Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 10.26.07

Saturday, October 27th, 2007 by jay

Skies 2 on Wii?
This may be old, but it’s too amazing to not mention. EGM reported a rumor that Skies of Arcadia 2 is in development for the Wii.

An interview with Will Wright
Will Wright may be a genius. His games are all brilliant, despite always leaving me feeling empty and suicidal. …

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 10.5.07

Friday, October 5th, 2007 by jay

Dream team created to make MMO
One of the three guys behind Fallout and 17 ex-Blizzard guys all in one development team? You know these are going to be amazingly well crafted fetch quests that change absolutely nothing in a static MMO world. And think of the grinding!

Halo 3 is the biggest …

PS1 games you may have missed: Non-RPG edition

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 by chris

Believe it or not, I like a few PSX games that aren’t RPGs! Of course, several of them are still hard-to-find (because I like to like things nobody knows about).

Unfortunately, I do not have copies nor solid recollections of all of them. But I can tell you about a couple more to look …

Gaming Meccas of Japan Pt. 2 — Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007 by tyson

Every hobby and every religion has their sacred place. Baseball fans have Cooperstown. Gamblers go to Las Vegas. Catholics go to the Vatican. Maple syrup lovers go to Canada. For us, the nerds, the geeks, the otaku, we have Akihabara. It is here that we can fulfill our wildest, dorkiest dreams. If we feel like …

A deeper look into Nintendo’s bling

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 by pat

Nintendo’s recent ascension to become the second largest company in Japan has been making news on a few sites which track the business aspect of video games. While it is true that a company’s market capitalization (basically a measure of what the stock market thinks a company is worth) has grown by leaps and …

Nintendo is waiting for shoes to be eaten

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 by christian

So guess who is the second largest company in Japan as of now?

NCL, otherwise known as Nintendo.

That’s right, the same Nintendo that countless people asked to drop out of the hardware business for the entirety of the Gamecube generation.

I’m sorry, but I have …

TGS 2007 — Fear and Loathing in Tokyo

Monday, September 24th, 2007 by tyson

Living in Japan allows me a certain freedom when it comes to my nerd-hood. Video game playing is all but encouraged, anime is the norm, and if you were to tell someone your life goal was to build and paint model robots, they would smile understandingly at you. Japan is indeed a land in which …

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 9.21.07

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007 by jay

PSP outsells DS in Japan
Square’s Final Fantasy VII spin off for the PSP, Crisis Core, sold half a million copies last week. It also sold PSPs. Possibly not all of the 95 thousand Sony sold in the week, but likely around 80 thousand, which is how many more units were sold than the …

The Hardware Honeymoon Is Over, Bring On The Games!

Friday, September 7th, 2007 by tyson

I just took a quick peek at the Japanese console sales charts and I think it is safe to say that the newness is starting to fade from this generation of consoles. This is by no means a doom and gloom statement, it just means that now some game developers need to step up …

Fishing for Quarters – Remembering arcades

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 by tyson

Being a kid of the Eighties and Nineties, I spent a ton of time feeding quarters into arcade games. We at videolamer may rain praise upon our little console buddies but we rarely talk about their much larger, and these days dumber, brothers, the arcade machines. If it were not for these coin-gobbling behemoths, consoles …