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Tokyo Games Show 2008

Tokyo Games Show 2008
The Tokyo Games Show 2008 opened on 9th October. The largest games show in the world, TGS is expected to draw 180,000 visitors. (Getty Images)
Tokyo Games Show 2008
Visitors try out 'Tenchu 4', the first version of the popular ninja game to appear on Nintendo's Wii platform. The game will include unique 'assassination moves' using the Wii's motion sensors, and is due in q1 09. (Getty Images)
Tokyo Games Show 2008
Activision's Guitar Hero is yet another of the 879 game titles on show at the event. (Getty Images)
Tokyo Games Show 2008
Visitors try out Konami RPG Genso Suikoden on the Nintendo DS. (Getty Images)
Tokyo Games Show 2008
A promoter for SEGA’s upcoming RPG Phantasy Star 0. (Getty Images)
Tokyo Games Show 2008
The show not only includes game software, but hardware, accessories, promotional items and everything game related, such as figures of characters. (Getty Images)
Tokyo Games Show 2008
Sony’s new PlayStation 3 is on show. The white PS3 is lighter and slimmer than the black original, with an 80GB hard drive, doubled from the usual 40GB. (Getty Images)
Tokyo Games Show 2008
The new PSP-3000 from Sony is also on show. (Getty Images)
Tokyo Games Show 2008
A model demonstrates a brainwave-reading headset as a controller for the video game ‘MindSet’, from US company NeuroSky. The headset reads brain activity – EEGs – which can be read by a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) and then uses it for game input. (Getty Images)
Tokyo Games Show 2008
Level 5 is showing its ‘Roid’. Described as neither a console or a robot transformer, the Roid is actually a download portal which will allow users to download games for the PC and mobile platforms. (Getty Images)
Tokyo Games Show 2008
Demonstrating PhaseSpace Inc’s real-time motion capture system, which can capture the motion of 480 frames per second, for use in illustrating game characters. (Getty Images)
Tokyo Games Show 2008
No Japanese show would be complete without people dressed as games characters – or ‘Cosplayers’. These models are dressed as popular CAPCOM characters. (Getty Images)
Tokyo Games Show 2008
These models represent characters from game Arc Rise Fantasia. (Getty Images)
Tokyo Games Show 2008
And going one better – Symantec is promoting its Norton range of security products with this giant Norton Fighter. The Norton Fighter has starred in a series of videos to promote Norton to the Japanese market. (Getty Images)