Game Exchange: Pokemon Names in Japan

Game Exchange: Pokemon Names in Japan

Mention your favorite Pokemon in Japan and you’ll only receive blank stares. That’s because Japan has different names for all of Nintendo’s pocket creatures. Today, Gaijin Goomba looks at the Japanese names from Pokemon Red and Blue. Pika...

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Game Exchange: My Top 10 Games Unique to Japan, part 2

Game Exchange: My Top 10 Games Unique to Japan, part 2

Well after four long weeks of waiting it’s DONE! The last half of my top 10 games of Japan is complete! There are a lot of interesting games here, so take a crack at them if you...

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Game Exchange: My Top 10 Games Unique to Japan, part 1

Game Exchange: My Top 10 Games Unique to Japan, part 1

I develop the urge to do my own top 10, and without thinking about it, discover it will take two episodes to go though each game and explain it’s epicness. Some of these you may know, some may be new! ALL of them are worth checking...

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Game Exchange: Learning More About Japan Through Gaming

Game Exchange: Learning More About Japan Through Gaming

IT’S FINALLY HERE!!! SEASON 2!!! Lot’s of changes have happened with the show, but I decided to go back and talk more on what I believe makes this show so unique and...

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Game Exchange: Interviewing the Japan Side of Gaming

Game Exchange: Interviewing the Japan Side of Gaming

In this episode, I sit down with my Japanese gamer friend “Hutch”, and we discuss the questions YOU, the viewer,...

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Game Exchange: Localization Part 2

Game Exchange: Localization Part 2

In the second half of this episode, I take the opposite approach and talk about the effects of too MUCH...

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Game Exchange: Localization Part 1

Game Exchange: Localization Part 1

I dive into Metorid: Other M, and discuss how even the smallest mistakes in the localization process can cripple an otherwise decent...

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Game Exchange: Understanding Japanese Culture Through Gaming

Game Exchange: Understanding Japanese Culture Through Gaming

Can even the simplest games teach us about the complexities of Japanese culture? Let’s find...

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Game Exchange: Deviant Gaming Behavior Between the U.S. and Japan

Game Exchange: Deviant Gaming Behavior Between the U.S. and Japan

The first episode of Game Exchange. Not the greatest in production value, but we all gotta’ start somewhere. …And I start with talking about Japan’s deviant gaming culture and how it isn’t so unlike...

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Kid Icarus:The Japanicus Review

Kid Icarus:The Japanicus Review

Gaijin Goomba of “Gaijin Gamer” and I go on a quest to uncover all the unique Japanese aspects of both, Kid Icarus, and Kid Icarus Uprising in celebration for the return of one of Nintendo’s oldest franchises made...

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