video games

“I didn’t care if it was some old guy”: Man dates female avatar in online game for six years

It didn’t matter if it was real love or not. Masashi Takamoto just needed to escape.

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Super Mario and Princess Peach wedding registration forms make matrimony super in Japan

The first couple of Nintendo grace the legally binding documents.

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Forget coffee breaks, science says take video game breaks!

As if gamers haven’t gotten enough great news from the scientific community, here comes more!

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Proof that Japanese Twitter users have Dragon Quest on the brain 【Pictures】

Brain-addled fans of the hugely popular Dragon Quest game series see it in everything around them.

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Japanese writing system gets turned into handsome anime men with Hiragana Boys video game

Feast your eyes on anime eye candy and learn some Japanese at the same time.

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Even when getting stabbed in the face, Pikachu remains cute, photos prove【Photos】

No attacks are effective at damaging Pikachu’s cuteness.

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Retro freak classic game console returns in cocktail table form【Video】

Relive the classic games of your childhood on a piece of stylish furniture.

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Street Fighter II and UBIQ collab shoes put some extra kick in your step

Who needs a plain old Street Fighter II t-shirt when you could have shoes instead?

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Pokémon terrariums let you feel like you’ve got Pikachu, Eevee, and other Pocket Monsters as pets

Six Pokémon species inhabit the awesome Poké Ball-shaped capsules.

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Mewtwo makes long-awaited Pokémon GO debut in Yokohama fan event

The most sinister Pokémon of all crashes the Pikachu Outbreak festivities.

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World’s largest Pikachu and Poké Ball appear on Ferris wheel in Japan【Videos】

It takes a big Poké Ball to catch a giant Pokémon.

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Crazy-huge Pokémon figure will dominate your interior, boost your fan cred to towering heights

There’s actually a reason this Pokémon Sun and Moon Exeggutor is so huge.

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Sorry, kids. The U.S.-based ESRB doesn’t recommend Super Mario Odyssey for gamers under 10

Nintendo’s Mario has been the face of kid-friendly gaming for decades, but the ratings board doesn’t think his new adventure is for everybody.

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To celebrate Pokémon anime’s 20th anniversary, superfan redoes his fan art from 20 years ago

Art and Pokémon stand the test of time; or, how to do a Pokémon remake properly without ditching characters.

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Bug-riddled Olympics game has Japanese Twitter in stitches with all of its glitches 【Video】

If hilariously bad game programming were an Olympic sport, this game would grab gold.

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Fine art painters become fine anime boys in new romance video game Palette Parade

Boyish da Vinci and van Gogh have special relationships with friends Michelangelo and Gauguin.

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Early otaku gets the worm! Idol anime fans pluck Tokyo ad freebies before most people start work

The Idolmaster compels otaku and gamers to get to Shinjuku Station at the crack of dawn for some cool free merch.

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If you’re good at rhythm games, you might also be an expert at petting cats【Video】

Japanese gamer’s feline pet would be blissfully happy as a controller substitute.

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Meet Azuki and Matcha: The two newest vocaloids 【Video】

If you’ve never heard of Project 575 before… well, we can’t blame you. Despite existing for a few years now, the pair have never been considered “official” Vocaloids. Until now.

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Pikachu, I choose you… to take over vending machines in Japan!【Video】

This year’s Pikachu Outbreak is extending its awesomeness to vending machines nationwide!

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