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Tokyo Game Show turns to virtual reality in face of COVID

Expo hopes to lure gamers from around the world to its virtual venues

The Tokyo Game Show is offering a virtual-reality version of one of the world's key gaming expos. (Photo courtesy of TGS)

TOKYO -- One of the world's key gaming conventions is getting creative in the face of the coronavirus by offering a virtual version of the event, which kicks off in Japan on Thursday.

The Tokyo Game Show is hoping to lure gamers from around the world to its virtual venues -- a maritime fortress and a watchtower floating in the sky -- which they can access via Facebook's Oculus Quest 2 VR headset or a browser on PCs and smartphones.

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