The Tokyo Game Show rolled on today. There were boats, booth companions, news and gamplay. There was even a fake fight. And all of that before the Tokyo Game Show opens its doors to the masses over the weekend.
Here's a complete round up of Brian Ashcraft and Luke Plunkett's coverage from Day 2:
Final Fantasy XIII, for all its money and marketing, rang hollow with many gamers (even serious fans of the franchise), standing accused of being everything from linear to, well, just boring.
Playing Final Fantasy XIII for around ten minutes at TGS this morning, all I could think of was how much... More »
If you thought Dragon's Dogma looked like Capcom trying to make its own Dragon Age, you are correct. And from what I saw of the game yesterday (and given people's reaction to Dragon Age II), that may be a very good thing.
This is partly due to the game's imagery, of course. More »
Sega's booth is busier and better this year than it has been in years. Part of that is because there's a Yakuzapalooza going down, with the franchise's PSP sequel drawing crowds, but it's also because this year Electronic Arts doesn't have a booth of its own.
So it shacked up with Sega, adding the... More »
They help you with games. They pass out fliers. They smile. They are booth companions-not "booth babes". And Tokyo Game Show is crawling with them. More »
I got the chance to sit down with Dead or Alive creator and former Team Ninja boss Tomonobu Itagaki yesterday, ostensibly to talk about his studio's upcoming action game Devil's Third.
Since that game made a late pullout from the Tokyo Game Show, however, there wasn't much to talk about. More »
Some come to Tokyo in September to play games. More come to buy crap associated with them, though, as some of the most popular stalls at TGS aren't the ones with demo units, but stacks of t-shirts, action figures and art books.
In the gallery above you'll find the best of the gear available at this... More »
The Tokyo Game Show isn't all about games. It's also about kicking people in the stomach.
This booth is showing off fighting, protective gear, and helmets that light up. More »
Spotted at the Tokyo Game Show, a trio was practicing their dance moves with an audience of the unblinking eye of a camcorder to check their moves later. More »
As you've seen already with the coloured Vitas, Sony has a range of fancy gear on show at the back wall of its Tokyo Game Show booth. Like the newly-announced FFXIII-2 PlayStation 3 console, its sibling, the Ni No Kuni PS3 and the entire range of DualShock 3s.
If you didn't love the Ni No Kuni... More »
I got to play Metal Gear Solid 2 this morning at Konami's Tokyo Game Show booth, the game part of the company's HD collection of the older titles in the series.
Having not played it since it was first released, I was curious to see how things had changed and/or been improved for this latest... More »
Just in case you didn't believe me that upcoming RPG Ni No Kuni looks shit hot, here's a ton of gameplay footage shot from the floor of this year's Tokyo Game Show.
Seeing as I was within arm's reach of three demo kiosks, you'll find pretty much all the content available in this build of the game,... More »
Speaking at a Tokyo Game Show event earlier today, Level-5 Akihiro Hino boss made a lot of people reading this website very happy, announcing that the PS3 version of gorgeous RPG Ni No Kuni would be getting a North American release.
It's due out in early 2012, and while no mention was made of a... More »
Not content with throwing some Kinect support into Forza 4, Microsoft is also releasing a wireless, motion-controlled racing wheel for the game. It didn't sound too promising when it was first announced. More »
For years, Monster Hunter has primarily been a PlayStation Portable game. With Monster Hunter 3G for the Nintendo 3DS, that's going to change.
Monster Hunter started out as a PlayStation 2 title and then made its way to the Wii. More »
I don't think there's another game on the showroom floor of this year's TGS (aside from maybe Monster Hunter) that so shows up the conflict between good and evil in the design of the Nintendo 3DS as Metal Gear Solid: More »
AR is the Nintendo 3DS's holy shit moment. Ditto for the PS Vita. Sony is offering a new spin on AR with markerless AR play.
It's impressive to see in action, and certainly something to show the friends if you want to wow them with your new hardware. More »
Frantic, futuristic racing. That's right, WipeOut 2048 is one of the launch titles coming to the PlayStation Vita.
It's shaping up nicely. Here, game designer Graeme Ankers walks us through, providing a look at what you can expect. More »
It is an AR card. It's made by Sony. It's for the PS Vita. And it's not the final design.
Sony showed off the AR features tonight at an event in Tokyo Bay. More »
Day one of the Tokyo Game Show is done and dusted. Our day, however, wasn't finished.
Sony invited a group of the gaming press onto a boat to eat traditional Japanese food and demo PS Vita games. More »
Katamari Damacy is just a working title but, frankly, it's as good as any for the version of the game soon to arrive on PlayStation Vita. Namco Bandai announced today that the venerable roll-em-up will get a Vita release on an unspecified date, and will take advantage of the new handheld's... More »
Welcome Pack is an on board PS Vita feature that acquaints players with the PS Vita.
There are a couple mini-games, such as one in which players try to touch bubbles with numbers in order as they pop up on the screen. More »