The classic Tamagotchi toy is back

You’ve already seen Nintendo revive the NES and Nokia reintroduce the 3310, so why not resurrect more ’90s tech? Bandai certainly doesn’t see a problem with it. The company has relaunched the classic Tamagotchi toy in near-original form to mark its 20th anniversary (November 1996 in Japan, May 1997 elsewhere). After years of constant iterations, you’re back to simple black-and-white …

Explore Japanese gaming culture in 360 degrees with MatPat

Matthew Patrick is best known as the guy on YouTube who uses math, science and rabid curiosity to build intense, unexpected narratives from the stray plot threads of movies and video games. As the Game Theorists’ MatPat, he asks if Mario is secretly a sociopath and questions if Sega’s blue hedgehog really is the fastest mascot in gaming — and …

Super Nintendo World coming to Universal Studios Japan

Nintendo will launch the Super Nintendo World park attraction at Universal Studios Japan, the two companies revealed. The themed area will open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with similar attractions coming later to Hollywood and Orlando in the US. Nintendo first revealed news of the attractions last year, and in November announced the three locations. It has now …