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Video game ‘tutors’ by Japanese company can help you raise your skills

/ 07:37 PM February 13, 2017
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Video game tutors is now a thing in Japan. File photo

There’s no question that Japan is home to the most bizarre things in the world, and this new proposed service adds to the seemingly unending list.

With the demand for video game proficiency at an all-time high due to the rise of professional gaming, Tokyo-based company Youdeal is reportedly offering the aid of the katei kyoshi (home educator) which would teach gamers how to become better at video games.

The tech company, as per Rocketnews24, is launching the GameLesson program venture to complement its internet video game production and public relations services.


True to its name, the unique program will offer individualized one-on-one tutoring on how to play any popular video game, at the comfort of one’s home.

Among the initial game offerings are Capcom’s Street Fighter V, Nintendo’s Super Smash Brothers for Wii U and Splatoon, Cygame’s digital collectible card game Shadowverse, and a whole lot more.

To fully maximize the gaming potential of each client, Youdeal has enlisted the aid of professional gamers at the top of their game, mainly Street Fighter V player Haitani and Smash Brothers specialist Abadango.

However, the instructor’s precious time won’t come cheap, as sessions are expected to start at an hourly rate of 4,500 yen (over P1,900) depending on how prominent the tutor is.

The idea of paying someone to teach you the ways of video games seems like a laughably absurd notion, but the company insists that there’s no better way to learn than from the best—emphasized by their slogan: “Learn from the player you admire”.

Although most games currently offer a tutorial mode and pre-list movesets, Youdeal insists that there’s no substitute for personalized lessons from human teachers who can communicate and offer empathy to players. Khristian Ibarrola

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