DualShockers’ WeebCast Episode 16: The Cool Factor of Japanese Games

This week's episode of DualShockers' own WeebCast discusses the factors that make Japanese games "cool" among those who enjoy them.

on August 13, 2018 2:14 PM

Whether Japanese games are “cool” or not depends a lot on who you’re talking to. Some consider them absolutely cool, others don’t. Lately, there has certainly been an increase in the former camp.

So what makes Japanese games “cool” for those who enjoy them? There are many factors in play, which have to do with creativity and even escapism from Japan’s strictly-regulated society. Today’s episode of our WeebCast is all about that.

As usual, Please keep in mind that this podcast is still in an experimental phase. Constructive criticism and suggestions are absolutely welcome and encouraged, so do leave them in the comments below. You can also let me know which themes you’d like to see covered in upcoming episodes.

Now, without further ado, you can listen to the DualShockers’ Weebcast below, either on YouTube or Soundcloud. You can also listen on iTunes if you so wish. In case you missed it, you can also check out the previous episode, which came with special guest, Koei Tecmo Senior PR and Marketing Executive Nathan Mills. You can also enjoy the full playlist with all the previous episodes.


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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.