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Sony revises forecast, bigger loss following PC business exit

Sony downgraded its forecasts for the fiscal year that ended March 31, following write-downs related to PC and disc manufacturing expenses. After exiting the PC business back in February, the Japanese company expects to record a 30 billion yen loss (around $294 million) on unused components,...

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Gotta draw 'em all in the Pokemon Art Academy, Japan enlists in June

Nintendo's latest crossover is Pokemon Art Academy (alternative name: Farfetch'd A Sketch), a 3DS game that's coming to Japan on June 19. As Gematsu reports, the new Art Academy features detailed lessons for how to draw 40 Pokemon, and templates for over 100 of the critters to use in the Free...

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From Software acquired by Japanese publisher Kadokawa Corporation

Dark Souls and Armored Core developer From Software is to become a subsidiary of Kadokawa Corporation, after the Japanese publisher announced its acquisition of the studio. According to a report by GameBiz.jp, Kadokawa will conclude the transfer of 80 percent of the company's shares from former...

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Artist Omocat's surreal RPG Omori channels its inner Earthbound

Omori, a "surreal, exploration, horror RPG" from webcomic artist Omocat bears fleeting similarities to popular games like Nintendo's Earthbound, which may be what pushed it past its $22,000 goal on Kickstarter in just over one day. Omori has players traveling between two worlds, exploring...

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Xbox One reaches Japan on September 4

The Xbox One launches in Japan on September 4, Microsoft announced this morning. The company didn't disclose a launch price or which launch titles to expect, but there are just over 40 confirmed Xbox One games for the country, including Titanfall, Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy 15 and Sunset...

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Monster Hunter 4G trailer plays in the sand

It'll be a long while before the next Monster Hunter game arrives in the West, so fans have plenty of time to gaze longingly at new trailers for upcoming games Capcom dishes out for Japan players. In this case, a new Monster Hunter 4G trailer emerged this week, putting the game's many beasts on...

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Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed getting buffed up on PS4 in Japan

The subtly christened Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed is coming to PS4 in Japan, but there's no word yet on North America getting a peep. XSEED previously announced it's bringing the game stateside this summer for PS3 and Vita, and we've reached out to see if we can expect the same for the PS4...

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Japan gets Niconico PS4 streaming on April 30

PlayStation 4 owners in Japan will have the option to stream gameplay to Niconico, a site that lets users upload, view and share video clips, starting April 30, Sony announced (as translated by Gematsu). Those visiting the Nico Nico Super Conference 3 on April 26 and April 27 will be able to test...

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Sony to sell all its Square Enix shares

Sony announced it's selling its entire stake of 9.52 million shares in Square Enix, with the PlayStation company booking a gain of 4.8 billion yen (around $47 million) in the current fiscal quarter. At the time of writing, Sony is the third-largest shareholder in Square Enix with an sizable equity...

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Vita online combat game Freedom Wars makes a break for the West

A year after being announced for Japan, multiplayer action game Freedom Wars gets a surprise confirmation that it's coming to North America and Europe later this year. Co-developed by Devil Dice and God Eater 2 studio Shift and Sonic veteran Dimps, Freedom Wars blends unusual sci-fi with...

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