Whoever this new blogger is, it looks to me like they could do some interesting things. Certainly the categories are intriguing, and the writing is promising:

I sat in a quiet office near Shinjuku station and I quizzed them on a few of G-Mode’s multiplayer ideas. They were feeding me the same responses as I’d gotten in all the other meetings. Barley tea, the stale smell of cigarette smoke, and frustration with pricing plans. Packets were simply too expensive to support mobile multiplayer.

I suspect that anyone who’s been to a meeting in Japan knows that combination of tea and smoke.