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Some of you may be saying "Good grief!" or "Aaaaaugh!" right now, but young children and women are the audiences holding the football in the Japanese DS market now, and Square Enix recognizes this. They've launched a new brand called "Pure Dreams" which focuses on casual games for the family audien...

August 1st 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Throughout the 1980s, Nintendo's Game & Watch series of handhelds provided the soundtrack to innumerable school playgrounds across the globe. A pre-Game Boy attempt to capture the portable games market, Game & Watch titles were relatively cheap but sturdily built toys which came with a...

July 1st 2008 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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Really, what would the week before the new year be without a half-hour of Charlie Brown in all of its grainy glory? Right on cue, Epson has unveiled a Peanuts-themed laptop that should fit the bill if you weren't really feelin' its Hello Kitty variants. The machine checks in with a 15-inch display,...

December 21st 2007 at 3:54pm 0 Comments
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Talk about overcoming adversity: Snoopy, the lovable beagle from Peanuts, is getting his own English training game in Japan, despite being a dog. And despite the fact that the comic from which spinoff products would spin off no longer exists. English Lessons With Snoopy isn't all learning words and...

September 13th 2007 at 10:40am 0 Comments
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Snoopy, one of the most beloved fictional characters in the world. The iPod nano, one of the most beloved pieces of consumer electronics in the world. It was only matter of time before someone combined the two, and that's just what Japanese company RUN'A did. They are making the limited edition Sn...

December 14th 2006 at 12:00pm 0 Comments