• Games
  • Is this goodbye to Persona?

    Two days ago Nippon Ichi Software – the company famous for video game franchises such as Disgaea (my favourite dood), Persona, Danganronpa and Etrian Odyssey will be halting distribution in Europe. In a statement given to MCV, Takuro Yamashita – the Managing director of NIS America – had this to say; “Around ten days ago, […]

    Retztron Back at the Hoxton Pony!

    It’s been almost 4 months since I attended my last Reztron event – why? That’s because they have a new venue for Saturdays so the Thursday events were on hold. Since they returned to the delightful Hoxton Pony in the heart of Shorditch. I absolutely love their events purely becuase they are dedicated to Sega […]

  • Japanese Culture
  • What is Purikura?

    Purikura or ‘photo sticker’ machines are a special type of photo booth that produce photo stickers. Jointly developed by Atlus and Sega, the first Purikura machines were sold in July 1995. Still going strong in Japan they have spread throughout Asia to Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Germany and […]

    Learn Japanese RPG gamers and play PSO2 now!

    Just a recap on the Phantasy Star series, Japanese role-playing games originally released for consoles by Sega. The series debuted in 1987 on the Sega Master System with Phantasy Star, and continues into the present with Phantasy Star Online 2 (also known as PSO2 for short) and other extensions of the PSO sub-series. The games […]