Category Archives: Online Games

Top 20 Japanese Games that Have Influenced the Gaming World (part 4)

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)

Thanks to its big, 3D world, Ocarina of Time was a stunning technical achievement when it was released. It appeared at a whopping 32-megabytes, complete with cut scenes generated in real time. With its lock-on camera and context clues, the game succeeded in bringing a 2D game into a 3D world, which was incredibly difficult and seemed effortless and intuitive.

Dance Dance Revolution (1998)

Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) quickly became a big hit when it was first released in 1998. The game was so revolutionary thanks to the way it combined gaming and physical activity. It shouldn’t be a surprise that this gaming tittle was created by Konami, which owns a chain of health clubs in Japan. DDR even laid the groundwork for future games such as Wii Sports.

Phantasy Star Online (2000)

At that time, speeds were slow, and the infrastructure for internet wasn’t quite there, particularly in Japan. However, when Phantasy Star Online hit the Dreamcast, it was bringing Sega’s science fantasy RPG series to online gaming and also showing a sign of things to come for consoles.

Fate/stay Night (2004)

Fate/stay Night was originally an adult PC game. It made the mainstream jump following a clean version hitting the PS2. The game, along with the franchise it spawned, hasn’t looked back but continued to become one of the world’s most successful visual novels that have ever been made. It has spun off anime and manga and also showed a lot of Japanese gamers how engaging interactive storytelling could be.

Resident Evil 4 (2005)

Resident Evil 4 is one of the most influential games that were released in the 2000s. Third-person shooters such as Gears of War to Ratchet took RE4’s over-the-shoulder camera view and ran long with it. In addition to the contribution of this important and currently widespread mechanic, Resident Evil 4 itself shows Resident Evil in top form.

Top 20 Japanese Games that Have Influenced the Gaming World (part 3)

Super Mario 64 (1996)

Nintendo has taken a notebook written by Super Mario Bros. they were popping up through the window Super Mario 64. It’s a speaker, but in 3D. You can go anywhere you like. Instead of moving down the set, the 2D approach, the game offers unparalleled freedom.

Citizen Evil 1 (1996)

Resident Evil introduced gamers to the horror of survival, a setting where players have less power and where survival, not killing, is the ultimate goal. The game was not made with a vacuum-big credit to Capcom’s 1989 NES Sweet Home article. But Resident Evil went on to describe the horror that survived and led to a follow-up, spin-offs, and a successful Hollywood film franchise.

Harvest Moon (1996)

Now known as the Story of Seasons, the game appeared on the SNES in Japan in 1996. You plant crops, make money, take care of animals, get married, and deal with storms. Today, there are plenty of free gaming games like this, but Harvest Moon has done it decades ago and removed microtransaction.

Final Fantasy VII (1997)

AKA, how character designer Tetsuya Nomura came to define the style of Final Fantasy house. Final Fantasy VII is a great game. Of course, fans will argue that there are better entries, but, as illustrated by FFVI, which makes FFVII so important in how it brought a generation of players to the PlayStation, and changed the way Final Fantasy games look. Styles and hair and belts would not be the same.

Beatmania (1997)

The play and series presented, Bemani, became the building block for many of the music plays that followed.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night came out when the games started moving to 3D. However, Symphony of the Night has shown how the 2D space limit actually opens up the exploration. The result is not one of the best games to beat PlayStation 1, but it is one of the best games ever.

Metal Gear Solid (1998)

At times, it was like watching a movie; at other times, it presented itself as a video game. It was crazy but serious, fun and funny, and, in its day, the view you could see. Metal Gear Solid has made the metal famous, showing a generation of players that they don’t have to kill enemies – they can just pass.

Top 20 Japanese Games that Have Influenced the Gaming World (part 2)

Sonic The Hedgehog (1991)

Going up against Mario is not easy. But Sonic The Hedgehog, thefirst Sonic game, with its wonderful blues and greens, blazing speed, and terrific platforming did a really good job of challenging Mario. In many ways, with all his ‘tude, Sonic was the anti-Mario. The perfect foil for an era in which Sega did what Ninten don’t.

Street Fighter II (1991)

There were several fighting games that debut before Street Fighter II, but after it, no fighting game was the same. You couldn’t miss it if you were in arcades in the early 1990s. In addition to influencing the genre, Street Fighter II was so famous that Nintendo actually designed the SNES controller around this title.

Super Mario Kart (1992)

In terms of fighting games, although Nintendo didn’t just make a racing game, they created their own racing subgenre. There is some argument raised that Mario Kart, which has sold more than 90 million copies, participates in the World of Warcraft as one of the most successful spin-offs ever before.

Super Metroid (1994)

Super Metroid was a flop in Japan when it was originally released in 1994. Gaming players didn’t seem to realize how much Super Metroid brilliantly works. The sound design sets the mood, the visual flair makes it wonderful to have a look at, and cinematic techniques move the story along. There’s an amazing flexibility to the game that you see in modern gaming titles that let players enjoy the experience however they feel fit. You can also do that if you want to race through it. Super Metroid gives the players tremendous freedom in how they played the game.

