These Games Were Missing From E3

Now that we've had a weekend to recoup from the bright lights and pulsing music of the world's most elaborate video game marketing circus, it's time to take a quiet moment to reflect on the games we didn't get to play at E3 2013. Jade, Samus, Drake — where were you guys? » 6/17/13 10:00am 6/17/13 10:00am

MMORPGs Are Expensive, When You Are a Kid

Kids? They don't have money. So thirteen bucks might not be much to working adults, but it is when you are a child—a MMORPG playing child, that is.


Dragon Quest X is, for the first time in the DQ series, a subscription-based MMORPG. To enable kids the ability to play for two hours at set times everyday free of… » 8/24/12 5:20am 8/24/12 5:20am

Dragon Quest X's Uphill Climb in the West

Dragon Quest X » 8/10/12 7:50am 8/10/12 7:50am is a game perfectly tailored to bring Japanese players into the world of MMORPGs for the first time. It's part of a big-named series, it's very easy to pick up and play, and it's on a system that 12.5 million Japanese already have sitting in their living rooms. However, it's the very things that make the …

Dragon Quest X is Both Forward-Thinking and Backwards at the Same Time

In Japan, Dragon Quest » 8/10/12 7:00am 8/10/12 7:00am is the unquestioned king of RPGs: Even the series comes in a distant second. The last game in the series, , sold over 4.3 million copies, making it the 6th best selling game on the Nintendo DS in Japan. Many speculated the next game would surely be on the 3DS or the—then only theoretical—Wii…

How Dragon Quest X Could Forever Change the Gaming Landscape in Japan

MMORPGs are far from popular in Japan, especially when compared to the West. There have been a few MMO successes—e.g. Phantasy Star Online » 8/10/12 5:00am 8/10/12 5:00am and —but the MMO market is so small in general that even MMO juggernaut has never been released here.