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4:00 PM on 01.09.2015

PSA: Anime is the name of Steam's weekend game sale

Of all the geeky trends people took note of in 2014, one of the least appreciated is the Japanese gaming industry's growing embrace of indie development and global digital distribution. Sure, it's been happening for the last ...

Josh Tolentino



Celebrate Moe Day with MangaGamer! photo
Celebrate Moe Day with MangaGamer!
by Josh Tolentino

October 10th is a special day for fans of moe and puns, because today is Moe Day! Why, you ask? Well, the Kanji characters for "October 10th" (十月十日) just so happen to line up just right to spell the Kanji character for "Moe" (萌). That makes it a perfect day to celebrate all things moe.

MangaGamer gets the idea, and is holding a "Moe Day" 24-hour sale, starting right now and ending at 11:59PM EST. They've got a raftload of their most popular visual novels and dating sims, including the Shuffle! series, Da Capo!, Kira Kira, Edelweiss, and others, all at half off. 

Check out the full list of sale titles below, or visit their site to pick up that VN you've had your eye on! 

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PSA: Dragon's Crown free, more discounts on PSN Sale photo
PSA: Dragon's Crown free, more discounts on PSN Sale
by Josh Tolentino

It's not every day that you can get a bunch of good deals on a cool games, and that day has come if you're the type to buy things on PlayStation platforms. Both versions of Atlus' excellent Dragon's Crown are free to members of PS Plus, and you can get them right now.

In addition, a raftload of sweet Japanese games has also hit the budget bins, starting with a price drop for Metal Gear Rising Revengeance and discounts on the Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remastered bundle and the Final Fantasy XIII sequels. PSP and PS1 Classics are also rife with sales, including Chrono Cross and Chrono Trigger, Front Mission 3, Growlanser, Knights in the Nightmare, and the PSP Persona games.

Considering how many JRPGs and tactical games are in the array this month, that's at least several hundred hours of play for relatively little pay. Might be time to consider a purchase if your wallet's tight this summer. Check out the full list (non-Japanese games included) over at the PlayStation blog.

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7:00 PM on 12.03.2013

Aksys Games holds digital holiday sale

You've got to keep a close eye on the folks over at Aksys Games. When they're not busy trying to raise money to help Typhoon Haiyan victims, they're holding a sale on digital titles in honor of the holiday season. The sa...

Karen Mead


6:00 PM on 11.11.2013

PSA: PlayStation Vita hardware on sale at Radio Shack

Hey, North Americans, I hear you're getting a PlayStation 4 soon! You know what would be a good companion machine for that monster? A PlayStation Vita! At least, Sony and Radio Shack seem to think so. Sony's done its part by ...

Josh Tolentino



Japanese games star in the next PS Vita sale photo
Japanese games star in the next PS Vita sale
by Josh Tolentino

Hey, you know what's cool? Games from Japan for the PS Vita! You know what else is cool? Not paying a lot for videogames! It just so happens that Sony agrees with me, and has decided that for the next fortnight or so, you won't have to pay a lot for a whole bunch of Japanese games on the PS Vita. Huzzah! 

Starting...well, a couple of days ago, a veritable host of the Vita's top wares go on sale via the PlayStation Network, and will go even more on sale if you've got PS Plus. Gravity Rush, one of the platform's best games to date, is even free as part of the PS Plus instant game collection. Other hot bangers like Soul Sacrifice, Atelier Totori Plus, and Street Fighter X Tekken are on sale, too. 

And on the week of the 20th, you can pair your copy of Dragon's Crown with Vanillaware's other Vita game, Muramasa Rebirth, along with the likes of Ragnarok Odyssey and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

That's a lot of games, and it's not even the full list (you can check that out below). So, Vita owners, see anything you like?

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7:00 PM on 07.09.2013

SMT IV gets an offer that gives you back part of yo yens

First I would like to say that Atlus has officially become my number one waifu, since they have teamed up with Nintendo to create an offer that's too good to be true. Starting July 16th, people who register Shin Megami Tensei...

Salvador GRodiles



PSA: Persona and other Atlus titles on sale for Euro PSN photo
PSA: Persona and other Atlus titles on sale for Euro PSN
by Josh Tolentino

Are you a fan of deals? Sure you are! That's why Atlus is offering those of you European deal-lovers that also happen to be game-lovers a deal...on games. Atlus-published ones. On the PlayStation Network. 

From now until February 1st, 2013, four Atlus-published games will be going for a cool 50% off on the European PSN store. The games themselves range from the PSP rerelease of Persona, to the irreverent historical boulder-roller Rock of Ages, to the lovely three-way co-op platformer Trine 2, to Droplitz, which is a puzzle game with a funny name.*

Not a bad spread overall, especially for folks looking to pick up Persona or Trine 2 on the cheap. Even if you're not European, but have a European PSN account, you may want to look it up. 

*Can you guess which of these four I've never actually played?

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3:00 PM on 11.21.2012

Get your shopping on with pre-Black Friday sales

Looking to spend all that holiday gift money on your friends yourself? Well, here's a chance to blow everything you've got left after that Criterion sale earlier this month. Right now, there are three big sales going on: FUNi...

Brad Rice

6:00 PM on 08.01.2012

PSA: Buy a PS Vita from Amazon, get Gravity Rush

In case you've been on the fence about getting yourself a PS Vita, a new Amazon offer might just help your decision. Buying a PS Vita, be it the 3G/Wi-Fi bundle or the regular Wi-Fi only model, will net you not only the handh...

Josh Tolentino

7:00 PM on 11.28.2011

PSA: RightStuf begins its 12 Days of Savings

In this case the "S" in "PSA" means SWEET DEALS. Preeminent anime retailer RightStuf has begun its "12 Days of Savings" mega-sale. In fact, the whole sale will be going on for longer than twelve days, lasting through December...

Josh Tolentino





8:50 AM on 11.28.2011

Hurry and buy: Persona 2, Fate/Extra are lightning deals

You've got less than half an hour left (as of 0850 PST)! And it's over! Fate/Extra (Regular and Limited) and Persona 2 are going for $20, $30, and $20, respectively.  Go!

Josh Tolentino