Million Arthur: “A New Low Even For Square Enix”


The latest controversy courted by Square Enix comes in the form of their decision to release “Million Arthur” on the PlayStation Vita – the first time the company has been shameless enough as to release a F2P smartphone card game on a real gaming device.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 4, 2013 00:30

    a big fan but never played FFIX and you still call yourself a fan? shame on you! go play it now!... More

  • Terry commented on July 26, 2013 00:16

    FF X-2 was actually the last final fantasy square worked on. From 11 on was squenix.... More

“Can You Recognise Aya Hirano Now?”


Aya Hirano now really is unrecognisable, with all but the most sharp-eyed viewers of her latest TV outing having no idea who she is until being told of her appearance…

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  • Anonymous commented on April 20, 2013 20:09

    Then go to your nearest medieval re-enactors and get yourself some armor.... More

  • Ayame Souma commented on April 10, 2013 05:56

    I hate you Aya Hirano, you have an armor and I don't :/... More

AKB48 Fans Lose Minegishi Cards: “But I Spent $5,000!”


Not content with merely demoting freshly shorn AKB48 idol Minami Minegishi to “trainee” status for her disgraceful lack of chastity, her management have also stripped her of her online card game presence – outraging those of her fans who had obediently sunk all their money into it.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 2, 2013 06:18

    soon all of this reptilian filth will be removed from the Earth... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 2, 2013 06:08

    she is typical reptiloyd... More

The 5 Creepiest Phone Wallpapers: “#2 = Anime”


Japanese women asked what they think the most undesirable things to see serving as mobile phone wallpaper display none-too surprising resistance to seeing any “childish” anime characters featuring, considering the holders of such phones so creepy only abject narcissists were considered more undesirable.

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  • Chen-04 commented on November 25, 2013 05:40

    Oh well, I knew I wasn't really human anyway.... More

  • Kixiv commented on September 9, 2012 03:52

    > Their husband or wife This kind of proves the stupidity of the list.... More


Japan’s mobile auction sites are enjoying a surge in popularity – thanks largely to the fact that the girls using the services are now competing on sexiness in their product pictures as well as on price.

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  • Alessi commented on January 10, 2013 06:45

    add facebook/alessihufear *-*... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 5, 2012 06:59

    Happily in my country there is no legislation on that area, if there is legislation at all...... More

25% of Japanese Now “Otaku”


A recently published study on the “otaku” market finds that as many as 25% of Japanese may now consider themselves otaku, an increase of 5% on the previous year.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 11, 2012 04:07

    I used to consider myself an otaku. But after objectively comparing my lifestyle to those portrayed as examples, I begin to doubt myself.... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 6, 2011 19:04

    Otakus are fine..... I guess. ;-;... More

MP Escapes Punishment for Photographing Emperor


A Japanese Diet member has narrowly escaped punishment after daring to take a photograph of Emperor Akihito.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 11, 2011 04:52

    Japan still has an emperor? And here I thought England was the only country with a puppet head of position from former times. At least he doesn't live in the spotlight.... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 21, 2011 13:49

    The Emperor doesn't even have any authority or rule. He's just an icon. I don't see the big issue other than the fact that Japan is a looney right wing nation that would make even... More

Sony Hacks Keep Coming


Sony is now releasing customer data to hackers on a daily basis – the company has suffered two additional hacks in short order.

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  • bound2serve commented on December 21, 2011 07:53

    but what's the cable for? i thought the PS3 Move was wireless. ;)... More

  • Kenny Bias commented on June 14, 2011 12:38

    Well. I dont know about you guys, but I'm very familiar about the hacker community. A decentralized group of hackers known as Anonymous have been hacking corporations all over the world and Sony was just... More

Boy Arrested for Cheating after Police Manhunt


Japanese police have arrested a boy for cheating on his university entrance examination by using a mobile phone to photograph the questions and get the answers from accomplices on the Internet, in what turned out to be Japan’s biggest news story in months.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 8, 2011 12:17

    Hi from Kansas City Community College. I'm prod to say over herre at our fine schoole,we's hardly be cheating on tests and stuff.ALL uf our tefts are in multible choices and sum come in nice crossword... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 7, 2011 20:01

    Hi from The University of Tokyo. That leisure life that some claim after entering the university in Japan may apply to some cases, but in the graduate school here the research activities are really demanding. You... More

Xperia Play = “$900″


Sony Ericsson’s newly unveiled smartphone-cum-PSP the “Xperia Play” (otherwise known as the “PSPhone”) has been revealed to have a nearly $900 price-tag.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 25, 2011 14:24

    Exactly... I was a bit astounded that Sankaku managed to post the retail price for Xperia Play when there were only bunch of speculations on the price elsewhere. Yes, it would probably priced around that. But i... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 23, 2011 10:24

    01:15 fuck the consoles. Shitty ass hardware. Buy a PC and make it to where you can get easy upgrades and it will last through at least one console generation without major hardware changes. Hell... More

NGP Spec “Nothing Special” “Nowhere Near PS3″


The supposed “PS3 level” power of Sony’s newly announced NGP is being called into question, with technical analysis of its capabilities suggesting it is not nearly as impressive as it is hyped to be, and that it is already in imminent danger of being eclipsed by smartphones and tablets using the very same chipset it employs.

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  • PrinceHeir commented on February 1, 2011 14:33

    oh well as long as the games are good that's all that matters :P... More

  • Ben commented on February 1, 2011 06:17

    Is anyone really surprised? Take Nintendo for example on a lesser system's success though, nobody wants to play their games on a damn phone given the choice.... More

NGP “Finished Because of Monthly Subscription”


Sony’s NGP is touting its 3G mobile connectivity features, but Sony has unsurprisingly confirmed this will not be free, and consumers and even Nintendo’s CEO all appear extremely hostile to the idea.

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  • Lawence Codye commented on February 1, 2011 08:54

    "I won’t deny we’ve been looking into [3G support for the 3DS]. However, with the separate subscription fee required it is a very difficult option to consider.” Why can't Sony think like this more often... “It’s finished.” Sums... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 31, 2011 13:04

    What part of this makes it a worthy article. I just wasted a few minutes of my life for reading such idiotic opinion. I you don't want 3G then don't get it, plain an simple.... More

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