The tricky path abroad for Japanese games

Sep 27, 2014

The tricky path abroad for Japanese games

On the website Change.org, there is a petition addressed to Bandai Namco Games signed by 711 people, as of Sept. 25, that reads simply, “Bring ‘God Eater 2′ to North America and EU.” “God Eater 2,” a highly popular action role-playing game, was released ...

Hard work pays off for gutsy Giants

| Sep 27, 2014

Hard work pays off for gutsy Giants

The Yomiuri Giants made it three Central League pennants in three seasons on Friday night in Yokohama. The team spilled out of the dugout following the final out to celebrate, as the BayStars, long relegated to the lower reaches of the league but making ...

Kojima's terrifying world of the unknown

Sep 26, 2014

Kojima's terrifying world of the unknown

Hideo Kojima’s “P.T.” isn’t even a full game, and it still might be the scariest video game experience of the year. It is atmospheric, unfailingly creepy, and in future years might be looked back on as the first step in the reimagining of the ...

Indie games get a boost at Tokyo Game Show

Sep 18, 2014

Indie games get a boost at Tokyo Game Show

Major gaming companies are likely to dominate the headlines at this weekend’s Tokyo Game Show (TGS), along with the promise of future releases that have budgets reaching into the millions. Matthieu Guillemot of Japan-based independent studio Little Big MMO will also be at the ...

Otani may create unique challenge

| Sep 8, 2014

Otani may create unique challenge

Shohei Otani has proven this season that he’s a talent unlike any other Japanese baseball has seen over the course of a full season. There are better hitters and better pitchers (though maybe not for long), but no one who can do both simultaneously ...

Fan-favorite Inaba jumping into sunset

| Sep 3, 2014

Fan-favorite Inaba jumping into sunset

Atsunori Inaba may have been Japan’s most popular player among foreign fans during the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The quadrennial competition doesn’t just bring 16 nations together, it allows the baseball cultures of various nations to come together. Prominent among these is Japan’s ouendan. ...