This year a few of our Epic Gamers got to attend E3 with Epic Games! E3 is usually for press and industry people only, so this was a rare and fun opportunity for gamers to get hands-on with never-before-seen new games. Tim Fangon (@arukun14) and Matt Arnold (@GearsGator) took a moment to share their E3 2012 experience with all of us!
Tim F: “E3 2012 was my second expo, and the experience was no doubt, a blast. The expo was filled with excitement for the upcoming video games, titles, and opportunities for manufacturers to show off their new stuff. Aliens, Borderlands 2 and Gears: Judgment are just some of the games I had a chance to play. OverRun was great; I was able to finish a round for the team in about 1:22 with a Wretch slapping the opposing team’s generator.
While the games were awesome, the best part of E3 was meeting up with people. It was great to see Rod Fergusson, Quinn DelHoyo, and Dana Cowley again, just to name a few. I met up with the GCON crew, who are obviously great people who show passion in the Gears franchise. I finally met Natalie (PixelK1tty), the one and only awesome cosplayer from Epic Games, and Maury Mountain, Senior Artist at Epic and got the chance to hang out at the Epic Games meeting room. I was able to have a quick chat with Maury, and have some time to try out the demo for the upcoming Infinity Blade: Dungeons.
Was the whole experience awesome? Yes, indeed it was.”
Matt A: “My E3 2012 experience with the GearsCon crew was certainly a memorable one. From the very first time viewing the outside of the Los Angeles Convention Center to the last few rushed moments walking around the crowded show floor, this past Electronic Entertainment Expo was a blast. Although I was not able to play all of the games being shown off due to lengthy lines, I did receive the opportunity to get my hands on Gears of War: Judgment, Infinity Blade: Dungeons, Aliens: Colonial Marines and a few other exciting titles.
Playing as a Scout in the new Gears Judgment multiplayer mode, OverRun was thrilling and I am eager to play the full game when it is released next year. Beyond just taking in the engrossing sights and sounds of the impressive exhibition hall, making connections with numerous developers from Gearbox, Epic and 343, as well as other industry affiliates, was another aspect of the 3-day convention that I thoroughly enjoyed. My first E3 experience was excellent and I can’t wait until the next one! ”
Source: Epic Games Community