Today was a very different beast from yesterday at Gamescom – the doors opened to the general public for the first time. This meant that the halls went from relative calm to complete insanity!
As well as the expected high numbers of regular gamers, many people went that extra mile and arrived at the show dressed as their favourite video game characters.
After yesterday’s incident with Master Chief, today hankford also had a run in with Assassins Creed star Ezio!
We realised how lucky we were to get a chance to play so many of the games in the entertainment section of the conference yesterday, as the queues today were unbelievable.
After a quick final tour around the public halls, we focused our attention on the Trade section, where many of the publishers had private viewing and playing areas.
We will be posting detailed reports from some of these viewings, but here is a full list of what we got up to:
After seeing the TA community’s interest in the Razer Onza from last night’s report, we arranged a hands-on with the controller and got an insight into the research and development of the hardware during an exclusive interview with none other than the Razer President himself, Robert Krakoff.
We then went to the Ubisoft triple game presentation featured here: Gamescom 2010 - Ubisoft Presentation
, before spending some time with various Activision developers and playing several upcoming games.
We were given an in-depth gameplay demonstration and hands on of Lego Star Wars 3 with Nick Ricks, the game’s producer. We’ll post more about this tomorrow, but as a taster the game has a stunning brand new graphical engine which was a major improvement on any previously released game in the franchise.
Next up was a full demonstration of Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock by one of the game’s developers (undoubtedly the coolest dude at GC 2010). He played through several tracks (on expert no less!), before we were given an opportunity to get our hands on one of the new-look guitars.
As we are both hugely excited about the upcoming release of Call Of Duty Black Ops, we jumped at the opportunity to interview the Military Advisor to the Call Of Duty series, Hank Keirsey, before seeing the additional levels discussed here: Gamescom 2010 - Call Of Duty: Black Ops
This unfortunately brought an end to our visit to Gamescom 2010, and we hope we’ve been able to share with you some of the experiences we’ve had and to give you some info you may not have seen elsewhere.
We are already looking forward to coming back to Cologne next year and getting some more exclusives for the TA community.
We hope to see you there!TrueAchievement