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May 22, 2013, 4:30 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Professor Dong Wong Cho of Chungbuk Provincial College in South Korea has an idea about violent video games. And it's truly bonkers. According to Professor Cho's latest study, violent video games make graphics cards run hot and emit more radio waves.


Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Fighting Game Announced with Trailer Arc System Works has announced a new Guilty Gear game, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, at its Arc System Works Festival event yesterday. The new arcade game's objects will be entirely done in 3D CG.

press release / ToshI / YOSHIKI / X JAPAN The members of X Japan have returned to japan once again! On May 20th they held a press conference at Madam Tussauds in Tokyo. Their Leader YOSHIKI announced that they are recently planning their second Wo...

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Published on May 22, 2013, by KarbyP - Posted in Consoles / Arcade, Gaming, News Moments ago on Microsoft's live unveiling of the Xbox One, it was announced that the games publisher's best-selling first-person shooter franchise, Halo, is getting a...

Chuck Taylor All Star high-tops to ship in December in men's & women's sizes The JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime and American shoe company Converse are collaborating to create exclusive JoJo Chuck Taylor All Star high-top shoes.

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Microsoft has finally unveiled the new Xbox, dubbed the Xbox One and due "later this year," although with the better part of their presentation being given over to TV and EA Sports precious little of the actual game line-up was on show.

Japanese college students, having apparently resigned themselves to living out the stereotype that Japan is one big, racially homogenous hive mind, seem to be foregoing their chance to really do something unique after years of mandatory school uni...

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Here it is, as promised: more about Panopticon, or, as it likes to call itself now, Freedom Wars. And although the trailer up top is little more than a reiteration of what we've seen before, we now know that Freedom Wars is a multiplayer action ga...

Henshin Ninja Arashi in Kamen Rider Hibiki Novel During Kamen Rider Hibiki's early planning stages, Toei actually planned on putting the Kamen Rider on a break and make a series based on the old Ishinomori hero, Henshin Ninja Arashi.

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Who's got two thumbs and a giant real-life replica of Final Fantasy VII's Buster Sword? This guy: master swordsman and renowned propmaker Tony Swatton. And we're not talking about the sort of fake plasticky Buster Sword prop some of you may have s...

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The official Bandai YouTube channel posted the video demonstrating the MMZ-00 Moya Moya Z-Cune in action. This toy is a 1/1 scale of Malsheena's transformation device from the Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger Season 2 TV series.

X-Japan Announces Tours in south east-Asia and Latin America including a New Album with English lyrics!


BlazBlue Anime Storyline and Cast Revealed We just heard news of the anime adaptation of BlazBlue fighting game franchise that will be airing this fall, and Arc System Work has revealed further details of the storyline and seiyuu casts.

Last weekend, the PC port of FFVII finalyl hit Japan as Final Fantasy VII International, available through Square Enix's eStore with the introductory prize of 1000 yen. The port, which now supports 1920x1080 displays, is the first time that the ga...

On Tuesday, the Anime Mirai project announced the four studios that will each receive 38 million yen (about US$370,000) from the "Young Animator Training Project" to make half-hour anime. Just like the last three years, the Japan Animation Creator...

Kozue Aikawa dresses as Haru, Hibachi for character songs created by Vocaloid composer samfree Music label Avex began streaming two dance music videos for Mushibugyō's upcoming character song singles for heroines Haru & Hibachi.

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Another graduation announcement has come again from one of idol group AKB48's members. This time, it's from Team A's Tomomi Nakatsuka. She announced her plans of graduating yesterday, May 20, after Team A's regular show in the AKB48 theater.

X JAPAN Probably you thought that we'd talk about X Japan's press conference when you first read YOSHIKI's name! We will talk about that too but please be a bit patient! This time we would like to talk about the collaboration of YOSHIKI and Stan Lee!

In anticipation of the series' August 27th DVD/Blu-ray, FUNimation announced the English dub cast for divisive sci-fi anime Guilty Crown. A meteorite carrying a foreign virus crashes in Japan, leading to a devastating nation-wide infection and tot...

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Sure, we've reported previously on "Take Your Way", the latest song from leading Vocaloid songsmiths livetune (they of "Transfer" and "Re:Dial" fame). Heck, we even posted the short version of the PV for the new song when a brief clip went up a fe...

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Bandai Channel posted the trailer of Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Memory of Eden compilation movie. This movie is focused on Part II main protagonist Asemu Asuno and Zeheart Galette. The new movie features over an hour of additional material, which is d...

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pad By Spencer . May 19, 2013 . 11:23pm For the first time the Yakuza series is leaving PlayStation consoles. Sega will release Yakuza 1 & 2 HD for Wii U on August 8, which is a port of the PlayStation 3 compilation released in Japan last year.

Following the first trailer last Monday, popular anime voice actress/singer Yukari Tamura's record company King Records posted the second trailer for her newest live Blu-ray/DVD "Yukari Tamura LOVE♡LIVE *Fall in Love*" on its official YouTube chan...

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New voice-actors have been chosen for both Batman and the Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins, according to a Joystiq report. Roger Craig Smith is playing Batman, and Troy Baker is taking on the Joker.   Craig has played a number of prominent videogam...


1/8 Matou Sakura PVC [Yukata Ver. ] FREEing has commenced preorder for this lovely scaled figure of Matou Sakura dressed in a lovely pink yukata with with cherry blossom prints.  She is posed with a mature expression across her face, with a light ...

X-Japan Announces a New World Tour for 2014.


1/7 Yoshino PVC Plum has commenced preorder for this kawaii scaled figure of Yoshino, the spirit with the shy personality in the anime series Date A Live (デート・ア・ライブ).  She is holding her giant rabbit angle in her right hand, and her base is design...

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