Something old, new and renewed

| Jun 25, 2017

Something old, new and renewed

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2-D has its advantages When the Nintendo 3DS originally launched in 2011, the key feature was its 3-D-glasses-free stereoscopic 3-D screen. Many players enjoyed the visuals; however, some found them headache-inducing. The latest iteration from Nintendo will be a welcome release for the latter. This isn't ...

Sony's Yoshida affirms faith in indie developers

/ Jul 25, 2015

Sony's Yoshida affirms faith in indie developers

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Shuhei Yoshida, the bespectacled president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, didn't attend the BitSummit independent game festival in Kyoto on July 11 simply to deliver a speech and reaffirm Sony's commitment to indie developers — he wanted to try out some games. And so, ...

Sony's PS4 hits China but with few games

Mar 20, 2015

Sony's PS4 hits China but with few games

The PlayStation 4 debuted Friday in China, but with few games and bare-bone online services as Sony navigates tight censorship rules to get a toehold in the world's biggest gaming market. While the Chinese consoles are physically identical to those Sony sells worldwide, they have ...

Jan 7, 2007

Shogi: basics of the game

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The board used in shogi is a grid of nine squares by nine squares. Each player starts with 20 wedge-shaped pieces, called koma, on which the name of the piece is inscribed in kanji (Chinese characters). The names and number of the pieces, in ascending ...