video games

The Magikarp kiss — Japanese woman explains why the Pokémon-like smooch is so terrible

Illustrated diagram shows why the weakest Pokémon is also the worst kisser.

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Real-world Pokémon arena battle park found in Japan【Photos】

Intentional or not, there’s no way to see this park in one of Japan’s largest cities and not think of Pikachu throwing down.

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Japan’s new Pikachu Pokémon donuts are super popular, crazy cute, and totally tasty

But really, the Pikachu Tail should be called the “Pikachu Butt.”

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Beautiful kimono-cloth Pikachu doll is latest creation from century-old Tokyo doll maker【Photos】

Techniques developed in Kyoto hundreds of years ago make Pikachu as beautiful as he is adorable.

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Sonic the Hedgehog’s creator still doesn’t like one part of his much-improved movie redesign

The Sega star is looking a lot better after a six-month redesign, but game designer Yuji Naka still thinks there’s something “off.”

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Attack on Titan roller coaster, Monster Hunter VR hunt to open at Universal Studios Japan!

You won’t find attractions like these at Tokyo Disneyland.

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New Pokémon dress sock line brings Pikachu and pals to your fashionable grown-up feet【Photos】

The entire Pikachu evolution family is here, plus other fan favorites.

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Crows in Japan spotted playing with Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, may have exploitable bias in deck-building

Apparently even crows aren’t immune to the “I put this card in my deck because I think the character looks cool!” weakness.

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One last visit to Japan’s craziest, scariest video game arcade: Warehouse Kawasaki【Photos】

The legendary arcade is closing down for good, but there’s still time to see this awesome piece of history for yourself.

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Exclusive Pokémon dishware being offered with brand-new Pokémon donuts in Japan

Mister Donut rolls out adorable cups and plates with Pikachu and the three new Sword and Shield starters, plus new Pokémon tapioca drinks.

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Large-breasted female fighting game character barred from Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series

”Please forgive us,” says director, while explaining that Smash Bros. is “a game for good little children.”

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A whole new batch of Pokémon can now be part of your legal signature in Japan with Gen III hanko

”Yes, I accept this contract. Also, I love Mudkip.”

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Fighting game fans find someone to love forever.

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Beautiful Zelda, awesome Pokémon/Mario crossover merch are Nintendo Tokyo shop exclusives【Pics】

Extra-cute Animal Crossing kitchenware also on offer at Japan’s first-ever dedicated Nintendo store.

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We’re going to see Pikachu as a baby in the new Pokémon anime!【Video】

”This is the very beginning of the entire story.”

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Japanese tutoring company wants to help your kids get better at video games

But Gemutore doesn’t care if kids become pro gamers or not, because the company’s goals are deeper, and more heartwarming, than e-sports glory.

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Final Fantasy for dinner! Taste-testing Japan’s Moogle steamed buns and fried chicken【Photos】

Family Mart and Final Fantasy team up with the cutest nikuman we’ve seen in a long time.

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Hideo Kojima gives Conan O’Brien a job in Death Stranding in Japan【Video】

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of this year’s most highly anticipated video game.

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