Tag Archives: Japan

Yakuza Super-fan takes trip of a lifetime (SEGA Week Special)

Last month, self-proclaimed Yakuza addict Mina Majima embarked on the trip of a lifetime, vacationing in Japan and visiting several locales featured in SEGA’s Yakuza video game series. Fortunately, Mina did not come across any “goons”. Perhaps they’ve already been dispatched? Kind of makes you want to dash over that Sotenbori bridge screaming “Ora, ORA!”, right?   While seeing these

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SEGA abruptly removes “Judgment” from Japanese shelves, digital marketplaces

SEGA has removed Judge Eyes from all storefronts, both physical and the online PlayStation Store, following voice actor Pierre Taki’s arrest on cocaine charges. Japanese culture is much less tolerant of drug use than even western cultures are, and it is not unusual for entertainment products to be pulled following similar allegations. It’s not known how this will affect western

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Cheeky gaming ads: Vintage Japanese flyers

Before the world went nuts and people turned into whiny-ass vanguards of social righteousness, video game advertisements were frequently quite awesome. This is the second post highlighting samples of how the video game industry didn’t take itself so seriously and let their advertisements reflect the spirit of their games… through fun. This is our second go-around, this time looking exclusively

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PS4 version of “Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet” hit by Sony’s recent censorious turn

The updated version of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is the latest victim of Sony’s new censorship policies, as several items which were available in the original version of the game are being removed from the upcoming Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet. These items include the “jet black fan” and “gold fan” used for loosening clothing, as well as

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