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Anonymous Targets Sony, Warns Of Penises Stuck In Hornets Nests Militant hacker group Anonymous has launched a campaign against Sony, citing the Japanese company's "unforgivable offense against free speech and internet freedom" after it took legal action against a pair of hackers.

Not Everyone Knows Who The Hell Hideo Kojima Is You probably know who Hideo Kojima is. He makes Metal Gear Solid. But is he famous? Probably, but that doesn't mean mainstream Japanese celebs know who the heck he is.

Lara Croft Gets Wet, Snake Takes A Smoke Break And Vader Mourns A Tragic Loss Between Anime Conji 2011 being held a week ago, Wondercon 2011 and the Supernova conventions going down in Australia, there's been a ton of great cosplay on display in recent days. So let's take a look at some of the best of it!

Naked Fan-Made Figure Goes For Insane Price Virtual idol Miku Hatsune has her own Sega video games, concerts, insane game controllers, and figurines. Whether it's plastic statues for arcade redemption games or detailed collectors' statues, there is no shortage of Miku merch.

Nintendo Is Taking May Off, It Seems April showers might bring May flowers, but they sure as shit don't bring games in Japan. The release schedule for the Wii, DS and 3DS is looking shockingly barren.

It's Monday! The start of a new week. I like Mondays. I really do. No, really. Honest! –Brian Ashcraft

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