Articles Tagged ‘Japan’

Ōkami – the Most Beautiful Video Game Ever

Posted by // December 15th, 2012 // Graphic Design

In recent years the video game industry has been dominated by franchise releases that major developers push because they know that strong sales are all but guaranteed. These include Call of Duty, Battlefield, Halo and FIFA, all worth billions and considered as valuable as blockbuster movies. Unfortunately this focus on profits has meant that original,…

Takabisha – the Steepest Roller Coaster Ever

Posted by // November 29th, 2012 // Architecture

Takabisha is the world’s steepest roller coaster with a drop that goes far beyond vertical at 121 degrees. Its name translates from Japanese as being ‘domineering’ and is a pun with the three characters (高飛車) literally meaning ‘high fly car’. It is a record holder courtesy of the angle which is just half a degree…