Dale has already mentioned the sequel to Daigasso: Band Brothers the other month, but now we've got a few screens and some info regarding the game courtesy of Famitsu.The game boasts having over 200 songs to choose from when you download so...   read

 
 
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Nintendo 'explains' Smash Bros. Brawl European delay

Regular readers of Destructoid will know my long-standing complaints concerning the farcical period between Super Smash Bros. Brawl's North American and European/Australian release dates. Despite a range of excuses, Nintendo has finally set...   read

 
 
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HAPPY! Taiko no Tatsujin DS sequel's menu translated

Today is a beautiful day, folks. No only did a new Taiko no Tatsujin game (Taiko no Tatsujin DS 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken) come out for the DS a few days ago, but thanks to the glory of the internet, I can read the menus in English instea...   read

 
 
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Australia strikes back: GTA IV pre-orders canceled, imports inevitable

As we have stated many times by now, life sucks when you're an Australian gamer. Overcharged, underappreciated and barred from legally purchasing a variety of titles, the Australians don't have it easy, and it seems that the latest farce ov...   read

 
 
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Daigasso Band Bros gets a sequel... wait, we never saw the first one!

Ah, Daigasso Band Bros. When I bring it up (or play it), people either ask "what the hell is that?" or say "oh, I love that game!" But it's something you'll never find on North American store shelves. This Japanese music...   read

 
 
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Import Alert: Mario Kart Wii won't work with Freeloader

We thought that Datel's Wii Freeloader saved the day for importers. Up until now, it allowed you to play any Wii or Gamecube game, regardless of region, without modification. Importer Play-Asia is informing customers that this device will n...   read

 
 
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Tekken 6 hits US arcade in Houston

Capcom isn't the only one with a shiny new arcade mega-hit on the way. Tekken fans have been waiting patiently to get their hands on a US arcade release of Tekken 6, weird-ass characters and all. While the Japanese have been pumping 100 yen...   read

 
 


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Europe rejoice: You can get Lost Odyssey early, in English, for super cheap!

While lazily perusing NeoGAF this morning, my jaw almost fell off its bloody hinges when I read that Play Asia was selling Lost Odyssey, right now, in English, on a region-free disc. Quickly burrowing my way into the thread like a dirty mol...   read

 
 
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Atlus brings Arcana Heart to US for $29.99

I love Atlus. They just seem to know what I want to play, and that's probably why my gaming shelf is packed with their titles. Somehow they knew I wanted to play Japanese brawler Arcana Heart, too, and now they've announced that the title ...   read

 
 
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New Taiko No Tatsujin DS screenshots reveal RPG elements

Taiko No Tatsujin DS was by far my favorite import I played last year, and I have been too busy beating at my DS with sticks to even daydream about a sequel. Luckily Japan is way ahead of me, and recently pictures started popping up from sa...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy IV DS lite accessory set

While we have a bit of a wait to play an English version of Square Enix's DS remake of Final Fantasy IV, nothing is stopping you from decking out your DS lite with this licensed accessory set from Hori.Play-Asia is accepting preorders for t...   read

 
 
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Japanese version of Lost Odyssey features an English voice track

Nihongo ga wakarimasu ka? Actually, you don't need to understand Japanese when listening to the dialog in an import copy of Mistwalker's Lost Odyssey.Xbox 360 RPG Lost Odyssey features two language tracks: English and Japanese. Siliconera s...   read

 
 
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Wii Super Famicom controller and Super Mario Galaxy OST available for import

Topher recently broke our hearts and told us that we'd have to hit eBay to nab the Super Famicom-lookin' Wii controller or the Super Mario Galaxy Platinum soundtrack, as both items were exclusive items available only to Japanese Club Ninten...   read

 
 
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Sega to bring more import hotness to Wii-owning wide-eyed devils

In a move that we could only hope brings more cries of "best week EVER" from Retroforce GO's very own Chad Concelmo, Sega has promised to deliver more import Genesis titles to the Wii's Virtual Console. Following in the footsteps ...   read

 
 
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Valve speaks on recent software territory violations

It seems that Valve's territorial control for The Orange Box and other software has caused a bit of trouble for gamers who opted to import to save a few dollars. Some gamers found out about this territorial control the hard way after purcha...   read

 
 
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Play-Asia pre-order customers receive a Mandarin-speaking Master Chief

Reader Reggie Santiago sends us news of an unfortunate importer mix-up that had thousands of  pre-order customers watching Halo 3 cutscenes that star a Mandarin-speaking Master Chief. The mental image is funny, but you have to feel bad...   read

 
 
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RetroforceGO!: Episode 16: The fine art of importing

So here we are back again for another Monday episode of RetroforceGO!, Destructoid's number one retro podcast. (And we're gunning for the number one spot on the site, too. So watch your back Linde ... /maniacal laughter!)  Sadly, our a...   read

 
 
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It came from Japan!: Otona no DS Kao Training

Far away in the mythical land of Godzilla, tentacle porn, and shrink-wrapped beauties, a treasure trove of unique and magical games awaits anyone who is willing to spend some serious money to get these games. If you're willing to buckle dow...   read

 
 
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RFGO! Recording episode #16 tonight: Import gaming; OMG it's Chad's birthday!

You should know by now, dear listeners, that today is Chad Concelmo's birthday. As such, there's a pretty good chance he won't be on the show tonight, as he is obligated to make his annual return to the undersea dolphin kingdom he once call...   read

 
 
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Stranglehold's collector's edition will be region-free

Siliconera links us to news that the upcoming limited collector's edition version of Stranglehold for the PS3 will be region-free. This news came from Midway's official forums as an answer to the demands by many fans. Now those in Europe an...   read

 
 
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Import Spotlight: Oneechanbara vorteX

Welcome to the first ever Destructoid Import Spotlight. Every episode of this feature will take a look at games that never quite make the journey to American shelves. What better way to launch said serial than with Oneechanbara vorteX for t...   read

 
 
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