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Edited by Dan_CiTi

Peace Walker was soooooo good.

Edited by MooseyMcMan

The Metal Gear Addict in me was kind of going nuts at their blatant lack of knowledge about Ground Zeroes, but whatever, Metal Gear ain't really their thing.

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Posted by Lausebub

The Metal Gear Addict in me was kind of going nuts at their blatant lack of knowledge about Ground Zeroes, but whatever, Metal Gear ain't really their thing.

Didn't MGSIV win GOTY 2008 here?

Whenever I see Metal Gear related stuff I'm tempted to play the games, I just never find the time to commit to the franchise. I did play like 5 hours or so of Metal Gear Solid...

Posted by Ponyexpress

That's a helluva preview pic.

Edited by Larsa

I've watched like multiple mahjong animus, but I still don't have a fucking clue how you play it.

But Akagi is pretty dope.

Posted by SPCTRE

I need a Japanese PSN account and a Yen-card, stat.

Edited by TheCheese33

Wow, I forgot how "80s John Rambo" MGS V looked. I half expect this to play at the end of the game.

Edited by PassiveKaerenai
@assirra said:

Let me guess, this is another hour of laughing at a different culture?

Is that any worse than fetishising it?

Edited by chazzlabs

More sudoku Quick Looks please.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

@lausebub: I believe it was GTA IV that was their GOTY 2008.

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Edited by ripelivejam

oops, desu ne~

Posted by sub_o

@brad @vinny @jeff

Well, here's some explanation:

  • The message when you tried to view Elysium says that "It's currently unavailable", it doesn't state anything about region, by I presume it's because of the region though.
  • Japanese MGS voice actors remain unchanged. Young snake has always been voiced by Akio Otsuka. In MGS 4, Big Boss is voiced by Akio Otsuka's actual father who in real life had estranged relationship with his son for years, until Kojima managed to reconcile them by casting them together in MGS 4. In MGS 3 and Peacewalker, Big Boss is voiced by Akio Otsuka.
  • Onigiri means that rice ball, but it also literally means slicing thru Oni (demons / trolls). The main screen of that game shows a button that says 'LOGIN'
  • Vinny knows his Mahjong quite well. He's secretly not Italian, but Cantonese. Which explains why he played Sleeping Dogs a lot. That prompt during Mahjong game asks you whether you wanna PONG or Cancel. When you rub her, she says "Ah, that location (is) ... ❤❤❤".
  • Every MGS trailer at E3 was originally shown in English, they did the japanese dub afterwards.
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Posted by juhoz

I am really stupid, I never got Sudoku until Jeff explained it.

Posted by kollay

Get violated.

Posted by confideration

I always thought the Asian thing where the girls sing on stage like that was only in video games... and then I went to Asia. It's very real...

Posted by geirr

YES!

Edited by Y2Ken

Yep, I needed this too.

Edit: I spot Chuunibyou. Also, this video was worthy my time even just for their MGS trailer chat. Everything else is just a bonus. And that Japanese store front looks pretty rad right now. Also gotta say that I'm a big fan of Battle Arena Toshinden III, got that game for free and I loved it as a kid.

Edit 2: Man, that MGS Phantom Pain trailer just got me all hyped up again. Stealth combat looks really neat (hopefully the majority of that stuff is present in Ground Zeroes, but we'll see) and those characters were super dumb and Metal Gear-y.

@vinny I looked up Dream Club on wikipedia and eyepatch girl (Mari) is apparently 'nicknamed by many patrons as "Bloody Marilyn" due to her mysterious personality.' So my guess is that, yes, she is totally a mercenary or assassin of some sort.

Edited by bybeach

Good Morning! 'Grabs cup of coffee, puts off painting back room'.

Brad is right, MGS is about unreal shit happening in a very real world. Like Quiet, omglol.

Posted by Excast

It's nice see Japan is still batshit crazy with the pedophilia fantasy.

Posted by ghostyTrickster

There are many things I never thought I would see in a Giant Bomb video and a thumbnail for Chuunibyou is one of them.

Edited by Chrystolis

I remember when I went through the Mahjong tutorials in Yakuza 4. I realized pretty quick that I was in way over my head.

Also, holy shit do some of you get bent to shit out of shape over the slightest ignorance by the crew.

