Sony Dumps Square Enix

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Sony has announced it is dumping its entire 8.2% stake in Square Enix, although Sony maintains it is merely because it is strapped for cash and has nothing to do with Square Enix’s outstanding performance in recent years.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 12, 2014 02:42

    The series made money. So that has not basis in logic.... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 9, 2014 17:47

    FF7 pretty much turned PS into gold when it was a shittier system compare to Saturn. Guess the marriage is finally over after 17 years.... More


Kadokawa Buys From: “Armored Core Collection”

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The latest big buyout to happen in Japan’s none too lively gaming industry already has plenty of fans worried – Kadokawa has just announced its purchase of From Software, makers of the Armored Core, Dark Souls and Tengu series, amongst others.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 3, 2014 14:23

    This, I was going to try it out and see what all the fuss is about but the sign up process was a stupid. I mean a lottery to get the right to play a... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 1, 2014 17:42

    Elfen Lied, except reversed. You are a normal soldier who can come back again and again. You must fight the Diclonii. You got an upgradable machine gun and armour that at the start is as... More


MtGox Bankrupt: “So Sorry We Lost All Your Money!”

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Tokyo-based former Magic: The Gathering card trading emporium and world’s largest BitCoin crypto-currency exchange Mt Gox has finally declared bankruptcy after losing 500 million dollars of BTC and pretending it was solvent for the better part of a year.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 6, 2014 10:58

    Alot of valuable metals such as gold, platinum, silver, and copper are used in making computer and other electrical components. Some rare gems are used to make high end speakers and headphones. As... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 4, 2014 12:10

    At least MTG cards are still worth something.... More


Sega’s Atlus Rescue “A Bad Dream”

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Persona fans are watching with bated breath as Sega has stepped in to put Index out of its misery and rescue Atlus, although there are some lingering concerns about Sega Sammy’s interest in social gaming and pachinko…

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  • Anonymous commented on October 20, 2013 14:17

    And people say that the American game industry is in dire straits these days...... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 21, 2013 16:48

    More like they could accidentally melt what is essentially a diamond with their piss antics. This is far too valuable a name for "Sega Sammy" to be dealing with, they should count their incompetence and sell... More


“Who Should Rescue Atlus” Surprisingly Sensitive

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After Famitsu hastily deleted a survey asking gamers which company they would most like to step in and rescue the remains of Atlus from Index’s insolvency and probable dissolution the question of Atlus’s fate has become more controversial than ever…

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  • Anonymous commented on July 14, 2013 02:52

    Are you joking?... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 12, 2013 08:56

    Hell no. WHAT WILL HAPPENED TO OUR EROGE/FAN-SERVICE MOMENTS?... More


Atlus/Index Bankrupt – “Guess Who’ll Be Next!”

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Index, owner of the once-proud Atlus brand, has finally declared bankruptcy after managing to pile on 24.5 billion yen of debt through a protracted and seemingly random IT-themed acquisition spree.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 4, 2013 11:20

    these toaru pic posts are getting on my nerves just b/c its Index the news is related to doesn't mean its okay to CONSTANTLY POST A DIFFERENT INDEX!!... More


Square Enix Names Wada New Chairman

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Square Enix has quietly named “sacked” ex-CEO Yoichi Wada as the new chairman of its board, the prospect of continuing without the benefit of his notorious business acumen evidently proving too much to bear.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 30, 2013 15:51

    You clearly haven't played FFXII. It's cheap and you'll enjoy it. Best on an emulator nowadays.... More

  • Mauvais commented on July 2, 2013 20:25

    But Parasite eve was a Squaresoft game, before their disastrous merger with Enix. It's important to separate the two!... More


Square Enix’s Fall “Because of Bad Feng Shui”

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Sacked Square Enix CEO Youichi Wada’s decision to relocate the company based on the advice of a feng shui (or “fuusui” as it is known in Japan) master is being blamed for the company’s precipitous declined.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 22, 2013 18:41

    Well, feng shui is a common believe in eastern asia so it's not *that* unusual to relocate because of bad feng shui.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 21, 2013 17:15

    ROFLCOPTERS Link to legitimate study by non quacks proving "with physics" that the flow of magical energy is real.... More


PS4 = $399

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Sony has finished off its PlayStation 4 announcements with the news that the PS4′s “holiday” launch will see it retailing at $399, substantially less than the Xbox One’s $499.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 19, 2013 21:18

    This could be bad for the Wii. If they only do something about that stupid DRM crap, I might actually but one. Because, I personally don't buy new games.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 17, 2013 00:01

    Hipster alert.... More


Japan Promises 8K UHD Anime “In 2020″

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Following from the confirmation that Japanese TV will start 4K UHDTV broadcasts in 2014, 8K broadcasts are now firmly on schedule for 2020.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 15, 2013 18:09

    THIS. And regardless what expert might say, I firmly believe 4k only has an effect on bigger tv screens. Bigger screens means bigger living room, which most people like me just don't have.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 15, 2013 15:33

    Ебанулись на отличненько.... More


AKBnomics: AKB48 CDs “Selling At Less Than 1 Yen Each”

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The bizarre otaku-driven economics of Japan’s best-selling “music” group AKB48 are again turning heads, with a vast torrent of unwanted CDs flooding the second-hand market at landfill prices even as the voting tickets they accompanied command top-dollar.

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  • Shuubi commented on June 8, 2013 22:38

    Sigh, the problem with you, Taylor, is that the middle ground doesnt seem to exist for you. Everything has to be black and white. I never said the women in the equation were innocent and... More

  • Taylor commented on June 8, 2013 06:19

    omg I can't pay attention to your arguments anymore. Halfs truths, misinformation, turning mountains into molehills in favor of women and turning molehills into mountains against men. Yes yes the woman is always innocent in... More


GungHo Stock Plunges: “The Social Bubble Finally Bursts!?”

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One-shot wonder social gaming publisher GungHo Online’s days of outstripping Nintendo in market cap look to be well and truly over – the company’s value has plunged by over a third in mere days, leaving nobody in any doubt as to the permanence of social gaming’s ascendancy.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 30, 2013 02:18

    no problem. equal trade.... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 27, 2013 19:20

    I'd like to personally thank fArtefact for pointing this one out. Easily an overvalued stock. And my clients who made a nice chunk of change late last week on put options thank... More


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