What on earth is the Out-Cast?
Well, this was a series of podcasts I did back in 2010~2012 on videogames and videogame culture in Japan for an old website with a completely different crew.
I’m republishing them here on DecultureShock, but for anyone who is interested, the original website can be found here.
This is the sixth episode of the Out-Cast. In this episode, we talk about the the supposed “death” of the Japanese gaming industry and the recent evolution of the Japanese gaming market here in Japan. Please leave any questions or suggestions in the comments section below.
What’s the Happs?
00:42: Gundam Senki and Licensed Anime Games
12:05: No More Heroes Paradise
19:54: Mario Galaxy 2
32:14: Final Fantasy IX
35:45: Evangelion 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance
44:30: Death of the Japanese Gaming Market?
- Change to a Portable Market
49:41: How has the Market Changed?
52:55: Why Has the Market Changed?
- Age of Gamers
- Hobby Culture in Japan
- Commuting Culture
- Shift in how/where games are played
- HD TV Adoption
83:40: Multiplayer Gaming
90:27: Companies Shifting to fit the new market
94:44: Where will Japanese Gaming Go From Here?
Miracle Upper WL – Masami Okui featuring May’n
Roundabout – Lumines OST
Theme of Sakura – SF4 OST