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'.

What kind of RPG can you make in just 3 hours?

What kind of RPG can you make in just 3 hours?

on March 15th, 2013 | 4,545 Comments

The process of making a decent game is long and arduous. It requires skills in a number of disciplines – none of which I…

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The 10 Next-Gen Commandments

The 10 Next-Gen Commandments

on March 8th, 2013 | 9 Comments

This current generation seems to have been around forever – not because it’s been a slightly longer cycle than normal – but because there’s…

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Why Shenmue 3 must never be made

Why Shenmue 3 must never be made

on March 1st, 2013 | 13 Comments

I can feel the internet welling up with hate as I type this. Welling up with loathing – ready to spunk creamy-hot vitriolic hate…

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The forgotten games Playstation 4 should bring back

The forgotten games Playstation 4 should bring back

on February 22nd, 2013 | 10 Comments

There are loads of games I loved on PSone and PS2 – forgotten games that, for whatever reason, didn’t  get much love in the…

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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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