Microsoft just showed off Halo: Fireteam Raven, a lightgun shooter for the arcade that’s set during the events of the first game in the series.
Yesterday, a 33-year-old employee at High-Tec Sega Kasai game center in Tokyo phoned the police, saying there was a robbery. The man later admitted this was a lie.
Anata no Warehouse is a five-story game center in Kawasaki, Japan that was designed to look like Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City. Website Tofugu recently did a review of the place, sussing out if it’s worth a visit.
Leave it to Square Enix to make one of the neatest-looking arcade games shown at this year’s Japan Amusement Expo.
Last week, a popular Donkey Kong website announced that it would be removing former champion Billy Mitchell’s scores from its list after an analysis that it said showed his playthroughs of the game were achieved on the emulator MAME and not on original arcade hardware. Yesterday, Mitchell made what is so far his only…
Twitter user Hiro spotted this masked-wearing, blind-folded Taiko no Tatsujin player at an arcade in Japan. The uploaded clip has racked up over three million views on Twitter.
In the latest installment of the toco toco TV, the beautiful and melancholy documentary series about Japanese game makers, Yoshiro Kimura talks about the experiences that have led to his small oeuvre of lovely, idiosyncratic games including the PS2's Chulip, Little King’s Story for the Wii, and most recently Million…
Do you have a video game room? You know, a room dedicated to playing video games. Some folks in Japan do, and they are very, very cool.
Japan makes amazing train simulators. Densha de Go!, released in Japanese arcades this week, is no exception.
Every business has a starting point. For Japanese arcades, one of them was on department store rooftops.
You might remember last year we told you about a “raid” on an old ship that managed to save a bunch of classic arcade games. Now let’s see what happens when a raid doesn’t have such a happy ending.
Taito has unveiled a service called “Taito Online Crane” that allows people to play crane games via their smartphones or computers. Winners get their prizes delivered straight to their homes, free of charge.
“First you need to register,” the staffer at Club Sega tells me. “Then after you do that, you can put money on your IC card.” The lowest option is 1,000 yen ($9), and the highest one is 200,000 yen ($1,817). The staffer adds, “And this machine only accepts cash. But first, I need to take your fingerprints.”
Groom Kazuhiro and his bride Yukiko were married today at iconic Tokyo arcade Mikado. As the game center points out, the couple’s first matrimonial quarrel was Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion.
Here’s an interesting little series of interviews with a crew of Westerners who live in Tokyo and play Street Fighter III, an 18 year-old arcade game they don’t really have regular access to back home.
Fighting game matches can come in many forms, from quick blowouts to drawn-out bouts, but one Japanese arcade has introduced something quite unique, holding tournaments for the game Galaxy Fight in which the rounds last only two seconds each.
If you’ve ever wondered what a North Korean propaganda clip for arcade gaming looks like, well, it apparently looks like this.
No matter how upset you get, don’t punch arcade game machines. Please.