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Converse to release Super Mario Bros All Star this summer in Japan

Man I can’t wait to get one of these ultra gorgeous Super Mario Borss All Star Converse! Schedule for a Japan Only launch this summer, these new All Star Converse has been made possible with the support of Nintendo for Mario’s 25th ann[...]
Converse to release Super Mario Bros All Star this summer in Japan
Converse to release Super Mario Bros All Star this summer in JapanConverse to release Super Mario Bros All Star this summer in Japan

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Nintendo drops Wii to $150, launches ‘Nintendo Selects’

Although the coming of the Project Cafe, Nintendo’s answer to a Wii successor coming in 2012, is certainly exciting news, today the company “dropped” some other great news. Starting May 15, the Nintendo Wii will be so[...]
Nintendo drops Wii to $150, launches ‘Nintendo Selects’

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Nintendo’s 3DS not living up to Iwata’s financial expectations

When Nintendo first released their 3DS back in February for the Japanese market and March for the US/EU market,  it picked up a good number of early adopters and console fanatics who just had to have it. Now, a couple of months later N[...]
Nintendo’s 3DS not living up to Iwata’s financial expectations

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‘Wii 2′ to be revealed at E3 in June, coming 2012

Early this morning Nintendo revealed that the successor to its popular Wii will be coming next year. There have been many rumors leading up to this, as it is also rumored that the new video game system will be codenamed Project Cafe, b[...]
‘Wii 2′ to be revealed at E3 in June, coming 2012

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Panasonic brings contactless “Eneloop” like Charge Pad solution in Japan

Sanyo being a Panasonic company now it is not surprising to see some of Sanyo’s assets being branded now Panasonic, today, it seems that Sanyo’s Amazing technology, the Eneloop battery will be proposed in a “contactless charging soluti[...]
Panasonic brings contactless “Eneloop” like Charge Pad solution in Japan
Panasonic brings contactless “Eneloop” like Charge Pad solution in JapanPanasonic brings contactless “Eneloop” like Charge Pad solution in JapanPanasonic brings contactless “Eneloop” like Charge Pad solution in JapanPanasonic brings contactless “Eneloop” like Charge Pad solution in JapanPanasonic brings contactless “Eneloop” like Charge Pad solution in Japan

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Club Nintendo Japan releases Giant Mii AR Card for 3DS

They did it! Yep you will finally have your own 1:1 Mii thanks to Nintendo exclusive Club Nintendo Giant AR Card! This huge 73x46cm card is in fact a double-sided AR card with oon one side your Giant Mii Character and on the other side[...]
Club Nintendo Japan releases Giant Mii AR Card for 3DS

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Pimp your iPhone4 with one of these Super Famicom like Cases

Only available via the Japanese Online Store Cover Me, the Cartridge Super Famicom cased for iPhone4 are the latest Hip here in Japan! Designed by METEOR, these cases just reproduced the back of Nintendo’s Super Famicom cartridge in or[...]
Pimp your iPhone4 with one of these Super Famicom like Cases
Pimp your iPhone4 with one of these Super Famicom like Cases

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Sanyo Eneloop’s Mobile Booster finally reaching the US of A!

And I am sure that our dear friend Aaron is behind this move! Finally after being introduced last summer in Japan, Sanyo’s amazing Eneloop Mobile Booster battery pack made is now available in the USA! Announced at $79.99, the KBC-L2 co[...]
Sanyo Eneloop’s Mobile Booster finally reaching the US of A!

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Nintendo 3DS landing early for some happy few in France

Nintendo will officially launch its 3DS in France and across Europe in a few days, but it seems that you can get yours early if you happen to have some connections…
Nintendo 3DS landing early for some happy few in France
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[Gadget Porn] Super Famicom innards

I must admit that I am quite of a curious guy in general, and when one of my gear happens to die, from either natural causes or due to some random accident, I always find time to open it up and check what was hiding beneath its plastic[...]
[Gadget Porn] Super Famicom innards
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The Future is NAO (Now). Kinect Controlled NAO Robot and Aldebaran’s Prototype charging station

This weekend I had the chance and opportunity to attend Aldebaran’s developer program meet-up in Tokyo and to check in the “Flesh” their awesome robot NAO. If you are a bit curious about Robotics I am sure that you have already heard a[...]
The Future is NAO (Now). Kinect Controlled NAO Robot and Aldebaran’s Prototype charging station
The Future is NAO (Now). Kinect Controlled NAO Robot and Aldebaran’s Prototype charging stationThe Future is NAO (Now). Kinect Controlled NAO Robot and Aldebaran’s Prototype charging stationThe Future is NAO (Now). Kinect Controlled NAO Robot and Aldebaran’s Prototype charging stationThe Future is NAO (Now). Kinect Controlled NAO Robot and Aldebaran’s Prototype charging stationThe Future is NAO (Now). Kinect Controlled NAO Robot and Aldebaran’s Prototype charging station

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Pimp your 3DS now with Irodori!

Keys Factory a Japanese manufacturer of accessories for Nintendo gaming devices, has introduce today in its Irodori line-up a new set of multicolor hard cover for the Nintendo 3DS. With 10 different lid cover and 10 different back cove[...]
Pimp your 3DS now with Irodori!

