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Hands-on with Sony's lighter, slimmer PlayStation Vita

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...

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La-Mulana 2 footage unearthed from the depths of TGS 2013

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...

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Deep Down is free-to-play, open beta near PS4 launch in Japan

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...

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NIS President Niikawa considering more anime in games, more games as anime

Nippon Ichi Software President Sohei Niikawa told Joystiq his company may try to introduce more anime cut scenes to games like Disgaea, and spoke about the reverse possibility of a new Disgaea anime. Talking with us at the Tokyo Game Show, Niikawa said he's been able to build closer contacts within...

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La-Mulana 2 announced for PC

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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Scratching the surface of Deep Down

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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Seen@TGS 2013: Pechan is the adorablest TGS indie game

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,...

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Miku, meat and merch: Tokyo Game Show 2013 shopping area extravaganza

The Tokyo Game Show's shopping area is a dangerous place. It's full of adorable, super awesome merchandise from the likes of Sega, Capcom and Namco Bandai – which is good – but the majority of that stuff is way expensive, which is bad. What's worse, the swag-lust induced by simply...

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Seen@TGS 2013: Me watching this dude watching me

I'm not sure why gaming tech company Steelseries had this guy dressed as he was, unless it was to get my attention out of sheer confusion, in which case, job done....

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Another Final Fantasy performance with Theatrhythm's 'Curtain Call'

Sometimes it's good to know things are as they were. The feeling summarized my brief experience with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, a new version of the 3DS rhythm game that draws memorable music from Square's biggest role-playing games. The Tokyo Game Show demo played host to 20 of...

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