Am really peeved at the way that the major news outlets are reporting the crisis with emphasis on the radiation danger over in Japan. By all accounts from bloggers and people actually living there, there appears something to be concerned about but the news outlets are really using scare tactics to the rest of the world and then you have people completely misinformed citizens talking about what’s really going on over there…have a link below from a respected news site that tells it like it is…no scare tactics just plain facts.
This time last year, my wife and I were in Japan celebrating the Cherry Blossom season…was a great time with beautiful blossoms everywhere you looked. I’ll post some pics up from the Sakura season 2010 but for now I’ll post one pic as a sample 🙂
One of the more cooler things I got to experience in Japan was a bar that I had heard about but had no idea where it was. Called the Game Bar A Button in Akihabara, the pics I had seen of it looked cool and very much my kind of bar. I was lucky enough to hook up with a friend of mine in Japan who was going there to film an event and asked if I wanted to tag along…as if I was going to say no?!?!? Pics below…
I think I might end up posting more of my pics from Japan now that I have the posting bug…there’s tons in interesting pics I have in my collection 🙂
Been uploading my TGS videos to YouTube and they’re all done so links coming soon 🙂
>You asked for it and waited patiently (thank you for that) so here in this post, you’ll find Japandaman’s impressions, pics and videos of the recent Tokyo Game Show 2010 🙂
The Kahim Makuhari station where the Makuhari Messe hall is, where TGS was staged. This station was about a 20 minute ride from Tokyo station and that was on the express line or else you’d be up for a leisurely 35 min ride, as I found out with Laucha, on the way back.
Hmm…Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood…looking good, the recent mutiplayer beta on PSN was pretty impressive as well.
Wide shot of the Makuhari Meese Hall in easily 30+ degrees weather…the Laucha and I were sweating profusely needless to say by this point.
Back in the days when Square was still called Squaresoft.
Some upcoming games…can’t wait for KH: Re-coded…looked great! And The 3rd Birthday following on in the Parasite Eve series is eagerly awaited…who doesn’t love Parasite Eve?? The 3rd Birthday will be a PSP exclusive, trailer below.
Konami booth but no Solid Snake 🙁 Sega in the background, got a great booklet from Sega with a dvd which I still have to view.
Another colourful booth who’s name eludes me…
Taking a break from all the excitement. Laucha and I decided to grab some lunch followed by a new experience…ice cream from a vending machine. We can personally vouch for the strawberry one and the chocolate swirl…delicious!!
A few may notive that the TGS looks empty, that’s because we went on one of the press days meaning it’s closed to the public. There were still people there but not as many as the public days which my pics below will attest to.
This was there on the first of the two, open to public days…people were clamouring to take pics so of course I joined the masses and started snapping 🙂
Further up, leading to the hall, was this mascot from an IT supplier shop that had a temporary booth nearby. Big suit, in 34 degree heat? Yeah, I’d be smiling too…
The very long walk from the station to the Makuhari Messe Hall with no shade in the sun was painful but at least there was pretty scenery 🙂
This is what I meant by the huge crowds on the public days…the queue in the background…imagine that times 5 times as long!!
More queues and I honestly didn’t have the strength to wait, by myself, in the heat for God knows how long to get it. I’m not too fussed though, it’s not like I won’t be going to another TGS in the future and the next will one hopefully have some sweet 3DS games 🙂
Farewell Makuhari Messe for this year and thus began the long trek back to Kahim Makuhari station. I think I may have more pics from my camera as these are all from my iPhone. Will double check and make a new post after this one soon also with videos especially the Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 footage *drool*
>I haven’t crawled up and gone to sleep under a rock but I did spend 11 days with my family in Japan!! Spending most of our time in Tokyo, Asakusa and 2 days in Kyoto and Osaka…a major highlight was gaining entry to the Tokyo Game Show using a press pass. Not a scalped or forgery but a real one from my work with aussie-gamer.com, thanks Gamer!! Some pics below and more pics to follow 🙂