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The 15 Hottest New Restaurants in Tokyo

Here now, Eater returns to <b>Tokyo, Japan</b>, to focus on 15 newish restaurants that have been getting some serious buzz. Once again, <i>Japan Times</i> food writer and prolific Instagrammer Robbie Swinnerton has kindly offered up his picks for the hottest openings of the past year or so.<p>Highlights include a …


An Esports Team Vying For A Million Dollar Prize Pool Gets Derailed By A Disconnected Xbox Controller

In the old days, one of the biggest heel moves anyone could ever pull was resetting a console or disconnecting a controller when they were down on the scoreboard or on the verge of being eliminated. Trollish behavior like that doesn’t really exist on the professional competitive scene, but nothing …


Gwent Will Be Revamped

The Gwent development team has announced significant changes coming to the digital card game.<p>A post on the game's official website details what's to …

The Witcher

My Airplay speakers have become obsolete because their app hasn’t been updated in four years

Mistakes were made<p>So, it turns out that I can never change my Wi-Fi network’s name ever again, or my speakers will stop working. That may sound ridiculous, but let me walk you through the series of bad decisions and technological quirks that have brought me here.<p>The speakers in question are the …

Gear & Gadgets

Sega announces the Mega Drive Mini

At least 15 classic Sega games will also come to the Nintendo Switch this summer<p>Sega is getting in on the nostalgic, miniature console trend. Yesterday at Sega Fes 2018, It announced that it will release the the Mega Drive Mini, a miniature version of the Mega Drive, sometime in 2018. The company …


I Wish I had Known This Before Backpacking Japan on the Cheap

I thought backpacking Japan would go just as smoothly as travelling New Zealand: Just going with the flow and basically winging the entire trip. …


Breathe Life Into an Old Laptop With This Cheap Addition

Just before you decide to throw out that old laptop and upgrade to a new one you might be surprised to find how a very quick and easy hardware swap …

HP ProBook

There's One Thing That Still Drives Me Crazy About The PS4

I really do love my PlayStation 4. I love my PS4 Pro even more. Sony’s latest, greatest video game console is probably where I play games most—about as much, these days, as I play on my gaming PC, which I also love.<p>I certainly play my PS4 Pro more than my Xbox One (and Xbox One X) and more than my …


Radical Heights does cool things that PUBG and Fortnite aren’t

Boss Key is moving fast, but they’re on to something<p>At first glance <i>Radical Heights</i> feels like flailing. The team at Boss Key Productions, fresh off the failure of its hero shooter, <i>LawBreakers</i>, spent five months banging out a battle royale game and then tossed it to the wolves in Steam Early Access. …

Gaming Industry

'Avengers: Infinity War' is going to blow your mind

Marvel Universe

This clever new font combines braille with Latin and Japanese alphabets

In an effort to make braille more accessible for the visually impaired in signage and printed media, Tokyo-based designer Kosuke Takahashi has hit upon a novel solution that merges those characters with English and Japanese alphabets, so they appear in the same place.<p>Essentially, the fonts in …


Monster Hunter World Spring Blossom Event Live Now

Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing: monsters to hunt. Monster Hunter World has kicked off its Spring Blossom Fest event, which adds seasonal decorations, daily activities, and of course, some new loot to obtain with special Blossom Tickets. It runs until April 19 at 5 PM PT / 8 …

Monster Hunter

Watch: Guy DIY Upsizes His iPhone’s 16GB Storage By 800% To 128GB

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background video screenshot via Strange Parts<br>If you were told you could …

Mobile Technology

Physicists Just Discovered an Entirely New Type of Superconductivity

"No one thought this was possible in solid materials."<p>One of the ultimate goals of modern physics is to unlock the power of superconductivity, where …

Quantum Mechanics

Clever project gives any Mac touchscreen capabilities with $1 worth of hardware

While Apple has long resisted the idea of a touchscreen Mac, a clever solution from a group of developers gives an existing Mac touchscreen capabilities. The proof of concept is called “Project Sistine” and is based on $1 worth of hardware…<p>Developed by Anish Athalye, Kevin Kwok, Guillermo Webster, …


