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Posted by Efesell

I'm supremely bummed to see that Yakuza game since I'm pretty sure that series is just done in the west.

Posted by Flacracker
Posted by Manlyzar

Giant Bomb watching trailers with commentary is a pretty sweet idea. Also, I'd like to request the Yakuza Ishin quick look Jeff!

Posted by Fredchuckdave

Revolver Lu Bucelot

Posted by joeshabadoo

Im literally watching adults solve a sudoku puzzle in the year 2014

Posted by ThePaleKing

why are the japanese such sick deviants

Edited by Purple_eye

You want anime and mahjong, watch Saki.

Edited by Dezinus

WARNING: This IS what you're lookin' for!

Edited by PandaShake

That mahjong segment ahhhh the pain! Very tough to watch since I played mahjong since a child. Otherwise, very entertaining video lol. Very simply, it's like poker. You want some pairs and flushes in your hand. Highlighted tiles in the field should tell you if there's any left to build that flush or pair you want or if you're about to discard something that helps others complete their hands making you have to pay up.

Posted by heatDrive88

why are the japanese such sick deviants

Maybe you're just not sick enough?

Edited by ILikePopCans

The mahjong game should have been base off the anime Saki

Posted by Carzo

The dark purple haired girl was the obvious choice. She had a unique skin color.

Posted by development

@carzo said:

The dark purple haired girl was the obvious choice. She had a unique skin color.

Seriously. Sometimes I think Jeff is blind.

Posted by Lurkero

I won't understand 90% of the stuff in this video, but that is what makes Japanese games so interesting.

Posted by langdonx

Nikoli Sudoku is so bad ass. S-Ranked it on Vita.

Posted by ThatOneDudeNick

So when Dream C Club came up, I said "well if this is the weirdest thing on the Japanese PSN store, we'll be good." Then... yeeeeah.

Edited by Dethfish

Now these are some games!

Edited by eccentrix

Wait, so I could get a PS+ account for every region? If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing.

Posted by elpurplemonkey

Jeff Gerstmann 2014:

"What are you gonna do? Not choke a kid?"

Posted by melodiousj

Wasn't Dream C Club the game where you could get the girls drunk?

Are they hiding that part behind a pay wall?

Posted by LiquidPrince

@brad Kojima confirmed that the PS4 version is running in 1080P at 60FPS. He said that there is even room to spare and they could theoretically run it higher then 60FPS if it wasn't vsynced.

Edited by gigantus

THIS IS FUCKING AMAZING !!!

Since ten years i did never understood Sudoku even though i had plenty of occasions to do so.My mother language is German but nobody could explain it till i understood.

now i listen to this video at 45:26, 1 minute later i understand the whole system of this game.

watching this in English and in simple words by Jeff im fully capable of Sudoku.

Thanks !

Posted by LiquidPrince

Also, in the absence of a red haired anime lady, always go with the pink haired one.

Posted by ike7779

Loved it. Also very fond of o-tacos.

Edited by csl316

Japanese Matt Damon should cheer up, I loved Elysium.

Also, I had to shut the door when Dream C Club started. I... I didn't want anyone to know.

Posted by MocBucket62

@rickyyo said:

@dark_lord_spam said:

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

Anytime there is a conversation about anime this pops up. In any location.

This is great! I guess I'm a jerk if I say anime saiyan Jeff is best Jeff.

Posted by SomeJerk

Wasn't Dream C Club the game where you could get the girls drunk?

Are they hiding that part behind a pay wall?

Yeah,100 yen lets you buy one girl and the ability to press R1 to make her drunk. That's the entirety of the interaction. She'll look tipsy on stage and sing off-key etc.

Posted by arawk

Sitting at my desk...at work...in Japan...a co-worker just walked by, "Oh cool! Is that new!"

Then we watched the whole thing together...it was a great bonding moment. Thank you.

Posted by soimadeanaccount

I know the basic goal of mahjong, but don't know what the menu that pops up means.

It is very interesting looking at Jeff and Vinny trying to puzzle it out what to do/what is going on. They figured out they probably want to keep the "good stuff" rather than throw them out after observing their opponent's pattern and manage to figure they probably want to keep the number that are in sequence and pieces that are the same.

Posted by wariomona

I played Dream C Club Zero with my high school Japanese knowledge and a dictionary beside me, and I honestly couldn't stand any of those girls.

Posted by djou

Jeff Gerstmann, Sudoku master...

Edited by Fuzzy_Dunlop

I'd be delighted to see a Yakuza: Ishin quick look. Those games are a blast. Just try to start the quick look in a good place. Those games can be really dialogue heavy and slow at some points and that might make for a rather boring quick look... Considering you can't read any of it. Hell, a Yakuza 5 quick look would be awesome too. Yakuza 5 already has a full English guide for it, I believe. Ishin likely will as well.

Edited by graf1k

@eccentrix: You can. I have a US and an EU a UK one. Unfortunately they are starting to overlap A LOT. Japanese one isn't really useful unless you can understand Japanese, but I've been mulling over a Hong Kong account as some, if not most, of their games are in English or at least have an English option.

Posted by csl316

"What are you gonna do, not choke a kid?" - Jeff Gerstmann, 2014

Posted by mrcraggle

Edited by HerbieBug

Proxy raid! Long airline flight not necessary to obtain many many Japanese oddities. Joddities. D:

How come the english PSN doesn't have all this kawaii? I want a toggle in the options. Kawaii on/off. Show me all of the kawaii.

Fucking sexist dream club no playable male characters. Unless one of those girls is actually a crossdressing male. I would be okay with that.

Edited by Mycroft_Ampersand

@sub_o said:

@brad @vinny @jeff

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.

That is so ridiculous that it just fits perfectly with Metal Gear and Kojima.

Posted by mdmac92

Seems like a fun and interesting feature; wish I didn't completely glaze over anytime I see something this.... Japanese. Great idea though.

Edited by Dagbiker

@pieces said:

eye patch girl is probably under cover solid snake?

Eye patch girl is a clone of solid snake, im calling it now.

Posted by JayEH

I like that about 20 mins of this QL was watching Metal Gear trailers

Posted by KaneRobot

That Koi Weekend song sounds like Simpsons Christmas Boogie.

Edited by Quantris

I guess Jeff's never played Mahjong

Posted by stanleynipple

As soon as I saw the thumbnail I knew it would be Jeff running the show

Edited by Rongaryen

I...want to go down the japanese store rabbit hole. It seems like a really bad idea which is why I'm compelled to do it!

Posted by Rongaryen

why are the japanese such sick deviants

EVERY group of people have that deviance, the Japanese just wear it on their sleeve.

Posted by Dallas_Raines

"Age: 15" Suuuuurrrreeee, Japanese developers, sure.

Edited by warmonked

Wtf is wrong with these people

Edited by MerxWorx01

@sub_o said:

@brad @vinny @jeff

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.

That is so ridiculous that it just fits perfectly with Metal Gear and Kojima.

I like to think it was all a ploy to get the father and the son in Kojima's studios, gather their DNA and clone an army of voice actors.

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Posted by Zainyboy

L.O.L.