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Original Astro Boy sketches fetched €269,400 ($321,233) at a recent Paris auction Drawn in the late 1950s, the six-panel strip measures 13.7 inches by 9.8 inches and shows Astro Boy fighting a foe. “It’s a world record for this artist whose works are few in the market,” said Eric Leroy of auction house Artcurial.

One Paris Street Has A Dozen Video Game Stores One Paris Street Has A Dozen Video Game Stores

If you ever go to Paris, there are a few things you absolutely must see. There’s the Louvre, where the Mona Lisa hangs. There’s the Eiffel Tower, hulking and iconic. And then there’s the street full of video game stores.

Developers At One French Game Studio Have Been On Strike For A Month [UPDATE] Developers At One French Game Studio Have Been On Strike For A Month [UPDATE]

Félix Habert is a game designer and staff representative at Eugen Systems, a small French studio behind several well-received strategy games, including the recent Steel Division: Normandy 44. He joined the company as an intern five years ago, but walked out last month alongside 20 other employees because of unpaid…

Developers At One French Game Studio Have Been On Strike For A Month Developers At One French Game Studio Have Been On Strike For A Month

Félix Habert is a game designer and staff representative at Eugen Systems, a small French studio behind several well-received strategy games, including the recent Steel Division: Normandy 44. He joined the company as an intern five years ago, but walked out last month alongside 20 other employees because of unpaid…

Dragon Ball's Goku Makes An Impressive Paris Saint-Germain Debut Dragon Ball's Goku Makes An Impressive Paris Saint-Germain Debut

During the Paris Saint-Germain game against Marseille, fans unveiled a massive Goku banner as Paris continues its march towards the title.

France's Cosplay Is Très Bien

Japan Expo, one of the biggest anime shows on the planet, went down in Paris earlier this month. The cosplay was good.

Tracer Ultimate Fizzles Out In Overwatch World Cup Match Tracer Ultimate Fizzles Out In Overwatch World Cup Match

Some days, you just can’t get rid of a good pulse bomb, so the game does it for you.

Assassination Plot Discovered By Video Game Forum Assassination Plot Discovered By Video Game Forum

A 23-year-old man has been arrested after his plot to try and assassinate the French President was uncovered by the users of a video game forum.

An Insider’s Look At Working In The Anime Business An Insider’s Look At Working In The Anime Business

So you dream of moving to Japan and making anime. But what’s it really like? Just ask Thomas Romain.

New Ghost Recon Causes Actual Diplomatic Incident New Ghost Recon Causes Actual Diplomatic Incident

Ghost Recon Wildlands is, for most of us, a video game. For the governments of France (home to publishers Ubisoft) and Bolivia, though, it’s now a cause of national beef.

The Nine Best Movie Shootouts

Bang! Bang! For years now, movie makers have been thrilling audiences with blazes of bullets. Some shootouts are better than others. These are the best.

French Consumer Group Sues Valve Over Ban On Steam Resales French Consumer Group Sues Valve Over Ban On Steam Resales

Valve has come under fire from a French consumer association called UFC Que Choisir (slightly different from that other UFC). The organization litigates on behalf of the public, and they feel that Steam is letting customers down. I like what they’re trying to do, but I don’t love their chances here.

First Look at the New Astro Boy Reboot First Look at the New Astro Boy Reboot

Never mind that there was already an Astro Boy reboot in 2009. Or that the previous reboot was not so good. They're giving it another shot, calling it, wait for it, Astro Boy Reboot. It looks very green.

New Fighting Game Is Basically An Indie Power Stone

I don't really like fighting games. But I've always had a soft spot for Capcom's Power Stone series, which broke free of the limitations of most other fighters and dropped you in a small 3D arena, meaning your combat felt more "real" than being trapped on a 2D plane. That series is long gone, but this new fighter sure…

Hayao Miyazaki Calls Charlie Hebdo Cartoons a "Mistake" Hayao Miyazaki Calls Charlie Hebdo Cartoons a "Mistake"

Last month, the Paris offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo were attacked, leaving twelve dead. Recently, however, famed Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki said he believes the French paper's Muhammad cartoons were a "mistake."

Assassin's Creed's Paris vs Paris, 2014 Assassin's Creed's Paris vs Paris, 2014

Damien Hypolite, who by day works for Sciences et Avenir, is also a bit of an Assassin's Creed fan. Seeing as the latest game is set in Paris, he figured he'd print out some screenshots, take them to the actual spots in the real world they're based on, and see how they shape up.

90s Magazine Cover Sure Was Grim 90s Magazine Cover Sure Was Grim

With the PlayStation 2 on the way, the April 1999 issue of France's Player One magazine had some ideas on the future of Mario and Sonic.

High Fashion Is Best When It Looks like Anime High Fashion Is Best When It Looks like Anime

It really is! Take this this outfit created by fashion designer Junya Watanabe. It looks like Bobobo from the manga and anime series Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo.

Well, That's a Good Way To Piss Off Korean Gamers [Update] Well, That's a Good Way To Piss Off Korean Gamers [Update]

Anime, gaming, and cosplay event Japan Expo is underway in Paris. And since Riot Games is in attendance, the studio created a notice on the League of Legends website. The image accompanying the announcement has some Korean gamers up in arms.

Guy Dressed As Sonic Messes With Cops

In America and Japan, Sonic is a fun-loving hedgehog that loves gold rings, going fast, scarves and occasionally kissing human women. In France? Sonic just wants to see the world burn.

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