S1E8: Pixels and Power Ups (Japanese Video Games)

All you need to know about the Japanese gaming culture!

In this episode of Nihongo Master podcast, we talk about the Japanese gaming culture! Podcast host Azra says, “No matter how old you are, I’ll bet some of your best gaming memories began as the bright idea of a developer here in the Land of the Rising Sun.”

Hardcore enthusiasts will be able to rattle off countless Japanese companies who have been influential on the video game scene, but we’re just gonna stick with three of the biggest today: SEGA, Sony, and Nintendo.

Between these three companies, they have more iconic characters than anyone could possibly remember. And in broad terms, their story is the story of Japanese video gaming culture as a whole.
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A podcast for Japanese culture enthusiasts and language learners. Brought to you by Nihongo Master, an e-learning site focused on helping learners at every level master the Japanese language.