Tokyo Game Show 2020 will be all about evolving platforms and 5G
The theme for this year’s Tokyo Game Show will be ‘The Future Touches Gaming First’ according to the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association, and we can expect to see PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at the event.
Expect to see other “emerging technologies that will unlock new possibilities for the future.” in addition to Sony and Microsofts new consoles. There will also be a number of esports events, featuring Japanese as well as global influencers and streamers.
Tokyo Game Show 2020:
- Held at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba outside Tokyo
- Lasts from Thursday, September 24th to Sunday September 27th
- Over 655 exhibitors, including Capcom, Kojima Productions and CD Projekt RED
- Big focus on start of “full-fledged launch of cloud gaming” as 5G grows more widespread
- No reason to expect the COVID19 panic to interfere
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Who is Keanu Reeves portraying in Cyberpunk 2077?
- Adam Smasher
- Jackie Welles
- Johnny Silverhand
Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project and the big boss clash with Duke Nukem Forever
3D Realms and Sunstorm Interactive’s Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project was launched for PC in 2002 and eventually made it to Xbox 360 and iOS.
You were originally going to square off against Dr. Proton from the original Duke Nukem games, but circumstances conspired against both the good doctor and the development team.
Dr. Proton was already busy being villainous in Duke Nukem Forever – which incidentally wouldn’t be released until 2011 – and 3D Realms were concerned about a continuity clash.
Thus, Mech Morphix was created and installed as the new villain of Manhattan Project instead. After all, nothing is more important to the Duke Nukem franchise than a consistent continuity!
Pokemon Home Success
Pokémon HOME’s mobile app ‘downloaded 1.3m times’ in first week
Pokémon Home was downloaded about 1.3 million times in its first week, and around $1.8 million was spent, according to research firm SensorTower.
SensorTower belives Home could be a “potentially strong source” of income for The Pokémon Company, as features from Pokémon Bank are consolidated into Pokémon Home. Subscription plans range between $2.99, $4.99, and $15.99.
First week downloads by country:
1. United States – 444,000
2. Japan – 299,000
3. United Kingdom – 74,000
4. Germany – 63,000
5. France – 53,000
Serious companion: Pokémon Home is more than a companion app – it’s a game changer, argues SensorTower: It’s a central component of the series’ future. It stores Pokémon for future transfers, and allows the developers more control over how users interact.
It could be a harbinger of a whole new product category – the “paid inventory services” – and could spread to other MMOs.