It was a great (but gruelling) expo for the Bespoke Arcades team. Literally thousands of retrogamers flocked to our arcade machines and the surrounding wares of the sterling guys at Replay. We like to think the Retro Zone this year was the best ever. The guys at Inside Xbox’s “Sent U A Message” seem to share our sentiments (even better than E3 they say), take a peek below:
All the big players were at the show including “Batman Arkham City” and the new “Unchartered” on PS3 and Vita. The new Vita looks awesome with its dual analogue sticks and 5.3 inch AMOLED screen. Queues to play the demo of the new “Elder Scrolls – Skyrim” were only matched by Onlive who were giving away their starter pack for free!!! It does shock me how Onlive can provide lag-free 720p gaming from this wee box. Coupled with an outstanding user interface, its a great gaming solution.
Rage, Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 all looked phenomenal, even after 4/5 years of the 360 being out, graphics are still improving. MW3’s multiplayer looked dynamic and the new lighting effects added to the mayhem.
Let’s get back to our arcades…
The Eurogamer Expo was also the perfect time to road-test the new version of our in-house game selection menu. We are proud to say it performed flawlessly. All our games are fully automated with each title running at the click of a button and all without the use of a single emulator. We shall be blogging about our new-look version in due course to coincide with it’s official launch so watch this space and….