Flappy Bird may be gone, but that doesn't mean you can't still play it—with hundreds of other people at the same time, to boot.
The beat 'em up genre flourished in the nineties, with Capcom and Konami leading the way on the SNES and on the SEGA Genesis, as well as with a huge amount of great arcade games that never got a home console port.
For Japanese otaku, itasha—literally "painmobile"—are about as geeky as they come. This past weekend, diehard itasha gathered and gawked in Tokyo's Odaiba.
Fullmetal Alchemist animator Satoshi Kubo has publicly stated on Japanese social networking site Mixi that he refused to work on a Super Robot Wars project. He cited the involvement of a certain staffer for the reason why.
Sixty five years after the end of World War II, the second world war seems to have lost its attraction for video game developers.
AKB48, the most popular idol group in Japan at the moment, will be singing the ending theme for anime series Dragon Ball Kai.
One perk that an old Ratchet game unlocks in the forthcoming Ratchet sequel is useful. The other perk, is not.
Word from Electronic Arts today is that Maxis, the studio behind The Sims and Spore, suffered layoffs today. No word on how many people were affected. EA described the cuts as an attempt to "focus" the studio.
Word has it that upcoming PS3 exclusive Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 requires, like a lot of PS3 games do these days, a mandatory install. Sign of the times!
Tecmo's Japanese marketing team has recruited "entertainer" Hard Gay to help promote the upcoming Rygar: The Battle of Argus in Japan. Over there, they call it Argos no Senshi: Muscle Impact and use CAPS LOCK.
Tales of Hearts is Namco Bandai's latest entry in the Tales series — though this time Namco Bandai is releasing two versions. One is a realistic CG version, and the other one is cutie anime version. If that wasn't enough (it's not, really), Namco Bandai's Tales team has joined forces with Circle K convience stores to…
What seems like every week or so, I get emails from readers asking where they should go in Akihabara. While I don't mind answering emails, here's a book I can point them to: The Best Shops of Akihabara. It's forty pages of an English-language manga-style guidebook. As a nice bonus, the book even points out which…