games

Akihabara’s otaku shrine celebrates PlayStation 5 launch with ethereal one-night event

The PS5 is welcomed into the world at a Japanese shrine with a long history of protecting electronics.

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Demon Slayer Tamagotchi on sale now, preorders for 9 more types on the way

Raise your own Pillar of the secret society of demon slayers.

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Japanese convenience store customers reimagined as gacha game characters

Working at a konbini is like playing roulette with a gacha game mechanic.

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Kendama training cures one man’s self-isolation blues

There’s never been a better time to brush up on the old eye-hand coordination.

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Ken Shimura remembered for his huge contribution to the game Rock, Paper, Scissors in Japan

Let’s take a look at what is undoubtedly Shimura’s biggest cultural impact.

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Japanese League of Legends first female champion is also an aspiring model

“I wanted to make sure people didn’t write me off just for being a woman.”

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Japan Sumo Association surprises fans with cutesy game on Twitter

Train with the sport’s most kawaii professional sumo wrestler.

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Wii Fit sequel to make the jump to Nintendo Switch, promises tons of fun and sore muscles【Video】

It’s back, everyone! Get ready to crush your opponents in the name of exercise.

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Dragon Quest wedding: Japanese video game lovers celebrate with classic Sony PlayStation details

Mind-blowing wedding goals include a personalised video game and RPG character sketches for each guest.

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VR Ninja Dojo: Battle as a shadow warrior at new virtual reality world in Tokyo 【Video】

Learn ninjutsu techniques and then use them to slay monsters in the VR world.

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Mister Donut releases Pokémon doughnuts in Japan for a limited time

We taste the new Pokémon doughnuts and get our hands on some exclusive merchandise before the official release.

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Cool trailer for Mario Tennis Aces pits Mario against world champion Rafael Nadal【Video】

Who’s going to win? Bowser-bashing plumber with super powers or the best tennis player in the world?

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We go crazy for Jackie Chan TV ad, cue digging out an old cosplay battle 【Video】

Remember the time we hired a lookalike and reenacted a classic Jackie Chan fight? Of course we do, we still have the video evidence!

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Salaryman stranger at game center turns out to be ultimate video game ally for Japanese youth

Video arcades are places where chance encounters are born.

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Pokémon Crystal gets digital release for 3DS in January

Game offers trading/battle over local wireless, Pokémon Bank compatibility.

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Is this the real-life? Is this just fantasy? Zelda fan summons Epona-like horse with music

No need to have Jeeves ready one’s horse when you can call one a la The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

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McDonald’s unveils upcoming collaboration with Japanese mobile game Granblue Fantasy

Fans are speculating about the campaign offers and freebies they’ll receive during the new burger campaign.

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Criminal discovered living in between arcade games in a Japanese amusement arcade

Thief managed to steal 1,230,000 yen (US$11,184) worth of stuff.

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Man splurges wife’s inheritance from her mother on mobile games

With US$108,000 gone, his wife is now wondering if she should file for divorce.

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