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TGS Management: No Current Plans To Alter Show In Earthquake's Wake

TGS Management: No Current Plans To Alter Show In Earthquake's Wake

March 29, 2011 | By Kyle Orland




With Japan still reeling from a recent massive earthquake and accompanying tsunami, the managers of the Tokyo Game Show say there are no plans to alter the annual event, set to open September 15.

"Currently, we are not thinking of cancelling or making the show smaller," TGS management told Kotaku, while also leaving open the possibility that this position might change in the future. "Depending on the situation from here on out, it is possible that the show is reduced."

Large swathes of Japan, including Tokyo, are still experiencing rolling blackouts and voluntary electrical conservation in the wake of the devastating natural disasters, which hit the country March 11.

Some city shops are reportedly having trouble staying fully stocked, and there are worries about slightly elevated radiation levels in the air and water caused by problems in the containment from nearby nuclear plants.

Some Japanese game companies have delayed releases and reduced work hours for some employees in the wake of the disaster. Many game companies, journalists and fans from around the world are also pledging to donate money to relief efforts.

Organizers reported over 200,000 attendees for the 2010 Tokyo Game Show, making it the largest public exhibition of new and upcoming video games in the world.


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