Five Reasons Yakuza 5 is Not For Me

Until I sat down and played Yakuza 5 » 1/18/13 5:00am 1/18/13 5:00am, my knowledge of the series was limited, to say the least. I knew the characters and some of the story (from wikis, friends, ), but when it came down to playing the series, the most time I had spent with it was in playing the demos of , , and . While I don't have particularly bad…

Here's What Japanese Gamers Suggest for Holiday Gifts

The Christmas season is upon us once again (as was frightfully apparent from the Christmas songs that started playing sometime around, oh, November 1st » 12/13/12 6:00am 12/13/12 6:00am… (seriously, at least wait for Thanksgiving to be over)), and soon gifts will be piled under the Christmas tree for all to see and wonder at what goodies are…

Today I Played Taiko no Tatsujin With Virtual Gangsters

The Yakuza series of games have always been serious, testosterone-filled stories about hard men kicking each other's asses, broken up sporadically by mini-games, activities, and general fooling around. The latest game, Yakuza 5, is no different. As previously reported, Namco Bandai's Taiko no Tatsujin appears as a… » 9/20/12 7:30am 9/20/12 7:30am