Synthetic Voices in the Gaming Industry

Based on recent breakthroughs, it is likely that synthetic voices will greatly affect the gaming industry in the near future. Continue reading Synthetic Voices in the Gaming Industry

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Japanese Visual Novels: What They Are, Plus 5 Reading Recommendations (GaijinPot)

Japan is a country with a high demand for visual novel games that’s unparalleled anywhere else in the world. As a result, they make up a huge part of the video game market in Japan. Often some of the most popular anime and manga, like Steins; Gate or Fate/stay night, are adapted from visual novels and vice versa. But the question is: what are they? Simply put, visual novels are exactly as their title implies: novels presented visually. Instead of the hundreds of pages of text in traditional hardcover and paperback novels, visual novels are presented in digital format and playable on video game … Continue reading Japanese Visual Novels: What They Are, Plus 5 Reading Recommendations (GaijinPot)