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Japanese gamers have been stunned to learn that the market cap of Puzzle & Dragons maker GungHo now exceeds that of Nintendo, prompting both despair and incredulity and perhaps explaining about the Japanese gaming industry’s rapid decline into idolising card and puzzle games for phones.

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  • Kelly Overholser commented on May 12, 2014 14:26

    Most social games are crap, but P&D actually has gameplay to back it up. Not as much as other games and there's a lot of grindy nonsense and P2W crap, but I wouldn't say... More

  • Kelly Overholser commented on May 12, 2014 14:25

    I have to ask, have you played P&D? While it has a lot of the "social gaming" aspects, and there's a lot of pay-to-win crap, it's definitely a real game. Sure, it's a... More


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Square Enix’s reputation as the EA of the East continues to harden amongst Final Fantasy fans – their latest announcement of a “new Final Fantasy Tactics title” turns out to be a social game for mobile phones…

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  • Anonymous commented on September 13, 2013 16:06

    Easier said than done. IF they remake, they have to change system since the system of turn base fights is now boring as hell torturing angels. FFCC was good since it offered the lone soldier... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 25, 2013 13:22

    no, they won't blame piracy.. ff7-ff9 survived with a lot of piracy...... More


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

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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?”

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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!”

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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”

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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


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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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″

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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


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