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Euro PS3 gamers raise £466k for Red Cross

The British Red Cross has published an open letter to the European PlayStation community to give thanks for the support it offered following March’s Japanese earthquake. In total SCEE member donations totalled a creditable 466,465.50. The disaster claimed over 13,000 lives and a further 14,000 people remain missing today. The …

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Japanese government blocks PSN reboot

PSN may be back in key terrories such as the UK and US, but authorities in Japan have blocked public access to the service until further security assurances can be given. "We met with Sony on May 6th and 13th and basically we want two things from them," director of …

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Inafune: Japan’s making awful games

Keiji Inafune, Capcom’s global head of R&D, has in a new interview made it clear his Japan is finished” statement from Tokyo Game Show 2009 made one year ago was not a misquote. Speaking to the New York Times some twelve months later, Inafune reiterated this belief. I look around …

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MS confirms Kinect voice lockout

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has finally admitted that many countries will not enjoy voice recognition support for Kinect when the device arrives in Europe in November. In August MCV ran a story based on information given to it by Microsoft at Gamescom claiming that voice recognition would not be …

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Three languages ready for Kinect launch

After Microsoft dismissed claims last month that Kinect would not support voice recognition at launch, claims have now surfaced that only three languages will be ready for the device’s November arrival. Eurogamer reports that users enrolled in the ongoing Kinect beta test have discovered that only English, Japanese and Mexican …

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Cliffy B: Japan cant keep up

The Japanese games industry can’t match the technical advances of the US and Japanese gamers aren’t really interested in consoles anymore – that’s the assessment of Epic Games’ famed designer Cliff Bleszinski. When grilled on the subject by Xbox World 360 Magazine, as spotted by CVG, the Gears of War …

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Cliffy B: Japan cant keep up

The Japanese games industry can’t match the technical advances of the US and Japanese gamers aren’t really interested in consoles anymore – that’s the assessment of Epic Games’ famed designer Cliff Bleszinski. When grilled on the subject by Xbox World 360 Magazine, as spotted by CVG, the Gears of War …

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Capcom: Dead Rising felt too Japanese

That Japanese publishing giant Capcom can criticise one of its own games for feeling too Japanese” is a perfect example of the increasingly Westward-facing outlook gripping the modern console industry. Speaking of 2006’s Xbox 360 release Dead Rising, producer Shinsaku told CVG: The first Dead Rising was built in a …

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JAPAN: Market drops year-on-year

Early numbers from Famitsu publisher Enterbrain claim that the Japanese market suffered a slight annual decline for the fiscal year ending March 31st. However, the dip was lower than expected at just 0.6 per cent, with the total market value hitting YEN 549,060m. A sharp 6.6 per cent decline in …

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Monster Hunter MMO for Xbox

Its Western impact may remain limited for the time being, but Monster Hunter is one of gaming’s key franchises in Japan – and hot on the heels of the brand’s Wii debut last year the series is now heading to Xbox 360. Capcom has confirmed that it is to port …

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