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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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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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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