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  • TGS: XBLA de-listing deferred, says Schappert

    According to this IGN story, Xbox Live boss John Schappert said at TGS today that there aren’t any plans to remove badly performing titles from Live itself. If you recall, Microsoft said in May that XBLA games that were either selling poorly or had received bad review scores would be removed from Live. “We have […]

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  • PSP Store gets first images from Tokyo

    On IGN. PSP will have direct access to this from October 15 onwards in Japan. We’re still waiting for an announcement on the European and US side, but hopefully we won’t go begging for too long. Take a look.

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  • TGS gets 16 new Far Cry 2 screens

    On CVG. Some shooting and stuff from the map editor there. It’s out on October 24 in Europe. Take a look.

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  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope - TGS trailer and off-screen gameplay videos posted

    On IGN. There’s the RPG’s Tokyo Game Show trailer there, and two off-screen videos of gameplay. It does, in a word, look hot. See for yourself.

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  • LBP beta levels will make it into retail version

    According to this 1UP piece, Media Molecule’s Alex Evans said at TGS today that all levels made in the LittleBigPlanet beta will be kept live in the retail version. The developer’s been running a poll on its official site as to whether or not the slate should be wiped clean come the Blu-ray release: sounds […]

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  • The TGS Day 1 NEWS BEAST - Everything so far

    In case you need to catch up on what’s happened on the first day of 2008′s Tokyo Game Show, you need look no further. Below is everything Japan-related since 3.00am UK this morning. The biggest stuff was from the opening Microsoft keynote: get it all here. Aside from that, fill your boots: Avatar customization requires […]

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  • Avatar customization requires 256Mb of storage

    According to this X3F story, Microsoft’s NXE announcement from Tokyo this morning was a note that Avatar customization requires 256Mb of storage. We’re looking at you, Core owners. Hard drive or bust. More through the link. NXE was confirmed this morning for a November 19 launch.

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  • Sony announces Home-backers in Tokyo

    Sony’s announced a list of companies apparently backing Home at TGS today. According to this IGN story, the following names have “signed on to produce Home content,” and will be “holding PS Home collaboration events for their games”. Irem Software Engineering Activision Acquire Atlus Walt Disney Japan AQ Interactive SNK Playmore Capcom Gung Ho Online […]

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  • InFamous gets updated impressions and screens

    Another playtest from Tokyo, this time in the form of Sucker Punch’s InFamous, as seen by IGN. From the piece: The representative playing the game also fought against several suicide Reapers, which would attempt to detonate themselves near Cole in a flurry of fire and smoke. The explosions were quite spectacular, even with the game […]

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  • First Ninety-Nine Nights 2 image released

    On CVG. Not much to go on aside from the fact the sequel – announced this morning for 360 – is going to involve a huge amount of violence, but beggars can’t be choosers. No date yet.

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  • TGS: "Riled" Schappert goes on offensive against "innovation criticism"

    Xbox Live boss John Schappert has reacted sternly to accusations that Microsoft is a follower as opposed to a leader in the console innovation space, saying he finds the notion “ironic” and that he gets “riled” by the idea. “The innovation criticism is almost ironic to me,” he told Eurogamer. “You’ve got the Xbox, which […]

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  • R-Type Dimension screenshots and trailer

    Gamersyde has them both, and we like what we see. The trailer shows online co-op and the ability to switch between 2D and 3D modes on the fly. Not bad at all. Go watch. By Mike Bowden

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  • Prince of Persia gameplay montage posted

    Following on from the rather excellent, if not slightly emo, TGS video of Prince of Persia, below you can see a couple of minutes of gameplay which is almost as good as the trailer. Or is that better? We can’t really tell any more. It’s been a long day. Make your own minds up. By […]

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  • Sony clears up TGS press conference confusion: there isn't one

    Speaking to Eurogamer, Sony’s confirmed that the company isn’t going to hold a press conference at TGS, despite the firm’s Japanese site appearing to claim the contrary. From the piece: The platform holder’s Japanese video website specifically lists “SCEJ Press Conference 10/9″. But while the company is expected to show a number of new titles, […]

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TGS 2008 Latest

  • TGS: XBLA de-listing deferred, says Schappert

    According to this IGN story, Xbox Live boss John Schappert said at TGS today that there aren’t any plans to remove badly performing titles from Live itself. If you recall, Microsoft said in May that XBLA games that were either selling poorly or had received bad review scores would be removed from Live. “We have […]

  • PSP Store gets first images from Tokyo

    On IGN. PSP will have direct access to this from October 15 onwards in Japan. We’re still waiting for an announcement on the European and US side, but hopefully we won’t go begging for too long. Take a look.

