The Future of Japanese Gaming

Is the Xbox 360 doomed in Japan or can Microsoft jump-start its presence? What Japanese games are worth your while in the West? IGN reports.

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Grennoki6538d ago

I kinda knew this was going to happen who didn't over here in North America we are getting games that we like to play but in Japan things are diffrent lots of them get sick from first person games they are diffrent types of gamers and Microsoft is pretty much saying here is a game that not a single person wants but we want to sell it anyway. They need to get some games out like Blue Dragon that's what Japanese people want not Oblivion or Perfect Dark. So Microsoft start giving them what they want or things may get real ugly looking.

Schmitty076538d ago

They can only buy the "best", which are Japanese products.

FamoAmo6538d ago (Edited 6538d ago )

Plain and simple they are loyal to Nintendo and Sony.. I disagree with #1 b/c MS has done so much to get support in Japan!! MS has pumped enough $ into the black hole Japan.. I say cut your losses and move on don't go out of your way for them if anything go out of your way for the Supporters the Americans!! Japan won't support the 360... Sony is in for a big surprise also Japan will support the Wii over the ps3 for sure b/c of price and the new controller (japan loves the gadgets).... Nintendo is gonna own the Japanese market most likely.. Hey I got mad respect for Japan but I want whats best for me as a gamer and thats putting the great titles into my hands... Keep the support of Japanese developers but don't go out of your way for the japanese gamers b/c MS has tried and they simply don't want to support an american product!!

PS360PCROCKS6538d ago

their games sucks as* anyways their all lame RPG's that are just as bad as their stupid cartoons, pokemon, pssh f that


Nearly Half Of Gamers Play Video Games To "Express Themselves," Study Finds

Many players find it easier to express themselves while playing games. Yet, over half of the surveyed gamers still play to relieve stress.

H917h ago

I wonder what place made this study, and it's Fandom, no wonder half of the people said that, I find it hilarious that Fandom of all places did manage to pull more than 50% for the argument of playing games for self expression

phoenixwing14h ago

Honestly i don't believe this statistic. All we need is an executive to believe it and they'll focus more on how to "express" ourselves over good gameplay and further ruin gaming.

FinalFantasyFanatic13h ago

I actually just play to relax/have fun, get immersed in another world for a while and enjoy the story/characters, who the hell plays to "express themselves"? I can understand how that applies to say Minecraft, where you're actually making things, but I don't think you can apply this to most games.


Wolfenstein: The New Order Is The Last Of Its Kind

Wolfenstein: The New Order turns ten years old today, so we decided to play it again and discovered just how much of an extinct kind of game it is.

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SovereignSnaKe13h ago

It's an outstanding game and so was The Old Blood. Also a lost era of gaming. Interesting, I received a physical copy of The Old Blood 9 years ago today from Poland. It was digital only in North America initially upon release so I had to import.


Wolfenstein: The New Order - A Highly Rated FPS That Hasn't Stood the Test of Time

Wolfenstein: The New Order launched 10 years ago today, but can it stand up to the modern FPS titles it inspired?

Seth_hun19h ago

I disagree. Its still a fantastic game, with very good gunplay and a surprisingly loveable cast of characters and a good story trough many different and interesting setpieces

hiawa2316h ago(Edited 16h ago)

All The New Order needs for my tastes is a this gen enhancement patch.

ChasterMies15h ago

I played New Order a couple of years after launch and I give it an 8/10. The shooter holds up because it is focused on being a good shooter. There is no crafting, no RPG elements, no open world find the question mark Weapons are fun. Enemies are fun. Levels offer a nice mix of stealth and shooting. You get to be the predator; this isn’t a game about fending off waves of enemies while a robot companion unlocks a door. Most importantly, New Order is the last of a dying breed of single player shooters.

Skuletor14h ago

Singleplayer shooters are still getting released every year, just look up "boomer shooters" and you'll find an an abundance of them. AAA fps campaigns, not so much.

Last year had Trepang2, RoboCop: Rogue City, Turbo Overkill, Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun, Dread Templar, Sprawl and more

DustMan10h ago

The games you mentioned are not from AAA developers. Wolfenstein likely had a budget that was probably as big as all those games you mentioned combined. I'm not knocking the new wave of retro shooters. I absolutely love them (I think some get much higher review scores than they deserve though). I just really wouldn't describe Wolfenstein as purely a boomer shooter based on the relatively cohesive story, with cut scenes and is fully voice acted. Full set piece moments.

AA development seems to be focused keeping the single player solo experience alive. But the big developers are only concerned about the MTX and milking players who enjoy multiplayer.

ChasterMies2h ago(Edited 2h ago)

The age of AA shooters. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing. I like less expense, shorter games.

Abear2114h ago

Weird all the Wolfenstein articles.

Can you guess what will be announced at Xbox showcase?

DefenderOfDoom214h ago

What Machine Games did with Wolfenstein franchise is awesome. The game play definitely to me , is still very fun to play !!!

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