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- In the latest Famitsu interview, Sega producer Toshihiro Nagoshi confirmed that development of the next Ryuga Gotoku [Yakuza] installment has already began, the protagonist is called Majima Gorowoo.

- SCE Worldwide Studios CEO Shuhei Yoshida mentioned that the company finally make profit with every PlayStation 3 console sold. There won't be another price cut anytime soon because a lot of great software are coming out and the innovations with Move and 3DTVs.

- Tetsuya Nomura confirmed that the Final Fantasy Versus XIII storyline, characters and their costume designs have been completed and finalized.


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- Official Xbox 360 Magazine reported that Microsoft's Kinect can track motions of 6 players but only two active players at once.

- Capcom announced the beta test of Monster Hunter Frontier Online for Xbox 360 will end on July 6 and the normal service will begin on July 7 at 2PM.

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- Level 5 announced a PSP version of White Knight Chronicles will be due in Japan in 2011.

- Sony's new PSP firmware v6.30 added PC-Engine and NeoGeo folders under the game section, it seems classic titles from these two consoles will be coming soon.

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- Eurogamer reported that Crystal Dynamics is working on a new Tomb Raider game, which will hit both PS3 and Xbox 360 before the end of 2011.

- Hulu announced the video-on-demand service Hulu Plus will be coming to PS3 sometimes in July 2010, and the Xbox 360 version will arrive in early 2011. A monthly subscription of $10 will give you access to full seasons of TV shows.

- Here are the latest Famitsu game review scores:

  • White Knight Chronicles 2 [Shirokishi Monogatari: Hikari to Yami no Kakusei] (PS3, Level 5): 8, 9, 8, 8 - (33/40)
  • Riot Act 2 [Crackdown 2] (360, Microsoft): 7, 8, 7, 8 - (30/40)
  • Dead to Rights: Retribution (PS3/360, Bandai Namco): 7, 8, 7, 7 - (29/40)
  • Zikande Fantasia (PSP, Idea Factory): 6, 7, 8, 7 - (28/40)
  • The Conveni Portable (PSP, Hamster): 7, 7, 7, 6 - (27/40)
  • Toy Story 3 (NDS, Disney): 7, 7, 8, 7 - (29/40)
  • Bokujou Monogatari: Futago no Mura (NDS, Marvelous): 8, 8, 8, 8 - (32/40)

- Sega producer Yosuke Okunari said that besides offering Dreamcast classics for PSN and XBLA, Saturn games are also in consideration, but since Dreamcast has is more successful than Saturn outside Japan, Dreamcast classics are the priority.

- Sega also mentioned the reason Dreamcast classics not showing up in WiiWare was because Dreamcast titles are 1GB in size, storage capacity is an issue on Wii.



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