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Deus Ex Human Revolution at Eurogamer Expo 2010

Some more videos from day 1 at Eurogamer Expo, this time the Eidos Montreal team showing Deus Ex Human Revolution on PS3. I must admit I was seriously impressed with this presentation. The world seems so alive, the city feels like a real hustle and bustle metropolis, with NCP’s a plenty going about doing their own thing, each one with a different look (not repeats ala GTAIV). I think this game will be the one to look out for in 2011, the atmosphere is so deep just watching this demo felt like watching a big budget movie. Enjoy

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Fable 3 at Eurogamer Expo 2010 with Peter Molyneux

Yesterday was a busy day at Eurogamer Expo. I managed to capture the Fable 3 presentation by Peter Molyneux but only now am I getting the videos online.

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Eurogamer Expo 2010 – Liveblog Day 1 Earls Court 1st October

18:23pm – Well that was RAge, no filming allowed so no content apart from this one picture. The day is over so chilling out with Starcraft 2. Will upload all my videos shortly.

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16.36pm – Ok we are back waiting for the ID Software RAGE presentation. My android device is dead, so I’m relying on the shaky wifi up here in the conference rooms.  Patiently awaiting Tim Willits.

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16.00pm – Checked out Starcraft 2 in 3d, it works, well done Nvidia, but I won’t be buying into the tech.

14.05pm – Wow, Deus Ex looks amazing, living breathing city, NCP’s everywhere.

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1.59pm – Deus Ex is up, the presenter from Montreal looks alot like the main charachter

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1.44pm – Nvidia 3d demo is live

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1.15pm – PS3 booting up the Deus Ex demo, and Nvidia 3D demo slides setting up.

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1.15pm – 3D Nvdia glasses going around for everyone.

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1.08pm – The Fable 3 crowd has gone, mass rush too setup stage for Nvidia and Deus Ex.

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12.54pm – Show is over.

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12.49pm – Ico, greatest game of all time per Peter. Setting inspired by Oliver Twist.

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12.40pm – Women in game, aparantly Peter cannot convince his wife to play Fable 2.image

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12.38pm – More inspiration, from another film, Peter watches too many films? Robin Hood this time.

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12.34pm – Kill Bill inspired the fighting in Fable 2. Peter talking about how important one button combat was for him.

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12.31pm – Inspiration from Mad Max 2

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12.28pm – Talking about Fable and transition to Fable 2, lots of concept art.

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12.14pm – Peter is on stage talking.

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12.10pm – Wireless signal is totally dead here, relying on 3G. The show is up, video to follow.

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12.02pm – Seated at the front row, Peter Molyneux walked straight past me, surreal.

11.59am – Just spotted Peter Molyneux walking around, no time to photo him, they are letting us in to get seated.

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11.30am – In the queue for the 12pm Fable 3 showing with Peter Molyneux.. So far checked out Killzone 3 in 3D, which was pretty impressive. Spent most of the short time I had before the 11am crowds arrived on Crysis 2 for PC. It looks amazing, especially compared to the Xbox 360 version which was blurry as hell, and running at a poor frame rate. Even the guy running the Crysis 2 PC stand said to go check out the difference between the two, and how much better PC looked.

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10.45am – Ok made it in!

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9.30am – The day is starting well, stuck on the Piccadily Line 1hour 30mins late for the press queue. More updates to come through the day so bookmark this post for my live blog.

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Eurogamer Expo Survival Guide and What to Take!

Eurogamer Expo is less than one week away, starting Friday 1st October 2010 through to Sunday 3rd October 2010 at Earls Court in London. This year is going to be the largest event EVAR! If you need a reason to drag yourself away from Starcraft 2 for just a day (or all 3) then this is that reason. I must admit even I have been slack since the launch of Starcraft 2, not venturing outside of the internets, I’ve played little else other than SC2 and posted nothing to this blog. But fear not, I am here to offer you a complete survival guide to next weekends Expo, after reading this you will be ready to venture outside and battle hordes of zombies gamers.

First things first you need to start packing, now. Remembering the essentials is always difficult when the excitement of a day trip outside the of the internets is ahead of you. Think of this packing scenario in the same way you tool up in a safe-house in Left 4 Dead. I have prepared my bag in advance, and laid it all out to help you make the right choices, but remember, just like in Left 4 Dead, a med-kit is essential but your choice of other equipment is down to your personal preference.

  • a rucksack – two shoulders are better than one, every geek has a rucksack
  • a laptop/netbook – there maybe times at the Expo that you want to browse/blog or do some general internets
  • beverage – if you have not been to Earls Court before, I recommend you bring your favourite beverage, once you are inside there are no free drinks dispensers ala Half Life
  • oyster card – this is a must if you are traveling on the London Underground, it will let you travel for half the price of paying for a cash ticket, every Londoner has one!
  • reading materials – books, comics whatever, the underground can get very boring and has NO RECEPTION for the internets on your smart phone! I have chosen Scott Pilgram and a Mass Effect comic
  • camera – there will be plenty of celebrities at the Expo, Peter Molyneux (Creative Director, Microsoft Game Studios) and Tim Willits (id Software) to name but a few, so you may geek out and want to snap them
  • sharpie and your copy of Quake 3 (or other game) – did I mention Tim Willits is going to be there! Yes Tim! Willits! He is the guy you see on the Quake 3 time-demo! Get his autograph if you can (or mine if you find me)
  • cash – you may need cash inside, because as with ALL Earls Court events, there is ALWAYS a sweet stand that sells old fashioned sweets, and they only take CASH! Cola Bottles here I come
  • ticket/press pass – finally something everyone cannot afford to forget, your ticket (or press pass if you have been blessed with one, thanks Eurogamer for ours!)

So you’ve packed, now you are ready to fight your way to London Earls Court. If you are going on Friday then do not even THINK about driving. First you have congestion charge as Earls Court is in the zone Monday to Friday, then you have parking which will be NCP extortionate prices and then you have traffic, which means you are missing out on valuable game time. I recommend you get the tube to Earls Court or West Brompton, remember to check TFL website for updated info as there are planned works on the 2nd and 3rd October. The only day you can even consider driving is the Sunday, but you will need to scout around for a single yellow line and remember to double check the signs if you do park otherwise Mr Warden will get you.

Once inside you are pretty much on your own, but do check the Whats On page on Eurogamer’s site so you can plan your day. The highlight for me will be 12pm Friday the 1st Oct as Peter Molyneux will be showing Fable 3, the question is will he have his son with him who may have the answer to Half Life 3? Another big highlight is every day at 5pm Tim Willits himself will be showing Rage, and hopefully Tim, you will be signing my Quake 3 box. Obviously there will be plenty of games on the floor for us to play, I’m looking forward to playing Crysis 2, Fallout New Vegas, Gran Turismo 5 (yes it will REALLY be there), Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and of course checking out all the Indie game stands. By the time you get through all of that, you will no doubt be hungry, all I can recommend is the onsite Pizza Express, everything else sucks!

So look out for us at the Expo, if you find us, then just whisper gamdo in our ears, failing that tweet us @gamdo. Fingers crossed I will have as much photo’s, video’s and live blogging up right here as I possibly can, for those that can’t make it, or I will be playing Fallout New Vegas and have no time, or I will be passed out at the Gran Turismo stand in complete shock that it is actually finished? So look out for the bag in above picture, if I catch you trying to steal it I warn you now, G-r0 knows Kung Fu! See you at the Expo. Team Gamdo

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