I just got back from the Eurogamer festivities on Sunday, and all in all its fair to say the con was absolutely IMMENSE!!! I was there Thursday, Friday and Saturday, representing Team PlusXP, as always, along with Rob, Felicity, Ed and Will. I played heaps of games (my game of show was Sim City overall, and Zero from the indies), saw heaps of people, and acquired loads of stoof!
Here are some of the people I saw :
~ PlusXP ofc!
~ My friend Daniel who I know from Wood Green GAME
~ Rebecca Gunn
~ Simone and Ray (OMG YOU GUYS HAVE DONE SO WELL FOR YOURSELVES, WELL DONE!)
~ and OMG Angela! Who acquired a free Nintendo Wii U! (I don't think I'm allowed to publish the reason why she was given one, and it was deserved, but still I'M SO JELLO!!!)
and many more!
Here are some of the awesome new people I met :
~ Johnathan Town (Community Manager at Nintendo. Saw him at DS:London before, but this was my first time talking to him. He was a dude)
~ Loads of the awesome Nintendo booth babes, with special mention to Michael who I had many lulz with over a game of Tekken!
~ Tareq from InsertCoin, who was like a frigging rockstar on stage!!! I've never seen someone conduct a competition like that before!!!
~ Tom Champion (thaaanks Rob!)
~ Richard Plant and the gents from OnLive (who I interviewed)
~ NintendoLife peeps (yes there is a big Nintendo theme going on here XD. I'm a fangurl, what can I say?)
Here are some prizes I won :
~ a Team Sonic InsertCoin hoodie. In Large (so it actually fits!!!). The moment I realised I'd managed to nab this, and subsequently discovering what it was, was my favourite moment of the entire convention. Immeasurably chuffed afterwards.
~ £10 eshop voucher in the NintendoLife Mario Kart 7 tourny (Rebecca Gunn won one too, so hollar~)
Stuff I bought :
~ Tekken Tag Tournament 2
~ Xbox Live points
~ Cecil Dissidea statue (always with the FF4 lurve...)
~ far too much Mountain Dew and Reese's butter cups from Cyber Candy. I daresay I was their most frequent customer...
Here are the games I played :
Ni No Kuri
New Super Mario Bros U
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Fable : The Journey
Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale (Fat Princess <333)
God of War
Little Big Planet Karting
Reviews of many of these games to follow on PlusXP shortly...
So there you have it. Eurogamer 2012 was beyond incredible, easily my favourite convention this decade so far. Thank you so much Rob and Felicity for getting me press passes, facilitating my first ever video interviews, having the team over on Friday night and providing us with pizza, and just for being awesome in general! It was fantastic spending those 3 days with y'all.
Sunday sucked mind you. Lost my purse w/ all my cards + £200 cash + 2000 Xbox points + the £10 eshop voucher I won. The universe's way of punishing me for having too much fun methinks!