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February, 2016

  • 13 February

    UN Attempts To Mandate Japanese Culture

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    Earlier today I read an article on NicheGamer, stating that the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), was wishing to investigate Japan’s treatment of women and women’s rights records. Now, this is coming from the same UN that has Saudi Arabia on its Human Rights Council. Surely the fact that some video games are sexualised is ...

January, 2016

  • 22 January

    Yakuza 5 – Review

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    Publisher: SEGA Developer: SEGA Platforms: Playstation 3 Yakuza 5 is a fighting/driving/hunting/dancing/karaoke simulation/action-RPG game by SEGA. The Yakuza series, (known as Ryu Ga Gotoku in Japan) which has won excellence awards in its home country with practically every new release, is basically the Grand Theft Auto of Japanese gaming. Yakuza 5 was originally released in December 2012 but Western audiences ...

November, 2015

  • 14 November

    Xenoblade Chronicles X Censorship – Breast Sizes Locked

    Xenoblade Chronicles X Censorship

    “This Week in Unnecessary Censorship.” Nintendo’s Wii U JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles X releases in the West next month, and YouTube channel GameXplain have been going through a pre-release copy of the localised game. Most of the game’s content remains intact, but there are two notable instances of censorship made to female characters. The first fans have known about for a few ...

August, 2015

  • 30 August

    Nobunaga’s Ambition Review and Breakdown (Video)

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    Disclosure: the author was provided with a pre-release review code of this game by ONE PR Have you ever wondered how you’d fair as a Daimyo during the Warring States period of Japan? Waging war and attempting be the one who stands at the top of the mountain of Chaos? You ever wonder what it’d be like to use warfare, ...

July, 2015

  • 12 July

    Dragon Quest Builders – DQ Does Minecraft

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    A new Dragon Quest game has been announced by Square Enix this week…no, it’s not Dragon Quest XI unfortunately. The game is called ‘Dragon Quest Builders‘ and tasks the player with re-creating a world by crafting items, towns and castles out of blocks…It sounds a little bit like Minecraft if I’m honest. Dragon Quest Builders is a completely new block-making RPG ...

  • 1 July

    Yandere Simulator Dev Asks Fans to Vote on Open World

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    The Yandere Simulator project is progressing nicely, with its creator providing its growing fanbase with regular updates on YouTube. While not an official preview of the game, today Yanderedev posted a video exploring recently released Japanese school-life game Natsuiro High School, examining its design and how its mechanics might be able to influence the features in Yandere Simulator’s final release. In particular, ...

June, 2015

  • 29 June

    Tekken 7 News Teased For July 7th Announcement

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    Early this morning, the official Japanese twitter account for Bandai Namco’s fighting game franchise Tekken made the following tweet, teasing some Tekken 7 news: As you can see the translation pretty much is “For the 20 year celebration of Tekken, there will be a special announcement on July 7th. Please stay tuned. #Tekken7″ If I were a betting man, I’d say ...

  • 29 June

    Great Ace Attorney Gets Japanese Launch Party

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    Capcom announced today that it will be having a sort of launch party for The Great Ace Attorney  in Tokyo and Osaka on the day of the game’s release, July 9th. The party will have gifts to be won via lottery for anyone who purchased the game, and will have a chance to meet with the Director, Shu Takumi, and Producer, Shintaro ...

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