Why are Japanese people obsessed with portables?

Why are Japanese people obsessed with portables?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    they commute a lot

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it's this. most take the train everywhere so it's something they can do on the train and at home.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      fpbp

      Average Japanese citizen has terrible commute time. It's why Japs get so burned out because their commute adds 2~4 hours per day of work that they aren't being paid for.

      Playing some vidya while stuck on the train for an hour can be a lifesaver for mental health.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Where the hell do they go on that tiny island?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        sometimes to get a job at all you need to commute a long distance

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          If you're spending 2-4 hours a day just commuting, then you seriously need to consider moving to massively increase your quality of life.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >tiny island

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          thats only like twice the size of my state, thats tiny

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not just that, they spend less time at home on average than westerners. 60 hour work weeks + unpaid overtime and only one rest day a week are common over there. Even students only get 1 day of rest a week.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        i wonder why, i thought the whole reason we have Saturdays in the west was because the english capitalists found it made everyone work harder

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The top hat wearing capitalists got it wrong, along with Sunday, they should have given us Wednesdays off instead of Saturdays, because FUCK hump day, but garden gnomes observe Sabbath on Saturdays, so here we are. Still, I suppose being able to roadtrip and sleep somewhere that isn't your home once a week is pretty nice.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it's this. most take the train everywhere so it's something they can do on the train and at home.

      fpbp

      Average Japanese citizen has terrible commute time. It's why Japs get so burned out because their commute adds 2~4 hours per day of work that they aren't being paid for.

      Playing some vidya while stuck on the train for an hour can be a lifesaver for mental health.

      sometimes to get a job at all you need to commute a long distance

      This. Also, Steam almost has every japanese game. They aren't forced to a subset of games like in the Switch.
      And, anyways, any game they wanted on the Switch they can either 1. Emulate on the Deck, 2. Play it on their Switch, since it came out in 2015 you bet >95% of Deck owners in Japan have a Switch.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Steam almost has every japanese game
        Doubt

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          It might not be on Steam, but PC certainly does, which is what I suspect he meant.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Steam almost has every japanese game
          >Doubt
          Apart from the PS4 exclusives onward, it does if you include pirated games. of course

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >japan
        >piracy

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          i wonder if they can be taught the ways.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's not about knowledge, it's about not wanting the Yakuza, who have their hands in just about every Jap game company, busting down their door and taking their mom and sister away to star to star in fat ugly bastard JAV as payment.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            its the social stigma anon. If you pirate you are shunned.
            They are an ultra-consumerist country.
            But the piracy hate helps indie/doujin developers in japan a lot. This is why porn games in japan sell a lot of copies while westeners pirate porn games/h-manga in general.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        japs will never emulate, they're autistic as fuck about file sharing laws

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      fpbp

      Average Japanese citizen has terrible commute time. It's why Japs get so burned out because their commute adds 2~4 hours per day of work that they aren't being paid for.

      Playing some vidya while stuck on the train for an hour can be a lifesaver for mental health.

      >boo hoo i have to sit on the fastest most advanced train in the entire world to get to work woe is me i might even have to get on a bus
      As an American I would fucking kill for that. You bongs and japs have no fucking idea how good you have it with cities that weren't designed by the motorized garden gnome.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        We do. I visited the US and I stayed with a friend it was all very foreign to me.

        I landed at the Airport and there was no way to get to my friends house. I had to use UBER and talk to some random gay. Got I hate Taxis in General.

        Anyways I get to this pace and I'm staying there for like a month and like fuck, we didn't go anywhere by foot. I walked around this suburb but there was literlaly nothing there except houses.

        >Wanna eat
        Car
        >Wanan drink
        Car, oh no I can't drink Anon I have to drive, what the fuck, so how do you usally do it. I take uber. So you own a fucking car and you take uber to go drinking? Yeah.
        >Wanna go shopping
        Car
        >Wanna go explore local stuff
        Car

        The only fucking time we walked is when we drove to a fucking trail and then walked on it. Such a bizarre lifestyle I swear.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Nail on the head. I don't think I could move out of my country for a lot of reasons, but holy shit, I hate it here. Anywhere that has the walkability of a european city either has a gigantic nog problem or is so fucking expensive you need to be living with like three other people to even pay rent.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            we simply just have a lot of land. i don't know how common it is to have living quarters on top of businesses in a single building like you do in europe.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Anywhere that has the walkability of a european city either has a gigantic nog problem or is so fucking expensive you need to be living with like three other people to even pay rent
            most places here are walkable, including smaller towns
            even if they're not big enough to warrant having advanced infrastructure, points of interests are still densely packed enough and car traffic not that bad on account of being a smaller town
            unlike Clapistan where even smaller towns are spread out for some reason
            like, even shitholes in the Balkans are more friendly for cyclists and pedestrians on account of places not having 4+-lane wide stroads in the middle of an urban area like in America

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            The fucked up part the US was moving towards mainly using public transportation and cars were a niche thing but car lobbying pushed so hard that it dominated the sector. Jaywalking was a slur turned into an actual law due to car lobbying propaganda in the US and I think only Virginia and maybe another state decriminalized jaywalking.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Nail on the head. I don't think I could move out of my country for a lot of reasons, but holy shit, I hate it here. Anywhere that has the walkability of a european city either has a gigantic nog problem or is so fucking expensive you need to be living with like three other people to even pay rent.

          we simply just have a lot of land. i don't know how common it is to have living quarters on top of businesses in a single building like you do in europe.

          It didn't used to be like this, you can see some remnants of it in old downtowns that are smaller stores and a couple of stories with a mix of housing, retail and business.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Not pictured: $5000000 rent per minute.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              You definitely pay for it, Though there's still places that still have some of the advantages despite being less desirable. In general it's just a consequence of shifting to suburbs and big box stores, and now Amazon. Not enough foot traffic for small business so everyone in a 20 minute radius drives to one Walmart instead.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Ford is suddenly a garden gnome because Joe Brandon made gas cost a lot
        Kys retarded 4chan shitstain. Ford is /ourguy/

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'll keep my 15 minute car commute gay. Move to Europe if you don't like it.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >15 minute car commute
          Congrates you're way, way below the average.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm an American who lives in Japan. 20-30 minutes in your car drains your soul a lot less than 90 minutes on a train. In fact, I'm on a train now. It sucks.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >20-30 minutes in your car drains your soul a lot less than 90 minutes on a train
          Other way around. I fucking hate car rides.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's not the other way around.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah it is. Fuck car rides.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I had several different car commutes in America. Most were 10-30 minutes. Very occasionally I had a 45 minute commute while working a job that had me working out of different areas. In Japan my walking commutes were short, but my train commutes were always over a hour each way and we're fucking terrible.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                2 hours both ways. I repeat: fuck car rides.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                The only way that would happen is if you were stupid enough to drive through Southern California or New York, or moved somewhere really spacious and decided to live 100 miles away from work despite real estate always being cheap in places that wide open.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                It's what happens when the best job in the area is 75 miles away from you through shit terrain and you're tied down by property.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >you're tied down by property
                That's a you problem.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Willingly living in Commiefornia or garden gnome York

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. Every single person on any given train in Japan is on their phone playing games. didn't see anyone with a switch though.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Phones 80%
        Books 10%
        Other 10%

        I see occasionally someone with a 3DS or Vita/PSP because they're small enough.

