Western RPGs vs Japanese RPGs - I: What Makes Them Different? - Extra Credits

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Western & Japanese RPGs - II: Narrative vs. Expression - Extra Credits

The reasons we play games are what define them, rather than their mechanics. With this in mind, we explore the values of narrative and expression, and how they are emphasized differently in Western vs. Japanese RPGs. Subscribe for new episodes every Wednesday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC (---More below) (Original air date: March 7, 2012) Guest artist: Kathleen De Vere _______ Get your Extra Credits gear at the store! http://bit.ly/ExtraStore Play games with us on Extra Play! http://bit.ly/WatchEXP Watch more episodes from this season of Extra Credits! http://bit.ly/2nIcoZV Contribute community subtitles to Extra Credits: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCCODtTcd5M1JavPCOr_Uydg&tab=2 Talk to us on Twitter (@ExtraCreditz): http://bit.ly/ECTweet Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/ECFBPage Get our list of recommended games on Steam: http://bit.ly/ECCurator _________ Would you like James to speak at your school or organization? For info, contact us at: contact@extra-credits.net _________ ♪ Intro Music: "Penguin Cap" by CarboHydroM http://bit.ly/1eIHTDS ♪ Outro Music: "Nova Siberia" by Big Giant Circles http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02036/

Why the Vita Failed - PlayStation's Lost Gamble - Extra Credits

The PlayStation Vita tried to create a high end mobile gaming solution, but failed to achieve even a fraction of the sales of low end systems like the Nintendo 3DS or even the iPhone. Subscribe for new episodes every Wednesday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC (---More below) _______ Get your Extra Credits gear at the store! http://bit.ly/ExtraStore Play games with us on Extra Play! http://bit.ly/WatchEXP Watch more episodes from this season of Extra Credits! http://bit.ly/2ssxjla Contribute community subtitles to Extra Credits: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCCODtTcd5M1JavPCOr_Uydg&tab=2 Talk to us on Twitter (@ExtraCreditz): http://bit.ly/ECTweet Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/ECFBPage Get our list of recommended games on Steam: http://bit.ly/ECCurator _________ Would you like James to speak at your school or organization? For info, contact us at: contact@extra-credits.net _________ ♪ Intro Music: "Penguin Cap" by CarboHydroM http://bit.ly/1eIHTDS ♪ Outro Music: "The Strongest!" by That Andy Guy http://bit.ly/1loJ5Dk

MMO Economies - Hyperinflation, Reserve Currencies & You! - Extra Credits

When players can generate their own money in infinite supply by killing monsters for in-game gold, MMO economies quickly get overrun by inflation. In the past we've talked about how designers can create gold sinks to solve this problem. Today we'll talk about other ways game designers approach it: by adapting the same tools used by economists in the real world. Subscribe for new episodes every Wednesday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC (---More below) _________ Get your Extra Credits gear at the store! http://bit.ly/ExtraStore Play games with us on Extra Play! http://bit.ly/WatchEXP Watch more episodes from this season of Extra Credits! http://bit.ly/2xvDUdv Contribute community subtitles to Extra Credits: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_p... Talk to us on Twitter (@ExtraCreditz): http://bit.ly/ECTweet Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/ECFBPage Get our list of recommended games on Steam: http://bit.ly/ECCurator _________ Would you like James to speak at your school or organization? For info, contact us at: contact@extra-credits.net _________ ♪ Intro Music: "Penguin Cap" by CarboHydroM http://bit.ly/1eIHTDS ♪ Outro Music: “March of Robbers in Treno City” by Bluelighter http://ff9.ocremix.org/

The Uncanny Valley - Why More Realistic Characters Look Less Human - Extra Credits

The theory of the Uncanny Valley refers to the uncomfortable area between pure stylization and photorealism where things, especially depictions of humans, just look... off. How do game animators address and avoid this? Subscribe for new episodes every Wednesday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC (---More below) (Original air date: November 9, 2011) _______ Get your Extra Credits gear at the store! http://bit.ly/ExtraStore Play games with us on Extra Play! http://bit.ly/WatchEXP Watch more episodes from this season of Extra Credits! http://bit.ly/2n8QcIn Contribute community subtitles to Extra Credits: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCCODtTcd5M1JavPCOr_Uydg&tab=2 Talk to us on Twitter (@ExtraCreditz): http://bit.ly/ECTweet Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/ECFBPage Get our list of recommended games on Steam: http://bit.ly/ECCurator _________ Would you like James to speak at your school or organization? For info, contact us at: contact@extra-credits.net _________ ♪ Intro Music: "Penguin Cap" by CarboHydroM http://bit.ly/1eIHTDS ♪ Outro Music: "Bumpin'" by Joshua Morse http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01735/

To compare these genres, we have to first look at how we define a role-playing game to begin with. Culture even influences our perception of what's "fun" or "engaging."
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(Original air date: February 29, 2012)
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♪ Intro Music: "Penguin Cap" by CarboHydroM
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♪ Outro Music: "In A Cave" by Hyadain
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