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Better games for serious hardware

| Sep 24, 2017

Better games for serious hardware

by Brian Ashcraft

Get the Playstation 4 revved "Gran Turismo Sport" is Sony's long-running "Gran Turismo" game's PlayStation 4 debut. The first "GT" was released in 1997 on the PlayStation 1, and 20 years later, "Gran Turismo" is still going strong, holding on to its title as "the ...

'Poop' reigns as Unko Sensei visits Namjatown

Jul 23, 2017

'Poop' reigns as Unko Sensei visits Namjatown

A family-oriented indoor theme park in Tokyo is now covered with "poop" after joining hands with a popular children's workbook on kanji that includes a heavy dose of toilet humor. Namco Ltd.'s Namjatown in the busy Ikebukuro district will offer food and attractions based on ...

Summer releases: bring your A-game

| May 21, 2017

Summer releases: bring your A-game

by Brian Ashcraft

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, but ...

Tributes to the 'father of Pac-Man'

Feb 2, 2017

Tributes to the 'father of Pac-Man'

Following the news that Masaya Nakamura, whose company created Pac-Man, had died at the age of 91, social media was filled with tributes to the "father" of the beloved yellow gobbler.

'Real-life' puzzle escape games catching on

Dec 11, 2013

'Real-life' puzzle escape games catching on

by Asako Takaguchi

"Real-life" puzzle games are booming, prompting even big companies to let employees play to improve their communications and problem-solving capacities. Some 100 men and women gathered in the basement of a building in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, on a recent Friday evening to play an escape ...