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In Response to Fan Inquiries Regarding A Potential 『.hack』 First Season Remaster

This is a copy and paste of my comment on the Dothack Network Facebook page,
which you can find here. The issue is regarding the fan interest in a new remaster of the so-called “First Season” of the .hack video game franchise. The .hack “First Season” includes four separate games: Infection, Mutation, Outbreak, and Quarantine; aka IMOQ. I would, again, like to calm the waters a little bit with all this talk of a possible remaster of the original four .hack games. Please, please calm down and focus on what’s here, right now. I understand the hype, but now is not the time to be daydreaming about what somebody mistakenly let slip, giving fans the idea that this may be possible or even in the works when it’s not. But if you can’t quell your desire for a possible remake, then I would suggest you support Last Recode with every ounce of your being NOW. I’m pretty sure everyone here already bought the game, but if you haven’t yet, now’s the time to show your support. I know it’s really hard to purchase official merch outside of Japan, but I would also suggest you try to look into ordering some of the merch through a deputy service or on Amazon Japan (they will usually ship internationally). Also, write and tell BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT that you want international access to .hack merchandise!! Not only that, but tell them how much you love the series: the games, the anime, the novels and manga! Don’t feel embarrassed to let your fan-heart gush a little! Get involved in my fan giveaway contest on Twitter, going on now! Tell people how much you love the series, tell a friend about it who maybe hasn’t even played it yet. I will have more contests in the future, too, so stay tuned to my site. Ultimately, if you all really want a remake of the first four games as badly as you say you do (this is where I give you a little “tough love,” so please don’t hate me for telling it like it is), then you have to put in the effort to support the series as a whole first. That’s just economics. If Last Recode doesn’t make a certain number of sales, then there is NO future for anything. Thankfully, though, sales both in Japan and internationally look really good and BNE is quite pleased. That’s good, but we can’t stop there; we can’t let our guard down just yet! Keep talking about .hack on social media and wherever else possible. If you have a blog or website or something similar, write about it (I’m guilty here as I have yet to finish my editorial on Last Recode orz). Get other gamers interested in the series, introduce it to a friend or family. If you know somebody likes both anime and games, you could first introduce them to the anime TV series .hack//SIGN or .hack//ROOTS or go over to one of the movies (maybe avoid TRILOGY if they intend on playing Last Recode lol). Basically my point is… there isn’t time to daydream about what could be right now. We need ACTION that is clearly visible and makes a difference to BNE, the publisher. If they do not make a profit from the series, nothing will happen. We’ll get NOTHING. So please, please… I understand how excited everybody is over the thought of a remake–I am, too–but now is not the time. If you’ve already done all you can to support Last Recode and this message is redundant, I’m really sorry. This topic has been a bit of a thorn in my side ever since people started talking about it A WEEK after the release of Last Recode. ^^;;

Rekka Alexiel

Rekka Alexiel

 

12/11(月)19:30~AIR-G'(FM北海道)「IMAREAL」にサイバーコネクトツー松山洋ゲスト出演決定!

2017年12月11日(月)19:30よりAIR-G'(FM北海道)「IMAREAL」にサイバーコネクトツー代表松山洋のインタビュー収録の模様が放送されます。 ぜひお聴きください! 放送内容 ※放送内容は予告なく変更になる場合がございます。予めご了承ください。 放送概要 番組名 IMAREAL 放送日時 2017年12月11(月) 19:30~20:00 放送予定 パーソナリティ 森本 優 番組詳細 http://www.air-g.co.jp/ima/
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CyberConnect2

CyberConnect2

 

Super Fan Friday - Derin White

We hope you guys are excited for the weekend! To give you something to do while you're killing time at work/school/life, here's another Super Fan Friday to check out featuring the awesome and dangerous when cold, Derin ! Name: Derin White Country: U.S.A Occupation: Retail worker Hobbies: Gaming, crocheting and knitting, sewing Dislikes: Rude people, mansplaining, Christmas music Favorite game of all time: Very difficult to answer... Tie between .hack (original 4), Sailor Moon: Another Story, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, Dragon Age: Origins, and Guild Wars 2. These are all great for very different reasons and can't choose one over the others. Hidden Talents: Get so cold that my hands will leave burn marks on people's arms Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: Sailor Moon Crystal/Teen Titans (original series)/Galaxy Quest Favorite CC2 game of all time and why?: .hack//Infection because I was stationed overseas when it came out and it was such a wonderful distraction going out and getting drunk after watch because there was nothing to do. I probably would be an alcoholic like all my other shipmates if it wasn't for that game. Best CC2 game memory: Can't remember if it wasn't .hack//Outbreak or .hack//G.U. Rebirth. Got to the last boss and started to have a panic attack because last boss fights are so hard. Defeated it in like minute, and felt so silly about over thinking it. Briefly explain the picture you sent us: This is everything .hack related I've collected over the years. Most of it is in Japanese because it took so long for stuff to come out stateside. Dream/Aspiration in the future: Pay off my credit card bill and find a new place. I'm boring. Don't forget to show some love. Have a great weekend everyone!

CyberConnect2

CyberConnect2

 

第26回『全国の施設に「エンタメ薬」500冊を寄贈します。』の巻

▲クリックでAmazon購入ページへ   先日、11月1日に全国の書店で発売されました 『エンターテインメントという薬』。

おかげさまで発売当初はアマゾンでも完売状態が続いていて、なかなか供給が滞っておりましたが、現在は安定しており普通に買えるようになってきました。

また、読んでいただいた多くの方の感想を見る限りでは“一気に最後まで読んだ!読んでよかった!感動した!読むと勇気が湧いてくる。(不本意ですが)澤田さん、カッケェ!!パン食べたくなった!” など非常に高評価(?)をいただいていてホッとしております。

業界関係者の皆様からも“自分がこの世界で闘うことの意味をもう一度思い出させてくれた。悩んでいたことが吹き飛んだ。もっと仕事がしたくなった!”など、なかなかこっぱずかしい感想&評価をいただいております。

あ、詳しくはこちらの特設サイトにまとめられております。
良かったら見てみてください。




発売から1か月ほど経ってだいぶ落ち着いてきた感じもしますが。


私自身、一人でも多くの方に読んでいただきたいと思っておりまして。


このたび、この『エンターテインメントという薬』という本を500冊寄贈することにしました。


“がんの子どもを守る会”に30冊。

日本全国にある“がん相談支援センター”がおよそ437施設あるのでそこにも。

(支援センターにはこれから一軒ずつご相談をして有無や必要冊数などを確認してから発送する予定です)

で、他にも“ウチの施設にも欲しい”とか“ウチの病院にも置きたい”とか“図書館ですがオッケーですか?(もちろんオッケーです)”などのリクエストにも応じようと思います。


こちらの申込フォームでリクエストいただければお送りします。


必要事項を確認・記入の上、申し込んでください。

これを機に一人でも多くの方に読んでいただいて、“エンタメの持つ力”が広まってくれれば良いな、と思います。

よろしくお願いいたします。  
株式会社サイバーコネクトツー
代表取締役社長 松山 洋











   
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Hiroshi Matsuyama

Hiroshi Matsuyama

 

第26回『全国の施設に「エンタメ薬」500冊を寄贈します。』の巻

▲クリックでAmazon購入ページへ   先日、11月1日に全国の書店で発売されました 『エンターテインメントという薬』。

おかげさまで発売当初はアマゾンでも完売状態が続いていて、なかなか供給が滞っておりましたが、現在は安定しており普通に買えるようになってきました。

また、読んでいただいた多くの方の感想を見る限りでは“一気に最後まで読んだ!読んでよかった!感動した!読むと勇気が湧いてくる。(不本意ですが)澤田さん、カッケェ!!パン食べたくなった!” など非常に高評価(?)をいただいていてホッとしております。

業界関係者の皆様からも“自分がこの世界で闘うことの意味をもう一度思い出させてくれた。悩んでいたことが吹き飛んだ。もっと仕事がしたくなった!”など、なかなかこっぱずかしい感想&評価をいただいております。

あ、詳しくはこちらの特設サイトにまとめられております。
良かったら見てみてください。




発売から1か月ほど経ってだいぶ落ち着いてきた感じもしますが。


私自身、一人でも多くの方に読んでいただきたいと思っておりまして。


このたび、この『エンターテインメントという薬』という本を500冊寄贈することにしました。


“がんの子どもを守る会”に30冊。

日本全国にある“がん相談支援センター”がおよそ437施設あるのでそこにも。

(支援センターにはこれから一軒ずつご相談をして有無や必要冊数などを確認してから発送する予定です)

で、他にも“ウチの施設にも欲しい”とか“ウチの病院にも置きたい”とか“図書館ですがオッケーですか?(もちろんオッケーです)”などのリクエストにも応じようと思います。


こちらの申込フォームでリクエストいただければお送りします。


必要事項を確認・記入の上、申し込んでください。

これを機に一人でも多くの方に読んでいただいて、“エンタメの持つ力”が広まってくれれば良いな、と思います。

よろしくお願いいたします。  
株式会社サイバーコネクトツー
代表取締役社長 松山 洋











   
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Hiroshi Matsuyama

Hiroshi Matsuyama

 

Super Fan Friday - Xelles

December is here and Christmas is near, so our early present to you is the lovely Xelles and her awesome cosplay for this week's Super Fan Friday! Check it out! Show some love! Let's get festive! Name: Xelles Country: Canada Occupation: Barrister Hobbies: "Cosplay, gaming, playing piano" Dislikes: "Cabbage" Favourite game of all time: ".Hack//I.M.O.Q" Hidden Talents: "I'm an okay artist" Favourite Anime/Cartoon/Movie: "Steins Gate, Legend of Korra, Speed" Favourite CC2 game of all time and why?: ".Hack//I.M.O.Q I'd say entirely because of BlackRose, I love her character and how she opens up. She acts tough, a little rough around the edges and has a hard time trusting and opening up to people, and admittedly I saw myself in her doing everything she would have, if something ever happened to my younger sister IRL. An older sister has to be tough." Best CC2 game memory: "Playing .Hack//Infection and finally beating Skeith for the first time!!! (Expect the dance of 'I beat Sephiroth' only, .Hack style)" Briefly explain the photos you sent us: "The photos are of myself as an inspiration of what Azure BlackRose could have been in .Hack//G.U if she were to exist, as inspired by this deviant art piece by En-Drance and my own interpretation of the blades from Azure Kite.
The blades on my friend's twin blades were also made by me, made from 7 layers of plywood and 1/3inch aluminium 'guards' that fold for convenience. They are quite heavy but con-proof (won't break)" Dreams for the future: " My aspiration for the future is to earn enough money to travel the world with my travel-bug partner"

