The Point - Go to a Games Show!

Danny explains why attending public games events like Gamescom and PAX is way more fun than E3.

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115 comments
Letsbother
Letsbother

Danny is an awesome host, I could listen to him explain just about anything.

Wensea10
Wensea10

This shows you that E3 mite be more popular but that does not mean it is better.

edussz
edussz

Nice one.. But pleeeeease tell me you asked Gabe about HL3!!! Please!
"Even" Left for Dead 3 would sufice!
Give us something Valve!

Tristram Wake
Tristram Wake

Because the public gets to play its no big mystery.

GLOK1132
GLOK1132

Great show Danny.  Keep it up. 

HasH101
HasH101

I live so far away, wish I could go. nice episode Danny, loving the new show

LordCrash88
LordCrash88

Nice episode!

I enjoyed Gamescom quite a lot this year though it was very exhausting. But at least I tried Battlefield 4, AC 4 Black Flag, Oculus Rift, PES 2014, Splinter Cell Blacklist, the Xbox One controller, the Nvidia shield; I talked to some cool guys about video games (e.g. the guys at the Nvidia booth), drank some delicious German beer and ate tasty German food, enjoyed the vibe at the convention, visited Cologne, short: just had a good time with friends and games...... ;)

You should definitely visit Gamescom or Pax or something similar if you are a real gaming fan, at least once. :)

MVan86
MVan86

I'm considering going to the Aust EB Games Expo on Oct 1 for the first time, as I've now got a car that could make the trip and such. But I'm not sure as I tend to work weekends and am currently only a casual so I dunno if I could make it...

pinky08_09
pinky08_09

Maybe gamespot could do a whole video on the Gamescom experience. That would be a lot of fun

Raggar127
Raggar127

Are we sure Seb was joking? This is a great show keep it up! 

Johny_47
Johny_47

Great... point. I'd love to go to Gamescom and E3 but Gamescom is closer to me so I'll go there next year hopefully.

garysingh34
garysingh34

 seb was quite convincing! great feature, whats background music anyone?

kohle36
kohle36

@2:45  'Every type of gamer is there, except...the elusive female'

Fixed that for you Danny.

wgerardi
wgerardi

I really love all the peeps who work at GameSpot, but Danny and Cam are the dudes who bring it to an echelon so much higher than any other gaming website.

bfa1509
bfa1509

I'm a nice guy online but a real prick in real life.

prime_l
prime_l

I really hope with MCM being re-branded as Comi-Con and with it expanding it starts to get more attention from developers and publishers. I go every year but the gaming side of things is pretty minimum and just an excuse to advertise games very close to launch or games already out. It would be nice to have something like PAX and Gamescon for us Brits.


Also, I hope Gamespot will be there again come October too.

stewarty77
stewarty77

Might actually look into going next year.  What's the average price of a ticket?

Judzilla
Judzilla

I agree with everything Danny said!

Now... eh... can somebody loan me $3,000 to go to Germany for a week?

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D1N02982
D1N02982

By game shows I thought you meant Wheel of Fortune or something like that. LOL 

The_Gaming_Baby
The_Gaming_Baby

Great video. Wish I could go to something like this just once in my life, would be something I would always remember

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

Lol I can see the aspartame induced rash on Danny's face from drinking Diet coke! Keep Promoting Diet Death Danny!

Brokendemise
Brokendemise

Keep up the work Danny! Next to Skyrim Mods, best show(s) on Gamespot!

YanniBG
YanniBG

I have the same SC2 mouse pad. :-P

fourclawrider
fourclawrider

Hey danny, are you like the digital version of jeebus?

harrumble
harrumble

I was welling up at the end there. But then, I'm very hungover.

hoscba
hoscba

That was awesomely positive! 
Game shows are always heaps of fun, especially the hands on part.

SrebX
SrebX

Thank you Danny, you've just inspired me :) I've always wanted to go though money and time are always an issue ... 

Going to Gamescom is now on my to do list when I'll have my big trip around the world :)

nicolasetespqr
nicolasetespqr

Dammit Danny, have you been wathching Twilight again?

GLOK1132
GLOK1132

Hilarious.  I really need to go to games show one of these days.  I have always wanted to go but life is always in the way.

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

That was funny GSUK.

Seb you really cracked me up there. You all did.

Great new show. :)

MrStygian
MrStygian

HA! The acting is hilarious. I liked the bit where Seb in the end of the video said he hasn't done a thing either.

On a slightly more related news to the video, I agree, gamers tend to be a bit more..."friendly" in person. Nothing to hide behind when conflict arises. This is why I game with people I know.

gameM1080
gameM1080

"HAVE SOME CRUNCH CHIPS" awesome intro xD

contentxcontext
contentxcontext

I dont feel totally the same with regards to some of the things you say in this episode, mainly because whenever I go to events (mostly Eurogamer expo as I do not own a passport at the moment, yes I know gamespot sees eurogamer as a "rival" as so wont cover the event, which is a little bit of hypocrisy from cbsi when gamespot would cover Pax, also technically seen as a rival site these days), like these I always feel more excluded then included. That sub-groups of a sub-culture form and I'm stood there, alone, old and unconnected. Maybe it's my depressive nature or maybe I too easily see the more shallow or questionable sides to the "gamer" culture come out at these events. But I always go home feeling empty and a little more alone.

MrStygian
MrStygian

@GLOK1132 Just gotta hijack life and make it seat in the backseat bud. Easier said than done, sure, but it can be done.

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

@contentxcontext

Awww man, that's sad. That is a very sad comment you left there.

We are not all bad and I'm sure you must have some good highlights too?

Try focusing on some positives, not easy I know. I don't mean to sound patronizing.

You are not alone friend. ;)

GLOK1132
GLOK1132

@MrStygian @GLOK1132 I would love to be able to take your advice, all I need is money.  I will happily accept any charitable donations you have to offer :)

contentxcontext
contentxcontext

@punksterdaddy  thank you, thats very kind of you. I dont think everyone is bad or anything, although I have seen some terrible behavior from people at expos and events, I just dont feel any connections to people or groups while I'm at them. I'm not going to go into details, but this could be attributed to mental and emotional health issues ive had trouble with in the past. I might just be that one guy who just feels uncomfortable in groups or types of gatherings. I mean I like some people, but dont feel comfortable around people. does that make sense? its probably odd more then anything. I dont feel pity about being like this, its just how i am. At my age ive learned to more or less accept being someone who just is lonely even in a crowd. It's what makes me turn to digital entertainment to an extent I suppose, a mean to interact with something or know success. To examine the world without actually having to go out into it. Don't get me wrong, sure I have met one or two good people at shows, last year recording an audio show at euroGX with some, but these feel fleeting and more like work. I dunno, ive gone on too long about this. But honestly, thank you for the kind words. :)

xxxxTRISTAMxxxx
xxxxTRISTAMxxxx

@contentxcontext

punkstedaddy is correct on this,  I some gamers can be just nasty to each other and just not that nice, but also I have meet many who are really cool some of them are good friends which helps with the at times feeling lonely.  I too understand what you are saying.  I know this will not help but I just want to let you as well you are not alone as well.