Re: PLAY EXPO (formerly Replay), 13-14 October 2012, Manches
Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:44 pm
"and you see... I was holding this shotgun like that, in front of this bloke and...oh, damn I blew it!"markopoloman wrote:Hmmmmmmmmmm Caption competition with no prize!
As for the event comments, as usual I am late. Sorry guys, have been busy lately.
I enjoyed this event so much! Even if I had to go away early sunday morning, saturday it was a craking (or "smashing"?) experience.
It was well worth getting there all the way form Italy. Well, considering that the round trip costed me around 70 euro, the trip it has been a lot less expensive than for many of you, I believe.
Thanks for the organisers and all the people. I was glad I could also help a little at the guest/VIP/press desk on saturday (Helen gave me an easier task! Cheers!). I hope I didn't mess it up too much.
I actually had the privilage to give the VIP pass to Darran and his lovely family!
I had a lot of fun playing the games on saturday afternoon/evening. I hadn't too many chances to meet with most of you and I totally missed the forum photo. I actualy was having a late lunch and I couldn't hear the announcement. Yes, service was slow and expensive.
On the other hand, I met a very nice bloke who's working at Sumo Digital and passionately studying japanese; so we had a very pleasant conversation about japanese language.
The arcade and pinball section was fantastic! The retro console / computer part was also very well populated. I appreciated the 'history of classic gaming' sequence of consoles.
If I have to search for point for improvement, I'd just mention something about the general aesthetics.
The place was so big, it kinda felt the retro-section was a little diluted. Actually, the place was packed with retrogames, but I felt that a few more big colored signs and advertisments could have helped to catch the eye.
For example, the 4-player console tables could have used a big cardboard arrow pointing down hanging from the ceiling with a "multiplayer fun" or "party game galore" message (this would also have hidden the power cables coming from above).
Or else, big colored '8-bit era here!' or 'Atari vs AMIGA corner!" or "Barely known games: hic sunt leones..." signs could have been used to get the visitor interest along a specific path.
Anyway, the effort that has been put in the event has been of gargantuan proportions and I really appreciate all that was done.
Many thanks as usual to the Markopoloman's gang for the great support and company. It was great fun meeting you all again and I look forward to the next occasion!
I missed MohikanKid's raffle this time!!!
Here's a few scattered pictures. I can proudly say: "I was there too!".
http://s447.beta.photobucket.com/user/C ... ayExpo2012