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Eurogamer Expo 2010 – what to expect and what to play

Wednesday, 29th September 2010 16:40 GMT By Keza Macdonald

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[Going to Eurogamer Expo? Of course you are. Here, Keza MacDonald brings you the main highlights of the show and what games from the remainder of 2010 and 2011 you should be playing this weekend at Earls Court.]

Heading to London for the Eurogamer Expo this weekend? Or wondering what you’re missing? Here’s a day-by-day rundown of who and what will be at the show. Highlights: Gears of War 3, a Peter Molyneux presentation that’s sure to be eminently quotable, LittleBigPlanet 2, Killzone 3, Dragon Age II and squillions more!

The EG Expo has been fattening itself up. Three years ago it was an ambitious but comparatively miniature event at the Truman Brewery; now it’s filling Earl’s Court for three days. There are about 40 big upcoming and recent releases on the show floor, there’s an Indie Games Arcade showing off upcoming talent, there are plenty of developer sessions from terribly famous and important people, and there’s a GamesIndustry.biz career fair to peruse if you’re looking to claw your way into the business of making games.

ON THE FLOOR:

HIGHLIGHTS

Brink

Splash Damage’s brave and potentially brilliant splicing of customisable online FPS and action-game genes impressed me back at Gamescom, and it’ll be shown off at the Expo in an ideal multiplayer habitat.

Dead Space 2

Visceral Games knows how to scare you shitless. The first Dead Space proved that. The sequel, set in a less restrictive, more varied, more destructible environment, looks even better.

Dragon Age 2

What do we know about Dragon Age 2? Practically nothing, except that it’s got a hell of a trailer and more money behind it than the Pope’s state visit. This’ll be our first chance to play it.

Fallout: New Vegas

I reckon New Vegas is a grittier, harsher game than Fallout 3, with more challenging and ambiguous moral decisions to be made. Even if 3 left you a little cold, this is worth getting excited about.

Fable 3

Will Molyneux finally come good on all his promises? Come judge for yourself.

Gears of War 3

Need we say more? Gears 3 will be playable in Beast mode, the new multiplayer addition. Expect big queues for this one.

ALSO VERY EXCITING

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
It’s got a good pedigree

Bulletstorm
Foul-mouthed, kick-ass shooter

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Inspired series reboot with touches of Shadow of the Colossus and Uncharted

Crysis 2
Gape at how pretty Crytek’s New York is, then shoot it up

Hunted: The Demon’s Forge
Fantasy third-person shooting: think Gears of Warcraft

inFamous 2
Interesting sequel

Killzone 3
More shooting – but you guys like that, right?

LittleBigPlanet 2
Breathtakingly inventive. Can’t wait to see what people can create in ten minutes.

Gran Turismo 5
Play it now, before it’s delayed another year.

Eurogamer Expo 2010 begins Friday, October 1 until Sunday, October 3. If you were planning to go, tickets for all three days are now sold out. Unlucky.

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18 Comments

  1. djhsecondnature

    Ha! I’m in that picture.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Redh3lix

    No Tube strikes or other such shenanigans this weekend I hope :/

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Massiveslag

    Looking forward to having a fully sanctioned day off work to play games. Add to that a couple of tickets for the after party, and it should be a pretty sweet day all in all. :D

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Massiveslag

    Redh3lix. There’s big train issues at the weekend actually. the District line is shut for works so if you were hoping to use it to get there you’re buggered. :( There are rail replacement buses though. :)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Fin

    @2, 4

    Proper Tube strike starts Sunday evening too, so you’d want to keep an eye on that!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Qwaf

    “Gran Turismo 5
    Play it now, before it’s delayed another year”

    Why would it be delayed? I know it likely isn’t a serious comment, but its based on nothing. They haven’t delayed this game once, the only release date ever given was one that we know of now.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. 2plus2equals5

    “Foul-mouthed, kick-ass shooter”
    “More shooting – but you guys like that, right?”
    But the best is:
    “Play it now, before it’s delayed another year”

    Lol! XD

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Sublimeone

    There has always been usual engineering works going on the tubes done over majority of weekends each month. If memory serves me I’d say its being going on since some time last year before summer. Pretty much used to it, most people should be used to it by now, that is if you resident in London.
    To those going have fun, didn’t intend on going from the very beginning when I heard the announcement for the event. Preferred back when the event wasn’t a major cluster Fudge.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. EscoBlades

    Looking forward to it all :)

    This will be my 3rd year going.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Redh3lix

    Erm… are you serious about the District line ?!?!?!

    EDIT: Shit! Yes you are! Thanks for the info!!

    Any advice from Londoner’s for someone arriving Marylebone station who has never used London buses etc. Need to get to Earls Court :( Picadilly line stops at Earls Court doesn’t it?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. TIMCSS

    So looking forward to sunday. Didnt go last year but went in 08 and was fab!!!!

    Brink, Infamous 2 and medal of honour at the top of my list. Played GT5 and KZ3 at beta rooms and where bloody epic

    #11 4 years ago
  12. EscoBlades

    @10: yes, Picadilly line will be working fine and it stops at Earl’s Court. From there, its a 6 minute walk to the Hall.

    You could always use http://www.tfl.gov.uk to plan your journey :D

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Marx n Engels

    Im one of the volunteers on Saturday so say hi if you see a slightly dazed 6ft-er in a Eurogamer tshirt.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Aimless

    @13 Do you know which bit you’ll be manning? My friend’s volunteering at the Bethesda booth on Sunday, so I assume you must have an idea.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Marx n Engels

    Nah most people get assigned it on the day – could have manned the Bethesda bit but I didnt know enough about their properties to inspire me to spend the day with it.

    Should be fun though, right?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Marx n Engels

    Also Massiveslag – which days are you going? I want to see this sense of humour in person RE: Xbox 360 competition :-)

    #16 4 years ago
  17. xino

    of course there will be tube/train delays, every weekends!
    reason why I went for friday.

    I agree with Maxn Angels.
    I wanna know this AMAZING humour this guy as.

    I will be playing the rubbish trash broken game MvC3

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Patrick Garratt

    @1 – Are you? I took that last year.

    #18 4 years ago

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