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Games

Scott Popular vs. Famitsu

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Very nice: my friend Scott PopularStreet Fighter player extraordinaire — is featured in a recent issue of Famitsu, Japan’s weekly gaming bible. The interview turned into a 3-page article, with Scott and crew talking about being foreign gamers in Japanland.

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Design

On Design for December 2008

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This month’s edition of my “On Design” column was in yesterday’s The Japan Times, and can be read online here. I cover the Yamaha Plus Minus Zero Electro-Hybrid Bicycle, Teamlab‘s Memodesk, Nendo‘s Socket-Deer, Naoto Fukasawa’s Trapezoid watch, and Holz’s Tategu.

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Also, I forget to post about last month’s column, which can be read here. For November, I covered the new Moleskine Tokyo and Kyoto City Guides, EXS‘ Shishishikki collection of dishes, Takeshi Miyakawa‘s Fractal 23 drawers, Graph‘s 2008 agenda, and Balmuda Design‘s Airline desk lamp.

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Inside Wired

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Here’s a look at the page in the current issue of Wired with the Arcade Mania mention. Definitely nice to see!

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Photography

Tim and the Sexy German

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Our friend Tim, holding what I’m guessing is his sexy little German. Photo by Jono.

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Arcade Mania Is Wired

081223-wiredGood news on the Arcade Mania front: the book was picked up for the January issue of Wired (17.01), as part of its “Playlist” corner — Wired‘s equivalent to monthly picks. And this gives me another opportunity to remind everyone that the book is available pretty much everywhere now.

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Design Fashion

The History of Asics in Paper

Great short that tells the story of Asics/Onitsuka Tiger, using origami models. It won quite a few prizes as well. Via Motionographer.

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Anime

For Your Blossom

Interesting animated short by Gaku Kinoshita. Via Paul Baron.

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Saint’s Row 2 CM in Japan

This is how they’re selling Saint’s Row 2 in Japan — I think it’s great. Also, I’d like to give some huge thumbs up on that game. It may not have the sheen of Grand Theft Auto IV, but I might have actually had more fun with SR2. It’s an absolute blast. Via Mark Cooke.

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Light Chaser

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I’m bored, and trying not to think about certain things, so let’s play a game. Pictured, a light. It’s somewhere in Tokyo. Ten points to anyone who figures out where. I may add hints in the comments section.

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The Scheming Swede

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Assistant and PMKFA are plotting something. See, I have proof. I’m sure it’s something nasty.