Valve’s not allowing all dating sims Steam trading cards

It’s an issue that’s come to a head ever since the controversial HuniePop was released, but isn’t the problem you think it is. HuniePop, a censored, adult game, gives people Steam trading cards as they play. However, other censored dating sims, like Nekopara Vol. 1. A disparity has come to light, one that shouldn’t exist more »


Controversial Seduce Me game hits the internet

Seduce Me, the indie game deemed too hot for the Steam Greenlight process, is now a real thing you can buy and play. No Reply Games figures they don’t need the most popular digital video game distributor on their side to be successful. It’s decided that it will do just fine selling it through their more »

Japan Import: Fate/stay night Realta Nua coming to Vitas

Here’s some news that should please people who own a Vita and are fluent in Japanese. Fate/stay night, one of the biggest and most well known visual novels, is headed to the Vita. Granted, it’s just a port of the PS2 release Fate/stay night Realta Nua, but it’s still cause for celebration. I mean, it’s more »

Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2 for PS3

If you like Japanese style role-playing games, pretty girls and crazy over-the-top particle effects wrapped in a wacky story that both parodies and pokes fun at the game industry, then Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2 is right up your alley.

Japan Import: New Love Plus girls email you if you pay Konami

Japanese gamers are crazy for Love Plus. While some of the more ludicrous stories we hear about adventures with the game, where players take the virtual girlfriends on vacations or celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, are likely cries for attention or manufactured publicity stunts, the series has remained a best seller and people are even willing more »

Important Importables Review: Katawa Shoujo for Windows, Mac, Linux

Title: Katawa Shoujo Price: Free System(s): Windows, Mac, Linux Release Date: January 4, 2012 Publisher (Developer): Four Leaf Studios (Four Leaf Studios) ESRB Rating: N/A, 18 and over since it does have adult content, sexual situations and smoking. Pros: Realistic storylines and depictions of relationships, detailed character art, doesn’t in any way make fun of more »

Important Importables: Fate/stay night and its offshoots

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Fate/Extra for PSP
With visual novels suddenly starting to appear more often outside of Japan and Aksys’ latest risk undertaking the translation and localization of Fate/Extra, it seems like a good time to look at one of the best known and most popular visual novels out there, Type-Moon’s Fate/stay night. This first commercial already famous doujin creators of Tsukihime managed to be such a success, despite its original release as an adult bishojo game, that it ended up crossing over and becoming an all-ages hit, as well as inspiring a manga, anime, light novels and additional games….

New York Comic Con 2011: Cosplay photo gallery

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No convention would be complete without its fair share of cosplayers and the 2011 New York Comic Con was no exception.

There were characters ranging from popular superheroes, video game characters, anime heroes, and some sci-fi characters.

There was also a lot of Adventure Time, although the photos I took of those characters didn’t turn out too well.

Here’s a collection of the best cosplay photos I was able to take in between waiting in line for panels, panels and waiting in line for video game demos.

Important Importables: Type-Moon

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Fate/stay nightType-Moon is really pretty inspiring. The company started small, with two devoted people who loved what they were doing and wanted to share it with others. That dream lead to the indie developers becoming a major commercial force, creating products and original properties that inspired all kinds of sequels and offshoots. While the original games were adult-only products, most of the follow ups are appropriate for all audiences. In fact, two of the games inspired by its popular Fate/ series, Fate/unlimited codes and Fate/Extra, are available in English on North American PSPs…

Important Importables: 5pb

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Memories Off 6 T-wave 5pb iPhone iPad iPod Touch
Last week, when Important Importables talked about visual novels you could get for your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, the publisher 5pb came up quite often. That’s because it’s quite well known for a number of its VN series, some of which are starting to find fame outside Japan despite never being released in English. Not to mention, Important Importables reviewed a 5pb PSP game a while back. It seemed like a good time to look into what that particular company is about. Especially since they might not be around for much longer. Cue the ominous music…


Japan Import: Suikoden series returns as a dating sim

Doki Doki Suikoden April Fools Logo ♪どきどきすいこでん♪There’s some bad news if you’ve been waiting for a new Suikoden game. Konami and Irem have just announced one, but it isn’t the Suikoden you’ve been waiting for. Instead of being an RPG where you battle bad guys and collect 108 characters to aid you in your fight, it’s a dating sim called Doki Doki Suikoden. Better yet, a PSP dating sim inspired by an April Fool’s prank from 2001…

TGS 2010: Microsoft’s booth will have Xbox 360, Xbox Live and Kinect games

Fable IIIThe 2010 Tokyo Game Show is this weekend and Microsoft is ready to let everyone know what to expect from them. The company’s opened it’s TGS website and revealed pretty much every game it’ll have on display at it’s booth. As you can guess, there are lots of Kinect titles. There are also a lot of games from third party publishers to show what Xbox 360 owners can expect to see in 2010 and 2011.

Here’s Microsoft’s full booth lineup. All 48 games are for the Xbox 360, of course, and I’ll indicate which ones are Kinect-exclusive and Xbox Live Arcade games…