TGS: Details for today’s Kaz Hirai keynote

Thursday, 24th September 2009 02:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt


It’s on. Again. Tokyo Game Show kicks off this morning with a keynote from Sony superman Kaz Hirai.

His speech starts at 10.30am local time. That’s 2.30am BST, 3.30am CET, 6.30pm PST and 9.30pm EST. The US timings are for today, obviously.

We don’t have anyone “on the ground,” unfortunately, but we’ll be bringing you all the news as it happens. We’ll update this post with links to all the liveblogs as they appear.

Here you go:



  1. rrod360lol

    If I knew there was going to be more Last Guardian info and screens I’d actually stay up. How sad am I :)

    Fortunately I think I can sleep soundly and read the :

    250GB launching at 300 quid with these bundles !


    GT5 in december !

    announcements tomorrow morning…

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Progguitarist

    He’ll never live down the “RIIIDDDGGGEE RACERRRRRRRRR!” fiasco will he? Every time I see a pic of him I hear in my head.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. DaMan

    his “we’re the official industry leader” that winter was brilliant as well.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. No_PUDding

    This year, ironically, I am even less expectant of Last Guardian being there!

    GT5 however, when is Kazunori Yamauchi’s little thing? Isn’t it at 8:30 before the keynote?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. No_PUDding

    Im an alien, I’m a legal alien Im a gaijin in Toke-e-yo

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Are we expecting ‘megatons’, then? Or just the same as the last two shows with a smattering of added release dates?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. No_PUDding

    Same as the last two.

    Unexpected semi-unwanted titles, and some release dates.

    TGS is always way overhyped.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Blerk

    There are bound to be a load of ‘maid’ games, though. And probably some ladies in ill-fitting costumes.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. pracer

    I am not all that interested in 90% of the stuff that comes out of Japan anymore anyways. Once in awhile something catches my eye though. It just isn’t like it used be once upon a time.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Jadeskye

    i predict ridge racer.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. No_PUDding

    ‘Tokyo Maid Game and Ill-Fitting Costume Show’, would defintely be a show I’d clamour for coverage over.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Issun23

    Hold on, is there a Polyphony Digital conference thing before the keynote?!

    #12 5 years ago
  13. DaMan

    @ Jadeskye – and massive damage, with real time weapon change!

    #13 5 years ago
  14. JonFE

    Blerk, there’s no such thing as an “ill-fitting costume” when Japanese ladies are concerned. Please get your facts straight – emphasis on *straight* :)

    #14 5 years ago
  15. No_PUDding

    Issun, I got that impression from NeoGAF that Yamauchi had his own little thing at 8:30am local time.

    Perhaps I misread or it was misinformation. Either way if you don’t know about it, I’d argue that it’s not happening…

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Issun23

    Didn’t read anything about it. Still, it could happen. Yamauchi would have more time for properly presenting the game.

    I hope they do show new footage for The Last Guardian since it’s there.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Patrick Garratt

    Added the 1UP link. Can’t find any more at the moment, but I’ll stick them in as soon as they appear.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. No_PUDding

    Any word on The Last Guardians presence?

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Cort

    Single gameplay video according to several other sites.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. SticKboy

    Sony will own Microsoft this Xmas (although CoD:MW2 will almost certainly sell more on X360).

    It would be even more wonderful if they managed to pull ahead of Nintendo for a month in combined hardware and software sales.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. No_PUDding

    Cort… Is there a link?

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Cort

    PUD, can’t find the sites I originally read it, but Kotaku are now saying they’re expecting to see it.

    Incidentally, Kotaku also report that Sony have revealed that GT5 is only 65% complete………….see the TGS liveblog for that. Oh fucking shit.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Patrick Garratt

    Whoops :-\

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Cort

    Right, I need a can of petrol and a box of matches. I’m off to Guildford Sony Centre.

    If you see Yamauchi, smack that fucker in the face for me.

    Tell my wife I love her……

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Patrick Garratt

    We’re off, from the sound of it.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Johnny Cullen

    Kotaku and Team ICO Gamers are saying Last Guardian will be there.

    Well, the TIG twitter said it was anyways.

    BTW, G4 LT.

    #26 5 years ago
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    #27 5 years ago
  28. Johnny Cullen

    Seen one of the Kotaku pics.

    It shows Kaz’s shadow. Just stick that on a child’s wall, tell him he is the Bogeyman and he’ll come out screaming Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidge Raaaaaaaaaacer.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Cort

    Most pointless, dull, boring keynote ever. What a joke. I get just four hours sleep before work for this?! The only thing we learned about was the Wii price drop…..

    #29 5 years ago
  30. No_PUDding

    Well…. New Last Guardian footage ;)

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Cort

    Has anyone ever pointed out to the Kotaku reporters that live blogging is greatly enhanced by the following:

    1. Bloggers should actually listen to what is said, and report it.
    2. Bloggers should not waste time posting their own opinions and trying to be funny.
    3. Bloggers should learn how to spell.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. freedoms_stain

    The Kotaku live blog largely reads like an IM session between, well, game geeks.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Monk

    according to ps3center, there`s two Sony Keynote.
    because if it`s not, this the most depressant Keynote
    I ever SEEN.

    #33 5 years ago

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