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The Death of a Taiwanese Game Shop

Shopkeeper Ms. Wang has run a video games shop in Taipei for well over 10 years. Located in the underground Taipei City Mall, Wang's shop is one of two mom and pop stores that specialise in selling retro games. Now, after more than a decade, she's talking about calling it quits and moving on towards something else. » 1/27/14 6:30am 1/27/14 6:30am

Taiwan's Military Scouts Recruits at Game Expo

The Taipei Game Show, that "other" TGS, is like every other video game show out there. Lots of pretty people, lots of gamers, and games games games galore. However, this year's Taipei Game Show has something not so normal: within the depths of the game show convention is a recruitment base for Taiwan's military. » 1/27/14 6:00am 1/27/14 6:00am

Check Out Taipei's Underground Video Game "District"

Many of my expatriate friends call Taiwan "China-lite", and to me, that really makes sense. Taiwan, unlike the Chinese mainland, is run by a democratically elected government, it doesn't censor its internets like the mainland does, and most importantly for a gamer like myself, you can legally buy video game consoles.

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Japanese Cosplayer Feels Heat For Flashing Taiwanese Police Car

While Japanese cosplayer Ushijima Ii Niku » 2/15/12 5:00am 2/15/12 5:00am ("Good Meat") was in Taiwan, she caused a after showing up to an event in her underpants. The incident even made the evening news there. But that's not what is pissing of the country's police force.

From Mecha Girls to Mecha Men, Fancy Frontier Had It All

A Japanese cosplayer wearing a NSFW costume grabbed all the headlines at the recent Fancy Frontier event in Taipei. But that wasn't the only game, I mean costume, in town. » 2/08/12 7:30am 2/08/12 7:30am

The Sights of Taiwan's Big Gaming Blowout

Now in its tenth year, the Taipei Game Show was expected to draw over 300,000 visitors. As previously reported, this year's show also packed in overseas game companies to show new hardware, like the PS Vita, as well as new games. » 2/06/12 7:40am 2/06/12 7:40am

Dying in an Internet Cafe Is More Terrible Than You Can Imagine

As Kotaku previously reported, a 23-year-old man recently died at a Taiwanese internet cafe. Nine hours later, someone noticed. » 2/06/12 7:00am 2/06/12 7:00am

Japanese Cosplayer Is Too Hot for Taiwan

Won't somebody think of the children? You think of the children; Ushijima Ii Niku ("Good Meat") is going to push every envelope she can with her daring cosplay. » 2/06/12 6:00am 2/06/12 6:00am

Gamer Dies in Taipei Internet Cafe, Nine Hours Later Someone Notices

Chen Rong-yu of Taiwan checked into an internet cafe in the city of New Taipei on Tuesday evening to play popular multiplayer PC game League of Legends. Wednesday evening a waitress found the 23-year-old sitting rigidly in his chair, hands outstretched towards the computer. » 2/03/12 9:00am 2/03/12 9:00am

These Guys Will Freak You Out, Then Amaze You

At the Taipei Game Show earlier this year, event areas had girls on stage dancing to pop tunes. But that's not where the real action was. » 5/17/11 4:00am 5/17/11 4:00am