Handheld wars redux

| Feb 2, 2011

Handheld wars redux

by Brian Ashcraft

For more than a decade, Nintendo ruled handheld gaming. Challengers, such as the Atari Lynx and the Sega Game Gear appeared, but Nintendo batted them away one by one. Only Sony and its PlayStation Portable could withstand the Nintendo onslaught. And Sony isn’t going ...

| Jan 19, 2011

Japanese Web outlook and predictions for 2011

by Akky Akimoto

Last year saw many changes for Japanese Internet users as people began to shift from Japanese social networks to international ones, and from regular cellphones to smart phones. The international influence was felt in other web-based areas too. So what can we expect for ...

| Dec 15, 2010

Social gaming frenzy sees two Godzillas play rough

by Akky Akimoto

On Dec. 8, the Tokyo-based Internet company DeNA received an on-site investigation by the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) due to suspected unfair trade practices. DeNA had allegedly interfered with their third-party game providers’ development of games for DeNA’s competitor, Gree. DeNA is listed ...

Christmas lights at your fingertips

| Dec 8, 2010

Christmas lights at your fingertips

by Rick Martin

It’s never easy searching for the right Christmas gift for your geeky friends or family members. But when in doubt it’s always safe to go with a practical option. And if it happens to be fun too, then all the better! In keeping with ...