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Take a tour of Sony's booth at TGS 2012

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....

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Cooperative reality: Hands-on with Box! Open Me for PS Vita

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...

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Strapping on Sony's HMZ-T2 Personal 3D Viewer

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....

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Getting some wet work done in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

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...

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Tokyo Game Show breaks attendance records again

The Tokyo Game Show continues to attract increasing numbers of attendees, breaking attendance records every year. This year is no exception: 223,753 people attended TGS 2012, up from 222,668 in 2011 and 207,647 in 2010. Oddly, attendance on the first public day, Saturday, was way up (94,989 people...

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Slicing into Metal Gear Rising with Platinum's Kenji Saito and Kojima Productions' Yuji Korekado

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance had a huge presence at the Tokyo Game Show this year, and we made it a point to snag a few minutes with the game's team. In the interview above, we chat with Rising's director at Platinum Games, Kenji Saito, and producer at Kojima Productions, Yuji Korekado. In the...

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SCEJ president Hiroshi Kawano on the Vita, social games and the power of Hatsune Miku

At the Tokyo Game Show this year, we stopped to chat with Hiroshi Kawano, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, about his company's future. In part one (above), we ask about how Sony plans to push the PlayStation Vita, which was a big focus of the company's press conference this year...

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Macross 30 coming from Namco Bandai

During the Tokyo Game Show Namco Bandai announced a new game in the Macross series called Macross 30. The game will launch some time in 2013. The lone detail known about the game is that its theme song will be sung by Haruka Chisuga, the winner of the 2012 "Miss Macross 30" competition. Had we been...

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition features Nintendo-themed 'Mushroom Battle' mode

During a private pre-Tokyo Game Show event held at Namco Bandai's massive headquarters in the Shinagawa ward of Tokyo, we had a chance to experience a guided tour of the special (and fittingly bizarre) exclusive features coming to Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition. Though there are some...

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Heard@ Tokyo Game Show 2012: Harada and Ono can never work together due to 'animal turds'

The friendly rivalry between Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada and former Street Fighter mastermind Yoshinori Ono is a long and storied one, though we've always suspected that, were their powers to ever truly combine, the fighting world would never be the same. As it turns out, it'd likely be...

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