  • TGS gets 16 new Far Cry 2 screens

    On CVG. Some shooting and stuff from the map editor there. It’s out on October 24 in Europe. Take a look.

  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope – TGS trailer and off-screen gameplay videos posted

    On IGN. There’s the RPG’s Tokyo Game Show trailer there, and two off-screen videos of gameplay. It does, in a word, look hot. See for yourself.

  • LBP beta levels will make it into retail version

    According to this 1UP piece, Media Molecule’s Alex Evans said at TGS today that all levels made in the LittleBigPlanet beta will be kept live in the retail version. The developer’s been running a poll on its official site as to whether or not the slate should be wiped clean come the Blu-ray release: sounds […]

  • The TGS Day 1 NEWS BEAST – Everything so far

    In case you need to catch up on what’s happened on the first day of 2008′s Tokyo Game Show, you need look no further. Below is everything Japan-related since 3.00am UK this morning. The biggest stuff was from the opening Microsoft keynote: get it all here. Aside from that, fill your boots: Avatar customization requires […]

  • Avatar customization requires 256Mb of storage

    According to this X3F story, Microsoft’s NXE announcement from Tokyo this morning was a note that Avatar customization requires 256Mb of storage. We’re looking at you, Core owners. Hard drive or bust. More through the link. NXE was confirmed this morning for a November 19 launch.

  • Sony announces Home-backers in Tokyo

    Sony’s announced a list of companies apparently backing Home at TGS today. According to this IGN story, the following names have “signed on to produce Home content,” and will be “holding PS Home collaboration events for their games”. Irem Software Engineering Activision Acquire Atlus Walt Disney Japan AQ Interactive SNK Playmore Capcom Gung Ho Online […]

  • InFamous gets updated impressions and screens

    Another playtest from Tokyo, this time in the form of Sucker Punch’s InFamous, as seen by IGN. From the piece: The representative playing the game also fought against several suicide Reapers, which would attempt to detonate themselves near Cole in a flurry of fire and smoke. The explosions were quite spectacular, even with the game […]

  • First Ninety-Nine Nights 2 image released

    On CVG. Not much to go on aside from the fact the sequel – announced this morning for 360 – is going to involve a huge amount of violence, but beggars can’t be choosers. No date yet.

  • TGS: “Riled” Schappert goes on offensive against “innovation criticism”

    Xbox Live boss John Schappert has reacted sternly to accusations that Microsoft is a follower as opposed to a leader in the console innovation space, saying he finds the notion “ironic” and that he gets “riled” by the idea. “The innovation criticism is almost ironic to me,” he told Eurogamer. “You’ve got the Xbox, which […]

  • R-Type Dimension screenshots and trailer

    Gamersyde has them both, and we like what we see. The trailer shows online co-op and the ability to switch between 2D and 3D modes on the fly. Not bad at all. Go watch. By Mike Bowden

  • Prince of Persia gameplay montage posted

    Following on from the rather excellent, if not slightly emo, TGS video of Prince of Persia, below you can see a couple of minutes of gameplay which is almost as good as the trailer. Or is that better? We can’t really tell any more. It’s been a long day. Make your own minds up. By […]

  • Sony clears up TGS press conference confusion: there isn’t one

    Speaking to Eurogamer, Sony’s confirmed that the company isn’t going to hold a press conference at TGS, despite the firm’s Japanese site appearing to claim the contrary. From the piece: The platform holder’s Japanese video website specifically lists “SCEJ Press Conference 10/9″. But while the company is expected to show a number of new titles, […]

  • New Fable II shots released

    On IGN. The 360 RPG looks in fine form for its release later this month, what with its spells and swords, and whatnot. Take a look.

