Posted tagged ‘Preview 2009’

Positive reports from Preview 2009

October 17, 2008

Don’t worry, I’m not going to get all political (although I did watch a very interesting Panorama about the economical meltdown last night), but it’s good to see that even with all the shit that’s happening at the moment it’s not all doom and gloom. That’s the message that is coming out of Preview, read on…..

[via Highway Games]

Despite current difficult trading conditions, the industry turned out to support Preview 2009 in London on 1-2 October. Exhibitors presented a broad range of products including some new and innovative games.

“We were extremely pleased with the number and quality of visitors who came to the show this year,” said Philip Howard, show organiser. “The Wednesday afternoon was particularly busy.”

The UK is currently awaiting news on a stakes and prizes review, which it is hoped will give the market a much needed boost. Meanwhile there seems to be a welcome rise in interest in redemption products and other one-off novelty games.

“The show went very well, we received a considerable amount of interest in Astra’s new products and an excellent response to the innovative edge that Astra’s games offer,” said Richard Barr of Astra Games.

Barrie Knighton of Gemini Games was also pleasantly surprised at how positive this year’s show was. “Our portfolio of digital product was received exceptionally well at this year’s Preview.” he said.

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Also check out this video on the Preview website, if not see what was at the show, then for the terrible music.


The Stinger Report visits Preview 2009 in London

October 4, 2008

Preview 2009 has now come and gone and thanks to Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report we have a look at what went on there. In addition to demonstrating a number of games we already knew of (Rambo, SR3,

Blazing Angels, NFS Carbon, Golden Tee, etc.) there were a couple of new additions, like a new game out of Korea that looks like a video version of Whack-A-Mole or TAB’s new large touchscreen unit (pictured to the right). So let’s get to it! As always, click on thumbnails to expand them and for interest of space we’ll put everything after the jump, so click below to begin.