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Tokyo Game Show 2010 Part 3

Wheeew! Sorry for much delay. I went to the doctor yesterday and she told me I am 80% healed. I am allowed prolonged use of computer as long as I take a break every 30 minutes. So, without further delay, here’s the last installment of my visit to the Tokyo Game Show.

Where were we? Oh.

K-On PSP Game

I saw promotion for the K-On PSP game in Akihabara the day before. It wasn’t to be released until the October 1st, so I was kind of sad. So excited when I see the K-On game demo area, I was so ready to queue. Too bad, there was no queue. They had already assigned time slots to gamers who had queue earlier that day. Sad. Oh well. I will pick the game up when it gets to Jakarta.

K-On Demo Area

Tokyo Game Show 2010 Part 2

After a bit of shopping in the retail section as told in Part 1, we ventured to the main dish of the event.

Konami

We started with the Konami booth. Konami booth is the first one you see as you enter the convention hall. It has a bright red roof and display screens and demo TVs are strategically placed facing outward. Here’s a bad picture of me with James in front of the booth.

In front of the Konami Booth

There were also a drone of people queuing for hands on demo time around the Konami area. Lots of them. Here’s the crowd for Winning Eleven 2011 demo.

People Patiently waiting for Winning Eleven 2011 Demo

James is all about soccer games. So he was all excited to test Winning Eleven 2011 even though he prefers the FIFA series. Holly Molly. The queue time was a bit insane.

Tokyo Game Show 2010 Part 1

Entrance

207,647 people visited the Tokyo Game Show this year making it the biggest video game show of the year. I feel very fortunate that James and I were able to attend! Nothing was more exciting in previewing latest and upcoming games in the sea of sweaty sweaty gamers. Yeah, I was one of them too. It felt like of the hottest day eve outside, and there was a sewa of people inside. I was in my tank top and quite weak to cold, but even though the AC was blasting in the convention hall I didn’t feel much breeze.

One virtue of Japanese gamers that I commend is their patience. They do not mind queuing, sometimes for hours, for a turn on game demo and to buy games merchandise – which most, I found out later, are not exclusive to the event. What about us? I’ll tell you what happened in the second part of my TGS 2010 post.

Honeymoon Wishlist #4: Tokyo Game Show 2010

Another thing that James is excited about going. We arranged our flight into Tokyo just in time for the Tokyo Game Show 2010. More than 1,000 exhibitors are going to participate in the convention; which will commence in Makuhari Messe, Chiba. We are looking forward to check out newly released games!

Here are some information for you if you are intesed in coming:

Tokyo Game Show 2010

Location: Makuhari Messe, Chiba (Direction)
Date: September 16 – 19, 2010 (Open to the public on September 18 & 19, 2010)
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00
Doors Open: 09:30
Tickets: JPY 1,000 in advance, JPY 1,200 at the door (Online Ticket Box)

This is going to be my first time going to go to such a fun convention. *yeah never been to anime convention ever* The only conventions I’ve attend are cars, furniture and wedding ones. Our plan is to come real early in the morning, and pick up some good Chiba cuisine before we head back to Tokyo; if I can find a good restaurant that is. Any suggestion?

Honeymoon Wishlist #3: Play Pachinko!

Pachinko

Pachinko is one of the few things that my husband is very enthusiastic in trying! You can say that I am too. I’ve always come across a few noisy and crowded noisy parlors during my visits, but never got the guts to walk in to try playing.

I went and ask if anybody would be kind enough to teach me how to play pachinko on twitter on my Blackberry. The first, and only person to response is @BradJPE. Here are what he tweeted to me:

most modern machines require you to land a ball on the center slot and get a match (like slots). If you do, you end up in bonus mode

with an increased chance to get another 当たり or 大当たり. Bonus lasts 100x spins. Mermaid game has better win % but no bonus round. Gl!!

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