Red Canids were set to be a team to watch in League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational, which kicks off today, but now they’re in the spotlight for an entirely different reason. After posting a racist joke to Twitter, Felipe “YoDa” Noronha has been served with a three-game suspension, and a $2,000 fine.
Terry Gilliam’s classic dystopian satire has only gotten more relevant since it came out. Brazil finds its humor in bleak places, mapping out an alternate reality where oppressive state-implemented paranoia makes everyone scared of each other.
Fans of Google’s mobile game Ingress were supposed to be getting together at the end of the month in Rio for the latest Anomaly, a thing where Ingress players meet up and play/hang out together. Instead, because of fears over the spread of the Zika virus, the bulk of the event has been moved to Seattle.
Two men were arrested this past Sunday for allegedly robbing a young woman in Itanhaém, Brazil. The crime was supposedly committed at gunpoint. Rather, light-gun point.
Whether you call it “soccer” or “football,” that doesn’t matter here. What does is that this dude is known as Pikachu.
Sorry, cooler? No. I meant, hotter.
Nintendo is pulling out of Brazil. The company announced yesterday that it will no longer distribute products there due to the country's high tariffs on electronics, despite its "many passionate fans" that live there.
In what even Reuters admits sounds like the script of a "daring crime movie", a group of around 20 armed criminals in Brazil have got away with $36 million worth of Samsung gear after robbing a factory.
For this year's World Cup, Japanese noodle company Nissin thought it would be a good idea to send Red Bull athlete Kotaro Tokuda to Brazil. To do soccer tricks. In samurai gear.
A new cola plus coffee drink was recently released in Japan. Or maybe that should be coffee plus cola? Just call it Cafe do Cola.
The comparison has been many many, many times by people trying to run and dodge through traffic: it feels just like playing Frogger. Except it's terrifying, because you're the frog. This is particularly troubling in developing countries still in need of a robust public infrastructure to regulate traffic.
Video game pricing in South America has been outrageous for years, but it's taken a recent backlash against the Brazilian PS4 to convince Sony to weigh into the matter publicly. And their statement is a surprising one.
And we thought Argentina had it bad. In Brazil, the land of high video game import taxes, PlayStation fans will have to shell out 3,999 Brazilian Real for Sony's next console come November 29. That's roughly $1,850 USD. Ouch.
FIFA 14 has locked in agreements with 19 of Brazil's top professional clubs, doubling that league's representation in the world's top selling football simulation. The deal also, interestingly, points to one of the vestiges of early licensed sports video games—ones that had permission to use players but not their teams.
There are massive protests going down in Brazil right now, mostly over corruption and - remember this - the cost of public transport. The demonstrations are causing embarrassment for the government while a major international football tournament is taking place, but one who is not causing embarassment is this chap…
Sony recently announced that it would be building some PlayStation 3 consoles in Brazil. Which would for most of us have been a fairly inconsequential piece of news, if not for the fact there's some video of the factory floor, showing Sony workers putting the machines together. And it's fascinating.
Ubisoft Brazil managing director Bertrand Chaverot has reportedly told local site TechTudo that the next game in the publisher's blockbuster series will be taking place in the South American nation.
A series of photos attributed to a filing with the Brazilian equivalent of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission appears to give the first look at the case of a redesigned "superslim" PlayStation 3, which last week was rumored to be in manufacturing by Sony.
Chances are the Sega consoles you played, or at least saw growing up, were actually made by Sega. But not everyone was afforded that luxury. In some territories, the hardware had to be manufactured and sold by third-party vendors, resulting in some bizarre systems like this: The Master System Girl.