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PlayStation Network: ready for launch? [update 2]

Eurogamer's Rob Fahey provides a couple new details on some of the online features of the PlayStation 3. Fahey asks a key question, but unfortunately never gets around to answering it: "Can a company whose online strategy in the last generation was so patchy, and their actual service so weak,...

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Microsoft's Japan-only Blue Dragon bundle [update 1]

If you're wondering why us round-eyes ain't gonna see a price break on the Xbox 360 this holiday, Japan might have something to do with it. See, Microsoft has put together this sweet, Japan-only Blue Dragon bundle that probably ain't gonna do much to enhance the company's bottom line (read: it's...

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TGS: Keeping booths afloat with airborne decoration

Walking along the convention center, we were constantly reminded to look up and gaze at the massive floating ornaments signifying each booth. Square Enix's Chocobo and Slime floats were visible from anywhere on the floor, as were dozens of other air polluters. More pictures after the break....

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TGS: Cranking the Gears of War

Though it wasn't playable on the Tokyo Game Show floor -- not even in the booth with other mature-rated games like Riot Act (Crackdown) and Dead Rising -- Microsoft was giving press a tease of Gears of War, their fall lineup's killer app. Alan Willard, a technical designer at Epic Games and a giant...

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TGS 'best of' video roundup, yeehaw!

Our must-see-Tokyo Game Show list of videos delivers a jab straight to your optic core. This year's standouts are embedded after the jump. Click the links for larger and downloadable versions. Tell us what your favorites were from the show and we'll add 'em to the lineup....

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TGS: A passenger's seat view of Forza Motorsport 2

Following our showing of the slightly macabre Viva Piñata, we were shown the far more sedate racing-sim, Forza Motorspot II. The sequel promises more of what made Forza a success, with some notable additions. Chris Lee, the Group Product Manager at Microsoft, walked us through an early build...

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Dad and son game together -- now that's parenting!

These photos (snapped on the train to the Tokyo Game Show on Saturday morning) demonstrate the rare skill known as "parenting." (Judging from the antiquated hardware, this also demonstrates another rare life skill known as "frugality.") In six years of riding the New York City subway to work (and...

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TGS undermonetized, but so what?

Advertising's omnipresence in Tokyo is so complete and thorough that we only take notice when it's missing. Like air, you only notice it when it's gone. It's therefore notable that most prime Makuhari convention center facades lack advertising of any sort, even though they were clearly designed to...

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Dragon spotted in Tokyo subway system

The 20? Near the exits of Chiba's Kaihin Makuhari train station, where a crack team of Microsoft marketeers established an outpost during morning rush hour each day of the Tokyo Game Show. Their mission? Grab virgin mindshare before attendees could be dazzled by competitors' booths full of...

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Forget the Wii line, behold the TGS line

Sure, the Wii line consumed entire days of weary E3 visitor's schedules, as Nintendo bottlenecked the fawning throngs into a single drip feed. But the open-to-the-public TGS line is on a scale all its own, extending from the entrance of the Makuhari Messe convention cener in Chiba, all the way to...

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