Getting shot up trying to stealth
While Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain isn't an insignificant time sucker as is, it did launch missing its competitive online multiplayer component, Metal Gear Online, which was delayed until October 6 on consoles and January 2016 on PC.
Brett and I got our hands on the thing at Tokyo Game Show and immediately ran back in line for a second go like giddy schoolchildren.
I'm with Chris in that I don't see myself getting tired of From Software's action-RPGs anytime soon. Fatigue hasn't set in yet. That said, the opening areas of Dark Souls III aren't exactly fresh.
See for yourself! This footage from TGS 2015 covers the same stuff Steven and Chris previewed.
Sengoku action-RPG about slaying demons
What stands out to you at Tokyo Game Show 2015? Nioh, yeah?
It's got that Onimusha / Souls thing going for it, which is a damn good thing to have.
More details have come out for the Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja action-RPG, as re...
Par for the course, right?
As far as the action bits go, Clank generally takes the backseat while Ratchet is doing his thing. Sure, Clank facilitates some of it, but it's a tempered role. He's a sidekick who knows his job. That makes the relationship w...
Playing as Ocelot explained
Konami's website has added the new Metal Gear Online gameplay debuted at Tokyo Game Show. There's even a breakdown of the things that Brett and I didn't understand in our earlier hands-on preview, like the Bounty Hunter mode...
And fans will probably love it
While everyone's waiting for that one Star Wars game this fall, there's another new(ish) experience meant to transport you to a galaxy far, far away. It won't scratch the same itch, but it's immersive, flashy, and unabas...
Girls boys and beasts
There are so many good looking people at Tokyo Game Show that it's hard to focus on the more important six new seasonal varieties of Boss coffee that we haven't tried yet. Granted, these are professional cosplayers and booth ...
As am I
Sega's Miracle Girls Festival borrows from all over the place. The rhythm game features girls from a number of different anime, and it employs the same engine as Project Diva titles. If you're familiar with all of t...
Class-based multiplayer shooter
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex First Connection Online is being called Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online for its 2016 western release. Yes, that's a push back from the earlier 2015 ...
Ride or die
In a lot of ways, Monster Hunter Stories doesn't necessarily feel like Monster Hunter. It shouldn't; it's different. The Monster Hunter series that has grown an immense following basks in constant action and team-or...
Look at the people and stuff
Tokyo Game Show feels pretty good this year. Sure, it's a far cry from the extravagance of ten years ago and before, but it's not the all-mobile wasteland it was doomed to be according to some Internet dudebros. It feels heal...
Presentation's mega-slick, too
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in Tokyo, make it rain yakitori. That was my modus operandi at Bandai Namco's office. Rather than strangely assaulting passersby with a meat barrage, I limited my chicken chuckin' (cluc...
Yum! PS4 is the new iMac
Here's a close-up look at the PlayStation 4 new faceplate colors (homie), shown alongside the four new Vita colors and Sony's Morpheus PlayStation VR wares. The faceplates are very nice-looking, with a build quality that...
PS4, PC fighter
The Saint Seiya series has been going strong for nearly 30 years in Japan. Those elsewhere might know it as Knights of the Zodiac. Brett Makedonski and myself don't know it from Adam, though the maintained '80s anime art styl...
Ongoing coverage of J-games all weekend
Pale American guys blogging about Japanese video games is a thing that is happening!
It hasn't stopped raining in 24 hours, hence our sloppy Mary Poppins cosplay and moistness. If you've never trekked into Tokyo Game Sh...
In the Americas and Europe
Bandai Namco announced here at Toyko Game Show 2015 that Dark Souls III will be releasing in April of 2016 in North and South America as well as Europe. That puts the latest entry in the Dark Souls series just a year after th...
Not quite 'playable'
After The Last Gaurdian's modest resurrection at E3 2015, quiet. Understandably, some people are unsure about the veracity of the thing, strung along for so long. Team ICO's new company, Gen Design, tweeted about the PS4 gam...
'Mystical and brave'
Valiant Hearts' director Yoan Fanise worked at Ubisoft for 14 years before leaving earlier this year to form his own studio, Digixart Entertainment . Today at Tokyo Game Show, the fledgling company revealed its firs...
What to expect when you're expecting
Lord on a skateboard, Tokyo Game Show 2015: Hey, There's Something to This Whole Mobile Gaming Thing is here to wash away industry sins with a waterfall of hype airdropped upon the unwashed masses. It tastes of Mountain Dew ...
Tokyo Game Show overview
The Tomorrow Children was among the first games to make me want to buy a PlayStation 4 sooner than later. While Bloodborne ultimately pushed me in that direction, I'm still captivated by Q-Games' uncanny game about exploring,...
Nioh lives on with PlayStation 4
While Koei has been kicking around ideas for a game called Nioh since before the PlayStation 3 days -- take a look at this trailer from 2005! -- the project is only now coming to fruition. During Tokyo Game Show this week, it...
VR demo for PlayStation 4
Summer Lesson is a "VR character communication demo" for Project Morpheus (now simply PlayStation VR) developed by the Tekken team. There's a new trailer out of Tokyo Game Show.
Unlike Josh, I will probably never interact wit...
Put that thing out of its misery
Some of us are going to face this monstrosity in Bloodborne's first and hopefully not final expansion, The Old Hunters, in late November. Please wish us luck. I'm having Bloodletting Beast flashbacks.
You've probably seen the...
Arriving for PS4 and Vita in early 2016
Back at E3, Square Enix teased something called "Project Setsuna," a console RPG in development at a brand-new studio, Tokyo RPG Factory. Apart from having nice concept art, it was a mystery.
Well, today during Sony's Tokyo G...
Except when it's busy being a Pixar film
Today at Sony's Tokyo Game Show media event, Square Enix showed off World of Final Fantasy, a new spin on the popular franchise that aims to appeal to children in just about every way possible.
In addition to sporting a...
Coming from Atlus
Atlus and Vanillaware today revealed their newest game at Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Arm for PS4 and Vita.
A trailer for the game was shown off during the press conference, which looks pretty god damn interesting. So, who's interested in this awesome looking new IP?
As an ignorant American, I have long assumed (wrongly) that just because I have the opportunity to use (actually, ignore) PlayStation Now, that everyone around the globe has that same freedom.
Nope! Japan is just being introduced to Sony's premium cloud streaming service. An open beta is slated to arrive there tomorrow, September 16, with around 150 PlayStation 3 titles for starters.
The name change finally happened
The Sony PS4 Morpheus VR headset today saw a name change. Say goodbye to Morpheus, and say hello to the very plainly named Playstation VR.
Yep, that's a pretty straightforward and self-explanatory name that tells people what the product is.
Still no release date, but now we know it has an official name as a market product at least.
Monokuma trials abound
A brand new Danganronpa game just got announced for PS4 and Vita in Japan, and it looks like it's going to be returning to the visual novel roots of the first two games in the series.
The game appears to feature...
Crystal like the Pepsi
I don't know about voi, but when I think of translucent plastic, I think of that clear purple Game Boy Color, even though I was a lime green guy. Also, worm lights.
Sony's being a bit more restrained after introducing colorful PS4 faceplates. The new controllers are serious colors: gold, silver, steel black, and crystal. The latter is definitely the coolest.