Leipzig Day 4 Update - The One We Forgot to Post

Leipzig Day 4 Update - The One We Forgot to Post

Written Saturday, August 23, 2008 By Dan Webb
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Things have been so manic in Germany that we've literally had no chance to plan anything other than where we are meant to be and a what time as far as appointments go. This ultimately resulted in us (I say us but mean me) forgetting to post the Thursday update from the Convention, so here it is. Look out for Fridays in a matter of hours, we'll let you read this one first. Check it out after the jump, there are some great titles we discuss *wink wink*

Today the doors at the Leipzig Games Convention opened to the public. Hundreds and thousands of eager games waited outside the gates this morning before the doors opened. What a joy it was to see that queue from the inside as we watched out, knowing we’d escaped the rush.

Day 2 of the official event was a great day on all fronts. For the vast majority of the day, Routine and Minty trawled the show floor playing demos and early codes of the best (and worst) upcoming titles. When they weren’t doing that, they were meeting the devs of Guitar Hero World Tour, Heroes Over Europe and the console exclusive, Race PRO which looks very promising.

I personally spent the day surfing the business booths alone seeing some of the year’s most exciting titles come to life. I dashed from EA to Midway, to SouthPeak to SEGA for large proportions of the day and I must say that after seeing some of the titles on show, I came to realise how amazing our holiday period is going to be this year.

Huge credit and praise must be thrust on the following titles: Left 4 Dead, Bayonetta and Alpha Protocol which look certain to me to break the 90 mark review wise (this is on first impressions of course).

People may know I’m a huge Left 4 Dead fan, but seeing the game in action and getting some live commentary from Valve legends Doug Lombardi and Gabe Newell  was one of the highlights of my day. The game looks like a proverbial zombie bloodbath and the director code truly looks like it could define a few titles in the years to come.

But serious credit must go to SEGA, who’s upcoming espionage RPG, Alpha Protocol and hack and slash inspired, Bayonetta (from the Devil May Cry creator) absolutely blew my socks off. I mean, just wait till you read the previews that we’ll do on these two titles and you’ll see how extremely positive we’ll be about them in more than a few aspects.

Time is of the essence this week so I can’t really go on too much, but check back tomorrow to hear the news from x360a’s time at the Leipzig Games Convention 2008 and check back next week when the previews start to drop.



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Comment #1 by Venato
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 02:01:01 PM
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Comment #2 by Sanction
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 02:13:16 PM
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Did you play Race PRO or just see trailers? (If you did play it, how was it?)

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Comment #3 by Minty
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 02:52:42 PM
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We did play Race Pro - we got about 5 minutes on one day and then half hour or so yesterday. The version we played wasn't Beta, so there's still a lot of tweaks to be made. Look for a preview coming soonish tho ;)

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Comment #4 by workbench
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 02:52:51 PM
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how was pes 2009, especially the commentary.

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Comment #5 by WhAtThEaPpLeSaUcE17
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 03:15:57 PM
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sounds fun

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Comment #6 by shaitanpt
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 03:35:18 PM
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hey! i want to be a press member tooo! lolol

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Comment #7 by Webb [STAFF]
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 03:54:26 PM
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Didn't experience the commentary on PES cause it was turned off, but the gameplay is PES. Little tweaks in dribbling, some newer animations, but not really much more.

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Comment #8 by JBURNICLE
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 04:39:35 PM
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Was Sonic Unleashed there? if so was it any good?

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Comment #9 by Webb [STAFF]
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 02:10:30 PM
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Yeah it was and the blue Sonic parts are fun as hell. No dodgy cameras and some old skool 2D action.

Never played the werewolf bit but not sure I want to :P

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