Gamers Heart Japan

Victor Lucas of Electric Playground gathers together some of the top talent in the gaming and game media industry to discuss their love for Japan and Japanese-developed games and to ask for your support.

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255 comments
deathknightleo
deathknightleo

game comapnys at this time can not make the world maps they want to with the grapics... if they droped the grapics down on the world maps they could have them again... i loved random battles other people want to see the people they about to enter battle with...

DAOWAce
DAOWAce

FF7 came up a lot. I'm happy. Go Uematsu!

yixingtpot
yixingtpot

@eric5683 Our nation is Broke, without China bailing us out we'd have to face the reality that our money is basically worthless. China is the most successful functioning economy on Earth right now. Donations to Katrina? Don't make me lol, our own President didn't even respond in a respectful manner.

eric5683
eric5683

* Japan is a top five owner of us debt at 877,200,000,000 (thats almost 900 billion) * Japans government contributions to Katrina = 800,000 (thats less than 1 million) * The Red Cross has already donated over 161,000,000 to japan ( not counting all other donations) * The totals are not out for our military costs but lets just assume they are in the billions of dollars., and i just met a soldier yesterday that has not been getting paid and and is now in debt and owes thousands of dollars because the u.s. government has not paid him his meager salary. A slowly breaking country giving billions to its debtor.... GENIUS

Pyne56
Pyne56

Japan needs help regardless of the comments. I chose to help.

frodo10
frodo10

Eoin your an idiot end of story

zinoalex
zinoalex

@eoin I checked out your friends list. You have 3! No surprise there as you seem intent on arguing, alienating,or ticking off everyone on this site.With little regards for their opinions. Forget for a instant all of the technology the world has gotten from Japan. This was a disaster. A disasper of EPIC proproptions. Nuclear reacters were in jeopardy giving out mass amounts of radiations.Radiations that could not only affect their country but also surrounding one and the US shores and western United States. The long and short of it is that people with good hearts will donate to whatever country if they can affort it at the time. Society is generally a giving body.And those who have harden theier hearts or who have have cold hearts will not give a cent to relief efforts.But to those that give "PR" has nothing to do with it. It is the good hearedness of the individual.

justindragon
justindragon

they now gamers need japan (epically nintendo fans) i hope someone helps them

SanjuroGT
SanjuroGT

it feels so good to donate especially for a country that is so advanced, and also what they did for the gaming industry and also very good sushi final words PURELY AWESOME COUNTRY!

risako9
risako9

The girls in Japan are the best! They're all so cute!

grafficsak
grafficsak

I went to Japan for the first time last year, and I must say I was blown away. Culture, Food, Women, omg. I wanna go back, even to help out the relief effort.

RoseFlambe169
RoseFlambe169

@RealWreckless : I wouldn't put it like that, however I have heard that the American Red Cross in specific takes an amount out of the donations for taxes or some sort of other toll the government puts down. I also heard that donations would be better in the hands of the Japanese Red Cross or sent directly to Japanese emergency funds.

RealWreckless
RealWreckless

Not one CENT of the money that the red cross has received has gone to the japanese people

djpetitte
djpetitte

Japan, just got rocked again. 7.4 this time. This is not looking good, Time for the darkages

wiserat4
wiserat4

@oxjackiechan ummm.... Galaga???? Gradius??? Contra??? Ikaruga??? Sin and Punishment??? Gunstar Heroes??? Those are pretty real Japanese shooting games, if you ask me?!

eoin
eoin

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oxjackiechan
oxjackiechan

@blabadon uncharted 1,2,or 3 wasn't made in japan,Sony published it but didn't make it, and real Japanese games aren't any types of shooting games their mainly rpg,fighting,and adventure.

wiserat4
wiserat4

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wiserat4
wiserat4

I have never seen so many bodacious babes on a Gamespot post before! Jessica Chobot is a bombshell! Heck Yes, I'm giving money! Sign me up!

OldKye
OldKye

@wiserat4 nope a man in a pirate costume stabbed you in the ear when you were nine, and again when you were thirty.

wiserat4
wiserat4

I never get tired of that Crysis 2 commercial... am I okay???

TrueIori
TrueIori

Fav game of all time , Super Metroid :)

TrueIori
TrueIori

Super Mario 64: Dire, Dire Docks , always bring out the kid me, thank you for all great memories my heart goes out to Japan, hope they recover fast :).

Sephiroth21682
Sephiroth21682

@OldKye.. good point, but punctuation goes a long way when trying to an impact on people. I had to reread several lines there. yikes.

