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Why Xbox Fans are called “Gropers” in Japan

Shoutouts to Kotaku, who used (and credited) my image of Xbox 360 titles sold in Japan. If only I could just quit my day job and travel the world looking for cool gaming stuff to photograph… Advertisements

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Living in Japan has its advantages

Where I come from I could never get speeds like this at the price I do here in Japan. I am definitely gonna miss this.

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Japanese Arcades – Metal Gear Arcade

One thing I liked about Metal Gear Solid 4 was the PMC conflicts. Rather than maintain free standing armies, countries would simply employ the services of these companies and have them wage war on their behalf. Konami decided to take … Continue reading

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Japanese Arcades – Aqua Pazza

Wait, what? You’re telling me that there is a fighting game that features characters from romance mangas, and the aim of the game is to use one schoolgirl to beat the ever-loving shit out of another schoolgirl? Where has this … Continue reading

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Japanese Arcades – MJ5

Is there anything better than spending several hours hunched at a mahjong table, lungs assailed with second hand smoke and ears slowly succumbing to tinnitus every time those tiles are shuffled with a deafening chatter? I thought not.

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Xbox 360 Titles in Japan…

…look something like this: For the record: Western titles also have presence in stores here, but this store had a partitioned section specifically for localised releases. You still think that Japan will be branching out to a more diverse audience … Continue reading

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Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield

Okay. If there is any reason to sink thousands of yen into an arcade game (besides UFO catchers and, erm, purikura), this is one of them. I first saw Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senjō no Kizuna on my first trip to … Continue reading

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