BitSummit reveals tantalizing homemade worlds of play

Mar 13, 2014

BitSummit reveals tantalizing homemade worlds of play

After a successful debut last year, former Q-Games producer James Mielke once again shone a light on Japan’s independent gaming scene with the second edition of BitSummit, a gathering of independent developers. This year’s event, held March 7-9 in a large exhibition hall at ...

Hawks need more quality in starting rotation

Feb 1, 2014

Hawks need more quality in starting rotation

The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks fielded a pitching juggernaut in 2011, the likes of which will be hard to replicate without the help of outside forces. That team, in fact, was aided by outside forces. That was the year NPB introduced its first standardized ball ...

Tanaka's exit puts focus on Maeda

| Jan 25, 2014

Tanaka's exit puts focus on Maeda

Outside of New York Yankees fans, the conclusion of Masahiro Tanaka’s move to the majors probably had the biggest effect on Kenta Maeda and the Hiroshima Carp. Because as Tanaka heads off to the Bronx, and with the next batch of potential uber-talents — ...

Splitter expected to be 'money pitch' for Tanaka in the majors

Jan 24, 2014

Splitter expected to be 'money pitch' for Tanaka in the majors

Now that the New York Yankees have agreed to part with a whopping $175 million in order to fit Masahiro Tanaka for pinstripes, baseball fans and observers will spend the next several years trying to figure out if “Ma-kun” was worth the hefty price ...