video games

Japan’s Hardcore Gamer General Election generates different results from casuals survey…sort of

One director dominates the top 10, which looks very different from the casual poll, except in one way.

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Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A pop-up cafe to open in Akihabara

Don’t forget to press “select” too if you bring a friend.

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Touken Rambu chocolates are a treat for anime fans and a test of how well you know the characters

Our resident blade boy supporter doesn’t need to look at the label to know what flavor her favorite characters are.

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Nintendo issues warning about scam sites pretending to be the company’s official homepage

Sites offer deep discounts on Switch, but could be taking something else in return.

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Japanese firefighter docked pay for making over a million yen from game streaming

If you’re a firefighter in Japan, the only thing you can stream is water.

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Liev Schreiber’s son deemed “too beautiful” in Japan

Many are likening his look to Studio Ghibli’s Howl from Howl’s Moving Castle.

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Giant Pokémon Go video display at Shinjuku Station brings our reporter to tears

A moving moment…for more reasons than one. 

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Stay warm with Gelato Pique’s new line of Animal Crossing loungewear coming out this week

Along with Tom Nook, you can also wear Lolly, Skye, and more!

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Power up with this positively scrumptious kakuni braised pork Pac-Man manju from Nagasaki

Famous Kyushu specialty meets classic video game in this gastronomic dream team.

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What’s inside the Super Mario lucky bag from Japan?

Fukubukuro merch to make any Nintendo fan say, “Oh yeah! Mario time!”

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Limited time Pokémon Lapras Cafe in Miyagi Prefecture promotes tourism in northern Japan

Like Lapras? Like the northern Tohoku region? Then you’re in luck.

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The best cosplayers of Day 1 of Winter Comiket 2021【Photos】

Welcome back, Comiket cosplayers!

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2021’s top stories in video game and Nintendo news【SoraNews24 Year in Review】

How to shut down anti-gaming haters, confusing fan art guidelines, an N64 personality test, and a Zelda arrest.

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Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Grand Underground Spheres enter real world, wait for you to eat them

You don’t have to go digging into the earth to find them, either.

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Pokémon Diamond and Pearl game music is now free to enjoy or download for a limited time

149 tracks from the games, including background music and sound effects, can now become the epic background playlist for your daily life.

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Sega builds “world’s fastest gaming PC,” is giving it away for free (processor speed unknown)【Vid】

Video backs up claim that this is the fastest PC ever made (by one metric), and also possibly the craziest.

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Japan picks the 100 greatest games of all time in Video Game General Election

Decades-spanning list goes all the way back to classics from the 8-bit era.

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You can now find real-life Animal Crossing star fragments in the real world, and eat them too

Japanese convenience stores continue to make wishes come true.

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Japanese gamer gear company’s gaming massager wants to keep your fingers, palms in fighting shape

Recommended for use before, during, and after intense gaming sessions.

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Japan is opening a video gaming/e-sports high school, and the idea isn’t as crazy as it sounds

Starting next spring, going to school is going to mean going to Shibuya to play games for some Tokyo teens.

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