Excerpt: In the modern videogame industry, games are almost always created in Japan. Although most games are brought over to America and the other regions of the world, there are always a significant percentage of videogames that never make it out. Frequently, the only option for non-Japanese gamers has been to either buy a Japanese system or modify their American one, and then pay for imports that are largely incomprehensible to those who dont know Japanese.
Excerpt: I knew for some time that Working Designs' newest 20-pound game collection reminded me of something. I couldn't put my finger on it, but I knew it was of epic proportion. And then finally it hit me: Alien ! It was like a light bulb went on in my head in that silly cartoon way, and I suddenly understood. You saw the movies right?
Excerpt: Fast-forward about five or six years after the release of Arc I. Working Designs announces that it has picked up all three games and will be releasing it as a collection, and giving it the LUNAR-touch. The package includes 5 game CDs, including all three games, a making of CD, Dual Shock controller thumb pads, a memory card holder, character standees, a hardcover manual, and a glossy box so big that when it contains all of the goodies inside would weigh enough to knock a...
Excerpt: The Arc the Lad series is one of the hottest selling series in Japan, with its own cult following of fans. The series spawned numerous web sites, trading cards, mangas, collectibles, and even an Anime series based off the first two games. For a while, it would seem that this series would not make it stateside, and over the years there were countless petitions that proved almost fruitless.