Taito's Love Affair With Old Jackie Chan Movies

What kind of developers have the peanuts to rip off Jackie Chan not once, but twice, at the same time? Taito have the peanuts, that's who.


This image is from Silent Dragon, a side-scroller Taito released in 1992. The blue dude on the left may look familiar to anyone who's seen Jackie Chan's awesome Big Brawl, because… » 8/07/12 1:00am 8/07/12 1:00am

Press This Arcade Button. A Real Person Will Appear.

One of the best things about Japan is the service. The service is generally great. One of the things that makes it so great? Call buttons.


Instead of sitting in a restaurant waiting around for a waiter or waitress to make his or her way towards your table, you can press the call button, and your server will come… » 3/14/12 7:15am 3/14/12 7:15am

Giant Plastic Alien Heads, Badass Fantasy Art & Video Games

Fans of classic rock and fantasy art will no doubt be familiar with the name Roger Dean. The British artist is as synonymous with 1970's prog rock (especially the band Yes) as epic guitar tracks, and his bold, unique art style means you've probably seen and remembered his work, even if you've never remembered his name. » 9/12/11 12:00am 9/12/11 12:00am