Nintendo Switch Sports’ new Bird Body has fans captivated by its figure

The visual design of Nintendo Switch Sports' new Bird Body seems to have captivated a number of players. This body type is characterized by a vivid green color scheme and long, slim legs.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet official Tera Type icons chart released for confused players

The official Japanese Pokémon Twitter account has released a reference chart for Tera Type icons in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Love Live! School Idol Festival to end service after nearly 10 years

KLab has announced that smartphone game Love Live! School Idol Festival will end service on March 31, 2023 (JST). The first live broadcast for the sequel is scheduled for February 2 and will include an important announcement.

Japan’s Barbie-like doll dresses up as Super Mario in a new collab

A new Super Mario version of Takara Tomy's popular dress-up doll Licca-chan has been announced. Licca-chan has previously been part of a wide range of collaborations, but the Super Mario collaboration still manages to stand out as a particularly unique one.

Koei Tecmo won’t be accepting Valentine’s Day gifts from fans this year

Koei Tecmo Games announced that they will not be accepting Valentine’s Day or White Day gifts this year. For those not in the know, the announcement may seem odd, but there’s a good reason for it.

Here’s some “useless video game knowledge” shared by gamers online

Tweets sharing obscure and interesting video game facts have been circulating on Twitter. Some examples include a Sonic hedgehog protein & turning Luigi's jewels into coins.

Square Enix asks fans which Team Asano remake/remaster should be next

Square Enix is holding a survey in Japan regarding future titles by Team Asano, the development team behind HD-2D games like Octopath Traveler, Triangle Strategy, and Live a Live.

Tango Gameworks’ Hi-Fi RUSH is off to a great start on Steam after its surprise release

Tango Gameworks' rhythm-action game Hi-Fi RUSH has enjoyed an excellent start, attaining an Overwhelmingly Positive status on Steam only 24 hours or so after it launched. 

AI VTuber Neuro-sama is back from its Twitch ban and acting as strange as ever

AI VTuber Neuro-sama has been reinstated after its ban from Twitch and is already back to riling up fans with its odd speech and behavior.

Koei Tecmo takes action against Dead or Alive body pillow seller

A man in Japan has been referred to prosecutors after it was found that he possessed unauthorized body pillow covers featuring characters from the Dead or Alive series with the intention of selling them.

Mahjong Soul player sends death threat to the publisher in frustration over losses

Mahjong Soul player in Japan sends death threat to the publisher Yostar in frustration over losses. The student had been losing over and over at Mahjong Soul and sent the death threat in retaliation.

Steam’s lowest rated game bills players daily despite being a monthly subscription

There appears to be a major problem with O2Jam Online's song subscription service. Despite being a monthly subscription, there have been reports from a number of users claiming that they are being charged every day.

Fire Emblem Engage: A false rumor spreads about a Kansai dialect option in Japan

An odd rumor regarding Fire Emblem Engage recently began spreading online in Japan. It stated that there was an additional option within the Japanese language settings to change them to the Kansai dialect, a regional dialect common in western Japan. The rumor is false and no such option exists.

Nintendo Switch games with misleading screenshots removed from sale

Four games including Real Car Driving Simulator & Parking 2022 Games were removed from the eShop. Each of these games had deceptive screenshots that were not representative of actual gameplay.

Dead Space 2 can finally be purchased in Japan 12 years after release

Dead Space 2 had been region locked for 12 years in Japan, but the game can finally be purchased in the country. Anyone who pre-orders the new remake of Dead Space on Steam will receive Dead Space 2 as a pre-order bonus.

Splatoon 3: Triple Inkstrike buff might make it actually useful

Splatoon 3 was recently updated to Ver. 2.1.0 and brought with it a buff to the Triple Inkstrike special weapon that has grabbed the attention of the community.

Splatoon 3’s latest update makes the Tacticooler a new favorite in Japan

With Splatoon 3’s latest Ver. 2.1.0 update, a build consisting of the N-ZAP '85 equipped with the Tacticooler and Respawn Punisher gear ability has been gaining popularity in Japan.

O2Jam Online has a disastrous Steam launch with just 4% approval rate

O2Jam, a rhythm game that originally ended service in 2012, has been revived as O2Jam Online and released on Steam as a free-to-play title. However, the game currently has an Overwhelmingly Negative (4% approval rate) review status on the platform.

Ex-Bandai Namco employee embezzled $4.6 million by selling the company’s mobile devices

Former Bandai Namco employee embezzled 600 million yen (around $4.6 million) by selling the company's mobile devices without Bandai Namco's permission. The company has filed a civil lawsuit against the former employee.

Bright Memory: Infinite adds partial 3rd-person mode that lets you see the costumes in action

Bright Memory: Infinite adds partial 3rd-person mode (Perspective-assist mode) that lets you enjoy the protagonist Shelia's costumes more than before.

Fish Play Pokémon Violet… And do some shopping on the eShop

Mutekimaru Channel, a YouTube channel known for its Fish Play Pokémon live stream series, has been drawing attention after a strange mishap involving the fish spending money on the Nintendo eShop.

Splatoon 3’s Ver. 2.1.0 buffs a number of special weapons

Splatoon 3’s Ver. 2.1.0 update brings buffs for a number of weapons to the game. Especially the Dynamo Roller.
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