It looks like a massive marketing event. It looks slick. It looks very, very commercial. Yet it’s probably the only game expo/conference that visits Switzerland, and last year Shigeru Miyamoto showed up. That means they either have money or the event is not all shite. On the other hand, one of the main sponsors this year is Microsoft’s Xbox 360 branch, so I expect the show to consist mostly of Xbox 360 games. I just haven’t found any interesting games on the platform yet (and the console eats nearly 200W of power once you switch it on), so I don’t own one.
Oh well. The event’s called Game Hotel and apparently happened somewhere in California and in Paris before. Now it’s returning to Switzerland. I might grab a ticket for the “consumer style” show on Saturday, since I’m too poor to afford one for the really interesting part: The conference on Friday. That thing costs CHF 225.-. Scary.
From the look of the site and the horrible marketing blurbs about the consumer/expo part, I’m guessing it will be a cheesy zitfest aimed at underage Halo fanboys who are incapable of any criticism of the medium. I hope someone proves me wrong. And I will post a few pictures, but I’m guessing the betas they’re showing have been seen at other shows before. No exclusives here. This is consumer, remember.
Sorry about being bitter, I think that’s the effect the sort of promotional writing you find on that site has on me. It always makes me question the validity of the human race.