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Konami's Pre-TGS Conference

Zonk posted more than 6 years ago | from the must-love-the-pre-pre-events dept.

Games 19

Tokyo Games Show is almost upon us, and there are already lots of hardworking folks out in Japan covering the pre-events. The first up today is the conference from Konami, running down the titles they'll be showing at this year's event. New titles include DS game Time Hollow, PSP title Silent Hill Origins, Silent Hill V, a Pilates game, and a bunch of content for mobile gamers. They also showed off the new Metal Gear Solid 4 trailer, which apparently was full of spoilers. "Kojima moves on to Metal Gear Online. A new trailer runs. An overhead view of a soldier pans down to him being shot at. 'Where Are My Comrades?' reads the screen. We see two squads taking position on two separate roofs. 'Where Are My People Who Need Help?' reads the screen. Teammates help each other up. 'Where Are Those I Must Protect?' More squad tactics are shown, lots of gun fire, missile launchers taking out sentry towers. One fight takes place in a sewer, featuring solid water effects." The Online title will be available for play at the event.

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Did I really read that right? (1)

LehiNephi (695428) | more than 6 years ago | (#20667293)

Are my reading skills failing me, or did I see the word Pilates as one of the games listed? Dance Dance Revolution is one thing, but how in the world do you incorporate a game controller into a long series of leg lifts and crunches?

Re:Did I really read that right? (1)

trdrstv (986999) | more than 6 years ago | (#20667365)

Are my reading skills failing me, or did I see the word Pilates as one of the games listed? Dance Dance Revolution is one thing, but how in the world do you incorporate a game controller into a long series of leg lifts and crunches?

Don't think of it as a game, it's more like a "Virtual Instructor". Something more dynamic and adaptable than a DVD.

Re:Did I really read that right? (4, Funny)

discord5 (798235) | more than 6 years ago | (#20667415)

did I see the word Pilates as one of the games listed?
Maybe it's Engrish for pirates? (Mod -1, Racism, it's fried rice you plick)

Re:Did I really read that right? (1)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 6 years ago | (#20668665)

Mod parent up for semi-obscure Lethal Weapon 4 reference!

Re:Did I really read that right? (1)

Sciros (986030) | more than 6 years ago | (#20667507)

Yarr these days the gaming scene in Japan be filled with non-games like pira^H^Hlates and basic arrrithmetic. There be ads for this junk even in the trains.

Re:Did I really read that right? (2, Funny)

Aladrin (926209) | more than 6 years ago | (#20667557)

I think you missed the most disturbing bit: "One fight takes place in a sewer, featuring solid water effects."

Eww? The sewer was bad enough, but 'solid water effects?' The mere beginnings of imagination have me wishing it wasn't almost lunch time.

Re:Did I really read that right? (1)

poot_rootbeer (188613) | more than 6 years ago | (#20669159)

Eww? The sewer was bad enough, but 'solid water effects?' The mere beginnings of imagination have me wishing it wasn't almost lunch time.

Solid water? Isn't that called 'ice'?

Then again, this is from a franchise that gave us a character called 'Solid Snake'. To distinguish him from the regular type of snake, which is gaseous.

Re:Did I really read that right? (1)

twistedsymphony (956982) | more than 6 years ago | (#20672087)

well, you wouldn't want to get him confused with his arch nemesis: Flaccid Snake

Re:Did I really read that right? (1)

ILuvRamen (1026668) | more than 6 years ago | (#20667567)

lol well DDR worked didn't it? hehehehe. Anyway, did you read the dialogue too? I thought for sure that's where your reading skills failed you cuz that's barely english lol. I thought the next line for sure would be "are all your base belong to us?"

Re:Did I really read that right? (1)

Fozzyuw (950608) | more than 6 years ago | (#20667869)

but how in the world do you incorporate a game controller into a long series of leg lifts and crunches?

What about that EyeToy thing they have for the PS2? I'd wager this piece of hardware pretty much failed in the U.S. but I'm not big on the PS2. I do know that Karaoke Revolution Party uses it and I saw a kid using it at a wal-mart demo.

Cheers,
Fozzy

Re:Did I really read that right? (1)

k_187 (61692) | more than 6 years ago | (#20668415)

The wiifit board? or the eyetoy? Maybe you have to hit the buttons with your toes or something?

Re:Did I really read that right? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20669971)

I dont know but it so has to include Richard Simmons...

Obligatory ShieldW0lf Post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20667363)

Would anyone mind explaining to me Konami's Pre-TGS Conference? I would like to know what this is.

--ShieldW0lf typical FP.

Super Mario Bros 2 featured "solid water effects" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20667547)

but they had the cajones to call it "ice".

TGs? (1)

Seumas (6865) | more than 6 years ago | (#20667993)

Why is Konami having a conference for Trans-Genders?

Who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20668259)

Wake me up when they announce MGS4 for the Xbox 360. Until then, no one cares about it because no one can play it. The rest of the stuff was basically just a whole bunch of game names with not enough detail and could easily have waited until AFTER the TGS completes to be announced.

States of Water (1)

smlvalentine (1159037) | more than 6 years ago | (#20669363)

"featuring solid water effects" So, ice. Why didn't you just say ice?

Solid Water? (1)

W. Justice Black (11445) | more than 6 years ago | (#20669407)

One fight takes place in a sewer, featuring solid water effects.

Ugh. Solid water is the last thing I want to hear about when eating breakfast. Yuck.

I only have four words for Konami... (1)

Ang31us (1132361) | more than 6 years ago | (#20670929)

Virtual console Double Dribble
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