Last week was EGX 2018, the UK's biggest games show by a long margin. Nintendo had a massive presence on the show floor, erecting a massive screen for regular tournaments and filling a fair amount of square footage with new and upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch.
The show took place at the Birmingham NEC, one of the largest convention centres in the country, and walking from one end of the exhibition hall to the other took ages. As you might expect, all of the big players were present, including Square Enix, Ubisoft, Sega, Microsoft and Sony, and there were considerable queues forming to play forthcoming titles - and readily-available ones, too, as was evidenced by the snake-like line on Sony's stand to play Spider-Man on PS4.
As has been the case for the past few years, there was a massive retro section packed with vintage consoles and original arcade machines, including a unique version of Street Fighter II which used Whack-a-Mole controls. There was also a selection of pinball machines which drew a healthy crowd throughout the four-day event.
Merch stalls were also present, and cosplayers were out in force as usual. To round off a very fun few days, our video host Alex even got the chance to fondle on a 1/4 scale Pac-Man arcade cabinet, the lucky so-and-so. He also took to the stage to settle it in Smash.
Let us know if you went along to the show by posting a comment below. See you next year!
Music: DJ Cutman