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Mobile Casino and Technology Popularity Takes Off
Thursday, August 19, 2010
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Looking for the next best thing in internet casino? Check out mobile casinos and technology! Play your favourite casino games anytime and from anywhere you want!

Nintendo 3DS brought forward, 90% of people say meh…
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Read the full story Gaming | Japan 12:36 AM Yoshi Suzuki • Permalink
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It seems that Nintendo is more eager than we thought to show the world its extra-dimensional new handheld.

Classic DS title Dr Kawashima Brain Training hits the iPhone
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Read the full story Gaming | Wireless 11:18 PM JMLH • Permalink
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If we ever needed proof that the iPhone is becoming a serious gaming platform, then look no further than Namco Bandai and its introduction of the classic Dr Kawashima mental-agility games for the Apple hardware.

Bandai game helps single folk get hitched
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Read the full story Gaming | WTF? 11:33 PM JMLH • Permalink
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Bandai’s latest feeble attempt to revive its gaming fortunes at least has a little more humor than the cheap tat it usually peddles.

Iwata casts doubt on 2009 DSi arrival in rest of world
Saturday, October 04, 2008
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A day after the launch of the new DSi handheld, Nintendo’s cocksure president Satoru Iwata has cast some doubt on when the machine will be launched outside Japan.

Wiimote mashup with Google Maps creates Tokyo jogging sim
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Read the full story Gaming | Internet | Peripherals 12:49 AM JMLH • Permalink
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Fresh from his hack-tastic Wii Balance Board mashup with Google Maps Street View, Tokyo otaku supreme Ryo Katsuma has just dropped me a line to say he’s one-upped Nintendo with his own take on the dull-as-ditchwater Wii Fit.

Unboxing world’s first contactless wiimote charger
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Read the full story Gaming 01:20 AM JMLH • Permalink
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It’s not due to hit the stores until August 25, but Sanyo was good enough to send me its new Wiimote charger based on eneloop rechargeable batteries, so why not unbox the thing?

Wiimote battery pack shocker brings contactless charging
Friday, July 25, 2008
Read the full story Gaming 12:34 AM JMLH • Permalink
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We hinted at it yesterday, and can confirm today that Sanyo has become the first company to provide an officially licensed charger set for Nintendo’s Wiimote controller.

Teeny tiny software developer shows us its Android plans
Friday, June 20, 2008
Read the full story Gaming | Interviews | Wireless 03:02 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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Last month, one look at the work Japanese company Eitarosoft is doing with Android made it pretty obvious a closer inspection was in order before the fledgling big player hits the inaccessible heights of some of its current customers.

Electric TV scaffold helps gamers Wii standing up
Friday, March 07, 2008
Read the full story Gaming | Household | WTF? 09:52 AM JMLH • Permalink
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If you’re in Japan, a Wii fan and have ¥69,800 ($675) to spare, you might want to bung it towards the chuckle brothers who run Thanko, that great purveyor of all things ridiculous.

Year-end figures show massive growth in Japanese gaming
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Read the full story Gaming | Japan 06:42 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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To the surprise of no one, the just-revealed sales figures for games hardware and software in Japan last year underline what a massive 12 months it was for the industry as a whole and Nintendo in particular.

Nintendo to start DS Lite movie downloads
Friday, November 30, 2007
Read the full story Film, TV, manga & anime | Gaming | Video 08:22 AM JMLH • Permalink
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Although it beats the pants of the competition on the sales front, Nintendo’s DS Lite has never been anything more than a games machine, leading anyone interested in mobile media to opt for the PSP. Come March, however, that’s set to change with the launch of an official movie download service for the DS.

Magic carpet offers virtual ride to Second Life
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Read the full story Displays | Gaming | Internet | R&D | Video 08:18 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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As this latest piece of sci-fi-style research has appeared only in a rather traditional Japanese newspaper we haven’t been able to get many details yet, but thought we’d mention it in passing, as everyone loves a good yarn.

Sony delivers lighter PS2 and deeper red PSP
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
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Just in time for Christmas we have two new additions to the PlayStation line-up - a glowing red PSP and the redesigned PS2 we’ve been expecting for some months.

Developers fear Wii bubble to burst as Nintendo reaps all the rewards
Thursday, October 11, 2007
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Suggestions that the high-flying Nintendo Wii’s days at the top of the console sales charts may be numbered are beginning to look less ridiculous almost every day, as more people in the know come round to that point of view.

Wrestling machine snaps players' arms in two
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Read the full story Gaming | Japan | WTF? 07:31 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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In one of the most peculiar tech-related stories we’ve seen in recent weeks (not including satire, of course), a Japanese games company has recalled dozens of its arcade machines to stop them breaking players’ limbs.