        I've been living in Japan the entire Switches lifespan and so far I've seen it only used on Shinkansen.

        But a lot of people do bring like each their own switch to cafes, family restaurants, big mcdonalds.

        I've seen kids play Splatoon 2 in McDonalds and I've seen older people play MonHun on Switch in like Saizeriya style famiresu.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      For Steam Deck specifically it's because Valve made two major marketing points for Japan. Their TGS area advertised the official dock that's supposed to be out next year to show them that it's a hybrid portable like the Switch so you can play it on the go and then dock it at home with external controllers, M+KB, etc. And they also specifically had blurbs detailing how it'll have extremely good compatibility and optimization with nearly all major PC releases with more showing up with rapid progress. That second point is not only to assure the Japs that it can run all the games they can think of playing on it but also to tell them that this will take out the headaches that normies go through when trying to find out what the best PC parts are for their needs.

      Not to mention this is all public transportation where many of them have to do station transfers and change from train to bus so they're spending like 2-4 hours a day just going from home to work/school and back. And if you missed boarding? Gotta tack on another 15-30 minutes just to get on the next one.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because they have a productive society that relies on public transportation.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      their overworked lives force them to constantly be away from home, and lack of space for poorer city dwellers makes them want the tiniest shit available

      two types of people

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    their overworked lives force them to constantly be away from home, and lack of space for poorer city dwellers makes them want the tiniest shit available

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A full size console or desktop PC takes up an entire room in Japan. They only have space to accommodate a small handheld device when they aren't on a three hour long train ride.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >three hour long train ride
      For what reason would you go on the internet and give your uneducated, low IQ opinions? Is it because you want someone to point our how much cock you suck?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        might as well be three hours total daily depending on how busy someone is

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >japs finally start making proper PC ports
    >for linux

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lol no
      Best case scenario you'll start seeing a lot more windows only releases with considerations/optimizations for wine and proton. Native linux ports are effectively dead now.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Our year

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Have you seen their fucking apartments? They don't even have space for a laptop, their main electronic device are fucking smartphones.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is such a fucking tired meme. Nobody but failed salarymen wanting to live in central Tokyo have tiny apartments. You buy 1000+ sqft 20 minutes outside Tokyo and train commute.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Japan is full of failed salarymen tho. It's not really a meme.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's funny because it's one of those things where there are dozens of reasons and all of them make logical sense. They don't even have to come up with an excuse.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Oh no, if Japan likes it, I'm obligated to like it now. 🙁

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    honestly, i can forgive valve for leaving dota 2 on a skeleton crew's skeleton crew if it results in cool shit like the deck
    but seriously gabe, dota 2 needs a couple more people on the team at least

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine having decent public transport so you can chill and game instead of dealing with retards on the road every time you commute.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >have to deal with noggers and homeless fags on crack
      yeah no, fix the population first before I even consider public transportation

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i'd rather die than be subject to the humiliation of crammed like rats into a traincar with literally anyone unless I'm a shota riding in a female only car

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      imagine being overworked and forced to commute hours daily instead of working from home and driving where YOU want on YOUR own time

      >have to deal with noggers and homeless fags on crack
      yeah no, fix the population first before I even consider public transportation

      i'd rather die than be subject to the humiliation of crammed like rats into a traincar with literally anyone unless I'm a shota riding in a female only car

      also this, i don't even want to share space with the normal clean people

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Taking public transport sucks dick. Driving is so much better it's not even funny. Sick of these glowies trying to force the car ownership = bad meme.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I LOVE HAVING TO RISK MY LIFE EVERY SINGLE DAY JUST TO GET TO WORK
        >I LOVE HAVING TO SPEND A CHUNK OF MY PAYCHECK JUST TO GET TO WORK
        >I LOVE CA-*dies in accident*

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I LOVE BEING IN THE SAME VEHICLE AS moronS
          >I LOVE HAVING TO LISTEN TO AND SMELL moronS
          >I LOVE HAVING TO LIVE MY LIFE BY A SCHEDULE THAT SOMEONE ELSE CAME UP WITH
          >I LOVE HECKIN' BUSERINO-*dies by chimpout*

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >M-MUH moronS
            No different from roadmonkeys, and you're way less likely to die from some gay on a bus than a 2 ton metal death machine that costs a billion dollars.
            >I LOVE HAVING TO LIVE MY LIFE BY A SCHEDULE THAT SOMEONE ELSE CAME UP WITH
            Wouldn't happen if busses ran 24/7 like they should be.
            Continue coping, mandatory cars fucking suck and you're a sheep for defending them.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >Continue coping
              You're the one coping, I drive and and live my life how I want
              You'll enjoy the moron stink and leave home and arrive an hour early because of your communist public moronportation

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >and live my life how I want*

                *Taking care of car, paying for car maintenance, keeping car clean, paying insurance, paying license, paying gas, paying road taxes, only driving in places where these is actual roads, only parking in places where you can park

                >everyone lives in bugville
                lmao, enjoy pod life.

                Oh man I sure fucking am. You have no fucking idea how convenient it is to walk out of your apartment and buy a god old can of Warm Boss Coffee at 2 am.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >only argument is "I'm poor"
                fucking lol, btw this is you

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                No actually this is me when I get drunk as fuck on chuhai because of nomikai

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Where the morons at?

            [...]
            [...]
            It didn't used to be like this, you can see some remnants of it in old downtowns that are smaller stores and a couple of stories with a mix of housing, retail and business.

            Why do I have the feeling that these places now sell for a premium even over suburban homes

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >everyone lives in bugville
              lmao, enjoy pod life.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                american
                >want something
                >have to drive 20-30 minutes to a store because of retarded suburbs
                >spend 30 minutes finding a fucking parking spot
                country that has public transportation
                >want something
                >walk 5-10 minutes going to a store
                also
                >no nigs that will steal your shit

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >driving 20 minutes is too much
                >spending an hour on a moronbus that stops every 30 seconds is fine though
                okay chang

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You're retarded, people aren't saying you should ride moron buses. They're saying you show reform your zoning laws so suburbs allow shops and bars and cafes, they're saying suburbs should get trams and railways. You're not supposed to ride moron busses,

                There should be 13.6% of morons on your transport. And they should be forced to live together with whites, and have white friends. So there no moron ghetos that lead to chimpouts.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You're not going to get through to him, he's been utterly mindbroken by cars. Only a few Americans are only recently starting to break the literal century of conditioning.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You're not going to get through to him, he's been utterly mindbroken by cars. Only a few Americans are only recently starting to break the literal century of conditioning.

                chug more soi, buscucks. This is a car world.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Said man never to have set food outside of the US

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                did you miss the part in where you only have to walk 5-10 minutes going to a store? You can even bike or even drive if you want.
                Meanwhile if you dont have a car in america you are basically fucked and taken off from basic necessities.
                Why are you retarded?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Pretty amazing that these fantasy countries have managed to fit anything a human could possibly want within 500m of anywhere. That's some real physics defying shit.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Are you this jaded ahahah jesus christ okay anon,

                Inside this 200m radius surrounding my station Hirai you can find.

                >McDonalds
                >KFC
                >MosBurger
                >Matsuya, Yoshinoya, Sukiya (24 hour working Donburi Restaurant)
                >Matsunoya (Tonkatsu Restaurant)
                >10 Different Ramen Restaurants
                >3 Chinese Restaurants
                >Vietnamese Restaurant
                >Italian Restaurant
                >
                >Dotour (Starbucks)
                >Tully's Coffee(Starbucks)
                >Bakeries
                >Bars
                >Electronics Store
                >Seiyu (Wallmarkt)
                >Bicycle Shop
                >Bicycle Repair Shop
                >Bicycle Parking under the station
                >Electronics Store
                >Video Games and gaming shit store
                >Used Games/Electronics Store
                >7 Different confidence stores working 24/7 (7-11, Family Makrt, Lawson, New Days )
                >4 Dentists
                >2 Doctors
                >3 Pharmacies
                >Language School
                >Insurance Store
                >All the big mobile phone ISPs/carrier stores
                >Fishing Store
                >Appliance Store
                >Shoe Store
                >6 Coin Laundries
                >3 Shinto Shines
                >2 Gyms
                >An Acupuncture Place
                >Too many Hair and Barbers to count
                >Funeral Home
                >5~6 Bank Offices
                >2 100 yen stores
                >Book Store
                >Used Book Store

                Okay I can't write anymore, there is so much much more!

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                What's in the mystery implying symbol

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Taiyaki store I forgot to write it, theres also a Takoyaki place and stuff there so much to write.

                Also this is by no means a special station or anything, theres plenty of them all around.

                The station down Kinshicho Station is way more impressive with parks, malls, a hospital, hotels, cinema, somehow even more restaurants. That a 5 minute train ride away. Usually go to watch movies at Toho cinemas.

                Anyways just use google maps and write Hirai Station Tokyo and you'll see what around it.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Man, I wish I spoke Japanese. Living in Japan seems god tier if you can afford it and get all the social norms down.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >living in a train station
                That's sad.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I live around this place about 8 mins away by walk.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Damn there's almost 2 blades of grass and 3 entire trees there.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                So? I can find that here about 15 minutes walk away also the walk is in a green area next to the river.

                Why the fuck do Ameicans obsessed so much about nature when they never actually use it? You just stay your entire fucking life in cars or your suburb house. Meanwhile I can take a 1 hour walk along this here https://youtu.be/Q_H2BooblMo?t=1906

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                what are you smoking dude? a big fucking portion of the us is dedicated to wildlife. what you should be saying is comparing tokyo to something like NYC

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                so its just like travelling to the countryside because 80% of the population lives in the east?
                Please just stop embarrassing yourself further.
                You can drive, walk, bike, commute in japan.
                You can only drive in america if you want to go anywhere unless you live in garden gnome york.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >there is no wildlife in the east
                does this bro really?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                90% uninhabited wilderness. So I don't really see any issues.

                It's just a comment i see mucircans that love suburbs throw out al ot muh nature.

                You don't even use that nature it's just there for you to look at drive in.

                Meanwhile here people actually take a stroll in the green areas.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I ride my bike down the nearby bike trail all the time bro

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                There's a ton of hiking trails and parks where I'm at. Usually any suburb has places within a 20 minute drive. Having a car is useful for getting to wilderness that buses have a lot of trouble with. I went hiking on Mt. Fuji from Tokyo and it took like 4 hours to get there and 3 buses. Probably would have only take an hour by car (I'm sure there was a bus somewhere if I had looked better). I also had to run back down the mountain to catch the last bus back at 5.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                > Probably would have only take an hour by car
                Are we in the same city? I get the point your making but it absolutely wouldn't take 1 hour because Fuji is 150 km away from the city. You can try driving 150 km/h on the high way you literally have for most of the way but even then you're not getting there in under 2 hours because of trafic.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >I'm sure there's a bus if I looked
                >So I took the bus back
                I uh, yes chief. I guess there is a bus.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I guess its farther than i thought. Big ordeal though with catching 2 trains and a bus. I had to wake up really early that day.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                coming to your house right now

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >>I LOVE HAVING TO LIVE MY LIFE BY A SCHEDULE THAT SOMEONE ELSE CAME UP WITH
            if you have a job you probably already do this lmao

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              no one who rides the bus has a job.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Where do you think they're taking the bus to, you retard

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                unemployment office, or a court hearing for multiple acts of morony.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Going to take the bus to work on tuesday so I don't have to deal with parking
                >Tfw I get there and find out I don't have a job anymore because I took the bus
                Feels bad man.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            mutt, you are the morons.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Shit like that is why I want a car

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        A) You probably never once in your life rode decent public transport
        B) You realize that riding public transport allows you to not concentrate on driving, so you can dick around on your phone for however long.
        C) Weird American Suburb lifestyle

        You people will spend 2 hours a day in your car having to actively concentrate on driving while EU and Asia fags will simply walk on a train, sit down, dick around on the phone for an hour.

        But I guess thats the real problem public transport = poor bad smelly people who might rob you.

        Everywhere else it equals a place to sit while you get automatically driven somewhere.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >True public transport has never been tried

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It has I'm riding on it every day.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >le disingenous meme

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            See, here in the Netherlands we do have our share of blacks taking public transit, but it's offset by around half of the population here taking public transit simply because it's cheaper and convenient, both rich and poor
            If you burgers actually had a well thought out public transit system that everyone would want to take, then that problem dissolves in thin air

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          public transport sucks unless you're in the heart of japan or us or something
          >getting to the stop virtually always takes more time than getting to your car
          >pay for tickets
          >pay too much if your place doesn't have monthly tickets and you need to commute daily
          >missed the bus? that'll be 30 minutes of your time
          >get on the bus, it's overcrowded and stinky even if you don't live in a place with morons
          >stand in there in egregious conditions, wiggling about for 20 to 40 minutes
          >can't even pull out your phone if it's too full
          you can shit out a ton of disingenuous arguments like
          >YOU GET TO APPRECIATE LIFE AROUND YOU
          >WALKING IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH, FATTY
          >YOUR SAVING LE HECKIN PLANETERINO!!!!
          but everyone who isn't a pampered gay can see through your shit and knows having your own transport is a godsend

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            you only need to walk some minutes vs driving to a location + finding a parking spot + walking to the store
            you americans really have fucking car brainrot.
            if you want you can even ride a fucking car in japan IF YOU REALLY WANT TO.
            The fucking point is that you are not stripped of the basic necessities even if you dont have a car or not.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >it's just a walk, bro!
              >just 15 minutes, bro!
              >doesn't mean that you have to tightly adjust your schedule around your bus departure tables, bro, you need some regularity in your life, bro!
              fuck off, shitguzzler, i'm not even a mutt
              >The fucking point is that you are not stripped of the basic necessities even if you dont have a car or not.
              no, the point was that public transport was somehow better than your own fucking car which it sure as hell isn't 95% of the time

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Hollow Knight
    >Tales
    >Psychonauts 2
    Those are some good games they used in that sample pic

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >every other Deck pic has Control on it

      does Gaben like the game THAT much?

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because they work 14 hours a day and only have time to play vidya during their commute

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Have you seen what those people are like lol. Holy shit

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This shit about apartment sizes is ridiculous. Yes living spaces are smaller here than the US, no most people don't live in closest.

    I live in urban Tokyo and most people live in about a 2LDK for about 6-800 a month. It has more than enough room for a desktop.

    The proper answer here is commute time. No it's not three hours, but most people around Tokyo probably have a 2 hour commute both ways. You can either space out on the train or you can read/play games.

    And japanese people just tend to spend more time outside of the home during the day as well.

    Another factor is people here don't really chill at each others homes so there's no "couch co-op" culture. Bringing a portable to a shared space like a cafe, park, or rental room is the preferred way to play games together with your friends.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah dude Urban Tokyo is from fucking Hachioji to Shinagawa.

      Enjoy your Takao to Shinjuku ride of 50 minutes and then you need another 30 minutes to get where you're actually going somewhere.

      I had friends who had these 2 hour fucking commutes and it's not worth living in a 2LDK for 110,000 yen if you're fucking going to be riding the train 2 hours a day plus the time it takes to walk.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Don't see why it's not worth. Been doing it for 8 years. I live in a nice quite neighborhood with a lot of green space.

        I think the other issue is what kind of work you do. I mostly work half days and have flextime so the commute doesn't feel like more time gougued out of my day since I'm home around 2pm most days.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          So you're literally a super exception. Who the fuck gets home by 2pm in Japan dude.

          I actually miss my commute since switching to WFH, a 15 minute drive each morning while listening to a podcast was quite nice.

          Was the actualy driving nice or the podcast?

          Japan is full of failed salarymen tho. It's not really a meme.

          Well they aren't fail as much as clinging to old bullshit. Half of them could remote work and commute once a week to office via Shinkansen from fucking Kanazawa or somewhere nice and cheap.

          If you can remote work you can just as well live in some Beach house in Kashima and commute once a week for 3 hours one way.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Both. It's comfy as fuck seeing the scenery speed by. I also really enjoy long drives even though flights are somehow cheaper than gas now.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            There are too many old people here in positions of power.
            Also too many old people driving cars. My japanese wife even complains about them.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Well it's the fact that seniority is king, thats something hard for US people to understand but I'm from Eastern Europe and this is the standard in state/old companies.

              It's a wonder they lasted as long as they did. There so many "literally who" and does "literally what" people in companies. They just work their "job" get like 400,000 yen a month and nobody even knows what they're doing.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            The Japanese do. If you're a westerner living here for more than 5 years there is no reason why would shouldn't have been able to worm your way into some kind of joke job where you get paid well above to the national average to do literally nothing.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Meant the Japanese don't. Most ideas about miserable work life here should apply to westerners living here if they know what they're doing.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I work in IT. There no worming away to some easy job, well not if I wanna keep my cusshy 6.3 mil yen yearly salary.

                But I do get remote work days about a third of the week these days so I can't complain. The issue is I have a small apartment so I just end up going to McDonald, Starbucks or some remote working space theres been a lot pooping up recently.

                https://www.coworker.com/japan/tokyo/basis-point
                or
                https://www.coworker.com/japan/tokyo/samurai-66#amenities

                I basically pick one every month and the advantage is I get to try all the restaurants near the Station.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >theres been a lot pooping

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Can't deny that considering all the new restaurants I tried but it's poping up yeah...

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >cusshy 6.3 mil yen yearly salary.
                🙁

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Don't really care, thats still 4 times as much as I was making in my Eastern European country.
                Well I do own a house in my eastern european country so i took the 10k$ home no questions asked. Here I pay rent but I still get to take 30k$ into my pocket AND enjoy some of the best fucking food in the world and all the anime shit that I'm not as enthusiastic about now because I'm 35. But hey I sure prefer having big anime girls on ads on stations to not having any.

                I always get frustrated when I go home that theres no konbini and vending machines. I game until 3 am on weekends and then I just go to the konbini get some sandwitches and some pocari and go to sleep. Takes like 14 minutes total to do this.

                Meanwhile I can't do jackshit in eastern europe.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                What games do you play?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I played Monhun Rise with my friends from Europe so I stayed awake for that long. We also occasionally play Deep Rock Galactic. Their the main reason for the until 3 am gaming.

                Right now I'm waiting for Harvestalla and playing HOI4 new expansion. I'm also feeding that stupid Island Santuary in FFXIV so I get the glamor. Anno 1800 is good, recently I played 80 hours of Farthest Frontier.

                I play everything really. My backlog is so fucking huge on both PC, PS5 and Switch.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >6.3 mil yen yearly salary.
                fuck you
                but no really, congrats on escaping the hell hole that is eastern europe. did you know any japanese before going there?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Some yeah, I visited Japan and then worked remote for 3 months then went back to my country then after 1 year remote worked 3 months again. And then I said fuck this shit I wanna real job here. And I managed to find it.

                They're really starved for IT workers here, especially 5+ year experience level ones. I don't even have a college degree thats the comedy of it, I'm earning more then some of the employees with degrees. But the company was like you can do this?! Yep you're in.

                I knew about N4~N3 before moving to Japan and now I'm at N2ish.

                I can read menus, manga, have casual conversations but if someone starts talking to me about the doctors visit they had for their I don't know rectal polyps and how they had to do this and that I am fucking abosltuley fucking lost. Mentioning this because I had one college start talking about that.

                Also fuck Keigo.

                >I'm sure there's a bus if I looked
                >So I took the bus back
                I uh, yes chief. I guess there is a bus.

                Why is anyone even talking about buses? BUSES ARE SHIT THERE IS NO ADVANTAGE TO BUSES. They might as well not be public transport.

                >Slow
                >Depends on traffic
                >Shitty ride comfort
                >Huge maintenance cost

                You build dedicated Trams, Rail or Metros or you don't even build anything.

                Busses are useless. I hate buses even in Japan. Kyoto is especially shit because you need to take a bus everywhere.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Provided that this isn't a larp but are you fine with the absolutely fucked working schedule in Japan?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                The posts you’ve made just goes to show that any retard can learn Japanese and get a decent enough job. Well done.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Absolutely!
                I personally didn't think it would have been this easy. I absolutely lucked out mind you.
                I mean already spoke 4 languages before getting here but Japanese is a whole other ballgame then learning German, English or Czech. I don't think I'll never get close to native level Japanese in my entire life.

                Provided that this isn't a larp but are you fine with the absolutely fucked working schedule in Japan?

                IT is a bit different. I rarely work more then say form 8-18. And then it's not really "work" I have to be at work. And since I'm a foreigner I can bend some rules, say no to nomikai, say no to overtime by saying "I'll dot it form home" and I mean I do if it's required.

                Like on my previous job here in Eastern Europe I worked a typical 8 - 16 job, but my lunch break was only 15-30 minutes. I'd get a kebab or something nearby and eat that and that was my lunch.

                Heres something people need to understand about japanese "Work hours" you officialy work 8 hours.

                Here I get 1 hour to go outside of my company find a restaurant I like, eat there, relax a bit and go back. Now keep in mind I was paid these 15-30 minutes in eastern Europe but I am not paid for it in Japan. So my work time in Japan is from 8-12 13-17 and then you get extra tasks or stuff that needs to be handled

                Then after work I am expected sometimes to work longer because this or that came up, or I need to teach someone something or I need to fix some broken code because someone complained or something wasn't merged correctly etc...

                Also in April 2023 we're getting some new overtime law that will change nothing because comanies will ignore it.

                I am a Single 35 year old in Japan. I am okay with this. But I would hate it if I had a family, children or even a girlfriend.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Why is anyone even talking about buses? BUSES ARE SHIT THERE IS NO ADVANTAGE TO BUSES. They might as well not be public transport.
                civilized countries get around this by having dedicated traffic lanes for buses, having them run at regular intervals, and not having car-centric infrastructure which results in there being a fuckload of traffic everywhere
                they're a necessity for lower-population-density areas which aren't viable enough for train stations

                I beg of you to live in the Netherlands for a year

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                We didn't get that in Eastern Europe so Buses were a lot worse then Trams or Trains.They were alos old.

                Also Kyoto doesn't have that so yeah same thing. They're nice and all but trains and trams and just so much more comfortable, on time and you have a lot more space even in rush hour. I also hate the constant acceleration, deceleration of buses personally.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I dunno what part of Eastern Europe you're from but trains are even worse in my country. They're also old as fuck and extremely slow, way slower than buses. Maybe it's gotten better nowadays but back in the day they averaged under 50 km/h. They are pretty comfy though I'll give you that.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Are you talking about "In City Trains" because thats what I'm talking about. Trains were shit here two when it came like from city to city. Slow as fuck and never on time.

                I guess not a lot of countries have that so it's a bit confusing.

                Urban Rail I don't know how to call it. Wait no thats probably some American word for light rail of as everyone else calls it TRAMS.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Ah yeah we don't have that here other than in the capital

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah as you can guess capitals are incredibly old, the roads aren't designed to handle the traffic they generate so buses are and taxis for that matter are really bad.

                It tooks say 35m from one part of the city to the other via in city train but it takes like 1.5 hours with a car on a normal weekday traffic day.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I am studying Japanese for the 5th month in a row and I am looking for work in hospitals. I am a specialized janitor to make it simple for surgery rooms and patients' room. Sterilization mostly, is there a demand in the healthcare sector? I know Japan has an aging population and retirement homes are already full

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >is there a demand in the healthcare sector
                Absolutely, but also depends on your origin country. A US or EU doctor is going to be treated a heck of a lot better then say an Indonesian or Philippine doctor.

                The issues with healthcare is particular is language it's a huge barrier, you're doing surgeries so you don't interact with patients it's going to be easier for sure but anything "people faced" required keigo and other shit. It's gonna be tough. You really need to want it.

                You have tons of locals complaining non stop about Nepalese and such konbini workers because they can't do more complex tasks or answer more complex questions. And Konbini offer alot of other services like paying utilities, printing, buying stuff online, paying for stuff online etc...

                Like asking them how to buy a concert ticket on a 7-11 vending machine or if you can print out these 7-11 pictures you got on some collab is going to get you ?????

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I am Canadian, I speak English and French too if it can help

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Oh you're going to have an easier time then absolutely. But like be sure to learn Japanese bedside manners. Phrases.

                There a specific slag to it mostly based on German and Dutch.

                https://spectra.mhi.com/why-japanese-doctors-speak-dutch

                https://academic.oup.com/fampra/article/20/3/276/514764

                US physicians spent relatively more time on treatment and follow-up talk (31%) and social talk (12%), whereas the Japanese had longer physical examinations (28%) and diagnosis or consideration talk (15%). Japanese doctor–patient conversations included more silence (30%) than those in the USA (8.2%). The doctor–patient ratios of total speech acts were similar (USA 55% versus 45%; Japan 59% versus 41%). Physicians in both countries controlled communication during encounters by asking more questions than the patients (75% in the USA; 78% in Japan). The Japanese physicians and patients used back-channel responses and interruptions more often than those in the USA.

                Now I'm an IT worker I can't tell you much about it really since I only went to the doctors, but getting hired as one is a lot different.

                TL;DR It's possible but it's going to be hard.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        what a miserable way to live but people in america is just the same
        >job in the city
        >rather deal with the shitty ass downtown traffic by living 30-40 minutes away for whatever reason like tax or some other shit

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Aren't most city property like insanely expensive?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      > there's no "couch co-op" culture

      How is Nintendo, a Japanese company, the one investing in couch co-op so much then?

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Tell me which wonderful Western country you live that doesn't have those people 🙂

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not him but here in Switzerland it's mostly peaceful

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The average Tokyo Commute is 1 hour, but in reality nobody plays the Switch on the Train nor will the play the Steamdeck.

    So it's not commuting.

    Everyone tells you this but people living here in big cities are absolutely not playing shit on trains. Not consoles anyways. It's all mobile phones. Thats both socially acceptable actually portable enough. Most people stand in the trains, this isn't shinkansen we're talking about this the Chuo Line, Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line, Osaka Loop Line etc...

    So why do Japanese people love portables.

    The average site of the living space of someone that has left home as a young adult so 20-35 is in big cities 27m2 / 290ft2 there very little space here.

    And before growing up the average apartment size is 65.9 m2 that means they get about this much for their room. Parents hate as everywhere having consoles in the living room, and western ideas of using monitors/pcs are still not there yet in the general populaces know how.

    Most people own a laptop and an iPhone. They will get a Switch to play video games.

    Check this video out, this is the apartment she lives in, it's like a hotel room. Notice because shes an otaku she actually has a PC and a tablet to draw but look at that tiny space, most people won't have one.

    Anyways this is the main reason. People in the US won't get this, Europeans living in big cities will. Space is simply at a premium.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Japan has an average living space larger, or at the very least comparable, to most European countries.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sadly I don't live the Inaka life where I can live in Yamanashi in some 4LDK for 80k yen.

        I live in Tokyo.

        Wow look
        https://www.athome.co.jp/mansion/1099112865/?BKLISTID=022LPC&sref=recommend&rcmdid=103&RECOMMFLG=1

        You can buy a 71.69m2 3LDK for just 14 million yen something I make in 2.5 years.

        What good will this do me when my job is 3 hours train ride away?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Suppose I got one of those global remote positions, how difficult would it be to move into a place like that in Japan?
          The particular combination of fairly cheap but with insane infrastructure and safety is very appealing.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's impossible long term, very possible 3 months.

            There is no Work Visa. If you work any type of job it has to be a Japanese one. You have to pay taxes. No exceptions, no philipines/thailand style digital nomading.

            If you do the digital nomad thing it's illegal but I mean nothing stooping you just visa is 3 months for the US, you can go to Korea and come back to Japan but after the 2~3 time people are going to question you.

            If you have an actual worklaptop and bring it over there they're going to ask you why did you bring your work laptop to a vacation. I had actual trouble with that. What a fucking hassle that was.

            I'm telling your this from my actual experience. I use to digital nomad in Japan before find an IT job here all the way back in 2016.

            You can google it, but basically you can buy that house no problems, foreigners can own property no questions asked except the 1000 bureaucracy hellscale thats all in Japanese forms and shit you're gonna have to fill in but once that 1~2 month ordeal is done the property is yours, the utilities are all on your name, etc... You can pay a company do solve that for a price.