CyberConnect2

CyberConnect2

 

.hack Fan Giveaway Contest

This is just a very early, preliminary announcement for a fan contest that I want to set in motion. The basic premise behind the idea is for fans of the .hack series share their enthusiasm with others while also targeting potential new fans! *If anything is unclear or if I left anything out of this post, I will fix it later! Please understand if there are any changes to these details. Some of the goodies I have to use as giveaway items include: New World Roundtable featuring Nino CD .hack//DRAMATIC DVD .hack//Link PSP Game .hack//re-birth Disc historical Disc Blu-ray .hack//G.U. Returner DVD .hack//4koma .hack//CELL Vol.1 .hack//G.U.+ Manga Vol.2-5 .hack//G.U. Vol.3 Complete Guide .hack//G.U. TheWorld Vol.05   I have one more special item available. Please keep reading to find out more! The way to enter is simple. Just go on twitter and talk about the series. You can post artwork, fanfics, photos of your own gameplay; really anything goes! But the one thing you MUST post are the following tags: #dothack #dothackcontest Winners will be chosen at random from the contest hashtag, so the more you post, the more likely you will be chosen for a prize. Only one person is eligible to win, so please do not create sock puppets in an attempt to win more than one item. Likewise, I am only able to send one item to any given address. This is to avoid one person faking a friend and claiming more than one item. Yes, this has happened in the past… As for the prizes, I’m very sorry, but they are all used items and in Japanese. The games, DVDs, and Blu-rays may only work on Japanese systems. I would also like winners to be free to choose which item they’d like to receive. This will be decided at a first-come-first-served style. Items are completely free of charge since I’ve already paid for everything, but I would like to ask for the shipping fees to send the items to you. This means that if you are a chosen winner, you have the right to claim or reject your winnings. I will continue to choose winners from the list until all items have been claimed. Shipping fees must be sent via PayPal and I cannot send your item until I have received your payment. Here’s a brief flow of the contest: You post .hack stuff on Twitter with the above hashtags. At the conclusion of the contest, I will pick winners at random from the contest tag. I may also record this live so you can see how I do this. I will contact these people via Twitter DM and ask which item you’d like to claim. This is when you may choose to forfeit your winnings if you are unable to pay for shipping. (Please understand that I am just a fan myself and am financially unable to offer a completely free contest.) I will package your item up and get an estimate from the post office. Items will be shipped from Japan via EMS. This is one of the more expensive shipping methods, but it is also the safest and fastest method that comes with a tracking number. Depending on the weight of your item, shipping will likely be anywhere between $8-18. The heaviest book, the .hack//G.U. Vol.3 Complete Guide might be more. I won’t know for sure until I take the items to the post office for an estimate. Once I have an estimate, I will contact you in which you may again accept or deny your winnings. Should you accept, this is when I will give you my paypal address for you to send the shipping fees. Once I receive the fees, I will send your item. Contest Deadline The contest will run from NOW until roughly 10am on December 26 (Japan time). This date & time is subject to change. Last but not least, I also have an extra, unopened .hack//G.U. Last Recode Premium Edition. I would like to use this for ART ENTRIES ONLY, but I feel this is being overly inclusive, so we’ll see… I’m up for suggestions. It may also be possible to ask CC2 CEO Matsuyama Hiroshi for his autograph… I don’t know if I can get this accomplished, however, so please don’t get your hopes up. THE MAIN GOAL AND PURPOSE OF THIS CONTEST… …is for fans to have fun discussing the series, to spread the word about it, and… it’s mostly to boost the hype. If you love the series, I think this would be a fun way for you to get involved and share that passion with others! And also, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions or anything, please feel free to let me know!

Rekka Alexiel

Rekka Alexiel

 

Super Fan Friday - Sergio Castrejon

What an awesome Super Fan Friday we have for you this week! Check out Sergio's insanely cool .hack collection and pics from his .hack party! It brings us great joy that we have such awesome fans like Sergio around the world! Name: Sergio Castrejon Country: United States Occupation: T-shirt screen printing trainer ( I print and teach trainees how to print on t-shirts) Hobbies: Playing games, watching anime, drawing, photography, cosplay, research, graphic design, and watching youtube videos. Dislikes: Wasting time waiting or going in the wrong direction, being woken up during a nap or the middle of my sleep, and losing personal objects. Favorite game of all time: The legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Hidden talents: I like to think I can adapt to a new game quickly just by learning its few controls Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: Favorite anime would be Fooly Cooly (FLCL), while favorite movie comes down to either “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The world”, “Gremlins 2”, or “Back to the Future” part 1. Favorite CC2 game of all time and why?: I'd say it would have to be “.hack//G.U. vol. 3 Redemption”. Theres is two main reasons why. One; I felt connected more connected to Haseo as character, the way he was, the way he changed and how he turned out in the end. I felt I learned a lot from his experiences and related them to my own in real life. Meeting new people, letting them into your life, and the fortitude to keep moving forward through hardship even when you don’t end up with the result you wanted takes a lot of courage. My second reason; the game also connected a lot of dots for not only the G.U. trilogy, but also for the .hack series from before in the timeline. Bringing old characters back from the original games into G.U. like Elk and Wiseman, Being able to fight The One Sin which made Blaming and Orca the Descendants of Fianna, seeing Aura, connecting the forest of pain from .hack//ROOTS, and even finding Herald at the end of the event. I loved how it brought nostalgia back and incorporated it in its own essence of the G.U. series. Best CC2 game memory: In .hack//QUARANTINE, after you finish the game you get a few extra quests. One of those is the quests to go and bring back Mia to have her back as a character. In that dungeon you have to repeatedly keep data draining bugs to defeat them as the levels of infection on Kite keep increasing while you go lower and lower into the dungeon. It took me about a month playing every day to try and beat that dungeon and get Mia back since every time I tried the levels of infection would get severe and lower my level, give me status effects or just a plain game over. I had no Idea that Mia was lying at the end of that quest and didn’t know if there was an easier way since game walkthroughs weren’t fully developed, but the challenge of getting to the end of that dungeon was enough to keep me going. Once I beat the dungeon, I had such a great sense of accomplishment, it might have just fueled my love for the franchise for adding to the experience and the theme of the story, for when you work hard for something, it gives more meaning to the things that you want in life. In this case, clearing a dungeon to save a character. Briefly explain the picture you sent us: My friends and I had a .hack//G.U. Last Recode release party to not only commemorate the game coming out, but the return of .hack. Since we’ve had a long history with the game since we were teenagers, seeing the release of something new from a beloved franchise made us want to hold a party for it, especially now that we could host a party and being in our late 20’s. We figured we should theme everything .hack so we brainstormed for an afternoon on what we wanted to do and serve. On the day of we figured to also take a picture of the collection we had. Most of the collection in the picture is mine, while the plushies and the .hack//SIGN vol 6 DVD are my fiancé’s. She has her own collection and another friend who attended also has more stuff we don’t own, but as we kept stacking and displaying one collection, it started getting complicated to keep items in place. Seeing the entirety of the collection displayed on my living room table made me realize how the universe of .hack is so intricate and fascinating as the same time. So many books, games, and anime made it what it is today. I can’t think of any other franchise that can compare with he universe of .hack. Dream / Aspiration in the future: I don’t think I have a lot of major goals planned in my future. I feel that the older you get, the more entangled you get with life and your aspirations may change as well. My current mission is to be able to buy a home, pay off my student loans and not live paycheck to paycheck. But if there was a goal I wanted to accomplish, that would be to focus on my hobbies. I wouldn’t want to turn them into a profession, I just want to be able to love doing what I do for fun. I already do cosplay so I’d love to give more attention to that, and I also like to do photography so it would be nice to take photographs of beautiful landscapes or people. But those things require money which makes it hard when you’re responsible managing a budget. One thing I do have planned for the future is to some day open up a shop with my fiancé and sell items we designed or made at conventions and meet new people. I would also love to learn how to play the cello one day though, that's always been an something I’d like to do before I die. In the end it all takes time, whether I can do these things tomorrow or years from now, its all up to me.

CyberConnect2

CyberConnect2

 

11/24(金)11:00~FRESH!「堀江貴文のFRESH!チャンネル」にサイバーコネクトツー松山洋がゲスト出演決定!

2017年11月24日(金)11:00よりFRESH!「堀江貴文のFRESH!チャンネル」にサイバーコネクトツー代表松山洋がゲスト出演決定!
ぜひご覧ください! 放送内容 ※放送内容は予告なく変更になる場合がございます。予めご了承ください。 放送概要 番組名 堀江貴文のFRESH!チャンネル 放送日時 2017年11月24(金) 11:00~12:30 放送予定 出演者 堀江貴文
寺田有希
松山洋 番組詳細 https://freshlive.tv/horiemon/171046 ※この番組は生放送中のみ途中まで無料で視聴できます。最後まで視聴するにはチャンネル会員になる必要があります。
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CyberConnect2

CyberConnect2

 

Super Fan Friday - Ayane

Greetings CC2 family! Andrew here with another Super Fan Friday. This time we have the lovely Ayane from Austria and her awesome .hack collection and Cosplay. Show some love. Name: Everybody just calls me Ayane. Country: Austria Occupation: Housewife and soon Mother Hobbies: Gaming, Fan fiction, Cosplay, My Cats, Metal Music. Dislikes: I hate insects. Favorite Game of all time: So hard to answer but I'll stick with Dead or Alive 2 for the Playstation 2. Hidden Talents: I can write good fan fiction some people say. Favorite Anime/Cartoon/Movie: I don"t watch much Anime, but I like the original Dragonball. In terms of Cartoons, I like the Batman- The Animated Series and my favorite movie is the Warcraft Movie. Favorite CC2 game of all time and why?: I'd say .hack//Infection. It was my first entry into the .hack universe, and it was love at first sight. I wanted to know more about the whole franchise, and soon I became a big fan. Best CC2 game Memory: It was with .hack//g.U Vol3: Redemption. I played through the Forest of Pain, and I had no problems with it. I was proud of myself that I had finished it. I used Shino and Azure Kite to do it. Briefly explain the Picture you sent to us: The first two pictures are showing my little collection. It's hard to get .hack stuff in Austria so I needed to import some things but my collection will grow stronger. The other 2 are showing me in my cosplays as, Sakuya and Kite. I started around 2015 with cosplay, and my goal was to cosplay characters that I love, but aren't really popular. Kite was on my Top List, as well as Rena from Star Ocean for example. Dream / Aspiration for the Future: I want to be a good mother, and play the .hack games and cosplay with my child.

CyberConnect2

CyberConnect2

 

11/25(土)開催「ゲームミュージックコンポーザーライブ IN 福岡 OUT NOW」にサイバーコネクトツー 福田考代出演決定!

