Day 1 is in the books.



Day 1 thought didn’t start as smoothly as planned. A supposed sub 1-hr train ride to Makuhari Messe, where the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is held ended up being 1.5 hrs. We thought, this far-away land should be worth it.

After a thousand or more steps from alighting the train, we finally get to the convention center. When what greets you are the lights coming from the logos of Sony Playstation, Capcom and Konami and Final Fantasy XV all the stress built up from being lost in Tokyo just melted away. Then add the friendly and inviting vibe of the hosts in the show, and what you have is a gaming event that every gamer should check out.

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Future of VR: More virtual and less reality?

The Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is all about the latest in gaming. And in “gaming” we mean the whole spectrum of games ranging from the simple button-mashing mobile games to the  sensory-overloading, full-body virtual roller coaster. In fact, it is in VR that numerous applications have popped up – pushing the boundaries of what VR […]


TGS 2017: Huge digital discounts at the PSN store!

It’s been a week since the Tokyo Game Show and the hype surrounding the convention has naturally faded. But if you’re a Playstation owner, you’re in luck. Sony has decided to shower Playstation owners some TGS love. For two weeks ending October 4 (yes, in 4 days), select games at the Playstation store are up […]

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Tokyo Game Show: Day 2 Wrap-Up

If Day 1 was all about big developers flexing their already bulging biceps, Day 2 is all about the up and comers. Housed in two massive halls is where you’ll find official game merchandise, indie developers, VR games, and E-sports. It is, I should say the more experiential side of TGS. And immersion was the […]

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Tokyo Game Show 2017: Over 250,000 Visitors, e-Sports is a Hit!

Organized by the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association along with Nikkei Business Publications, this year’s Tokyo Game Show was a massive hit, garnering an attendance of more than 250,000 visitors over four days! Visitors 2017 2016 2015 Day 1 26,564 31,399 29,058 Day 2 31,512 33,634 29,557 Day 3 106,075 98,074 97,601 Day 4 90,160 108,117 […]

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Tokyo Game Show: Day 1 Wrap-Up

Day 1 is in the books. Day 1 thought didn’t start as smoothly as planned. A supposed sub 1-hr train ride to Makuhari Messe, where the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is held ended up being 1.5 hrs. We thought, this far-away land should be worth it. After a thousand or more steps from alighting the […]

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Tokyo Game Show 2017: Booths, Babes and yes, Games

Tokyo. Game. Show. If I ask you a word to describe each of those three words, you would probably say, “amazing, fun and glamorous”. But put them together and you’ll be at a loss for words. The Tokyo Game Show 2017 is all that and more. And yes, it’s all about games, games, games as […]

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Gran Turismo Sport and Gran Turismo Sport VR at TGS 2017

The Gran Turismo franchise is known as one of the best in the league. And now, Gran Turismo Sport is out to solidify that presence once again. A signature feature of this game is its Campaign mode, which teaches you everything from the very basic skill, like how to stop your car properly, to overtaking […]

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Monster Hunter World: Fast-Paced, Action-Packed, Gorgeous

Yes, one of the most anticipated titles is here at TGS 2017, and we were one of the lucky ones who were able to spend a few minutes with it. This is Monster Hunter World. Monster Hunter World doesn’t veer too much away from what you’ve been accustomed to in older versions of the game. […]


FFXV: Monster of the Deep, Because Fishing is Life

Square Enix has decided to let you have a bit more fun with its newest addition to the Final Fantasy XV story (actually, more of a sideline). With Final Fantasy XV: Monster of the Deep, you can use the PlayStation VR to battle the most fearsome creatures of the seas, and catch them. Yes, you […]

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Detroit: Become Human Lets You Experience the Life of an Android

We are here at Tokyo Game Show to experience the games that are coming out in Japan in this year and in the future! One of the games that really caught our attention is Detroit: Become Humans. The game was developed by Quantic Dreams, the same company that brought gamers unforgettable titles like Heavy Rain […]

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Banzai! Gadget Pilipinas is going to cover Tokyo Game Show 2017!

You know we’re fond of games too right? From checking out the latest available gaming tech to streaming the games we love and down to sponsoring an E-sports team for an Overwatch tournament,  gaming has now become pleasantly intertwined with the blog. And, as gamers, we just don’t play what’s out there. We also like […]

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From the booths, the loot and the babes and most especially the games, no stone was left unturned by the organizers and the exhibitors. Every booth by major game publishers and developers was made with “fun” in mind. It’s not just about playing demos anymore, it’s about experiencing gaming culture at its finest.

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We were joined by UnGeek’s Rob Yatco and Colin Chan; Hungry Geek’s Pk Felongco; and Jam Online’s Jam Ancheta (not in photo)

If Day 1 was all about getting our feet wet on the big publishers, Day 2 will be all about what stuff you can buy from the exhibit and other games that we think will be brought to our shores. Stay tuned.



Allan Abaca is an avid gamer through and through. Virtually, he is locked-in with his PS4 almost daily and has just introduced the awesomeness of gaming to his two sons.

Next in his sights is PC gaming. The platform which he nows considering going back to after a two decade hiatus.

Oh, and let's not forget the Nintendo Switch...

His psn id is hip2b2