V/, you told me that japanese don't play on pc. How are even 2 million suscribers on Kantai Collection possible ?
Its a flash game with facebook-level system requirements.
Literally any person can play it on their moshi toaster machine.
And since literally any person can, everyone in Japan with a computer is getting in on it
First off, what the fuck is V/
Second, fuck off.
>If you say "PC games" in Japan, it's assumed the person is talking about hentai or eroge games. There's very little culture of PC gaming as the rest of the world knows it.
As far as I can tell, this is a business opportunity. A poorly served market, even a small one, is where you make money. Build a small localization/publishing corporation in Japan. Sell legit PC games at competitive prices (to Japanese console market).
Keep it up, until other publishers catch on and start competing with you directly.
Sell your stock and flee the country.
For all their technology Japan is still incredibly backwards and traditional. Did you know fax machines are still widely used in Japanese society? Computers and PC parts are extremely overpriced and hard to find as well.
No wonder PC gaming is so small.
Technically that's because Japans goverment is retarded and said anything with more than 1 TFLOPS was considered a "Super computer" and had ridicilious taxes.
Then the PS4 came along and japan was like eeeehhhh exception to the rule obviously.
I seriously think the Japanese goverment is retarded at this point.
>Steam is converting store prices from the USD to the Yen for Japanese gamers. So that's some good news for them.
So if it is anything like how Value treats the Pound, Euro and Australian Dollar: 1US$ = 1??
Of course they are. They still have draconian censorship laws that are 70 years old and their court system is pretty much guilty until proven not-guilty. I wouldn't be surprised if they get zero legislation done, which would explain supercomputer taxes that only made sense 10 years ago.
>anything with more than 1 TFLOPS was considered a "Super computer" and had ridicilious taxes.
>Then the PS4 came along and japan was like eeeehhhh exception to the rule obviously.
I bet Sony and Nintendo did this
Not really, our indie scene developed into Early Acess scams and lazy cashgrabs (dayz), while theirs didn't develop at all, meaning they stayed at the good stuff (things like cave story, arcade games etc), you can even play indie games on real arcades in Japan
Doubt it. I imagine part of the reason Nintendo elected to keep in the rear with Wii WiiU was to avoid the issue. Now that Sony has set precedent, they don't need to bother with paying off public officials.
>Japanese can't afford high-end PCs due to retarded taxes
>indie devs forced to code games on toasters which have to run on toasters
>indie scene is thriving
I'm a bit jealous and a bit glad I'm not there.
>japan is the supposed heart of the new age of technological innovation
>everybody there runs toasters
Well thanks for reminding me to check if more of the Macho Admiral series has been translated.
>Thief [in Japan] is $49.99 while U.S. is $29.99, but for this game, Square Enix deleted Japanese language and selling “Japanese Language Pack” as DLC for $19.99. This DLC only appears if you are connecting from Japan.
Better paid is not a good reason for companys to rip them off
>People complaining that games are ~80% more expensive
>Nobody mentions that stores in Japan charge over 100 dollars for DVDs containing TWO episodes of anime
The entertainment industry in Japan is incredibly expensive, and people pay for it anyway. There's a widely-held misconception in Japan that expensive=good, so people charge huge fees for terrible products all the time and get away with it.
Think Beats but every product.
>and people pay for it anyway
Otaku pay for it anyways. But they charge enough to keep everything afloat.
Most people in Japan don't even have bluray players, it's an otaku thing.
Imagine if we combined the cheap, powerful PC platform of the west, with the dedication of Japanese indie devs.
There's some gems here and there but as a whole the scene is much more amateur. A lot more half-baked projects with shoddy coding and mechanics.
Comiket 86 was yesterday, here's all the indie games being sold there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlKyObPdtkc
About half of it is Touhou, but that's simply because Touhou is still insanely popular. The games are all of varying quality, but most are still very amateur.
No, just not master race.
Any filthy weeaboo or otaku has access to a shitty HP computer their Mom bought them, but only master race builds their own PC and doesn't play no substance weebshit.
