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Tokyo Game Show
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The 2014 Tokyo Game Show is scheduled for September 18-21, 2014
It will be open to the general public on September 20-21, 2014

The Tokyo Game Show is an annual trade show for video game developers held at Makuhari Messe convention center just outside of Tokyo. Held since 1996, it is one of the world's biggest game shows, which companies use as a venue to launch new products and show off their latest innovations and technology. The show is held over four days. The first two days are business days for invited members of the industry and media, while the third and fourth day are open to the general public.

Throughout the trade show you can see the latest game debuts and trailers, as well as try out the newest demos from your favorite developers such as Sony, Microsoft, Konami and Square Enix. Although Nintendo does not attend the Tokyo Game Show (until 2001 they held their own trade show, and since then debut their new products at the E3 trade show in Los Angeles), they are well represented by the many game developers that create games for Nintendo platforms.

The Tokyo Game Show is split up into different areas:

Developers' Area
The trade show is attended by many big names in the video game business including Sony, Microsoft, Konami, Sega, etc. Each company sets up a booth to show off their products, with the larger companies setting up extravagant booths with stages, huge movie screens, live shows, playable demos, trailers and celebrity appearances. For those looking to discover new games by lesser known developers, independent game developers also have an area where they can showcase their games of all platforms.

Mobile Content
A number of developers show off products designed specifically for mobile platforms such as cell phones and smart phones. Additionally, the three major cell phone companies (Docomo, au and Softbank) each have booths in the Developers' Area where you can try the latest in mobile phone gaming.

Game School Area
The Game School Area features booths by a number of Japanese universities and colleges which have programs in animation, digital art, computer programming and other fields related to the video game industry. The displays at their booths show off their teaching programs and students' work.

Sales Area
The sales area contains a number of shops of game developers as well as merchandising companies that sell anime and video game related products such as character merchandise, souvenirs and costumes.

In addition to the areas mentioned above, the Tokyo Game Show also has a Kids' Area with content aimed at children including video games, a play area and a live stage. There is also an Overseas Pavilion where developers from all over the world have booths. The Tokyo Game Show is also known for its booth girls who often dress in costumes to promote the different games.

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How to get there
The Tokyo Game Show is held in Makuhari Messe, a 5-10 minute walk from JR Kaihin-Makuhari Station. From Tokyo Station, Kaihin-Makuhari Station can be reached by rapid (30 minutes) or local train (40 minutes) along the JR Keiyo Line (550 yen). There are also a few limited express trains covering the distance in 25 minutes (unreserved: 1060 yen; reserved: around 1500 yen).

Note that the platform of the JR Keiyo Line at Tokyo Station is located a ten minute walk from the station's other platforms.

Hours and Fees
2014 Game Show
Hours:10:00 to 17:00
Admission:1200 yen (advance purchase: 1000 yen)

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