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Design Festa Spring 2016

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Design Festa is the largest art festival in Asia which is held biannually at Tokyo Big Site in Odaiba, Japan. Artists from all over the world are invited to express themselves in any way they see fit  through their work, regardless of their age, nationality, or even their talent. The festivities include a bazaar, stage performances, and most notably, live paintings by artists on canvases that range in size from a couple meters to a couple stories tall which are painted for the duration of the weekend long event. With no limits or restrictions on what can be exhibited, there are plenty of interesting, beautiful, and sometimes disturbing things to be seen here. RTP’s own Lost Link and Seagz retuned once again to see what was in store this year.

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MGSV: The Phantom Pain Story Analysis

It’s the MGSV podcast and the gang discusses the storytelling or lack thereof within the game.


Tokyo Game Show 2015 Coverage! -Virtual Reality Takeover-

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Your summer lesson awaits you…inside your own private virtual island! And don’t worry, you won’t be alone…

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Inside the Tokyo Game Show 2014!

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RtP! had a wonderful time at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, due largely to our involvement as official press. We came equipped with multiple video cameras as well as a NEW MIC for interviews. Our passes allowed us to comfortably move through the crowded areas of the Makuhari event halls in order to check out what was going on and report on booth activities. There was a lot of big statues and booth creatures (dragons, monsters, Gundams and a massive Shenron) to catch the eyes of the many attendees. You could try out the new games with pretty booth girls to help you learn the controls. There wasn’t a lot of new big titles being shown or revealed at the show. We waited around the Sega booth for new Persona 5 footage that never came. How disheartening.

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Rescue the Princess! – #0035! Tutorials in Video Games!

Today the gang is discussing another storytelling theme: tutorials in video games. Can tutorials be creatively integrated into video game storytelling or will they forever be a “gamey” feature that disrupts our immersive experiences?

Games discussed: Bioshock, Persona, Prince of Persia, XCOM, Kingdom Hearts, Zelda, MGS, Arkham City, Call of Duty, Siren


Summer Comiket Approaches!

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Are you prepared for the heat? I know I’m not. On August 15-17, b-rock, Seagz and Lost Link will be prowling the congested, sweaty halls of Tokyo Big Sight for comic gold. Meaning porn. It’s mostly porn. But art comes in many shapes and flavors. Last year Comiket was on the hottest day of the year and people were collapsing and being transported from the building on medic stretchers. Soo if you’re heading to Odaiba next weekend be sure to bring water or visit the vending machines frequently. Lost Link’s black Steadicam vest is definitely going to be great fun to wear for three days toiling around the outdoor parking lots, fighting photographers for sexy cosplay footage.

We’ll be sure to report in on our Comiket loot, pictures and video shenanigans. And porn. Probably lots.


RtP! to Cover the Tokyo Game Show 2014!

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We’ll be sending in the boys to tackle Japan’s largest video game show in September. Last year Lost Link almost met Kojima. What could happen this year? We’re hoping for some Persona 5 news as well as some Square Enix “we’ll always be in development” teases for KH3 or FFXV. And of course there’s always room for more Phantom Pain. We’ll also be checking out the indies and playable demos on the show floor. And Lost Link will most likely have the cosplay scene covered fully.

We’ll also be having a special guest fly down from Canada to join in our ultimate game coverage team. What mad things will he have to say? Probably nothing short of summer heat complaints.

TGS 2014 is September 20-21 2014 at the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba.


Rescue the Princess! – #0034! Pacing in Video Games!

After a long period of podcast inactivity, RtP! is back with a themed cast. Today we discuss how pacing effects storytelling in video games.

Games discussed: Panzer Dragoon, Metal Gear Solid, Uncharted, Skyrim, Modern Warfare, Half Life, God of War, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Silent Hill, Suikoden, Mass Effect, Persona, Final Fantasy, Gone Home, Myst, Zelda, The Witcher, Resident Evil, Journey


Katsnowcon Videos!

