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11 Dec 18:22

Mario Kart Drivers In Japan Will Soon Be Required To Wear Seat Belts

by Erik Shilling on Jalopnik, shared by Riley MacLeod to Kotaku
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Why they weren't doing this already, I have no fucking idea

In Tokyo, you can dress up as Mario or Luigi or Wario or whatever Mario Kart character you desire (Toad is clearly the best Mario Kart character and has been for 25 years) and drive the streets in a real go-kart that looks very similar to what appears in the game. You can do this without a helmet and seat belt, too,…

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11 Dec 15:58

Hawaii State Rep Is Drafting Bill Barring Minors From Buying Games With Loot Boxes

by Cecilia D'Anastasio

Imagine a 17-year-old gamer tossing a copy of the Teen-rated Star Wars Battlefront 2 onto his local GameStop’s checkout counter, only to be asked: “Sir, may I see your ID?”

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11 Dec 15:51

The Internet's Having Some Fun With Ready Player One's New Poster

by Ethan Gach

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One adaptation got its first poster this weekend and there’s something a little off about it. Namely actor Tye Sheridan’s left right leg which seems to stretch on into infinity.

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11 Dec 15:31

Ash from Pokémon Will Change Again Next Year

by Brian Ashcraft

Over the years Ash’s appearance has changed. In next year’s Pokémon anime movie, the eternal 10-year old will once again look different.

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08 Dec 16:23

Xenogears 20th Anniversary Concert Set For April 7-8 In Japan

by Sato

Xenogears is celebrating its 20th anniversary next year, and Square Enix announced the Xenogears 20th Anniversary Concert –The Beginning and the End- that will take place in Japan this April.

Read Xenogears 20th Anniversary Concert Set For April 7-8 In Japan on Siliconera!

08 Dec 15:16

Bayonetta 3 Announced, Is Switch Exclusive

by Chris Kohler

Nintendo said at The Game Awards that Platinum Games is developing Bayonetta 3 exclusively for the Switch.

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08 Dec 15:16

'Fuck The Oscars': Watch A Way Out Director's Rant At The Game Awards

by Chris Kohler

Josef Fares, director of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and the upcoming A Way Out, delivered a spirited, invigorated, profanity-powered speech at The Game Awards this evening, covering his real and true feelings on the Oscars and loot boxes. I can’t do it justice. Just watch and enjoy.

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05 Dec 15:17

Call Of Duty Loot Box Eats Man

by Chris Person

Today on Highlight Reel we have synchronized snipes, nuts Mario Odyssey tricks, and much more!

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29 Nov 16:47

Tokyo's Secret, Members-Only Nintendo-Themed Bar

by Brian Ashcraft
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:( :( :( :( :(

To get into the private Nintendo-themed bar “84,” you gotta either be a member or know someone. Its address isn’t listed and the establishment is strictly card-carrying members only. No wonder the door makes a Zelda secret sound when opened.

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20 Nov 15:09

Dragon Ball Super Has A Touching Message For Bulma's Voice Actress 

by Brian Ashcraft

At the end of this week’s Dragon Ball Super episode, there was a short message memorializing Hiromi Tsuru, who passed away last week.

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16 Nov 15:33

The Crappiest Japanese Apartments Of 2017

by Brian Ashcraft

Because Japan has lots of people and not as much space, interesting housing solutions are a necessity. Some of them are cool. Some of them are terrible.

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14 Nov 14:41

The Loneliness Of Japan In Retro-Style GIFs

by Brian Ashcraft

Big cities can feel lonely. The likes of Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya are no exception. Pixel artist Motocross-Saito captures that loneliness in retro-style GIFs.

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09 Nov 20:53

Ingress Players Use Unofficial Tools To Stalk One Another

by Cecilia D'Anastasio
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This arg shit is seriously getting too fucked up

In May, Nicci Kay and her wife moved 25 miles south to the port city of Tacoma, Washington where, in time, they planned to overtake the Resistance’s hold on the area. Kay is an Ingress player, an agent in a great and invisible cyberwar over territory that spans the globe, involving two factions: the Resistance and the…

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09 Nov 15:46

World Of Warcraft LEGO Castle Used Over 55,000 Pieces

by Luke Plunkett

Here’s World of Warcraft’s Theramore, built in LEGO by Mark Erickson.

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09 Nov 15:44

The Video Game Voice-Actor's Strike Is Over

by Luke Plunkett

A dispute between the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and some of the world’s biggest video game publishers is officially over, just over a year after it began.

