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Massive Super Nintendo World park Donkey Kong expansion confirmed

Massive Super Nintendo World park Donkey Kong expansion confirmed

For the lucky limited population of people in the world able to attend Universal Studios Japan's Super Nintendo World right now - there's good news. Super Nintendo World Universal Studios Japan has confirmed what we've suspected for months - Donkey Kong incoming!

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IKEA x ASUS ROG gaming gear ready for USA release date

IKEA x ASUS ROG gaming gear ready for USA release date

The full IKEA x ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) gaming product line is finally ready for a release date in October of 2021. This collection of accessories, lighting, and furniture was partially revealed earlier this year with a February preview, including everything from desks to LED strips to mouse USB bungee and a wooden hand to hold your headphones. Products will launch a variety of named families, each a part of the gaming accessory and furniture universe.

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Google Pixel 6 inspires official bags of chips

Google Pixel 6 inspires official bags of chips

Google is pumping up the message in Japan with official bags of chips in a variety of colors. The chips in each bag are (quite likely) the same flavor, regardless of the color you get, just like the Google Pixel 6. Regardless of the casing you get, the Google Pixel 6 will be the same experience. The differences will be between the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro - but the chips come first.

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New PlayStation 5 released: What’s different?

New PlayStation 5 released: What’s different?

Today we're taking a look at some of the discoveries made inside the new version of the Sony PS5. The first one's sold so extremely well that it's STILL difficult to find one in stock in stores around the world. Now, here at the tail end of September 2021, Sony has a new version of the console out in some markets with some significant changes inside.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony had a video game surprise

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony had a video game surprise

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics have officially kicked off, albeit a year late and without live spectators. Gamers who watched the Opening Ceremony of the event and the Parade of Nations were greeted by something they probably weren't expecting: a soundtrack filled with video game music. Many took to Twitter to call out songs they were familiar with as tracks from games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Dragon Quest played during the event.

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New data on nighttime weather on Venus gathered using infrared sensors

New data on nighttime weather on Venus gathered using infrared sensors

Astronomers have been studying various planets in our solar system for generations. While modern scientific instruments and telescopes have given us detailed information on planets, such as Venus, some aspects of planets in our social system have remained a mystery. One example is nighttime weather on Venus.

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Japan breaks Internet speed record with 319 Tbps figure

Japan breaks Internet speed record with 319 Tbps figure

The need for speed on the Internet has never been greater than before, and not just because of video streaming or game streaming. From mass video conferences to real-time collaboration on a multimedia project, much of today's society has become dependent on the Internet. While network operators and carriers push 5G and WiFi 6 forward, computer scientists and engineers are setting their sights on even bigger numbers, numbers for which Japan's National Institute of Information and Communication Technology or NICT just set a record.

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Tokyo Olympics 2021 ban spectators over COVID-19 state of emergency

Tokyo Olympics 2021 ban spectators over COVID-19 state of emergency

No spectators will be allowed at the Tokyo Olympic Games, the latest twist in the 2021 saga as Japan puts its capital city back into lockdown. The Government of Japan has announced a new state of emergency in Tokyo amid rising COVID-19 cases, with a big impact on how the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be held.

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Pokemon company gets weird with it for Bidoof Day 2021

Pokemon company gets weird with it for Bidoof Day 2021

Today is a Pokemon Company-invented special holiday called Bidoof Day. This is the first year where The Pokemon Company has suggested that it is a holiday, and it won't likely be the last. Given the seemingly-endless array of Pokemon that now exist in the Pokemon universe here in 2021, one could ask: Will The Pokemon Company assign a Pokemon to every single day of the year, starting on July 1 with Bidoof?

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Evangelion:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME release date set on Amazon Prime Video

Evangelion:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME release date set on Amazon Prime Video

There's a release date for the highest-grossing film of the Evangelion franchise now with Amazon Prime Video. This movie was first released on March 8, 2021 in theaters in Japan. It was then given an updated release version with the title Evangelion:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME on June 12, 2021. It is that version that we'll see appear on Amazon Prime in the very near future. This new version of the film has "updated cuts" of a variety of scenes.

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Anker Nebula may finally make Android TV too cheap to ignore

Anker Nebula may finally make Android TV too cheap to ignore

The year 2021 may finally be the year that Google made their smart TV platform too affordable to avoid. The Google Chromecast with Google TV is already $50 - a highly reasonable price for what it delivers. But Anker is the sort of company that's positioned to deliver just-good-enough products at low-as-possible prices. With the Anker Nebula 4K Streaming Dongle, the company may get that Google TV experience - starting with an Android TV experience - down to a price that can compete with Amazon's Fire TV.

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Sharp Aquos R6 smartphone release will make you wish you lived in Japan

Sharp Aquos R6 smartphone release will make you wish you lived in Japan

The Sharp Aquos R6 was revealed today with a set of features that make the rest of the smartphone world look silly. The Aquos R6 works with a 6.6-inch WUXGA+ IGZO OLED display with Dolby Vision, 2000 nit brightness, and the ability to reach up to 240 frames per second (image refresh rate). This device was co-engineered with Leica, which means we've got some intense camera power in the mix, too.

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