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Well, after struggling through snow storms, jet lag, colored contacts and rotten pizzas, we’re back from the other side of the world. We’ll save most of the stories for our upcoming Katsucon review video but just know that flying to cons from half way around the world definitely has its draw backs. Still, it wasn’t without some fun and here’s some videos to prove it. Steadicam love:


Rescue the Princess! to Retake Katsucon XX!

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Rescue the Princess! loved Katsucon so much that they’ve decided to collectively blow all their money and fly down from Japan to return this February! So far b-rock and Lost Link are hard at work constructing outfits and Seagz, Xinity and Phrank are being lazy.

Lost Link is also eager to continue playing with his new toy and you can check out some of the talented people he may be filming with below! Rumor has it that our GOOD PAL Ackson may be out of the picture this year shoving MLZ to the forefront as RtP’s new ETERNAL videography rival.

So keep your fingers crossed for good weather and bring on the Gaylord!

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Comiket 85 Winter Review!

Here’s a look inside the winter Comic Market in Japan. It’s crowded.


2013 Game Story of the Year Podcast!

It’s that time again. RtP! decrees the best video game stories of the year. Major spoilers.


TGS 2013: Pics and Vids and Stuff!

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TGS 2013 is over. Kojima disappeared under the stage, game booths were packed, b-rock was a bunny, and Vampy filmed with us. Take a look at our totally comprehensive review, footage from the Cure Cosplay Collection Night and a Shingeki dance performance.

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Rescue the Princess! to Stealthily Film and Report on Everything TGS!

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Heading out tomorrow! Mission parameters: Get a picture with Hideo Kojima and Vampy Bit Me. Film new MGS5 footage and magical cosplayers. Play P4A2.


Video Games Are Not a Waste of Time!

Or are they?


Hey, We’re at Comiket!

We survived day one! Sunburns and mega crowds and 118 degrees aside, it was pretty successful. Got some arty merchandise, filmed some Japanese cosplay, started production on a music video and met some pretty cool peeps! Now to get some sleep in preparation for DAY 2.


Rescue the Princess! – #0030! Bioshock Infinite!

And we’re back with a new GAME podcast. Today we’re discussing the highs and lows of Bioshock Infinite. Spoilers abound!


Anime Cast 0001! ATTACK ON TITAN

It’s the first podcast from our new podcast section because what Japan-based show is complete without a strong dose of anime? We’ll be periodically updating whenever we find shows that we’re all willing to watch (blame b-rock and his tastes). First up: Attack on Titan.

Warning: This podcast compares the anime and manga as well as offers some crazy theories into the Titan lore. Thus spoilers abound.


Rescue the Princess! E3 2013 Impressions Podcast!

Because our site doesn’t quite have the credibility (YET) to win us tickets to the convention, we were stuck at home watching the event on our fancy computers. But that won’t stop us from delivering incredibly insightful impressions from the show!


Rescue the Princess! Japan Update!

The gang has said goodbye to their homeland and ventured off in search of new horizons.


Rescue the Princess! to Storm Katsucon 2013

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On February 15th the gang is heading to National Harbor, MD (if they survive the NINE HOUR drive) for Katsucon 2013. No panels this time, just cosplay parties every day! In fact, Lost Link will be using his spiffy new camera to make several cosplay music videos to promote RtP! as well as cosplay as an art form.

We’re pretty excited to be staying at the Gaylord Hotel and Resort because it’s our first time staying in the actual building where the convention is being held (convenient!) and because it looks beautiful. No really, check it out.

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The Best Game Stories of 2012!

We reveal our picks for the best video game stories released in 2012. Spoiler free cast!


Ohayocon 2013 Journey and Review!

Rescue the Princess! travels to Ohio for Ohayocon 2013. We review the con, the cosplay and the experience. Plus singing!


Rescue the Princess! – #0028! Merry Changmas!

It’s the Christmascast and RtP! hypes their top 3 games they’re looking forward to in 2013!