Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Combobulater & the Eurogamer Expo

Hey Everyone,

This week Burnsy and myself took a trip to Leeds to swim in the tide of over 2000 gamers that took part in the Eurogamer Expo 2009.

Armed with a camcorder we took a look at a host of games set for release in the near future, including Dante's Inferno, Left 4 Dead 2, Split Second, God of War 3 and more.

Check out part one of the video here.

*edit* Part two and part 3 are now live!! There is some slight audio issue where it is out of synch but nothing so harsh you'll be upset!! I hope :-D

In short the show didn't quite live up to our expectations, perhaps we were expecting too much from the event but the venue wasn't all that big so it didn't take long to absorb all that was there. Crowds populated certain areas more than others, it was hard work getting a look at Assassin's Creed 2 for instance and Dante's Inferno had steady interest. Surprisingly God of War 3 wasn't all that busy and nor was the Star Trek online area, though these were both housed in a seperate building so I do wonder how many people realised there was somewhere else to go!

Join us on the podcast this weekend where Burnsy and I will share our thoughts on the games we got to gaze at and those we had some hands on time with. If you're a gamer that likes to pick up as many of the top titles as you can then you're going to be very busy in the coming months!!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Combobulater 11th October & 16th October

Hey Guys,

We are anything but consistent as last week saw two shows put together back to back only for us now to take our usual two week break!

The latest shows are a little off the wall, covering topics from me getting dangerously close to quitting WoW only to decide that I need to go on a WoW diet instead. I did that and come the next show I'm discussing how I completed Fear 2 and had almost wrapped up Killzone 2 as well.

Burnsy joins me on the 16th (with the 11th being a solo effort) and we discuss the cost of PC gaming in comparison to consoles. Is it worth spending so much money on various PC upgrades, what is the difference between the PC and the console experience? We intend to take this apart in more detail in a forthcoming show as I think there is good room for discussion in this area.

Things have been a little slack round here lately, I could blame the hangover from a tough few weeks at I will!

Next week sees Burnsy and myself head off to the Eurogamer Expo for a day so we shall be back very soon to share our thoughts on that. I'm tempted to do a post mortem on Fear 2 and Killzone 2, so look out for that too in the near future. In the meantime studying and avoiding WoW is keeping me busy.

Cheers for tuning in,