What innovation? Japan has repeatedly been caught flat-footed by the market since the 90's. All they do is take things other people have made and make it smaller. Japanese products have been declining in quality for a long time. Japanese businesses are structured in a way that discourages risk and encourages hiding your mistakes from your bosses. Even Japanese education teaches students to not even try if they aren't already perfect.
Innovation occurs in Silicon Valley and in research parks across the West. Japan is just an aging, failing nation.
10/10 would hotglue
>mfw imagining steam allowing R-X games and moving into the Japanese market with early access and greenlight
and fucking adding an incognito game library too
>the first two games shown there looks better than modern AAA games in the west
That doesn't really help your point you know...
It's like saying western indie games are shit because you got stuff like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqpk4_jqMIw in it, EVERY market has a ton of shit and a ton of good stuff in it.
Manga isn't that expensive (maybe 600-ish yen), and even normal young people (read: people who are still in middle school, not 20-somethings) read it. That said, it would probably be cheaper in the west, just like everything else.
>tfw doujin circles are denied from making kancolle games
Dat Remilia Game looks great, yes, and what came before it, Dat Youmu Game, was quite good, but they are far from the average quality of games sold at that event.
And the second game is just a compilation of Lion Heart's previous works. They're not releasing anything new this year.
Watch the rest of the video. There's a lot of stuff that simply doesn't look that great.
I'll admit that ACE OF SEAFOOD looks like GOTY though.
The 18+ version of Grisaia is coming to steam eventually (you will probably have to download a free 18+ dlc patch to enable the 18+ part however.)
Fuck Kancolle, I just want CAVE to put their games on Steam, the 360 is dead and they are in a shit position (they tried mobile and that failed hard)
Yeah, that's why I said every market has both shit and good stuff, not every indie game in the west is amazing either.
Western (and particularly American) business culture is the most successful for a reason. Calculated risk is a standard in most industries and people are generally 'empowered' but accountable for their actions within the business. Japanese business structure is toxic to growth. A single example to the contrary doesn't make much of a difference. Western game makers are just exploiting a poorly-designed system.
Simply put, never going to happen. You'll notice most of the Abyssal ships have nicknames of Pacific Allied warships - they're reenacting WW2 with Japan as the good guy (and the winner).
>Implying America needs a navy for anything other than railguns and the Marine Corps
If you knew anything about Japan, you'd know that the Japanese love PC games and have been greatly influenced by them in their game designs and to this day play plenty of them.
Jesus christ my heart skipped a beat.
They haven't STATED that the technology is there yet. They also never STATED that they were responsible for destroying Syria's internet capabilities on accident in 2012, but they did.
Putting aside the hearsay of that second-hand information, it's more that Syria's infrastructure is absolute shit. When one bugged router blacks out a country, something's seriously wrong.
There's a big difference between "PC games" and "current PC market", a lot of the well known jap developers started on PC, they were always fascinated by the free platform and most of them wish something more could be done with it like in the west, just look at kojima, Metal Gear was conceived on the MSX.
>it's fucking good
>holy shit nigga
>try fortune summoners
Jesus christ their indie games are 200 times better than ours, they don't even do the fucking pixellated bullshit graphics, if you digest anime graphics I strongly recommend those three, never had this much fun at such a low price.
>mfw I bought dork saul 2 for 49,99 and had 1/7th of the fun
I think some of them were okay like this one.
If you like shmups you should also try Crimzon Clover, it's pretty good: http://store.steampowered.com/app/285440/
Probably not, Recettear is made out of Recette and Tear, so I suppose you pronounce it like how you pronounce their names.
>instead of just making transforming warship-mechas duke it out in the raging sea, they made it about girls with slapped on ship parts
Never change though Japan,you guys are the only one who crazy enough to make and sell this kind of shit
It's not a good reason at all, but that doesn't change anything.
You are now aware that prices are set to satisfy corporate greed and do not reflect the actual price of making the game in any way
funny, I instinctively pronounced it "rechett" (ch as in change), assuming it's some western european name, and checking now, the italian google translate says it just like that.
the french pronunciation IS rusett though.
English version plox.
Never going to happen but oh well.
Atago a best.
This is the only one I can really get behind. Most are like what you have there, looking more Japan than America.
