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Statetris Japan

Statetris is an interesting game mixing aspects of the popular game ‘Tetris’ and geography. Instead of positioning the typical Tetris blocks, you position states/countries at their proper location.

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Video Game Nostalgia in Japan: Tokyo Game Bars

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Check out the first episode of the newly launched Points series for GameVideo.com, where Jason DeGroot — a gamer, performer (as 6955), and game company employee — will guide you through some of the coolest game-related happenings in Japan… For the first episode of Points, we visited two fantastic videogame-themed bars, 8-Bit Cafe and 16 Shots.

The series looks promising, I have to say.

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Games in Heian Japan

Heaven Tree has some interesting thoughts on the function of games in Heian court circles – and how that relates to our modern world: The Heian games, or what then shall we do?


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