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Tokyo Game Show 2020 Trailers

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Tokyo Game Show (東京ゲームショウ / Tōkyō Gēmu Shō) is a video game convention held annually in in the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan. The main focus of the show is on Japanese games, but some international video game developers use it to showcase upcoming releases and related hardware as well. The show features booths from major game publishers, console makers, mobile gaming platforms and a few indies. This years event runs from September 24 to 27 and the general public is allowed to attend during the final two days.























































































































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I don't' remember when or why I first got Papers, Please.

Lured by one of the many Steam's sales days, an incessant stream of recommendations? Maybe because I like point and click games with pixels? Indie game love? Perhaps because I'm playing Twilight Struggle with the Soviets?

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I'm not sure I want to live here...

I wanted to play a new game tonight, and something that it didn't took ages to download and non-existing brain energy to learn. At 40Mb, this is got to be one of the smallest games on Steam with such high recognition.

The starting menu is as sparse as the monochromatic communist drums accompanying it. Two options, Story and Endless. I pressed Story because it was the first. A second later I was back in 1982, as man recently awarded a prize from the October labor lottery, with a new job as a border-crossing immigration officer. A grey cubicle with a lever to open the dam of people trying to get into the country was my real award. A few men with machine guns behind me, the bonus prize I guess.

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First day at the job.

I had no clue about what I was supposed to do, other than my real job. Unlike board games, that come with rule books, in video games, that's a rare happening, at least these days. To had to the pressure of feeling that a hundred people were impatiently waiting for me to figure out what to do, I noticed a small dark clock at one corner of the screen. Tick-tack, tick-tack, tick-tack...

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After a few days, the first soldier appears.

Luckily, there WAS a rulebook behind the counter in the cubicle. In it, a map of Arstotzka and neighboring countries, along with the major cities in each and respective national symbols. Some of the pages indicated to the things behind the counter, but not what they were for. On the side of the screen tough, a small drawer with two rubber stamps. Denied and Approved. I guess that was my job in the game. Stamp passports. I opened the lever and called the first person to step forward in an indecipherable Eastern European dialect. Why did so many people wanted to enter a place that looked like a prison camp was beyond my humble abilities as a border immigration officer.

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Then a few more show up for the border party.

The first day, only nationals were allowed. On the second day, foreigners could enter too, if their passports showed no signs of irregularities. Later a ticket system was implemented along with the usual passport checkup. And the next day, an invitation for foreigners, a ticket for nationals, and a mild interrogation procedure was needed before I could dictate, as some sort of immigration god, who could come in and who couldn't.

I heard insults at the same rate that prostitutes handed me their card, inviting me to visit them later. Familiar faces began to show up after each day, trying to enter on charm or blatantly fake passports. They all went back with a Denied stamp for their efforts.

Eventually, I began to realize that my limited work time each day equated, in money at the end of the shift according to the number of people I was able to process. Not a problem when you only have rent to pay and food to buy for yourself, wife, son, and mother in law. But when the rent goes up, it's a problem. When the procedures to enter the country started to become more intricate and byzantine, my processing rate lagged, and thus the money I earned at the end of the day went down. Another problem. When the kid and mother in law got sick and needed medicine - more money - that was a bigger problem.

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You're going to die? What do you want me to do? What about my family?

I'm into my fifth day with Papers, Please and I'm pretty sure where this is going. In a couple of days, I'll have to decide between food for the kid or medicine for the wife. If I hang on to this hellish gatekeeper's job, I'll have to start to decide between gulag for some, freedom and starvation for others, or a smog of life in some Orwellian communist bureaucratic country.

Welcome to Arstotzka, I guess. Let's see if I can stomach it.

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Weekly Roundup: September 13 - September 19

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Video Game: Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
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I was excited when I heard they were creating new Vampire game. I really love the lore of the World of Darkness and was looking forward to experiencing it in a video game. The previews had me cautiously optimistic that this would be the experience I was looking for. The initial release ended up being a mixed bag unfortunately.

Troika games had released 2 previous games that were very good, but had a lot of bugs. I really didn’t notice the bugs much in Arcanum, but I did encounter them in The Temple of Elemental Evil. VtM Bloodlines came out at the end of 2004, right after Half Life 2. It used the same Source engine as HL2, but Troika had to create a lot of their own tools since it was a brand new engine still in development. I purchased the game in early 2005 and dove into it after HL2. HL2 set a high bar that Bloodlines couldn’t reach at the time.
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Video Game: I Am Alive
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I Am Alive is a very well made game, but failed to convey what the ground premise, game-technically, was – stage-by-stage or possibility to double back? This, combined with an intended scarcity of supplies, ended up being immensely frustrating – I ended up constantly fearing that I would miss important supplies if I proceeded. As a result, game slowed down, and in the end I indeed found myself stuck in what I felt was an unrecoverable position. Specifically annoying as the game held hands in a patronizing way in other aspects.
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Gamescom 2020 Trailers | Day 3, Part 2

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...replaying in the historical plaza...

