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11:30 AM on 08.25.2014

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

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...

Dale North


1:00 PM on 08.19.2014

Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show conference dated

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 ...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 08.18.2014

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

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...

Dale North

12:30 PM on 08.07.2014

Google to keynote Tokyo Game Show 2014

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...

Dale North

3:00 PM on 07.14.2014

Play Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate at Tokyo Game Show

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...

Brittany Vincent

7:30 AM on 05.23.2014

Tokyo Game Show 2014 main visual unveiled

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...

Dale North

6:00 AM on 03.04.2014

Tokyo Game Show 2014: The Transformation of Fun

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...

Dale North



Impressive PS4/PS3 action RPG Reborn debuted, Kickstarted photo
Impressive PS4/PS3 action RPG Reborn debuted, Kickstarted
by Dale North

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 Labs' Franz Tissera, CEO, showed off his last year of work on Reborn and announced a Kickstarter campaign. 

Reborn is an interesting mix of old and new, folklore and sci-fi. It pulls from the history of Japanese swordsman Musahi Miyamoto and works the famed tale into a bit of a futuristic retelling. They've set this story in Neo-Tokyo, a world where huge corporations rule, and body augmentation is a regular thing. 

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10:00 AM on 09.25.2013

Metal Gear Solid V TGS side mission is all gameplay

After only seeing a little more Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain gameplay when Kojima was onstage for Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference, it's nice to see this lengthy, ten-plus minutes of side mission that seems to...

Steven Hansen



Tokyo Game Show 2013 highlights (and misses) photo
Tokyo Game Show 2013 highlights (and misses)
by Dale North

Tokyo Game Show 2013 was a great event, though it didn't bring the double new console fanfare we expected it would. Both the Xbox One and PS4 were present, and they both were definitely top attractions at the show, but it seemed like so many of the next-gen games were missing, shown only in video form. 

Ah, what can you do? It's been awhile, but I do remember that launch years are like this. When you boil down the marketing and noise you find that there just aren't that many games to be excited about. Next year should be killer, though.

That all said, there was plenty going on at Tokyo Game Show 2013. Here's what we liked and...well, didn't like. 

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Tokyo Game Show indie showing: A good start photo
Tokyo Game Show indie showing: A good start
by Dale North

The new indie section of Tokyo Game Show was a breath of fresh air. Literally! CESA opened up a new hall this year for the public days of the show, adding a fair bit more room for exhibits and attractions.

Starting on the first public day, in this new hall, the Indie Game Area was available for attendees to visit. It was a small corner of one hall on the two business days of the show, but expanded by several times on the weekend. 

This new section is a step in the right direction for Tokyo Game Show.

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11:00 AM on 09.24.2013

Tokyo Game Show 2013 breaks attendance records again

They did a nice job of spacing it out this year (adding a new hall for indie, cosplay and other sections) so I didn't realize that TGS 2013 broke attendance records until now. CESA and Nikkei say that the four-day attendance ...

Dale North



Getting up to speed with Strider photo
Getting up to speed with Strider
by Dale North

Strider was…well, it wasn't a big deal at Tokyo Game Show 2013. It could be found at a couple of places on the show floor, but you had to look for it. But I didn't need any fanfare or huge signage to want to try it out. I mean, who doesn't like Strider? Or at least the idea of Strider.

The franchise games and their spiritual successors have been all over the map (though I really dug Moon Diver). This one, while still a side-scrolling slasher, also comes from a different area of the map. Double Helix's Strider moves like a ninja, but he moves and fights even faster than the fastest ninja ever dreamed. Shinobi would look like a turtle in comparison.

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9:15 PM on 09.22.2013

Vita gets Monster Hunter: Frontier G next year

Capcom is so dandy when it comes to giving fans what they ask for. And by dandy, I mean it's some kind of videogame developer Wishmaster giddily slapping its fans across their faces with its slimy tendril dreadlocks and iron...

Steven Hansen



Xbox One interface is clean, uncluttered photo
Xbox One interface is clean, uncluttered
by Dale North

Did you use the Xbox? Remember that interface? Are you laughing? It was pretty bad, as was the first Xbox 360 one. Blades gave way to a mess of boxes, bringing us to the point we're at now. I'm sure you'll agree we're not at a good place now when it comes to Xbox 360's UI. 

From what I've seen of the Xbox One interface, it seems that Microsoft has been listening to our gripes. I'd almost call the new one elegant. It's certainly clean and well-thought-out, and not unlike something you'd see on a mobile device.

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9:30 AM on 09.22.2013

Gallery: Tokyo Game Show 2013 public day

Here's a collection of photos from this weekend's super packed Tokyo Game Show public days. In our gallery you'll see the droves of sweaty human bodies lined up to play the latest games.  The most popular games were for ...

Dale North