The strange world of Japan’s PC-98 computer (strangecomforts.com)
from misk@sopuli.xyz to retrogaming@lemmy.world on 28 Nov 2023 08:10
https://sopuli.xyz/post/6346605

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RightHandOfIkaros@lemmy.world on 28 Nov 2023 08:17 next collapse

I love the art and sound of PC98 games, I just wish they weren’t all so full of porn.

EDIT: The author of this article is dead to me. They called Hideo Kojima “problematic.”

Even_Adder@lemmy.dbzer0.com on 28 Nov 2023 10:41 next collapse

This author is a serious prude. They have an interesting definition of Otaku and makes it seem as if all doujin were porn.

demonsword@lemmy.world on 28 Nov 2023 17:16 collapse

Japan’s culture of hermetic male obsessives…sort of an primordial Incel, if you will

yeah, s/he does not seem to have any clue at all

guyrocket@kbin.social on 28 Nov 2023 17:28 collapse

He, apparently:

Biz Davis is a producer & writer who's spent 20 years in the world of underground music, events and eventually advertising. His work focuses on obsessives and their obsessions, circular economies and cyberpunk aesthetics.

demonsword@lemmy.world on 28 Nov 2023 17:53 collapse

His work focuses on obsessives and their obsessions

then he should know better than make the false equivalence that otakus are all incels I guess

MysteryFat@lemmy.world on 28 Nov 2023 13:58 next collapse

Pc-98 games were brilliant stories brought to life.

MysticKetchup@lemmy.world on 28 Nov 2023 15:24 next collapse

Ah, I recognize the style but didn’t realize that it was specific to one computer. It’s cool to see various niche traced back to where they came from, over 20 years later and one PC is still having ripple effects on art today

guyrocket@kbin.social on 28 Nov 2023 17:27 collapse

That was an intersting read. Anyone have links to these old games?

Xatolos@reddthat.com on 28 Nov 2023 18:43 collapse

archive.org/search?query=pc98

Little bit of everything. Just do a filter to break it down to software.

Quite a few of these games have been translated too, though you will need an emulator to run them, and it’s not easy since the only emulators I know of are in Japanese.

guyrocket@kbin.social on 28 Nov 2023 18:59 collapse

Very cool, thank you.