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The Pulse of the Japanese Gamer Many western journalists claim to understand the Japanese gamer but often this "understanding" is based on a trip to TGS and a day in Akihabara or similar. In this series I talk to real Japanese gamers to see what's really up!
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Real Gamers in Japan - Part 24 - Wife Stole DS?

Posted 06-11-2009 at 09:35 PM by Chris_D
This series aims to provide a tiny bit of insight into the mind and habits of Japanese gamers. Although I'm sure most will be pretty dry, I hope to occasionally surprise some of you.

In part 24 I'm talking with Rui, a man in his early thirties, married with one kid.

Me: Oh, so you have a kid?
Rui: A baby, only 6 months old.
Me: Sounds tough. So do you still game?
Rui: Well, a lot less than before unfortunately.
Me: What do you have?
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Real Gamers in Japan - Part 23 - Sibling Rivalry

Posted 05-23-2009 at 04:28 AM by Chris_D
This series aims to provide a tiny bit of insight into the mind and habits of Japanese gamers. Although I'm sure most will be pretty dry, I hope to occasionally surprise some of you.

In part 23 I'm talking with Saki, an 18 year old high school student.

Me: So you don't play games much?
Saki: No, I mainly watch dramas on TV and listen to music when I have free time.
Me: Oh OK.
Saki: I don't really like games. I have trouble understanding them....
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Real Gamers in Japan - Part 22 - Girls Play Dynasty Warriors?

Posted 05-06-2009 at 03:11 AM by Chris_D
This series aims to provide a tiny bit of insight into the mind and habits of Japanese gamers. Although I'm sure most will be pretty dry, I hope to occasionally surprise some of you.

In part twenty two I'm talking with Maki, a friend of a friend. She's an office worker, 25 years old.

Me: Huh, so you play video games too?
Maki: Yeah, and my sisters as well.
Me: Sisters?
Maki: I have two younger sisters. One is a factory worker, she's a few years...
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Real Gamers in Japan Special - An XBot is Born?!

Posted 04-12-2009 at 02:07 AM by Chris_D
This series aims to provide a tiny bit of insight into the mind and habits of Japanese gamers. Although I'm sure most will be pretty dry, I hope to occasionally surprise some of you.

In this special, I'm talking with a friend of mine, Masahiro. He's in his mid-twenties and has a job doing phone customer service.

Me: What's new?
Masahiro: I just broke up with my girlfriend.
Me: Ah shit, what happened?
Masahiro: We had seven dates. But, finally I...
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Real Gamers in Japan - Part 21

Posted 04-05-2009 at 05:49 AM by Chris_D
Updated 04-05-2009 at 09:19 AM by Chris_D
This series aims to provide a tiny bit of insight into the mind and habits of Japanese gamers. Although I'm sure most will be pretty dry, I hope to occasionally surprise some of you.

In part twenty one I'm talking with Yasuhiro, a researcher in his 40s.

Me: Do you have kids?
Yasuhiro: Yeah, two daughters.
Me: How old are they?
Yasuhiro: 5 and 9.
Me: Being so busy with work, do you get to spend much time with them?
Yasuhiro: Yeah, I...
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