Tokyo Computer Games Show

On the way to Tokyo I stopped at Shizuoka.  Near Higashi-Shizuoka railway station they’ve assembled a giant Gundam robot.  All hail our new robotic overlords.

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In Tokyo I visited the Tokyo Game Show, the biggest computer games expo in the world.

I visited the expo in 2008 when I lived in Japan.  I used to write for a Japanese tourist magazine so I was able to get a press pass and go on the industry-only days.  That was a lot less crowded than the days the expo is open to the public.

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There are lots of games (console, PC, mobile phone, iPad, etc) on display, but most of the games involve a couple of hours of lining up to get to play them.  I didn’t line up.  Instead I wandered around and took lots of photos.

On the public days lots of people come to cosplay – dressing up in elaborate costumes representing characters from computer games and anime.  This year there were even quite a few foreigners who had dressed up.

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Apparently the Special Forces recommends Calorie Mate for dieting… IMG_13248

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There was a person inside this dog suit.IMG_13455

Japanese motorcycle gangs aren’t quite as scary as the Hell’s Angels…IMG_13544 IMG_13544 (2)

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