Yakuza 0 Podcast – (Yakuza Podcast #2 of 2)

By Heath | May 26, 2015 at 1:32 am

Here is the second half of our discussion about Yakuza. This one focuses on the most recent game, Yakuza 0 (Ryu Ga Gotoku Zero) for PS3 and PS4. You can download the MP3 here or stream it below:

Yakuza 0 Podcast, *SPOILERS* (Yakuza podcast 2 of 2) Best Video Game Podcast Top SEO Search Result by Best Video Game Podcast on Mixcloud

If Mixcloud and MP3s aren’t your thing, the podcast is also on Game Revolution’s YouTube channel.

Options, options, options! You can also download both parts 1 and 2, mashed together as a single MP3 right here.

Tell us what you think by yelling at @RPGLand on Twitter. I say yelling because that’s how I read Twitter. Always shouting.

RPG Deals 5/24 – 5/30

By Russ | May 25, 2015 at 1:09 am

One deal, borne of blood. 
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A Yakuza Podcast, Part 1 of 2

By Heath | May 18, 2015 at 8:50 am

So here’s a podcast about Yakuza. It’s part 1 of 2. If you want to download it, then click here to download the MP3.

If you want to stream it, there’s this:

Yakuza Series, Spoiler Free (Yakuza podcast pt 1 of 2) Best Video Game Podcast Ep. 1-A by Bestvideogamepodcast on Mixcloud

Want a time-stamped table to show you exactly what we talk about and when? Here ya go:

0:00:00 – Intro
0:02:01 – The Yakuza series in 1 minute
0:03:33 – Our experience with the series so far
0:05:50 – Yakuza is NOT like GTA
0:08:53 – Which game should you start with?
0:16:01 – Should you import the games? Which ones?
0:18:45 – Importing Yakuza Ishin and Yakuza Zero
0:24:33 – Yakuza’s hurdles to localization
0:30:20 – Sega’s marketing (or lack thereof)
0:34:15 – Tropes vs. Yakuza
0:40:41 – In-depth discussion of Yakuza Zero
0:44:05 – Why make a prequel with these characters?
0:47:40 – Japan’s 1988 economic bubble
0:53:12 – Bubble-era pop culture: beepers, disco and more
0:59:30 – 1988 Kamurocho and Soutenbori
1:03:25 – Creeping out random NPCs
1:08:08 – Combat in Yakuza Zero
1:18:20 – Making it rain: money in Zero
1:20:54 – Sexual content and objectification
1:29:50 – The future of the Yakuza series

Part 2 will be posted on the weekend.

Eventually we’re going open up a Patreon, because this action right here took like six weeks to record, edit, upload and all that jazz. So…yeah. Gonna need some help. So, if you like it, and like what we’ve done in the past, we’d love if you’d kick in a dollar or two, so as videos and podcasts can come more regularly.

RPG Deals 5/17 – 5/23

By Russ | May 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm

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6 Lost Dimension Characters in these 2 videos

By Heath | May 17, 2015 at 1:09 am

First up, Sho, Yoko, and Toya:
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4 Great RPG Moms

By Heath | May 10, 2015 at 6:25 pm

I wrote a little piece on 4 RPG Moms You Have to Love, in which I wax nostalgic for some retro RPGs that had interesting, memorable mother characters.

It’s not a complete list, mind you, just a few I felt like talking about, and all from games well over a decade old so that I could freely throw spoilers around. Enjoy it at Game Revolution, through the link above.

RPG Deals 5/10 – 5/16

By Russ | May 10, 2015 at 4:33 pm

Un-Facebooked edition.
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Shop Watch May 2015

By Russ | May 6, 2015 at 8:59 pm

So many re-releases this month I may re-package an old intro myself.
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RPG Deals 4/26 – 5/2

By Russ | April 27, 2015 at 3:51 am

Question for you!
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RPG Deals 4/19 – 4/25

By Russ | April 20, 2015 at 2:23 am

Gag reel.
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Seiken Densetsu Comes to Vita in Rise of Mana

By Heath | April 19, 2015 at 1:27 am

Square Enix will bring the long-running Mana RPG series (also known as Seiken Densetsu) to the Vita this spring in Japan. Check the trailer below and go to the link for some Rise of Mana screenshots.

Star Ocean 5 Debut Trailer

By Heath | April 15, 2015 at 11:02 am

Has more footage from old games than the new ones, actually. LOL modern game marketing.

RPG Deals 4/12 – 4/18

By Russ | April 12, 2015 at 11:17 pm

Funny story time.
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RPG Deals 4/5 – 4/11

By Russ | April 5, 2015 at 1:56 pm

One place for deals this week, and that company observes today as a holiday.
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The Need for the Past

By Russ | April 5, 2015 at 4:01 am

The past contains a lot of neat things to keep in mind when plodding aimlessly towards the future. Nostalgia is an emotion we tie to the past which is nice to engage in on a non-frequent basis. Hindsight’s a relevant way of looking back at the past which reminds you that no, that was not a cut on your date’s lip and yeah, you should get that sore checked out. History is physical records of the past, and a lot of people actively try to preserve history since history can be used to teach others in the future. I mean, normally we try to preserve it unless we think it’s disposable. Like entertainment.
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Shop Watch April 2015

By Russ | April 5, 2015 at 3:30 am

April is the cruelest month. Again.
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RPG Deals 3/29 – 4/4

By Russ | March 29, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Locked on Target.
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