I wonder what a society would play games which feature WW2 ships as little girls. These ships murdered thousends of people and caused destruction. And the japs are okay with playing such a game ?
too traditional and conservative looking clothes, the Japanese ships have traditional clothing as well, but they are heavily sexualized which there is very little of here.
>tfw From probably dropped the Armored Core franchise now that they can milk the souls series.
>massive tits blonde
>rifle grip cannons
>suddenly cashgrab casual card games are ok because it has cute girls
Why is /v/ so full of niwakas?
I love the way the artist draws her.
<?`?´> Apologize for Nanking, nida
<?`?´> Apologize for Korea, nida
The western gaming industry hates "calculated risks" that involve upwards of 200 million dollars.
>Demanding neither apolojuice nor reparations
You offend Corea
Japan likes to act like what they did wasn't a big deal, this makes China and Korea very butthurt. Japan is a very homogeneous country where outsiders and people who think differently than the collective have very little influence over society so there are no powerful forces inside the country that encourages being apologetic for what they did. Just my uneducated guess.
This is looking better.
Kongou is probably my favorite ship girl, but it doesn't really feel right since she is kind of a girl for newfags who found her on the booru/exhentai, same with Kaga and Shimakaze whom I also like very much.
looking at it, it's either in my pixiv favorites or following
>in Germany, if a member of a political party waves a German flag, he either gets reprimanded by his party leader or reported in the media
<?`?´> we tortured our own people but Japan is responsible for all nida
<?`?´> pay for your crimes nida
>mfw bordering waifuish obsession with Tenryuu but for the life of me can't into KC
They could use the vita game as first try in the west
haven't really gotten into it myself, I know many girls, but I seem to have completely missed Tenryuu for some reason, it's weird because I think she is popular and I see her name everywhere.
>wanting a conservative cow who never lets you use a condom ever and will only ever do you in the missionary position for the sole purpose of creating another screaming, crying, shitting money hole
The Age of Touhou is over.
Had a good run, but it's time for the new hotness.
I always knew slopeheads were anti-PC but never that bad.
Shit they still use fucking floppy disks because most of their office computers are from 1996
At least 2hu is completely original and built by the fanbase, Kancolle is a shitty forced attempt at recreating 2hu's success commercially.
And all the fucking jap otakus are bandwagoning it. Why?
>it doesn't really feel right since she is kind of a girl for newfags who found her on the booru/exhentai,
I found her
on the tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wucuqR5ceVQ And to be honest, I actually don't care much for Kancolle. I can't help but feel threatened by it.
I know that feelio.
While I like both Touhou and Kancolle, my heart and dick will remain with Touhou.
There's no really "knowing" the 2hus, the girls in ZUN's games have barebones personality to squeeze some plot inbetween bullet dodging. Their personalities are largely completed by fanworks.
Yes it's the biggest MMO flop of all time, still profitable though.
Negligible. Why do you think companies think cloud is a good idea? It's because running a server costs fuck all.
even as a fan, I couldn't help but cringe a little when I saw this.
So fucking good. God, just imagining her balloon up with my seed for the 9th time.
Never. Touhou forever. Long live the Wonderful Shrine Maiden of Paradise
>Jap nationalism browser game
I don't have anything against Nationalism but Japan has been a military base for America for over 50 years so there's nothing to be proud of.
Touhou is only popular because of the fandom itself, game wise the touhou games are very mediocre shmups (only standouts being the spinoffs, Impossible Spell Card was pretty good).
While I like the Touhou fandom, Its very overdone at this point and I would happily see something else take the throne.
She's actually a 1000 year old Vampire demon goddess who was trapped in the body of a teenage girl and the only way for her to stay alive is to wear promiscuous clothes and pose suggestively.
America was fighting to create a republic because they were aware that the British system was retarded. Hundreds of years later, America is still #1 and England is a portion of an island. The founding fathers adopted their attitude because they were right. Japan lost its military because they're fucking insane,
I want to bully a fleet girl
People still need something to work with and all the recent cast of characters have been pretty forgettable with some exceptions.
Most of it is pretty garbage sadly, lots of shitty memes and shit that contradicts canon.
I swear I am the only that reads ZUN books.
