This September I am heading to my first ever EGX. EGX 2018 is the UK’s biggest gaming event and promises to be a veritable paradise for the quintessential gamer. I must say a big thank you to the fine folks at EGX for sorting me out an industry pass. Not only has it saved me money, but more importantly this represents an important milestone for my business development – first decent freebie!
Here are the top 5 reasons to get your bad self to EGX this year.
PLAY UPCOMING RELEASES
Hopefully there will be a big selection of upcoming blockbusters to try before they're released. The lineup is slowly coming together, with Spider-Man jumping out at me the most at the moment!
MEET THE DEVELOPERS
I imagine I will be spending my most of my time checking out the wealth of indie games that will be presenting. If their developers are proud enough to exhibit them then sure enough they will be happy to chat about them! I’m keen to absorb as much as I can from them and share in their passion. Take a look at all the companies represented!
WATCH THE BEST IN ACTION
EGX will no doubt provide a window into the state of the exploding UK Esports scene at the moment. It has never been healthier and I can’t wait to watch a live event for the first time. I’m particular excited to check out the European final of the Capcom Pro Tour – the best Streetfighter tournament in all the land!
BREAK A WORLD RECORD
I won’t just be working and gaming – I’ll also be drinking! There are two after parties being hosted, with the folks at Wi-Fi Wars attempting a world record for the most people to play a single game of Pong. Not gonna lie – I’ve never been a world record holder so I’m well up for this!
CHECK OUT SOME COSPLAY
Other than following some cosplayers on Instagram, I’ve never really seen any live action cosplay before. Luckily there are two massive events over the weekend where the best in the game are almost certain to turn up. There’s still time to enter yourself as well!
My main priority over EGX is to really hone my networking skills, gather as much knowledge as possible and make as many contacts as I can. However I will also be creating my first ever episode of “The Wob Wob Rob Show”! I don’t want to reveal too much now, but this something I have been itching to get off the ground for a while now. As ever, watch this space!
Will you be at EGX? What are you looking forward to the most? As ever let me know!