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Tokyo Game Show 2013: The games, the girls, and the awesome plushies 【Photos】

Tokyo Game Show 2013: The games, the girls, and the awesome plushies 【Photos】

It’s that time of year again! Tokyo Game Show 2013 is now in full swing and its second press and business day is well underway. This coming weekend, the event will be open to the public, offering video game and tech fans the chance to play some of the newest games and catch a glimpse of upcoming titles, not to mention try out that brand new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hardware for themselves.

Being the enormous video game nerds that we are, we headed over to the Makuhari Messe convention centre yesterday to check it out. And, since we love you, we even took a few photos while we were there, so step inside and experience the games, toys and booth babes of TGS 2013!

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【TGS 2012】 Sega Invades Tokyo Game Show with Monster Bag, Dominates Show

【TGS 2012】 Sega Invades Tokyo Game Show with Monster Bag, Dominates Show

“Swaaaaag!”

Although it’s often easy to forget, what with all those games to be played and women in skimpy costumes to pretend not to be staring at, Tokyo Game Show, like every other trade show of its kind, is really all about one thing for the companies attending- advertising and self-promotion.

So when the games have been played, the doors have been closed and the booth girls are just lifeless still images on an otaku’s hard-disk, what remains? Why, of course, the freebies! The swag that seems like an amazing idea until you ride the train home with it and realise that, outside of the event setting with every other guy carrying the same junk, you look faintly ridiculous.

And TGS had it by the bucket-load.

But Sega, the house that built Sonic the Hedgehog and dozens of other gaming greats, pulled out all the stops this year, and, proving that size really does matter, absolutely dominated the show. Read More