Princes of the Yen

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A most excellent documentary on how the Japanese became an economic miracle thanks to their economic planning —  via Window Guidance, a process by which the Bank of Japan imposed where the credit went, and what quantity of it. It also shows how unbridled capitalism, which took hold of the country in the 80s, made it prey to boom and bust cycles and caused it to become the most indebted country in the world.

You can watch it in YouTube.

Tech Noir

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I recently discovered I can look for ‘tech noir’ to find even more

purple

dark

dystopian

cozy

beautiful

images I like watching.

I’m going to have screens showing these 24/7 one day. ONE DAY.

 

VA-11 HALL-A

Played through this Visual Novel around half a year ago. It became one of my favourite games ever (even if, as usual, it only barely qualifies as a game).

It has extremely attractive visuals, even if they are not very polished at times. The story itself is full of charm and lovely characters. I really enjoyed the bar where the action takes place, the people visiting, the slice of life VA-11 HALL-A offers. There is, as I mentioned before, little in the way of actual gameplay – but more than most Visual Novels offer: we mix drinks for the customers and our decisions sometimes push the story one way or another.

I cannot recommend this enough to all people who like videogames, anime, fantasy, cyberpunk, and all the internet-related subculture. It’s for nerds, but it’s extremely good.