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Japan Goes From Dynamic to Disheartened
It's not actually a gaming article, but I think more than a few of us can see where the issues facing Japanese society today are affecting the output of the gaming industry as well, and since this topic comes up a lot here, I thought I'd share. Something else that I've noticed is that Japanese youth are not interested in gaming - and they're not pursuing work in gaming either. Whether it's because of the article's frugality or not (after all, who can justify dumping that kind of money on a gaming console in that kind of economy), it's got to be having an impact. I keep trying to look for young, up and coming talent in Japanese gaming and I get worried when they're people in their 40s.
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