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The Japan Times

Addison, TX, United States

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Past articles by Brian:

Death Stranding and the last gasp of video game exclusives

Is the day approaching when console makers can no longer claim dominion over even the games they develop? → Read More

Why Nintendo’s support for same-sex marriage is a major level up

The “Big N” has officially chosen a side in the push for marriage equality within Japan. → Read More

Japan's video game makers get a wage hike, but is it enough?

Video game developers in Japan receive a bump in pay — just not a very large one. → Read More

Reggie Fils-Aimé And Satoru Iwata's Great Nintendo Friendship

Former president of Nintendo Of America tells fond tales in his new book → Read More

Famed Manga Artist Fujiko A. Fujio A Dies At 88

The artist was known for creating Ninja Hattori-kun and The Laughing Salesman → Read More

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Is Getting Its Own Sake

This is one of the best Japanese booze collabs to date → Read More

Even Konami Agrees With The Criticism About eFootball’s Quality

eFootball has been an utter fiasco. The game hasn’t been up to snuff and has let down a lot of... → Read More

Razer's Headquarters Looks Like One Of Its Gaming Peripherals

Have you ever wanted to work inside a Razer product? → Read More

Manga Publisher Shueisha Establishes Game Company

Called Shueisha Games, the new company will take advantage of its manga expertise → Read More

Gaming companies slow to press pause on Russian business

Western console and game makers beat their Japanese counterparts to the punch when it came to taking a stand against Russia's invasion of Ukraine. → Read More

Making Your Own Kaneda Bike From Akira Seems Hard

The iconic bike comes to life with this do-it-yourself YouTube project → Read More

The Old Nintendo Headquarters Hotel Looks Stunning Inside

There's also a beautiful library to celebrate Nintendo's heritage → Read More

Over Half Of Netflix Subscribers Watched Anime In 2021

In Japan, the number of anime viewers was much, much higher → Read More

Pokémon Characters Make For Some Terrific Needle Felting

Pocket Monsters come to life with fuzzy felt crafts → Read More

Devil May Cry Plastered All Over Japanese Capsule Hotel Room

Your bunk mates are demon hunters Dante, Vergil, and Nero → Read More

Chess Grandmaster Banned On Twitch After Streaming Dr. Disrespect Match

The chess Grandmaster received a temporary three-day ban → Read More

After Streaming Dr Disrespect’s Chess Match, Hikaru Nakamura Gets Banned On Twitch

Popular chess streamer and Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura thought it would be ok to watch Dr Disrespect play chess on Twitch.... → Read More

Nintendo Mobile Game Dragalia Lost Is Shutting Down

The role-playing game's final update will be this July → Read More

Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away Comes To Life With Puppets

Creating a beautiful stage show of the classic anime was no easy task → Read More

GhostWire: Tokyo's Ikumi Nakamura Introduces Her New Studio, Unseen

Nakamura wants to work in spooky genres with a team of diverse artists and creators → Read More