            Since you worded your question

            >move in
            Well most buildings are unfurnished in Japan so you're gonna have to buy everything even if you rent. So it's a hassle.

            Sorry for the late reply I went to get some shit at a store.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Also check if there is a Japanese branch of your global company, if you can get registered there you can work in Japan and have a unlimited visa as long as you're working.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah, this seems to be the way. That, or marriage.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          So this is what a japanese apartment looks like. Strange, it looks exactly the same as the apartments in JAV. I kinda just assumed it was a JAV thing.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yep standard 3LDK. This ones a bit old to be honest.

            If you're interested heres a site where you can look up more modern and expensive stuff all in english.

            https://realestate.co.jp/en/forsale
            https://realestate.co.jp/en/rent

            Something a bit more fancy but 10 times as expensive in Shibuya

            https://realestate.co.jp/en/forsale/view/986149

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Oh that one looks straight out of a "timestamp family rape" JAV. This really is fascinating, thanks anon I have been enriched by your posts.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    its about time the japanese came around to Gaben's ideal gaming platform

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Until self driving isn't a meme you're literally doing what uber pajeets do for a living.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What are you talking about retard? I work from home, the only time I drive is for pleasure, or because I'm too lazy to walk half an hour to the grocery store.

      [...]

      >sometimes you can even get a seat
      Is this supposed to be a win for you? Fuck public transport.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I still prefer Tokyo trains over cars for commuting believe it or not. Even with the rush hours. This is usually the density of the train riders.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I actually miss my commute since switching to WFH, a 15 minute drive each morning while listening to a podcast was quite nice.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Can't you just drive in a circle for 15 minutes every morning

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Sometimes I do go to some gay coffee place before work.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >missing your commute
            First I've ever heard of such a case
            Is listening to a podcast while eating a nice breakfast at home not satisfactory?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              No I get neurotic when I'm at home and try to optimize for time constantly and video + audio takes precedent over just audio. I can't imagine missing hours long commutes, but mine was short with very little traffic.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Until self driving isn't a meme you're literally doing what uber pajeets do for a living.
      Driving is like a videogame if you drive stick. It's fun.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >indians also le drive so you shouldn't drive either
      how retarded can you be? Go back to plebbit with your le walkable shitties meme.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Enjoy your extra employment for being an American with no other options than to drive because of car centric civil engineering.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Are you a pajeet? I like my car. Ford is /ourguy/ and if it wasn't for Dodgegarden gnomes we would be living in a worker's paradise where companies pay their excess profits to their workers and also we wouldn't have all this globohomo shit.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >where companies pay their excess profits to their workers
            cool it with the antisemitism, chud

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Why would you want to be stuck in the same box as a bunch of people, instead of having the freedom to turn the radio up loud and be as gross as you want without having to be considerate of others?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not a POC so I do not enjoy such things even without company.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Can't pick your nose on public transport without someone taking a photo.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not an animal so I don't do anything in public I wouldn't mind anyone else seeing

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Simple. It takes focus to drive. It's an active skill. I can sleep on the train, I do every morning. Nice extra hour of sleep without having to focus on the road.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Its been too long since they had an atom bomb dropped on them. The monopolies are beginning to rebuild and the resulting bacteria is spreading through out their society creating an overworked and underpaid people who have no time for leisure.

  21. 2 months ago
    Kafka

    I wouldn't call the Steam Deck portable

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    why the fuck can't us ausfags buy a deck yet? what's the reason?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Your country is trash tier and is full of insane politicians that fuck you over. Sorry AUSbro.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I can't argue with that.

        A country that simps America so hard it joins both Iraq and Vietnam deserves absolutely nothing

        this is a video game console, anon. settle the fuck down or I'll put you to sleep cunt

        It's too hot, the decks will explode

        kek

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's too hot, the decks will explode

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      A country that simps America so hard it joins both Iraq and Vietnam deserves absolutely nothing

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >may be

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Growth
    Yeah going from having 3 nips buying Steam games to 100 is insane growth percentage wise, means shit for the bottom line though

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They miss their PS3 and want all their games to look just like that again

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The 40lb ATX tower fears the PortaBVLL.

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    We're about to find out if Ganker is more loyal to Japanese content or Nintendo as a company.

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Constant commutes and tiny little apartments. Deck is going to be a huge boon for porn and eroge.

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Only Nintendo can make video games and only Nintendo devices can play video games.

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    don't argue with rural americans on the internet, they don't have much in common with normal humans

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Only Nintendo can make video games and only Nintendo devices can play video games.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Such a cultural phenomenon.

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The deck isn't really a good portable though. Not in a 'lol it's too heavy' meme way, but seriously, actually travelling with the deck is kind of a pain. The grips give it an awkward shape, and it's not a device you'd want to just throw in a bag, so you have to stick it in a case, but since the deck is so thick the case has to be thick too and it's an awkward shape and just really inconvenient to put in a bag. Like I wouldn't want to commute with this thing at all

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm waiting for the deck 2. Hopefully they iron out some of the problems.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      No different from trying to commute withe switch. Both are too big to fit in pockets and they have analogue sticks sticking out and getting tweaked. At least the deck comes with a case.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        While the switch isn't free from that issue, you can get significantly smaller carrying cases for it than the deck. And I mean a huge difference. I mean the deck is probably fine if you're travelling, but if you're commuting and everything you bring is competing for space in your daily office bag, every inch counts

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Nobody wants to deal with morons and druggies on a train. Also people prefer living in big houses in quiet areas instead of cities. People live in cities because they need to, escaping to the suburbs is a goal for many people.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I live in the middle of the city a 100k in Eastern Europe and now a 19 million one in Japan.

      What quiet do you people desire. I got PVC windows back in 2001 I can't hear shit from the outside. And I sure as shit can't hear anything here in Tokyo.

      What is this quiet you desire?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The difference is that those countries lack certain melanin-enriched people. Detroit died for a reason.

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Suburbs.

    American people want Village life, with all amenities of a city (sewers, gas, electricity, etc...) yet they want to live live in a low density residential neighborhood. Oh also these residental zones can't have any shops, restuanrats, bars WHAT SO EVER.

    You know how in Europe and Asia you can have like a house, then at the bottom theres like a small shop, then maybe a few houses down half the house a cafe? Yep that don't work with Zoning laws in the US.

    So you have an entire culture of people getting driving licences at 16, going out for every fucking single thing in a car.

    Here a picture of my home city. You have this cafe, there a house, right next to the house is a small house thats been repurposed into a take out restaurant. And right down there you can see tram tracks on both ways. This is normal. Yes people drive cars, but if you wanna go eat, shop, visit a friend, get dead fucking drunk, you take the tram.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm in the SE US, and I lucked into a downtown historic district that's exactly that - I place with residences, with certain homes being repurposed into shops and such. It's so nice being able to just walk out my front door and 50 feet for a good burger, without the hubbub of a city

      They're starting to fuck it though, raising mass townhome housing on all sides while driving prices up ridiculously

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm in the SE US, and I lucked into a downtown historic district that's exactly that - I place with residences, with certain homes being repurposed into shops and such. It's so nice being able to just walk out my front door and 50 feet for a good burger, without the hubbub of a city

      They're starting to fuck it though, raising mass townhome housing on all sides while driving prices up ridiculously

      Don't make the mistake of thinking the american people actually wanted that to happen. It was done in service of corporate interests.

