In the West, most lucrative intellectual properties are protected with litigious fervor. But that’s not always the case across the rest of the world. Case in point: in Japan, former Taito programmer Jun’ya Ota spurred ...Read More »
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While it might seem hard to believe, Steam was a relatively unfamiliar platform in Japan six years ago. But the PC port of Dark Souls changed that, and when sales of FromSoftware’s title greatly exceeded ...Read More »
With an annual onslaught of sequels, remakes, and derivative copy-cat titles, it’s easy to become cynical during E3. But look past the assurance-promoting pressers or the ostentatious showfloor booths, and you might find the rare ...Read More »
Given Bomber Crew’s bubble-headed, cutesy squad-mates, you might assume that the game is a light-hearted interpretation of aerial warfare. But in execution, the game plays like Memphis Belle reimagined with a cast of Fisher-Price Little ...Read More »
According to psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, ‘flow’ is the mental state a person reaches when they are fully immersed in a task. Commonly known as being ‘in the zone’, Csikszentmihalyi isolated nine elements that occur when ...Read More »
From a subtle tweet to role-playing tradition in Octopath Traveler, a double-dose of Touhou delight, as well as Jeff Minter’s latest foray through digital psychedelia, a number of notable titles arrives this week. Beyond that, ...Read More »
At first glance, Way of the Passive Fist might resemble just another side-scrolling brawler. But the game’s moniker signals how an offensive takes a backseat, as the game’s protagonist fights by wearing down his opponent ...Read More »
What is the concept: Following the devastation of earth, signs of life start to reemerge, as arid wastelands slowly turn green. From these embryonic lands, a multitude of mushrooms are sprouting. But distressingly, they seem ...Read More »
With a body of work that includes salient efforts such as the Zero Escape series, scenarios for visual novels like Ever 17: The Out of Infinity and Remember 11: The Age of Infinity, as well ...Read More »
Between Shining Resonance Refrain’s Yuma Ilvern, School Idol’s Haneko, as well as the appearance of Two Crude Dudes (no, not Robert and Ryan), this week’s new releases offers a multitude of interesting protagonists. Fortunately, for ...Read More »