Thursday, September 19, 2013

Video Game Poetry E05: My friends all hate me because they say I play video games too much

My friends all hate me because they say I play video games too much
They say they are real, but games are not.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

レトロげーむ The Retro Games Store Tokyo Akihabara

 レトロげーむ The Retro Games Store Tokyo Akihabara. One of my favourite shops in Akihabara if not the world. There are quite a few stores selling retro games in Akihabara, but this is definitely my favourite. It just has a much cooler atmosphere. The games are reasonably priced, as are the consoles. Final Fantasy games are usually less than 1000 yen, Dragonquest, because it has become popular again, is priced at around 2200 yen. A SNES is less than 4400 yen. Goemon for the N64 ranges from 980 yen to 2800 yen. Famicon games are often less than 500 yen. Playstation 2 is around 13000 yen. They also have newer versions of older consoles. They have old controllers official ones along with some of the better replacement controllers including the asciipad.

retro game store akihabara レトロげーむ

Bargain Retro Games

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Video Game Poetry: Being Played by the Game

As you may or may not know, I've been writing video game poetry for years now, and I have been addicted to games for as long as I can remember. When playing video games becomes an addiction, it is hard to know who is really in control, am I controlling the characters, or are they controlling me? While reflecting on this, I wrote the following poem:

Being Played by the Game

I was not playing the game,
I was being played by the game.

I had always thought that I controlled the characters,

A Poem Inspired by Grand Theft Auto 5

So I wrote and recorded a poem inspired by Grand Theft Auto 5. The initial recording was probably to vulgar for most, so to stop people freaking out about it and complaining, I have uploaded a less offensive version. I'll probably release some "directors cuts" at a later date. Anyway, whatever, here it is:

A Poem Inspired by Grand Theft Auto 5

Grand theft auto is not just degeneracy
It is more than that, it is a prophecy,
It's our future's reality, pornography, and controversy, 

Video Game Poetry: Final First Fantasy (live reading)

I've just uploaded another video of me reading one of my poems about video games. This one is titled: Final First Fantasy. I often ask myself "why do some of the greatest games have the stupidest names?". This poem is a meditation on that question.

Final First Fantasy

I’m beat
Down and out
I’m stuck on level one.

Video Game Poetry: Boss Fight as a Metaphor for Going on a Date

I am a video game poet. This is a recording of me reading one of my poems at open mic night. The poem is titled: "Boss fight as a Metaphor for Going on a Date".

Examining the usefulness of "Boss fight" as a metaphor for going on a date with a special girl.

In both situations you need protection 
for your main party