Gamescom in pictures, the real day 1 
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Geoffrey Tim
August 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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Yesterday, our beloved pet poodle, Matthew called the day the first day of Gamescom, but he was somewhat mistaken. The first real day of Gamescom was today. We took the opportunity on this first day – open only to media and trade visitors – to scout the halls, looking for cool stuff. That was the plan anyway.

And then Gamescom’s organisers decided to open the whole thing up to 10 000 members of the public, making the place very nearly as hellish as the rest of the days. Still, we did manage to put aside some time to wander the halls and snap a bunch of pictures for you to eyeball.

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I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces. I am also the emperor of the backend

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    He got the day wrong? Is that why you’re tweaking his nose in the header image? tee hee.

  • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

    Stop being creepy Geoff!

  • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

    hey Zoe! I see you holding that nose like it’s something else

  • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

    (refresh)

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      lol

    • Hammersteyn

      Where’s Matty? He’s under Geoff isn’t he?

      • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

        teabagging

      • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

        I really should have put a #teabagging in there at the bottom

        • Hammersteyn

          XD

      • HvR – Still dislikes Random.or

        He was sitting on an elephant throne pretending to be the sexually confused racist evil dictator of all the cabbages in Nepal.

        • Hammersteyn

          Seems legit

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          “and henceforth I shall be known as KING CABBAGE.”

    • Thats_how_I_Troll

      Is that thing a Ball chinion??? Zoey, that is not his nose!

      • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

        ah! Right you are!

  • Hammersteyn

    War Thunder……. Anyone still playing that “microtransaction whore but still kinda fun as long as you don’t have a paid user on your tail WW2″ game?

  • Hammersteyn

    Evil Within, Far Cry 4, Alien Isolation,pedometer…. I’ve got some preordering to do.

    • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

      I love how you snuck the pedometer in there

      • Hammersteyn

        Wait what? Ahem. No that’s a mistake, honestly

        • Brady miaau

          autocorrect, he?

          And what is your excuse? Posting at night. Hah. You better be working. I know I am! Laptops, scourge I tell you

          • Hammersteyn

            Writing audit reports. I had to decipher and translate code igniter to mysql to join four tables with multiple where clauses in a specific date range. Should have studied harder to become a veterinarian

          • Brady miaau

            Sounds like fun. Or not.

            Yeah, in my career as developer it seems all the best work is done after hours. You know, the really cool stuff. White heat of 03:00 AM, smoked about 40 cigarettes since 20:00, drank about two litres of tea, but the good stuff is flowing and some serious development problems were solved. (Disclaimer, also sometimes I would read what was done the night before and just delete it. And I stopped smoking a few years ago)

            Now, I seem to read more reports than I write. Progress?

          • Hammersteyn

            Definitely seems like progress. At least that’s what I believe management does.

          • Brady miaau

            Ah yes, management. Sometimes I wonder. Smaller companies do things differently, I think.

            and after hours rocks. funny, now that I have a child, I seem to magically leave work on time now though. Still go in a bit early

          • Hammersteyn

            I should get kids then :P

          • Hammersteyn

            After hours is the best, when the phone doesn’t ring and the mails stops for a bit.

          • http://www.craiglotter.co.za/ Craig Lotter

            Truer words cannot be spoken. I’ve just finished testing my voucher redemption code and am about to push it up to the SVN.

      • Sageville

        Didn’t he mean “Penometer”?