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Rolling hills and clashing swords
Ask most Tales fans what game has their absolute favorite version of the Linear Motion Battle System (LMBS), and you're likely to get a wide variety of answers. Some prefer the 2D combat from the Tales of Destiny PS2 remake a... read feature

Still enjoyable, though
As the virtual reality races wages on, different prototypes keep coming out for Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift. I had yet another chance to play two new titles on Project Morpheus at Tokyo Game Show. While they were certain... read feature

Water is gone
When the west finally gets Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate -- what Capcom calls "the most complete version of 4 that it'll get" -- players are going to need to turn their attention to the layering of the game. Rather... read feature

Tales of Zestiria footage

Offscreen Tales of Zestiria footage shows rolling hills and fierce battles


It also looks like a Tales game
Sep 19
I had the chance to go hands on with the latest in Bandai Namco's flagship RPG series, Tales of Zestiria. I came away from the demo feeling pretty excited for the fast paced combat, but I also managed to get a couple of offs... read
TGS '14

Steven and I rode a carousel of loneliness at TGS


Hard-hitting games news
Sep 19
Steven and I took a few minutes out of our packed schedule of eating curry and playing videogames to ride a carousel at Tokyo Game Show. Don't tell Dale. read
Weighty and janky, just how I like it
Fun fact. When I was a child, my mother sat me down in front of Godzilla films and subsequently burned them into my brain. As a result, I ended up learning Japanese and moving to Japan as an adult. It's not a stretch to say t... read feature

Super sexy! Click every picture thrice and Myspace it
The moment all you college dudes have been waiting for is here! So make sure your boss isn't looking and get ready to steamboat the weasel, because I need the pageviews and my gallery is the tits!  read feature

PRETTY

Ori and the Blind Forest looks crazy good


Screenshots out of Tokyo Game Show
Sep 18
I keep forgetting that Moon Studios' platform adventure game Ori and the Blind Forest is coming to PC as well as Xbox One, despite being published by Microsoft Studios. Big thing to forget! My takeaway from Brett's preview o... read
Today's WTF

Sonic x Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is, uh, yeah...


The Taiko Drum Master tie-in, on the other hand, is rad
Sep 18
Admittedly, this collaboration is slightly less horrifying once you realize it's a Felyne (or Palico, if you want to be precise) wearing Sonic the Hedgehog armor. Slightly. Still, I think this tops the sexy/stretchy fan art f... read
FFXIII on Steam

The Final Fantasy XIII trilogy is headed to Steam


Starting with XIII on October 9
Sep 18
The official site gave it away, to some extent, but here we go: Final Fantasy XIII is coming to Steam on October 9, priced at $15.99, with XIII-2 and Lightning Returns arriving for PC by spring 2015. XIII already has a listin... read
The product of its lineage
It's become exceedingly easy in recent years to point the finger at any four player cooperative game in Japan and call it a Monster Hunter clone. I'm not particularly fond of this way of thinking. Despite my love of ... read feature

Off-screen Silent Hills trailer from TGS is still scary


Yikes
Sep 18
Earlier today, Frank and I were poking around Konami's Tokyo Game Show booth, taking pictures of statues, candies, and other nonsense. We were stopped by a loud rumbling, which caused us to turn around. We just happened... read
Raiden V

Raiden V coming to Xbox One next year


Trailer coming soon, we'd bet
Sep 18
If things work out as we expect them to, you'll soon see a trailer for Raiden V popping up on YouTube and our front page. The next in the line of shmups will come to the Xbox One next year in Japan, and most likely beyond.  There's a trailer running at Microsoft's Tokyo Game Show booth today. Stay tuned -- I'm sure we'll have it soon.  read

Check out the slime Dragon Quest Heroes PS4 system


From TGS show floor
Sep 18
We got an up-close look at the recently announced Dragon Quest Heroes PS4 at Tokyo Game Show today. The Square Enix / Koei Tecmo tag team is exciting enough that Sony is bringing out this silver, slimed PS4 in Japan. The meta... read

Watch this new Yakuza Zero footage and daydream about playing it


Never say never
Sep 18
New footage of the recently announced Yakuza 0 (or is it Yakuza Zero?) was revealed today at Tokyo Game Show 2014. I can always count on seeing new Yakuza games at TGS, but I can also count on being disappointed after m... read

We try Metal Gear Solid cardboard box candy at TGS


And it's not good
Sep 18
Yes, they really have Metal Gear Solid The Phantom Pain cardboard box candy at Tokyo Game Show 2014. We were stupid enough to spend 640 yen (about $6) on eight pieces of what looks to be tiny squares of chocolate crisped rice... read

Tokyo Game Show 2014 kicks off today (also, floor gallery)


