Last year Kotaku readers were enthralled by the daring exploits of Shinya Arino as he desperately attempted to finish a dozen of the most brutal retro games Japan has to offer. Now we're giving you one last chance to watch before Retro Game Master goes away forever.
Last week we wrapped up our first experimental season of Retro Game Master.
Last Friday, comedian Shinya Arino of Retro Game Master fame met fans in Los Angeles. Some of those fans contacted Kotaku, retelling their experiences meeting the man behind the powder green worksuit.
Star of Retro Game Master, Shinya Arino will be in Los Angeles this week, providing U.S. fans a rare opportunity to meet The Kacho.
When not playing old video games, Shinya Arino is cracking jokes on Japanese variety shows. And when he's not doing that, he's doing other things, like commenting on Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.
Retro Game Master has a new home in North America, streamed live on Kotaku every week at 8 p.m. eastern.
People don't tune into Japanese television show Retro Game Master to watch Shinya Arino whip through video games effortlessly. They tune in to watch him fail, and fail, and fail, and perhaps to finally, painfully succeed.
Last night, after a little issue with Viddler, we aired the premiere episode of Retro Game Master.
The U.S. premiere of Retro Game Master, the Japanese TV series that forces "middle management" comedian Shinya Arino to play Japan's most popular and difficult video games often in a single marathon session, hits Kotaku this week.
It's over. That's what people say about Japanese gaming. While there are bright spots in Japan, Western games (and gamers) now rule the roost. It's easy to forget just how great Japanese games used to be.
This is Shinya Arino, comedian, television personality and all around bad gamer.