Japan’s Insane Arcades and a Bandai Namco Field Trip: Best Video Game Podcast Episode #14

December 31, 2015Written by Heath Hindman

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GameRevolution EIC Nick Tan joins me to talk about the things he saw and did on his trip to Japan. He took a look at Bandai Namco’s HQ, played a handful of its games, and got a taste of Jump Festa as well.

Contents:

00:00 – Wait, what the hell?
00:43 – Nick Tan has joined your party!
04:22 – Jump Festa is to TGS as PAX is to E3
07:20 – Digimon games
14:55 – Tales of Berseria, and why PS3 is still kicking in Japan
19:35 – Ace Combat 7, Ni no Kuni 2 reminders of existence
22:04 – Tekken 7
23:15 – Arcades, online, and Tekken 7’s uncertain future
28:58 – Japanese arcades are insane
32:40 – Trading card games
36:14 – Heath asks Nick what he found weird
41:30 – Quickfire Bandai Namco games
42:28 – Happy New Year everybody!

Thanks for listening.  Michael Briers was also all up in Jump Festa and Bandai Namco’s grill, and conducted a ton of interviews, so check those out too.

Next week, Nell will rejoin the show and we’ll kick 2016 off with some Fallout 4 or Final Fantasy VII Remake podcasts. Both are coming, not sure in what order they’ll be on the site here. Fallout kinda seems more the “in” thing right now, so probably that.
 
Anyway, thanks for helping us get off the ground with this new podcast in 2015. We hope next year is even better.

Cheers!

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