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Vaio to be first in nation to screen VR movies in a theater

/ Jun 26, 2018

Vaio to be first in nation to screen VR movies in a theater

Vaio Corp., the Sony Corp. computer spinoff, said Tuesday it will begin showing virtual reality movies in a theater in the capital's Shinjuku district on July 2. Vaio, which took over Sony's personal computer business, is hoping to expand the VR market by combining the ...

Gaming is on a winning streak

| Dec 24, 2017

Gaming is on a winning streak

by Brian Ashcraft

The gods are back "Okami" is one of the most beautiful and imaginative games ever made. It first came out in 2006 on the PlayStation 2 and was dubbed the best game of that year. Over a decade later it is still wonderful. "Okami" is a ...

Game industry vamps up classics

| Aug 27, 2017

Game industry vamps up classics

by Brian Ashcraft

The 'Sonic' boom Among video game fans, there's something called the Sonic Cycle — when a new "Sonic" game is announced and players get incredibly excited, and then the game comes out — with both good and bad results. With the game's uneven track record ...

Unusual controllers preside at BitSummit

May 28, 2017

Unusual controllers preside at BitSummit

by Jason Coskrey

A man wearing a blue shirt and box over his head wandered the floor at Kyoto's Miyako Messe exhibition hall. As passersby stopped to look, he handed them empty lotion pump bottles and invited them to try squirting them. It was a quirky moment, and ...

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 ...