2017年11月25日(土)に福岡市の「graf」にて開催される「ゲームミュージックコンポーザーライブ IN 福岡 OUT NOW」にサイバーコネクトツー 福田 考代が出演決定!! 株式会社ガンバリオンとゲームミュージックトークセッションを行います。
また、会場内にて「LieN -リアン-」のCDを販売いたします。 この機会にぜひご来場ください。 前売チケットも好評発売中です。この機会にぜひご来場ください。 日時 2017年11月25日(土) 14:30開場/15:00開演(20:30終了予定) 会場 graf(福岡市中央区天神3丁目4-19) 出演 <出演者>
トークライブ
株式会社ガンバリオン
・廣瀬 祐一
・光原 孝之 株式会社サイバーコネクトツー
・福田 考代 ミュージックライブ
・COSIO(小塩広和)
・与猶 啓至
・松本 大輔(株式会社ケイブ) × イケダミノロック
・渡部 恭久
VJ:PicoPicoHammer / nike 料金 前売 4,200円/当日 4,700円(※別途1ドリンク制) チケット・詳細 アドヴァンスドゲームズ オフィシャルストア「あばげ屋」 公式サイト http://projectag.net/fgml/
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CyberConnect2

CyberConnect2

 

Super Fan Friday - Justin

The outpouring of support and love since the release of .hack//G.U. Last Recode has been nothing short of incredible and we've been getting great reviews and Feedback. Given this, it seems only fitting that our Super Fan Friday this week showcases the passion of an individual who, like many of you has helped keep .hack alive with their passion. Check it out! Name: Justin Country: Canada Occupation: Quality Control Hobbies: Cars, Computers, Video games Dislikes: Naruto (come on, .hack// is way better, focus on developing that instead!) I also dislike the lack of scale figures that we have for .hack// (can't wait for the Haseo figure though omg!!!!) Favorite game of all time: .hack//IMOQ, and close second would be Nier:Automata Hidden talents: I'm a human ditto whereas I copy the behaviour and way people talk around me without trying to Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: Bleach/Ergo Proxy/.hack//liminality Favorite CC2 game of all time and why?: .hack//IMOQ because it's the whole reason I learned about CC2 and became the foundation of my love in jrpg's and anime today! Best CC2 game memory: playing .hack//fragment online with other people! It was such a blast and really brought the game to a whole new level! Briefly explain the pictures you sent us: this has been a collection of love built up slowly over the years. Next to the grunty plush is my first ever .hack// game I got when I was a kid. I hold it dear to my heart. In the glass case I have a signed copy of each of the 4 discs from IMOQ by Hiroshi Matsuyama on the cover and inside booklet. The kite and shino figures are garage kits I commissioned to be built and painted. The poster on my wall is an uncut sheet from .hack//Enemy that I was so lucky to win last year on a Facebook contest. I also cosplayed as Elk who is my favorite character from IMOQ at Anime North one year which is what the staff is from!!

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CyberConnect2

 

