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The U.S offered the Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft a home field advantage and it was able to use popular sci-fi shooting game "Halo" and online service Xbox Live to power past Sony. As a result, "first-person shooter" essentially became shorthand for Microsoft's gaming machine.
In Europe, however, Microsoft struggled. Thanks to good games from Sony's European studios and a classy brand image, Sony has long had a stronghold in Europe, with more PS3s being sold there than the U.S. The Xbox could never really compete against Sony or Nintendo's consoles in Japan, either. And last month Microsoft did something that won't exactly help that position: It announced that it will not be attending this year's Tokyo Game Show.
The suicide last week of the president of the Yellow Cab talent agency is a sign of the turbulent times facing the gravure industry, reports Yukan Fuji (June 30).
Takanori Obenata, 58, was found hanged the afternoon of June 28 at the company’s offices in the Minami Aoyama district of Minato Ward. He discovered hanging from a necktie and vinyl cord in an office toilet by a staff member at approximately 3:20 p.m. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Financial trouble could have been a factor. “He started having money problems about two years ago,” says an acquaintance. “He accumulated a debt of five hundred million yen.”
J&A treat the image of their talents seriously. Amongst the fans, the co-starring NG list is famous but it seems the agency has come up with a new NG list. A friends NG list. Is it a side-effect of the Jin and Meisa shotgun marriage? And what have the people on the list done to have such wrath be casted upon them?
Recently, sources have claimed that J&A has made a friends NG list and gave them to the key tv stations and their production staff. It seemed to have caused a lot of grief amongst the people involved in production and casting of future projects.
“Until now, all they had to care about was the co-starring NG list, but now there’s another list to worry about. It caused a lot of headache for the people involved. It’s not only that they can’t co-star together, they can’t even go to private events together, which involves casting. They even have to worry about who to invite for end of production parties now.” Said a source.
An agency insider have this to say about the friends NG list, “You can just think of it as a warning against the people who want to use a Johnny’s name to promote themselves. Instead of thinking it as mainly targeting famous people, it’s more like it’s targeting mainly those people who are not as well known but might get press anyway.”
As for the names involved, “I only heard two names off the list. One is Makie Sonoyama, who made press recently for dating the two-timer, Shun Shioya. She got notorious and many tv deals for being a victim of his playboy ways out of the scandal. But in reality, recently she was seen and photographed with V6’s Hiroshi Nagano. It didn’t become a big deal, but that was probably because J&A helped covered it up. Another is the newly married Rie Hasegawa, who has used Johnny’s talents in order to make press for herself before.”
Kim Hyun Joong has released the PV for “Let’s Party“!
“Let’s Party” is the second track on his second Japanese album, ‘HEAT‘, which was released on July 4th JST.
Watch the “Let’s Party” PV below.
The Sendai-based idol group, who calls Dorothy Little Happy their seniors, has an average age of just 13.5 years and six members from the unit B♭ (pronounced ‘B Flat’). The girls’ youthful and girlish looks make their rock sound, vocals, and dancing talent the highlight of this idol group.
Party Rockets hope to expand their fanbase outside of Sendai, which has proved to be very possible thus far, as the group has already sold out their birthday live at SHIBUYA BOXX on July 14th. They also plan to attend the gigantic summer idol music festival “TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2012” this summer.
Square Enix's international divisions announced today a digital download release for the PC version Final Fantasy VII. The RPG classic will be updated with 36 achievements, Character Boosters to increase your HP, MP and Gil to max, and Cloud Saves.
Access the official site here for wallpapers, and view the announcement trailer below: