on 08-27-2007 01:20 AM
Damnit all! Sorry man, I tried to get over there, but I had to go to the concert at that time, and we were all really tired and ended up having to leave to sleep (The drive down was teh sucks!). Yea, next time we do this I say we exchange cell phone numbers, cause I was really looking forward to meeting some polycounters. Sorry again man.
As for the rest...TGZ, you missed the good stuff if you just went to the exhibition hall. Some of the events and stuff were gold. Concerts were amazing, Omegathon was tonnes of fun, some of the presentations were great, etc... Not to mention all the freeplay stuff was fun. I went with one of the guys from work and our girlfriends, all four of us loved it. Though, as you said, it was more of a geek/gamer culture convention than a games business convention, so I can see where you may not like it if you aren't into that stuff.
Though for exclusive content - Halo 3 multiplayer maps + weapons first ever seen (with live demo via omegathon, looked awesome), Rockband demos and stage events, Mass Effect presentation, Assassin's Creed presentation, etc... Not all of it was new (Some was from E3), but there was some good content there.
Some of the exibition stuff was cool as well. Rock Band owned the show floor for a good portion of it (the lines were pretty damn big, was worth the wait though). Some other great game demos and fun stuff. Plus I wont a 1TB harddrive. [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
Anyways, just my take on the whole thing. Was a hell of a lot of fun. Hope to go back again next year, when it will apparently be expanded more. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]