MadWorld developer PlatinumGames sends its new English language website into orbit today. The site's first post lays out the site's M.O.
Japanese game companies are notorious for not "getting it". They are thought of as slow moving, orthodox, and out of touch. One of the places where Japanese companies seem to not "get it" is community. Sure, you may have an American branch leading a great community effort, but it is very rare for a Japanese company to reach out in a meaningful way to its Western users.
Get it? Got it? Good. There's blogs, forums, a video podcast, etc. Check it out.
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