Back to basics?
Sep 18
Tokyo Game Show 2014 has officially kicked off today, running through September 21. As always, these first two days are for business (yeah, right) and the remaining two add in the public (and the cosplayers; sweat).  Thi... read
Like the PSP game, only more pretty
I adored Final Fantasy Type-0 when it first released on the PSP in Japan a few years back. It took me a whopping 75 hours to clear the game my first time, and while it undoubtedly had its fair share of problems (weird RTS sec... read feature

The new Pink/White PS Vita is super cute


Nice!
Sep 17
I'll stick with my teal blue Japanese PS Vita that I brought home from TGS last year. But I'm still digging the new Pink/White model, on display at TGS 2014. It's just like mine with the all-white face, with the back taking all the color.  This new Vita launches in November in Japan, priced at 18,980 yen. How's your boring North American Vita? read

Bravely Second is shaping up quite nicely


Time to go save the world again
Sep 17
Square Enix's latest traditional 3DS JRPG, Bravely Second, was playable on the Tokyo Game Show floor this year, and I had a chance to go hands on with it. This is the first time the game has been released to the public, so I ... read

Final Fantasy XV screenshots from TGS are...uh


Tailgating
Sep 17
You've seen the trailer so now see the screenshots Square Enix handed me this morning at Tokyo Game Show 2014 for Final Fantasy XV. They're having a tailgating party. Car-b-que. It's a nice car, I guess. But the screenshots look nice! That battle one does something for me. The upcoming Xbox One and PS4 title has this new media, but that's the only thing you'll get out of TGS 2014. Hang in there. read
Check out that ride!
TGS 2014 is already off to a big start with the release of a brand new trailer for Final Fantasy XV. Much to the disappointment of many, it was absent from this year's E3 and gamescom shows, but the nearly three-minute tra... read feature

Tokyo Game Show expects to break records with over 700 games, 400 exhibitors


Big show
Sep 04
Tokyo Game Show 2014 is going to be good. CESA sends word that they've planned a record-breaking year this year with 417 exhibitors showing 731 games. This is 75 more exhibitors than last year and more than double the number ... read

gamescom gaining on E3 for PR impact


Whatever the hell that is
Sep 02
We don't attend videogame trade shows for their "PR impact," but it is interesting to hear that gamescom is gaining on E3 as far as that measurement is concerned. Analytics company ICO Partners says that the European event is... read

Alienware Alpha Steam console to debut in Japan at Tokyo Game Show 2014


500 controller-games supported
Aug 25
Alongside all of the crazy Japanese things we expect to see at Tokyo Game Show next month, we're adding one very American thing. Alienware will debut their Steam gaming console, the Alpha, at the September 18-21 event. It was... read
Tokyo Game Show

Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show conference dated


September 1 in Japan
Aug 19
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia is holding a PlayStation press conference in Japan at 3:00pm on September 1 (11:00pm Pacific on August 31) ahead of Tokyo Game Show. Prior announcements to come out of these conferences ... read

Humanoid Fleece, Humanoid Sleeping Bag, Lonely Tent coming to Tokyo Game Show


I don't even...
Aug 18
Get a load of the wares that BE-S Co. Ltd. plans to show at Tokyo Game Show 2014 next month. The novelty gaming accessories company has three products to show and sell at TGS, and I'm sure I want them all. First, the Humanoid... read

Google to keynote Tokyo Game Show 2014


Google Play to be the focus of keynote
Aug 07
Tokyo Game Show has announced its Keynote sessions for this year's event. Google will take the stage for the very first time at TGS on Thursday, September 18 to speak to business attendees about the new gaming world, with a f... read
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Play Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate at Tokyo Game Show


...as well as a host of other games
Jul 14
September's Tokyo Game Show will play host to a playable demo of the upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for 3DS. While the game itself will be available this fall as we reported a couple of days ago, 4Gamer (via Gematsu) repo... read

Tokyo Game Show 2014 main visual unveiled


The Transformation of Fun
May 23
TGS always has some weird robo-girl as their main image. They're always kind of cool, but more weird than cool. Artist Ippey Gyoubu, the image illustrator for the show since 2010, created this piece to express the keywords ch... read

Tokyo Game Show 2014: The Transformation of Fun


September 18-24, 2014
Mar 04
The theme for TGS 2014 has been decided: Changing Games: The Transformation of Fun. I have no idea what that means. At all. But I do know that there's a good chance that a bunch of Persona games will be playable at the show t... read
Massive gallery, too
At Tokyo Game Show last month, I got an early peek at Elemental Labs' Reborn, an action RPG with a sci-fi twist that they're aiming to put on both PS3 and PS4 next year. New publisher acttil hosted an event where Elemental La... read feature







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