I don't give a shit about the game, but Inazuma and Ikazuchi are 2 fucking cute
And it won't be you if your NEET ass has a 10-man family to feed.
Besides that, the point is that zealous catholic women are one of the worst things you could marry if you wanted to live a happy life.
>Besides that, the point is that zealous catholic women are one of the worst things you could marry if you wanted to live a happy life.
Son, happiness is seeing a woman swell with your child again and again.
It's funny how kadokawa pushes hard for doujin works but still gets stingy with the IP like banning doujin games because they don't want any competition. That's why 99% of kancolle material is porn but then again what else are those sluts good for?
Which is unfortunately counteracted by all the nagging and rapidly fading good looks.
also no sex while pregnant because muh babby
Stick to 2d broseph. You'll be happier.
>also no sex while pregnant because muh babby
ha ha ha. She's catholic. They'll take it in the pooper.
>Stick to 2d broseph. You'll be happier.
2D won't survive without 3D. If you're adamant, then so be it. Might be time for some religious revisionism, and then those rapidly fading good looks can be addressed with polygamy.
Have at your 2D. I won't stop you. Just remember where to send those catholic school girls.
>"Hey Boss, that Windows 8.1 OS we ordered arrived in the mail today"
>It's a bigass fucking box full of floppy disks
Tell me this shit actually happened.
While the torso is foreshortened, the legs are perpendicular to the viewer. Plus you're mentally measuring from the "bottom of the foot", which here includes the full length of her foot. It's still artistically exaggerated since one of the character's key visual elements is her stockings, but it's not disturbingly disproportioned.
>She's catholic. They'll take it in the pooper
>those rapidly fading good looks can be addressed with polygamy
You seemed to have very unreliable information about what a catholic is like.
>not liking 2d
The thing is, they can either charge out the ass and have only the dedicated few to keep them afloat (anime) or make it absurdly cheap and have it marketed to the general public (manga).
It's much safer to go the first route with things, because despite having a smaller potential audience, it's easier to get ~3000 people out of that 10k audience to buy something than it is to get 300,000 people out of a 1,000,000 audience to buy something.
I'm pretty glad actually. Less secondaries means more talk about the actual games, and less non-canon characterizations.
You seem overly concerned about someone who stands to take nothing from you. Thanks!
Yes, you're right, this is wrong. In deference to your concerns of such stand up anons, I have decided to now make it my mission to eliminate such degeneracy from my life. These asian story books in particular seem especially vile and inappropriate. I shall begin lobbying immediately for their censorship and removal from our Nations.
Oh, but I must. You have shown me the way. Clearly only others should live according to what other people think, and others have identified that degeneracy is wrong. This is not my will, but that which ye have wrought.
You may thank me later, after you are not so distracted by the disgusting illustrated novelettes.
You're only digging that retard hole deeper, anon.
>your mom jokes now
We get it.
You are buttfrustrated to high hell. You don't need to keep embarrassing yourself to prove it.
Fuck that, recommend me anime that has bunny girl(s)
I think non-browser, fully 3D game for kancolle would be neat.
>He also cites the ability to charge players for in-game premium items on the PS Vita platform as an upside for Kadokawa Corporation business-wise.
They don't beat around the bush.
"Recette" is French for both "recipe" and also "receipts" or "revenues". Both which are fairly relevant to the game.
Source: I've been surrendering and eating frog legs with smelly cheese for about 28 years now.
Recette is more pronounced as
- the 'r' in gray, without the 'g'
- the 'e' sound between 'ber' in september
- 'cette' like 'set'
At worst, ask google translate to pronounce it for you.
It's a game about nothing!
Not really. Touhou's still #1 at Comiket and Kancolle and Touhou don't share any similarities beyond cute girls as the focus
They'll be able to coexist even if the anime and Vita game provide Kancolle the final push needed to achieve Touhou's level of popularity
read the official manga and books
he is fleshing them out, only problem is that it's an absolutely massive cast so only a bit of it can show in each game
it's just a card game isn't it?
I would imagine japanese would be playing it on their phones when they're sleeping in their drawers
or when they're stuck on the future science magnet trains with 974,346 other people per square inch when the train gets stopped because of gojira attacks and nuclear tsunamis