Friday Photo: Game on

CHIBA, JAPAN – SEPTEMBER 16: Visitors play Sega Corp.’s ‘Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity’ on Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.’s PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld game consoles while a booth assitant looks on during the Tokyo Game Show 2010 at Makuhari Messe on September 16, 2010 in Chiba, Japan. The computer and video game convention, which will ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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CHIBA, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 16: Visitors play Sega Corp.'s 'Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity' on Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld game consoles while a booth assitant looks on during the Tokyo Game Show 2010 at Makuhari Messe on September 16, 2010 in Chiba, Japan. The computer and video game convention, which will be held until September 19, features exhibitions of upcoming game software and hardware from 194 companies and organizations to draw business visitors and the general public.

CHIBA, JAPAN – SEPTEMBER 16: Visitors play Sega Corp.’s ‘Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity’ on Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.’s PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld game consoles while a booth assitant looks on during the Tokyo Game Show 2010 at Makuhari Messe on September 16, 2010 in Chiba, Japan. The computer and video game convention, which will be held until September 19, features exhibitions of upcoming game software and hardware from 194 companies and organizations to draw business visitors and the general public.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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