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They're Big. They're Nerdy. They're Papier-Mâché. Every year, the Asagaya Tanabata festival is held at a covered shopping arcade near JR Asagaya Station.

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In Which Samus Meets Adam West Got a crazy Fancy Pants for you this week, Kotaku readers. Oh sure, there's the normal array of people dressed up as people from Final Fantasy, Halo and Assassin's Creed.

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Happy 25th Birthday, Metroid ! In 1986, a number of Nintendo's biggest franchises made their debut on the Famicom/Nintendo Entertainment System. Zelda was one, and now this month, we celebrate another: Metroid.

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More Nintendo 3DS Dpad Woes Soon after the Nintendo 3DS, photos surfaced of wrinkled 3DS buttons. The paint on the buttons and the Dpad seemed "warped".

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Goodbye Hyper Sexy Cosplay! Comic Market, or Comiket, is a twice yearly event that showcases self-published comics. In the past, it's also showcased obscene amounts of flesh. Real flesh.

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