The tricky path abroad for Japanese games

Sep 27, 2014

The tricky path abroad for Japanese games

by Jason Coskrey

On the website Change.org, there is a petition addressed to Bandai Namco Games signed by 711 people, as of Sept. 25, that reads simply, “Bring ‘God Eater 2′ to North America and EU.” “God Eater 2,” a highly popular action role-playing game, was released ...

Kojima's terrifying world of the unknown

Sep 26, 2014

Kojima's terrifying world of the unknown

by Jason Coskrey

Hideo Kojima’s “P.T.” isn’t even a full game, and it still might be the scariest video game experience of the year. It is atmospheric, unfailingly creepy, and in future years might be looked back on as the first step in the reimagining of the ...

Indie games get a boost at Tokyo Game Show

Sep 18, 2014

Indie games get a boost at Tokyo Game Show

by Jason Coskrey

Major gaming companies are likely to dominate the headlines at this weekend’s Tokyo Game Show (TGS), along with the promise of future releases that have budgets reaching into the millions. Matthieu Guillemot of Japan-based independent studio Little Big MMO will also be at the ...

Internet fraud takes a turn for the strange

| Sep 13, 2014

Internet fraud takes a turn for the strange

by Akky Akimoto

Two widely reported Web stories this year have been related to online-services fraud. One concerns online banking, the other account-hacking on a smartphone messenger service. If you use the online services of Japanese banks, you may have noticed that their websites have become decorated ...

Take some time to check out the Apple Watch

Sep 12, 2014

Take some time to check out the Apple Watch

by Anick Jesdanun

As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive. I like that it will come in two sizes, so that it won’t feel giant on smaller wrists, as some competing watches do. I also like that Apple will offer a variety of straps ...

New games and Japan's Xbox One launch

| Aug 22, 2014

New games and Japan's Xbox One launch

Xbox One launches in Japan — finally! After debuting in the West last fall, the Xbox One, Microsoft’s most powerful console gaming machine, is finally getting its long-awaited Japan release. Players will also be able to get the newest version of Kinect, Microsoft’s motion-control ...