This is a rarity. These days, most anime figures are produced in China. Good Smile Company, however, has a factory in Tottori Prefecture, Japan, producing high-quality collectibles. Let’s take a look inside.
View from Roppongi Tower. Tokyo, Japan. By Erick Fernandez.
Instead of just posting some images of Rainer—one of the best Final Fantasy cosplayers we’ve ever seen—dressed as FFXIII’s Lightning, let’s instead take a look behind the scenes at just how much fire, lighting, rain and smoke can go into a quality cosplay shoot.
In 2002, Microsoft bought Rare. Things could have gone very differently, though: Ed Fries, formerly of Xbox, has told IGN that Activision actually outbid Microsoft for the British studio, and it was only a larger offer “at the very last minute” from Xbox’s Robbie Bach that sealed the deal.
*checks watch* OK, I think it’s been long enough now since the episode aired that we can post these. [stragglers be warned: GAME OF THRONES SPOILERS AHEAD]
Slayer Shock is basically a procedurally generated Buffy The Vampire Slayer game. Developer Minor Key Games (Eldritch, Neon Struct) describes it as “is a role-playing shooter about hunting vampires in Nebraska.” The best part? It generates “episodes” and “seasons” with their own storylines and characters. Oh, and it’s…
For a little while, every major Steam Sale came with a meta game attached. Over the years, they grew more elaborate, culminating in last year’s Steam Summer Sale Monster Game. But then Steam Sales changed. Now there’s no meta game to be found.
You can now pay for a flashy new set of emotes in Twitch chat, though it’s unclear how much streamers will be getting if you choose to buy some.
Though Nintendo’s Mario Maker website makes it easier to find cool levels, it remains woefully incomplete. Where’s the ability to make playlists? Search for titles by name? Thankfully, fans are filling in the blanks.
Star Wars Episode VII’s main story is great and all, but have you heard about how dashing Resistance pilot Poe Dameron and C3PO saved rescued Admiral Ackbar from a First Order Star Destroyer? Let me tell you all about it.
A Ford car dealership in Quincy, Massachusetts used art from the hit indie game Firewatch in a recent advertisement, displaying the game’s signature mountain panorama in an e-mail blast sent to customers about a new sale today.
There are no video games like Zero Escape. No other series plays with the interactive form to tell stories in such an elaborate, satisfying way. No other game can fuck with your head quite this much. Nothing else even comes close.
Nearly a decade after release, the venerable Xbox 360 controller is still one of the best PC gamepads you can buy, and the wireless model is down to just $24 today on eBay, the best price we’ve seen.
Microsoft has announced plans to shut down Xbox Fitness, starting with the removal of content from the Xbox Marketplace today. Existing users can use Xbox Fitness until July 7, 2017, when Microsoft will shut it down entirely. Why not let people keep using it? To save money, presumably.
Microsoft has been forcing Windows 10 upgrades for months now, an aggressive tactic that’s rubbed people the wrong way. The Seattle Times reports one woman’s computer was messed up by the update, prompting her to sue Microsoft. Not only did she win, she got $10,000.
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