Level-5 rented a big space at this year's Tokyo Game Show, but then got cold feet and missed the biggest TGS ever. Doh.
During this year's Tokyo Game Show, Japanese website Inside Games thought it would be a good idea to film this year's booth companions. Maybe it was.
Level-5's Ni No Kuni was easily my "game of the show" for 2011's Tokyo Game Show. It's the first game I ran to on opening day, and it's the only game I went and played twice.
The signs were there for Sony. This year's Tokyo Game Show was shaping up as the biggest ever, and its new Vita handheld would be many people's main attraction.
The Tokyo Game Show is wrapped, and for the most part so is our coverage. And what a lot of stories, pictures, hands-ons and videos there were.
This booth was one of the biggest booths at the Tokyo Game Show. It took up one tenth of the entire show floor. It wasn't Sony's. It wasn't Square Enix's. It wasn't Capcom's. The booth belonged to Gree. So what the hell is Gree?
With Dynast Warriors Next, hack-and-slash series Dynastt Warriors is coming to the PS Vita. The game uses traditional button based combat and touch screen controls.
The press room on the last day of the Tokyo Game Show was dead. I spent the afternoon in there, finishing up some stories and just when I was leaving, I spotted a slick Mercedes Benz. I stopped, pulled out my camera and got ready to snap off a quick photo to send to my car crazy son.
Since you weren't at the Tokyo Game Show, you would have missed Capcom's lineup of stage presentations, held as part of the company's enormous (and awesome) booth.
Direct from this weekend's Tokyo Game Show, the bullet-time heavy, completely gameplay-free trailer for Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3.
The Tokyo Game Show smashed all (TGS) records again this year, bringing a whopping 222,600 people to the massive convention center to play games, dress up and check out the PS Vita.
The 2011 Tokyo Game Show wasn't even supposed to happen this year. During the spring, as the country was starting to put itself back together after the earthquake, the show looked like it was a no-go.
Sumioni, aka "Ink Demon", is a stunner. Looks can be deceiving, and looks aren't everything. Thankfully, Sumioni's beauty is more than skin deep.
At the Arc System Works booth, Tokyo Game Show attendees could do more than watch players duke it out in Persona 4 The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena. They could also watch Ushijima Ii Niku (aka Ushijima "Good Meat"), one of the country's most famous cosplayers, duke it out with cameras.
Soaking up the adoration of the masses at a Tokyo Game Show stage presentation over the weekend, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima dished out some release information regarding two of his company's upcoming remakes.
Monster Hunter is now synonymous with the PSP. Back in late 2004 and early 2005, that wasn't the case. Monster Hunter was a PS2 game, and Sony was still convinced that the PSP was its new Walkman.
Sumioni is one of the most striking and arresting games I've seen in a long, long time.
Tucked away in a deserted corner of the Tokyo Game Show was this enormous timeline, charting the history of both video game hardware and of TGS.
A big problem with PSP games like the Grand Theft Auto titles was the fact the old handheld only had one thumbstick. Now that the Vita has two, and can play old PSP games, Sony is looking at a backwards fix for that.