  • New Xbox Experience gets Tokyo-timed hands-on

    A couple of hands-on piece on New Xbox Experience have popped up this morning, so check out some lengthy previews on Kotaku and 1UP. The 360 UI update was confirmed this morning for a November 19 launch in November.

  • Tekken 6 console shots released

    On Game Watch. The game was announced as a 360 release this morning, which looks to be about as close to a megaton as you’re going to get from TGS. It’s out next autumn.

  • TGS08 – New Prince of Persia trailer released

    After the break. Running, jumping, emo music and probably the best glowing boss ever created. Out in December for 360 and PS3. Looks very cool, no question.

  • Street Fighter IV – Three new videos, new screens

    On Destructoid. This first trailer is a montage of all of the fighters battling it out, the second features lady-woman Sakura, and the third focuses on boss of bosses, Akuma. Take a look.

  • First Demon’s Souls gameplay footage coms out of Tokyo

    On Gamersyde. The From Software PS3 title appears to be an RPG involving dragons, running around castles and putting on armour. Looks pretty. See for yourself.

  • TGS08 – Resident Evil 5 screens released

    After the break. Some old, some new, all amazing. We like the look of this very much. Don’t forget the new gameplay trailers if you missed them. It’s out for 360 and PS3 next March.

  • Resident Evil 5: IGN posts lengthy direct-feed gameplay footage

    After the break. This is someone just playing the game raw, and it’s taken from the 360 version. There’s tons of spoilers here, so be warned. The co-op gameplay’s shown off to good effect and these files give a very clear indication of what the finished article’s going to be like. Look and see.

  • Microsoft raising Xbox 360 forecasts in Japan

    Speaking to Reuters in Tokyo today, Xbox Live boss John Schappert has confirmed that Microsoft is raising its 360 hardware forecasts in Japan. “We’ve done better than we forecast. We are finding that we have a shortage of hardware,” he said. “We are raising our forecast” for Xbox 360 hardware shipments to Japan, he added, […]

  • Sonic and the Black Knight gets first footage in Tokyo

    After the break. This is Sonic, on Wii, in Authurian legend. Obviously. First footage looks OK. See for yourself. It’s out next year.

  • Yakuza 3 gets in-game footage from Tokyo

    Gamersyde’s posted the first moving look at Yakuza 3, from the first day of TGS. You can play darts, hit golf balls and kiss the priddy ladeez, from the look of this. PS3 only. Take a look.

  • PSP Plus will allow PS3 controllers to connect to PSP, says Sony

    According to this Joystiq story Sony announced PSP Plus at TGS today, a feature that allows a DualShock to wirelessly connect to PSP. The system will only be supported by the upcoming Resistance Retribution for now – allowing players to use dual analog control with the third-person action game – but more titles will “potentially” […]

  • White Knight Chronicles trailered in Tokyo

    After the break. The Level-5 RPG does look silly-pretty, to be fair, and appears to have a healthy dose of “awesome,” to boot. This was confirmed as having online co-op yesterday, and so is shaping up as a bit of a hottie. Out on PS3 on December 25 in Japan, but no date for the […]

  • New FFXIII shot released

    Square’s put out a single new Final Fantasy XIII screen at TGS today, as you can see on Gamespot. No a lot to say about that, really. Pretty, isn’t it?

  • TGS08 – All the news from the Microsoft keynote

    Microsoft just conducted a good keynote at Tokyo Game Show, dropping confirmation of the launch date of New Xbox Experience, announcing Tekken 6 for 360 and showing the first proper trailer of Halo 3 Recon, the new Bungie game. The hardcore write news at 3.00am. Which is why you can find every story from the […]

  • MGS and FF skins confirmed for LBP

    Sony’s shown new Sackboy skins at TGS today, including a Snake model and one for Sephiroth. No date’s been given for the content, there’s no confirmation of whether or not it’s going to be available outside Japan and there’s no news on whether or not you’ll have to pay for it if it is. There […]