Gunslinger Stratos Looks Awesome

While I think arcade games that use fake guns as controllers are mildly problematic, this arcade game made by Byking and published by Square-Enix looks really cool. You can combine the gun controllers - either horizontally or vertically - to form new weapons. No way it’s ever making its way to the West though.

RIP Andriasang.com
We’d like to pour one out for Andriasang.com, who will no longer be posting updates to their blog. Getting Famitsu translations just got a bit harder. On the bright side, the site will remain open as an archive of import gaming news.

RIP Andriasang.com

We’d like to pour one out for Andriasang.com, who will no longer be posting updates to their blog. Getting Famitsu translations just got a bit harder. On the bright side, the site will remain open as an archive of import gaming news.

Cave Report: Game Over?
A few months ago, there were reports that Cave would abandon their shooter roots for “social” games. When DoDonPachi: Saidaiohjou hit arcades, a lot of concern was quelled. But now things aren’t looking so great again. Andriasang.com reports that the company’s VP / COO / Representative Director has resigned and that the company has canceled both of their Playstation Vita games, one of them being a shmup. That’s a lot of bad news in one day. And the fact that they canceled bother their shmup and their social game for the Vita makes it sound like Cave might be packing it in altogether. Who know, but hopefully we get a 360 port of Saidaiohjou before that happens.

Cave Report: Game Over?

A few months ago, there were reports that Cave would abandon their shooter roots for “social” games. When DoDonPachi: Saidaiohjou hit arcades, a lot of concern was quelled. But now things aren’t looking so great again. Andriasang.com reports that the company’s VP / COO / Representative Director has resigned and that the company has canceled both of their Playstation Vita games, one of them being a shmup. That’s a lot of bad news in one day. And the fact that they canceled bother their shmup and their social game for the Vita makes it sound like Cave might be packing it in altogether. Who know, but hopefully we get a 360 port of Saidaiohjou before that happens.

A Little Bit on the Mushihime-Sama Side: So we’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Mushihime-Sama HD will be out on May 24. The bad news is that the standard edition will cost nearly $90 and the special edition (which includes alternate cover art and a soundtrack) will cost over $110. And that’s before import shops like Play-Asia jack up the prices. Is that going to stop me from buying it? Hell no.

A Little Bit on the Mushihime-Sama Side: So we’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Mushihime-Sama HD will be out on May 24. The bad news is that the standard edition will cost nearly $90 and the special edition (which includes alternate cover art and a soundtrack) will cost over $110. And that’s before import shops like Play-Asia jack up the prices. Is that going to stop me from buying it? Hell no.

A Little Bit on the Mushihime-Sama Side: Here’s our first look at Mushihime-Sama HD from Cave. I can’t wait for this game. Hopefully it has as many features as its sequel, Mushihime-Sama Futari.

A Little Bit on the Mushihime-Sama Side: Here’s our first look at Mushihime-Sama HD from Cave. I can’t wait for this game. Hopefully it has as many features as its sequel, Mushihime-Sama Futari.

PS Vita Is Region Free
I had to offset the hate for the PSN’s new Terms of Service somehow. Turns out the PS Vita is going to be region free, just like its older brother, the PSP. It’s nice to see Sony has taken a different path from Nintendo’s region-locked 3DS. Now let’s just see if we can get some cool games on there, rather than watered down PS3 ports.

PS Vita Is Region Free

I had to offset the hate for the PSN’s new Terms of Service somehow. Turns out the PS Vita is going to be region free, just like its older brother, the PSP. It’s nice to see Sony has taken a different path from Nintendo’s region-locked 3DS. Now let’s just see if we can get some cool games on there, rather than watered down PS3 ports.

Japanese PSN Says Okaerinasai
The Japanese PSN is back online finally. But this was a day I had been fearing. Turns out I had nothing to be afraid of though. I figured Sony, being Sony, would decide to block any PS3s outside of Japan from logging into the Japanese PSN as part of their recuperation from the 1337 hackers. I’d be out ¥1800 and a lot of good games. But we Americans can log in just as before. Phew!

Japanese PSN Says Okaerinasai

The Japanese PSN is back online finally. But this was a day I had been fearing. Turns out I had nothing to be afraid of though. I figured Sony, being Sony, would decide to block any PS3s outside of Japan from logging into the Japanese PSN as part of their recuperation from the 1337 hackers. I’d be out ¥1800 and a lot of good games. But we Americans can log in just as before. Phew!

One of The Weirder Examples of Box Art
I don’t even know what that’s supposed to be. Fried chicken with chocolate syrup on top? Who knows. The game itself is a GBA puzzle game called Nonono Puzzle Chai-Rian, made by Earthbound creators, Creatures. It’s not the greatest puzzle cart ever, but it’s wacky enough to keep my attention for a while 

One of The Weirder Examples of Box Art

I don’t even know what that’s supposed to be. Fried chicken with chocolate syrup on top? Who knows. The game itself is a GBA puzzle game called Nonono Puzzle Chai-Rian, made by Earthbound creators, Creatures. It’s not the greatest puzzle cart ever, but it’s wacky enough to keep my attention for a while
 

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