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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Japanese Kuso

The roots of Taiwanese kuso was kuso-ge's from Japan. The word kuso-ge is a portmanteau of kuso and game, which means, quite literally, "shitty games". The introduction of such a category is to teach gamers how to appreciate and enjoy a game of poor quality - such as appreciating the games' outrageous flaws instead of getting frustrated at them. This philosophy soon spread to Taiwan, where people would share the games and their (often satirical) comments on BBSes. Games generally branded as kuso in Taiwan include Hong Kong 97 and the Death Crimson series. To read more, visit Japanese Culture


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