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6 Gaming Company Buildings in Japan All Gamers Should Visit!

If I asked you to name a video game, what would you say? The Legend of Zelda? Super Mario? Metal Gear? Ask anyone to name the first video game that comes to their head, and it’s fairly likely that their answer will be a game or character that originated in Japan. This country has been…

Watch Gameplay Videos While Dining at This New Game Cafe in Tokyo!

Ever thought of dining in a sports bar while watching gameplay videos and other related videos? It may sound a little strange but this has been already happening in Tokyo (東京), Japan since October 2016. SQUARE ENIX, a popular Japanese developer and publisher of long-running video game series, has recently opened a sports bar in…

Has Everyone Forgotten About the JRPG Classic ‘Parasite Eve’?

In the past few years, the world of gaming has one under heavy fire from progressives and women’s rights groups claiming that female game characters are incredibly sexist. They especially point to games made in Japan where it is common for female game characters to be clad in less fabric than you might find or…

Into JRPGs? Know the History Behind the JRPG Classic, Dragon Quest!

The Dragon Quest franchise is one of the longest running and most important JRPG franchises of all time. Its effect on the entire genre of video games cannot be overstated. The original Dragon Quest on NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) essentially created the JRPG, without it, there would be no Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, Pokemon, or…

Three Titles That Will Reinvigorate the Japanese RPG Genre This Summer 2016!

Summer is upon us. A time where the beaches are populated with wild teens and the cinemas are overly crowded due to Hollywood’s cash cows. It is undoubtedly a season of massive spending, nonetheless, a very exciting one. For gamers or general enthusiasts of geek culture, summer does not mean intense social gathering, new clothes…

A Look Back at Chrono Cross: the Underappreciated JRPG Classic

What’s With All the Hate? After spending almost 1500 words absolutely gushing about my favorite video game ever, Chrono Trigger, I got to thinking, “What about the sequel?” Chrono Cross was released very late in the original PlayStation life cycle. While it was a critical hit, gaining nines and tens from most reviewing sites, it…

Check Out the Anime Spin-off of Finally Fantasy XV for Free!

There will be an anime spinoff to draw attention to the upcoming Final Fantasy XV game which is set to be released on the 30th of September 2016. The anime series entitled Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV will have a total of 5 episodes, and what is more amazing is that the episodes are free to…

In the Surreal World of Final Fantasy Cafe, Tokyo!

If, like me, you are a fan of Japanese video games, I’m sure you’ll have played at leafs one iteration of the Final Fantasy series of games from Square Enix. And, if you enjoyed them as much as I did, you probably wished you could visit some of the places in these games as well…Just…