Want to make your way to the Tokyo Game Show for free? While there are plenty of ways, most of which involve grappling hooks and impersonating the Prime Minister of an imaginary country, there is one easy, legal method to get yourself in: Use Twitter. TGS will be giving away 100 pairs of tickets (two hundred in total for all you mathematicians) via Twitter to get in for the public days of the show on September 17 and 18.
Make sure you’re following @tokyo_game_show on Twitter (prepare yourself for a feed full of Japanese characters) and tweet in your own words your “wish to visit the Tokyo Game Show” with the hashtag #tgs2011ticket. Then start refreshing your Direct Message inbox for the next two months, because that’s where your virtual tickets will appear.
If you’re more of a Facebook kind of person, check out the Tokyo Game Show Facebook page for a similar contest. Post on their wall with what you most look forward to at the event and you may find yourself in Japan. Just make sure to start your post with “See you @ tgs#.”
For those of you with money, tickets are still available. For the rest of us, it’s time to spam our social networks.