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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft yesterday at 19:37.

Nintendo Releasing New Switch Model With A Better Battery Life

Nintendo Releasing New Switch Model With A Better Battery Life

This August in Japan, Nintendo is releasing a new Switch model with a longer battery life. It will be priced the same as the current model and aside from the battery life, feature the same specs.

The new model will feature a battery life that lasts between 4.5 hours and 9 hours, depending on the game. For Breath of the Wild, for example, the battery life is around 5.5 hours. In comparison, the...

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft yesterday at 19:00.

Track: Mayor Of Simpleton | Artist: XTC | Album: Oranges & Lemons

Track: Mayor Of Simpleton | Artist: XTC | Album: Oranges & Lemons

Track: Mayor Of Simpleton | Artist: XTC | Album: Oranges & Lemons

Kotaku Soundtrack is a selection of the stuff we’re listening to at the moment. 

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft yesterday at 18:30.

Japan Now Has Gundam-Shaped Vending Machine

Japan Now Has Gundam-Shaped Vending Machine
Kotaku EastEast is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.  

When you think of Japan, you probably think of Gundam. Maybe you think of vending machines . Now both have been joined into one single entity. Behold, the Gundam-shaped vending machine.

As Waseda’s Jeffrey Hall points out,...

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft yesterday at 18:00. 1 comments

Yu-Gi-Oh! Creator Apologizes After Criticizing The Current Japanese Government

Yu-Gi-Oh! Creator Apologizes After Criticizing The Current Japanese Government
Kotaku EastEast is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.  

Yesterday, Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi uploaded an original illustration to Instagram, urging his fellow Japanese citizens to vote in the upcoming election. That’s not all.

Speech bubbles in the illustration read...

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft yesterday at 17:00.

Mike Tyson Says He Just Learned About Balrog In Street Fighter II

Mike Tyson Says He Just Learned About Balrog In Street Fighter II

In 1991, Street Fighter II was released. Now in 2019, Mike Tyson just heard about Balrog for the very first time.

As EventHubs points out, EPSN asked the former heavyweight champ if he knew the story about the character. Tyson replied, “No, I have no idea.” ESPN’s Arda Ocal explained how the boxer character Balrog was originally called “M. Bison” in Japan, with the initial being short for...

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft yesterday at 16:00.

Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago Riverwalk. USA. By Martin Tan | Instagram

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jul 16, 2019 at 19:30. 2 comments

Originally released on the Wii in 2006, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz is being remade for Nintendo

Originally released on the Wii in 2006, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz is being remade for Nintendo

Originally released on the Wii in 2006, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz is being remade for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Steam. It’s called Tabegoro! Super Monkey Ball with tabegoro meaning “ripe for eating.” The game will be out on October 31 on Switch and PS4 in Japan. The Steam release is TBA. No word on when it’ll be out internationally. 

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jul 16, 2019 at 19:00. 10 comments

Japanese Restaurant Bans Japanese Customers, Says They're Rude

Japanese Restaurant Bans Japanese Customers, Says They're Rude
Kotaku EastEast is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.  

This is a change. For years, there were stories of Japanese establishments with “Japanese-only” policies, refusing foreigners. But now, one noodle restaurant in Okinawa is refusing to serve Japanese customers, saying that...

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jul 16, 2019 at 17:00. 3 comments

Japan Polled Over Nintendo Switch Lite Interest

Japan Polled Over Nintendo Switch Lite Interest
Kotaku EastEast is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.  

Are folks in Japan interested in buying a Nintendo Switch Lite? Or not? Let’s see what a new poll on Japanese site Inside reveals.

The poll asked Switch owners and non-owners whether or not they planned to purchase a...

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jul 16, 2019 at 16:00.

The Underpass

The Underpass

The Underpass. Osaka, Japan. By Brian Ashcraft | Twitter

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jul 15, 2019 at 21:08.

The Temple of Athena

The Temple of Athena

The Temple of Athena. Athens, Greece. By Caleb Lesch.

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jul 15, 2019 at 20:30.

Track: Baba Yetu | Artist: Christopher Tin feat

Track: Baba Yetu | Artist: Christopher Tin feat

Track: Baba Yetu | Artist: Christopher Tin feat. Soweto Gospel Choir with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | Album: Civilization IV Soundtrack

Kotaku Soundtrack is a selection of the stuff we’re listening to at the moment.

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jul 15, 2019 at 20:27.

Oshino Hakkai

Oshino Hakkai
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Oshino Hakkai. Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. By Charlez Chong.

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jul 15, 2019 at 20:24.

Blue Skies

Blue Skies
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Blue Skies. Kyoto, Japan. By Martin Steigele.

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jul 15, 2019 at 20:22.

Purple Flowers

Purple Flowers

Purple Flowers. Wageningen, Netherlands. By Aiman Ishak.

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jul 15, 2019 at 20:04.

Track: Crazy Train | Artist: Ozzy Osbourne | Album: Blizzard of Ozz

Track: Crazy Train | Artist: Ozzy Osbourne | Album: Blizzard of Ozz

Track: Crazy Train | Artist: Ozzy Osbourne | Album: Blizzard of Ozz

Kotaku Soundtrack is a selection of the stuff we’re listening to at the moment.

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jul 15, 2019 at 19:32.

Track: Govinda | Artist: Kula Shaker | Album: K

Track: Govinda | Artist: Kula Shaker | Album: K

Track: Govinda | Artist: Kula Shaker | Album: K

Kotaku Soundtrack is a selection of the stuff we’re listening to at the moment.

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jul 15, 2019 at 19:25.

Horin-ji Temple

Horin-ji Temple

Horin-ji Temple. Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. By Jimmy Ho | Instagram | Official Site

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jul 15, 2019 at 19:23.

Track: Yashii Seikatsu | Artist: Ayano Kaneko | Album: Muretachi

Track: Yashii Seikatsu | Artist: Ayano Kaneko | Album: Muretachi

Track: Yashii Seikatsu | Artist: Ayano Kaneko | Album: Muretachi

Kotaku Soundtrack is a selection of the stuff we’re listening to at the moment.

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jul 15, 2019 at 19:15.

This Past Spring

This Past Spring

This Past Spring. Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. By Christian Green.

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