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Tokyo Game Show 2015 games of the (tokyo game) show

Like a kidney stone through the urethra of my life, another Tokyo Game Show has passed. We saw some great things in Japan: katsudon, vape stores, attempted park fights, coming at the king, and video games. Some of those video games -- the b...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 stuff
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Persona 5: New character, multiple villains & in-game social media

Welp, we got the trailer and the into-2016-delay for Persona 5 out of Tokyo Game Show 2015. Not unexpected. There are some more details and a good look at new characters in the latest Famitsu. Most of the gallery below is stuff visible in ...   read

 
 
Japanese arcades photo
Japanese arcades

Japanese arcades aren't just fun, they're museums

In the US, arcades are mostly a relic. On the east coast where I grew up, other than the overpriced Dave & Buster's (and perhaps DisneyQuest, which is being closed down after 18 years in 2016), it's really tough to find an arcade. ...   read

 
 
Pokken Tournament photo
Pokken Tournament

Pokken Tournament is a fun, deep little brawler

I'm still out here in Japan to cover TGS, and even though this is just my first time in the country, I'm already itching to come back. You only need to walk a few blocks to see video game and anime references everywhere, as Tokyo is constan...   read

 
 
Disney Magical World 2 photo
Disney Magical World 2

Disney Magical World 2 is pushing the Frozen property pretty hard

So, Frozen. I must be one of the only people on the planet who doesn't like it. I mean, I love Elsa -- it's about time Idina Menzel and her amazing voice got the respect she deserves -- but the rest, including most of the songs, just d...   read

 
 
Monster Hunter Spirits photo
Monster Hunter Spirits

Monster Hunter Spirits is housed in a really cool arcade cabinet

One of the biggest reasons for wanting to visit Japan as a kid was the prospect of setting foot into a Japanese arcade. The flashing lights, the sounds emanating throughout the street, the cavalcade of new games fresh on the scene -- it sou...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy Type-0
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Final Fantasy Agito reborn as Type-0 Online

After recently announcing plans to abandon Final Fantasy Agito, Square Enix has unveiled its successor, Final Fantasy Type-0 Online, which the publisher is branding as an "evolution." In development at Chinese MMO house Perfect World, ...   read

 
 
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Persona 5's opening theme is sooo good

In case you haven't heard, Persona 5 has been delayed until summer, giving us all plenty of time to do other things -- like watching this video featuring footage of the RPG's opening cinematic and its theme tune, a lovely jazz number compos...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil Zero

If you enjoyed Resident Evil HD, you'll probably like the Zero remake

Resident Evil HD was pretty freaking great. Finally, Capcom stopped fumbling around with the franchise (I liked some parts of 6 well enough, but could have done without it), and went back to its roots. It's a polarizing choice for...   read

 
 
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PSO 2

After playing the PS4 version, PSO 2 needs to come out right now overseas

It's no secret that I've been pining for a western release for Phantasy Star Online 2 for quite a while now. I'm hesistant to install the international version of the game, mostly because all of my friends are waiting on true localization o...   read

 
 


Phoenix Wright 6 photo
Phoenix Wright 6

Phoenix Wright 6's setting marks the biggest departure for the core series

I'm pretty happy that Phoenix Wright has permeated throughout the gaming industry. He has a full-on combat appearance in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, his own live-action film, a crossover with Professor Layton, and now, as a summon in Project X Zon...   read

 
 
Tokyo Game Show hands-on photo
Tokyo Game Show hands-on
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I got a cute ass shiba plush: Is this Candy Crush?

Candy Crush is like, bad, right? I mean, I'll still suggest to my mother that she should read a book instead of wasting time on that crap (talk about some role reversal), but it's difficult to dislike the game with any intensity. It would ...   read

 
 
Criminal Girls hands-on photo
Criminal Girls hands-on
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I played Criminal Girls 2 and wasn't sexually aroused at all

While Japan is exoticized elsewhere as a land of weird sex stuff, Criminal Girls 2 doesn't feel that foreign, given that the original game got a western release. And it's probably the perviest game I came across (not literally, hence the ti...   read

 
 
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I waited an hour and a half to play Gravity Rush PS4

I was surprised at Tokyo Game Show. It wasn't that there were melon-breasted anime women making out with each other in a trailer casually playing all about Sony's booth. It was that the line for Gravity Rush (Gravity Daze here in glorious N...   read

 
 
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New Resident Evil is a fast-crawling, alright third-person shooter

Next year is the 20th anniversary of Resident Evil (Biohazard here in glorious Nippon) and the only Resident Evil game dated for 2016 at the moment is the newly announced Biohazard: Umbrella Corps. It is an online, competitive third-person ...   read

 
 
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Tokyo Game Show hands-on
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First hands-on with Metal Gear Online had us going back for more

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...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter

Rashid is easily one of my favorite new Street Fighter characters

Street Fighter V has been pretty well received by the fighting game community, and it's not even slated to come out until early 2016. I enjoyed my time with the beta, and now, I got my hands on the latest build here at TGS, which inclu...   read

 
 
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Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir
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Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is like a whole new game

Odin Sphere was one of the first games I played with my wife, and we had a perfect system. She would play a lot of the core areas during the day, and at night, I would plant seeds, gather food, and level up while she took a nap -- after wak...   read

 
 
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Arslan
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Arslan: The Warriors of Legend feels like an old-school Warriors game

Current anime games are insane to me. This generation has basically made it possible to play an animated TV series, with a stable framerate to boot. Games like One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 on the PS4 run as smooth as silk, and manage t...   read

 
 
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Tokyo Game Show
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Metal Gear Online TGS footage breaks down modes, characters, classes

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. "Teams win if...   read

 
 
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Exist Archive preview
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Exist Archive looks great, but it has a lot to prove

When Spike Chunsoft and tri-Ace announced Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky, I was supremely impressed with the visual style. As it turns out it looks even better in person, as I witnessed during my hands-on time with the TGS build. ...   read

 
 
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Ghost in the Shell shooter adds words to its title ahead of western release

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 date, though th...   read

 
 
TGS Gallery photo
TGS Gallery

Tokyo Game Show day one: 69 photos from the show floor

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 healthy: enough dem...   read

 
 
Street Fighter V photo
Street Fighter V
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Karin confirmed for Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V is looking more and more alpha every week, as I noted in my recent preview for Rashid. Capcom has just announced that Karin will be joining the cast, a character that fans have been wanting to return for quite a while after...   read

 
 
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Bloodborne
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My time with Bloodborne: The Old Hunters felt far too familiar

When Bloodborne: The Old Hunters was announced, I was ecstatic to get back into the world of Yharnam again. After all, I beat Bloodborne three times after just one week with it, and thoroughly enjoyed the more action-oriented game...   read

 
 
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