Game Exchange: Okami, Part 1

Game Exchange: Okami, Part 1

Okami is a game based entirely around Japanese culture, and in honor of Game Exchange’s one year anniversary, Gaijin Goomba is explaining all its cultural references in a three-part series. Whether you’re new to Okami or a long-time fan, exploring this beautiful game is a full course on Japanese myth and...

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Game Exchange Update: December 2012

Game Exchange Update: December 2012

Gaijing Goomba is just catching you guys up on...

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Game Exchange: Japan Experiences

Game Exchange: Japan Experiences

Working on the Okami episode has made Gaijin Goomba look back at the time when he was in Japan, and he think it’s a good time to share it all with...

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Game Exchange: Q&A Episode

Game Exchange: Q&A Episode

Gaijin takes a break to talk about a few questions he’s seen fairly often in emails and...

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Game Exchange: Russian Gaming

Game Exchange: Russian Gaming

Gaijin Goomba decides to step out of the box, and cover culture in gaming from a country we hear very little about, but seem to be fighting in games constantly. Come see just how much Russia has brought to gaming at large! …and do watch out for Gaijin’s bad...

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Game Exchange: Monster Party Analysis

Game Exchange: Monster Party Analysis

Monster Party for the NES is a weird game. Just ask JonTron. But Game Theorist Gaijin Goomba explains that Monster Party isn’t such a bizarre game if you know Japanese culture and folklore. Listen up, JonTron–this one’s for...

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Wreck-It-Ralph Reactions with Gaijin and Aki

Wreck-It-Ralph Reactions with Gaijin and Aki

MASSIVE SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And turn down your volume. XD Gaijin Goomba and Akiterra give their impressions of Wreck It Ralph! …Oh, and Gaijin digresses a bunch on something that only really bothers...

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Game Exchange: Dating Games and Synthetic Relationships

Game Exchange: Dating Games and Synthetic Relationships

Dating games seem harmless. But dating sims like Love Plus may pose more of a problem than you might think. Japan serves as a prime example of how dating simulation games are having serious long-term consequences to the global...

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Game Exchange: Update/Mailbox for September

Game Exchange: Update/Mailbox for September

Just a quick update to let you all what’s happening! Also, I’m opening up the mailbox for all of you that have submitted fan art and awesome...

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Game Exchange: Pokemon Episode 2, The Power of One… Goomba

Game Exchange: Pokemon Episode 2, The Power of One… Goomba

After a looong hiatus, Goomba’s back with a new episode. Continuing our journey into Pokemon. We dig deep into locations and Pokemon themselves to unravel the deep-rooted culture behind what seems to be a simple...

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