The CAVE Database

Sorry for the recent quietness here. I’ve joined the CAVE Database initiative and have spent most of my free time working on gathering material for the new site.


The CAVE db hopes to fill the hole left after the CAVE-STG forum was closed down. We’ve been working hard on digging out reviews and strategy guides from the dusty Intertube archives and collecting information on releases, merchandise and other oddities.

Thanks to a whole lot of people stepping up, sharing their collections we’re a good bit on the way. But we still have a long way to go. If you’ve got something CAVE related you’re willing to share please drop us a line over at We’re interested in hearing from you whether it’s a review, pictures of PCB’s, kits or other releases, photos from a Matsuri event or from your latest visit at the CAVE HQ.

Stay in touch and let us know if you see something you like or what you think is missing.

Japanese New Year’s Cards 2013


In a post from a month back 8-4 Ltd. shared this year’s round up of “nengajou” (Christmas cards) from the Japanese gaming industry. A whole lot of awesomeness themed around the new year’s Chinese zodiac – the Snake!

The year of the snake nengajou from 8-4 Ltd.
The year of the snake nengajou from 8-4 Ltd.

Enjoy all the Christmas cards in their full glory here.

Thank you 8-4 for sharing!

About 8-4 Ltd.

8-4 is a video game localization company based in Shibuya, Tokyo. When they’re not lovingly translating your favorite RPG or junior-high ballet trainer/dating sim, they enjoy hunting monsters, recording podcasts, and making their interns perform live re-enactments of scenes from Chaos Wars.

Happy 2013 to y’all!

We’d like to wish each and everyone a blessed 2013!

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for us. So here’s some (more or less) interesting facts about our first stumbling year:

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Introducing Monouchi

I’m pleased to welcome Monouchi as a contributor to the blog.

EIIIf you’ve been browsing the arcade forums lately you might know him from his meticulous candy cab restorations or crazy endeavors like designing a rotation mechanism for pure flat monitors in Egret II’s and he’s kicked off in the same manner here with a project equipping an Atomiswave SD cab with a wide screen HD LCD panel. If not you’re in for a treat 😉

I hope you’ll enjoy following his projects. I know I will!