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Kaguya Sends Back HD Videos of the Moon and Earthrise

Remember Kaguya (AKA, "Selene"), the lunar probe that was launched from Tanegashima a few months ago? It doesn't really have much to do with "5 Centimetres per Second" but since the island was used as a setting in the movie, I thought I would put this post under that category anyway just like the last one. It was interesting to find the...


Super Smash Brothers Brawl Sold Out on First Day

The long anticipated online enabled beat-em-up game "Super Smash Brothers Brawl" finally reached retailers in Japan on Thursday, selling out at over 500,000 copies on its first day compared to Mario Galaxy's 130,000 copies. Meanwhile, the scene forums are fired up with excitement too because a working stripped down version of...


Happy New Year, It's 2008!

明けましておめでとうございます! How are those New Year resolutions coming along? Hope you enjoyed the late night celebrations where you were. Over here my neighbourhood was shooting up fireworks everywhere after the countdown on TV then everyone walked outside, leaving their doors open for the new year and cheering. It's going to be a few days...


The Wii is Hacked One Step Further, Region-Free Soon?

A group of people at the recent 24C3 (24th Chaos Communication Congress), an annual conference held in Germany where hackers (along with other people) gather together, have managed to achieve a full memory dump of the Wii. This have given them access to the encryption and decryption keys used to prevent any software tampering...


Persona Trinity Soul, The Investigation Team and Marketing

Currently, many Otakus are in the middle of their "sacred war" over in Japan with the ComiKet 73 event going on. A comic exhibition that takes place twice every year, lasting for three days and sells a large selection of rarely printed Doujinshi (self-published media). Mostly Manga showing characters from popular series such as Code...


An Otaku Christmas with their Favourite Girl

I was thinking of posting this together with the Christmas post but I decided not to since it's really sad. Now that the celebrations are over and there's just a few days before New Year, it should be safe. As you may already know, Christmas isn't a public holiday in the East even though some form of decorations are up. Well heres...


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays people! No White Christmas over here so anyone that betted it would snow at the bookmakers are going to be at a bit of a loss. It's sunny outside but the white frost on the roofs and grass does help with the mood of the festivities a little. And Wordpress has also created a little falling snow feature that...


No More Heroes gets Promoted with Toilet Rolls and Adult Humour Ads

So, even after all the magazine coverage and weekly idols cosplaying as Sylvia Christel on their site, the No More Heroes developers are stuck selling toilet rolls? Not really because this is just another promotional event that took place Thursday on the action game's release date. Yup, you save by going to the toilet and that's why...


Night of the Mario Galaxy UK Launch Event

Uni finished at four today so I sat around for nearly two hours until the Mario Galaxy launch event started. There was no point returning home since it takes about an hour to head back. I went to the Game store at around quarter to six and people were already queuing behind a single rail with the big Mario Galaxy banner hanging on it. Not a big...


UK Mario Galaxy Launch Event Ads Finally Up

After reading that there's going to be a Mario Galaxy launch event over here, I decided to drop by the Game store to see if it was true or not last week. It was just something I read off the internet after all. I didn't see any signs telling people about it and the staff didn't seem to know either. There were plenty of place holders for the game...