video games

After 27 years, a secret technique for defeating enemies in Super Mario World has just been found

Big Boo doesn’t seem nearly as scary anymore.

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Gorgeous Kingdom Hearts stained glass clock installed in Tokyo for game series’ 15th anniversary

It’s time to go to Shinjuku Station.

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Pikachu and Super Mario left out of lineup of official spokescharacters for Tokyo Olympics

After some seriously high-profile involvement, Nintendo characters aren’t part of newest promotional push for 2020 event.

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Biannual migration of otaku taking place in Tokyo

Twice a year, mother nature treats us to one of her most spectacular phenomenon: the mass migration of otaku through Kokusai-Tenjijō Station in Tokyo.

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Popular racing game developer Genki begins countdown, fans’ expectations build

Is a new release of Tokyo Xtreme Racer on its way?

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Shadow of the Colossus, Last Guardian soundtracks to be performed at Game Symphony Japan concert

Classically trained musicians will play selections from classic games including Fumito Ueda’s Ico at upcoming Tokyo-area performance.

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Tokyo taxi company to release smartphone app with battling princesses

Gojyo Taxi is hoping that the ability to evolve pig-tailed magic girls in their cars will boost usage, and “hope” is a wonderful thing.

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Japanese company brings back “cotton wife” body pillow to enhance the realism of VR games

Now you can explore the world of virtual reality while stroking the soft body of your favourite character at the same time.

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Japan’s extremely harsh video game reviews may be the reason it gets some new releases last

Bad reviews from Japan may have lead to developers prioritizing other countries first.

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Super Mario Run runs right into the expected entitlements of unhappy Japanese reviewer

Complaint shows startling lack of knowledge about video game history, but still might be valid.

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Snorlax Pokémon slippers are awesomely adorable, make sounds when you take a step【Video】

If you’re a Pokémon fan who plans on getting out of bed sometime today, you’ll want these.

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7-Eleven convenience stores in South Korea offer an electrifying new Pokémon item!

Pokémon lovers rejoice! There’s now a whole new way to celebrate your fandom with these Pikachu-themed lunch boxes now on sale in South Korea!

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Japanese game magazine from 1988 shows SNES as we never knew it

This cool mock-up shows that writers at Beep predicted a console very different from the one we would all come to know and love.

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Digimon’s Gabumon is the latest anime icon to be turned into an awesome huggable PC cushion

Soft-hearted Digital Monster is now a soft ergonomic helper.

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Pac-Man rickshaw rides available for a limited time around Asakusa’s famous Senso-ji temple

The magical rides include mysterious “invisible” ghosts chasing the carriage, which can be seen by passers-by.

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Pokémon Gold and Silver Pocket Monsters finally added to Pokémon GO!

Also, the unexpected appearance of “Santa Pikachu.”

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Pokémon’s Meowth wants to get your money by becoming a cuddly PC cushion

Team Rocket’s latest plot actually sounds like a good deal for everyone involved.

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First look at Universal Studios Japan’s Nintendo World shown in official concept art

Well now, that looks awesome.

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Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto shows what to do with your other hand while playing Super Mario Run

Being able to keep one hand free while playing Nintendo’s first smartphone game might turn out to be a pretty sweet deal.

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What will Ignis eat today? Japanese food site creates amazing Final Fantasy XV cooking video

Take a real-life cooking class with Ignis while enjoying music, costumes and iconic images from the game.

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