HT89488
HT89488

wow, mario 64! I remember waiting outside toys R us. We had those pick tickets, didn't wait in line. You just had to have one of those tickets to pick it up on launch..IIRC. I will always support you Nintendo. Thank you so much. Playstation one....I miss those days too, with the RE series.

seekerofkiwi
seekerofkiwi

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OldKye
OldKye

@KhanBloodsucker that should be obvious by the name haiti doesn't make games honestly they don't make hardly anything we import japan makes games, cars, electronics, ex... this is saying support a place in need that makes things you like not support a place in need out of pity it's a different approach because even though they need help like you said they aren't as pitiable doesn't mean people are less homeless less without water or electricity just because other places are worse off normally did you also say to hell with New orleans after katrina cause the USA has too much money so they shouldn't get help? i doubt it because it hit closer to home which is how the gaming industry feels about japan so they are voicing that in much the same way someone who survived cancer is more likely too ask you to give to the cancer foundation than someone who hardly knows what that is.

Hawkhunter10
Hawkhunter10

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KhanBloodsucker
KhanBloodsucker

I appreciate their support for the earthquake/tsunami disaster, but where were they when NZ and Haiti got dropped in the meat grinder? The 3rd largest economy in the world will persevere and survive financially. I think they are more in need of nuclear containment and waste specialists to save the precious little liveable land there is there and to stop the spread of radiation via the dumping of irradiated water into the ocean.

gorillaboy058
gorillaboy058

trust me. the good people of japan are greatfull for the donations no matter how they got them.

DeathstrikeFS
DeathstrikeFS

@eoin - Dude your an idiot. You have totally misinterpreted what Gelugon_baat has said, even when explained to you on a per sentence basis you insist on posting irrelevant counter-arguements with the guise of what is otherwise some good points... For example: "Haiti has people, japan has people. Lets be kind and give money to people in need regardless of what they have to give in return" Gelugon_baat said nothing about giving to one and not the other based on their produce. Nor did he insinuate. He simply said: "not everyone has an endless well of goodwill, who will give help to anyone in need regardless of circumstances. To get them to help, they are going to need convincing of any kind - and this, this "Gamers Heart Japan" media blitz is one of such efforts to convince the more stone-hearted." A very good point, one that you just dont seem to be getting and are too interested in point scoring as opposed to understanding the good nature of this appeal. Your an Idiot, and im an idiot for trying to explain to an idiot why hes an idiot. Just take it for what it is, a good hearted appeal. Donate or dont, its up to you...

eoin
eoin

@Gelugon_baat SO? if the donation is made then thats its. I'm completely in my rights to critize if it was made for the wrong reasons. You are playing devils advocate do it and you deserve all the muck thats slung at you. "Oh, so now you are resorting to hypothetical situations that are not touching on natural disasters and their aftermaths in any way?" ? "YOU - are in the process of learning this the soul-crushing way" Yes I was using and hypothetical because its your mentality I have a problem with. As in using soul crushing, the sould is abit of an abstract concept so spare me your "down to earth approach". I have nothing to learn from you or anybody once I read some of the fanboy comments my sould was already crushed. The ego on you as if you could possibly impart so of your "wisdom" on me hahahaha Screw that for a laugh!

eoin
eoin

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eoin
eoin

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Scalper
Scalper

wow very nice video thanks for posting GameSpot and thanks to Victor.

luniac
luniac

@theunseenblade The problem is not with atomic physics. Reading any news report will inform you of the worsening leaks. The problem is with poor regulations and the blind faith of the japanese people in their government. And how excellent that my previous comment was removed because it was "offensive".

SLRMC93
SLRMC93

Its funny when people think that the Japanese don't make origianl games, and they are the ones who normally get the best sales, and critical reception, I hope the land of the rising sun recovers soon.

Blabadon
Blabadon

Where's the Uncharted part btw?

j_pires128
j_pires128

hewoks The game is Muramasa: The demon blade

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

Japan will be stronger than ever after they recover from the tragedy and make more awesome games and new technology. My favorite game series from Japan have to be Zelda, Mario and the FF games.

hewoks
hewoks

What is the game at 18:17 ?

hewoks
hewoks

I appreciate Japan for all its aspects. I'm a real ottaku, Fan of their games, their anime, just their culture in general, Going to japan one day is my dream.

EPaul
EPaul

Electric playground still exists?!

watervaper12
watervaper12

Man look at all those thumbs down I have. I did not assume that he did it. All I said was that probably god did this because they did something that mad him mad but I still hate what happened to Japan. I feel like the bad guy.

Tape_Lad
Tape_Lad

Good job Victor Lucas! It's nice to see people coming together to help support the people of japan and their developers.

grootelaar
grootelaar

I don't feel anything just because its Japan. I mean if something happens to a other part of the world it would be shocken ass well. Anyway I really hopes it will come at a good end. When i finish my collage i am going to Japan Radiation ore not.

Moldy_Kimchee
Moldy_Kimchee

Footage of Altered Beast was the icing on the cake for that video. Prayers for japan!

AbsoluteSorrow
AbsoluteSorrow

Favorite answer was said by Blair Herter. Jesus this earthquake thing sucks. I wish I could help, but alas I lack the funds...