Games & Tech

T-virus perfume to go on sale at the Capcom Café — certified fresh by Umbrella Corp.

Smell like death, or at least the undead, with this brand new limited-edition scent inspired by Biohazard.

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New frontier in otaku tech smashes crowdfunding goal, set to ship soon.

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Sony officially announces pricing for PlayStation VR add-on for PlayStation 4

Here’s how much real-world money it’ll cost you to play in Sony’s virtual video game domain.

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10 things foreigners in Japan notice about Japanese phone culture

Is Japanese smartphone culture really so different from other countries? Foreigners weigh in…

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“I choose you…!” Survey reveals most popular starter Pokémon among Japanese college students

Which of the original starting three was the most popular in Japan?

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How to play Go, the game that humans keep losing to Google’s highly intelligent computer brain

After seeing Google’s artificial intelligence system “AlphaGo” beat one of the best Go players alive last week, I decided to try the popular game myself.

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Alex Hirsch, creator of Gravity Falls, turns U.S. presidential candidates into Pokémon【Pics】

Make Kanto Great Again!

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Hello Kitty-branded instant cameras, so you can shake it like a Polaroid in 2016!

Is Hello Kitty cute enough to get an analog camera to sell in 2016?

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Video shows that Street Fighter V’s story mode is so easy even a baby can beat it 【Video】

What strength!! But don’t forget there are many babies like you all over the world.

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New line of paired boy/girl Pikachu plushies kicks off with couple in Japanese school uniforms

As some Pokémon are graduating, others are just about to start life at their new schools.

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Facebook’s “reactions” get a facelift with Reaction Packs: Sailor Moon, Pokémon and more

Even haters of Facebook’s new “reactions” may reconsider after seeing all of the fun modifications you can make with this new browser extension.

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A stone-engraver impresses with Love Live gravestones and wine bottles 【Photos】

Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die. And why don’t we do it all with Love Live, while we’re at it?

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Whether or not it turns out to be the game-changer we’re hoping for, 2016 will be the year of virtual reality. Unfortunately, some people will be finding out the hard way how intense this new technology can be…

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Pokémon is getting another smartphone game this spring, and it’s “figure”-based 【Video】

Leading Japanese AI developer collaborating on franchise’s second mobile title, in which you and your team of Pokémon have to think together.

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Rise of the Robots—Microsoft’s new schoolgirl AI is rebelling on Twitter, insulting her creator

Fortunately, she hasn’t taken control of our nuclear weapons. Yet.

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11-year-old boy cuts off own finger in rage after being scolded for too much smartphone gaming

A simple squabble over the breakfast table turned into a scene from a horror movie for one family.

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Amazon Japan suddenly begins shipping video games overseas

The world’s largest online retailer is now ready to give import gamers their fix.

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The best, most adorable “Pokémon 20th anniversary” artwork shared online by fans

Everyone’s favorite pocket monsters just turned 20, and the online world is celebrating with some fantastic artwork!

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“Draw Asuka!” — A.I.-created doodles are adorable, but aren’t quite there yet…

Illustrators don’t need to worry about robots stealing their jobs — yet.

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Traditional Japanese umbrellas feature designs inspired by The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls

Made in Gifu Prefecture, these elegant designs reflect not only modern pop culture, but an umbrella-making tradition that stretches all the way back to the Edo Period.

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