Three days before a One Piece exhibit was to open in Seoul, South Korea, the event was suddenly cancelled.
Japanese comic and animation One Piece is immensely popular in Taiwan. In fact, it's so popular that the first ever One Piece exhibition outside of Japan saw over 100,000 guests within its first week.
The Taipei Game Show, that "other" TGS, is like every other video game show out there. Lots of pretty people, lots of gamers, and games games games galore. However, this year's Taipei Game Show has something not so normal: within the depths of the game show convention is a recruitment base for Taiwan's military.
For the last 11 years, the yearly China Digital Entertainment Expo has been "entertaining" China and the world's gamers. Commonly known as China Joy, the show is usually known more for its booth companions—in fact, this year's China Joy was more about the gamers and geeks taking photos of young women.
Last Thursday, the annual China New Generation Cyber Game Industries Expo was held in Beijing. The expo was meant to show off the latest in China's ever expanding online gaming industry. The only problem was...the event didn't happen.
GameStop is holding a consumer-facing exposition, "EXPO," in San Antonio, Texas, on August 29. EXPO, open to the public, is an addition to GameStop's annual employee-only conference. A number of large publishers plan to attend and demo upcoming games. [GameStop]
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