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    So I was looking for help on Y4 Figher Maker and found this:
    http://www.japantoday.com/category/o...-with-a-yakuza
    Obviously the yakuza are part of the gangster/mob mythos (if that is even a good word for it), people are interested in it, not sure we have a topic for it, but the link & comments was a pretty wild read. About as graphic as the game. Not glorifying, "just say'un'".

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    Yeah that scares the crap outta me. Anyone who thinks video games desensitize you is an idiot. That just sounds brutal.

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    he acted much more bravely than i would have, i probably would have behaved like those other people at the station and kept to myself, but i like to think i would have quietly walked away and called the police at least.

    but the Yakuza even the most violent have this whole code of honour which limits their violence in some circumstances. violent criminals in other parts of the world have no code of honour at all and direct violence to all who oppose them. i am not a supporter of organised criminals but at least there are some rules with them.

    in the uk we have yobs, and feral youths who go around committing violence for the fun of it, terrorizing anyone indiscriminately for no reason. complete nihilists and sadists.

    as violent as the yakuza games are they have never desensitized me to the horror of violence in the real world.
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    Here you are you may find this interesting!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWrSq...HNkFMm-FylPIYg

    it's a documentry type on the Yakuza.

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    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...ex/708832.html

    Ouch.

    The loss of the tip of the pinkie on his right hand was his own fault -- he got drunk and started throwing furniture around in a bar.

    Unfortunately for him, the bar belonged to a friend of his boss. Out came the kitchen knife again, and off came the top of his little finger.

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    Signatures sucks, especially signature images. Which is why I have them off, so I never see the blasted things.

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    Now THAT - is an interview! Great find.

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    Best review I've ever read!

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    Well, of course they're brutal. And if you're not a Yakuza yourself and the one lying on the floor, simply because you couldn't pay your monthly protection money, I'm sure you're gonna take great comfort in thinking "Ah, at least they're beating me to death with honor!".

    I myself am very fascinated with them anyway, and I'm still trying to figure out why. Probably because of exactly this contrast between "honor / heros" and "brutal gangsters". They did a lot of good things for the people in Japan. I've read many times about how they helped faster after the Kobe earthquake than the government. If they'd stick to their codex, they'd probably be less of a threat to civilians than most of the organized crime groups. But do they really do that these days? Or is it just a romantic picture? I don't know.

    “There has been a marked rise in the power of the African touts from disreputable bars and shops,” he says. “In one night they’ll scam hundreds of thousands of yen from people they lure into their establishments.”




    The rise of the foreign touts has caused the stature of the yakuza to decline, says the photographer. “Without the watchful eyes of the yakuza, things are getting out of control,” he says.
    source: http://www.tokyoreporter.com/2013/06...yos-kabukicho/

    (This is a great blog for news around the real Yakuza, btw)

    If I were a guy and had watched that specific situation, I wouldn't have stepped in. I'm not a hero. I probably would've walked around the next corner and called the police.

    Another thing many tend to forget, because it isn't really shown in the games, is their racism. As much as you might be fascinated by and attracted to the Yakuza, to 99% of them you're just a dirty gaijin. Being female makes it even worse. Knowing a real Majima wouldn't even talk to me or respect me (I'm talking about the most basic respect we have for other people), isn't exactly a nice thought....

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    Back in November 2012, I visited Kabukicho Tokyo and I was able to film all of the same locations that were adapted in the Yakuza games. Since then I've been editing the video and this is a video that I'm extremely proud of. I think all Yakuza fans will enjoy these videos.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/TheElecPlay92

    PART 1:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDHB8as9izs

    PART 2:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUsiF7Jfyjc
    Interview with Video Game composer/ Co Creator of Video Games Live Tommy Tallarico, *NEW* Yakuza (Ryu Ga Gotoku) Locations Tour 2016 (Uploaded weekly), Weekly Video Game Music on the Radio & many more on:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/TheElecPlay92

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