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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 in 2018: 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,…

Gamers Ready? Here is the Top 10 Japanese Role Playing Games of All Time!

Japan is arguably most famous worldwide for its video games. Japan took gaming and sent it into the stratosphere. Gaming was popular in the 80’s but it really became what it is today, because of Japan. Companies like Nintendo, Konami, Square, SEGA and much more helped to bring gaming into mainstream culture in the 80’s…

BABYMETAL To Be Featured In Wii U Game Super Mario Maker

Most people have played Super Mario games at some point in their lives, and consider it to be a huge part of their childhood. Recently, Nintendo announced that its ‘Super Mario Maker’ game for the Wii U (a game creation system) will get a new addition! Read on to find out more about the newly…

A Brief Guide on How to Purchase Games Online with No Credit Card in Japan

If you’re living or traveling through Japan, you’ve probably noticed that the country is largely cash-based. Not many people use or even own credit cards. So, knowing how to pay for certain things using cash can be really helpful. This article will help share information on how you are able to pay for video games…
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