Category: News

Revised Article Payment Rates and Patreon Goals for 2022

Happy 2022 everyone! Things are relatively okay at HG101 headquarters but we’re going to be making a few changes in

HG101 2021 Year in Review and Upcoming Projects

2021 is coming to a close, so it’s time to look back on all of the stuff we’ve done this

Shin Megami Tensei V Release Week Sale on!

Shin Megami Tensei V is due out this week, which is pretty exciting! The last core entry came out in

Reprints of the JRPG Book are now available!

Back in July of this year, Bitmap Books published a 652 page book on Japanese RPGs. Demand for it was

The HG101 Guide to Beat-Em-Ups Vol. 1 is now available!

It’s been about a week or so, but the HG101 Guide to Beat-Em-Ups Volume 1 is now available at Amazon,

Retro Game Super Translation Selection I & II featured in latest Storybundle!

Two of our books about video game localization – Retro Game Super Translation Selection and Retro Game Super Translation Selection

A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games Now Available!

It’s been in the works for over two years, but A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games, published by Bitmap Books,

Retro Game Super Translation Selection II is now available!

The Retro Game Super Translation Selection series is written by Hanenashi Error, who runs a website comparing differences in translations

The Complete History of Rygar now available!

Brian Riggsbee is a Rygar superfan, and he’s created the definitive guidebook to the series with The Legend of Argus:

Patreon Updates and Projects News for 2021

We’re making a few updates to the Patreon tiers and goals for 2021! New Goals: ● $2,500 – Pay raise

HG101 Presents The Guide to Shoot-Em-Ups Vol. 2 is now available, plus sale!

The Guide to Shoot-Em-Ups Vol. 2 is now available! You can check out the full list of games covered on

Wrestling with Pixels featured in latest Storybundle!

THE SPRING GETAWAY GAME BUNDLE The Spring Getaway Game Bundle – Curated by David L. Craddock Grass is turning from

Zoom Panel on Nintendo History at the Chester Public Library

This Tuesday, April 13th at 6:30 EST I’ll be giving a Zoom panel on the history of Nintendo characters in

Open submissions for Japanese Video Game Obscurity column

We recently hit out Patreon goal for weekly feature columns, most of which have been part of the Japanese Video

Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Famicom Disk System with 50% off our Complete Guide ebook!

The Famicom Disk System is 35 years old this month! Released on February 21, 1986, it was home to numerous

Digital version of Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Vol. 3 now available

Previously, the third volume of the Untold History of Japanese Game Developers was only available in paperback, but a digital

Patreon Postcards, Recent Books, and Plans for 2021

So 2020 is (finally) coming to a close, which means it’s time to give an update on everything going on

Greatest Hits Storybundle includes 95 ebooks, including 13 HG101 books!

The latest Storybundle includes a whopping 95 video game-themed ebooks, including 13 of ours, for only $30! It’s an incredible

Fundraiser for Rob Strangman

Rob Strangman has been a part of the retro gaming scene since the late 1990s. He’s founded several websites, including

HG101 Early Holiday book sale on!

To celebrate the launch of our long-awaited Shin Megami Tensei / Persona book, we’re having a holiday sale on our

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