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Esports searches for foothold in Japan

More Sports Oct 6, 2018

Esports searches for foothold in Japan

by Jason Coskrey

During August and September, esports competitions took the stage in two very different and significant places. In August, esports had a presence at the Asian Games in Indonesia as a demonstration sport alongside swimming, track and field and other traditional athletics endeavors. Then in September, ...

Sony promises VR music video, other entertainment content

Business / Tech 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 Tuesday, ...

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

Digital Sep 17, 2015

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

by Jason Coskrey

'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 are ...

Indie games get a boost at Tokyo Game Show

Digital Sep 18, 2014

Indie games get a boost at Tokyo Game Show

by Jason Coskrey

Major gaming companies are likely to dominate the headlines at this weekend's Tokyo Game Show (TGS), along with the promise of future releases that have budgets reaching into the millions. Matthieu Guillemot of Japan-based independent studio Little Big MMO will also be at the event ...