For once, you have to admire the restraint of the creative folks at Next Media Animation. Never ones to pass up low-hanging jokefruit, they don't make a Wii joke in the report that covers the westward march of urinal games. NMA does offer their visions of permutations of pee-based games for women and kids, though,…
First, they put advertisements in front of men's urinals, figuring dudes who have to answer nature's call are a built-in audience. Now, men's latrines are becoming interactive as the urinal consoles that have been in place in Japan begin their march westward.
Japanese arcade Loop in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture doesn't only offer arcade games. It also has fish. Fish that will eat your dead skin for money.
Ten minutes isn't an eternity. But on YouTube, ten minutes is a fair bit of time. And, according to Japanese news source the Nikkei, that's how long you can shoot 3D on the 3DS.
The dudes from Japanese car site Cliccar get out of their boring civvies and got dressed up as Mario and Luigi. Then, they hopped in two street legal X-Karts and took to the avenues and boulevards of Tokyo.
After debuting strongly in first place in Japan a couple weeks back, PlayStation 3 role-playing game Dark Souls has been defeated. Taking its first place position is another role-playing game, the latest in Falcom's Legend of Heroes line.
Sick of buying action figures? Don't like what others design? You could always make customized figures from bits and bobs of other toys as well as your own elbow grease.
It was horrifying. A young man with chemically curled hair and hipster glasses dumped the mummified body on the apartment floor. The 22-year-old girl was wrapped countless times in Saran wrap.
It does! So stop all that nonsense that the 3DS has zero games.
The 49th Amusement Machine show wrapped up recently in Japan. The show played host to new arcade games like Sega's Operation G.H.O.S.T., new medal games for Monster Hunter and Pokémon, and a bunch of prizes.
Chinese arcade games with characters named "Lancelot" or with sharks that can drive and are dressed like pirates with some sort of Native American headdress.
Some of the booths are smaller, sure. Some companies weren't even there. Right now, they're probably having regrets, because the first public day of the 2011 Tokyo Game Show was the biggest ever.
Sometimes you wait for other things. Sometimes you wait for food. Sometimes the bathroom. Sometimes you wait for, well, yeah.
After spending millions upon millions of dollars promoting the Xbox 360 in Japan, Microsoft still only sells about 2,000 or so consoles every week. Last sales week, the Xbox 360 was outsold by the PS2. The PS2!
It's the early 1990s all over again! Sony revealed today that it is launching a new head-mounted display, able to screen both 2D and 3D. Ready to barf? Aw, come on. It won't be that bad.
Japan loves trains. It also loves anime. What happens when you combine the two? Long lines and panties.
Last night, one of the biggest celebrities in Japan, Shinsuke Shimada, abruptly stated he was leaving the entertainment industry. Shimada, a comedian and talk show host, is the Japanese equivalent of a David Letterman or a Jay Leno—if either of them appeared on six prime time shows and produced music albums.