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GREE to co-sponsor Japan’s 2020 Olympics bid

Social games giant GREE has been named as the co-sponsor of Japan’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. It will share sponsorship duties with Yahoo Japan. The drive will begin on December 26th with the first advertising hitting newspapers and public transport. GREE CEO Yoshikazu Tanaka has also …

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Capcom to open Tokyo shop

Apple, Sony and even Angry Birds have their own presence on the High Street – and now Capcom is joining them. The publisher will open a new bricks-and-mortar store in Tokyo’s Odiaba District on April 14th, according to Destructoid. The outlet will naturally stock Capcom games, as well as a …

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Resident Evil 6 being demoed at TGS?

It looks the Tokyo Game Show had passed with no mention of the long-awaited Resident Evil 6. Or has it? Kotaku claims to have confirmation from a Japanese Capcom representative that a video for the game leaked online (but no seemingly wiped from existence) is legitimate, and is being shown …

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Nintendo shares drop 83% in under four years

Investors have reacted negatively to Nintendo’s Tokyo 3DS showcase, with the company’s share price falling five per cent overnight. Nintendo yesterday unveiled a host of new 3DS goodies, including a new Pink console SKU for Japan and a Red model for Europe. Key titles such as Super Mario 3D Land …

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Time set for PSP2 reveal

The long-awaited announcement of the PSP2 will take place in Tokyo at 6:00am UK time on Thursday January 27th. The specific time of the press briefing was revealed by Nikkei, as translated by Andriasang. The meeting itself is being referred to as ‘PlayStation Meeting 2011’, meaning there may even be …

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PSP2 announced on Jan 27th in Tokyo

The industry will finally find out what form the PSP2 will take at a press event in Tokyo on January 27th, trade sources have confirmed to MCV. Claims emerging this morning about an impending reveal for the long-rumoured PSP2 are true. Publishers were informed late last year of the plans, …

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Sega launches urinal console

It’s new hardware, but possibly not as you expected it. Former platform holder Sega has launched a new range of machines in Japan… that attach to male urinals. Wired reports that the new devices, called ‘Toylets’, have been rolled out for testing at a number of locations in Tokyo. Each …

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Wii price cut nearing

Nintendo is remaining tight-lipped, but it’s appearing almost certain now that the platform holder is to cut the price of its Wii console at the end of the month – most likely at its Tokyo Game Show event. The latest evidence comes in the form or a Toys R Us …

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Kaz Hirai to keynote TGS

Sony Computer Entertainment chairman Kaz Hirai is to keynote the upcoming Tokyo Game Show. Hirai’s address is entitled ‘New Tactics for 2009′, where the CEO will have an opportunity to discuss the new directions Sony is taking its home console (soon to feature ‘true’ motion control), and new PSPgo handheld. …

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