John Friscia

We’ve covered Shmuplations many times before, but for the uninitiated — it’s easily one of the best sources on the whole internet for translated interviews about video game development. Most recently, translator Alex Highsmith has translated an entire 26-minute Japanese documentary from 2003 about the history of the Famicom (the Japanese name for NES), and it includes interviews with Hideo Kojima, Keiji Inafune, Koichi Nakamura, Toshihiro Nagoshi, Yoshiki Okamoto, Takahashi Meijin, and Tetsuya Mizuguchi. It’s a pretty entertaining and insightful watch even if you’re already familiar with the console’s success, since this is a strictly Japanese viewpoint on the rise […]

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