Eurogamer 2013: Day Two and the Loading Bar

Now is time for Day Two, where the zombies roam, more games to see and more indie stuff, and not just from Eurogamer itself! One thing I failed to notice from last night was this ambulance with the Surgeon Simulator logo on it, it looks really awesome!

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Eurogamer 2013: Day One

It’s now time for the first day of Eurogamer, we started off early and arrived at the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre before 9am, and met a huge line of early starters, possibly wanting to get their Call of Duty Ghost Prestige Editions.

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Eurogamer 2013: Day Before

Hey guys! It’s Saturday and despite Eurogamer still running until Sunday, I’ll tell you about my time at Eurogamer! This was surprisingly my first time at Eurogamer, I missed out last year so I really wanted to go after missing out on a lot. Thanks to being a Windows Games Ambassador, I volunteered help with Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Dreamspark promotion at the event and got to be a zombie! But more on that when we get to it, because here’s a summary of what happened on the day before Eurogamer started.

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Gamepopper at Eurogamer

Hello everyone!

On Thursday and Friday, I’ll be at Eurogamer Expo in London. You’ll most likely find me either at the Microsoft Booth or the GamesIndustry Fair as I’m helping out with their Windows 8 promotions. Sadly I won’t have Secret of Escape ready for exhibition, but I’ll be showing it off at the Loading Bar in Soho as part of Indie Haven’s Indie Games Event.

Indie haven hosting indie event at loading

So you may or may not see me, but feel free to visit Microsoft’s booth or the GamesIndustry Fair anyway, as well as the many other things there such as the conferences, the new and old games, the indie games display and many more! I’ll be writing about my time during the weekend, so stay tuned!

Hiroshi Yamauchi (1927 – 2013)

As if the loss of a games company close to home is bad enough, now one of the most prominent men in the video games industry has passed away today.

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Ludum Dare 27: Results are in!

Judging for Ludum Dare 27 officially ended at almost midnight last night. As such I figured it would be best to finally give my post-mortem, show my score and reveal my favourite games from this Ludum Dare all in one post!

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Blitz Games to Close Down

Hey guys! Today is some sad news that I’d like to talk about.

If you haven’t heard the news, Blitz Games Studios is going to close down after 23 years. In a statement from the Oliver Twins (the founders Phillip and Andrew Oliver): “Frustrations with clients, the global economic crisis, and more than our fair share of simple bad luck have all conspired against us and we are no longer able to continue trading”. While a games studio closing down is generally saddening, what makes this so upsetting to me is that while I’ve never worked there, it feels like a personal loss for me.

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