Niche Gamer-cast Episode 50 – Japanese Games, Developers, and More

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So you’re a regular visitor at Niche Gamer? The obscure games, the niche games, the weird games, whatever you want to call them—we love them and we know you love them as well. We only cover these games on our regular feed, and we only cover them on our podcast, too.

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We recently covered a series of interviews that Famitsu had completed with various top Japanese developers. These interviews focused on the AAA development scene in Japan, as well as the adoption of the Playstation 4, and more. We talk up their points, the current state of the Japanese games industry, and where it could go from here.

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Editor’s Note: Header image is from Platinum Games’ upcoming game, Scalebound.

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  • Wanted to apologize preemptively for how late this is – day job and family life are crushing my soul.

    I also need to get a LAN connection for my tower in the basement… to avoid us lagging as much as we were. Sorry Cody ;(

    Hope you guys enjoy it!

  • djluke_1993

    Perfect thing to listen to while playing phantom pain.

  • Mr0303

    Congrats on the Niche Gamer cast milestone!

    The issue with the Gal Gun DLC is that it sells a fan service feature in a game based on fan service. It seems more like an unlockable reward rather than something developed after the release of the game. Plus there is the ridiculous price. It breaks the meritocracy of gaming. This suggests that only rich people can be surrounded by hot girls in bikini whenever they wish. Wait…

    The PS4 hasn’t been a huge success in Japan, but the western sales could motivate Japanese developers to create games for it and port them our way.

  • Barret Somerville

    hahaha “fapping to cp and vore”