Bandai Namco Posts $350,000,000 Loss, Will Sack 10%

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Bandai Namco has announced a 31 billion yen loss for fiscal 2009, after previously predicting 8.5 billion yen in profits; the company announced its intent to sack almost 10% of its 7,000 strong workforce to stem the flow of red ink, some 630 people.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 7, 2010 11:18

    Fuck Tekken.... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 7, 2010 11:17

    That's Konami.... More


Namco: “No Perfect Tales of Vesperia Overseas!”

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Namco Bandai has consigned international fans of Tales of Vesperia to eternal beta tester status, saying it has no intention of releasing the PS3 version of the game in the US (and presumably in less important places too).

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  • Xero commented on December 16, 2011 00:15

    Well at least we'll be able to have this :http://www.talesofgraces.com/vesperia/: when it comes out... More

  • Xero commented on November 15, 2011 13:54

    http://talesofvesperia.net/ You could always wait for this to come out... More


The Linear RPG

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The controversy surrounding the recent release of decidedly linear RPG Final Fantasy XIII has caused some to make unfavourable comparisons with a previously released Flash game parody RPG, “The Linear RPG,” playable below.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 17, 2010 02:27

    Auto-leveling ftw Lv 140 HP: 3,186,495 EXP: 11,340,005... More

  • tyciol commented on January 15, 2010 03:15

    I'm not that upset, replay to find all the story twists confused me.... More


Tales of Graces Total Beta Bug Fest

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Fans of Tales of Graces have been pained to discover the title has dozens of bugs, some severe enough to crash the console and other locking players out of various parts of the game; with the game being released on the Wii, which lacks any hard drive, the impact is doubly severe as no patches will be forthcoming.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 11, 2010 05:55

    Tales of graces features DLC costumes. Sure they can patch a few lines of code, this post makes no sense at all.... More

  • kajunbowser commented on December 30, 2009 07:24

    srsly, what do you expect in a beta version? Since I have some QA testing experience, I'm not surprised at this stage having a lot of bugs. Now, if it has more bugs than it... More


Tales of Loli Panchira DLC Bleeds Lolicon Dry

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Namco’s  notorious business practices have been brought to the fore with the news that it is charging a shocking ¥300 each for the opportunity to view the Tales of Vesperia cast in upskirt fashion, with all 9 costing ¥2,700, practically the cost of a game…

However, Namco knows its marks well and it seems likely many will succumb; the panchira, such as it is, is visible below:

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  • Ero-Kurage commented on November 1, 2009 15:37

    Not that revealing, I thought they were swimsuits. But Namco really knows how to make $, like I have never heard of paying 450yen DLC to increase 10 Levels to all members of your party... More

  • Bronxdragon commented on October 31, 2009 13:23

    Meh.... More


Tales of Vesperia Lolicon DLC

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The burgeoning selection of DLC available for the perfect edition of Tales of Vesperia is now set to include a series of (for some) alluring school uniform costumes, from the Saint Vesperia Private Academy.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 30, 2009 11:51

    Agreed. This game is old news. Besides, anyone who buys Namco Bandai titles clearly has a cock in their ass.... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 30, 2009 05:02

    If this info is correct, you sir have saved my day. Hell, you just saved my decade!... More


Vesperia Devs Thank Xbox 360 Beta Testers

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The furor surrounding the Xbox 360 beta version of Tales of Vesperia refuses to abate, with the Namco developers responsible pouring oil onto the flames by thanking the “players” for their contributions in allowing a better PS3 version

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  • Anonymous commented on May 27, 2011 20:22

    i wish there was a web page that kept a full tally on one page of every time Namco, SE, and all like them pulled this crap... More

  • Nymphonomicon commented on August 6, 2010 14:30

    It's official, Bandai-NAMCO are the biggest bastards in the game industry. Between the nickel and dime DLC-whoring and the acrobatics they pulled to screw over 360 customers, it would take a miracle for anyone else... More


Tales of Betrayal? Namco Recruiting Beta Testers!

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The latest Tales “mothership” title Tales of Graces is due for release just in time to be slaughtered by Final Fantasy XIII, but with the announcement of a Tales of Graces Wii bundle some have begun wondering if this might not signal a (PS3) port is in the offing even now…

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  • Anonymous commented on December 24, 2009 01:05

    Actually, Abyss/Legendia/Hearts/Innocence weren't remade and all of them are Mothership titles. Destiny 2/Rebirth/Phantasia/Eternia saw PSP ports with little to no extras (Phantasia was just given new sprites and a full voice over like Vesperia PS3 while... More

  • Bronxdragon commented on December 20, 2009 13:59

    But Tales have remade all of their games......seriously they really have remade all of there games.......All the mothership titles except Eternai have been remade......2 of them have sequals...... More


Tales of Graces Spectacular

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The latest “mothership” Tales title is Tales of Graces for the Wii, due for release soon and by the looks of the trailers featured below one of the most impressive Tales games to date.

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  • Bronxdragon commented on December 20, 2009 14:02

    You fuckin grahpic whores are the reason rpgs are starting to suck! Tales series looks fine that is there style leave them the fuck alone.....I have not played a tales game that didn't have a... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 20, 2009 12:51

    360/PS3/Wii vs NES troll?... More


Perfect Tales of Vesperia Sells 228,000 in First Week

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The PS3 version of Patty RPG Tales of Vesperia has sold more copies in its first week than the beta edition sold since release, also handily beating the top selling Japanese Xbox 360 title to date, Star Ocean 4, itself shaping up to be beta material.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 29, 2011 23:05

    wai.. isn't artefact a girl?... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 29, 2010 02:15

    This business model should be used more widely.... More


Bandai Namco Shamelessly Lied to Xbox Testers

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Bandai Namco has been caught in a rather embarrassingly brazen lie to upset Tales of Vesperia beta testers, adding further to the controversy surrounding Microsoft’s efforts to secure Japanese exclusives for its console.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 4, 2010 21:52

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH LIGHT DRAGON DESTRUCTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ¬¬... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 27, 2009 07:53

    I'm too busy laughing at you guys to rage. I love Namco Tales so much.... More


Tales of Vesperia Beta Status Confirmed

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When it was first released, the Xbox 360 version of Tales of Vesperia attracted comments such as “Aren’t these spaces a bit strange? Shouldn’t there be more characters?” and even “I feel the loli content seems a bit lacking,” and it seems the above image confirms these suspicions fully.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 20, 2009 02:06

    So fucking true.... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 20, 2009 02:05

    Better sales, I think, makes it better for the 360. Once software sales on PS3 surpass the 360, then they can worry.... More


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