Hey guys, for this post we are going to talk about what we did back at Euro Gamer. We did loads there and we all went off to do different things, so now we’re going to talk about some select things we did and what we enjoyed the most.

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Tom

Before I went the only other convention I had been to was Summer of Sonic, so going from that to Euro Gamer it was certainly much bigger in comparrison. But that meant they had loads of games to try out, and only when you’re there do you realise that there are more upcoming games to look forward to than you initialy thought there’d be. I was looking forward to try out Sonic Lost World being the massive Sonic fan that I am. At first it was a little wierd, maybe because I’m not used to the Wii U controller or maybe it’s the new game engine. Still here’s hoping the final product will be fun. A standout treat for me though was trying out the Oculus Rift, a headset with goggles that creates the illusion of virtual reality. It felt like I was in the game world in a way that no other game had been able to do prior to that. Also moving your head controls the camera so that only adds to the realism. I also got some merch there including a T-Shirt and some video game themed sweets, even though Euro Gamer is now in the past I still have memories of it for the present, very fond memories indeed.

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James

Greetings mortals, I am DracoJames102 and I am here to give you my thoughts on Eurogamer Expo 2013.

Early on in the month I have already been to Alcon 2013 (check DracoJames102 goes to Alcon 2013 for more details) so I was already exited to go to this event too. I was really exited to try out the demos of the new upcoming games such as Batman Arkham Origins, Sonic Lost Worlds and Pokemon X and Y Version. In the end I didn’t get to play the Arkham Origins demo, but I played the Castlevania Lords of Shadows 2 demo, the Pokemon X and Y demo and a demo of a game where we can create roller coasters on the Wii U (I can’t remember the name of the game right now so I do apologize). The roller coaster game was pretty fun in the sense that my friend and I messed up so many times to the point where it was funny, the Castlevania demo was ok and the Pokemon demo just made me even more exited for the new games. I did buy a couple of new games at the expo but honestly I wish that they had more merchandise. They did have a lot of t-shirts, figures etc but I also wanted to get some retro games too. They did have a segment where you can play retro games such as Super Street Fighter 2, Sonic the Hedgehog and Tomb Raider but they did not sell any of the consoles and games. I was disappointed by that but it didn’t stop me from having a great time at the expo. I’m probably just spoiled from Alcon. I did have a lot of fun at the expo and I will have great memories of this expo (such as getting my picture with Sonic and Pikachu *fangirl squeel*).

Cameron

The last gaming convention I went to (and my first) was ‘GAMEFEST’ a few years back. It wasn’t great, so when I decided to go to Eurogamer, I was half and half with what it would be like. Eurogamer was a massive surprise for me as it was just amazing. I was able to try quite a few games that I was interested in at the time. Here’s summary of each game and some other stuff (beware of slight spoilers ahead).

Quantic Dream’s ‘Beyond Two Souls’ was probably my most anticipated game. The demo consisted of two main sections called “The Experiment” & “Hunted” “The Experiment” involved Jodie as a child having her entity Aiden being tested and in the end, doesn’t go well. Meanwhile, “Hunted” had Jodie on a train and escaping from the cops into a forest and so on. In between both parts was Jodie having training which in the game is part of another section. The demo was really great and did interest me. Velocity 2X was a combination of an action game like Metroid and a shooter game. The game was really surprising for me and I hope to get it in the future.

Personally, I’m not a massive COD fan, so to give Call of Duty: Ghosts a go didn’t bug me as much. The map we played on was a typical snow infested map as we played capture the flag (I think). I did pretty well as I got nine kills, which was better than I thought I would get. I was also able to play this with the Xbox One controller which to be honest, was actually pretty good. COD Ghosts was great, but in my opinion, not amazing. Me being a somewhat massive sonic fan, I had to try it out of curiosity. I played Sonic Lost World on the Wii U but not on the 3DS as I wasn’t that interested. The level I played was the newest on the game’s demo which was based on Casino Night/Street etc. With lots of silver coins and even pinball, the stage was good, although the controls weren’t perfect. Hohokum is a game that I kind of cannot describe. It’s a very colourful game to play and looks beautiful. I wish I could describe but it’s too hard for me.

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Sony’s PS4 tech demonstration The Playroom was probably the most surprising “game” I was able to try out. The Playroom uses the PS4 controller and camera to its advantage to make The Playroom very interactive with the player. The robot demo was the best part. I didn’t think that a real life carpet would be able to interact at all. And yes, I was able to try the mysterious beauty that is the Oculus Rift. Unfortunately, I couldn’t try it with any of the games like Surgeon Simulator 2013, but instead tried out a demo which was made by a company which I unfortunately can’t remember (sorry guys). The demo included a mysterious dungeon with a grave yard and even a lava pit, which really felt that high up with the Oculus Rift. Unfortunately, the OR used was the development kit so it wasn’t perfect but was an amazing experience none of the less.

The last game I was able to try was Batman: Arkham Origins which did surprise me quite a bit. The demo involved Batman going through Arkham to find the Joker, by knocking out some people on the way. I won’t spoil the demo as much but I will say that it was great. I was also able to buy some stuff at Eurogamer. The stuff I bought were two animes which were Persona 4: The Animation Volume 2, an anime that I’ve recently had an obsession with, and Deadman Wonderland, probably one of the goriest and darkest anime’s I’ve seen to date. I’ve also bought a Eurogamer Expo T-shirt which looks cool.

Overall, Eurogamer Expo 2013 was a big surprise for me and I hope to go to Eurogamer again in the future.

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So as you can tell we all really enjoyed Euro Gamer. So safe to say we’ll be going again next year, and we’ll try to go to both London and Birmingham. Then maybe we can compare and contrast. Until then.

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