Download Games Through Google Play Vending Machines in Japan

Android vending machines will be in Shibuya for just over a week.

Vending machines are quite popular in Japan, and Google recently put up a few of its own to distribute mobile games to Android users.

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AceBlazer133643d ago

oh japan . this isn't surprising from the country with porno vending machines .

3-4-53641d ago

Making fun of them for constantly inventing things ?

kingPoS3642d ago

'Woah' - Japan's doing things with vending machines I never thought possible.


Final Fantasy Brave Exvius X Parasite Eve Event Going On Now

Starting on September 21, Square Enix’s popular mobile roleplaying game Final Fantasy Brave Exvius begins its latest collaboration event, Parasite Eve. During this event, which lasts until October 11, participating players can look forward to new collaboration units, events, login bonuses and other rewards.

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persona4chie3h ago

I know it’s been said before, but hopefully they’ll bring back parasite Eve. Especially with them looking at their back catalog. A lot of people still want it

Knightofelemia2h ago

SquareEnix must be playing nice with the creator of Aya this could be a good thing. Parasite Eve on newer consoles would be a great thing.

Blax1h ago

Really hoping this leads to something more.

VersusDMC1h ago

Love that they are acknowledging Parasite eve.

I would settle for a FFVIII style remaster of PE 1/2 where they update the 3d models.

A dream scenario is they get the forespoken team to work on a new game with a japanese creative team and not outsource to American writers again. I say that team because their other AAA teams are busy and Forespoken took place partially in New York so they have that research done already.


Mobile Gaming Continues To Soar: What Is The Intrigue?

Mobile gaming is soaring, and isn't showing any signs of backing down.

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TheEnigma31310h ago

Because everyone has a phone and they do have some half decent games and a lot of them are free, with MTs of course.

VincentVanBro10h ago

Was this article written by ChatGPT?

RaiderNation9h ago

Barrier of entry. Everyone has a phone and most games are either very cheap or F2P.

BrainSyphoned8h ago

Availability and psycologicaly manipulated addiction. There have been videos online for years from gaming monetization conferences giving out a road map to addicting people. It isn't like it's a big secret. Too bad Devs don't care to defend us like they defended themselves over Unity trying a microtransaction whammy.

shinoff21838h ago

Brain, you actually make a good point. We were all over that unity situation, but don't get shown the same love

I_am_Batman6h ago(Edited 6h ago)

I disagree. It might not have hit the mainstream news cycle as much as the recent controversy, but we already were on a rodeo with Unity last year when they aquired ironsource with the specific goal to push monitization on developers as a central design focus early on in production.

Many developers weren't interested in prioritizing a maximization of profit at the cost of their creative goals. Apparently John Riccitiello (Unity CEO) couldn't grasp why so many devs weren't willing to turn their games into glorified virtual casinos, calling them "fucking idiots" in the process.

Edit: If you've missed the whole ordeal this video by Bellular does a decent job at summarizing it: https://youtu.be/Rg6FbN_BqM...
Later on Riccitiello apologized and promised to do better, but we know how that turned out.

If you want to split hairs you could argue that those devs weren't defending gamers, but their self-interest for creative freedom, but in the same way you could probably argue that most gamers wouldn't have defended developers in the recent plans of Unity to change their business model, if they didn't think it would have an impact on the games they would be playing.

The point is, when the interest of gamers and developers are aligned, the distinction of self-interest vs. altruism becomes somewhat meaningless. If you want to draw a line, draw it between people who care about the medium as an artform and the suits who only care about it as a means of extracting money.

Granted there are developers on both sides of that line, but the reason many people even decided to become game developers is because they're passionate about video games and the last thing they'd want to see is the degeneration of that medium.