Japan’s fiscal year 2009 hardware/software sales + analysis

By Heath | March 31, 2010 at 7:14 am

The numbers are in, and Japan’s best-selling hardware and software (at least the top five) have been announced. The industry hauled in 549 billion yen from Japanese gamers from the end of March last year till just a few days ago. Here’s what brought in the biggest chunks of that cash.
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Atelier Judie scores on the low end of its series’ usual

By Heath | March 31, 2010 at 1:12 am

Atelier Judie gets marked 28/40 in Famitsu this week.
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Japanese software sales 3/15-3/21 (Famitsu)

By Heath | March 24, 2010 at 8:48 am

Here are the top sellers in Japan this week.
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This Week’s Famitsu Review Scores

By Heath | March 23, 2010 at 12:04 am

They might be the most useless in the industry, but they’re always amusing, so here are this week’s leaked scores
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Nerd news: Hamauzu leaves Square Enix

By Heath | January 20, 2010 at 7:30 am

Fans who know enough about games to have favorite game music composers (this writer and perhaps you, reader of obscure RPG website) will find it noteworthy that Masashi Hamauzu has left Square Enix, hot off the release of Final Fantasy XIII. No reasons for the departure were reported, but like other recent Square Enix quits, perhaps he felt his years at the company had been too linear, and he needed a new town.

NCsoft getting serious about Aion cheaters

By Heath | November 24, 2009 at 2:59 am

Following vocal player quittings and criticism, NCsoft is taking steps to crack down on bots and real-money item sellers.
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MMORPG developer Mythic downsized

By Heath | November 10, 2009 at 8:48 am

Electronic Arts-owned Mythic Entertainment, developer of MMORPGs such as Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer Online (ironically written about mere hours ago) saw a serious size decrease today. 
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EA Merges with itself

By Michael | June 25, 2009 at 10:44 am

In true EA business fashion it has merged with itself, combining two of its studios into one.  BioWare and Mythic studios have now been combined to form a large RPG/MMO studio.  This newly formed team will be led by Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder and general manager of BioWare.
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