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Sega Toys unveils “Wappy Dog” your NDS new best friend

Behold Sega i-Dog younger brother Wappy Dog! Introduced in the US during the last Toy Fair 2011, Wappy Dog is born from the collaboration between Activision and Sega Toy in order to bring a little Robotic Toy capable to interact with a[...]
Sega Toys unveils “Wappy Dog” your NDS new best friend
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Touch! Double Sport, Bandai Namco new 3DS game with dual gesture

Bandai Namco has announced a new Game for the 3DS, Touch! Double Sport. Similar to Wii Sport, this new Touch! Double Sport features many mini-games like soccer, baseball, boxing, archery… Nothing special so far, until you discove[...]
Touch! Double Sport, Bandai Namco new 3DS game with dual gesture

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Protect Now your 3DS thanks to Elecom! Wait!? Now?!?!

Not yet available the 3DS already has its full series of protective pouch and set of screen protectors! So if you are planning in two weeks to queue-up like everybody else in Japan to get your dirty little hands on Nintendo’s lat[...]
Protect Now your 3DS thanks to Elecom! Wait!? Now?!?!
Protect Now your 3DS thanks to Elecom! Wait!? Now?!?!Protect Now your 3DS thanks to Elecom! Wait!? Now?!?!Protect Now your 3DS thanks to Elecom! Wait!? Now?!?!Protect Now your 3DS thanks to Elecom! Wait!? Now?!?!Protect Now your 3DS thanks to Elecom! Wait!? Now?!?!

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Will the 3DS be region-locked ?

It could be, according to an e-mail supposedly sent to an anxious customer by Nintendo. Crunchgear posted today the link to a Korean blog showing a screen cap of said e-mail. As far as I’m concerned, I’ll continue to have f[...]
Will the 3DS be region-locked ?
Will the 3DS be region-locked ?

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Wii FigureRobics… Finally a “Sexy” Wii Fit-like

Ok I won’t lie to you and don’t expect too much on this new Wii Fit-like fitness game, but at least this Wii FigureRobics front jacket is way sexier than everything we’ve seen so far. Released before Christmas in Japan, it’s not [...]
Wii FigureRobics… Finally a “Sexy” Wii Fit-like
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Nintendo World 2011, we played with the 3DS

This past weekend at the Makuhari Messe was held the Nintendo World 2011 convention, during which the now well-known 3DS, the brand’s latest portable gaming system, was unveiled. We at Akihabara News had no choice but to rise to the oc[...]
Nintendo World 2011, we played with the 3DS
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Zelda:Spirit Tracks Characters Now Available in Japanese Kinder Egg

Furuta Confectionary, a Japanese toy and sweets manufacturer and seller, has released a series of high-quality toys encased in plastic capsules encased in egg-shaped milk chocolate sweets every year since 1999 – including a wide [...]
Zelda:Spirit Tracks Characters Now Available in Japanese Kinder Egg
Zelda:Spirit Tracks Characters Now Available in Japanese Kinder EggZelda:Spirit Tracks Characters Now Available in Japanese Kinder EggZelda:Spirit Tracks Characters Now Available in Japanese Kinder Egg

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WebCrew Agency Inc. Announces Battery Charger With Those Chicks from That Game

Some of us would be embarrassed to be seen with anything that had the characters from Konami’s Nintendo DS “communication game Love Plus printed on it. WebCrew Agency Inc. has come through for those of us you fine with it, [...]
WebCrew Agency Inc. Announces Battery Charger With Those Chicks from That Game
WebCrew Agency Inc. Announces Battery Charger With Those Chicks from That GameWebCrew Agency Inc. Announces Battery Charger With Those Chicks from That GameWebCrew Agency Inc. Announces Battery Charger With Those Chicks from That GameWebCrew Agency Inc. Announces Battery Charger With Those Chicks from That GameWebCrew Agency Inc. Announces Battery Charger With Those Chicks from That Game

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Get your green or orange Nintendo DSi for Black Friday!

Nintendo has announced two new colors for the Nintendo DSi, available exclusively for Black Friday: bright orange and green. The limited-edition bundles include a green or orange Nintendo DSi and a game, Mario Party DS, for $149.99. Th[...]
Get your green or orange Nintendo DSi for Black Friday!
Get your green or orange Nintendo DSi for Black Friday!Get your green or orange Nintendo DSi for Black Friday!Get your green or orange Nintendo DSi for Black Friday!Get your green or orange Nintendo DSi for Black Friday!

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[Hands On] Sharp’s 3D Smartphones, the Future is now in your pocket!

Sharp held a press conference for its new cell phones and mobile devices today at Tokyo Midtown, in Akasaka, Tokyo. The main presentation primarily introduced their five smartphones on the three cell carriers here in Japan, and their p[...]
[Hands On] Sharp’s 3D Smartphones, the Future is now in your pocket!
[Hands On] Sharp’s 3D Smartphones, the Future is now in your pocket![Hands On] Sharp’s 3D Smartphones, the Future is now in your pocket![Hands On] Sharp’s 3D Smartphones, the Future is now in your pocket![Hands On] Sharp’s 3D Smartphones, the Future is now in your pocket![Hands On] Sharp’s 3D Smartphones, the Future is now in your pocket!

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