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Learning Japanese with Video Games (with Matt/Game Gengo)

Learning any language is a lengthy and, at times, tedious endeavour. So why not make the process as fun as possible? – On his YouTube channel Game Gengo (ゲーム言語) our guest, Matt, does exactly that. Because how could learning Japanese be more fun than learning with video games? In our side quests we then review the language…

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Childhood Gaming Memories

It is time to reminisce! This week we are taking a brief breather to think back to our childhood. Join in as we get swept away by heartwarming and bittersweet tales of the past.

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The Game Awards 2021

The annual Game Awards have become a staple of video game culture. Combining an award show with high-profile announcements, musical performances, and lots of advertisements, the event is a force to be reckoned with. Join us as we dissect this year’s Game Awards, including the way it engages with the problems of the industry. In…

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How the ESRB works

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PS5 Giveaway, Essential Tips and Settings

Indeed, it is true – we are giving away a brand new PS5! And for all of you who already have one or plan to get one soon we have collected some essential tips and settings. For example, did you know that the integrated microphone in the DualSense controller impacts the intensity of haptic feedback?…

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Title Blunder

It’s at the tip of my tongue! Have you ever forgotten the title of a video game and instead just given it a ridiculous description? Well, that is exactly what we do for this week. Enjoy our title blunders! In our side quests, we share our initial impressions of Shin Megami Tensei V, give a dreary…

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How Yakuza works

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The Myth of Missing No.

Could that school friend really be right about this Pokémon that is not supposed to exist? Is there really a way to infinitely multiply items as this Nintendo magazine suggests? – We’re diving back into our childhood to unravel how Missing No. changed the ideas about how video games work and who owns their lore….

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The Friends We Make

Friendships are so precious. Video games never get tired of emphasizing that. Aside from reminiscing about the friends we made with fictional characters, we also discuss the absurd albeit necessary tendency to quantify friendships. In our side quests, we discuss the recent settlement of one of the lawsuits against Activision Blizzard and catch up with announcements in…

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Three Truths, Two Lies

It is finally time for our very first episode! Our mascot Pixel-kun is celebrating and so are we. For introductions, we share five stories of our gaming biography, only three of which are true. Can you tell the difference? For our side quests, we discuss Tripwire‘s CEO stepping down after expressing public support for the Texas…

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