kaiiboraka
kaiiboraka
9/16/19
3:06 PM
5

This is due in large part to the laws being written to address pachinko, card games and so forth. I suspect that video games were lumped in with pachinko machines legally once they became ubiquitous.

9/16/19
2:31 PM
3

The Japanese government considers competitive gaming gambling? That’s ridiculous, since, to me, gambling implies that it is random chance with a limited amount of skill involved (there is skill in card games, but it’s still entirely based on randomization and the skill is in how to handle that randomization). Whereas

9/16/19
2:13 PM
9

That issue has deep roots in Japan but there are ways around it locally. It seems like legit players like this are being punished while actual gamblers get to continue making trips to redemption kiosks all they want. They keep churning out new pachislot games.

9/16/19
1:33 PM
15

The old years of yore are quickly becoming antiquated. Developers now want continuous revenue streams vs a one-time lump sum. For those who want that “buy once own it” are quickly finding the Nintendo Switch as one of the few platforms remaining that support that sort of thing.

9/16/19
12:55 PM
11

I still feel like you could be given the option. Rent continuously for $5/month OR buy forever for a higher price. You could even have a rental-purchase setup where a given game is yours after a combination of subscription and play time.

9/16/19
12:47 PM
21

Ok, cool maybe, but why can’t I just buy these games outright and own them forever?

9/16/19
12:44 PM
34

> There’s none of the nickel and diming that’s otherwise rampant in modern mobile games. Instead, you just get over 100 titles that you download and play whenever you want [for $5 a month].

9/16/19
11:04 AM
4

I didn’t know any of this.  Thank you for your PSA, the Zero Escape series is great!

9/16/19
10:49 AM
3

What the hell is going on in Dream Karate? A fatal four way territory claiming game!?

9/16/19
7:35 AM
6

Haha. That last one of Guile made me laugh. Great list of pictures you compiled here, Brian. It was a great Tokyo Game Show this year. I was especially impressed with the indies and the e-sports this year. I have found myself migrating away from the main halls recently and focusing on Hall 9 (Indies, VR, cosplay, and

9/15/19
8:59 PM
6

Legally protected? Sounds like your dog should do it’s best Roger Murtaugh impression and let that bird know that its been revoked.

9/15/19
8:20 PM
10

Don’t sleep on AI: The Somnium Files people! It’s the latest game from the guru behind the Zero Escape series. Plus the character artist from Fire Emblem Awakening/Fates and No More Heroes.

9/15/19
6:35 PM
24

I heard they had to rename the game in Minnesota. Untitled Grey Duck Game it’s called.

9/15/19
5:39 PM
30

I have been waiting on Untitled Goose Game ever since it was first revealed—largely because I think my wife will love it.

We have something of a difficult history with geese. More specifically, our dog has a difficult history with geese. He’s roughly seventy-five pounds of muscle, and is good about defending the

9/15/19
11:45 AM
6

They’ve gone on record that the series ends when Ash wins the League, so the rumors about the anime being rebooted are likely true after all. 

9/15/19
11:35 AM
2

Almost every single person I know who has discord Nitro forked over the cash exclusively for the ability to post animated emotes. I’m not even joking, server after server I asked the question to were all paying 9.99 a month for Meme Power which is...definitely a choice you can make, I suppose.