Dandy classic: Western games on the Japanese annual sales charts

We who have read game news sites or found our ways onto game forums, keep hearing about a number of doomsays. According to the general consensus that roamed in the West a few years ago, home consoles no longer exist in Japan, mobile games are eating their minds, and their downtown apartments are too small to hold a TV bench of any decent size. You also very rarely see games without Japanese names on the weekly Top 10 sales lists.

But Western games are notcompletely non-existent there. It’s just extremely few Western franchises who has done it Big in Japan, which as you can imagine, is infinitely easier for rock artists than for video game producers, and only a handful of Western game series has accomplished this feat. In the Tour de France bicycle race, a white jersey is given to the best overall rider who is below age 25, which is a range of cyclists who rarely contend the yellow and red-dotted jerseys. So I say, let us make something similar… but for Western games in Japan, who find themselves at a heavy disadvantage. We will start at 2002. Continue reading “Dandy classic: Western games on the Japanese annual sales charts”

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Dandy classic: Western games on the Japanese annual sales charts

Dandy classic: Free Voice of Equestria — Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 3000

No, wait, it was 6000. Twilight’s softcover-based memories aren’t all that reliable. Also, she never tasted the cider herself.

SSCS6K, is an episode has oftentimes been assumed to be a lesson about general economics, alcoholism, and how the frauds were revealed in the end. But there are problems popping up with those lessons once you look at it from an industrial-age, fair-competition, progressive angle. And those problems are big enough that it places SSCS6K among the very worst episodes of Friendship is Magic, and it even manages to paint the Mane 6 as straight-out evil. And before you ask, yes, almost all of this article is straight-forward. This is not satire, nor does it exaggerate wildly as per the recent Nostalgia Critic-style. And so the ordeal begins…

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Dandy classic: Free Voice of Equestria — Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 3000

Dandy classic: How to add old TrackMania themes to the newer games

So you liked the music tracks in TrackMania Original, and/or the vocal music in TrackMania Sunrise. Perhaps you got used to TrackMania United’s music after a while, but want to relive those glorious©©™© early 2000′s days? Then this will be your ticket to the heavens.

This method requires at a minimum, 1 copy of any TrackMania game out there except for the Nintendo and Turbo games, and 1 copy of any TrackMania game from United onwards. If you’re using TrackMania Original, you will also need Audacity. Since the guide makes use of bought copies of both games, it is believed not to encourage piracy. Let’s dive into the guide, shall we?

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Dandy classic: How to add old TrackMania themes to the newer games

Hana Züki — The long history

In those last few months, there seems to have been a few pieces of news at conventions, about Hasbro making a brand-new preschool cartoon called Hana Züki Full of Treasures. At the current moment, only a poster for it has been published, with the promise of a Spring 2017 American release through an unstated channel or service.

However, the story of Hana Züki begins many years ago, in 2005, as a long history about brands, copyrights and acquisitions, are about to unfold before our eyes…

(Note 1: WordPress seemingly does not allow combining diacritics, so it pains me illogically much that I am unable to write the title as it should be, with umlauts over both the N and the U.)

(Note 2: The article will probably continue to be updated in the hours following its original upload.)

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Hana Züki — The long history