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Visiting the arcades of the otaku hub Akihabara, it struck me that beyond the many fighters, rhythm games, and prize collection machines lining their halls, I was seeing a pattern repeat itself. Tucked away in each one were several Puyo Puyo variants, and right by them the Tetris machines. Seeing...

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Here's one last wrap-uppery morsel of video content from this year's Tokyo Game Show, content that's comprised the weird and the wonderful in truly equal measure. My personal highlight was the time we spent in the Sony booth, checking out the likes of Deep Down and The Playroom on PS4, as well...

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It was tucked in a corner of the Tokyo Game Show, but the expo's first-ever dedicated Indie Game Area was abuzz with attention and, most importantly, great-looking games. The inaugural IGA featured 40 different exhibitors across the four days, including both Japan-based teams and devs from as far...

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Tokyo Game Show attracted 270,197 attendees this year, breaking its own record again – 2012 hit 223,753 people, while 2011 had 222,668 and 2010 had 207,647. TGS ran from September 19 - 22, and this year, both of its public days brought in more than 100,000 visitors each, another record number...

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Dark Souls 2 uses the Havok Physics engine, like Demon's Souls and Dark Souls 1 did before it. A Namco Bandai representative confirmed to Joystiq Dark Souls 2 features the much-used engine, the news coming as game director Yui Tanimura said he'd focus on next-gen physics were he to make another Dar...

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Crimson Dragon is one of the most Metal-sounding names for a video game ever, so you might be surprised to learn it's actually about humans who find themselves coping with living on a strange new planet. A planet which is full of dragons. We'll just let this Tokyo Game Show trailer tell the st...

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Right now, the Vita TV has only been announced for Japan, China and South Korea, and that's a damn shame, at least for those of us over in the west. I was able to test out the little box's two main functions (big-screen Vita games and PS4 Remote Play) during last week's Tokyo Game Show kerfuffle,...

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Sony's recently announced remodel of the PlayStation Vita (the PCH-2000) was both on-hand and in-hand during this week's Tokyo Game Show proceedings, and after having spent some time with the device we can directly confirm that yes, this new unit is indeed a slimmer, lighter Vita. We didn't no...

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La-Mulana 2 has only officially existed for a day and won't be available on PC until next year at the earliest, but enough of it was assembled for Nigoro's Takumi Naramura to walk us through a quick demonstration (via interpreter) at TGS 2013. We shoved microphones in the faces of everyone inv...

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Capcom announced Deep Down will be free-to-play on PS4 during a Tokyo Game Show presentation today. As relayed by Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, an open beta is targeted for close to the console's launch in Japan, due February 22, 2014. Both Sony and Capcom have noted increased inte...

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La-Mulana 2 will send a new hero into unfamiliar, two-dimensional depths, Joystiq learned during yesterday's Tokyo Game Show festivities. Production is aiming for a 2014 release on PC, though whether the game will repeat the original's appearance on Steam has yet to be confirmed. The game stars ...

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The irony of our first playtime with Deep Down is that I didn't get to go all that deep. The RPG's Tokyo Game Show demo ran through a very short dungeon that took me about 10 minutes to negotiate. The dungeon was randomly generated, as evidenced not only by seeing others take on rooms and enemies...

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The TGS indie booth had plenty of interesting, fun games, but when it comes to adorabilishocity, there was none better than Team Martini's Pechan, coming to the iPad. Tilting the device sent Pechan, the pink hero, left or right across the ground. The idea was to slide him towards a juicer, pushi...

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