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09 Nov 15:44

Nintendo Shut Down The Miiverse Tonight As Fans Said Final Goodbyes

by Luke Plunkett

Launching in late 2012, Nintendo’s Miiverse allowed Wii U and later 3DS owners to hang out and share stuff like hand-drawn pictures and screenshots. The service closed down at 1am today, and users have said their goodbyes in the most Miiverse ways imaginable: with stick figures, tears and hairy dicks.

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09 Nov 15:40

Japan Is Getting Yet Another Cool Starbucks

by Brian Ashcraft

Does Japan have a monopoly on cool Starbucks? It can seem that way. Later this year, the country is getting yet another neat-looking one.

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09 Nov 15:40

The Most Amazing Train Game To Hit Japanese Arcades This Year

by Brian Ashcraft

Japan makes amazing train simulators. Densha de Go!, released in Japanese arcades this week, is no exception.

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07 Nov 15:43

Cake-Flavored Pepsi Coming To Japan

by Brian Ashcraft

In Japan, Christmas is typically celebrated with a cake. Pepsi is celebrating it with a limited edition release called “Christmas Cola.”

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06 Nov 14:55

In Japan, Call of Duty: WWII Ads Are Being Called "Dorky"

by Brian Ashcraft

Call of Duty: WWII’s Japanese poster campaign sure looks different. Instead of battle hardened troops, it features young folks in dark clothing, holding controllers and saying things like “I’ll do anything for my team.”

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06 Nov 14:54

Delicious Recreations of Studio Ghibli Food

by Brian Ashcraft

One of the things that makes Studio Ghibli movies so great is that they’re filled with delicious-looking food. But you can eat animated food! That’s why Instagram user En93 has been making them real. 

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06 Nov 14:45

Massive World Of Warcraft Diorama At BlizzCon Sets World Record 

by Nathan Grayson

On the BlizzCon show floor this weekend was a massive World of Warcraft diorama. There are 10,000 characters in it, but here’s the crazy part: each figure is based on an individual BlizzCon attendee’s actual in-game character. It’s totally wild.

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06 Nov 14:43

New Character Contest For Upcoming SNK Game Won By Saudi Artist

by Eric Van Allen on Compete, shared by Eric Van Allen to Kotaku

Saudi Arabian artist Mashael Barrak has had her character design chosen to be included in an upcoming SNK game after winning a design contest.

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06 Nov 14:41

Finally Someone's Collecting All Of Nintendo's Old Flash Games In One Place

by Ethan Gach

Flash games have been on their way out for some time. Many are already lost, scattered to the far corners of the internet with only a handful of people on an old forum to grieve for them. As a result, one Nintendo fan has decided to collect as many of the company’s flash games as possible so they can be preserved.

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02 Nov 17:26

Shibuya Trashed After Halloween So Volunteers Clean Up

by Brian Ashcraft

Recently, Shibuya has become Halloween central in Japan, with mobs of costume-wearing partiers descending on the neighborhood. While it looks like they have a blast, they do leave a lot of trash.

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27 Oct 12:43

Super Mario Odyssey’s Not-Quite-Optional Motion Controls Are Aggravating In Handheld Mode

by Stephen Totilo
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FYI

The motion controls in the new Nintendo Switch Super Mario game are largely optional, but one key collectible early on indicates that the developers expect you to use them. Those motion controls are far easier to input when the Switch is connected to a TV than when it’s running in handheld mode.

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27 Oct 12:42

The Zelda Ghost Story That Helped Define Creepypasta

by Eric Van Allen
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Kind of a mess of an article but some info I didn't know in there

The back page of Alex Hall’s economics textbook was filled with scribbles. Diagrams, notes, story beats, a web that formed an outline for his next update. By day, Hall was a student at St. Louis University, but after class he was writing what would become one of the most infamous internet ghost stories: Ben Drowned, a…

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26 Oct 13:38

The Origin Of The Matrix's Code Explained

by Brian Ashcraft

The Matrix movie title credits show falling green digital code. If you know Japanese, the katakana characters will look familiar, but where did this code actually come from? The man who created the title sequence recently revealed the source: His wife’s Japanese cook book. 

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24 Oct 20:13

At TwitchCon, IRL Streamers Cause Problems By Streaming IRL

by Nathan Grayson
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UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH

On Friday, the first night of TwitchCon 2017 in Long Beach, California, I was standing on a street corner, waiting for a stoplight to change. A roving pack of streamers walked up behind me. “Are you streaming right now?” one asked another. “Of course!” an IRL streamer replied. “If you’re here and you’re not streaming,…

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24 Oct 20:11

The Story Behind TwitchCon's Giant Bob Ross

by Nathan Grayson

During this year’s TwitchCon, Twitch patron saint Bob Ross was watching over everyone, literally, in the form of a towering bead painting that took 24 people six months to assemble.

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