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NPB getting on board with boom in esports

Jul 19, 2018

NPB getting on board with boom in esports

by Jason Coskrey

Nippon Professional Baseball is ready to take a swing at esports. This fall, the league will join forces with Konami to launch the Pawapuro Pro League, an esports league that will bring together pro baseball and pro gamers. Players in the league will compete using ...

An onslaught of new arrivals

| Feb 25, 2018

An onslaught of new arrivals

by Brian Ashcraft

'Metal Gear' is a survivor When Hideo Kojima , the creator of the original "Metal Gear," left Konami, it seemed like the action-adventure series was over. Yet here it is again — this time in the form of "Metal Gear Survive," which introduces zombie attacks ...

Localization: Has Japan lost the plot?

| Oct 17, 2015

Localization: Has Japan lost the plot?

by Roland Kelts

Japan once ruled and defined the global gaming industry. In the arcade age, Japanese developers gave us "Pac-Man," "Space Invaders" and "Donkey Kong." In the era of physical consoles: "Metal Gear Solid," "Snatcher," "Final Fantasy" and "Silent Hill." Japan's creative use of technology, physical ...