I’ve always loved attending EGX, it was the first gaming convention that I went to back in 2012, and every year I’ve attended, I’ve got to play some really awesome new games. This year however, it’s going to be slightly different, as it’s uprooting from Earl’s Court in London to it’s new home at the NEC in Birmingham. This is pretty exciting, as the venue is bigger, so will be filled with lots more games for everyone to enjoy! Last year we got to play some awesome titles such as Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and I cannot wait to see what they have in store this year!
EGX also partnered up with Gfinity back in 2014, bringing us a huge League Of Legends event, and say they have ‘even bigger plans’ for this year. As most avid gamers will know, eSports have been on the rise in recent years, so I’m hoping that we’ll get to see more competitive gaming, especially as Gfinity are involved. Perhaps some big competitive gaming teams will be attending this year, but we’ll have to wait and see what EGX have got planned!
Meet and greets are also one of my favourite parts about attending EGX, and last year, I got to meet Hannah and Kim for the Yogscast. There was an opportunity to purchase some of their merchandise, which I did not pass up on, and came home with a poster signed by members of the Yogscast team. We also got to see some of our favourite YouTubers actually playing and streaming a variety of games, along with some rather hilarious commentaries. Oh, and we can’t forget meeting the one and only Sackboy next to the Little Big Planet 3 area!
Obviously there is still a whole lot more to be announced, but of course big gaming companies like Xbox, Playstation, EA and Ubisoft will all be attending. Tickets are available to purchase now for all four days of the event, and theres an added bonus for those of you who are Virgin customers, as EGX as providing you guys with some discount tickets!