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Plus Alpha has focused quite a bit on food lately, and why not? It's a big part of life in Japan, and a big part of otaku culture as well. This week, we'll look at a few more game/anime tie-in foodstuffs, starting with a Pokemon coffee drink aimed at kids...
Another launch has past and some very familiar faces were among the first games on sale, which lead us to thinking: Which series have appeared the most times at console launches? After diligent research, we found the seven that appeared the most, and you may be surprised by the results...
When focusing on Nintendo's handheld history, this is a bit of a side step. First released in 1998, the Game Boy Color finally dragged Nintendo out of the black and white doldrums it had forced upon us since the original Game Boy. The backwards compatible handheld added a smattering of color to the existing Game Boy catalog, plus offered rich visuals for brand new games and even a slight bump in hardware power...
It's Presidents' Day in the U.S., which means we get today off. It also means we've got an excuse to talk about presidents, and since we've already gone over some of the best ones videogames have given us, it's high time we took a long, loving look at some of the absolute most craven, opportunistic bastards ever to take up the fictitious reins of office...
So what if we've got Mario Kart, Mario Party, Mario Tennis, Mario Paint, Mario Golf, Mario Baseball, Mario Strikers, Mario Hoops, Mario Galaxy, Paper Mario and more? You can't have too much Mario. Right? Let us know what you think!
As gaming has grown and matured, things like "points" and "scores" have become increasingly irrelevant. But getting feedback from games on how well we're doing is something that has real value, especially if developers could find ways to tie it into their games' narratives...
Cords, batteries and rechargeable lithium packs may someday be a thing of the past, but for now, wireless power isn’t a great idea. Here’s why…
We talk cheers, jeers, Simpsons, Elstons, zombies, and troubled Communities...
This week, we delve into the reasons why a uniquely old-school 17-year-old RPG about kids hitting things with baseball bats maintains such a devoted cult following…
Japan can be a pretty stressful place, so when it all gets to be too much, it's nice to have a quiet place to retreat to. Enter the "mangakissa," an industry devoted to offering hotel-room-like man-caves crammed full of entertainment options...
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