Today was the first day of four for Eurogamer Expo in Earls Court, London. It's a pretty straight up consumer facing show, so there isn't much in the way of news and so on, but there are developer sessions (where I have spent all of today in), a careers section and then the rest of the show floor. But I'm going to try to write about the sessions that I go to and post photos of the expo, which will probably happen on the weekend when I get a gallery up properly. So this post is more or less just a warning that I'm about to be super spammy with my blog posts but I'll post a wrapup post at the end of it so that it's just easier to find things.
Anyway with that bit of housekeeping out the way I got to the expo just after the floor opened and I was pretty sure I was in the right place because this thing was in front of me as soon as I got out the tube.
I was also introduced to a giant queue that went around the side of the entire building, it kind of teaches me to not turn up early/not get out of bed.It wasn't that bad a wait as it could've been it only took about 35 minutes to get in. Around the entrance there were a couple of booths set up selling T-shirts and the like I'll get a picture of them for tomorrow but I pretty much made a straight dash for the developer sessions where I spent pretty much the entire length of the show.
I had a bit of time at the end to run around and took a peek at the indie arcade and there was some neat stuff in there but nothing that got me super excited the way that seeing Frozen Synapse there last year did because I always thought that game looked awesome. Took a quick peek in the careers section to find that pretty much all of them had already packed up and left for the day. Then watched a bit of Guild Wars 2 and The Old Republic. For the longest time I've been on the side of Guild Wars 2, I have to say that for who I am Guild Wars 2 seems like the way to go. Also picked up some random schwag but I'll wrap up the take on that at the end.