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Stronghold: Warlords Announced by Firefly Studios

Today, Firefly Studios has revealed the next entry in their venerable Stronghold franchise: Stronghold: Warlords, which is set in 3rd century BC China and progresses through to the beginnings of…

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Nintendo Reports Almost 10m Switch Online Accounts, Smash Ultimate Outsells Wii U

Nintendo has released its yearly financial report and it makes for some very interesting reading. The company has reported an increase in profit of nearly $1 billion when compared to…

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EA Closes Its Offices In Japan And Russia As Part Of Mass Layoffs

EA has closed the offices in Japan and Russia which handled operations in those markets. The news comes as part of a recent announcement that EA would be laying off…

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PS Vita Officially Ends Production in Japan

It’s official: Sony has stopped production of the PS Vita in Japan, bringing an end to their oft-maligned handheld system. The model page for the two remaining variants now says that…

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Console Modding and Save Game Editors Now Illegal in Japan

Console modding and save game editors are now illegal in Japan. A recent change to the “Unfair Competition Prevention Law” (不正競争防止法) has added three new restrictions for gamers in Japan…

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Eevee Tamagotchi To Be Released in Japan

Listen up, whippersnappers. For those of you who are too young to have lived through the 90s, let me tell you the tale of the Tamagotchi. In the days before…

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[Rumor] Burnout Paradise HD Remaster Headed To PlayStation 4 In Japan

It appears that the rumors of Burnout Paradise getting a remastered version are getting stronger. Gematsu is reporting that Burnout Paradise HD Remaster will be heading to Japanese PlayStation 4s in March of…

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E3 2017 – Rayark’s Implosion Heading to the Switch

Rayark’s critically acclaimed iOS action-RPG Implosion: Never Lose Hope is getting a release on the Nintendo Switch. The game will be only on the Nintendo eShop, and at this time,…

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KekRaptor: Japanese Child Who Devoured Switch Cartridge More Powerful Than We Could Ever Imagine

Gamers worldwide flocked to the new Nintendo Switch, which hit stores this past week, but one Japanese elementary school student has uncovered an unusual issue with the system cartridges. The…

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Earth Defense Force 5 Set to Release This Summer in Japan

Remember back at TGS, when we reported that Earth Defense Force 5 was coming to Japan this year? Well, D3 Publisher has recently shed some light (much as the insect…

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