UPDATE: It’s 2011, not 2010. I’ve told you I never want to get old!
I’ve been asked to calm down many times. Okay, now I’ve calmed down and it’s time to give you the update from the London MCM Expo experience that I’ve experienced. First of all, thanks to everyone who came and visited us at the booth, really happy to see you guys had a good time like we had as well! The games we were showing this time at the expo – Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 (PS3 / Xbox 360), Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer (PS3 with Move / Xbox 360 with Kinect / Wii), Dead or Alive Dimensions (3DS) – this game was in Nintendo booth, and Bleach: Soul Resurrección (PS3) – this game is published by NIS America.
FRIDAY’S HIGHLIGHT – New Friends, New Surprise!
I arrived to the expo on Friday around 2PM and I was taking care on the booth with my colleagues. Quite a lot of people popped up and said hello to me this time, they’re new and from my Facebook and Twitter, so it’s my first time to actually have that many Twitter followers to come and said hello, it’s very heart warming. Besides that, my friends Dan, Chris and Ben came out with a scary idea of Chin cosplay with the Chin mask on, that did shock me a little bit, but I really love it, made it laugh a lot – thanks guys! It wasn’t that crowded on Friday, nothing much was going on, so at night I was hanging with @Kpopkimi‘s family outside the ExCeL with some dance party, that was really good. I’ve also met @StealthBuda, @XVIFox, @kiradawg, @kurandostrife and a lot of my tweeps, damn awesome!
SATURDAY’S HIGHLIGHT #1 – Old Friends, More Cosplayers!
There are a lot of people that I only get a chance to meet them once or twice in a year. Most of them were coming on Saturday and this is definitely one of the highlights. I’ve met my old friends and cosplayers, as well as some of new people from the game industry as well, and a lot of my Twitter friends (@RidentFFXI especially) this time, came out and we had a lot of talks about @ladygaga while doing the horse racing (Champion Jockey), it’s great! On cosplay wise, this time we had the characters from Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors series as well as Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll. Thank you for the amazing costume!
The team (@we_love_Jake, @angelaiko and @KOEIWARROR) went on the stage to perform (photo credit goes to @nert) – Also a big thanks to @Kacela_Lee for organizing the cosplay meet, James for the cookies and support, and everyone for working so hard on the costumes (as you know TECMO KOEI game costumes aren’t easy to make) – thanks guys, really appreciated!
Also not to forget to give a shout out to @TheMoop, @azwah, @gamedigital, @Dom_Sacco, @zharazuicide, @weefz, @joeyrabbitt, @Momo_Dreams, @madebyluke, @markb0ss, @KoeiPrincess, @julialaurant and a lot of people (sorry couldn’t manage to name them all out!)
SATURDAY’S HIGHLIGHT #2 – Gundam On Stage, Whip On Jockey!
I was on the GameSpot stage playing Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 while my boss, @Lead_wotawaster was there explaining and answering the Q&A – thanks for saving my ass (some questions from the fans are unbelievably hard to answer) – thank you so much! Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 was also playable at our booth with 9 available MS (Mobile Suits), people enjoyed it and they loved the cel-shaded graphics and new MS, many asked about the DLC schedule, will definitely keep you updated with I have it with me.
Now, the horse whipping! I must say my arms and back have gone really sore after demoing Champion Jockey. People enjoyed playing it as I did, but it seems like I was the only one who managed to hit someone in the face while I was whipping my horse (video above) – I shall be more careful next time, thanks to @benbateman and @Phoenix_b for the laugh!
SUNDAY HIGHLIGHT – Items Sold Out, It’s Dinner Time!
Although most of the items have been sold out and our sales desk wasn’t as busy as before but the whole booth was still really packed. We didn’t have that much staff members on Sunday so by splitting the task, everyone was still very busy looking after the booth. I didn’t manage to take as much pictures on Sunday because it was busy (actually didn’t manage to take as much pictures or videos as I used to, that’s because there was too much things going on, expo was totally packed) – it’s a good thing! I also hope I didn’t give @bluehero an heart attack with my craziness! In the evening, after we finished to pack down the booth, we went to Dan and Rach‘s engagement dinner and we all had a great time. Now, let’s save the best ones at the last – A big thank you to @Gischie, @JasSMarwaha, @sheepyhair, @JoeJamesGoodwin, @MrDman916, Cal, Eri, and the guys (those I didn’t mention in the posts above) for the support over the weekend!
This is the video that I recorded (just some bits of clips) – take it easy, it’s all about fun and that’s what an expo is all about. God, I ain’t that bad in shuffling. I’ll be back very soon for a proper blog post with our game updates, feel free to tweet me @inspchin anytime! At last… I’ve made it to the paper with the Goku wig that @Kiradawg put on me, playing Champion Jockey. Fucking amazing!