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Sony Take a Loss Thanks to Playstation and More

  “There can be no doubt about the fact that it has been an extremely difficult 12 months for Sony and, as a result, the electronics giant has seen revenue fall 9.6% to $79.2 billion in the fiscal year that ended with March. Those numbers are down from $87.8 billion in 2011.” The factories in Thailand got flooded halting production, a Quake, a Tsunami, and so much competition from everywhere are cited as reasons.

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Megaman Creator Keiji Inafune Speaks Frankly

In Wired, Keiji Inafune let’s it out in many ways. Here’s one. “I want to talk about Korean products too. Why are there no Korean products in Japan? Japanese people believe that Korean products are much worse than Japanese ones, that they’re very bad. But throughout the world, they’re more successful than Japanese products.” There are more from the creator of Megaman who’s now making games from his own studio. (Wired – Keiji Inafune)

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IndieCade 2011

Annually, Culver City opens it’s doors to IndieCade, a indie convention or conference about indie gaming, their maker and their wares. Most of the events are free which is miraculous. You can stroll into the fire station and jump right into trying the games of the future. Actually that’s not really true, most of these games will stay indie and won’t be highlighted at Best Buy anytime soon. However, the thought process an execution is something you won’t find at Best Buy, but perhaps in a couple of years when an industry creative sees what some of these “kids” are doing with the technology at hand, they’ll incorporated it into a blockbuster video game.     Pew Pew Pew Pew...

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Giant Robot Newsday May 26, 2011

Japan Unveils Massive Solar Ring Plan for the Moon “Shimizu Corporation proposes the Luna Ring for the infinite coexistence of mankind and the Earth.” One of Japan’s biggest construction companies is perhaps the last source you’d expect to propose encircling the Moon with solar panels to provide us with unlimited energy. NASA, Japan’s JAXA, or the Russian Federal Space Agency? Sure. Still, Shimizu’s proposal, which currently has no established timeline, could in theory provide the Earth with 13,000 terawatts of free and clean solar power. Uh, after the 6,800 mile-long solar ring and the moon-based power transfer facility are built, that is. (The Mail Online – Solar Ring Plan for the Moon) Korean Chef’s Continental Mission “Korean cuisine has a much...

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