Posted by thefriend

I think I'm watching this during my lunch break.... At home.

Edited by AlexW00d

Oh man a brothel simulator.

Posted by Aaox

What if everyone's the anime editor at Giant Bomb?

Posted by SomeJerk

Dream C Club: Host Girls on Stage does not have dating or drinking. The interactivity is pressing R1 on a girl you own during formation-arrangement to make her tipsy.

/correction

Posted by jagehtso

Too much Metal Gear, not enough weird Japanese shit. As paradoxical as that sounds.

Posted by Pr1mus

I don't know... the more i'm seeing Ground Zeroes in action the less i'm feeling it.

Posted by MarkM

Posted by Aegon

Vinny, I don't know if you played MGS3, but you know there were like hover scooters in there right? The series namesake itself is something you wouldn't find in a 1970s military base. That's just how these games have always been.

Posted by RetroVirus

@sub_o said:

@brad @vinny @jeff

Well, here's some explanation:

  • The message when you tried to view Elysium says that "It's currently unavailable", it doesn't state anything about region, by I presume it's because of the region though.
  • Japanese MGS voice actors remain unchanged. Young snake has always been voiced by Akio Otsuka. In MGS 4, Big Boss is voiced by Akio Otsuka's actual father who in real life had estranged relationship with his son for years, until Kojima managed to reconcile them by casting them together in MGS 4. In MGS 3 and Peacewalker, Big Boss is voiced by Akio Otsuka.
  • Onigiri means that rice ball, but it also literally means slicing thru Oni (demons / trolls). The main screen of that game shows a button that says 'LOGIN'
  • Vinny knows his Mahjong quite well. He's secretly not Italian, but Cantonese. Which explains why he played Sleeping Dogs a lot. That prompt during Mahjong game asks you whether you wanna PONG or Cancel. When you rub her, she says "Ah, that location (is) ... ❤❤❤".
  • Every MGS trailer at E3 was originally shown in English, they did the japanese dub afterwards.

Wow, that's quite a story about the MGS voice actors. I never knew that.

Edited by MEATBALL

Lost it when Jeff started humming John Cena's theme while waving the hand in front of mahjong lady's face (I still giggle thinking about it "Sugoi!"). Giant Bomb and Japanese weirdness is always a recipe for amazing content. :D

Posted by Homelessbird

Is it possible that you're just a big fan of your memories of Toshinden? Because those games are bad.

@y2ken said:

Also gotta say that I'm a big fan of Battle Arena Toshinden III, got that game for free and I loved it

Posted by Elwoodan

whole buncha Log Horizon on that video store, didn't realize it was that popular.

Edited by Pudge

@markm: That is just terrifying.

Posted by johncallahan

This... this is something... A video thing.... I like the music in Dream Club.

Posted by Phatmac

I learned how to play Sudoku after watching this video, thanks Jeff!

Posted by SigmaCloud

Vinny's got good taste in Dream C Club girls.

Posted by jimmyfenix

So much waifu.....

Edited by MeatSim

You can't see me! because I am groping your entire face with my hand.

Posted by Shtinky

Those Japanese-centric games would be better suited to be on the Wii U than PS4.

Edited by MrKlorox

Ignorance is bliss. There was a time when I felt the opposite of how I do now about a lot of this stuff. I sure do miss the 90's. Damn you Fat Boy and Enola Gay. This is all your fault.

Posted by Scorch

Haha in Mahjong Jeff immediately throws out all the tiles they needed to keep.

Posted by TruthTellah
Do you want to see my anime games?

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Posted by iconmasterX

"Are you gonna platinum this?"

"No... maybe."

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

"Anime is for jerks." - Jeff Gerstmann, video game historian

Edited by TruthTellah

Somehow Jeff got himself a Japanese PSN account and "accidentally" downloaded a bunch of... things.

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Posted by SlashDance

@sub_o said:
  • In MGS 4, Big Boss is voiced by Akio Otsuka's actual father who in real life had estranged relationship with his son for years, until Kojima managed to reconcile them by casting them together in MGS 4.

Well that's uplifting. I had no idea.

Posted by TimesHero

Hey, Jeff... Yes you can rub, but can you ALSO press a button to see something different?