Going for new and old-school tech

| Nov 14, 2015

Going for new and old-school tech

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Get your claws on an old-school game This is for fans of arcade claw-crane games or UFO catchers. Consumer-electronics company E-Balance has released “Waku Waku New Crane Game” a mini arcade game for the home — or maybe even the office. Aimed at pleasing ...

YouTube Red doesn't want to be compared to Netflix

Oct 28, 2015

YouTube Red doesn't want to be compared to Netflix

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Now that YouTube has unveiled its paid subscription service, YouTube Red, it seems logical to think of it as a competitor to Netflix. YouTube prefers that you don’t. “Our membership service is completely different from what Netflix is,” Robert Kyncl, who oversees all business ...

Good things come in threes

| Sep 26, 2015

Good things come in threes

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Veni, vidi — Vita! While there have been reports that the PS Vita handheld may be struggling overseas, in Japan it is still going strong — and there’s been a steady stream of new Japanese-developed games to prove it, including “Tokyo Xanadu” from studio ...

Getting cute with gadgetry

| Sep 19, 2015

Getting cute with gadgetry

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Ricoh lets Hello Kitty project herself Hello Kitty is everywhere these days, so it’s inevitable she’ll appear on gadgets. But perhaps one of the more unusual items to get a Hello Kitty makeover is Ricoh’s home-theater projector, which will be released on Nov. 1, ...

8-4 turns your game's 'Engrish' into English

Sep 17, 2015

8-4 turns your game's 'Engrish' into English

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‘Gaming Jesus” is ready to give the 8-4 tour. “It won’t take long,” he promises. The office that houses his game localization company is quite cozy. A small sign bearing the 8-4 logo greets visitors just inside the door, and to the immediate left ...

Yoshi gets knitted in his new woolly world

| Jul 25, 2015

Yoshi gets knitted in his new woolly world

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Yoshi gets knitted in his new woolly world Mario’s dinosaur buddy Yoshi has a new yarn to spin. “Yoshi’s Woolly World” takes its cue from “Kirby’s Epic Yarn,” another wool-based Nintendo game, and it’s one of the most charming Nintendo platformers to date. The ...