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Gamefest 2011

Gamefest 2011

Introduction

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.

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One of my favourite locations during the show was the retro booth. Bit of Bomberman, some wolfenstein; they even had a Jaguar console.

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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.

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Free mountain Dew. Now that’s what I’m talking about.

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  • Darren H

    I waited over 3 hours in the Queue to play modern warfare 3 and 3 hours and 10 minutes to get on Battlefield 3, only to play a piss poor single player demo for 15 minutes.

    So where you got your hour long wait times from is beyond me.

    The show was a joke, not enough systems, too many people and poorly organised!

    After 8 hours i played 3 games.

    Unless your press or have a pass, don’t bother!

    • http://www.xsreviews.co.uk Whoopty

      Wait times were based on estimation, as I decided not to spend my time queuing for the big games. That’s nuts though dude, I’d have skipped those games :)

  • Darren H

    I know, but even smaller games had queue’s and i didn’t think there was that much there at all.

    Also not enough free stuff!

    MW3 and Battlefield 3 should have had bigger stands, with more machines.

    As for skyrim, luckily i didn’t queue for 2 hours as their was no playable demo of the game, it was just a video! lol