Record-setting Tokyo Game Show focuses on virtual-reality titles

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Monster Energy models promote a video game the beverage company is sponsoring, Thursday Sept. 15, 2016, at Tokyo Game Show 2016 in Chiba, Japan. James Kimber/Stars and Stripes
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Monster Energy models promote a video game the beverage company is sponsoring, Thursday Sept. 15, 2016, at Tokyo Game Show 2016 in Chiba, Japan. James Kimber/Stars and Stripes

Record-setting Tokyo Game Show focuses on virtual-reality titles

by: James Kimber | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 16, 2016
 CHIBA, Japan – Virtual reality remains front and center at Tokyo Game Show 2016.
 
More than 600 video-game makers are hosting exhibits, making this year’s conference, which kicked off Thursday and runs through Sunday at Mukuhari Messe convention center in Chiba, the largest in the popular event’s 20-year history.
 
Sony is showing off 17 virtual-reality titles, including “Resident Evil” and “Rez Infinite,” ahead of its PlayStation VR console’s October release. The gaming giant also live-streamed its news conferences and made them available at https://youtu.be/I5o6hZiksHc.
 
Other gaming companies, from computer juggernauts Alienware to mobile gaming firms like Gree, also demonstrated their VR offerings.
 
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