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  • Blog Post: 3DS Expansion Slide Pad To Migrate West?

    Last month , Nintendo announced the 3DS’s funky second analog expander – called the 3DS Expansion Slide Pad – would release in Japan in December. Looks like it’s also coming to the States. No specific U.S. release has been given for the device – and Nintendo hasn't made... More
  • Blog Post: TGS 2011 Breaks Attendance Record, Returning Next Year

    It’s undeniable that the impact of the annual Tokyo Game Show is diminishing from year to year. Despite a lack of solid new content relevant to gamers across the globe, TGS 2011 enjoyed its highest attendance ever this year. 222,668 people shouldered their way towards controllers and booth babes... More
  • Blog Post: Inafune's Next Console Game Was Almost Shown At Tokyo Game Show

    Ever since beloved designer Keiji Inafune left Capcom almost a year ago , gamers have been eager to see his next console project. As it turns out, we almost found out at Tokyo Game Show...and will hopefully be hearing something soon. Joystiq spoke to Inafune last week at TGS, and he revealed that his... More
  • Blog Post: Tokyo Game Show 2011 Report: Big Booths, Small Impact

    I’m sitting at the airport in Japan right now with Tim Turi, waiting for our flight back to Minnesota. With the Tokyo Game Show behind us, we’re left with little in the way of blockbuster announcements or new hands-on experiences with upcoming titles. Even with this being my first time at... More
  • Blog Post: Hands On With Throw The Rice Ball Over The Mountain As Fast As You Can

    At the Tokyo Game Show 2011 there were plenty of booths advertising game development schools in Tokyo. Dan and I decided to check out a few of these quirky class projects, and I’m happy that we did. My time with Throw The Rice Ball Over the Mountain As Fast As You Can was far and away the most... More
  • Blog Post: Sights Of Tokyo Game Show 2011: Day Three

    It's the third day of Tokyo Game Show 2011, and the floodgates have been open to the public. After wading my way through the insanely crowded subway stations and fighting my way through the crowd, I managed to grab some shots of the much busier show floor. [Above] The entry to the first public day... More
  • Blog Post: Level-5 And Studio Ghibli RPG Coming To North America

    Ni no Kuni, the role-playing collaboration between game developer Level-5 and renowned animation house Studio Ghibli, will be coming to PlayStation 3 in North America in early 2012. The announcement came during a Sony press event at TGS, where Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino revealed that a localized version... More
  • Blog Post: BrainKiss For iPad Just Gave Me The Most Awkward 15 Seconds Of My Life

    Among the big-budget booths and high-profile titles at Tokyo Game Show, there are also dozens of smaller-profile displays dedicated to technology companies hoping to draw attention. BrainKiss occupies one of those displays, and features an in-development iPad app. I passed by their booth several times... More
  • Blog Post: Sights Of Tokyo Game Show 2011: Day Two

    There's a lot of interesting sights to see at the Tokyo Game Show this year. The second day of the show packs just as many interesting scenes of the first, so take the time to share Game Informer's perspective of the convention. [Above] Eager Final Fantasy fans take a crack at the latest demo... More
  • Blog Post: Plan On Buying The Second Circle Pad For 3DS? Better Break Out Your Cargo Shorts

    While Nintendo's presence at TGS was mostly relegated to their pre-show press conference, some signs of the company are on the show floor via third-party booths. Capcom's booth features several models with display 3DS units equipped with the circle pad add-on. Curious as to how it felt in the... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Planning Android-Based PlayStation Suite Titles For 2012

    At Tokyo Game Show, Sony announced some new details for its PlayStation Suite program that will help developers create content for PlayStation-certified devices. Software development kits are expected to go out to developers in November, with games coming in the spring of 2012 through the PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: [Update]: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Lands U.S. Release Date, Japanese Special Edition PS3

    [Update]: A U.S. release date for Final Fantasy XIII-2 has been uncovered; the game will hit these shores on January 31. [Original Story]: If my PlayStation 3 broke down as much as my Xbox 360, I might consider getting the newly announced Final Final XIII-2 PlayStation 3. As of now, this beautiful collector's... More
  • Blog Post: A First Look At Little King's Story For Vita

    We learned last month that the under-appreciated Wii strategy RPG Little King's Story will be getting a sequel on the PlayStation Vita. Now the first trailer for this title has appeared. The debut trailer gives a good look at the Vita game's modified art style as well as how you'll be able... More
  • Blog Post: Sights Of Tokyo Game Show 2011: Day One

    We're in Japan for the annual Tokyo Game Show convention, and we have our cameras handy. Check out our gallery of pics from the floor that we'll be updating throughout the show. Sony has one of the larger spots on the show floor, with much of it dedicated to Vita. Japan loves them some Monster... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Shows Off Vita's Impressive Remote Play With Killzone 3

    Today during a presentation at the Tokyo Game Show 2011 in Japan, Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida demonstrated the PlayStation Vita’s remarkable ability to remotely play PlayStation 3 games. Mr. Yoshida then proceeded to get his butt kicked by the Helghast in front of a bunch of people. The PS Vita’s... More
  • Blog Post: Namco Details Tekken Plans At TGS

    Namco revealed plans for the Tekken series at the Tokyo Game Show, and it seems that the series will be seeing a flurry of releases. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 hit Japanese arcades this week, and we’ll be seeing the release of Tekken Hybrid, Tekken X Street Fighter, and Tekken 3D Prime Edition in... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Teases New Vita Title: Army Corps Of Hell

    Square Enix unveiled a new PS Vita title during Sony's press conference at TGS yesterday, which looks like a strange departure from the company's recent track record. The game is tentatively titled Jigoku no Gundan: Army Corps of Hell, and is in development at Japanese studio Entersphere. The... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Reveals New Colors For PSP and PS3

    Today at Sony's pre-TGS 2011 presser, the company revealed some upcoming palette swaps for its core hardware. The fresh set of colors comes shortly after the price of the PSP was dropped to $99 [Update: for a wifi-free version only in Europe], and the PS3 to $249. The PSP can be seen in the media... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Pegs Vita Battery Life At Three To Five Hours

    Given the relative power of the PlayStation Vita compared to other handheld gaming devices, one of the biggest questions about the system has been its battery life. Now we have an official estimate. Sony has revealed that the Vita will run for between three and five hours on a single charge while playing... More
  • Blog Post: See The PlayStation Vita From Every Angle

    Today at Sony's pre-TGS 2011 press conference in Roppongi, Japan, the attending audience was treated to another close look at the PlayStation Vita. Now you can join in by gazing at this cornucopia of images showing off the becoming handheld. If at first you believe there are duplicate images in the... More
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