Tag - video-game



Japan Times
CULTURE / Backstage Pass
Sep 19, 2019
Diversity of Japan's video game industry on show in Tokyo
2019's Tokyo Game Show saw a range of new titles displayed, with prominence given to the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake, Death Stranding and new titles from Sega, among others
Japan Times
Apr 28, 2018
Hawken King: Staying on his game in Tokyo
Designer-programmer and founder of games studio Dadako talks about unlocked achievements and life in Japan.
Japan Times
Nov 21, 2016
VR wave to leave Japan awash in business opportunities
New technological innovations have a tendency to create new business opportunities, and the latest craze, virtual reality, is no exception.
Japan Times
Dec 17, 2014
Vintage ET Atari videogame found in New Mexico landfill sent to Smithsonian
A copy of a vintage ET Atari videogame extracted from a New Mexico landfill where hundreds of the cartridges were dumped after the game flopped in the 1980s has made its way to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 16, 2014
Sharp to supply 'free-form' LCDs to Nintendo
Sharp Corp. is close to providing video game maker Nintendo Co. with its advanced liquid crystal displays that can be shaped freely according to user demand, sources said Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 11, 2014
Nintendo's new 3DS console hits shelves in Japan
Nintendo Co. on Saturday launched the latest version of its 3DS portable game console in Japan in time for the year-end shopping rush, in an effort to prop up its flagging console sales.
BUSINESS / Japan Pulse
Oct 9, 2014
J-blip: You TOO can be a 'konbini' manager of your dreams
A new Nintendo 3DS game lets players manage a Japanese convenience store with just their styluses.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Sep 26, 2014
Kojima's terrifying world of the unknown
Hideo Kojima's "P.T." isn't even a full game, and it still might be the scariest video game experience of the year. It is atmospheric, unfailingly creepy, and in future years might be looked back on as the first step in the reimagining of the horror genre.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 30, 2014
Nintendo eyes new areas after Wii U flop
Nintendo Co. says it will explore new businesses, including health care-related entertainment, while keeping its existing gaming platform as the main focus, after the video game maker's Wii U console flopped with consumers.
Japan Times
Jan 9, 2014
Gamers get romance, Japanese-style
In an era of smartphones, some mobile video game makers are using love to expand overseas.
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Jan 29, 2010
Japan by the numbers (01.29.10)
What's going on in Japan, by the numbers.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / Japan Pulse
Sep 3, 2009
Havens abound for mobile video-gamers
No shortage of places in Tokyo for videogamers to hang out in, from McDonald's to full-on game havens, with WiFi on tap and perks galore.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves