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I'm still not clear what the actual name of the character I selected during my demo of Kenji Inafune's upcoming Vita game Soul Sacrifice was, nor was I able to grasp the more delicate workings of some of its deeper mechanics because the Tokyo Game Show demo I experienced was (surprise!) completely...

October 2nd 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Phantasy Star Online 2's Vita version will also be free-to-play when it comes to Japan next spring. The PSO2 team revealed this information during a presentation at Tokyo Game Show, translated by the Phantasy Star Fan Blog. Vita players will be able to play with users of the PC version, but only ce...

September 26th 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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During the Tokyo Game Show this year, we asked some of Japan's biggest game industry figures what they felt is the most important game to them (outside of games they've actually created). For Keiji Inafune, creator of the Mega Man series and the brainnnnnz behind the upcoming zombie action game, Ya...

September 26th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Back in early 2001, my last year of high school was laced with an addiction: I just couldn't stop playing Phantasy Star Online. I know, it's not exactly the sort of thing worthy of an after-school special or a heart-warming episode of Blossom. Still, I churned away many, many hours with friends &nd...

September 25th 2012 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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We can't tell you how much of a relief this trailer is. Finally, someone in Hollywood has the vision to make a Resident Evil movie that actually resembles the video games, and it looks to be an action-packed gore fest to rival Liam Neeson's latest – wait, what? This is a trailer for Resident...

September 25th 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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After another wonderful, humid week in Japan, it's time for Joystiq to say goodbye to the 2012 Tokyo Game Show. You might see a few more articles trickling out this week, but for now we present you with one last video, a quick look back at the sensory overload that is TGS.If you haven't already, be...

September 25th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Sony had a big presence at the Tokyo Game Show this year, as evidenced by its hefty booth. Join us on a video tour of the booth, including looks at some of the company's new goodies, including the even slimmer PS3, red and blue Vitas and the HMZ Personal 3D Viewer.

September 24th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Augmented reality games are nothing new. Over the past several years, we've seen them pop up on virtually every platform, from the Xbox and PS3 to Vita and 3DS to mobile phones. Box! Open Me for the PlayStation Vita is a little different, however, in that it challenges players to work together to s...

September 24th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Sony's HMZ-T2 Personal 3D Viewer certainly gives off a good first impression. The device looks sleek, like something out of the future, the sort of streamlined future that movies have been promising us since Metropolis. Actually strapping the thing to your head is a slightly different experience.Th...

September 24th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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The thirty minutes or so of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance that I played at the Tokyo Game Show were entirely in Japanese. I had no idea what was going on in the story (not that I ever really know what's going on in a Metal Gear game anyway), and the purpose of my mission was never clear.With the n...

September 24th 2012 at 12:35pm 0 Comments