E3 2016 starts next week, and with it comes the opportunity to cheer or groan over teases about upcoming games and news. As we do every year, we’re checking back on the hype from last year’s show, to see what the big three platform holders actually delivered. Let’s start with Microsoft and see how they and their…
Right now, there are some people in Japan who appear to be doing their best to kill off tattoos. This guy is one of many who wants to stop that.
Lots of countries don’t just have military training, but extreme military training. China is no exception.
“Doujinshi” (同人誌) is Japanese for fan-created, self-published comics, magazines, and novels. While Japan has strict copyright laws, doujinshi tend to get a free pass and flourish. A new trade agreement could change that forever.
A service company in the Chinese city Handan held “No-Face Day,” which was inspired by the character No-Face from Studio Ghibli’s anime Spirited Away.
By some measures, Satoru Iwata was the most successful video game creator to have ever lived: a kid who played Pong; a young man who started a development studio with friends; and eventually at 42, the CEO of the most beloved company in his medium’s history.
Last week a Tokyo jeweler covered a Darth Vader helmet in gold, leading to at least two obvious questions—why just the helmet, and why only Vader? Surely the entire extended Star Wars cast is deserving a shiny metal makeover.
The world outside looks different when you see it through the windows of a police car. And, when you're in one, you can tell the world sure as hell looks differently at you.
Since 1927 the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been filling the skies of New York with colorful balloon representations of pop culture icons. Video games didn't enter the picture until 1993, and only three gaming icons have made the cut so far.
In July, Lindsay Lohan filed suit against Rockstar Games for a Grand Theft Auto V character that she says is based on her. Now the makers of Red Dead Redemption say that the movie star is only suing them to garner buzz.
The actress best known for her controversy-filled personal and professional lives has claimed before that Rockstar Games based a character in Grand Theft Auto V on her, without permission. And now she's suing them.
Soccer is a twenty-two-player competitive ball game (CBG). Soccer has been in development for two thousand years. Soccer has been an Olympic event since 1900.
The man who made Mario and Zelda needs you to tell him something, Kotaku.
When not watching one of the most boring World Cup matches in recent memory, Japanese soccer fans were watching the tattoo on the arm of Greece's Theofanis Gekas. The tattoo fail, that is.
Nintendo’s top game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, is going to talk to his development teams about making Nintendo’s games a little more left-hander-friendly. It’s not a huge issue, but it’s one I’d been meaning to ask him about.
Here's something odd: David Cage, the maker of Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain, now has something in common with Marcel Marceau, Jacques Cousteau and Alexis de Tocqueville: all are members of France's Legion d'honneur, an award akin to being knighted in the United Kingdom.
The Wii U isn't doing as well as Nintendo had hoped. Someone must take responsibility! That someone is Nintendo president Satoru Iwata—as well as other Nintendo execs.
When PlayStation's U.S. chief says Sony isn't rigging an artificial PS4 shortage, I give him the benefit of the doubt. When he says 12,000 PS4s sold out in half an hour on Amazon, that's not an incredible thing to say. When he says he has no PS4 yet, telling the company to sell it instead, nah. I'm not buying that
EA Sports confirmed that women fighters will be on the roster of the upcoming UFC title it will release next spring on next-generation consoles. Rivals Ronda Rousey (pictured above) and Miesha Tate will join the game, with more to follow from the UFC's Women's Bantamweight division.
In the past few weeks, the international media has been reporting on a Japanese pillow that's shaped like a woman's lap. It's being sold at Narita Airport, outside Tokyo, and the foreign press is lapping the pillow up and claiming it's experiencing a resurgence. But is it really?