Want to know a perfect definition of pissing on someone’s bonfire? Game holding their own gaming fair a week before Eurogamer. You think companies are going to spend more money on different stands? You go to Gamefest, you’ve seen it. If you can stomach the queues.
So yesterday I went along and tried out a few titles. Unfortunately I didn’t find out about the show early enough to get a press pass (I may have only heard of Gamefest on Thursday morning…), so I had to enjoy queuing along with the average Joes out there. What’s the use of being a journo if I can’t laud it over others?
Welcome to Gamefest
Welcome to Gamefest. Want a hint? If you don’t have a pass, just tell them there was supposed to be one left for you. That’s how I got in.
One of my favourite locations during the show was the retro booth. Bit of Bomberman, some wolfenstein; they even had a Jaguar console.
There was a huge Prototype 2 poster which looked great. The guys occasionally standing in front of it dressed up as characters from the game, were less so.
Free mountain Dew. Now that’s what I’m talking about.