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End of an Era–PlayStation 2 Discontinued in Japan

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Posted on January 2, 2013 AT 02:58am
After almost 13 years Sony has decided to discontinue the PlayStation 2 in Japan, leaving the lovable black box to say good bye as it begins a well-earned retirement. READ MORE



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Sony Japan Cuts 2000 Jobs, Calls It ‘Early Retirement’ Plan

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Posted on October 19, 2012 AT 01:15pm
Sony Japan is reducing their work force by a significant 2000 jobs, with the PlayStation division getting the most staff cuts. Although PlayStation is one of Sony's most recognizable brands, it's also a money sink. READ MORE



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Four New 3DSXL Designs To Hit Japan

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Posted on October 3, 2012 AT 10:08am
And it'll be a while before they come to America, if at all. READ MORE



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Sony’s Strange Way of Showing Off the New PS3 in Japan

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Posted on September 28, 2012 AT 11:33am
At last week's Tokyo Game Show, Sony unveiled their new even smaller, even slimmer PS3 model. To show off that new hardware, they've produced this rather peculiar commercial for Japan. READ MORE



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Topware Interactive Releases First Batch Of Screenshots For Iron Sky: Invasion!

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Posted on September 20, 2012 AT 08:18pm
Nazis. READ MORE



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IDW Publishing To Release New Miniseries ‘The Hollows’

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Posted on September 20, 2012 AT 07:56pm
IDW Publishing announced the upcoming release of a brand new series, focusing on a wild world of radiation, decaying husks of human beings, and genetically engineered trees. READ MORE



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Mega Man Creator Releases A New Game, We Wish It Was Mega Man

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Posted on September 11, 2012 AT 01:20pm
Keiji Inafune isn't working on new Mega Man titles, and his latest game is a cruel reminder of what could've been. His newest work J.J. Rockets appears to be a mix of several awesome ideas into one game. READ MORE



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Japanese Gaming News Site Andriasang Closes Its Doors

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Posted on September 11, 2012 AT 10:30am
For over five years, Andriasang has arguably been the North American gaming industry's best source for constant, daily news and updates straight from Japan. However, all good things eventually come to an end. READ MORE



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Nintendo Reportedly Having A Meeting With Retail Partners This Week

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Posted on August 28, 2012 AT 03:09pm
At this point, any news about Nintendo planning announcements warrants notice, as the company still hasn't confirmed any launch information for the Wii U, despite being less than three months away from Black Friday. Argh! READ MORE



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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 interview with Director Katsuhiro Harada

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Posted on August 28, 2012 AT 05:38am
Join Hundar as he interviews the Game Director of Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Katsuhiro Harada! READ MORE



Review

EGM Review:
Way of the Samurai 4

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Posted on August 22, 2012 AT 01:17pm
Should you follow the Way of the Samurai for a fourth time, or is XSEED’s latest a bushido booby prize? Find out in our review! READ MORE



Geek

Criterion To Release Cult Classic Japanese Monster Movies

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Posted on August 15, 2012 AT 05:00pm
Always Wear A Rubber Criterion have announced that they’ll release a DVD boxed set of four cult classic Japanese rubber suit monster movies on November 20. READ MORE



Geek

Gen Manga’s Gen 13 Available

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Posted on July 19, 2012 AT 10:46am
Gen Manga have announced that the thirteenth issue of their Gen manga anthology has been released. READ MORE



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Square Enix Hosts Highest-Paid Employees, More Than Nintendo, Sony, Capcom

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Posted on June 29, 2012 AT 01:50pm
Thanks to some profitable decisions and decent sales, Square Enix reportedly pays their employees more on average than anyone else in the Japanese gaming industry. READ MORE



Review

EGM Review:
Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland

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Posted on May 23, 2012 AT 11:51am
Though the Atelier series might not be the epitome of Japan’s RPG industry, I’ve always had a soft spot for its various chapters. Atelier Meruru isn’t “epic,” “intense,” or “exhilarating”—it’s charming, friendly, and fun, and it’s not ashamed of it. READ MORE



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3DS Continues Domination Of Japan—Hits 6 Million Sold

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Posted on May 22, 2012 AT 02:03pm
Just a few months ago, Nintendo announced that the 3DS had become their fastest-selling hardware in Japan. Now, the company can trumpet another impressive milestone for the system. READ MORE



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Craziest Pokémon Game Ever Announced For North America

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Posted on April 4, 2012 AT 02:10pm
Clearly, Pokémon Conquest is the strangest concept ever conceived for a game in the series. Some wondered if it might be too strange for release in North America—but today's announcement proves that that isn't the case. READ MORE



Screens

Gravity Rush’s First DLC Is A Maid Outfit + Missions

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Posted on April 2, 2012 AT 06:38pm
While we haven't gotten the game here in North America just yet, Japan is getting the first DLC for Gravity Rush—and it has heroine Kat playing the role of a maid. READ MORE



Geek

“Shock Labyrinth 3D” DVD & Blu-ray Announced

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Posted on March 15, 2012 AT 12:03pm
Well Go USA Entertainment have announced that the DVD and Blu-ray of “Shock Labyrinth 3D” will be released on May 8. READ MORE



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3DS Fastest-Selling Nintendo Hardware Ever In Japan

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Posted on February 20, 2012 AT 02:31pm
Remember when the 3DS was the system everybody thought was doomed, and which nobody supposedly wanted? That little system is now Nintendo's fastest-selling to date. READ MORE



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