video games

Sega closing iconic Tokyo arcade that’s been in business for almost 30 years

Sega Ikebukuro GiGO has been a landmark since the ‘90s’ golden era of Japanese arcades.

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Okayama prefecture to receive its first Pokémon-themed manhole covers【Pics】

Okayama? More like Pokéyama!

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Voice of Metal Gear Solid’s Solid Snake/Big Boss completes Tokyo coronavirus vaccination mission

Veteran voice actor orders everyone to stay safe during state of emergency.

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Pokémon’s impossible-to-buy-bike now exists in real life, still can’t be bought, must be won【Pics】

The one million-Pokémon Dollar bike that drove you crazy as a kid is back.

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President of France meets with manga, video game royalty in Tokyo【Video】

Head of state also picks up an amazing One Piece souvenir that any fan would treasure.

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TV audiences in Japan surprised to see “Pikachu,” “Raichu” as members of U.S. Olympic team

Siblings look to electrify the badminton competition at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Casio partners with Pac-Man for a new but vintage-looking digital watch

Relive the thrill of this classic arcade game every time you need to tell the time.  

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Lactic acid bacteria Pikachu ice cream and Poké Ball ice cream cake appear at Baskin-Robbins Japan

Poké Ball ice cream scoop containers also return as part of 31 Poké Summer celebration.

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U.S.-produced Netflix Pokémon live-action series reportedly on the way

Producer might be going from a show about the devil to a show about Pocket Monsters.

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Olympics opening ceremony plays music from Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, Sonic and more【Videos】

The soundtrack of the Tokyo Olympics is 16-bit.

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Google made a free-to-play ninja cat RPG to celebrate the Tokyo Olympics, and it’s awesome!

The Google Doodle for the Tokyo Olympics’ start offers retro fun, insight into Japanese culture, and a skateboarding tanuki.

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Japanese retro gamer completes collection of every Nintendo Famicom cartridge ever released【Pics】

Collection of over 1,000 games cost far less than you might expect.

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Saga Prefecture celebrates SaGa Frontier Remastered with SaGa Bath campaign

It makes more sense in Japanese.

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It’s the Nintendo Famicom’s 38th birthday, so let’s bust out the Famicom Disk System!

38 years ago today, the Famicom everyone knows and loves went on sale, but what about its often forgotten upgrade?

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New Super Mario-themed smartwatch gives you animated rewards for reaching fitness goals

Nintendo star and TAG Heuer want you to think of the step counter like a power-up system.

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Feud with boy band talent agency might spell the end of Sega’s Judgement video game series

Lost Judgement could be the last Judgement if Sega can’t work out a compromise with with Takuya Kimura’s agency.

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Prodigious Pokémon Project Piplup plushie provides perfectly peaceful naptime【Photos】

This Pokémon plushie is big enough to serve as a desk and soft enough to use as a pillow.

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Seven new Pokémon-themed manhole covers featuring Vulpix make their debut in Hokkaido this summer

Lots of Vulpix love in this batch!

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Zelda hacker arrested by police in Japan for selling modified Breath of the Wild save data

Long arm of the law stretches from Niigata to Tokyo in investigation into “the ultimate save data.”

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This Japanese theme park just made a real-world Pokémon forest for you to go Pokémon spotting in

4,500-square meter Pokémon Wonder combines the fun of Pokémon with the beauty of nature.

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