Tamagotchi On gives other regions a chance at an updated experience

Something major has happened outside of Japan. Bandai has decided to take a chance on one of its high end models in other regions. The Tamagotchi Meets and Some model, which appeared in Japan and Korea in 2018, has come to North America as Tamagotchi On. This is, well, monumental for people in other regions. Past Tamagotchis have been the more basic models, with the 2014 and 2015 Tamagotchi Friends models being black and white variants with NFC and skill systems. However, we missed out on more involved full-color models, even the Tamagotchi iD L that was released in English. Tamagotchi On is an opportunity to experience a lot of new features, those some feel like first steps into the future.

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The Megami Device Bullet Knights Lancer goes big when she goes (to your) home

When it comes to model kits, people tend to think of Bandai. After all, the company is not only responsible for Gunpla, but also Dragon Ball Z, Doraemon, Sgt. Frog and Star Wars ones. However, Kotobukiya is gradually building a name for itself. This is especially true when it comes to its Megami Device line. These kits have been appearing since 2016 and giving people a chance to build models of women who have modular construction, are incredibly articulated and are compatible with the company’s Frame Arms Girls and even some Gunpla parts. These have been getting more elaborate as time goes on, and the Megami Device Bullet Knights Lancer is one that takes things to a new level.

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The HGBD Mobile Doll Sarah Build Divers kit is a perfect starting Gunpla

People who love import video games will eventually find themselves introduced to the world of Gundam. The series has received multiple adaptations and spin-offs, such as Gundam Breaker 3, SD Gundam Gashapon Wars and Super Robot Wars V. This might also get people thinking, "Maybe I should try building my own Gunpla." For those worried about wading in, it’s time to meet Mobile Doll Sarah.

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How to get into Japanese rock and pop by listening to Tales series music

Lots of great Japanese games have major Japanese rock and pop singers providing the theme songs for them. The Final Fantasy series had Gackt providing “Redemption” for Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus and Hikaru Utada always provides the theme song for each Kingdom Hearts game. But if there is one series that reliably brings out the best singers and songs, it is Bandai Namco’s Tales series. It routinely brings the bangers.

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The Gudetama Tamagotchi perfectly captures the character’s personality

Something unexpected happened as 2018 came to an end. Brace yourselves, because an odd Tamagotchi was released outside of Japan. A year after its Japanese debut, the Gudetama Tamagotchi ended up getting an English release in North America. This is simultaneously odd and novel, which means we are going to look over what this strange little device is and why it is such a cool thing to have.

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What to expect from the Retro-bit GoRetro Portable

Gaming has reached an age where people are getting unprecedented access to import games. Newer titles are becoming easier to acquire, thanks to the removal of region-blocks. Older games are being picked up and localized. One company, Retro-bit, is releasing plug-and-play systems and compilation cartridges with NES and SNES games that include some titles that never received an official release outside of Japan. One of the latest is the Retro-bit GoRetro Portable, a Game Boy-inspired handheld that runs on four AAA batteries and plays an assortment of titles that either were on the NES or would have been at home on the system.

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Let’s look at Atlus’ and Sega’s Purikura adventures

Back in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, Atlus was involved in a venture you wouldn’t expect. The company was a part of the Print Club fad. Though, you might recognize it as Purikura. This was a sensation where you popped into a photo booth, took some pictures, then added frames, words and accents to little pictures that would print out on stickers. (People who played Yakuza Kiwami may remember the Purikura photo booths!) It was a big deal at the time, but do you know how far it really went? Let’s review!

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