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Codemasters has announced that it's releasing a "Complete Edition" of Dirt 3, due out sometime this March for Windows, Xbox 360, and the PS3. The $39.99 release will include the full game, 12 new tracks in two different new locations and lots of new cars and liveries to play around with.The two new...

February 11th 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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We're finishing up our week of minimal game experiences with an app that's probably the "most game" of the lot. Shibuya is actually a puzzle game, but it's also pretty trippy. The idea is that you must organize colors into stripes as they drop down the screen, and whenever two stripes of the same...

January 21st 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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It's that time again. Our friends at Engadget Japan are having another reader meetup, and yes, that means you, dear reader, are cordially and personally invited to join us -- again one of CEATEC's official media partners -- tonight at WOMB in Shibuya, Tokyo. Expect to bear witness to new and experi...

September 26th 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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The ten independently-developed games that will be featured on the show floor at PAX Prime 2010 have been announced. There are a few recognizable names in this year's PAX 10 collection, including Super Meat Boy and Retro City Rampage-- but there are also plenty of lesser-known (but assuredly specta...

July 15th 2010 at 7:05pm 0 Comments
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Sony's marketing gurus are pulling out all the stops to make sure people hear about their newly emaciated console -- in Japan, they're even making special efforts to totally creep people out as they do so. The "Play Face" campaign has expanded beyond the realm of bizarre television advertisements,...

August 26th 2009 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Another demographic conquered! Straight from the streets of Shibuya, Anoop Gantayat reports that the Wii has become a big hit with Japan's love hotels, establishments designed for couples interested in booking a little business time. Some of the more expensive examples contain ceiling mirrors, rota...

December 9th 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Dementium: The Ward launches in Japan today, and Japanese publisher Interchannel-Holon could not have found a more perfect venue to promote Renegade Kid's horror title*. "Alcatraz E.R." is a novelty restaurant in Tokyo's Shibuya ward with a mental asylum theme where patrons must announce their bloo...

June 26th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo wants Japanese subway riders to read more e-books, apparently, as these giant ads for software DS Bungaku Zenshuu are popping up in the Tokyo underground. The above Shibuya advertisement shows that Nintendo is committed to the Genius Sonority-developed title, which hit Japanese retail shel...

October 24th 2007 at 12:20pm 0 Comments
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While the rest of the world has had the ability to enjoy Mizuguchi's Lumines II, Japan only recently got access to the puzzler. Unlike America and Europe, where the game was published by Buena Vista Games, this Q Entertainment effort is self-published in Japan, marking it as a huge milestone for the...

February 17th 2007 at 5:00am 0 Comments