Posts Tagged ‘japan’
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 4, 2016 under Mobile
VAIO, the former Sony laptop maker is set to enter the smartphone market later this year with its own Windows 10 phone. This will be the very first smartphone to carry the VAIO brand name and from wha... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 16, 2015 under Development
Yesterday was Metal Gear Solid creator, Hideo Kojima's last day with Konami. The long-time developer has finally moved on from the place that shunned him in his final months at the developer/publisher... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 9, 2015 under Software & Gaming
With Blizzcon 2015 having taken place this weekend, there's been a lot of Blizzard-centric gameplay trailers and teasers released about upcoming content, but that doesn't mean all other developers h... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on October 2, 2015 under General Tech
While Google has made excellent progress with its self-driving car over the last few years, it seems that Japan is swiftly catching up, as trials of the 'Robot Taxi' are set to begin in the country ne... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on September 12, 2015 under Software & Gaming
Dark Souls 3 is on the way, with many having already seen and played the game at trade shows this year. However, now we have our first release date for the game, though it only applies to Japan for no... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on August 27, 2015 under General Tech
We have known for a while that Sony has been pushing for its Japanese employees to experiment a bit more with product ideas in order to try to turn its company financials around. We've seen Sony drone... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on August 19, 2015 under General Tech
MegaBots Inc is back again with a new Kickstarter campaign to build a giant fighting robot, following its previously unsuccessful attempt. Last year, MegaBots asked the internet for $1.8 million to co... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 3, 2015 under Channel
Along with the claims of Silk Road founder, Ross Ulbricht's defence team that he was the real Dread Pirate Roberts, Mt. Gox's old CEO, Mark Karpeles has been linked with the disappearance of hundreds ... more.
10 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on May 14, 2015 under General Tech
A thirty year old Japanese man has been arrested for selling a hacked video game character. Akihide Yamamoto was caught selling cheats to online shooter, 'Alliance of Valiant Arms', which is in violat... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on April 20, 2015 under Mobile
Samsung seems to be trying something new over in Japan with its latest batch of flagship devices. Neither the Galaxy S6 or the Galaxy S6 Edge will feature any Samsung branding on the device, on the ba... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on April 20, 2015 under Mobile
The Sony Xperia Z4 has been rumored for some time, with previous leaks pointing towards the specifications of the device. Now, the company has finally announced the handset, although so far it is only... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 19, 2015 under Channel
It's been almost six months since we caught our first glimpse of which characters - some old, some new - will be appearing in the live action Attack on Titan movie, but now we have a few short clips o... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 27, 2015 under Channel
Amazon's headquarters in Japan is currently said to be "cooperating" with a police investigation into child pornography, after two men were arrested late last year for attempting to sell books contain... more.
8 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 24, 2015 under General Tech
If you have ever wanted to move around in a 13 foot tall mech suit then Amazon Japan has you covered with the Kuratas Mech Suit, on sale for just over $1 million. The Kuratas mech suit was built by a ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 22, 2015 under Console
Microsoft just can't seem to catch a break in Japan, while Xbox One sales numbers have improved greatly in the US and Europe over the past year, things are still lacking in the Japanese market as just... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on December 1, 2014 under Console
It looks like Nintendo's plans for 'the new 3DS' might be bigger than we thought as the company has announced that it will discontinue the 3DS XL in Japan following the launch of the handheld's succe... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 13, 2014 under Software & Gaming
December 1994 was a fateful month in gaming. It represented an end of what had become a two horse race in the home console wars, with Sega and Nintendo battling it out for dominance. Now though, a ne... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 31, 2014 under Mobile
Smartphones are expensive pieces of kit and to some extent, they should be, they're as powerful as laptops were just a few years ago and yet they fit in your pocket. However, because of that expense, ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 28, 2014 under General Tech
Just over a year and a half on from the first fallout surrounding the creation of blueprints for a 3D printed gun and a man in Japan has been given a two year prison sentence for using his three dimen... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 22, 2014 under Software & Gaming
Attack on Titan, or to use its Japanese title, Shingeki No Kyojin, is somewhat of a phenomenon in the manga scene. In just a few short years it's spawned countless spin off series, its own animated se... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 20, 2014 under General Tech
Dyson might be more well known for its vacuums than anything else, but it's released a lot of other clever electronics over the past few decades, including the Airblade hand dryer. Today though it's l... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 7, 2014 under Software & Gaming
Since we now live in a world dominated by digital distribution, especially in the case of music and games, it's great to see many different developers and publishers releasing their games worldwide at... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 24, 2014 under General Tech
Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, wants the country to host the world's first Robot Olympics in 2020. Tokyo is already the host of the regular 2020 summer Olympics so Japan is in a unique position ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 18, 2014 under Console
Sony has announced two more special edition Playstation 4 consoles for Japan. In addition to the recently announced Frozen themed console, Japanese buyers will also be able to get a Destiny themed whi... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 3, 2014 under Software & Gaming
Sony's Playstation Portable handheld console was hugely popular, in-fact until the release of the Playstation 4, it was the fastest selling console in the UK on release. However, all good things come ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 23, 2014 under Software & Gaming
It's easy to forget more than six months on from the launch of the Xbox One that it isn't available everywhere yet. One of those territories is quite a big one for gaming too - though not a big one fo... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 26, 2014 under Channel
After the strange demise of bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, Japanese authorities have pledged to investigate what happened to its business and the funds of its customers, many of whom lost hundreds and thou... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 17, 2014 under Console
Since Sony's PlayStation 4 was released here back in November last year and even earlier in some parts of the world, it's easy to forget that elsewhere, like Japan, the home country of the console's m... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 13, 2014 under Software & Gaming
Last week it was revealed that Resident Evil's famous deaf composer, Mamoru Samuragoch, 'Japan's Beethoven' isn't actually deaf and it turns out that Capcom may have known about this for some time. O... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 6, 2014 under Development, Software & Gaming
Monster Hunter fans outside of the Asian markets have been screwed out of a lot of the series' best games. While the handheld entries always seem to make it to this part of the world, home console rel... more.
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