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Mega Metagross confirmed for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Mega Metagross confirmed for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

This month’s Coro Coro magazine from Shogakukan has produced the newest Pokemon for the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire releases: Mega Metagross! This Mega evolution is only the latest in a number of Megas revealed for this title, bringing the heat on both Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS this Winter.

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Dragon Quest X on Nintendo 3DS to use streaming tech

Dragon Quest X on Nintendo 3DS to use streaming tech

Fans of the Dragon Quest franchise in Japan will probably have mixed feelings about the arrival of the latest title on Nintendo's 3DS handheld. While Dragon Quest X, also known as Dragon Quest X Online or DQXO, is known for being a semi-online game, on the 3DS it will become fully online, because, instead of running off a cartridge or internal memory, the game will be completely streamed to the handheld instead.

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VAIO Inc opens up shop with three new laptops

VAIO Inc opens up shop with three new laptops

VAIO laptops are back, but they're not your grandfather's VAIO, so to speak. But even with new management, a new brand of its own, and the absence of Sony, VAIO's new laptop models, two new VAIO Pros and a new VAIO Fit, won't be giving you any form of culture shock, as they unabashedly look exactly like your grandfather's VAIO.

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Toyota FCV Sedan gets a photo op, launch date and price

Toyota FCV Sedan gets a photo op, launch date and price

Last year, we came across Toyota's "eco-friendly" car, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle (FCV) that was set to launch 2014. It's 2014 now, and the car maker is unveiling this FCV's shiny exterior to the public and announcing how much it will cost Japanese buyers to get one when it does really launch next year.

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Japan’s new robot newscaster cruises the uncanny valley

Japan’s new robot newscaster cruises the uncanny valley

Robots are all after our jobs! If you're not convinced entirely yet, then Japan's latest technological marvel just might. Japanese scientists have revealed to the public a new kind of eerily human-looking android that will be announcing news, arriving in real-time, in near pitch-perfect and fluent Japanese.

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Godzilla 2014 vs US Air Force: real talk

Godzilla 2014 vs US Air Force: real talk

Godzilla is nearly at our doorstep. In less than a week, Godzilla’s 2014 big-screen movie will be bringing mayhem to the world. Understandably, the folks at Air & Space with the Smithsonian decided it’d make far more sense to speak about the film with the United States Air Force than the filmmakers - not about the film, but about Godzilla himself.

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Xbox One launches in Japan in September

Xbox One launches in Japan in September

Microsoft has announced that gamers in Japan will get the Xbox One this coming September, leaving a long summer to be spent toiling away with the Xbox 360. According to the company's Japanese division, the next-generation console will be hitting shelves on September 4.

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Japan mobiles to receive email warning terror alerts and more

Japan mobiles to receive email warning terror alerts and more

Ever since the Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster that struck Japan in 2011, the authorities have been actively carrying out mock tweet-evacuation-drills and sending alerts to citizens using modern day technology. From April 1st, the Japanese Fire and Disaster Management Agency will be implementing a new system that will automatically send out email alerts to mobile phones, regarding any ballistic missile launches, terror attacks and other eventualities.

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Hulu sells Japan business to Nippon TV

Hulu sells Japan business to Nippon TV

Three years, 50 partners, and 13,000 Japanese media assets later, Hulu is drawing one chapter of its international venture to a close. Though the video streaming service isn't exactly withdrawing from the Japanese market, it will be handing off bulk of the responsibility of running things over to the Nippon Television Network Corporation, more popularly known as Nippon TV.

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“X-Men: Days of Future Past” makes international TV debut in Japan

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” makes international TV debut in Japan

X-Men: Days of Future Past has made its international television spot debut in Japan, where a rather basic teaser trailer was aired with quick flashes of action shots and the main characters in various states of action. It is short and sweet, and while not lending itself towards expounding on the plot, it does give a look at this summer's upcoming movie at break-neck speed.

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Subaru Forester joins forces with disturbing “Attack on Titan” series

Subaru Forester joins forces with disturbing “Attack on Titan” series

There's an advertising spot appearing this week for the Subaru Forester which utilizes the mortifyingly strange "Attack on Titan" series as nightmare fuel for its "Confidence in Motion" campaign. We'll certainly be feeling a bit more safe in our own Subarus after this, but what we're also seeing here is the possibility for a real-deal "Attack on Titan" film. Such a move wouldn't be unprecedented.

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Real “Pacifist Sword” sakabato discovered, studied in Japan

Real “Pacifist Sword” sakabato discovered, studied in Japan

According to the Anime (and Manga) Rurouni Kenshin, there's a mythical sword by the name of "sakabato" out there in the wild, one made only for the warrior most dedicated to pacifism. With the blade cut into the back side of the curve in this katana rather than the front, it's only as a final resort that the warrior takes to cutting their opponent. A real-life version of a sword just like this has been discovered in a family storage cellar in Japan this week.

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