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A little birdie told us. Actually, it was PS3 Fanboy, but working those guys into a golf pun proved to be more challenging and awkward than hitting a hole-in-one with a pool noodle. As the strikingly informative headline would suggest, the fifth main iteration of Sony's Hot Shots Golf is expected...

December 11th 2007 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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Other than doubling the sales of the PS3 in Japan, Hot Shots Golf 5 teed up to hit the one millionth PS3 sold in Japan the other day. While selling one million consoles in Japan should have been simple beyond belief, Sony should still revel in the feeling while they can. Will the game make a splash...

August 3rd 2007 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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It's hard to admit this, but we're still playing the Japan PS Store Minna no Golf 5 demo -- that's Everybody's Golf 5 or Hot Shots Golf 5 depending on what you want to call it. Despite its numerous monikers, the game's a hit in Japan, where reports indicate the title has sold over 150,000 copies ove...

July 26th 2007 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Japan loves making crazy ads ... and Sony's Minna no Golf 5 gets the same quirky treatment. This latest campaign from Sony takes place in a spa, and there are balls everywhere. Is this some not-so-covert attempt at terrifying innuendo? Or, are our American minds simply reading far too much into thi...

July 18th 2007 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Clap Hanz president Masashi Muramori recently sat down for an interview about his beloved Hot Shots franchise. The interview covered many topics, from the possibility of new sports to explore, previous games' success and of course, the PS3's anticipated Hot Shots Golf 5. We'll summarize that portion...

June 22nd 2007 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Since it's almost impossible to find anything on the GameFront website, we're attributing this piece of news to user collie9877 over at the PS3Forums. In a fairly surprising twist, Japanese specialty retailers are really gearing up for the release of Minno no Golf 5, pre-ordering around 300,000 copi...

June 12th 2007 at 4:45pm 0 Comments

Golf games are relatively simple. Line up your shot, charge your power meter and slam that funky white crater-ball as far as possible. Then you get to the green... and you have to putt. Not only do the dynamics of the game ostensibly shift, but the complexity and threshold of skill are both in...

May 4th 2007 at 11:45am 0 Comments

A demo of the newest cutesy, moderately challenging golf title, Hot Shots Golf 5 was recently released on the Japanese PS-Store. If you're pretty slick, you can snag it yourself as well. The size isn't that large -- about 230MB, and from the gameplay video, it looks pretty nice. Nice in the "not...

March 16th 2007 at 2:00pm 0 Comments