EG Expo 2011


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Whizzo
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It's that time again, so who else is along this year?

I've got tickets for all the days and am actually doing it properly this year as I'll be staying in a hotel near Earl's Court, sharing with Retroid and Vroom.

I'm sure that'll be very cosy. :-D
#1 at 17:11:00 - 19/09/2011
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I'll be there, want a big gay meet up?

The gay part is optional.
#2 at 18:26:47 - 19/09/2011
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It would have been even cosier if Retroid hadn't lost all his chubs!
#3 at 18:50:04 - 19/09/2011
Whizzo
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Unfortunately I haven't.. :-|

A meet up is a certainty DDevil, we'll leave the gay stuff out though! :-D
#4 at 22:30:52 - 19/09/2011
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I'll be there on Friday (but you know that). Will also probably be there for the Saturday shindig.
#5 at 09:46:56 - 20/09/2011
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I'll be there on Sunday, going for the first time.
#6 at 11:17:20 - 21/09/2011
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have fun chaps, i still havent summoned up the courage to go to one of these yet.
#7 at 13:34:33 - 21/09/2011
Whizzo
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You wimp!

Some of us are meeting up for a bevvy or three in the Ship & Shovell, Charing Cross tomorrow evening if anyone wants to pop along that isn't going to the Expo.
#8 at 15:51:58 - 21/09/2011
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I'll be going to Friday (Curry Night), Saturday (Piss Up) and maybe Sunday (Daisy's day off).
#9 at 18:16:35 - 21/09/2011
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My feet are killing me after four days of Expo it was fun though.
#10 at 18:50:37 - 25/09/2011
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I wish I had booked tomorrow off work to recover. That's a fucking long drive after all that expoing and drinking.
#11 at 23:02:52 - 25/09/2011
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Highlights of the show?
#12 at 23:02:54 - 25/09/2011
Binky
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I had to bugger off a bit early in the end but got to see everything I wanted even if I didn't get to play as much as everyone else.

For me Zelda Skyward Sword looked lovely, Mario Land looking nice and BF3 is absolutely stunning. Oh and I also finally played OoT on 3DS. I was hoping it would be pap, but... it's not, is it. MUST. NOT. REBUY. 3DS.

With my interest in gaming waning I was hoping to get really exciting by new things at the expo, but honestly the thing that got me going most was seeing R2D2 rolling around! o/

Oh, ICO and SotC looked great in HD remix by the way. Very nice.
#13 at 10:00:54 - 26/09/2011
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Any thoughts on Rage?

Really quite interested in that, as Gears 3 is leaving me a bit cold.
#14 at 10:02:38 - 26/09/2011
Binky
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Rage, It looked... pretty. Again though my overriding thought on stuff was that there is a lot of games out there that are more of the same.

First time I saw GoW3 running actually. Looks the same but a bit smoother. MW3 (whilst silky) is starting to show its age imo. I was surprised how bloody fast it was though. I don't remember MW being that fast, but I'm assured that it was.

Oh.. Batman... Looked like more of the same (but I guess that's a good thing).
#15 at 10:25:12 - 26/09/2011
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Espad said:have fun chaps, i still havent summoned up the courage to go to one of these yet.


I'm in this camp too :)
#16 at 11:28:08 - 26/09/2011
billdoor
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LOL at the VG24/7 article on how awesome the expo was and how it's arrived as an "event" with the TOR announcement.

This on a website that's co-owned by Rauper and was a media partner for the expo.
#17 at 12:50:24 - 26/09/2011
ilmaestro
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Oh wow, didn't know Rauper co-owned that place, too.

In their defence, my impression from watching/reading reports, and speaking to other people who'd been, was that it *has* actually "arrived as an event" this year, though. The location for the last two years and the TOR announcement this year are pretty decent indicators that it is now a Big Thing.
#18 at 21:32:08 - 26/09/2011
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Same number of attendees as GAMEfest apparently. About a tenth of the numbers of the biggie in Cologne. Not doing it down but the article was so very TechCrunch in it's gushing with a tiny disclaimer right at the end :)
#19 at 22:30:12 - 26/09/2011
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Last week I held an AATG expo.

Its attendance was 1 because I didn't fucking tell anybody.

;)
#20 at 22:33:57 - 26/09/2011
billdoor
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You're getting that mixed up with DDevils big gay meet up aren't you? Noticed a big posse of the GamerDads forum were there too. Me, I was doing my fucking guttering whilst the missus was being told about her redundancy options.

Think the VG24/7 article was post event though? If bookings aren't open it might be a bit early for next year :D
#21 at 22:36:05 - 26/09/2011
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Not going to do a long post of what I played but I will list things I'll be buying from playing/watching.

Rage, Ridge Racer Unbounded (god I hate that name), Battlefield 3, Anarchy Reigns*, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, Tintin**, Saints Row the Third, Batman Arkham City, Skyrim, Dark Souls and some others I'll probably edit in when I remember them.

Most certainly will not be buying that new Ace Combat game (it's shit), Modern Warfare 3 (it's the same fucking game), Ninja Gaiden 3, NFS:The Run (it's the same fucking game as well).

*when it's cheap (which will be about 2 weeks after launch I'm sure)

**yes really, it's a nice fun platformer (with other bits) and you can knock out bad guys with beach balls.

One thing my expo experience drove into me was how much I absolutely detest the sticks on the DS3.

And another thing, the console versions of BF3 do look pretty damn good considering how great it is on PC.
#22 at 10:42:40 - 27/09/2011

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