Thursday, 30 September 2010

Sweating optimism over Eurogamer expo

I’m currently buzzing with optimism and excitement because I get to go to Eurogamer tomorrow. It’ll be my first trip to an expo, made even better as I’m getting in on a press pass. Of course on the other side of Friday I’ll probably be completely the opposite, damning that I’ll never go to one of the bloody things again because it’s a lot of work, queuing and committing myself to lots of writing when I get back. I’m really hoping that it won’t reduce me to a bitter husk of a man sworn off of press events forever.

It’s shaping up to be a good day tomorrow though, with my list of games to cover consisting of Gears of War 3, Bulletstorm and Gran Turismo 5. Of course most surprising on my list of nice things I get to cover are Just Dance 2 and Dance Central. My lovely editor has decided to make me dance correspondent for Critical Gamer. Wicked.

Other exciting things on the itinerary include an interview with Yuji Naka, the father of Sonic the Hedgehog (the game series obviously, I’m not suggesting that he goes for naked rolls in the bushes). I might see if my shorthand is up to scratch to take down the interview on paper, but I really doubt I could keep up. I used to practice the skill by copying down what people said on the Jeremy Kyle Show because they mainly spoke in single syllable words and grunts at a manageable pace. I suppose an actual interview will put me to the test.

The Expo looks like it should be a good one this year, with great titles like Crysis 2, Goldeneye and Killzone 3 all making an appearance amongst many other greats. It’s a shame that there’s no sign of Arkham City or Hitman 5, but I can’t really complain with all the stuff that will be there.

The only downside that I can see at the moment is that I’ll have to traverse London. I’m a competent enough tube rat when it comes to public transport, but I always carry too much faith in the human race and make the mistake of smiling at people on the underground. I get a stern look back as if I was a publicly known poodle rapist, and it really hammers the fact home that the tube is no place for politeness and smiles. It’s all about getting places faster than anyone else because life is a race and if you finish last you’re scum and probably live out of bins.

Back to the positive though; yay games expo. I guess I’ll see you on the other side.

1 comment:

jen/haly said...

Hope you had a good time! I know I did :) Wish I'd been able to stay longer.