games

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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Sniff the pantyhose of your VR girlfriend at gaming event in Tokyo next month

Adult VR game VR Kanojo is ready to show off a new feature that lets gamers smell the character’s stockings.

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Clothing company to bring popular Japanese mobile games’ character costumes to life

Now you too can dress up as an irresistibly-cute game character with none of the hard work!

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Japanese Internet goes wild for new “stop-the-sleeve” game

Test your hand-eye coordination with this clever, cute, and simple game!

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Japanese gamer shares heartwarming encounter with Miami online, restores our faith in humanity

This tale of kindness and camaraderie will put a smile on your face and have you reaching for the tissues at the same time.

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Nissin sends Square Enix employees congratulatory instant ramen, possible collab on the way

With Nissin’s cup noodles featured heavily in the latest Final Fantasy game, the company decided to gift Square Enix employees with a ramen donation.

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Pikachu money box is the cutest way to save money this year

The electric Pokémon has moved into a Pokébox and now he’s hungry for your coins!

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Japanese gamer shares PlayStation VR experience at virtual anime idol concert

Take a look at what it’s like to be a jumping, chanting, glowstick-waving fan at a virtual reality idol concert in Japan!

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