DualShockers’ WeebCast Episode 01: Yoko Taro, the Genius

Listen to our hosts geek out about all things Japanese, from games to anime, with the main focus on adorable masked developer Yoko Taro and his games.

on April 9, 2018 11:43 AM

Most of you probably noticed that here at DualShockers we love Japanese games. As a matter of fact, we love them so much that we realized that we don’t talk about them enough. The DualShockers’ WeebCast is basically our attempt to make up for that.

For the longest time, the team at DualShockers has worked hard to make the site a place where lovers of Japanese games and media can be as weeb as they enjoy while being absolutely proud of it, and this is the philosophy behind this new podcast. So I picked a partner in crime, our freshest face Emily Hobbs, and just did it. This first episode is the result.

Basically, our WeebCast, which will be weekly for the time being, will be pretty much what it says on the tin: half an hour to one hour of Emily and me geeking out about Japanese games, anime, manga, and Japan in general. Each week we’ll start with the games we’re playing and anime we’re watching, then move on to a main theme, and end up with a roundup of related news.

Today the theme is none other than Yoko Taro, a man, a legend, a genius. We’ll talk about his games (including, of course, NieR: Automata), and the recent news about them, so we hope you’ll enjoy the chat.

Please keep in mind that this is an experiment, so everything is pretty much in a flow. Constructive criticism and suggestions are very much welcome, so please drop them in the comments below.

Now, without further ado, you can listen to the DualShockers’ Weebcast below, either on YouTube or Soundcloud.

If you’re unfamiliar with Nier: Automata you can check out our review of the game, and our latest interview with Yoko Taro himself. The game is currently available on PS4 and PC. If you’d like to get your own copy, you can have it delivered to you from Amazon.


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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.