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New gaming chair aims to be the ultimate in comfort for Japanese players

This gaming chair will comfortably cradle your butt during long hours in front of the screen, recline when it’s nap time.

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“Picocassette” smartphone game cartridges are here, now available to buy

For those who want that authentic “inserting a cartridge” feeling.

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Amass a collection any pervert would be proud of!

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Trying Virtual Reality for the first time at Bandai Namco’s VR Experience in Odaiba, Tokyo

Two of RocketNews24’s VR virgins get to grips with virtual reality—but does the new technology live up to the hype?

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Birdie dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend finally arrives on the Japanese PS Store

Fowl-themed dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend gets a PS4 and Vita release in Japan at last.

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Bandai Namco announces plans to open virtual reality experience center

Bandai Namco announced on Monday that the company will open a virtual reality “experience center” in Tokyo next month.

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Learn to mix drinks like a pro with the latest app from the series that was BANNED in Korea

The latest in the controversial drink-mixing visual novel app is now available.

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Build a house from stationery with awesome new Minecraft erasers from Bandai Japan

Distract yourself from studying with new Minecraft eraser sets featuring blocks and characters from the mega-hit video game.

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Take your co-op gaming to the next level with this giant Famicom controller

The family that games together on a giant controller…probably gets in lots of fights when someone is late to press jump.

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Blur the borders between gaming and real life with table-top “save points” from Japan

It’s a beautiful way to save and restart during uncertain times in life.

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Dungeons & Dragons Pokémon fanart inspires incredible cosplay group

One artist takes Dungeons & Dragons battle armor to the next level with her playful Eevee class evolution designs, and cosplayers are taking notes.

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David Bowie drawn by Final Fantasy illustrator Yoshitaka Amano

David Bowie’s creative genius even inspired works by a legend of the Japanese video game industry.

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Runaway girl returns to family after living in Internet cafes for 10 years

A Chinese teenager who ran away from home at the age of 14 was recently found alive and well after having lived in Internet cafes for 10 years!

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Romance an ancient Egyptian god in the newest bizarre dating sim for mobile

The dating simulator scene is getting weirder and weirder, so it’s hard to be surprised by anything they come up with these days. Humans are already old news and we’re now used to romancing all manner of strange creatures. Even so, this mobile game for girls caught my eye with its unique character designs and by promising love with powerful ancient Egyptian deities.

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Capcom opens its first directly operated character cafe with exclusive Monster Hunter X menu

Have you ever wanted to refuel like a character from your favourite video game? Well soon you’ll be able to, thanks to the new Capcom Cafe that’s set to open in Saitama Prefecture later this month.

Capcom, the Japanese video game developer and publisher who brought us hugely successful hits like Resident Evil, Street Fighter and Devil May Cry, will be offering exclusive merchandise and tie-in menus to promote various games at their new cafe, and for their opening they’ll be celebrating with meals, sweets and drinks in honour of their next big video game release, Monster Hunter X.

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Cute but creepy exploration game set in Japan releasing in time for Halloween on PS Vita

Are you afraid of the dark? Most children are, but as we get older we get used to going out at night and start to realize that the world during the twilight hours is the same as during the day, only a bit darker.

But that lingering fear of the darkness often remains somewhere deep inside, forgotten but never entirely gone. Bring those fears back to the fore again this Halloween with Yomawari, a cute but creepy new game for the PlayStation Vita.

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Cardboard arcade cabinets could be the next must-have home furnishing for gamers

The company that brought us the Danbocchi—cardboard sound proof cubicles so you can karaoke to your heart’s content without annoying the neighbors—is back with yet another crazy cardboard creation we can’t help but find ourselves wanting.

Yes, gamers, now you can actually build a retro arcade gaming table in your own home!

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Splatoon’s squid vs octopus Splatfest asks deep questions, ruins marriages

Video games have the power to change people’s lives, inspiring creativity and bringing friends and couples together.

But they can also destroy relationships. And it turns out that even Splatoon, the cute, brightly colored squid-themed shooter from Nintendo, is a culprit—although not quite in the way you might be thinking…

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PlayStation Japan’s Pro Evolution ad is actually pretty cool 【Video】

Japanese ads frequently miss the mark, often being overly bizarre or simply cringe-inducing, but sometimes the marketing gurus hit the back of the net, as with this latest TV spot from PlayStation Japan.

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Minecraft builder creates gorgeous floating city of Laputa from Studio Ghibli’s Castle in the Sky

Minecraft has shown us time and time again that it’s much more than just a sandbox game made up of tiny blocks and flat-faced sheep. We’ve seen clever builders create everything from Super Mario Bros. gameplay to Japanese-language classes and even the entire country of Japan.

Today, we bring you something straight out of the world of Studio Ghibli: the floating city of Laputa from the animated film, Castle in the Sky.

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