Seminar Talk at Creek and River by CyberConnect2’s Matsuyama Hiroshi

The CEO of CyberConnect 2, Matsuyama Hiroshi, held a really interesting seminar for game creators and those interested in the topic. Although, I am hardly part of the industry, the interest and passion has always been there. I was able to attend this event, although I arrived a little after it had begun. There was also time for a book signing and a brief discussion gathering after the event where we were treated to some small drinks and snacks. Matsuyama was completely in the game tonight and it was clear he was enjoying giving the seminar. I had a blast just listening to him tell the handful of anecdotes throughout the evening. We were told that we were free to take photos, but to just be mindful of when it was appropriate to take photos. ? ▲ Quick company stats with photos from the Fukuoka, Tokyo, and maybe Montreal offices? Company Size Fukuoka Studeo: 180 Tokyo Studeo: 33 Montreal: 14
▲ Slide for 『.hack//G.U. Last Recode』!!
▲ Naruto is one of the main titles that CC2 releases. This is Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 “Road to Boruto”.
▲ Another one of their series would have to be Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. This is the PS3 release of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle and the PS3/PS4 release of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven. ▲ Here’s one of the few smartphone applications that they produced, Full Bokko Heroes X for both iOS and Android. ▲ The offices are literally littered with more than 60 different magazines every month for employees to browse! ▲ There are also all kinds of movie and anime DVD/Blu-rays, individual manga books, and various video game titles freely available to employees. ▲ The company also provides many opportunities for employees to “skill up” their abilities in various areas such as C++, UnrealEngine4, Python scripts, and more. ▲ With the basic introduction out of the way, this was the “meat” of the seminar:
“The Game Creator Seminar”!!! ▲ First, we were asked to think of the average number of games sold in a single year. Numbers ranged from 200 to 1000. ▲ This chart breaks down the number of game titles released every year. 2004: 802 2005: 828 2006: 900 2007: 983 2008: 972 2009: 811 2010: 745 2011: 679 2012: 644 2013: 565 2014: 539 2015: —– ↓ 2016: —– ↓ 2017: —– ↑ My photography was bad in the moment, so I don’t have the exact numbers for 2015-2017, but the main point was that 2017 signaled in a slight rebound from the downward trend of releases since 2007. ▲ Next, we were asked to think how many games a person buys in the course of a year. ▲ Generally speaking, the average number of games a “game fan” purchases in a year is 8.8. A soft-core gamer buys about 4 games a year. ▲ Next, we were asked to think of what titles sold over 1,000,000 copies in 2017. I was stupid with the numbers (Japanese “man” is a bit difficult to calculate in your brain) and suggested NieR:Automata did…even though I knew it only sold a bit over 300,000 copies. lol ▲ And this was our answer, a list of top selling titles in 2017! 3DS: Dragon Quest 11 – 1,728,000 3DS: Monster Hunter Double Cross – 1,668,000 PS4: Dragon Quest 11 – 1,321,000 Switch: Splatoon2 – 1,309,000 Switch: Mario Cart 8 Deluxe – 717,000 3DS: Pokemon Sun/Moon – 560,000 Switch: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the World – 551,000 Switch: Super Mario Odessy – 511,000 3DS: Super Mario Maker – 397,000 PS4: NieR:Automata – 343,000 ▲ Basically, if titles don’t sell over 100,000 copies, they’re losing money… ▲ If we imagine the sales of the top 40 games are positive, then anything 41 to 424 is losing money. 1/10 is in positive figures, whereas 9/10 is in the red. ▲ Among the gaming industry, 1/5 of titles is in positive numbers whereas 4/5s are in the red; which means, 20% have to be MASSIVE HITS! ▲ So it’s very important to know what sort of interesting things will sell. It’s best to avoid talking with people who cannot answer this question. ▲ It’s also vitally important for copies to connect with fans to hear their opinions on a multitude of topics. How/what do people play, read, watch, experience. ▲ This shows the trends of various platforms. The top represents smartphone and PC online games, the middle represents home gaming games, and the last represents home gaming hardware. December 27, 2015 Online Platform (smartphone & PC) = 998,900,000,000yen Home Software & Hardware = 360,200,000,000yen →2016 Home Software & Hardware = 299,400,000,000yen ▲ Global Market Size: 5,400,000,000,000yen; Japan is just 1/14 of this figure. ▲ Global sales for the PS4 is around 60,000,000 units, where as within Japan alone, it’s around 5,000,000. ▲ Titles that sold well overseas: Pokemon Sun/Moon Super Mario Maker Final Fantasy XV Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Bloodborne Dark Souls 3 Resident Evil 7 Yokkai Watch 3 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Monster Hunter Double Cross Pokken Tournament The Last Guardian Street Fighter V NieR:Automata ▲ The market for home gaming is WORLDWIDE, with a focus on gamers all over the world. ▲ The very last bit of Matsuyama’s talk touched briefly on his non-fiction novel, detailing the true events that occurred with “Hiroshi-kun” just prior to the release of 『.hack//G.U. Vol.3』in 2009. ▶︎ Famitsu was also present for the seminar, so here is their recap of the talk!

Rekka Alexiel

Rekka Alexiel

 

Launch Event

First surprise of tonight's launch event- Steam Bikes are now live! Special thanks to VRC community members Jazneo and Mimi for helping us set them up perfectly! Head to Net Slum Tartarga and use the @home doors to check it out!

CasuallyNoted

CasuallyNoted

 

Super Fan Friday - Anastasia

OH CANADA! (Hand on heart) This Super Fan Friday brings you a very special fan from Canada and her unbelievable .hack collection. ??️ As many of you know we recently opened a studio in Montreal so it means a lot to see fans reach out from our newly adopted home. Be sure to leave a nice comment for Anastasia and send us any pictures of yourself / collections relating to CC2 if you want to be featured for Super Fan Fridays! Name: Anastasia Country: Canada Occupation: School secretary/game store owner Hobbies: Drawing/reading Dislikes: centipedes Favorite game of all time: Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn or Star
Ocean The Second Story Hidden talents: I can move my eye brows individually Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: Dragon ball series Favorite CC2 game of all time and why?: .hack GU Reminisce because it's really when you start to see some development in the characters! Also you get more than like 4 people in your members list.... Best CC2 game memory: I remember when I first played Infection and at the opening scene it just starts blinking ERROR after the whole thing with Skeith. I thought I broke my PS2 LOL Briefly explain the picture you sent us: the pictures are just my whole collection for .hack (minus the ENEMY cards). It's also just easier taking a picture like that then spreading it all out.... There are 3 sets of the English games (missing one Infection and Quarantine to complete the 3rd (also don't ask I have a problem)), a SEALED English set of IMOQ, a Japanese set of IMOQ and GU, the two "the Best" Japanese versions of IMOQ, a sealed KOREAN set (minus Quarantine), a sealed and opened version of the limited LINK game, and the rest you can probably see clearly. Just wanted to explain the jumped mess that just looks like a bunch of the same game lmao

CyberConnect2

CyberConnect2

 

週刊ファミ通 2017年11月16日号 特集『.hack//G.U. Last Recode』にてサイバーコネクトツースタッフのイラスト&メッセージ掲載!

2017年11月2日(木)発売の「週刊ファミ通 2017年11月6日号」の発売記念特集『.hack//G.U. Last Recode』にてサイバーコネクトツースタッフのイラスト&メッセージが掲載されております。 掲載スタッフは総勢65名!
代表の松山洋、『.hack』シリーズ制作プロデューサー/ディレクター 新里裕人、『.hack//G.U. Last Recode』ディレクター 夏村久司、アーティストの細川誠一郎、星 樹、ヒガシなど『.hack』シリーズに携わるスタッフからの熱いメッセージをお楽しみください! また、発売特集ページにてサイバーコネクトツーが制作いたしました『.hack』シリーズ15周年記念グッズを抽選で合計9名様にプレゼント! この機会にぜひご覧ください。 発売記念特集特集『.hack//G.U. Last Recode』 シリーズ15周年を記念したイベント&グッズ情報!   雑誌名 週刊ファミ通 2017年11月16日号 価格 特別定価500円(税込) 発売日 2017年11月2日(木) 発行 株式会社Gzブレイン
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CyberConnect2

 

『.hack//G.U.』完全設定資料集 シリーズが 4年ぶりに初の電子書籍になって配信開始!

