Unusual controllers preside at BitSummit

May 28, 2017

Unusual controllers preside at BitSummit

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A man wearing a blue shirt and box over his head wandered the floor at Kyoto’s Miyako Messe exhibition hall. As passersby stopped to look, he handed them empty lotion pump bottles and invited them to try squirting them. It was a quirky moment, ...

Summer releases: bring your A-game

| May 21, 2017

Summer releases: bring your A-game

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Stuff they don’t teach at school It’s May and it’s virtually summer — the perfect time to play “Summer Lesson: The Hikari Miyamoto Collection,” in which you tutor and hang out with schoolgirl Hikari Miyamoto. This game was released as a download last October, ...

New releases for wintry nights in

| Jan 21, 2017

New releases for wintry nights in

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Bring on the virtual terror New “Biohazard” (“Resident Evil” in the West) games are always a very big deal, so it’s no surprise that “Resident Evil 7” is causing a fuss. “RE7” is set in Louisiana four years after “Resident Evil 6.” The protagonist ...

Sony promises VR music video, other entertainment content

/ Sep 13, 2016

Sony promises VR music video, other entertainment content

Sony Corp.’s video game division is readying not just games but also music, movies and other kinds of entertainment for its Virtual Reality headgear, set to go on sale next month. Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia President Atsushi Morita appeared at a Tokyo event ...

Games you've been waiting a long time for

| Aug 27, 2016

Games you've been waiting a long time for

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An endless exploration The biggest game to land this fall is “No Man’s Sky.” And we mean literally the biggest. This sci-fi survival adventure title features an estimated 18 quintillion planets! The massive game is procedurally generated, meaning that data algorithms randomly create the ...

BitSummit reveals the reach of indie games

Jul 23, 2016

BitSummit reveals the reach of indie games

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BitSummit, the independent game festival annually held in Kyoto, has grown rapidly in the four years since it went from being an idea in founder James Mielke’s head to a respected event that developers and fans from around the globe look forward to each ...