SNAPSHOT | KASHIMA, JAPAN: Systematic, planned blackouts for the Kanto region are an attempt to conserve energy for areas that need it most. (Photo by NHK/Gigazine)

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Still Feeling The Aftershocks Of Japan's Earthquake Last Friday afternoon, an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 rocked north-east Japan. Minutes later, the coastline was hit with a tsunami, leaving death and destruction in its wake.

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Gaming Giants Giving Millions For Earthquake Relief Countless lives were destroyed late last Friday after an earthquake and tsunami ravaged the country. The clean up process is underway, and the biggest names in gaming are doing what they can.

The Death Rumors That Plague Pokémon During the 1960s, rumors circulated that Beatle Paul McCartney was dead. He wasn't, and even today, is still very much alive. These days, it's not just rock stars who are plagued with death rumors, but oddly, those connected to Pokémon.

Earthquake Delays And Cancels Games The impact of last Friday's earthquake and ensuing tsunami are still being felt. Those hit hardest are certainly not thinking of video games. But in an effort to be respectful, game companies are either holding back or completely canceling titles that could remind people of the recent destruction in Japan.

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