Thexder.

This was forty or fifty bucks in 1986(?)-dollars but it looked like robotech so i begged my parents for it.

If memory serves, I played it for a couple days but it was so frustratingly hard that i never got anywhere.

As mentioned by cengiz in the cbox, Nestlé Japan’s Youtube channel has started a serial called “GACKTなゲーム!? ガメ先手ル!" (it very roughly translates to "Gackt plays games!? Game Tackling!") where he plays retro Japanese games for the first time. I think there’s a pun about game center in there as well. Anyways, the channel will be releasing a new clip of Gackt gaming for a year and it seems he’s not very familiar with these retro 8bit/16bit games though he was known as a big fan (self-proclaimed) of the original Playstation. The Gackt Italia channel has translated the first few clips into English if you are curious.

GACKT x Nestle #1: Rockman 2 - July 1st

GACKT x Nestle #4 Rockman 2 - July 4th
Gackt’s “Rockman 2” struggle continue…

GACKT x Nestle #2: Nekketsu Koukou Doggy Ball - July 2nd

GACKT x Nestle #3: Downtown Tale of Nekketsu - July 3rd
The show’s host, Takumi, joins Gackt as player 2 but he gets caught in Gackt’s fists of fury in this classic fighting game.

YT: Nestlé Japan’s official channel
The Gackt fansub channel: Gackt Italia

Oh if you like this kind of retro gaming shows, I recommend you check out Game Center CX, where the host tackles really punishing classics like the original “Ninja Gaiden.” I’m not a retro gamer, but this show is pretty interesting.

"Dr Hunter Cures Them with Bullets" TM jrocknyc holdings ltd ^_^

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/magazine/who-made-that-first-person-shooter-game.html 

just open the god damn door already

L4D in Japan!

"A 5-map campaign set in various locations throughout Japan. Survivors start in Tokyo’s red light district, escaping to Kyoto’s Kiyomizu temple, before moving further into the mountains the next morning."

http://www.l4dmaps.com/details.php?file=14482

Downloading now…

The American Interest:

Top Chinese leaders told us that they believe Japan is entering a period of right-wing militarist nationalism, and that the purchase of the islands was a deliberate effort by Japan to begin a process of eroding the settlement of World War II, including the Cairo and Potsdam declarations.

Chinese leaders speak of China’s “peaceful development”, but some analysts believe that China cannot rise peacefully, and will seek a form of hegemony in East Asia that will lead to conflict with the United States and Japan.


This will make a good Call of Duty someday. 

I, of course, am rooting for Japan, since China takes american ideas and jobs  AND could give us a few beat-downs in a real war. Also there’s no good bands there.

Arctic Combat | Webzen (2012)

  • Doesn’t automatically save your login, doesn’t autodetect your country region: you have to enter a password and select North America, East every single time you play.
  • Disorienting “BUY SHIT NOW NOW NOW!” screens supercrammed full of unclear selections.
  • Loading screens… is the game loading? Is it not? Did I click the right button? IS THIS A BUTTON? Did I do something wrong, did the internet fail me again? No indicator that something is loading, or registering, or HAPPE-FUCKING-NING at all. Good design work there.
  • Misspellings on most pages.
  • Oh you want to use your mousewheel to switch weapons? We don’t acknowledge the existence of mousewheels. We built this game in 1996.
  • Have to switch from Dvorak to Qwerty keyboard in Windows OOPS BUT WE WONT LET YOU ALT-TAB OUT OF THE GAME TO DO THAT. Quit game, switch keyboard input layouts (in Windows, literally two easy clicks), RELOAD STUPID GAME.
  • Ugh I see this WZLauncher.exe screen every time I load the game up!? How virusy!
  • Aaaaaaaand: once in an actual game, the suckitude continues. I don’t know the gaming term for it (FOV maybe), but being in-game, it’s like changing from a lifelike 55mm lens to a 18mm lens. Distances are out out of whack, movement is like you’re dangling on a robot arm, visuals are plain and uninspired.
  • Also, the first level was in THE DESERT. Next level? New York. “Arctic combat”!

You get what you pay for. 

:(