Yakuza Fan http://yakuzafan.com The lifeline of Kamurocho Sat, 27 May 2017 15:13:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 http://yakuzafan.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/cropped-SD9zktEB-1-32x32.jpg Yakuza Fan http://yakuzafan.com 32 32 Yakuza Fan Podcast – Episode 31: Lachfang http://yakuzafan.com/yakuza-fan-podcast-episode-31-lachfang/ http://yakuzafan.com/yakuza-fan-podcast-episode-31-lachfang/#respond Sat, 20 May 2017 18:27:58 +0000 http://yakuzafan.com/?p=24474 We spend a lot of time talking about games we've played and then discuss what classic SEGA IP's we'd like to see resurrected under the Amazing SEGA brand!

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SEGA’s New Corporate Identity “Amazing SEGA” Commits to Quality, Promises More Surprises Coming http://yakuzafan.com/segas-new-corporate-identity-amazing-sega-commits-quality-promises-surprises-coming/ http://yakuzafan.com/segas-new-corporate-identity-amazing-sega-commits-quality-promises-surprises-coming/#respond Thu, 18 May 2017 17:39:10 +0000 http://yakuzafan.com/?p=24425 SEGA's latest restructuring has led to the creation of an entirely new concept in hopes of simply communicating their Corporate Identity.

The new identity "Amazing SEGA" promises to excite and surprise players with the quality you should expect from one of Japan's top entertainment creators.

Current SEGA Corporate Director, and Chief Product Officer (not to mention director/creator of the Yakuza series) Toshihiro Nagoshi takes us behind the scenes in the creation of this new identity that will hopefully be a solid foundation for all SEGA brands and subsidiaries going forward. Using an in house developed headset to measure the human eye while playing SEGA games. The headset captures moments players feel excitement and joy while gaming! They then took this data and converted it to images and sounds to create a visual and audio representation of that moment that SEGA amazes the players.

It's an amazing idea and I love the idea of capturing surprise to use in your brand. It's a very SEGA thing to do and one of the reasons I still stand by that company today.

Hit the jump to see more behind the scenes videos.

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Yakuza 6 Troubles with Localization GDC 2017 http://yakuzafan.com/yakuza-6-troubles-localization-gdc-2017/ http://yakuzafan.com/yakuza-6-troubles-localization-gdc-2017/#comments Mon, 15 May 2017 02:56:09 +0000 http://yakuzafan.com/?p=24396 Here's one of the things I'd never considered when it comes to localization. With tensions between these countries so high and SEGA trying to break into the Chinese market I can see why they may have such a problem with this.

Jung-Sheng Lin posits that by simply using the line the "country" of Taiwan in the hostesses question Taiwanese gamers praised SEGA for being progressive or siding with Taiwanese people that would like independence from Chinese rule. Of course as soon as Chinese celebs started hearing about this and the news started spreading SEGA needed to patch the game and remove the dialogue completely so as not to stir controversy.

Something that should have been a nothing issue needed new dialogue to be recorded and an entire patch rolled out even though the game hadn't officially released in either country yet!

Watch the entire GDC talk after the jump!

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Should Yakuza 7 Leave Japan? http://yakuzafan.com/yakuza-7-leave-japan/ http://yakuzafan.com/yakuza-7-leave-japan/#respond Fri, 12 May 2017 19:04:40 +0000 http://yakuzafan.com/?p=24371 Could the Yakuza series work outside of Japan or would it be a step in the wrong direction. Here's our thoughts as to why it would or wouldn't work.

Leave a comment on the video here and let us know your thoughts!

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Yakuza Fan Podcast – Episode 30: Aussie Adventures http://yakuzafan.com/yakuza-fan-podcast-episode-30-aussie-adventures/ http://yakuzafan.com/yakuza-fan-podcast-episode-30-aussie-adventures/#respond Sun, 07 May 2017 18:10:32 +0000 http://yakuzafan.com/?p=24302 We're back from an extended break and trying something new. A long distance podcast over discord with my brother (and new editor!) Lachlan! We're still working out the kinks but stay tuned for bigger and better things! Nice to back in the swing of things again.

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famitsu opens voting for best Action/Adventure games of all time. Yakuza 0, 4, and 6 on shortlist! http://yakuzafan.com/famitsu-opens-voting-best-actionadventure-games-time-yakuza-0-4-6-shortlist/ http://yakuzafan.com/famitsu-opens-voting-best-actionadventure-games-time-yakuza-0-4-6-shortlist/#respond Fri, 05 May 2017 21:44:44 +0000 http://yakuzafan.com/?p=24221 famitsu are currently polling users on what they think is the best action adventure game of all time.

The editors put together a short list but the voting process itself is write in. If you want to see Yakuza get the top spot head on over to the famitsu voting site and fill out the form to submit your vote!

Hit the jump to see how you can add your vote and let them know why your favorite Yakuza games deserve a place on the list!

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Forging The Dragon [Part 8] http://yakuzafan.com/forging-dragon-part-8/ http://yakuzafan.com/forging-dragon-part-8/#respond Fri, 05 May 2017 15:03:41 +0000 http://yakuzafan.com/?p=24217 Finally, Ryu Ga Gotoku releases. With a budget of 2.1 Billion yen behind it can it hope to recoup its costs? Or will Nagoshi be out of a job?

Special Thanks to these Patrons:

  • Peter Pietkiewicz
  • @eks2009

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Yakuza 7 – Fan Speculation http://yakuzafan.com/yakuza-7-fan-speculation/ http://yakuzafan.com/yakuza-7-fan-speculation/#comments Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:13:30 +0000 http://yakuzafan.com/?p=24173 So Yakuza 7 will be revealed next month. No idea what's going to happen yet so here's my hopes for the next title in the series.

Let me know what you guys want to see in the comments on the video here!

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More info about next Yakuza game coming May 30th! http://yakuzafan.com/info-next-yakuza-game-coming-may-30th/ http://yakuzafan.com/info-next-yakuza-game-coming-may-30th/#comments Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:18:40 +0000 http://yakuzafan.com/?p=24132 For those that missed yesterday's SEGA live stream Nagoshi-san revealed he'll have more news to share about the next Ryu Ga Gotoku game May 30!

No idea what will be shown but given it's happening via a live stream I can't help but feel like it'll be something minor. Maybe a keyword they've decided to work with this time around. Or they could be showing off changes to the Dragon Engine!

You can be sure we'll be watching and waiting for any small clue about where the series is headed next!

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Next Yakuza Game Teased! New Protagonist Confirmed! http://yakuzafan.com/next-yakuza-game-teased-new-protagonist-confirmed/ http://yakuzafan.com/next-yakuza-game-teased-new-protagonist-confirmed/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:04:39 +0000 http://yakuzafan.com/?p=24096 At last night's Famitsu Awards 2016 (where Yakuza 6 picked up an excellence award from the magazine!) the series director and CCO of SEGA, Toshihiro Nagoshi, took to the stage to confirm the existence of the next title in the Ryu Ga Gotoku series.

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