Archive for July, 2008

Soul Calibur 4 Screenshot Madness

Thursday, July 31st, 2008 Posted in Sony, Xbox 360 | 1 Comment »

Soul Calibur 4 is finally out in Japan today. Game Watch have got an absolute ton of screens as well as a few  manga scans. [Read] Read more..

Fire Emblem: New Shadow Dragons and the Blade of Light

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 Posted in DS | No Comments »

On August 7th a remake of the original Fire Emblem is coming out in Japan for the DS. As well as enhanced graphics and use of the dual screens, the ... Read more..

August Virtual Console Games

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008 Posted in Wii | 1 Comment »

Summer treats for Wii owners: Famicom (500 points) Twinbee Rockman 2: The Legend of Dr Wily (Mega Man 2) Mysterious Murasame Castle Super Famicom (800 points) Gakou de ata kowai hanashi (Scary school stories) Master System (500 ... Read more..

Japanese for Videogames: Onomatopoeia

Monday, July 28th, 2008 Posted in Japan | No Comments »

Here's a big list of onomatopoeia used in anime and videogames. Very useful - especially as some of this stuff won't be found in a regular dictionary. This site isn't ... Read more..

Poki Poki

Sunday, July 27th, 2008 Posted in PC | No Comments »

Another new Japanese online game just went into beta. Poki poki is calling itself the "cute casual community". The website looks very promising with great anime style graphics including a ... Read more..

Parhelion and several other RPG freebies

Saturday, July 26th, 2008 Posted in PC | 1 Comment »

There's a thriving indie game scene here in Japan. There are also a lot of people making games using tools like RPG school to quickly turn their sparks of imagination ... Read more..

Todo: Write own Xbox game – become millionaire

Friday, July 25th, 2008 Posted in Xbox 360 | 1 Comment »

Bedroom coders got a shot in the arm recently when Microsoft announced plans to sell homebrew XNA games over Xbox live. XNA game studio has been freely available for some ... Read more..

Aww, giant cats

Thursday, July 24th, 2008 Posted in Sony | No Comments »

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan is sending giant cats into Tokyo to try and woo the public into buying lots of cat related stuff on the Playstation store. On Sunday the ... Read more..

Shogi on Wiiware

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 Posted in Wii | 4 Comments »

The Japanese version of chess has a great deal to offer players of the Western variant. A number of the pieces share similar moves, although the character of the game ... Read more..

Legend of Starfish

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 Posted in DS | No Comments »

The new DS game Legend of Starfish came out a couple of weeks ago. We haven't tried this but you might want to take a look at the official site. ... Read more..