Top game designers going social

| Aug 3, 2011

Top game designers going social

by Brian Ashcraft

They’re some of the biggest names in Japanese gaming. And they’ve developed some of the country’s biggest games. Guys like Keiji Inafune of “Mega Man” fame, Yuji Naka (“Sonic the Hedgehog”) and Goichi Suda (“No More Heroes”). But last week in Shibuya, Tokyo, they ...

Toys for all ages at Tokyo show

| Jul 13, 2011

Toys for all ages at Tokyo show

by Rick Martin

The 2011 International Tokyo Toy Show was held last month at Tokyo Big Sight, and Japanese toy-makers were in attendance to show their wondrous wares to potential buyers, not to mention a veritable army of kids. This year saw everything from figures to remote-control ...

| Jun 1, 2011

Sony's horrible year is not over yet

by Brian Ashcraft

This was supposed to be Sony’s year. PlayStation 3 sales were on the uptick and, back in January, the Tokyo-based electronics giant introduced its upcoming game handheld, currently codenamed Next Generation Portable or NGP. Then disaster struck, not once but several times. For Sony, ...