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Final Fantasy XIV Director's Tale Of MMO Woe Has A Beautiful Ending

The conclusion to Naoki Yoshida’s MMO story is like something out of a fairy tale. Yoshida, producer and director of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, previously wrote about his initial sour experience with the massively multiplayer online gaming world. This week, in his semi-weekly column in Weekly Famitsu, he revealed the rest of the story and it is amazingly heartwarming.


The Latest Persona 3 Trailer Has Sun, Sand And A Humanoid Tank

ATLUS just released the third trailer for the second instalment of the Persona 3 movie series, Persona 3 The Movie — #2 Midsummer Knight’s Dream – and it looks like everybody’s favourite self-aware humanoid tank is joining the team.


Manga Teaches Japanese Kids All About The Avengers

Some would argue that the current Western comics industry is mainly focused on the 18 to 40 male audience, but they’re starting them young in Japan. In this month’s Monthly Korokoro Comic, a Japanese manga focused on young children, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes got the spotlight with their own separate mini-manga.


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I Feel The Need To Lead This Little Girl To Safety

Introducing Hotaru no Nikki (ホタルノニッキ Firefly Diary), a new puzzle adventure game from Nippon Ichi software. In the game, you take the role of a magical firefly with the objective to lead a little horned girl, Mion, out of a dark ruin filled with traps and shadow monsters. I’m probably not the only person who thinks about Ico upon hearing that description.


How True Are Japan's Latest Gaming Rumours?

The gaming industry is constantly full of rumours. More so in April where you have the gullible falling for all the crazy April Fools pranks that pop up.


Check Out The Cast Of The Steins; Gate Sequel

Say hello to the cast of the next Science Adventure game; they’re in for a dark, dark ride.


Cockroaches From Mars Are Out To Kill You

Imagine if the king of scavengers was two metres tall, bipedal, and had a bone to pick with humanity. It’s said you can’t judge a book by its cover, but I freely admit I picked up テラフォーマーズ (Terra Formars (“Terra for Mars” get it?)) based solely on the cover art — and I didn’t regret it. Terra Formars is an ongoing science fiction manga about the never-ending struggle for supremacy between humans and cockroaches, and it’s pretty awesome.


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Tecmo Koei Wants Me To Buy Its Game Again (Again)

Toukiden is the samurai vs demon hunting game that was released last year on the PS Vita and PSP. Now, Tecmo Koei has announced Toukiden Kiwami, an upgraded version of the original with additional story, equipment and enemies.


Final Fantasy XIV's Director Had A Terrible Experience With MMOs

This week in his semi-weekly column in Weekly Famitsu, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer and director Naoki Yoshida recounted his earliest experiences with massively multiplayer online gaming.


Killing Corrupt Politicians Is Wrong, But Satisfying In This Manga

I’ve read a lot of fantastic fictional manga over my life, and few have I ever wished would actually come true more than this one.