Gamers preview a title at the Sony Playstation booth during a past Tokyo Game Show in Makuhari, Japan. (STARS AND STRIPES)
Gamers preview a title at the Sony Playstation booth during a past Tokyo Game Show in Makuhari, Japan. (STARS AND STRIPES)

Global video-gaming, 5G technology among highlights of this year’s Tokyo Game Show in Chiba

by Christian Lopez
Stars and Stripes

When people think Japan, many people immediately think of anime and ramen — but for some, Japan conjures up visions of video games and the annual Tokyo Game Show.

The 2019 version of the four-day gaming convention takes place next week at the Makuhari Messe convention center just outside the city in Chiba prefecture.

Its organizers, the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association and Nikkei Business Publications Inc., bill it as the world’s largest game show. It promises a little bit of everything, from the most anticipated video game releases, advancements in technology like artificial intelligence, a hall dedicated to cosplayers and an esports Street Fighter competition with a prize pool worth $67,000.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.597558

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