Japanese Games

Hockey ACT: Confident India starts as big favorite against Japan

Returning to their best after a slow start, defending champion and Olympic bronze medalist India would start as a big favorite against Asian Games winners Japan in the semi-finals of the Trophy men’s hockey tournament. Asian champions here on Tuesday. Confidence in the Manpreet Singh-led squad must be at their highest as they beat Japan 6-0 in their last round ...

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Henry Orenstein, 98, dies; Force Behind Transformers and Poker on TV

He started playing in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. His game was Seven-Card Stud, in which four cards are face up and three face down, or hole cards, and only the holder of the hand can see them. Watching a poker tournament on television, he realized that the excitement he felt while playing was not transmitted. “He said, ‘This is ...

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Roguelike deckbuilder ‘Castle Morihisa’ coming to Switch and PC in early 2022

Smokingbear Studio releases deckbuilding roguelike Morihisa Castle on Nintendo Switch and PC in early 2022. Morihisa Castle takes place in a dark fantasy feudal Japan. Players will have access to over 300 maps to fight Yokai from Japanese mythology. Make your way to the Grim Castle as one of four different classes: Monk, Samurai, Onmyoji, and Ninja, each with their ...

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Dwight Ramos is MVP; Ray Parks is perfect

MANILA, Philippines – It was a productive weekend for most of the Philippine Japan B. League imports, as their individual brilliance shone in the two games they each played. Only two of them, however, came out unscathed from the weekend. Dwight is MVP: Most Valuable Pinoy There was a streak in last Sunday’s game between the Toyama Grouses and the ...

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Analogue Pocket Review: The Greatest Game Boy Ever

Enlarge / Analog pocket, running The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening in his Game Boy Color mode. Sam Mashkovech The Analog Pocket is a gaming device’s dream, and it’s starting to ship to pre-order customers this week. It’s the most powerful, beautiful, and feature-rich system to revolve around the original Game Boy, and it earned its mountain of hype before ...

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Japan, US agree to strengthen alliance amid tougher security environment

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi pose during the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Summit in Liverpool, Britain, December 11, 2021. Olivier Douliery / Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE and unlimited access to reuters.com Register TOKYO, Dec.11 (Reuters) – Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on ...

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Boxing among 3 Olympic sports in danger of losing its place in 2028

GENEVA – Boxing, weightlifting and modern pentathlon set a goal of around 18 months on Thursday to make changes to maintain their status as Olympic sports for the Los Angeles 2028 Games. The governing bodies of boxing and weightlifting have been described as problem children by the president of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach, who has long expressed concerns ...

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Masahiro Sakurai on the future of Smash: “I’ve done too much work myself”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is finally finished. After launching in 2018 with a roster that included all characters from the series’ long history, it has since been regularly updated with new fighters, culminating with the addition of Sora from Kingdom Hearts in October. The last major update of the game arrived on December 1st. Three years and countless charming video ...

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Winter Olympics: Japanese broadcaster NHK withdraws Games qualifiers for sex toy ads, sports news and featured articles

TOKYO (AFP) – Ads for a sex toy company plastered on the ice during qualifying for the Beijing Olympics curling competition prompted the Japanese national broadcaster to take the matches off the air. NHK had planned to broadcast all matches of the Japanese mixed doubles team at the qualifying tournament in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. But a red ad on the ...

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Baseball: Hawks ace Kodai Senga gets big raise, keeps MLB option open

SoftBank Hawks’ Kodai Senga speaks at a press conference in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan on December 5, 2021. (Kyodo) FUKUOKA (Kyodo) – With a year away from a possible move to the U.S. major leagues, SoftBank Hawks ace Kodai Senga on Sunday signed a five-year contract with a player sent off next year that would allow him to continue his career. ...

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