Just as the U.S. dominated the medal count at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, our boys brought home the golden Pikachu cup in all three divisions of the 2012 Pokémon World Video Game Championships in Hawaii this weekend. The trading card game? Not so much.
Gymnasium/ballroom/armory pro wrestling is a beautiful thing. A beautifully cheesy thing. This combatant from Hawaii, "Kenryu Takadoki", has shed all pretense of trying to become noticed and promoted to a bigger circuit because, hey, they're way out in Hawaii. So why not go with a repertoire based on Street Fighter…
Understated Aloha shirts are for classy island residents. Gaudy ones for the tourists. But Hawaiian shirts covered in anime girls?
A Hawaii man is suing the makers of Lineage II, a product he says is so dangerously addictive that he played it for 20,000 hours over five years, forgetting to get dressed, bathe or call mom during that span.
You wouldn't know it, but the world of competitive Pokemon card playing is a testosterone-fueled world dominated by men. Or boys. Whichever!