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Team Ninja pulled an Apple-style "one more thing" at its pre-TGS party, announcing Dead or Alive 5 at the last minute and showing an early trailer. At that event, studio head Yosuke Hayashi called DOA 5 a "fighting entertainment" game, something distinct from other fighting games. Later, in an...

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DLC is the new black, you know? During the recently concluded Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix producer Yoshinori Kitase announced a fair amount of DLC for this winter's sequel to a sequel: Final Fantasy XIII-2. Now, DLC is par for the course for a lot of western RPGs, thanks in no small part to t...

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Inside Tokyo's electronics district, Akihabara, you'll find Super Potato. In short, Super Potato is a retro gamer's paradise, especially for those with fond memories of Japanese titles. The multi-level store is packed with nearly every older title and system under the sun. Famicom, Super Famic...

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This year marks my first year at the Tokyo Game Show. It also marks the first time I've ever been to Japan. I've heard stories about how different it is, of course, and I've seen Lost in Translation more than once. So, before I arrived in Tokyo, I had considered the possibility that there might b...

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Phantasy Star Online hit some kind of magical sweet spot back in 2000. Though its spinoffs and followups kept much of the formula from that release, there was always something that felt off about them, and prevented some fans (like me) from getting fully into them. It turns out that maybe thos...

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Many years ago, before Harmonix was the dev house that birthed Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and Dance Central, the company created EyeToy: AntiGrav -- a motion-controlled game for Sony's PlayStation 2 "EyeToy" camera peripheral. Despite strong sales, that was the last time that the Massachusetts-based...

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Tokyo Game Show isn't all fun and games -- some of this stuff is serious business. The following screens, for example, are very serious, and nothing at all like the pictures of happy Sackboys we showed you earlier. The galleries below are the exact opposite of happy Sackboys: They're angry sieve-...

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Today, after finishing up our last appointment at TGS, we wandered over to an annex of the convention center and found ... a secret second convention! The JAMMA Amusement Machine Show is usually held sometime near TGS, but this year was held concurrently, and thus we were able to just pop in ther...

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The guys are still at TGS and they are having the true Japan experience. Richard experienced a virtual pregnancy and will be on Japanese TV. A trip to Japan doesn't get much more Japanese than that. This one is slathered with Japanese flavor. Tune in for stories of soda with chunks in it, ...

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Konami announced a new Suikoden installment coming to PSP, Genso Suikoden: Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki, at Tokyo Game Show today. The new title has a website, trailer and Twitter account, one of which you can watch right here. You could watch the other two if you really wanted to, but we d...

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