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BitSummit - Japan’s New Indie Game Revolution

You’re Invited...
How do you sell indie games in a country that's traditionally wary of online sales and where the local word for "indie games" (doujin games) is more akin to "games just for us?" And how do you sell those games to the outside world and change the minds of critics with a Phil Fish ‘They Just Suck’ point of view? If you're James Mielke, you throw a party.

Pink Burger! McDonald's also takes advantage of cherry blossom season

A slightly pink-colored burger called Sakura Teritama is going to be released tomorrow until mid-April from McDonald's Japan.

The basic teritama burger is one of the most popular seasonal burgers from McDonald's that you can buy in Japan.  It is a pork patty coated with Teriyaki sauce and cooked egg.

Now they have announced the release of a very special Cherry Blossom version - Sakura Teritama!

Thanko - Smart device sound amplifier speaker

Place your smartphone on Thanko's new speaker device called Okudake Speaker with Battery. The microphone located on its surface detects sounds from the smartphone's on-board speaker and amplifies them.

The power is fed by USB port or 3 size AA batteries. When the device is connected to a USB port, you can also use it as a smartphone charger or rechargeable battery charger.

Honda Monkey motorbike - Kumamon version

Today is Kumamon's birthday!
(a.k.a. the day when all of the Kyushu Shinkansen routes opened)

Kumamon meets Honda's small motorcycle series, Monkey. The collaboration motorbike Monkey Kumamon Version is going to be released on April 14. The exterior is colored with Kumomon's image color: black and red. Kumamon and Honda's logo are printed on the fuel tank. Red wheels are made in the motif of Kumomon's cheeks.

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