Do you own all of the games listed here?
Not by a long shot. I did, however, have my hands on quite a few of them at one time or another.
Do you know where I can find a converter for to play imports on my [insert system name] system?
Sorry, I do not. Although someone in the forums might.
Do you live in Japan? If so, how long?
UPDATED: Yes, I do (again). My times of Japanese residence are 09.96 - 12.96 on a study abroad, then 01.98 thru 10.04 and 01.07 to present as a fully fledge member of society.
Can you bid on an item for me on Yahoo Japan auctions? I'll pay you for your time.
Can you translate [insert something] for me?
Really depends. If it's something I can add to the site (that I and the viewers will potentially find interesting) and it's relatively short, I'll definitely take it under consideration. If it's a manual to a game, most likely not. If it's just a "once over" something, I probably wouldn't mind. Just drop a line in the forums.
I love your site! Can I contribute?
Thanks, and yes. If you've got a game that you don't see in it's respective section, and you can scan it, and do a quick write-up, by all means, contact me. For other stuff, it depends on what it is, but still very likely. If you want to write a review, no problem as long as it's in the format that I've already laid out. (Look at the pre-existing reviews).
[insert item on gamengai] has some false information in it's description. What the hell is wrong with you?
You see all this content? 90% of it was done by me, and 100% of it was edited in some way by me. In other words, there are mistakes. But I do appreciate the heads up.
Do you know anything about [insert system name] system?
If you see it here, I probably know at least a little bit about it. If the system isn't here, I probably know very little about it.
Your write-up for [insert name of game w/ bad write-up that I probably didn't play much of] is total crap!
That's not a question, but I appreciate the comment. If you think you can write a better one, then please voice so in the forum.
Do you sell games?
I do keep a for sale list.
Did you move to Japan b/c of games?
Not by a long shot. While I did watch a lot of anime at one point, by the time I graduated university and moved here, I was not into such things. I was very much into the club scene though. In fact, my first two years were spent in Japan w/o playing a single game. I spent almost all my money on records, and the turntables to play them. I still enjoy the music, and my turntables, but that whole hobby is a way of life, and a very hard one to have while being a professional. As such, I pretty much stepped away. The games served as a way to make money (Ebay) but also kept me off the streets. It turned into a fun hobby, so I stuck with it.
When did the site start?
It technically started in late 1999, but was a crappy little 5 meg site provided by my dial-up provider. It was made to show off games I had for sale. It made it's first incarnation to what it is today (including being moved to Classic Gaming) in late 2000, and was eventually announced as part of the Classic Gaming community on January 1st, 2001. Eventually, I decided it was time to break away , and March of 2006, gamengai was born.
What will come next?
Well, I get very few requests for specific updates, so I will add games and omake items here and there. I am slowly upgrading some of the items that have crappy scans.
Those flyers are cool... any for sale?
Only the ones in my for sale list.
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