Ante Up: Texas Hold’em

I find it interesting how the game of poker has grown to such proportions. Historically, trends usually do not have an exact starting point but the Texas Hold’em phenomenon had its birth when Chris Monkeymaker won the 2003 World Series of Poker. An amateur online bettor won a professional televised event and poker was given to the masses. Now we see poker on TV all the time: amateurs, pros and even celebrities getting in on the act. The game has moved from the dark gambling halls of Vegas to become an iconic American…Read more …

A message from the President of MonkeyPaw Games

Do you ever get the feeling that press releases are corporate banter for mundane news? It never feels like it’s coming from a real person. So when I formed this new game company, I wanted to break away from the typical hype you normally hear. Those in the gaming industry who have known me over the years can appreciate why I take this approach. It is my passion for gaming that’s inspired me to start MonkeyPaw Games. More specifically, my passion for Japanese games…REAL Japanese games. The kind of game that never made…Read more …

Greetings from Japan

Japan is a gaming Mecca to those who know anything about gaming history. We’ve been graced with so much creative work from this uncanny culture. But even so, there is a host of hidden gems that have never made it to Western markets because of localization costs or perceived lack of market potential. Greetings from Japan would like to bring you these games in their original form. This PlayStation Network site will cater to aficionados of Japanese gaming culture. We’ll bring you some of Japan’s most obscure and enigmatic games plus fun shooters…Read more …