Posts Tagged ‘convention’

Tokyo Game Show 2009 starts today!

One of the best gaming conventions gets underway today in Tokyo. All of the major gaming press outlets are covering the three-day show, but we’re merely content to just watch from the sidelines. Gaming Insurrection can’t really cover the show like we could E3 and I would rather just read about the developments. Maybe next year for coverage.TGSlogo-web

So what’s big that’s come out of the show so far? Here’s a sample:

Motion controlĀ  for titles such as Resident Evil 5 and Little Big Planet

Sony of Japan detailed this during the keynote speech delivered by SCE chief Kaz Hirai and demonstration by David Ellis. What we do know from the demonstration is that a patch will be available for LBP to allow for the upcoming support. RE5’s control will change by way of an onscreen shooting reticule. Interesting take on two popular games. This will possibly get the motion control app off the ground for Sony.

New Last Guardian video available

1up.comĀ  has posted a video of footage from the show floor of The Last Guardian, which is sort of a follow up to Ico and Shadows of the Colossus. The game still looks gorgeous, and the gameplay looks a little more fleshed out.

Microsoft: 12 major developers have confirmed Natal work

Also from 1up.com, apparently some major players in the game industry have jumped on the Natal bandwagon for Microsoft. 1up is reporting names such as Ubisoft, Square Enix and Capcom are practically in love with the device and are lined up ready to pop out games that will use it extensively.

Nintendo confirms Wii price drop

File this under the category of stuff we already know, but the leaked screens of the rumored Wii price drop were apparently true. Nintendo confirmed it today and said the console’s asking price is dropping $50 to $199. Well I would hope that it would have gone down a little further given that the system will be three years old in about two months and there are about four good games for it. And before anybody asks, yes, I have a Wii and yes, I do play it from time to time.

News source: 1up.com

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09 2009