Two decades of PlayStation! That sure is alotta PlayStation. As part of the commemoration, Takara Tomy is releasing a series of miniature PlayStation consoles, starting with the PS2.
Tuna. Shrimp. And salmon. These aren't pieces of fish, but rather, transforming robots. Meet Osushi Sentai Sharidaa. They are robots that transform into sushi. Holy mackerel!
If you want to eat at a conveyor belt sushi (回転寿司 or "kaiten zushi") restaurant, kids in Japan need to have their parents take them. Not anymore! Soon, they'll be able get aboard the sushi train at home.
What happens when a symbol of freedom is portrayed in the most liberated way possible? This, apparently.
I know you all had your heart set on an Xbox One or PlayStation 4, but stop and think a moment. Is that new console purchase going to keep you from spending nearly $800 on a 17-inch, non-transforming metal Optimus Prime with remote control lights and sounds?
There's more than meets the eye at this year's winter festival in the northern Japanese city of Asahikawa. There's a huge Transformers snow sculpture.
Like a fish borne from the ashes of Dreamcast's Bass Fishing comes another wacky Japanese toy: Takara Tomy's Virtual Master Reel. It's an augmented-reality fishing reel that uses its 0.3MP camera to insert your real surroundings into the fishing game.
In early 2006, members of Japanese idol group AKB48 were standing on Akihabara street corners passing out fliers. Now they're the biggest female group in Japan. What a difference a few years make.
There have been Mario Kart-themed remote control cars before. But without power-ups, they were mere remote control cars. A new Mario Kart range from Takara Tomy does have power-ups, and it looks fantastic.
Takara Tomy's been pretty quiet on the rebooted Toshinden that it announced last October. We don't know that much about the 3D Wii brawler, but at least we know now who is developing it.
PC computer game Pangya is coming to the PSP and bringing a lot of costumes with it — about 1,300 costumes, actually. Like, this bikini outfit.
In these difficult economic times we all need to take control of our finances. Trouble is, saving and budgeting is DULL DULL DULL. How best to motivate an easily-bored gamer?