Today, the cosplayers came out in full force at the Tokyo Game Show. There weren't just female cosplayers. There were dudes, too.
Just because you own a game console, that doesn't mean you play it, right?
Playing Bulletstorm for the first time, I felt less like playing another me-too first-person shooter and more like a Tony Hawk Pro Skater game I used to lose hours in.
Square Enix's next Final Fantasy drenched fighting game, the painfully titled Dissidia 012[duodecim] Final Fantasy, was shown at this year's Tokyo Game Show in both playable and trailer form. Here is the latter.
When indie developer Jake Kazdal told me his studio's game, the still in development Skulls of the Shogun, was heavily inspired by his love of Nintendo's Advance Wars series, I was already on the hook.
Describing Konami's new action-horror shoot 'em up NeverDead is something of a challenge for producer and game designer Shinta Nojiri. It's a game that might require some re-education, due to its rather unique gameplay system.
Last year, Hideo Kojima had a new game to show off at TGS. That game was Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. This year, his name is attached to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. But that's not his game.
Not first party exclusives like Mario, Halo and God of War. Those will live on as long as there are console platform holders. Rather, is the age of big third-party exclusives finished?
Even as the Japanese game industry experiences gloom and doom, this year's Tokyo Game Show saw a whole bunch of people turn out. TGS can still draw a crowd and not just a big one — a record one.
It's not Friday. It's Monday. But let's do Tell Us Dammit. Let's.
In 2005, Sony released the original PlayStation Portable. Five years have passed, and the handheld has seen various iterations, including a digital-download-only version. It's about time for a new PSP.
Capcom isn't the only Japanese game publisher ready, willing and thrilled to sell its licensed wares to Tokyo Game Show attendees. Square Enix always has a commanding presence at TGS, a space loaded with high quality crap for purchase.
On Sunday, Tokyo Game Show comes to a close. It also brings about day two of hot cosplaying action from artists around the globe. And by hot we mean it literally—we've never seen TGS cosplayers perspire like this.
THQ offered us a peek at a playable version of its downloadable Red Faction spin-off, the four-player vehicular combat action game Red Faction: Battlegrounds, at this week's Tokyo Game Show. What did we learn?
At the end of each day, the Tokyo Game Show booth companions line up in front of their respective booth. Then then bow one-by-one as evident here in this Kotaku Japan clip of Sony's booth.
This year's Tokyo Game Show is making a bigger push for cosplay and cosplayers. The changing rooms, which have been typically, in the bowls of the the convention hall have been moved to a nice, air-conditioned area. That's not all.
In Japan, Monster Hunter is huge. It's a cultural phenomenon. The franchise sells millions and millions in Japan. It has a large fan base. Know what that means? Prospective customers!
Daruma doll is a Japanese round figurine that is in the image of the Buddhist monk that founded Zen Buddhism. At this year's Tokyo Game Show, Capcom created an enormous Daruma molded after the Monster Hunter cat "felyne".