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The real history of video games is a story of human creativity, aided by technological growth.
Tristan Donovan, Replay: The History of Video Games.
I arrived at the restaurant earlier than expected.

A few seconds later, the rest of the people I was due to meet for dinner, texted me say they were running a little late. So with thirty unexpected free minutes, I did what I always do when I'm presented with the gift of free time for a free mind. I reached for the backpack and opened a book.

I may forget the wallet or the keys, but I never leave home without a book, or at the very least, something worthy of reading. Local free newspaper left on the mailbox. The rules for a game I'm thinking about playing. Or, in the last weeks, my new Kindle. After three small books read on the E-Ink screen, I'm irreversibly converted to yet another vehicle to consume the "printed" word, with audiobooks and real paper making up the rest of my reading transit.

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There's always a perfect place to read if you look closely to your book.

I sat on a Portuguese sidewalk, leaning against an abandoned building wall, in a plaza with big trees in the middle. The place was riddled with tables and chairs from the small restaurants facing this downtown corner of town, but everything was still quiet at this early hour. I opened the "book" and for thirty minutes, I traveled back in time, to a world when video games were on the verge of bursting through mainstream media and popular culture.

Blood, Sweat, and Pixels was amazing. Replay is a MUST for anyone who equally balances the joy of reading with the pleasure of gaming. I'm only halfway into this 500 pages thick history book, but the intro was enough for me to realize that I was going to like it.

Tristan Donovan's book isn't scaffolded to the innovation's timeline of the hardware, which over the years made video games evolve into what they are today. Sure, you'll read about PDP-1 to 11, from pinball machines to arcade cabinets. From Magnavox to PlayStation and the various families of home computers in the last fifty years. But the book isn't structured around these technological mediums used to play games. It's about the acts of creativity that culminated in a video game. And the future consequences those first gaming experiences enacted in that new artistic industry.

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Founding fathers...

You'll read about how Lara Croft helped surge the feminist's movement, breaking a male-dominated genre that touched all aspects of video games. While at the same time, vindicating Sony's debut in the early console war against Nintendo, with the first CD-ROM and graphic card combo.

You'll learn that the first video games, decades before Pong or Spacewar!, already existed in the form of the printed word. Written in scientific research papers, to show the potential for a primordial machine language. And that THE Alan Turing, the father of modern computer science, was the first to write the code for a chess game, way back in 1947.

You'll discover that early video game history isn't an American-Japan exclusive territory. That for instance Spanish, La Abadia del Crimen, was an amazing 8-bit breakthrough in the graphic adventure genre. Completely overlooked at the time, flopped in sales outside Spain, but still, more than thirty years later, with a cult following in that country. Or that Jean-Louis Lebreton, was dubbed the Hitchcock of gaming in the early '80s, with a style of games more appropriate for adults than kids. Designing early french adventures like Le Crime du Parking (rape, drug addiction, homosexuality) and Paranoika (players battling with mental illnesses).

For instance, I had no idea that Nintendo is a century-old corporation, that started as a toy company back in 1889, or that it decided to "invade" America to duplicate the video game business model they used in Japan, with dominating results. And that in the process, they managed to revitalize an industry that had collapsed in 1983, with the fall of Atari.

That Tetris, designed by Alexey Pajitnov in the pre-perestroika era, had spread out like a virus through aging old computers in the Soviet Union, available only to researchers and military personnel. And that it's licensing to the capitalist society is a story worthy of a Hollywood thriller. Those polyominoes were, along with Mario, the most famous of Italian plumbers, one of the major selling points in Nintendo's first handheld console, the Game Boy.

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...and rock stars.

Our friends finally arrived for dinner, as I read about the industry's shattering shareware philosophy used with Wolfenstein 3D, by id Software. Openly selling licenses of a new pixelized 3D technology to other video game companies. And Doom's championing for online player vs player, turning John Romero into the first rock star of video games.

I closed the book, got up from the sidewalk, and gave my first hug to a friend since last March in this new bug-19 world.

Originally published at Browsing Games

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