“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


Top 20 Tear-Jerker Games

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Top gaming rag Famitsu has quizzed its readers as to what games they find themselves dhedding the most tears over, unsurprisingly finding them to be a soppy bunch reduced to tears by the latest overwrought Final Fantasy yarn…

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  • Anonymous commented on January 14, 2012 18:42

    Aerith's death was more of a shocker than a tearjearker. MGS3 left me bummed for days.... More

  • Ido commented on January 7, 2012 21:04

    It's Crisis Core – Final Fantasy VII not XII.... More


Top 100 Games of 2010

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Famitsu’s ranking of Japan’s top 100  best selling games of 2010 has found its way online, and seems to reveal the Japanese gaming market has devolved into a staid mixture of endless RPG franchises and Mario games…

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  • Anonymous commented on January 25, 2011 01:01

    sales don't usually indicate how good a game is either. for example i like pokemon, and i like kingdom hearts, and if you ask me to rate them by how much i liked them, i... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 25, 2011 00:57

    those two were pretty good games over here on this side of the world. they're not for everyone, but they're good.... More


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Major publisher Dengeki have apologised and withdrawn all copies of a light novel which 2ch discovered plagiarised “Baka to Test” in the most egregious manner imaginable, reproducing entire passages with minor changes in wording and even copying the author’s postscript address to readers.

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  • Hong Xiang Yue commented on May 4, 2012 12:28

    Ore to Kanojo ga Maoh to Yuusha de Seitokaichou = Unofficial Baka to Test "spin-off"... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 4, 2010 10:01

    Really, we need a combo breaker; although it's the same without one.... More


Top 10 Coolest Game Characters

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Insipid gaming rag Famitsu has quizzed its readership on who they think the “coolest” video game characters to be, with the list displaying all the taste and discernment that could reasonably be expected of a mob of impressionable schoolboys.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 14, 2012 09:34

    Lol at all you guys raging. You just need to remember that most western games are unknown over there, they probably never heard of Duke Nuken or somewhat. U people mad?... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 14, 2012 09:31

    What did you expect? Western games are dead over there, they probably don't even know about half the games we play.... More


Love Plus+ Accidentally Announced

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A sequel to top virtual schoolgirl dating simulator Love Plus, imaginatively titled Love Plus+ and apparently for the DS, has been accidentally announced by a bungling Famitsu/Enterbrain.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 28, 2010 09:00

    Just got Love Plus, its fun even that i cant read japanese. Hopefully there will be at least an english localisation some day... At least the japanese Version is good for testing your spoken japanese. Now back... More

  • kajunbowser commented on February 9, 2010 07:31

    .hack-- next?... More


Final Fantasy XIII Tentacle Rape Manga Begs Forgiveness

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Gaming rag Famitsu has issued an apology for publishing “inappropriate” depictions of Final Fantasy XIII in a manga it serialises, though many suspect that in fact Square Enix is upset that the rag failed to earn its advertising payments by being sufficiently worshipful to its properties.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 30, 2010 13:49

    ff13 is such a horrible game, its not worth the effort at all >:( its one long movie, no real gameplay... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 29, 2010 04:52

    Wow they got angry over THAT? Are u kidding me? Square MUST be aware of the hordes of adult doujinshi available for their games and they get upset over THIS? A girl being shot... More


Final Fantasy XIII Denied Perfect Score: “Too Linear”

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Gaming rag Famitsu’s review of Final Fantasy XIII has proven something of an upset, with the game getting 39 of 40 instead of the expected 40, due to the game’s story being “too linear.”

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  • Anonymous commented on January 31, 2011 06:31

    Or you just play it through more than one time...... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 13, 2010 01:52

    I agree. I think SE and Famitsu had a good honeymoon.... More


Bayonetta Scores 100%, PS3 Port “Inferior” to Xbox 360

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Bayonetta has been awarded full marks (40/40) by top gaming rag Famitsu, but only for the Xbox 360 original. Even Famitsu feels obliged to point out the bungled nature of Sega’s PS3 port, giving it a piffling 38/40.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 21, 2010 21:08

    Acronym is one thing (ie: lol = laugh out loud), but to reword a word (ie: any = n e) is just stupid.... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 15, 2010 01:59

    BEN: HI LITTLE GIRLS AND BOYS LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS: HI BEN: IF THERE GRASS ON THE FEILD LETS PLAY BALL LITTLE BOYS AND GILS: YAY!!!!! MARSH BOY: BUT AM 5 YEARS OLD BEN: IF YOUR OLD NUFF TO PEE... More


Chinese Gaming Mag puts Pirate ISOs on Cover Disc

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A Chinese gaming rag, 掌机迷, one bearing a striking resemblance to Famitsu, has taken a distinctly Chinese approach to respecting copyright, by helpfully including the full ISO and similar data on its cover disc for the games it is reviewing.

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  • Visa commented on January 30, 2011 13:53

    Thai also does this. I remember buying a ROMs and Emulator magazine that has Visual Boy Advanced and tons of roms in it for about a dollar (30 Thai Baht).... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 21, 2010 19:29

    One for all, all from ME!?? That is Communist, Right??!... More


Bath Towel Nagato Nearly Tops 2008 Famitsu (+Nude Filter)

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The image you see above came close (third in fact) to topping gaming rag Famitsu’s most popular articles for 2008, being beaten out only by a story on the PSP-3000 and one on SF IV, proving beyond doubt, as if there were any, that Nagato Yuki is vastly more appealing than all but the PSP and Chun Li’s thighs.

Perhaps unsatisfied by this, an unknown Photoshop Master provides a remastered version in higher quality below, but in a mistake worthy of a fail gallery forgets to include the actual bath towel! Almost as bad as Tony

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  • jigokushounen commented on February 17, 2009 14:56

    she's only three years old people hehehe but that doesnt change the fact that i luv her... More

  • zanza_kuro commented on January 9, 2009 20:45

    flat chest? never guess it... More


Tails of Fail

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Famitsu seem to have it in for the Tales series – whilst they have frequently featured the games on their covers, the artist they retain to provide these illustrations leaves much to be desired in a number of areas…

Their new Tales of Hearts cover is but the latest in a long line of such covers:

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  • raijinz commented on September 30, 2010 06:19

    I'd expect that kind of crap from the US... ...wait, the artist is JAPANESE?! H-H-How can that be? Its...its IMPOSSIBLE!! *Face begins to melt*... More

  • Kira_Sakuya commented on July 13, 2009 00:36

    Since their infamous 40/40 en Nintendogs, Famitsu fails at life whenever they do anything.... More


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