D'aww... Kim Jong-Un Used To Look So Cute

It's hard to imagine the rotund dictator and supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was ever a cute innocent child, especially after what he did to his uncle last year. But lo-and-behold, North Korean central news agency KCNA recently released a series of photos of the young leader for all to see. » 4/23/14 5:00am 4/23/14 5:00am

Rhythm Master Is a Peek into Chinese Pop

While games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band might be going to the way of last gen, rhythm music games are ever popular in Asia, especially when the games are made for mobile. Tencent's Rhythm Master game is especially popular in China, where the game has been consistently topping the charts in app rankings since it was… » 10/21/13 6:00am 10/21/13 6:00am

Here Are the Coolest Starbucks in Asia

Chain establishments can start to blur together. They start to seem the same, because they all look the same. That's not always true for Starbucks, especially in Asia. Some of its ubiquitous coffee houses are not only unique, but so cool. » 4/23/13 6:00am 4/23/13 6:00am

As of today, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Sony Computer Entertainment Asia are now a single unit, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia. This seems to streamline and expand PlayStation operations. [SCEI] » 4/01/13 4:30am 4/01/13 4:30am

Want to Intern for Kotaku East?

It's that time again. It's time to look for Kotaku East interns. Do you live in Asia? Would you like to intern with Kotaku? Have I got something for you!


In particular, Kotaku East is looking for interns in Asia that are located outside of Japan. Here are the particulars: » 11/12/12 7:50am 11/12/12 7:50am

White Dudes and Asian Ladies Are a Thing in Television Commercials, It…

A white dude brings » 10/10/12 6:10am 10/10/12 6:10am his Asian-American girlfriend to a poker party. A white dude with his Asian girlfriend. A white solider talks to his pregnant Asian wife as a sonogram. This white dude-Asian lady combo seems to be a thing of late in Western advertising—a familiar ad trope, if you will.

League of Legends World Championship Promises 'The Biggest Payday in…

League of Legends will put $5 million up for grabs this summer and fall in its second annual world championship series, pitting the winners of six regional championships against one another at the University of Southern California's Galen Center on Oct. 13. » 5/16/12 6:20pm 5/16/12 6:20pm

Despite Hacks, Sony Is Still Asia's "Most Valued Brand"

It's lost billions over the past few years and been publicly shamed by one of the world's biggest ever online security breaches, but according to a survey across ten markets Sony is still Asia's "most valued brand". » 7/05/11 2:30am 7/05/11 2:30am

The Rest Of The World Gets Another Month To Reconsider iPad Purchase

It looks like even Apple was caught off guard by the success of the iPad, citing its runaway success in the U.S. as the primary reason everyone else has to wait another month for it. » 4/14/10 12:40pm 4/14/10 12:40pm

MMO Maker: Big Names Drive Small Fish to Free-Play Market

MMOs smaller than the ones made by the heavyweight players - which is to say most of them - have fled for the U.S. free-to-play market, the co-founder of MMO-maker Reality Gap told Gamasutra. » 9/11/09 9:00pm 9/11/09 9:00pm

Microsoft Teams With Fashion Label For Designer Halo Wars Gear

You think Halo, you think...well, you don't think designer clothing. But Microsoft Asia do, which explains why we're now looking at a most unexpected (and unexpectedly tasteful) range of Halo Wars gear. » 2/25/09 7:00am 2/25/09 7:00am

Asia Getting New PSP Colors

What better way to celebrate the New Year than with new PSP colors. Sony Computer Entertainment Asia is doing just that with not one, but two new PSP shades. » 1/08/09 6:00am 1/08/09 6:00am

Microsoft: Things Are Lookin' Up For '09!

Microsoft did OK in 2008. But there’s always room for improvement! So it’s with a grim sense of predictability that Microsoft are predicting they'll sell more 360s in 2009. » 12/18/08 4:00am 12/18/08 4:00am

The Import Gaming Gift Guide

Holidays are a worldwide deal — and so are Kotaku gift guides. Here it is, your window into the world with games that you can import. Some of them have full English language support. Some do not. We tried to make a note where possible to help shoppers out. Also, some of these titles will work on all consoles, while… » 11/27/08 10:00am 11/27/08 10:00am

'Crossing Boundaries': The International Flavor of Gaming

The transnational character of gaming is one that opens up a wide range of opportunities for the industry, but comes with a number of pitfalls as well — and, as Mathew McCurley argues at the Escapist » 11/08/08 3:30pm 11/08/08 3:30pm, has far-reaching negative consequences, especially in term of content. Trying to navigate the tricky waters of…