Archive for January 26, 2007

Taito @ ATEI 2007

January 26, 2007

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Not that much to tell really, seeing as all that was on the Taito stand was Chase HQ 2 and Kings of the Jurassic. Not much has changed since the last time I played Chase at the Trocadero. They have added more tracks, but graphically it is still the same. Thats not to say that they are bad, I am quite keen on the cel shaded style of the cars. Kings of the Jurassic is basically Taito’s take on the card battling games. To be honest it was very similar to Sega’s Dinosaur King except instead of swiping the barcode you put the card in to a slot. The stand was pretty cool as they had some mad art work on the pillars, check out the pictures.

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Global VR @ ATEI 2007

January 26, 2007

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First up we have Global VR. The game from their stand that took me most by surprise was “Farcry Lost Paradise” In short this is the Xbox first person shooter converted into a light-gun game. I liked the cabinet style having each player sitting next to each other at slight angels. It has fixed gun turrets and ithas pretty simple game play, where by the bad guys charge out and you shoot them down with your machine gun, then you move on to the next area. Throw in some power ups like grenades and armour and you have yourself a good fun game that’s not to bad on the eyes. Other games on the VR stand were Need for Speed, Alien Extermination, Ultra Pin and Dessert Gunner (yet another attempt at virtual reality, although with a company name like Global VR I guess they’re obliged to give it a go).

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ATEI 2007 – Part 1 of many

January 26, 2007

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So, the ATEI, how was it? Well it was pretty immense. From the moment I stepped out of Earls Court station I was greeted by a ginormous Sega billboard, as well as the Earls Court building, obviously! It goes without saying I headed straight upstairs to the Namco, Sega, Taito and Konami stands. I’m telling you, 8 hours is not enough time when you’ve got hundreds of video games on free play. Stayed tuned for more specific posts about the different stands, games and booth babes!

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