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Dragons, Quests, and Seth Green

Sorry for the lack of content lately, but I’ve been deeply engrossed in Dragon Quest IX for the last few weeks. After years of waiting and anticipating, it’s finally out in the States, and it was definitely worth the wait. ┬áIt’s truly a marvelous game. You know what else is marvelous? The commercials for it!

Some Thoughts on Dancing

If I’ve learned only one thing In the 10 months since I started dancing, it’s this: play to your strengths. I’ve learned the basic steps (and then some) for over a dozen different social dances, and each style has its own quirks that make it good or bad for a particular person. Dances like Rhumba […]

Haruhiism and the Power of Social Media

Today I get to talk about two of my favorite subjects which rarely overlap: Anime and Social Media. Say what you will about Web 2.0 and Social Media, but these buzzwords and the ideas they represent are changing how we digest information and how many companies do business. Anime is just one of many industries […]

Strange Japanese Video: Kokoro Scan

I wish I could give this video context. Believe me: I do. But all I can tell you is that this six minute mind trip is a promotional video for the Nintendo DS game, Kokoro [Heart] Scan. Don’t ask me what a bear playing guitar has anything to do with anything, but he’s there. I’d […]

Interstella 5555: Daft, Punk, and a Funky Musical

Techno group Daft Punk seems to have had a resurgence in the last 6 months or so, thanks to the Kanye West song “Stronger” and the popularity of YouTube videos such as the Daft Punk Girls and Daft Hands. But I’ve known about the band since about 2002, when songs from their album Discovery – […]

Retrospective: King of Fighters XI

Five years ago, when I was still a fledgling member on the internet gaming community, the idea of importing games directly from Japan seemed like a practice reserved only for the hardest of hardcore gamers. At that time, I only knew one person who imported games, but he was a huge Bemani fan so it […]

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This is the blog of Jeff Staple