I am Hello Kitty, hear me roar

| Nov 14, 2014

I am Hello Kitty, hear me roar

The world-famous Hello Kitty has hit the big 40. To celebrate such a major milestone, Pioneer Electronics have come up with a new portable sound system in collaboration with the birthday queen. The X-SMC01KT is compatible with Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR for wireless use ...

The tricky path abroad for Japanese games

Sep 27, 2014

The tricky path abroad for Japanese games

by Jason Coskrey

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 ...

Kojima's terrifying world of the unknown

Sep 26, 2014

Kojima's terrifying world of the unknown

by Jason Coskrey

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

by Jason Coskrey

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 ...

Internet fraud takes a turn for the strange

| Sep 13, 2014

Internet fraud takes a turn for the strange

by Akky Akimoto

Two widely reported Web stories this year have been related to online-services fraud. One concerns online banking, the other account-hacking on a smartphone messenger service. If you use the online services of Japanese banks, you may have noticed that their websites have become decorated ...