One weekend. Two events. Three countries, three stadiums.
Since time immemorial, Chinese internet cafes have been the hub, the nexus of all gaming in China. That's soon to change now with access to mobile devices, home computer setups and the advent of video game consoles in the Chinese living room.
Takeshi Kaneshiro, who will forever be known for Onimusha, is in the headlines again in Taiwan after a typhoon blew through the island earlier this month. Interestingly enough, Kaneshiro himself wasn't making the waves, but rather a tree that he sat under in a commercial once.
In the wake of the ridiculously awesome propaganda posters put up by police in Eastern China, another Chinese police force has come out with a set of awesome photos. This time around, instead of letting the locals know who's watching, a police department of south west China's Sichuan province is looking for recruits!
It's the week of E3, so of course Vice is covering the video game industry's largest annual event in true Vice style: by writing about plastic cases that let you mold your very own 3D-printed dildos.
After visiting a friend in Hong Kong, Swedish photographer Christian Åslund thought the streets below looked like the best video game he had never played. The result is this tribute to 2D gaming.
Last night, Vice's sub-site Motherboard celebrated its official relaunching the best way possible: by throwing a giant party, having Rza play and getting everyone drunk. Indie arcade-makers Babycastles were also there to bring their own brand of gaming weirdness along with the whole gang behind Sportsfriends.
I admit it's really strange to see Pac-Man with legs, but I love this picture nonetheless.
To recreate modern-day Los Angeles in a video game, all one has to do is load up Google Earth and go to town, so to speak. To recreate the 1940's Los Angeles of Rockstar's L.A. Noire, one man had to hang out of a biplane.
On Sunday, May 2, at 11am Eastern Time, I was playing Mass Effect 2. My wife took a photo. At the same time (15:00 U.T.C.), around the world, more than 10,000 other people snapped photos too. This is what they were doing while I played:
The turnout at last night's Kotaku Pax East meet-up was nothing short of amazing. There was dancing, drinking, more drinking. After that, we drank a little. Wanna see what that looked like? Here you go.