PS4®/STEAM®ソフト『.hack//G.U. Last Recode』発売を記念して、『.hack//G.U.』完全設定資料集シリーズの電子書籍の配信が決定しました。
電子版はAmazon Kindleにて購入いただけます。
また、「.hack//Fanbook Vol.3」の発売日も解禁です。 『.hack//G.U.』完全設定資料集 シリーズとは 『.hack//G.U.』シリーズ全3巻の開発資料を、300Pを超えるボリュームで収録し、人気を博した2013年発行の資料集、『.hack//G.U.』完全設定資料集「BLACK」、「WHITE」が初の電子書籍になって再登場!
開発会社だからこそ作ることができる本書籍は、開発の過程で生み出された数々の資料を余すとこなく収録。
その充実した内容は読者の皆様から多くの反響をいただいております。今回は、そんな設定資料集「BLACK」、「WHITE」それぞれを3分割にし、より気軽に持ち運べる電子版として販売します。 『.hack//G.U.』完全設定資料集 .hack//Archives_02 
BLACK LIGHT EDITION 電子版 Vol.1~Vol.3 本誌内容 『.hack//G.U.』に登場しているキャラクターを完全網羅!
・キャラクター原画、設定イラストなど未公開資料が目白押し!
・細川誠一郎描き起こしイラスト「FORM ZERO」とそのワークフローを掲載!
・掲載画像総数2,000点以上!
・開発初期段階で描かれたメインキャラからサブキャラまでのラフイラストを完全収録!
・開発者本人たちから集められた『.hack//G.U.』秘蔵トリビア収録
・当時を赤裸々に語った松山洋による20,000文字開発手記前編収録 電子書籍 電子版は、300Pに及ぶ書籍版を3分割して販売いたします。
Vol.1:全116P … ハセヲ~オーヴァンまでの八相のキャラクターを収録
Vol.2:全101P … 八相以外の登場キャラクターを収録
Vol.3:全101P … ハセヲなどのキャラクターが誕生するまでの初期デザイン、初期設定など収録 購入はこちらから BLACK 電子版 Vol.1 [1,000円](税込)
BLACK 電子版 Vol.2 [1,000円](税込)
BLACK 電子版 Vol.3 [1,000円](税込)
▲『.hack//G.U.』完全設定資料集 .hack//Archives_02 BLACK LIGHT EDITION  電子版目次
『.hack//G.U.』完全設定資料集 .hack//Archives_02 
WHITE LIGHT EDITION 電子版 Vol.1~Vol.3 本誌内容 『.hack//G.U.』の世界観を作り上げた背景資料などを完全網羅!
・掲載画像総数2,500点以上の圧倒的ボリューム!
・未公開設定資料を大公開!『.hack//G.U.』の世界を完全網羅!
・本誌書き下ろしのイラストやコミックを掲載
・大量のラフ画を一挙集結させた「Drawing The World」収録
・開発クリエイターのスペシャル対談収録『.hack//G.U.』の軌跡
・当時を赤裸々に語った松山洋による20,000文字開発手記後編収録  電子版について 本誌は、300Pに及ぶ書籍版を3分割して販売いたします。
Vol.1:全116P … 数々のエリアやタウンの美術、背景の設定資料を収録
Vol.2:全101P … 作品に登場するモンスターやパブリシティイラストを収録
Vol.3:全101P … 開発初期に制作された幻の設定資料やデザインを多数収録 購入はこちらから WHITE 電子版 Vol.1 [1,000円](税込)
WHITE 電子版 Vol.2 [1,000円](税込)
WHITE 電子版 Vol.3 [1,000円](税込)
▲『.hack//G.U.』完全設定資料集 .hack//Archives_02 WHITE LIGHT EDITION 電子版目次
©.hack Conglomerate ©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc   『.hack』シリーズ15周年記念マガジン「.hack//Fanbook Vol.3」11月30日(木)発売!
「Vol.4」と合わせて好評予約受付中! 現在好評販売中の「.hack//Fanbook」シリーズの「Vol.3」の発売日が決定!
「Vol.4」と合わせて取扱い店舗にて予約受付中。 また、「Vol.1」~「Vol.4」本誌に付属している応募券を集めて応募すると、全員に「.hack//Fanbook Vol.5(非売品)」をプレゼント!
是非全巻購入してご応募ください!
「.hack//Fanbook Vol.3」 11月30日(木)発売予定
「.hack//Fanbook Vol.4」 12月下旬発売予定 
※「Vol.1」と「Vol.2」は好評発売中! 「.hack//Fanbook」は豪華ゲストによるイラストやコメント、サイバーコネクトツースタッフによる“開発会社だからこそ”伝えたいメッセージや熱い想いを綴った全4巻にわたるファンブックです。また、HDリマスター『.hack//G.U. Last Recode』に関するレポート漫画を、漫画家「喜久屋めがね」氏の描き下ろしで毎号収録。毎号100P超の大ボリュームです! 仕様:B5サイズ / 表紙フルカラー、本文モノクロ 「.hack//Fanbook」全巻購入特典 応募者全員サービス 「.hack//Fanbook」シリーズ(全4巻)をすべてお買い上げのうえ、冊子内にある応募券を使ってご応募いただいた方全員に「.hack//Fanbook Vol.5(非売品)」をプレゼント!
詳細は「.hack//Fanbook」本誌をご確認ください。 [締め切り]2018年3月31日(土)※当日消印有効
[発送時期]2018年5月頃~順次発送いたします。 「.hack//Fanbook」シリーズ、ご購入、ご予約はこちらから! ゲーマーズ、コトブキヤで全巻購入した方には、店舗別絵柄の「キャンバスバッグ」をプレゼント!
その他、『.hack』シリーズ15周年記念グッズを取り扱っております。 コトブキヤ 秋葉原館/日本橋/立川本店
オンラインショップ ゲーマーズ 各店舗
オンラインショップ アニメイト 対象店舗 Amazon.co.jp http://amzn.to/2leiy3t 「.hack//Fanbook」
シリーズ特設ページ http://www.cc2.co.jp/hack_fanbook/
※詳しい取り扱い状況は各店舗へお問い合わせください
©.hack Conglomerate ©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. LieN -リアン-
『.hack』ピアノアレンジコレクション Vol.1 
11月1日(木)より一般販売開始! LieN -リアン- 『.hack』ピアノアレンジコレクション Vol.1 11月1日(木)より一般販売開始!
商品詳細 LieN -リアン- 『.hack』ピアノアレンジコレクション Vol.1
LieN -リアン- 『.hack』ピアノアレンジコレクション Vol.1 ピアノスコアブック
LieN -リアン- 『.hack』ピアノアレンジコレクション Vol.1 ピアノスコアブック同梱版 ©.hack Conglomerate ©2012 .hack Conglomerate ©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
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CyberConnect2

