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  • Anime Characters Announcing They're Pregnant Is a New Meme

    Published at Kotaku - 15 readers

    Some people get excited when they find out they're pregnant. Then some don't want kids or don't feel ready. There's a whole range of emotions. But what about anime characters? How did they feel? Last night, a new meme started up online in Japan under the hashtag #妊娠検査薬コラ, which means "Pregnancy Test Photoshop.

  • Aksys Games Assures Cross-Region Netplay for Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-

    Shoryuken - - 10 readers - Over the past few months, fighting games being localized for the North American market have made the journey from Japan lacking an important feature: cross-region netplay. While Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’s was an issue with dissimilar post-launch content releases that has since been corrected, Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!!!! still does not allow users to play against online compet ...

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  • GameStart 2014 – Event Impressions and Highlights

    … Junichi Yoshizawa and Bloodborne producer Masaaki Yamagiwa were also on hand to showcase their titles and participate in media sessions. Other studios or publishers that were present include Capcom (headlined by Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono), Bandai Namco (Sword Art Online producer Yosuke Futami made a key announcement for the region…

    2 readers - PlayStation LifeStyle -
  • This is the scariest thing you'll see on Halloween

    … on 10.24.2014That only works in Metal Gear, dudeSigh.more7:00 PM on 01.24.2014Namco Bandai is changing its name to Bandai NamcoIn Japan, Namco Bandai is referred to as Bandai Namco. I've long wondered if and when the company would decide to go for unified branding worldwide and it's finally happening this year. Announced at a board meeting yesterday,...more11:00 AM on 09.07.2013'Hoy there, small fry!K'EEEEEEEEEEEH?more …

    Kyle Macgregor - destructoid - Halloween -


  • Let's Talk About JRPGs

    … Here at Kotaku, we don't spend nearly enough time talking about JRPGs. I mean, sure, we have a column every week dedicated to JRPGs, and we're usually pretty good about covering RPG news from Japan, and I do my best to cover JRPGs as much as humanly possible. But, still. There's just so much to discuss. Persona Q comes out in a few weeks…

    1 readers - Jason Schreier - Kotaku -
  • The Empire of Harmlessness: Hello Kitty at 40

    …, to a certain sensibility, than anything coming out of Italy, England or France, let alone the US: simultaneously more austere and subtler, yet wilder in imagination. In 1983 Ryuichi Sakamoto of the Yellow Magic Orchestra collaborated with Japan's David Sylvian on "Forbidden Colours." This was the theme song from the film Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence…

    1 readers - Kotaku - Hello Kitty -
  • SEGA was originally against bashing Nintendo in their Genesis-era advertising

    …The following comes from Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works, a documentary art book written by the Guardian's Games Editor Keith Stuart... "We had to create awareness, to make a noise and grab attention. After all, we had nothing to lose – by then we had a 2% share of the market! But I had to fight with David Rosen and the ad agency…

    1 readers - GoNintendo -
  • New Xbox One game simulates what its like to own a PS4

    … Xbox One game that shows you what it’s like to own a PS4. The game, titled I've Made a Huge Mistake in the U.S. and Octopus Ra-Ra Shame Party in Japan, comes to the Xbox One from developer Buck Fill Gates. The studio was formed three years ago and consists of former Rare, Ensemble Studios, Digital Anvil, Aces Studios, Carbonated Games and Hired Gun…

    4 readers - destructoid -
  • Iwata Reveals Why New 3DS is Coming Late to NA and Europe

    … loading... October 31, 2014 Recently, Nintendo launched its newest handheld, the New 3DS, into the wild in Japan. The new handheld has performed very well for two weeks running and many have wondered why the company did not release the handheld at the same time in other territories as well. In a recent talk with investors, Iwata pointed…

    2 readers - Elia Pales - Nintendo Enthusiast -
  • Europe, Australia and New Zealand Get Smash Wii U Early!

    … arrive in December in Europe? Change of plan: 28/11/2014 pic.twitter.com/kMzi5wZPvf — Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) October 31, 2014 One thing which is strange though is how Japan still won’t be getting it until the 6th December 2014. Perhaps there will be an announcement in the near future? We’ll let you know if anything pops up. But for now… Happy Halloween! …

    1 readers - Leon Fletcher - NintyBuzz -
  • Bowser, Pikmin, and Tom Nook Amiibos Spotted?

    … by Enrique Herrera (see all) Bowser, Pikmin, and Tom Nook Amiibos Spotted? - October 31, 2014 Satoru Iwata Returns to Work After Surgery - October 29, 2014 Resident Evil Revelations eShop Sale Now Live - October 28, 2014Around the web…

    1 readers - Always Nintendo - Pikmin -


  • November’s Games with Gold Revealed

    … Pre-Christmas Treats Microsoft has revealed its Games with Gold line up for November. Xbox One owners will receive an old-school, hack ‘n slash 2D side scroller in the form of Volgarr the Viking, an indie title developed by The Crazy Viking Studios. Gamers in Germany, Russia, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil will receive…

    1 readers - Adam Vjestica - Awesome Games -
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax shipments top 230,000

    … Numbers revealed for Atlus' fighting game sequel. Shipments for Atlus and Arc System Works’ fighting game sequel Persona 4 Arena Ultimax have topped 230,000 units across Japan and the U.S., Sega’s latest financial report reveals. The game launched for PlayStation 3 in Japan on August 28 as Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold, before…

    3 readers - Sal Romano - Gematsu - Persona 4: Arena Ultimax - Persona 4 -

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