Shiro Suzuki is a famous Japanese announcer. However, he is also known as an “expert of the Capcom’s action game Resident Evil(Japanese name “Bio Hazard”)”. He got Nintendo Entertainment System at the year-end party of the TV program long ago. Then he has completely got absorbed in games.
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He appeared in a game program of Japanese video sharing site Nico Nico Douga, and told about Xbox360 game “Mass Effect 2″ on January 8.
He said, “I think that fighting and winning are one of the instincts of human being.” Moreover, he quoted “Grand Theft Childhood(Kutner, Lawrence;Olson, Cheryl K.)” and said, “Young violence and sexual crimes decreased at the same time as games were popular in U.S.A. Therefore the games have the effect of canceling a bad desire.”
Furthermore, he said that the games worked well for his health. “On the action games I should pay attention around while driving a car. I need to move within a second. Cars are less responsive. So, that makes me easier to drive real cars after I started playing games. I want young people to play games to train themselves.”
The archives of the program of Nico Nico Douga to which he appeared is here. (The account of Nico Nico Douga is necessary. See our article on how to register and use Nico Nico Douga.)
He will turn 73 next month on February 10.
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