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Mobile gaming!

The cell phone in this year's Tokyo Game Show promo art seems very intentional


Mobile gaming!
May 21
The Tokyo Game Show has revealed this year's promo art meant to go with the theme of "playing games with more freedom," hence the high flying hover board and, presumably, Puzzle & Dragons stuffed mobile phone. And whateve... read
Godzilla photo
Godzilla

This is the Godzilla trailer I've been waiting for


Releasing in Japan on December 18 for PS3
Sep 26
It may not be technically impressive, but like Brittany, like Elliot, I say that's okay -- it's Godzilla! Frankly, I'm just happy to see this project exist even if, for now, Bandai Namco is bringing it to Japan only. This tr... read
Vane photo
Vane

Vane looks like it belongs next to ICO and Shadow of the Colossus


I'm glad this exists
Sep 25
Hearing that Friend & Foe was made up of some former The Last Guardian developers got me to take a look at Vane, but I stayed for the .gifs and never wanted to leave -- they're mesmerizing! Here's some Tokyo Game Show f... read
MGS V photo
MGS V

The ghost from P.T. is in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain


She's a decoy!
Sep 23
In Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, players will be able to use Lisa, the apparition from P.T., as a decoy. It's times like these that remind me why I adore videogames. The little touches, y'know? The weirder, the bette... read
Bloodborne photo
Bloodborne

Only 20 people beat the Bloodborne demo at PAX


40 at Tokyo Game Show
Sep 23
Leading into Tokyo Game Show, Bloodborne producer Masaaki Yamagiwa issued a challenge of sorts to players hoping to best the demo. He and Sony marketing manager Yasuhiro Kitao have since shared the results, as reported by Dua... read
GE2: Rage Burst preview photo
New monsters, characters, and weapons oh my!
I put a sizable chunk of time into the original God Eater 2 on the Vita late last year. It was a solid entry in the long line of recent hunting action games, but certainly not without its fair share of issues. It suffered fro... read feature

MGSV photo
MGSV

Adopt a wolf cub in Metal Gear Solid V and he'll grow up to be badass


This wolf has an eyepatch. Seriously
Sep 19
I was blown away by the extended Metal Gear Solid V gameplay demo from TGS. I knew the game would be huge and comprehensive, but it just keeps surprising me with how much content there seems to be. And we've only seen the tip... read
IGA photo
IGA

Castlevania's Koji Igarashi has put his 'dream game' on hold


Disappointing, to say the least
Sep 19
As a huge fan of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, it was exciting to hear that long-time series producer Koji Igarashi had left Konami to make the kind of games he wanted to make -- "the same kind I think fans of my past g... read
Tales of Zestiria preview photo
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

Project Morpheus at TGS photo
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

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate photo
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 photo
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 photo
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
Godzilla preview photo
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

TGS booth babes photo
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 photo
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 photo
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 photo
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
Final Fantasy Explorers photo
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

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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 photo
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
Final Fantasy XV photo
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

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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
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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






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