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Death Stranding: Hideo Kojima’s New Game Trailer Released!

Hideo Kojima is a legendary game developer who has brought to us iconic games such as the Metal Gear series, Snatcher, and Policenauts. The news of him parting ways with Konami in 2015 left many fans devastated. However, not all is bleak as Kojima has not retired from creating games. The latest game that he…

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…

No Boyfriend? No Problem! The Background of Japan’s Popular Otome Game Genre

No boyfriend? No Problem! You can now develop romantic relationships with a guy as if you are actually dating in real life. This is called “Otome Game” which is a video game based on a story manipulated by the player character with the goal of your desired partner falling in love with you. With a…

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…

What to Buy in Akihabara: Things Not to Miss in Japan’s Otaku Mecca!

Where’s the best place in Tokyo to get my otaku on? Ask anyone and you can be sure to get one, unified answer: Akihabara, the electric city. What was considered a black market in years gone by has now transformed into the heart of otaku culture in Japan. Strolling around Akihabara, you’ll be awed by…

Snatcher: Get to Know Hideo Kojima’s Little-Known Gaming Masterpiece

Hideo Kojima has worked for nearly 30 years making some of the greatest games ever made. Each of his games has pushed the envelope thematically, in gameplay, and scope. Most people know the games in his Metal Gear franchise, but many people don’t know one of his more little-known masterpieces, a game called ‘Snatcher’. Do…

Great News for Fans of Persona, New Releases Are On the Way!

The gaming industry is still huge in Japan with both young and old still taking an interest in it. Take a ride on the bus or train on the way home from work and you’ll see quite a number of people tinkering with either their smartphones or even gaming consoles playing! Now speaking of games,…
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