A Look at the Fall 2011 Anime Season

The new season of airing anime is already well under way in Japan, and this is a bit of a guide for those who wonder about the latest in the world of Otaku. For those who don’t know, Japan has 4 airing seasons that continuously run all year: Spring, Summer, …

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This Week in Famitsu

WEEKLY FAMITSU #1198 Cover Story So the cover story this week (which takes up about half the freaking issue, by the way, hence the shortness of this week’s coverage) is about Level 5. It’s not about any one game, but about their whole company: what they’ve made, coverage of their …

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Impressions of the Second Kingdom (Ni no Kuni PS3)

We struggled long and hard with what to call this. Should we call it a review of Ni no Kuni? No, reviews require more than a few hours play time, with most of those spent messing around and killing random monsters for quick loot and levels. A preview? Doesn’t work …

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This Week in Famitsu

WEEKLY FAMITSU #1197 Cover Story So, this week Famitsu features on its cover the recently released Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. As a general rule of thumb, the gamer’s life here in Japan is usually what people back home can only dream about. Free stuff with pre-orders, discounts for pre-ordering …

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Review: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)

Hideo Kojima could very well be the Michelangelo of the video game industry. Ever since the debut of the original Metal Gear on the NES in 1988, Kojima has captivated audiences worldwide with the series’ unique story, memorable characters and gripping game play. In the latest chapter in the saga, …

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Setting World Records One Video Game at a Time

The video game society’s language of buttons tapping, aliens exploding, and fireballs hurling didn’t flicker to life on TV screens overnight. The gaming culture fed off the crunch of Doritos and the slurp of soda; it basked under the soft glow of TV screens and computer monitors until it flourished …

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