The Tokyo Game show's first event was in 1996 and was originally held twice a year, but since 2003 the show has only been held once every year.
The Tokyo Game Show typically lasts over a 4 day period (Thursday to Sunday) with the first two days being only for journalists and the media, and the last two days being for the general public to have a chance to see and play some of the latest upcoming releases.
Giant Bomb and the Tokyo Game Show Tokyo Game Show 2008
In 2008 Giantbomb's crew - Ryan Davis
, Jeff Gerstmann
, Brad Shoemaker
and Vinny Caravella
visited Akihabara , Japan
to attend the 2008 Tokyo Game Show event. They produced a special set of bombcasts whilst at the event, talking not only about the games they saw and played, but their trip around Akihabara itself.