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eGames Expo with Ben - 1st report

Ben checks in with a brief first day report from eGames Expo in Melbourne.
By: Ben Gourlay | Trade Shows | Posted: Nov 14, 2008 5:00 am

12:17 Ben here reporting live from the eGames Expo in Melbourne, Victoria. We've just been ushered into the media room. The wi-fi connection is not

 

up, so I've resorted to using the costly mobile connection. Many booths are still being setup, but the Nintendo booth looks very nice...and very white.

 

12:47 The media briefing starts... yes we will behave ourselves (until the alcohol is released). The eGames organizers welcome us to the show.

 

12:55 Intel take the stage to launch details on the i7 architecture, followed by a demonstration of Far Cry 2. It looked good despite the frame

 

skipping (which I don't believe was intentional), but far from spectacular.

 

1:00 The expo is officially opened. The floor quickly fills up with the folks.

 

2:20 Well I've had a walk around and I've seen/ played most things there are too be had. Highlights so far: Sony's LittleBigPlanet booth, Resident

 

Evil 5 over at the PlayStation booth, EA's Left 4 Dead booth and the Gears of War bunker (it's quite warm and cosy in there though)

 

3:00 Well I've scoured the expo and seen pretty much all there is to be seen. The vast majority of games are ones we have seen before, but there are a

 

few new ones, including Loco Roco, Resistance: Retribution, Need For Speed: Undercover and Left 4 Dead. I will talk a bit about those tomorrow.

 

3:30 Had a quick chat to Peter Blasina as he was trying to fool a Tivo into working. Priceless.

 

4:30 Time to leave. I've had a chance to discuss a few things, but I will leave the nitty gritty until tomorrow. Take this a 'taster' of the first day

 

of the eGames Expo.

 

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