 

第25回『待たせたな!シリーズ15周年記念作品『.hack//G.U. Last Recode』

『.hack//G.U. Last Recode』

2017年11月1日発売!!


▲クリックで公式サイトへ


おかげさまで、『.hack』シリーズ生誕15周年を迎えるこのタイミングで最新作を世に出すことができました。

ありったけの愛情を開発スタッフと共に詰め込みました。

誰が遊んでもゼロから楽しめる作品です。

もう、多くを語るまい。

発売された今となっては、あとはタイトルが語ってくれることと思います。

ゆっくり楽しんでいただければと思います。



改めまして。


一言だけ言わせてください。


“今まで応援して闘い続けてきたモノ達と。

これから初めて『.hack//G.U.』に触れる初めてのお客様。

どなたにも満足いただける作品となりました。
どうぞ、楽しんでください!!”


ドコドンッ!!
 
株式会社サイバーコネクトツー
代表取締役社長 松山 洋




   
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Hiroshi Matsuyama

Hiroshi Matsuyama

 

第25回『待たせたな!シリーズ15周年記念作品『.hack//G.U. Last Recode』

『.hack//G.U. Last Recode』

2017年11月1日発売!!


▲クリックで公式サイトへ


おかげさまで、『.hack』シリーズ生誕15周年を迎えるこのタイミングで最新作を世に出すことができました。

ありったけの愛情を開発スタッフと共に詰め込みました。

誰が遊んでもゼロから楽しめる作品です。

もう、多くを語るまい。

発売された今となっては、あとはタイトルが語ってくれることと思います。

ゆっくり楽しんでいただければと思います。



改めまして。


一言だけ言わせてください。


“今まで応援して闘い続けてきたモノ達と。

これから初めて『.hack//G.U.』に触れる初めてのお客様。

どなたにも満足いただける作品となりました。
どうぞ、楽しんでください!!”


ドコドンッ!!
 
株式会社サイバーコネクトツー
代表取締役社長 松山 洋




   
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Hiroshi Matsuyama

Hiroshi Matsuyama

 

Going Public

The time is finally here! Anyone who's logged into VR Chat over the last few hours as noticed .hack worlds popping up left and right! It's true that we've done some hard work optimizing and revitalizing each and every world for the event and so as a result, every TWVRC world will be going public today by 7PM! This does include our event hub, Net Slum Tartarga! Stop by Tartarga during the day on November 2nd for some .hack fan meet ups and fun events, including a Steam Bike race, a reading of the .hack project's english translation of Epitaph of the Twilight and the new online Kite novel, and live footage of Last Recode gameplay as soon as its available!

CasuallyNoted

CasuallyNoted

 

『.hack//G.U. Last Recode』+ KaraTetsu in Ikebukuro

Went out with some other cool .hack fans to enjoy the karaoke collab in Ikebukuro. Personally, I don’t mind going to karaoke alone, but it is more fun to go with a specific purpose in mind! Here’s a couple photos I took there! And thanks to one of my new friends, I was able to get SIGNED copies of LieN’s new piano scorebook and CD from M3. I usually go to the M3 event every year, but couldn’t go this time because of work… I was so upset. There were many people I wanted to say hello to this year, especially after GameTakt. Hopefully some day I will have a job that works in tandem with my life rather than obstructing or limiting it… but that’s everybody’s fantasy, right? Hey, I can dream, right???

Rekka Alexiel

Rekka Alexiel

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