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Blogwatch: Real Yakuza Play Yakuza 3

It’s not often that I simply point to an article elsewhere with pure enthusiasm, but this one—from the content to the layout—is really something special.

Over at Boing Boing, they’ve got a unique look at Sega’s Yakuza 3 through the careful eyes of real yakuza. This is all thanks to Jake Adelstein, whose book Tokyo Vice details his stint as a crime beat reporter in Japan.

That gig landed him on both sides of the yakuza’s favor, and it’s through these connections that he got a couple high-ranking gangsters to sit down and give Yakuza 3 a spin. The article that resulted from this rare pow-wow comes highly recommended. Give it a peek at the link below, and be sure to stick through it for their spot-on comment on Sega USA’s handling of the localization.

Yakuza Playing Yakuza [Boing Boing]