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Largest Pokemon Center on Earth opening in Osaka next month

Nintendo has announced a few more details about the new Pokémon Center it's planning on opening soon in the heart of Osaka. The retail outlet, which will swing wide its colorful doors on November 26th, will stuff 2,500 different kinds of purchasable Pokémon goods and a "Union Room,"...

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Lost Planet 2 hands-on gets us excited for ... getting our hands on it

Traveling to Osaka, Japan has its perks. For one, it's the food capital of Japan, so there's that. On the other hand, it's possible to get your mitts on early code of Lost Planet 2, Capcom's upcoming sequel to its planetary labyrinth action-adventure 360 near-launch title, as GamesRadar discovered...

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The DS Life: A corner to play in

The DS Life is a weekly feature in which we scour the known world for narrative images of Nintendo's handhelds and handheld gamers. If you have a photo and a story to match it with, send both to thedslife at dsfanboy dot com. This week's scene is taken from a winter afternoon in Osaka, Japan....

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The DS Life: Holding handhelds in public

The DS Life is a weekly feature in which we scour the known world for narrative images of Nintendo's handheld and handheld gamers. If you have a photo and a story to match it with, send both to thedslife at dsfanboy dot com. Every July, over a million visitors flock to Osaka's Tenjin Matsuri, a...

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The Nintendo Museum: a video tour

During those short six days that one could just walk up to and check out the Nintendo Museum, given that this one individual lived in Osaka, Japan, one such lucky attendee took some video of his undoubtedly fun time spent within the museum. He even brushes shoulders (perhaps quite literally) with...

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Shipping Wii to Japan: big boats, big business

Everything is made in China -- it's the world's biggest factory nation. Even Kyoto-based Nintendo's destined-for-Japan Wii consoles are imported (by Nintendo, in a weird game of Kyoto boomerang) from China. But hey, everyone's a winner, baby. According to a report by Osaka Customs, receipt of Wii...

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Japanese Wii enjoys painless birth; stores across Japan sell out

We were in Osaka this morning to see the delivery of Nintendo's Wii to the world's greatest DS fans. Stores across Japan received a total of 400,000 Wii consoles. In Osaka, Japan's second city, 2,800 units were allocated to the Umeda branch of Yodobashi Camera alone, while Bic Camera in...

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Densha de GO! Hilarious train riding "game"

While the Japanese may not like Loco Roco, they love the Densha de GO! series. And who wouldn't? By looking at the trailer, it appears that the game simulates the experience of riding one of Japan's great train lines. Yes... you heard me correctly. There's nothing I like to do more on my daily...

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8bit musicians announce world tour

Former cellmates Nullsleep and Bitshifter have announced plans to embark on a world tour, blasting their blend of bleeps, bloops, and blizzasts from Boston to Brussels and back again. If you're not an 8-bit believer yet, nothing will win you over except trying it out for yourself. To that end,...

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