japan

game development

Where The Hell Did 'Mighty No. 9' For Vita and 3DS Go?

It's been two years since the disappointing spiritual successor to Mega Man came and went, but the developers still haven't fully delivered on their promises.
Patrick Klepek
8.24.18
movies

'Alita: Battle Angel' Doesn't Understand Why Anime Characters Have Big Eyes

The big, expressive eyes of anime reflect a very specific history. The new 'Alita' film doesn't seem to know that.
Carli Velocci
12.9.17
Emulation

Atlus Tried to Take Down a PlayStation 3 Emulator’s Crowdfunding Page

The company argued the emulator's mere existence infringed on their copyright, but Patreon pushed back.
Patrick Klepek
9.26.17
Otome

Learn to Love Otome Games Through These Essential Titles

There’s a lot more to the “loved-up” side to visual novels than dating sims starring anime boys.
Jennifer Allen
6.26.17
Censorship

Localization Isn't Censorship, And The Difference Is Important

A localizer at XSEED had their name removed from an upcoming game over the deletion of KKK reference, raising fiery debates over intent and "censorship."
Patrick Klepek
4.27.17
Persona 5

Atlus Is Letting People Stream More, But Not All, 'Persona 5'

You can now share your experiences until the game's final act.
Patrick Klepek
4.26.17
japan

JonTron’s Comments on Japan as a "Model Society" are Baseless

Last month, JonTron made despicable comments about immigration and Japanese society. He couldn't be more wrong.
Emma Kidwell
4.22.17
Persona 5

Atlus Threatens Players Against Streaming Too Much 'Persona 5'

Even though streaming has become big business, it doesn't mean every company approves of it.
Patrick Klepek
4.4.17
personA

Addressing the Eye-Popping and Perplexing Imagery of ‘Persona 5’

The Japanese RPG dazzles with its vibrant visuals, save for when they contradict what the story’s trying to say.
Mike Diver
3.16.17
digimon

It’s Time to Give the Digimon Games Another Chance

We all got burned by the crap in the past, but newer titles based on the digital monsters come warmly recommended.
Joe Anderton
2.22.17
Yakuza 0

'Yakuza 0' is A Postcard from Another Time

How 'Yakuza 0' recreates the cash-laden craziness of Economic Bubble Japan
Heidi Kemps
1.28.17
japan

It’s a Glorious Time for Japanese Video Games

We're just going to pretend chapter 13 in 'Final Fantasy XV' never happened.
Patrick Klepek
1.27.17
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