Morning Hangover #60: Raymond Ignores The PS2/PSN Negativity And Stephen Wonders About Japanese "Weird"


Posted September 23, 2009 - By Raymond Padilla

Welcome to "Morning Hangover" -- an excellent way to start your day with the crew at TheFeed...no matter what you're recovering from. Every morning you'll hear musings from two of TheFeed's editors and have the chance to share your thoughts on what's going on in the gaming world. So buckle up, prepare yourself for Sony news bombs, and keep reading!
PlayStation 3 Slim Not Backwards Compatible With PlayStation 2 Games
Raymond Padilla: As expected, the rumor that Sony will be bringing the entire PlayStation 2 catalog to PlayStation Network caused quite the stir. Predictably, gamers that purchased a later PS3 model are angry that they won't be able to play their PS2 discs on their new system. Some are angry that they might have to buy their PS2 games again. Those people need to get over it; you can play your PS2 games on your PS2 (a novel idea) and nobody is "forcing" you to buy old games again. If the whole thing bothers you that much, then don't play ball. With all the negative energy surrounding the rumor, I'm going to choose to focus on the positive. There are a lot of gamers that will have access to hundreds of great PS2 games for the first time. That is an excellent thing.
For more Sony news (and hopefully some huge announcements), be sure to come back tonight around 6:30PM PST for G4tv.com's live blog of Sony's TGS 2009 keynote address.


Stephen Johnson: Every year at the Tokyo Game Show, the American game press brings back word of some totally freaky, out-there Japan-only game that will never, ever appear in The States. Whether it’s angry dad simulator Cho Chabudai Gaeshi or spanking game Boon-ga Boon-ga, Japan never fails to deliver the weird.
But it got me thinking: Is there a flip side?  Are there any titles that are about so unique to American culture that Far Easterners would be totally unable to process their existence and react with a head-shaking “WTF?”  I can’t come up with much, but the sheer number of first-person shooters available here in the States might give a Japanese person pause. Or maybe the variety of hunting games out there?

What do you think? Are there any American games you can think of that are so weird the rest of the world scratches their heads at them? 

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Morning Hangover #60: Raymond Ignores The PS2/PSN Negativity And Stephen Wonders About Japanese "Weird"


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