Playing games has been an essential aspect of human cultural history since Antiquity. In Japan, the global leader in entertainment electronics, the merger of everyday life, hobbies and computer games has progresses with particular intensity.
From 8th September Ars Electronica hosts Japan Media Arts Festival, an annual event from Tokyo first time in Europe. It focus on entertainment aspect in Japanese media art and present award winning game works.
Every evening there will be some game tournaments.