New slim PSP battery arrives but has lower capacity
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Read the full story Gaming 09:29 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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With the new version of the PlayStation Portable less than a month away, Sony Japan has announced that it will sell a separate slimline battery for the handheld there.

Wii success making component suppliers rich
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
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The dominance of Nintendo’s Wii in the console market has been well documented as the company rides high on a wave of unprecedented profitability and popularity, but what of the other companies involved in the gaming phenom’s success?

It lives! Nintendo DS Lite motion-sensing game in the flesh

Looks like our tip last week about how Nintendo is really bringing Wii-like motion sensing to the DS Lite was correct and we have the photos to prove it after the jump.

Who'da thunk it? Nintendo's motion-sensing handheld is for real and on sale now
Thursday, August 09, 2007
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Just days after the world speculated that Nintendo might be bringing motion-sensitivity to the handheld gaming arena, we hear that the mystery device may well be a just-launched DS Lite add-on available now in Japan.

Sony puts Cell processor in next-gen supercomputer
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Read the full story Desktop PCs | Gaming | R&D 09:37 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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There has been plenty of talk about the power of the Cell processor at the heart of Sony’s PlayStation 3 since the chip project began in 2000, but precious little in the way of end results until today, when Sony announced a prototype computer board using the powerhouse processor.

Sony finally confirms PS3 price cut in US and 80GB model
Monday, July 09, 2007
Read the full story Gaming 05:29 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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In a move that surprises no one, Sony has finally admitted that the PlayStation 3 really is getting a price cut of $100 in the US. Moreover, the 80GB model that SCEA had previously said was going nowhere outside Korea is also due to hit North America next month.

Sony gears up for in-game advertising push as Nielsen tracks PS3
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Read the full story Gaming | Household 05:57 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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Numbers like $800 million, or even $2 billion, tend to focus the attention rather sharply, which is why - in a bid to better understand in-game advertising - Sony US is planning to allow TV-ratings company Nielsen to track the games its customers play.

PlaceEngine Wi-Fi mapping spreads wings beyond Sony
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Read the full story Gaming | GPS | Internet | Japan | Software | Wireless 05:41 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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Confirming the promise we saw in Sony’s GPS-shunning PlaceEngine application recently, comes the news that Japanese mapping giant Edia will use it in its next round of navigation software.

Nintendo rocks stock market, outperforms Sony for first time
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Read the full story Gaming | Japan 09:03 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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If you’re even just marginally into video games, you’ll know that Nintendo has been taking all the plaudits over the last year or two thanks to the runaway success of its DS handheld machines and the more-recent Wii console.

Beefed-up 80GB PS3 available now in Korea but who cares?
Monday, June 18, 2007
Read the full story Events | Gaming 09:29 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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So, the fabled 80GB PS3 has just launched in Korea and gamers worldwide are united in grumbling about how it ain’t fair they only got 60GB, well so what?

Collaborative mapping, Wi-Fi navigation come to PSP in Japan
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Read the full story Gaming | GPS 09:16 AM JMLH • Permalink
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Not long after looking down and out for the count in its battle for handheld supremacy, Sony’s PlayStation Portable continues to get better by gaining useful hardware and software. Last month we saw a GPS golf caddy for the PSP – this time it’s a high-spec update to a GPS navigator application for the device.

Sony will sell PlayStation Network Tickets at Japanese corner stores
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Read the full story Gaming | Japan 07:17 PM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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Sony Japan announced yesterday that it would make life a little easier for gamers wishing to use their PS3 consoles to buy and download online games and other content from the PlayStation Store by providing pre-paid cards exclusively for that purpose.

Sony’s Ken Kutaragi retires to pursue other ‘endeavors,’ including PS3 beater?
Friday, April 27, 2007
Read the full story Gaming 10:03 PM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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Five months after being moved upstairs at the Sony division responsible for the PlayStation, Ken Kutaragi – the console’s original inventor – has agreed to step down entirely.

Gundam game is first up for DoCoMo’s Wii-alike motion-sensing phones
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Read the full story Gaming | Toys | Wireless 01:29 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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When we brought you news on Japan’s latest feature-packed mobile phones yesterday we also promised to look into exactly how the new handsets will make use of their built-in gaming motion sensors.

DoCoMo’s 904i series phones might not be pretty but they sure are loaded
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Read the full story Gaming | Wireless 02:21 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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The announcement of new mobile phones in Japan is done like most everything else in that most efficient of nations – with precise timing. NTT DoCoMo’s latest wave of handsets was unveiled as expected this afternoon and it includes plenty of innovative technology, from motion sensors to IC credit cards.



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