  36. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Idiots and eloncucks that fall for car lobbyists and can't put those things together and think it won't benefit them at all just because they don't use it. Better to have endless car congestion and your entire infrastructure built around driving 20 mins for a simple errand.

  37. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Does this mean Nintendo is kill?
    Their whole gimmick was portability and even their IPs are emulatable.

  38. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Busses have gotten a rep for unwashed minorities and poor people because they are built for them currently. They have no standards whatsoever and don't run 24/7 compared to other countries. Couple that with 90% of America being designed around owning a car and public transport is usually looked down upon for idiotic reasons that stop making sense when you take the time to think about it for more than five seconds, but because in most states you have literally no choice but to get a car if you want to work or go anywhere most people don't.

    Increasing affordability for electric vehicles coupled with gas prices getting fucking retarded is finally waking people up to alternatives, but I doubt it will change anything anytime soon. Our basic foundation is built around cars, you'd have to upheave everything to fix it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      My guess is it'll take another decade or two before public transportation will actually be a serious alternative outside the biggest cities. EVs will be a lot more common but as far as I understand, getting all that lithium for the batteries is already pretty tough now so I can see bigger investments on public transportation happening.

  39. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    portability is king
    after bought a "gaming" laptop i never came back into making a PC. Bought a couple of spare parts in case something breaks too.

    I do have a desk that has 2 monitors for it for HDMI when i want 2-3 screens. But having to work in bed, in the kitchen or anywhere else is just really nice.

  40. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Car lobbying is not a joke. Lobbying in general in the US is god awful. Corporations practically rule this country.

  41. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    For any yuros wondering why americans are afraid of cities, it's because of what happened in the 60s.
    >moron riots everywhere
    >post-war economic boom still in full swing, meaning people have enough money to move whenever and wherever they want
    >people get tired of living in a city that gets destroyed every time a moron dies
    >they start moving out to the suburbs
    >chain reaction of people moving out because everyone else is moving out
    >eventually the only people left are poorfags, morons, and people who are rich enough to hire personal armies to protect themselves
    >cities are now fucked, even cities without morons are fucked because cities got a bad reputation in general which drives people away from even the whitest cities

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Isn't that whats happening now?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        blm riots are nothing compared to previous riots

  42. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    LET ME BUY IT IN AUSTRALIA YOU CUNTS

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      LIVE SOMEWHERE BETTER
      OR OVERTHROW YOUR SHITTY GOVERNMENT

  43. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Love my country for its culture, opportunities, because I grew up here, etc. etc. bullshit
    >A furnace of pure raging envy flares up in me every single time I play a european/japanese vidya, see how the characters can just walk everywhere to do everything, and realize that's how people actually get to live in those countries
    Maybe I should try to get dual citizenship or something, fuck. Not having to drive just to survive sounds like heaven.

  44. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wait until the Japs find out how absolutely abysmal the Deck's battery life is for literally anything that isn't old PS2 emulated games and start going back to their Switches.
    Don't get me wrong, I love the Deck, but the battery life is hot garbage and Japs will be quick to shit on it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      If it's enough for commute it's fine

  45. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >be Dutch
    >need to go somewhere
    >take the bike
    >get there faster than on foot
    >decide to travel to another city using readily available trains or buses
    >once there you don't need to get around with cabs or a car you need to hire, you can just get a public transit bike that each station has a whole heap of

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I wish my country copied Dutch transportation

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't know how to ride a bike. And driving is superior in every way anyway

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Riding a bike is cool and fun until you turn 18 at which point riding a bike makes you a queer.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Needs an asterisk saying

          Only in the US and Canada

          PM of Netherlands going to work by bike daily.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Riding a bike is cool and fun until you get hit by a car
          ftfy
          fucking america can't even give you that without making the roads super dangerous

  46. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >American weebs will glorify almost every single Japanese thing except their public infrastructure
    unfortunate

  47. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You:
    >public transport is so great, I just walk 20 minutes to the station, stand awkwardly next to someone who either stinks of bo or too much perfume for an hour, get out and walk to the unicycle stand and ride my clown unicycle another 20 minutes and I'm there, but I can't buy anything larger than what fits in a handbag but it's so great to not need a car
    Me:
    >I sit driving in my comfy car singing loudly to my favourite songs and get to the store in 10 minutes, stick anything I want in the back of the car and go home

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      yeah that's the beauty of it, people here actually have the true freedom to choose between the two, unlike the "freedom" of Americans where cars are the only way
      not to mention that explicitly not designing cities around cars actually improves the experience for people who do decide to go by car anyways because there's considerably less car traffic

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >public transport is so great, I just walk 8 minutes to the station, stand awkwardly next to someone for 2 minutes (the train arrives every 2 minutes) while dicking on my phone listening to youtube or music or playing mobage. They don't stink or wear too much perfume because of culture of bathing every day, get out and walk 5 minutes and I'm there, but I can't buy anything larger than what fits in a rucksack and 2 plastic handbags but it's so great to not need a car if I need anything larger I point to it and tell them to ship it to me for 5$ and they do it the next day.

      There how it's in reality.

  48. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    because it means they can play their hentai games in public, you couldn't do that on a shitch and a laptop is too bulky.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >OP is literally asking why japan loves ALL handhelds
      >UHM YOU SEE THE SWITCH IS...LE BAD!
      mental illness

  49. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They probably don't have the room for 65" OLEDs and full 7.1 dolby setups making handheld gaming more appealing than it is in the west. If you had to play on a shitty 32" TV in a small room you would probably prefer something you can hold close to your eyes and relax with on a couch or bed.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have a OLED TV and I just stay in my room with my two monitors and have my Switch and PS5 hoked up. Why would I give up the confort of discord, youtube and other shit on one monitor to play in some "couch" also I guess you American are fat fucks but my Aeron chair support me way better then any shitty couch could.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >He has a discord monitor

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        the trick is to use that oled tv as another monitor

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          But that would make me have 4 monitors. I don't have enough ports on my GPU because one of my older monitors don't take DP.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            then replace it, what are you poor?
            or just buy a dp to hdmi adapter cable

  50. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >public transport
    I don't want to share space with other people
    Japs are cucked

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      if the autists and social recluses of Japan can then so can you

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I have too much money to be in the presence of the inferior and average

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          you're a mutt so you're already inferior and average. actually probably below average because most of you disgusting fucks can't cook or clean your own shit.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        But the autists and social recluses stay in their apartments

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They are literal born and raised in giant cities and inside subways. It’s just another day for them.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        throw some morons on those jap subways and they'd quickly reorientate how they get to work

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Driving is a huge burden and it’s healthier but yeah it sucks if it’s packed

  51. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They live in a closet

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's so worth living in a closet bro, just think of think of the 500 noodle shops you could be walking to in your cramped concrete nightmare.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        this but unironically

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Man them Showa era houses and apartments are being torn down left and right. Mostly because it's old grannys owning them and kids selling it all off when they die so a real estate investor comes in and make a small apartment complex.

