Tales Studio Near Bankruptcy – Tales Series Doomed?


Tales Studio, the Namco Bandai subsidiary responsible for the long running Tales series of RPGs, has been revealed to be in dire financial straits.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 5, 2011 08:24

    This is bittersweet for me. The Tales series is great, but I have two words for these guys......................BAD MARKETING!!!!! I want to see the series continue, but it needs to be in the hands of... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 5, 2011 06:42

    Yes, agreed. Get a life thug. Violence will not get us anywhere.... More

“The JRPG is Dead: 5 Reasons Why”


An editorial opining that the JRPG is now a dead genre, and offering 5 reasons why this is the case, has recently been circulating, both in Japan and internationally, and is particularly topical in light of the ongoing controversy ensuing from Bioware’s stinging comments on the matter.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 27, 2012 02:10

    1.) Generic recycled plot? Yeah that's pretty prevalent. 2.) I have no idea what this guy is on about. 3.) I'm confused the games he's describing were also repetitious. 4.) They still come out with TBC. 5.) Most of... More

Tear Grants Figure Exceedingly Busty


A very belated but authentically top-heavy figurine of Tear Grants, the noted Tales of the Abyss heroine, has arrived, with some notably tight clothing in evidence, particularly in the chest area.

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  • Michael commented on October 9, 2011 17:31

    reading this a year later, still funny... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 10, 2010 10:09

    and that's sopposed to be ......busty ??... More

Tales of Graces Recall Humiliates Namco


Bandai Namco has finally announced a humiliating official recall of its notoriously buggy Wii title Tales of Graces, a mere three months after release.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 3, 2010 01:31

    I am Jack's smirking revenge.... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 25, 2010 13:52

    What's wrong with Star Ocean? We both agree the first two/three games were great, no issue. Star Ocean 3 was beautiful for the PS2 (and the surprise spin people love to bitch about was something... More

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


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!”


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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

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