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Tiger Mask Manga Inspires a Spree of Charitable Giving

Tiger Mask Manga Inspires a Spree of Charitable Giving

Written by (@paxrock) on January 17, 2011 in News

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In what can only be described as difficult times in the world today it is nice to know that culture can still do some good in the world.  Especially our little corner of geek culture.  Take, for instance, this story out of Japan. In 1968 Kodansha published a graphic novel series called Tiger Mask.  The… Read More »


Generations Past: Okami

Generations Past: Okami

Written by (@paxrock) on August 11, 2010 in Features

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Game: Okami Year: 2006 Developer: Clover Studio Platforms: Playstation 2, Wii I don’t really mind realistic games.  They can be fun, compelling and thoughtful but in the end (if they are any good at being realistic) they all end up looking basically the same.  If you’ve seen one dirty brown wasteland or overgrown jungle you’ve… Read More »


Xbox 360 outsells Wii in Japan. Wait, what?

Xbox 360 outsells Wii in Japan. Wait, what?

Written by (@galactic_rhyme) on September 17, 2008 in News

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by Erik Johnsen No, really. According to reports on Gamasutra, the Xbox 360, thanks in part to the releases of Tales of Vesperia and Infinite Undiscovery, outsold both the Wii and the Playstation 3 for the first time ever. According to Enterbrain’s figures, as translated by website Andriasang.com, the Xbox 360 sold 28,681 units for… Read More »


A sign? Xbox 360 gets price cut in Japan.

A sign? Xbox 360 gets price cut in Japan.

Written by (@galactic_rhyme) on September 1, 2008 in News

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by Erik Johnsen The Xbox 360 will get a price cut of almost 30% in Japan. The Xbox 360 Arcade SKU will drop its price to ¥19,800 ($183) which puts it well under the cost of the Wii, ¥25,000 ($231), and the Playstation 3, ¥39,800 ($368). Additionally, the Pro and Elite models are expected to… Read More »