I run the 'I Love Japanese Games' facebook page - unsurprisingly, I love Japanese Games, which is how I ended up contributing to Rice Digital. I love doujin games, but expect me to write about all aspects of the Japanese games industry - from JRPGs, to Visual Novels, shooters - anything that interests me, basically. I've been told to tell you that my 'views are not necessarily those held by Rice Digital or it's partners'.

Kaz Hirai excluded from PS4 reveal

Kaz Hirai excluded from PS4 reveal

on February 20th, 2013 | 4 Comments

When Ridge Racer’s absence from today’s PS4 reveal was confirmed – Kaz Hirai’s attendance was not only deemed unnecessary, but (our ‘inside sources’ reveal)…

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What happens when girls dress up as Mario?

What happens when girls dress up as Mario?

on February 18th, 2013 | 2 Comments

I like Mario. I also like girls. When you put both together I’ll admit, I feel somewhat…. conflicted. And then, when no one is…

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The best games that Metacritic says are rubbish

The best games that Metacritic says are rubbish

on February 15th, 2013 | 24 Comments

I hate videogame review scores. I dislike how so many game reviews simply attach an arbitrary number as a signifier of a game’s quality….

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The cutest knitted game characters you’ll ever see.

The cutest knitted game characters you’ll ever see.

on February 12th, 2013 | 5 Comments

Videogames and knitting are perhaps not the most obvious of bedfellows. I can count on one finger the amount of people I know who…

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Say ‘hello’ to the game you play with your penis.

Say ‘hello’ to the game you play with your penis.

on February 8th, 2013 | 6 Comments

That’s right, I said ‘Penis’. I’m kind of hoping I won’t have to say it again in a hurry. The game is called Custom…

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‘The Entitled Fangirl’: An ILJG Fairy Tale

‘The Entitled Fangirl’: An ILJG Fairy Tale

on February 8th, 2013 | 1 Comment

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Goldilocks – and she absolutely LOVED good hospitality. Back in the day, she used…

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Classic Pokemon in 3D!

Classic Pokemon in 3D!

on February 8th, 2013 | No Comments

Maybe a little late to the party with this one?! But hey, there’s no disputing the fact that this is pretty awesome – it’s…

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So Tera is now free to play…

So Tera is now free to play…

on February 6th, 2013 | 1 Comment

So I thought I’d talk about Tera today – or rather Tera Rising. It’s gone free to play as of yesterday so I thought…

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Guns don’t kill people, videogames do.

Guns don’t kill people, videogames do.

on February 1st, 2013 | 9 Comments

I’d like to say that videogames have never made me violent – but I can’t.  I bought Super Ghouls and Ghosts in 1993 and…

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Dear Japan, don’t pursue a ‘Global Audience’. It’s bullshit.

Dear Japan, don’t pursue a ‘Global Audience’. It’s bullshit.

on January 25th, 2013 | 19 Comments

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard people tell me that the Japanese games industry is dead, dying, doomed or, in the…

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