Just a reminder, this weekend is the first ever “Insert Coin” event which is being held at the Rodber Suite at Northampton Saints. This brand new show is certainly offering a lot to see and do; with games to play, tournaments to enter, tech tip sessions and prizes to be won. I Can’t make it myself, but I wish the organisers every success. That way i can go next year. If you haven’t got your ticket yet, don’t hang about! Head over to thier website for more info.
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By the looks of it, there could be a complete switch to the ExCel based show by most of the major companies. With Sega and Namco on board, it makes it pretty hard to ignore this new show in my opinio. Also with the likes of Crown Direct, Electrocoin, Harry Levy and MDM signed up it begs the question of what will be left of ATEI?
Hopefully the organisers BACTA aren’t going get strict on who can attend the show. Head over to Inter Gaming Online to hear what some of the newly signed up companies have to say about this new and exciting show!
Clarion have confirmed that the ATEI will move back down to the ground floor of Earls Court for next years amusements show. The ATEI will occupy the right-hand side of Earls Court 1, with the soft gaming, remote gaming, lotteries and betting components of the International Gaming Expo taking the left and central areas of Earls Court 1 and the whole of Earls Court 2. Which begs the question is the top floor being used at all and does this mean that there will be a bit of down sizing taking place of exhibitors? Will we also see more exhibitors move to the alternative show that took place for the 1st time this year? Time will tell.
The 66th annual show will take place on 26-28 January 2010
As some of you may be aware there was another show going on the same time as ATEI. IGX, which took place just around the corner from Earls Court at Hotel Ibis, has been hailed as a success by exhibitors. Even though the show took place at the same time as ATEI, they still had over 2,000 customers through the door. Now some may say this is nothing compared to ATEI, but you have to bare in mind that there were fewer exhibitors and therefore customers that went to IGX were going there to see specific exhibitors.
IGX round up via Coin-Op News after the break.
For once attendance actually increased year on year, not much, but you got to start somewhere right?
Combined figures for ATEI and the newly configured International Gaming Expo, incorporating ICE and ICEi, show that a total of 23,080 unique visitors attended Earls Court over the first two days of the exhibitions, constituting a 1.1 per cent increase year-on-year.
ATEI attracted 8,220 dedicated visitors with a further 2,819 IGE badge holders crossing into the coin-op amusements event. This equates to a 1.2 per cent year-on-year increase.
The top represented nations (outside the UK) were Italy (374), Spain (268), Netherlands (173), Irish Republic (161) and Sweden (148). 77 countries were represented on the show floor including the first ever visitor from Azerbaijan.
Apologies for the wait, but here is all the video footage that I managed to get at ATEI last week. Didn’t get every game unfortunately, but hopefully there’s enough here to get you excited! Also, I didn’t know if there’s a full list of Guitar Hero Arcade songs out there, so I managed to snag a vid of all the songs in the game.
Remember, if you have any post ATEI tips, then don’t be affraid to let us in on it. Cheers!
Sega Stand – Hummer, Harley & Brick People
Namco Stand – Razing Storm & Nirin
Konami Stand – GTI Club, DDR X & Guitar Hero
H2 Overdrive, Street Fighter 4, NFS Carbon, Xtreme Rally & Justice League
Keeping the exhibition vibe going here’s a reminder for you, if you have not already received one. Registration is now live for ATEI 2009. So don’t delay.
The 65th edition of ATEI is testament to the loyalty of its visitors and the innovation demonstrated by its exhibitors over the years.ATEI will be an indispensable knowledge hub (with free seminars) and networking opportunity, at which to kick off your business meetings.
Having been taken back to its roots, ATEI will be showcasing all that’s exciting about the international amusement and coin-op industry.The low stake gaming element has now moved into the new International Gaming Expo on the ground floor
Next week is London Preview. Will we see anything new that we haven’t see at the resent AM Show in Japan? Probably not. However what is shown is an indication of what we are going to see on our shores in the near future. I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that most of the fighters we’ve seen at the Japanese show probably won’t be shown in London. Other than that I expect to see most of the others present and hopefully in arcades soon. Although you have to remember the show is called Preview and for that reason we should not expect to see these games properly released until the ATEi in January.
The show takes place at Novotel, Hammersmith on Wednesday 1st Oct
10.00am – 18.00pm and Thursday 2nd Oct 10.00am – 16.00pm
I can’t believe I missed this. I am always pissing and moaning that I never see many tables out and about and I’ve just gone and missed a pinball show with lots of table in the UK! Dammit! Anyone else get to go? Can you tell us what was there? Can you make me insanely jealous?
UK Pinball Show, now in its 4th year, will take place 30th & 31st August 2008 at Wicksteed Park, Kettering. Visitors will have the opportunity to play over 100 iconic pinball machines from classics like The Addams Family to Stern’s latest pinball, Batman: The Dark Knight.
Tournaments for players of all levels will also be happening, including the official UK Open Pinball Championships where the winner will be crowned UK Pinball Champion.
Nick Bennett, of organisers Pinballers Anonymous, said “Pinball retains its position as one of the most popular computer games formats and the chance to play this many full size machines is rare. For the forth year running we’re organising the largest show of it’s kind in Europe, making a huge number of machines available to visitors and with the continued resurgence of pinball we are expecting more visitors than ever.”