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Nintendo hinders Daigasso! Band Bros DX piracy attempts

Regular readers know and have heard me say often that my favorite DS game is the Japanese music/rhythm game Daigasso! Band Bros. And it will continue to hold that title for another... few days, until my import copy of Daigasso! Band Bros DX...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
 
 
 
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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...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 


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Random thought: Do you like large casts in RPGs? Personally I hate it when I have to decide who to leave behind to form a It doesnt even make sense narratively most of the It gets really bad when idle members dont get

 
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It really blows me away that Ill hear English dialogue in a Monster Hunter game

 
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#OkändOnsdag Archer Macleans Dropzone, a variant of Defender, was released for several platforms -- Atari 8-bit, C64, Gameboy, Game Gear, NES, And his name wasnt a part of the game title (YT of GG ver by SCHLAUCHI/World of Longplays)

 
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About an hour into Lost I love the awkwardness between Chloe and Its like watching two of your friends that just met each other trying to figure out if they like each other or

 
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Working on this fun crossover Cleaner inks and color should be coming Dtoid crowd should be able to guess the two subjects easily ;)

 
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I havent played any of the Final Fantasy mobile ports that wound up on Steam but Im really curious about them because thats probably what the Switch will end up getting when it comes to Final Fantasy XV: Fantasy XV

 
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There was one major defect in my Squid Sisters amiibo but dont worry, I think I fixed it!

 
 

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