Category Archives: Video Games

Gamer In Taiwan Dies After Playing Diablo 3 For 40 Hours Straight

Oh no, not again. Via G4tv: “The boy, Chuang, was resting on a table in an Internet Cafe when an attendant came to wake him up. According to reports, Chuang stood up, took a few steps around, and then collapsed, … Continue reading

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8Days Giveaway: Pair of Snakebyte Controllers

UPDATE: Congrats to our winners: Jolleen Filio and Michael! This is part of 8Asians’ 2011 “8Days of Giveaways” Celebration. Since 1997, Sunflex has been creating third-party peripherals and accessories under their Snakebyte mark. Instead of looking to create cheaper versions … Continue reading

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Director Kevin Tancharoen To Take On Mortal Kombat Reboot

Kevin Tancharoen may be the director behind the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series but now he’ll be adapting the video game to the big screen. From The Hollywood Reporter: “Tancharoen…who directed the 2009 remake of Fame and more recently the … Continue reading

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Chinese Theme Park Builds Real Life Angry Birds Game — And It’s Illegal Last week, a video surfaced online of a Chinese theme park showing off their new game: a real life Angry Birds where players can use a giant slingshot to throw stuffed birds at targets. Of course, it’s completely illegal … Continue reading

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South Korea Arrests North Korean Online Gaming Hackers

Well, this brings the whole gold farming business to a new level. This shit’s getting political. The New York Times is reporting that the North Korean government has employed an “army of hackers” to infiltrate popular online games to hoard … Continue reading

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Street Fighter x Hello Kitty: A Kitty Fighter!

When I hear someone even mumble the words “Street Fighter,” my heart rate sky rockets and my eyes light up. I imagine pushing buttons, throwing projectiles and super combos upon some poor newbie. Capcom is very well known for collaborating … Continue reading

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Chinese Couple Sells Kids For Video Games

According to ABC News Radio, a Chinese couple has been arrested for selling their two children for video games: “In 2009, Li Lin and Li Juan welcomed their second child, a baby girl, and came up with the idea to … Continue reading

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ToyToyota’s Backseat Driver Allows Just That This Backseat Driver app from ToyToyota is awesome. It’s an iPhone app that allows kids to drive on a virtual road in their virtual cars where the lanes are created by the car’s GPS. It’s easier just to watch … Continue reading

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Tekken Movie Review

Tekken has to be my favorite arcade game has to be  with its full-body motion sensor, even if I did get pwned big time by an 8-year-old kid back in the late 90s as a college student. I’m not a … Continue reading

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The 8Asians Talk About: Drama in the Delta, the 3D Japanese Internment Camp Video Game

Our internal e-mail lists have us discussing all kinds of stuff: Asian American identity, representation in the media, the experiences of activism in an academia setting and its progression as we transition to the working, adult world. And sometimes we … Continue reading

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