Events: Nintendo Life At Eurogamer Expo 2013
Posted by Damien McFerran
A pictorial record from the show floor
If you're based in the United Kingdom then you'll no doubt have heard about the recent Eurogamer Expo 2013, which is the UK's largest video game show by quite some margin. EGX — as it is also known — took place at Earl's Court in London from September 26th to September 29th, and saw more than 70,000 gamers come through its doors.
Every major company working in the realm of interactive entertainment was there, including Konami, Bethesda, Activision, Square Enix, Electronic Arts and Namco Bandai. Sony and Microsoft were gleefully showing off their shiny new consoles, and Nintendo was present with its latest line-up of titles — including Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2 and indie darling Tengami, among many others. To cap it all off, Nintendo Life was entrusted with running the official StreetPass Zone at the event, which proved to be incredibly popular throughout all four days.
On every day of EGX we held multiplayer challenges for games such as Mario Kart 7, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Luigi's Mansion 2, with stacks of eShop credit and other amazing prizes up for grabs, which made those in attendance very happy indeed.
For those who weren't playing, there was the chance to find a seat (or beanbag) and do a spot of StreetPassing with like-minded 3DS owners. The area was busy from the moment the show opened to closing time, which just goes to show how popular Nintendo's handheld console is. We were also able to help people properly celebrate National StreetPass Day, which took place on the Saturday.
With our resident video producer Rory Cocker and N64 expert Martin Watts sharing the duties on the microphone, much fun was had by all. If you were one of the many people who decided to shun the delights of the PS4 and Xbox One in favour of the comfort and camaraderie of the Nintendo Life StreetPass Zone then drop a comment below to share your thoughts on the event, and let us know what you think worked and what could be improved on next year.
We've got a highlights video on the way so you can see just how popular the stand was, but in the meantime you'll have to make do with this lovely selection of images from the show floor — which should hopefully give you a flavour of what EGX 2013 was like this year.
All images courtesy of Nintendo UK.