10 Songs for 10 Years of Hatsune Miku

It's been 10 years since Hatsune Miku was released by Crypton Future Media. The Saki Fujita voiced Vocaloid has become a global phenomenon. Hatsune Miku's cyan pigtails and seifuku inspired garb are recognisable the world over as a symbol of the future of where pop music can go. To help celebrate this milestone, What's a…

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AKB48 Announces MNL48 (and others), Continues World Domination

AKB48, arguably one of the most successful idol groups of the modern era have continued to expand their reach. Their concept of "idols you can meet" has led to a whole -48 empire - first with sister groups in Japan such as SKE48 in Nagoya, NMB48 in Namba and HKT48 in Hakata. Their first forays overseas…

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Konami Location Tests New Arcade Games Sound Voltex and Museca in The Philippines

There was a piece recently on WAG on whether arcade culture was dead in The Philippines which raised questions on social media on their long term viability. Regardless, it seems as if our arcade scene was viable enough for Konami to test two of their newest series in the Bemani franchise. For those of you unfamiliar…

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Is the Arcade Culture Really Dying in the Philippines?

So some recent discussion on one of the geeky Facebook groups that I'm on has left me both a little uncomfortable and very curious. An article entitled "Why arcades continue to survive in Japan" was published on Flipgeeks on January 25. I do have my own opinions on the matter, especially since Japan is one of the countries that I have decided to specialize…

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The What’s A Geek Guide to Pile

With Cosplay Mania 2015 rapidly approaching and the JAM Concert being a huge part of it, there seems to be a dearth of information regarding one of its musical guests. Pile (pronounced like pile of clothes. She named herself after the textile used to make towels.), aka Eriko Hori has seen a meteoric rise in success…

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