Chrono Trigger (1995)

Chrono Trigger is a ground-breaking game that had elements seen as standard now, from eschewing random encounters to multiple endings. In addition, an impressive team of developers, an enjoyable story, and an evocative score, all will make you end up with one of the best JPRGs that have ever come out of Japan.

Top 20 Japanese Games that Have Influenced the Gaming World (part 1)

Over the years, Japanese developers have produced a mind-boggling number of video games. Among those games, there are some games that have deeply influenced Japanese gaming, worldwide gaming, or both. Here are 20 of those.

Pac-Man (1980)

Pac-Man, the gaming’s first superstar character, has such an enormous impact. The basic game design is timeless up to now, with players trying to avoid enemies day by day until they got a power-up. Pac-Man’s design and concepts have influenced countless games throughout the years.

Super Mario Bros. (1985)

Super Mario Bros. is not only one of the most important video games ever made, but also one of the most important creative works in the last four decades.

Final Fantasy (1987)

Final Fantasy’s conception and development is one of the great yarns in the world of gaming. Due to the word “Final” in the title and their back against the wall, Square firstly thought this game was going to bankrupt them. But can you imagine Japanese gaming without Final Fantasy?

Dragon Quest (1986)

Dragon Quest hasn’t quite reached the international level of Final Fantasy’s popularity. But in its native Japan, this game is a cultural institution, which has influenced generations of Japanese gamers and game creators. The success of the Dragon Quest helped a young game designer get the greenlight for the RPG. The developer’s name was Hironobu Sakaguchi with his extremely successful game Final Fantasy.

Baseball Stars (1989)

When it comes to baseball games, Baseball Stars is one of the best in the world. It was fun to play and had several features that influenced future sports games and became standard. Using the game’s manager feature, players could create your own teams and players. Players could improve their abilities by using in-game cash earned after wins. Players could play a 125-game season, which could be saved by battery backup.

Facebook and Sony increase output of gaming devices

Facebook and Sony are preparing to ramp up the output of upcoming gaming devices by as much as 50 percent, showing how the two big tech companies are profiting from users’ thirst for home entertainment during the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Nikkei Asian Review has learned.

According to sources, the global leading provider of virtual reality headsets by market share Facebook’s Oculus is eyeing growth of at least 50 percent from last year for its latest version of head-mounted VR devices, pushing production to two million units.

Meanwhile, sources familiar with the matter said that Sony, the world’s No. 2 video game console maker only after Nintendo by shipments, has also raised production orders for its upcoming PlayStation 5 to about 9 million units, from the around 6 million units it had planned in spring. After the Japanese company launched the PlayStation 4 in 2013 and an upgrade in 2016, the PlayStation 5 is the first new generation of the console in seven years.

The big tech companies’ optimism is a robust sign for a wide variety of suppliers in the entertainment segment for the last half of 2020, while many tech industry players are still finding ways to offset the declining smartphone market.

Facebook’s move further underlines its ambition to further expand its footprint in the emerging VR market, where it is the leader with a 35% market share.

In comparison to the cyclical and relatively mature games console market, dominated by Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft, market watchers said VR was still a nascent market with a lot of players trying new applications. However, gaming is still the most important segment.

Facebook is going to further expand standalone VR, giving users a more immersive experience than PC and smartphone-based VR headsets. Other companies are also jostling for a market share. For example, HTC, formerly a leading smartphone maker, changed its focus from handsets to VR. Sony launched its first PlayStation VR in 2015. Google, Huawei Technologies, and Samsung Electronics all introduced phone-based VR headsets, which use smartphones as the VR headset’s screens.

Best online browser games

Online games have been around since the 1970s, creating an entertainment genre that has enthralled people of all ages since then.

There are endless different types of games including strategy, first-person shooter, multiplayer and more. For players who want even more excitement, casino games are a great way to combine the thrill of games with the option of making a financial profit.

Whether you’re a fan of blackjack, poker, roulette or something else, playing casino games in your browser provides you with endless hours of fun. 

Game technology has improved massively since those early beginnings, with many modern titles featuring stunning levels of graphics and features.

Browser games remain hugely popular, with ease of access and iconic titles offering fun for all the family. Read on as we look at some of the best online browser games.


If you’ve ever played games online it is highly likely that you will have tried a version of Tetris at some point during your life.

It originally came to prominence on the Game Boy back in the 1980s, with people hooked on the mind-boggling tile-matching format.

Tetris remains one of the most popular browser titles around, inspiring new generations of fans of one of the best puzzle games ever made.

Old School RuneScape

Old School RuneScape is a multi-player role-playing game that has built up a massive following since its release in 2013.

The original version of the game was released 12 years earlier and has had a record-breaking 200 million accounts created during its existence.

Part of its appeal is updates to the game are made on a democratic basis, with players voting on the proposals and a three-quarter majority needed for any changes to be made.

8-Ball Pool

Miniclip’s 8-Ball Pool game is undoubtedly one of the most popular browser games of all-time, with millions of players across the world battling to prove they are a cue master.

You can play solo against the computer to hone your skills, before taking on opponents in single matches or tournaments.

Players can even customize their cue and table, giving the game an added personal touch that makes it stand out from the crowd.