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Video: PS4 title ZOKUZOKU 2016 “feat. Tofubeats”

Posted on January 27, 2016 by Broken Joysticks

This is worth a post all it’s own. Now this is how you advertise your upcoming lineup. What we have here is a video made by Sony and an artist called Tofubeats.
The video itself is in Japanese, but the gist is they’re rapping about the the 19 big upcoming titles for PS4 that will be released from January to March 2016 in Japan.
Well done Sony. Let’s hope you bring a presentation just as cool to the US.

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Final Fantasy, Mario Kart see Virtual Console Release in Japan

Posted on January 6, 2016 by Jason Nason

Three notable games were released on the Virtual Console in Japan today, and all for the Wii U. Mario Kart 64 (N64), Super Mario 64 DS (NDS), and Final Fantasy I · II Advance (GBA) were all released.

In North America Mario Kart 64 is available for the Wii Virtual Console for 1000 Wii points and Super Mario 64 (N64) was released for the Wii U Virtual Console, but this will be the first digital release for Final Fantasy I · II Advance, which was originally released Game Boy Advance in 2004.

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YouTube Red Blocking Certain Gaming Videos in the United States

Posted on October 26, 2015 by Broken Joysticks

Last week YouTube announced the premiere of YouTube Red. This service allows content creators to gate off some of their videos behind a subscription fee. It seems however that as with every major change YouTube seems to make, there have been some issues. Certain gaming companies have not yet agreed to the terms for YouTube Red and as a result of this footage of certain games is getting blocked for US viewers.Read More


Sony Japan Discontinues PlayStation 2

Posted on December 29, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Our old friend the PlayStation 2 will be entering its 13th year with this coming March, the console may finally be nearing its end in the east. It has seen a significantly longer lifespan in Japan than say in North America. According to Famitsu, Sony Japan will cease production on the PS2 and once the existing stock has run its course, that’s it.

Sony’s machine launched in the Spring of 2000 in Japan and in October of 2000 here in the west. During that time we have seen the release of several great games such as Metal Gear Solid 2, Final Fantasy X, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto series and an entire catalog of great JRPGs.The last major release on western shores for Sony’s second console was 2008’s Persona 4, while Japan has continued to receive a number of new games.

With the PS2 finally being put in the grave, is it time for Sony to unveil the PlayStation 4? Our current console generation is going on seven years, so perhaps it is time. What are some of your favorite PS2 games? The PS2 was released during my first year of high school, damn do I feel old!


Mario Kart 7, Star Fox and Zelda OOT Added To JPN 3DS E-Shop

Posted on October 30, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Nintendo’s latest update to the Japanese E-Shop almost reads like a best of list for any 3DS newcomer. If you’ve got spare change to burn, a Japanese 3DS and a large memory card then you my friend are in for one hell of a gaming experience.

According to this very Japanese web page – what appears to be a list of 3DS E Shop release dates – Nintendo is poised to add The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart 7 and Mario 3D Land to the roster of downloadable titles available in their native Japan.

Here’s the full breakdown (all games releasing digitally November 1 supposedly)

Mario Kart 7 priced at 4,300 YEN
Super Mario 3D Land priced at 4,300 YEN
Ocarina of Time priced at 4,300 YEN

If we get any news about these possibly coming stateside we will let you know. If you can read it – check out Nintendo’s official 3DS Eshop page.


Tales of Xillia Launches In Japan Next Week

Posted on October 25, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Tales of Xillia 2, Namco Bandai’s next game ( also first direct sequel  in sometime ) in the long running Tales of  series is almost ready for release in Japan. Xillia 2 will be released on November 1st, just one week from now the company has announced via webcast.

Pre-ordering the game gives you exclusive goodies including a novel that bridges the storylines of both games, costume DLC (which Namco will probably release as paid DLC later in the year) and a PlayStation 3 theme. According to Namco development of Xillia 2 took place simultaneously with the first game, as production began ramping down on the first. No wonder they are able to release them within a year of announcement!

Unfortunately for North American gamers who knows if we will ever see Xillia 2.The first game is still undergoing localization and is due out sometime next year. I hope that Xillia 2 doesn’t join the ranks of Tales of Innocence R or Radiant Mythology 2  & 3 and go unreleased. Of course, those three games where all PSP/Vita games and the handheld market hasn’t been so hot.



Wayfarer of Time Features Beautiful Catgirls

Posted on June 21, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Anime girls with giant boobs, they are a dime a dozen right? Well they usually aren’t this detailed, that is for sure. Atlus’ next strategy RPG Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time for the PSP brings some very detailed and colorful traditional 2D artwork.

Now only do the newly released screenshots showcase anime cat girls in maid uniforms but also several different characters in revealing outfits of all kind. It’s not to say that Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time appeals only to the male audience, the male characters are also very pretty, in a Bishonen kind of way.Read More


Tales of Xillia Trademarked by Namco Bandai In North America

Posted on March 27, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

The next entry in Namco Bandai’s “Tales of” series might be one step closer to a North American release with the news that the publisher has trademarked Tales of Xillia in North America.

Xillia, the 13th major release  in the Tales series, was released in Japan this past September. The game uses the series staple real time battle system where up to four characters battle monsters/enemies using “artes” (special attacks). Bringing subtle changes to the series established Tales formula Xillia allows multiple characters to combine their attacks mid-battle. The game’s perspective also changes in Xillia from a top down perspective to a third person “behind the back” camera.

The last North American releases in the Tales series came within a month of each other over the last few weeks. Tales of the Abyss was released on February 14th for the Nintendo 3DS and Tales of Graces F was released on March 6th for the Playstation 3.



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