JRPGs: Gaming’s Acquired Taste

What are JRPGs? JRPGs are pretty much responsible for the creation of the RPG genre, and have heavily influenced games ever since they became a thing. A JRPG is a Japanese Role-Playing Game. This basically just means that the game was developed by a Japanese team, and they usually have certain styles and tropes associated […]

Culture of Gaming’s 50 Greatest Video Game Weapons

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Video games are a violent medium. We shoot, stab, slice, nuke, punch, bulldoze, swing, and skewer our way through baddies… and all for what? For the cathartic, sadistic pleasure of pretending to kill something without consequences? Well… yeah! It’s because of the same adrenaline rush we get from watching an action movie or reading a […]

Retro Rumble Podcast Episode #04: Final Fantasy Part II – The PlayStation Era

Hello everyone! After some delay, may we present to you Episode 4 of the Retro Rumble podcast, and the second part of our Final Fantasy discussion! Join Culture of Gaming’s own Mike, David and Aidan as they discuss the PlayStation era of the legendary RPG series, Final Fantasy. Don’t forget you can watch our next […]

Square Enix Tokyo Game Show Event – Day 4

Square Enix Tokyo Game Show 2018

With Tokyo Game Show 2018 having closed, we take a look into the last day for Square Enix. The company that made their name in the JRPG genre. A company that really delivers a product, and delivers it with honesty. Some games they created might have been hit or miss, depending on a certain point […]

Tokyo Game Show 2018: Square Enix Recap

Tokyo Game Show 2018. Another day ended and did not disappoint. With Square Enix at the forefront, we see talks of Dragon Quest X, Kingdom Hearts 3, Dragon Quest Builders 2, and Tokyo Dolls, hosted by Gems Company. Following alongside in a separate studio we see discussions involving Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!, The Last […]

Orchestra “VGM Music” to Create an Album of Suikoden 2 Music

VGM Music, an up-and-coming team of musicians based in New Mexico, have pledged to create an album of renditions from the classic 1998 RPG Suikoden II. Legendary composer Kentaro Sato from the Dissidia Final Fantasy series will spearhead the project. He’ll be composing and conducting for the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, an established group of […]

September 13 Nintendo Direct Recap!

Well, this week’s Nintendo Direct just wrapped up, and it wasn’t too bad! We got some exciting details on Yoshi, Diablo, Final Fantasy, and everything in between! In case you missed it, you can watch the direct below, or read through our full recap for the highlights. Let’s-a-go! Luigi’s Mansion 3 is coming to Switch […]

Nintendo Switch is Getting (Almost) All of the Final Fantasy

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Holy chocobos! The most recent Nintendo Direct went all-in on Final Fantasy. Not one, not two, but eight Final Fantasy games will be coming to the Nintendo platform. All is well in the world of JRPGs. Not only are five(ish) mainline Final Fantasy games coming to the system, but so are three spin-off titles! The good news started by the […]

Retro Rumble Podcast Episode #03: Final Fantasy Part 1 – The NES/SNES era

Hey you, spooniest of bards! It’s time for this weeks episode of the Retro Rumble podcast. In today’s episode, Mike and David are joined by Aidan from the Culture of Gaming team to discuss NES and Super NES era Final Fantasy games and their personal history with this era of a legendary RPG series. Watch […]