A bewildered, far-from-conclusive look at the state of public gaming in Tokyo

TOKYO—I’m not sure how much of my life has included dreams of traveling to Japan, but I know it’s a majority. I’m a child of the ’80s who grew up pledging allegiance to Japanese video game makers while drooling over the arcade and console games that that nation not only produced, but often had early …

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Review: Changeling mixes the best parts of podcasts and horror novels into one

(credit: Simon & Schuster UK) True crime has taken over entertainment. Regardless of what that says about our society, observe the fruits of this trend has been fascinating. It’s a pick-your-poison landscape now, filled with riveting podcasts, multi-part streaming series, and other mediums exploring (or exploiting, depending on your view) our interest in the horrible …

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ECB’s Lautenschlaeger Sees Possible 2019 Rate Hike on Inflation

The European Central Bank may increase interest rates next year if inflation picks up, executive-board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger said in an interview with Deutschlandfunk radio. While Lautenschlaeger “hopes and expects” there will be a rate change in 2019, it depends on the inflation data in the first and second quarter, she said in an excerpt …

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