Brian Ashcraft

Brian Ashcraft is a senior contributing editor at Kotaku and has been writing about video games for The Japan Times since 2007. He is also the author of two books, “Arcade Mania!” and “Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential.” A graduate of Cornell University, Ashcraft has called Osaka home for over a decade.

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Gaming that looks good inside and out

| Jun 23, 2014

Gaming that looks good inside and out

Xbox keeps its cool for the summer Just in time to make you look cool this season, Microsoft is releasing an arctic-camouflage-themed Xbox 360 controller. Even though the Xbox One has been released in the West, Microsoft is still showing its support for the ...

Your turn to shoot AKB47, alongside your BFFAKB

| Mar 24, 2014

Your turn to shoot AKB47, alongside your BFFAKB

Zombie girls in uniform Proving anyone can become a zombie, members of popular idol group AKB48 have been turned into sailor-suited walking dead for a new arcade game “Sailor Zombie: AKB48 Arcade Edition.” To end the plague, you must shoot antidote-loaded weapons at zomibified ...