Get your game on at the Tokyo Game Show!

September 15, 2011 by

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Check out the different sections and try new games at the Tokyo Game Show
- photo courtesy of Dr. Edd Schneider via Wikimedia Commons

The Tokyo Game Show is one of the world’s biggest video game exhibitions. A highlight on every avid gamer and developers calendar, the show offers the chance for technology giants such as Sony, Microsoft and Sega to launch new products and shout about their latest innovations.

The show is open to the general public for two days only on September 17-18, 2011 at Makuhari Messe in the Chiba Prefecture (just outside central Tokyo). The exhibition is split into several different areas so you can focus your attention on the various sections without getting too lost. They are as follows:

Developers’ Area
Massive booths with stages, screens and live shows compete for your attention in this area. Here you’ll find all the big names (with the exception of Nintendo who has its own trade show) and their latest games, demos and trailers.

Mobile Content
This growing area demos a number of new games and products designed specifically for mobile platforms.

Game School Area
Check out the creativity and innovations that are being created by students in animation, digital art and computer programming at Japanese universities and colleges.

Sales Area
Shop for anime, character merchandise and all kinds of video game related paraphernalia!

Kids’ Area
If the kids get bored, they can play video games to their hearts’ content here. There’s also a play area and a stage for live performances.

- Emma McMahon

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