‘Culture’ Category Archive

January 3, 2018

Epoch Electronic War Game: Battle of Dan-no-ura (1984)

Though most of my research into 1980s Japanese board games has focused on Bandai's prodigious output, they had several competitors in that era, including ...

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July 21, 2017

Bandai’s Joy Family

A Japanese toymaker's role in the history of board games If you played NES in the 80s, watched Power Rangers in the 90s, or dipped into ...

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December 9, 2015

Don’t Call It A Remake

The latest announcement of the Final Fantasy VII remake’s episodic structure has triggered the expected blowback from those who hoped their beloved JRPG would ...

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December 10, 2014

Unforeseeable Sentences

Last month, professor and media theorist Jay Bolter wrote a short post called 'Browsing culture' that rebuts a refrain commonly heard from fans of ...

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January 9, 2012

An Unknown Value

During a recent computer backup, I came across some old family videos that I'd archived. A few years back, my dad lent me a box ...

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