11 Games You Didn't Know About (But Should)

We cover a <i>lot</i> of games here on IGN, but amid all the noise it can be difficult for some of the most quietly creative games to be heard.<p>Here are 11 …

Ice Age

Beyond Tokyo: 8 of Japan's best foodie destinations

<b>(CNN) —</b> We all know about Tokyo 's amazing sushi, ramen and tempura.<p>Japan's capital is a gastronomic wonderland -- that comes as no surprise.<p>But if you want to really experience Japan's rich culinary canon, you'll need to get out of Tokyo and eat your way across the country.<p>"Japan has one of the …


Niantic to settle Pokémon GO Fest lawsuit for over $1.5M

Back in July of last year, Niantic organized an outdoor festival focusing on its augmented reality game, Pokémon GO. In theory, players would come from all around for a day of wandering Chicago’s Grant Park, meeting other players and catching new/rare Pokémon.<p>It… did not go as planned. Widespread …


Sanrio Boys isn't afraid to flip the script on traditionally masculine roles

A group of young men who bond together over their shared love of popular Sanrio characters sounds like a fanfic, but it's very real. Welcome to the …


Confessions Of A Maiko, Japan's Geisha-In-Training

<i>Koen-san is an 18-year-old maiko living in Kyoto, Japan. For the last three years, she has been training intensely to become a geiko (commonly known</i> …


FLCL: Alternative Debuted on Toonami for April Fool's Day

Adult Swim surprised Toonami viewers tonight by debuting the first episode of FLCL: Alternative.<p>Adult Swim on-air senior vice president and creative …


Marvel Movie Club: Ant-Man is held back by 2 major problems

<i>As we count down to the long-awaited uber-team-up</i> Avengers: Infinity War <i>(out April 27), EW’s Marvel Movie Club is preparing by revisiting the entire</i> …

Marvel Universe

The Best Video Game The Year You Were Born

From 1971 to present, these are the games that moved an entire industry forward<p>From pixels to polygons, here's what was destroying gamers' thumbs the year you were born.


Fortnite Battle Royale beginner’s guide

Learn the art of survival through wall building<p><i>Fortnite</i> <i>Battle Royale</i> takes the battle royale concept — unleash 100 people on an island until one person or team is left standing — and expands it with building mechanics. In this guide, we’ll teach you what you need to know to win, including choosing …

Top 10

Sea Of Thieves Beginner's Guide: Tips For How To Get Started

For better or worse, Sea of Thieves is a game that grants players a lot of freedom. While there are quests and goals, you aren't led by the hand with an objective marker from one place to the next. You can go where you want and do what you want, but with that level of flexibility, actually getting …

Sea of Thieves

There's A Detail In "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows" That Has Shaken Me To My Core

Dammit, Snape.

Film Industry

Here's What The Cast Of "The Matrix" Look Like Now

Believe it or not, it's been 19 years.<p><i>Note: Gloria Foster who played the Oracle was not included because she passed away in 2001.</i>


A look at the future of Unreal Engine graphics

Real-time ray tracing, digital humans and more work for Andy Serkis<p>During today’s State of Unreal presentation at the annual Game Developers Conference, Epic Games spent some time looking forward to the era of photorealistic, real-time graphics for its Unreal Engine. Three demos showed off how …

Game Development

Take a Break From Whatever You're Doing and Laugh at These Avengers: Infinity War Memes

There's a lot to be serious about when it comes to <b>Avengers: Infinity War</b>. After all, although that trailer might be beyond epic, it also hints at the deaths of both Iron Man <i>and</i> Captain America. With Thanos hell-bent on destroying half of the universe, some of our favorite heroes are bound to …

Marvel Universe

Internet Archive releases more than 200 retro LCD, LED games

Finally, you can play the clunky Tiger Electronics games you used to love in your browser.<p>Toy stores, back when they existed, used to be filled with cheaply made handheld games. These games would often be played on simple LCD displays with an array of art assets that would turn off and on depending …