  52. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    don't care poor
    get in the uber already

  53. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like driving so I anytime I go on vacation and take trains for a couple of weeks I always miss my car by the end of it. Its bad during rush hour but being able to stay out late, haul groceries, go to some mountain whenever is worth occasionally dealing with rush hour traffic. Finding parking in the city does suck though so I probably wouldn't like driving if I wasn't in the suburbs.

  54. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Probably individual PC parts being more expensive there.
    If that's the case, i could see it getting big in third world shitholes too

  55. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    their life is all about work as soon as they become adults. they don't have time to play on home consoles.
    that's why Sony and Xbox died in Japan but Switch lived

    captcha: JAP02A

  56. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Bro China can't even walk up the stairs without a 60% fatality rate, we've all seen those liveleak videos from the bus cameras

  57. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Year of the Linux des- handheld

  58. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    unions make building trains take forever and cost a ton of money. Cali tried building a bullet train for a long time from LA to San Fran but just boring a tunnel through angeles mountains on the first leg of the track ate up a lot of the budget and they eventually cancelled it. Then there was the time when they tried putting subway tracks near the La Brea tar pits and ran into toxic gas so they scrapped that line. Tons of buses everywhere but they suck compared to trains because they still have to deal with traffic. Might as well just drive at that point.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Part of that was dumbfucks believing Elon spreading FUD on the project and shilling hyperloop when all he wanted to do was kill the project to sell more cars

  59. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    is this the 'ick on 'eck thread? where is it guys?

  60. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >1.5 billion population
    >all concentrated in one large area
    >even remotely the same as the us
    Are you mentally retarded?

  61. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    What the fuck are you talking about. People are talking about Cities not Intercity Railways and high speed Shinkansens.

    You're telling me Austin can't fucking have a Railways or Metro like this?

    There are cities in Europe way larger in size and with a smaller population then austin and they have a perfectly working public transport system.

    Fuck YOU USED TO HAVE IT TOO. Back in the 1920s.

  62. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is Japan's public transport so good because they don't have any black people? I would never catch the train or bus here in Cali with something expensive on me.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hoodlums ride in the chikan rape carriage, so as long as you stay out of that one you're safe.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I mean that is why they are so safe but that applies to their entire society. Why their public transport is good as in efficient or well designed, I couldn't tell you.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not really. American roads were built just whatever like retards and were maintained up to now. Japan was lagging in industrialization and they had time to actually design their roads and learn from other countries' mistakes.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Japan was lagging in industrialization and they had time to actually design their roads and learn from other countries' mistakes.

        By cribbing from the British, which I guess makes sense given the insular geography. They're stuck being in the lefty driver wankers club now though.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Which side is the gas peddle on for burgers?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You're supposed to eat them I don't think there's a gas pedal unless the burger van crashed violently enough.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          If it works it works.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Sure, it just seems amusing given they went into the auto industry yet domestically have to provide the mirror-world dashboards. It's probably not a big deal in the manufacturing process. Some robotic arm that replaced a worker can correct me when they gain sentience if I'm wrong.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          No they didn't copy Brit fags.My Jap friends will always point this out.

          Japanese always walked on the left side. So they made cars drive on it.

          During the Edo period of Japan (1603 and 1868), before cars were even invented, the country had already established a number of strictly followed rules regarding which side of the road pedestrians could walk on, and as you may have guessed it was the left, but it wasn't until 1872 that this unwritten rule became official. That was the year when Japan's first railway was introduced.

          Horse railways and electric tram cars followed the left-side driving precedent set by the railways in Japan. Around 1900, automobiles started to show up. An order issued in 1902 by the Tokyo police said for the first time that pedestrians had to keep to the left side of roads. Finally in 1924, left-side driving was mandated as official law.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            This is true, and my wording was ambiguous which is my fuckup.

            They cribbed from the British in designing the rail system. This is unrelated (or indirectly related, as it might have contributed in bringing the British advisor on) to being in the lefty wankers club.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      But wait Holland is also full of blacks so how come? Yet their transport is on par with Japan? How come?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        What? Their population is only like 3% black.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          3% too much, they have to go back

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Europe requires the netherlands remain an excellent through-path for freight/passengers/the Germans when they require reich-of-way. Legend tells its actually impossible to stand still in Amsterdam, and that brownian motion will take you to a real country.

  63. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    cause they like getting fucked in the ass on the go

  64. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Huh so that's why every small village in the UK has a subway system and perfect public transport but you get to London and they give you a humvee

    I swear it was the complete opposite of that and this is the most insane and incorrect post I've ever seen on Ganker in fourteen years (thanks for making sure it's not vidya too) but when I thought about it and remembered that there are no large cities with public transport and they built the eurostar to travel between Little Binham and Castermoron bloody d'Albret I had to fucking apologise to you.

    You absolute fucking dunce.

  65. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Japanese public transport so good it makes guys spend all their money gambling for jpgs, jack off to porn about raping women on trains and then kill themselves.

  66. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    handhelds are comfy, it's for that reason i hate playing puzzle or rpgs at my desk, even though my computer can handle it i put it on my switch and play in bed

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I also love playing JRPGs on handhelds while lying in bed. I don't know why it's so much easier to get immersed and block out the world that way with such a tiny screen and having to hold it up.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I also love playing JRPGs on handhelds while lying in bed. I don't know why it's so much easier to get immersed and block out the world that way with such a tiny screen and having to hold it up.

      Honestly, it helps me play any older emulated game.
      I feel like a zoomer sometimes where I just click out of a game and do something on a second screen. Just cant concentrate or focus. kind of.

      In bed I can really just hunker down and pay attention to my game. Its kind of nice with this sort of isolated feeling.

  67. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Commuting through a decent, if not world leading, public transport system.
    There's uses for cars ofc but nearly everywhere has access to buses, trains and ferries and they aren't expensive and get put against taxes.

  68. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The same reason why the switch sells tons despite being underpowered, not having the best library, bad OS, missing features from other systems and other downsides.

    Playing lying down.

    I love playing my switch in bed or a couch, i even emulate games in bed with it. I even buy games i could do so otherwise on other systems much more powerful than it.
    The gimmick it has of putting it on tv is nice for co-op, looking better but that's about it, other systems play on bigger screens better..
    Lying down and playing games with alright performance, is that great that it having an infinite amount of flaws would not detract from it.

  69. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because japs are the portable version of humans

  70. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    It's not in the best interest of the automotive industry to have most of the population take public transportation, those cars need to be sold!
    I'm pretty sure the US would've already had a decent public transport if it weren't for corporate meddling.
    That and zoning laws need to be adjusted to allow certain facilities to be built in suburbs and cities.

  71. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Japan is more into consoles gaming in general and a lot of workers don't get to spend that much time at home playing games anyways, so portable consoles are useful.

  72. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Was there seriously no way for them to conserve space on the sides

  73. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bros is the power button issue real? Mine has not been turning on the first time I press it sometimes.

  74. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the only thing they do is sleep, work and get to work. guess when is the time to play.

  75. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How the fuck they will groom JKs on the subway while play vidya on a laptop

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