Tuesday, April 29, 2014

WORD OF THE DAY! 4/29/14!


たけしの挑戦状 / Takeshi's Challenge [tah-keh-shee-no-cho-sen-jo/ tah-keh-shees-chal-enj]
noun
1. Video game. A Japanese action-adventure game made for the Nintendo Famicom (Nintendo Entertainment System) by Taito Corperation and the Japanese film director, comedian, singer, actor, film editor, presenter, screenwriter, author, poet, painter, and one-time video game designer Beat Takeshi (Takeshi Kitano). The game requires the player to perform a specific and complex series of tasks to finish the nearly impossible experience.

EX. Jontron decided to review something legendary; Takeshi's Challenge.

A game made by this guy:

Beat Takeshi is best known as a TV host and entertainer in Japan, but in America he is best known for his role in Battle Royale (2000). But in the film world he is best known for his gritty yakuza films, filled with long shots that seem to have little nothing going on but are filled with tension, and the nihilistic but somehow affectionate approach in his story-telling. He has been called the "true successor to Akira Kurosawa by more than one film critic. In short, Takeshi Kitano is an intensely interesting and talented artist. He is also the designer of one of the most depressing and bizarre video games ever made.

To quote Jontron's synopsis of the game: "This is a Nintendo game in which you quit your job, divorce your wife, and go treasure hunting... Ten out of ten. Ten out of ten. Hundred out of a hundred. Best game. Best game."

Make the ringing of the pachninko balls and scraping of the shamisen stop!

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