Tokyo Game Show 2006babibubebo | 30 09 2006
There are some things that everyone knows Japan is famous for. For example, cars, sushi, robots and of course video games. Once a year Tokyo hold the Tokyo Game Show, a convetion for companies to show off their latest games and things related to the video game industry. This was the 10th year of the TGS and it drew a record crowd of over 190,000 people.
Above is the crowd outside Sony’s Play Station 3 booth and Capcom’s booth where it was like a Tokyo subway during rush hour. It was so crowded you couldn’t really decide which way you were walking you just had to go with the flow of the crowd as if you were a leaf in the water.
This year the big things were Sony and Nintendo’s next generation consoles, the Play Station 3 (ps3) and the Wii. I admit that I have enjoyed my fair share of video games in the past and still do from time to time, but I will don’t see myself going back to the Tokyo Game Show again. The PS3 looks amazing and Wii looks like it would be great to play with a group of friends and especially if it could somehow be used as drinking game. Above these girls are paying the Wii, making their characters run on a track by shaking their arms. Booth babes and maid cafe after the jump.
People come not only for the video games but for also to show off their cosplay (short for costume play) and the famous “booth babes,” the young, good looking girls companies hire to hand out things and attract attention to their products. Actually the TGS has a quite pervese side to it as many people come only to take photos of girls like these. In the bottom photo a maid cafe, like the one’s in Akihabara, has been set up where customers get waited on and can talk to young girls wearing a french maid outfit.
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