A Visual History of Attractive Video Game Characters: The 10s

The past few years produced a huge amount of great games and a surprisingly decent amount of them have well-developed characters that are hard to forget. And, of course, some of them look really attractive. » 5/03/13 6:30pm 5/03/13 6:30pm

New Chinese Movie Either Rips Off or Pays Homage to Asura's Wrath

Stephen Chow, the guy behind Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle has a new movie out this month in China. It's called Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons, and part of it will look very familiar to gamers. Very. » 2/18/13 6:00am 2/18/13 6:00am

The Craziest Testosterone-Filled Japanese Video Game Characters

When it comes to Japanese developers, creating crazy, nice games isn't the only thing they're good at; they also design characters with pumped-to-the-max muscles, half of which don't even exist in real life and have the size of a truck. And they are all really serious about beating the hell out of everyone around them. » 2/13/13 8:00am 2/13/13 8:00am

The Weekend Xbox Japan Conquered Akihabara

On a chilly afternoon this past weekend, well over 100 people waited in line in Akihabara to see Microsoft's " Xbox 360 Kansyasai in Akiba » 3/01/12 6:00am 3/01/12 6:00am" (Xbox 360 Festival of Thanks in Akihabara). The event was a joint effort between Microsoft and Capcom, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Japanese release of the original Xbox…

Capcom Teases Intra-Company Crossover With Asura vs. Ryu Image

You've got to hand it to Capcom: they're not above crossing the streams to see what happens when their franchise characters meet up with other brawlers. Whether it's the Marvel vs. Capcom series, X-Men vs. Street Fighter or Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, the powers-that-be at the Oska-based publisher will pit Ryu and crew… » 2/20/12 2:30pm 2/20/12 2:30pm

You May Punch Heavily-Armed Buddhas and Giant Elephants in Asura's…

How appropriate that a game as bonkers as Asura's Wrath was mailed to me on a disc that only contained some chapters from its middle. Who cares how this game begins? It's not like it would suddenly make complete sense. » 2/06/12 4:00pm 2/06/12 4:00pm

Asura’s Wrath Demo on January 10th Lets You Try Out 2012’s Angriest…

They crank out a lot of Street Fighter and Resident Evil but Capcom also has a history of putting out weird, unique games like Okami, God Hand and Viewtiful Joe. Rageaholic adventure Asura's Wrath seems to follow in the legacy of such idiosyncratic games. We've written a bit about the mythological sci-fi action… » 12/15/11 5:40pm 12/15/11 5:40pm