Category Archives: Video Games

Takashi Miike To Direct Ace Attorney Movie

Japanese director Takashi Miike is set to take on the live action film adaptation of Ace Attorney, the popular video game series about defense attorney Phoenix Wright and his courtroom shenanagins. Capcom has even released the latest casting news with … Continue reading

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DUDE WTF ASIA: China Forcing Prisoners in Virtual Gold Farming

Having been a game reviewer for ages who hasn’t found a genre of video games that I didn’t like, I’m not surprised when I read that China had gold farming prisons. I actually have participated in gold farming in games … Continue reading

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Rock Jocks’ KevJumba on Acting & YouTube

You’ve seen KevJumba on YouTube and The Amazing Race, but soon you can watch him on the big screen in Rock Jocks, his first feature film! 8Asians was invited to the set of the indie comedy, which follows the adventures … Continue reading

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Justin Chon Talks Rock Jocks, Twilight & Life as an APA Actor

Rock Jocks is about to redefine the genre of video game movies. While most studios interpret gaming on big screens as over the top film adaptations of popular franchises (think Prince of Persia…and then stop thinking about it, because it’s … Continue reading

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The 8Asians Talk About Mortal Kombat: Legacy

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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Homefront’s Tae Kim Addresses Yellow Peril Controversy

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally posted on and a portion of this has been reposted here with permission.] When Homefront was announced as an game about a North Korean invasion on American soil, I had to roll my … Continue reading

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World of Warcraft and StarCraft Theme Park to Open in China

G4TV reports that an amusement park based on the video games World of Warcraft and Starcraft will be opening in China, with the only-in-China-would-they-give-this-English-name JoyWorld. Why isn’t a Blizzard Theme Park opening in South Korea, where Starcraft is king and … Continue reading

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What Asian American kids watch on the Internet: Freddie Wong’s YouTube Channels

My sons like first person shooter games such as the Call of Duty series, and they often watch YouTube videos of people playing such games in order to learn new tricks and tactics.  I noticed that Number Two Son was … Continue reading

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A Look Into South Korea’s Anti-Gaming Boot Camps

In America, we have boot camps for kids suffering from obesity. In South Korea, they offer boot camps for teens addicted to playing video games. All Voices posted 15 photos inside one of these anti-gaming camps where “young soldiers” are … Continue reading

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Homefront: The Face of Xenophobia & Video Games

Several days ago, I got an audition for an internet ad campaign called “The Journey” where they needed Korean men. At first, I was extremely excited and also because the gig paid $300 a day. But then when I looked … Continue reading

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DUDE WTF ASIA: Japanese Resort Attracts Men with Virtual Girlfriends

First saw this on Slashdot and thought I’d share the story here: a Japanese resort is now catering to men with Virtual girlfriends from the game Love Plus (a trailer of the game is above).  Love Plus is a simulation … Continue reading

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