PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manchester

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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:13 am

thereallocomaniac wrote:I was lucky enough to go the this amazing event with rest of my podcast team.
Sorry, I was just about to cave in and do an interview (I was a bit nervous since I'm not the best speaker) when I got pulled away to see to something else. Apologies for not being able to track you down again, I did keep my eyes open but never ran into you as I'd overcome my stage fright.

Regardless, good to meet you all (you all look very different from how I'd imagined you) and I do hope you got plenty of good content for future shows.

Ditto for the RetroGaming Roundup guys. Whenever I met anyone vaguely 'interesting' I was pointing them at the RGR stall, so hopefully Scott's trip from the US was worthwhile (though I never met any of the celebs). I know they were given a Fignition kit for review so that at least should prove interesting and may even boost sales a bit.
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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by retrogarden » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:30 pm

DPrinny wrote:Top of the page
I mean the one I'm in that had a LOT less people!
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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by Spyke » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:00 pm

Great event! I was there both days and loved playin the Cave shmups and old Salamander arcade cab. The Wii-U had me hooked too!

Looking forward to next year's...

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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:35 pm

Spyke wrote:Great event! I was there both days and loved playin the Cave shmups and old Salamander arcade cab.
They had a Salamander cab? How did I miss that!
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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by Helensification » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:46 pm

retrogarden wrote:
DPrinny wrote:Top of the page
I mean the one I'm in that had a LOT less people!
I'm not sure who has the one taken on Saturday but worth asking Arcadian as a lot of pics were downloaded to his computer.
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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by DPrinny » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:29 pm

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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by Spyke » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:11 pm

[quote}They had a Salamander cab? How did I miss that![/quote]

It was next to the R-Type one (or one of the R-type games - not sure which one exactly...)

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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by Rinoa » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:06 am

I could only make it on the Saturday but had a fantastic time. Admittedly, not much gaming was done - I spent most of my time at the Cosplay area and chatting with friends down by the bar! :lol:

Was a shame to miss a few people though, especially some of the forum peeps I've not met before :(

I loved the size of the event and how much there was to do and see. My only real gripe was the insane queues to get into the venue and the awful tannoy which I couldn't hear and thus missing the forum photo.

I only managed to play two games - Matt's brilliant Fruitcade and the very odd Japanese Beat the Beat game. Both great fun!

The Cosplay was excellent. Some really fantastic costumes out there - it was especially good to see all the Final Fantasy cosplayers. Will have to make an effort and join in next year.

Headed into town after the event and ended up in the Fab Café with quite a few people, which was a brilliant night! Good to see some of the organisers weren't too tired to party ;)
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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by shmuk » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:28 am

Spyke wrote:The Wii-U had me hooked too!
It's not quite what you expected once you get your hands on it, eh?
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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by DPrinny » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:30 am

"I am error" next year?

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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by DreamcastRIP » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:31 am

shmuk wrote:
Spyke wrote:The Wii-U had me hooked too!
It's not quite what you expected once you get your hands on it, eh?
Well, it obviously depends on what he was expecting doesn't it. If, indeed, that's what he meant anyway.
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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by Spyke » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:01 pm

Well I actually didn't know what to expect! I completely skipped the whole Wii console thing - last (and only) Nintendo console I bought was the Gamecube.

I liked the interactions possible between bit screen and controller screen, and the functions it could do were pretty clever. Zombie-U left me unimpressed but the whole Nintendo World (?) experience and the tech demos were very good.

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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by DPrinny » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:39 am

Pyramid head next year?

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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by mainvein » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:23 am

DPrinny wrote:Image
So whos who?

Anyone care to number/name?
Glad to see the pic, I'm there next to cauterize, 2nd from left at the back :D sure there were loads more forum peeps in the pic last year
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Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches

Post by sscott » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:56 pm

mainvein wrote:
DPrinny wrote:Image
So whos who?

Anyone care to number/name?
Glad to see the pic, I'm there next to cauterize, 2nd from left at the back :D sure there were loads more forum peeps in the pic last year
There were I think. I'm sure a few people didn't make the call (felgekarp for one) but I do hope in future more of our 'community' will be able to make it.
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