After Hours delivers games

GameSpot treats Bay Area to its own private E3 as invite-only event draws gamers, online and on-site.


Call of Duty 3
Battlefield 2142

What if they gave a party and everyone showed up? That's how it felt Saturday night in San Francisco when GameSpot After Hours opened its doors at Pier 27 on that city's Embarcadero.

Close to 2,000 gamers checked out 21 premier titles at over 100 kiosks, enjoyed live and DJ-spun tunes and the rich showmanship of the GameSpot Live crew, and even indulged in beer and pizza as the first-ever event delivered on its promise of bringing the best in games and competition to the GameSpot community--in our own backyard as well as around the world.

Attendees compared the experience to E3, "only you could actually play the games." Among the crowd's favorites were Battlefield 2142, Call of Duty 3, BioShock, and Full Auto 2, the latter game running on PlayStation 3s at just eight, very in-demand game kiosks.

While hundreds of gamers had their fill of gamplay inside the massive space on the Bay, five cameras brought the event to an online audience of many thousands more. Check back later today for archived footage of the first ever After Hours event.

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