EGX formerly known as Eurogamer Expo, has found itself a new spacious home at the NEC Birmingham, just roughly 120 miles away from its old location in London. This move may have caused many London gamers to scream in unison, however, it has allowed the event to be more accessible to other regions with a vast Midland network.
It was a bundle of gaming madness with freebies being thrown to an audience of hungry savages (myself included), at multiple stages around the event, a gallery of gaming demos and constant influx of people. There was a section for everyone: Retro, Tabletop, AAA to Indie games, all in their own respected areas. Warhammer fans conquered a major region in the tabletop territory with the first playable demo of Total War: WARHAMMER available to try out.
I felt very privileged to enter in the exclusive over 18s section, as my birthday was just two days before attending the event. It was an expansive and ‘adult’ area, with the open world chais of Just Cause 3 on your left, the strategic plays of the Rainbow Six: Seige on your right and the sly murders of Assassins Creed: Syndicate up ahead.
Overall, it was an exhilarating day of walking, queuing, running, buying; everything you expect of every major convention. EGX had made a great home in the NEC, using the massive venue to its best potential for all: the buyers, the gamers and the hopeful game developers.
I highly recommend checking out EGX Rezzed Talks, giving you an insight in the games industry and possible opportunities. Don’t forget to explore Mega Indie Booth packed with little hidden gems such as Move or Die, a super hyper fun steam game that adds the perfect action to any party.
Farewell EGX! Until we meet again at next year’s event or at EGX Rezzed in all your indie greatness.