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Eternity | TOKYO, JAPAN: A maid cafe promotes the latest The Spirit of Eternity Sword game. (Photo: Famitsu)


Hitting Maids on the Head with Foam Swords

The Hardcore World of Japanese Tattoos Will Make You Stronger

"I used to be into video games during the PS2 era," Benny Her says, as he buys a green tea espresso at convenience store in Osaka's fashionable youth district, Americamura. More »


Hitting Maids on the Head with Foam Swords

Let Gundam Rock Your Face Off

The Gundam VS series has been headlining Japanese arcades for almost a decade now with its fast-paced Virtual-On-style robot-on-robot gameplay.
The upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam VS Full Boost is the latest iteration in the series. More »


Hitting Maids on the Head with Foam Swords

Watch Tim Schafer's Screw-Ups, Bloopers, and Outtakes

Last month, Tim Schafer took to the internet with a very funny video for a Kickestarter funded game. The video pitch was a smash, and Schafer raised over US$2 million-well over the planned $400,000. More »


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Coach, Not Community, is to Blame, Says Female Fighter Striking Back in Sexual Harassment Controversy

The fighter inside the controversy that stirred allegations of sexism and misogyny in fighting video games says that its community, fans and star performers do not deserve the collective blame they have endured, and vows that she will not leave her sport despite the alienating remarks of the man... More »


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Metal Gear ...Arcade!? It Can't be!

While Metal Gear Online's servers will be shutting down soon, there is one last place to get your Metal Gear Online fix: Japanese Arcades.
Developed by Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Arcade is a light gun-FPS released in Japan on December 20, 2010. More »


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Fighting Game Community's Leading Voice Calls for Accountability and Respect in Sexual Harassment Fallout

Shoryuken, one of the most respected voices in the fighting game community, has called upon its readers and followers to deal honestly with questions of misogyny and sexual harassment, following sexist match commentary on a controversy that has roiled the fighting game community for a second... More »


Hitting Maids on the Head with Foam Swords

Stan Lee as a Playable Character in The Amazing Spider-Man, Can You True-Believe It?

The interwebs are abuzz with the news that comic book legend Stan Lee will upgrade from his usual cameo role to playable character in Activision's Spider-Man movie tie-in. More »


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