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Tuesday, 9 September 2008

GameCity Teams Up With Guinness World Records - Wants YOUR Records!

Kicking off its third iteration in Nottingham, U.K. next month, GameCity have decided to add a unique competitive flavour to the usual gamut of game conference festivities this year. Pairing up with Guinness World Records, the organisers of the festival are requesting record breaking submissions from the more extroverted (and fanatical) of gamers who will then attempt to smash such records over the course of the conference. Under the watchful eyes of the Guinness adjudicators of course.

Reckon you can clock Metal Gear Solid 4 without been seen in a record time? What about burning through Rain God Mesa in Monument Valley quicker than anyone else to become the envy of all your MotorStorm friends/enemies?

If you have a specific world beating gaming feat in mind here is your chance to bring it to the attention of Guinness World Records and get yourself added to the annals of gaming history. Simply email the gaming record you'd like to attempt to records@gamecity.org or register online at their site and they'll take care of the rest.

Of course GameCity is not just about breaking records; the conference promises to reveal some new games (including a Guinness World Records game in fact) and some other gaming related wonders. The three day festival starts on October 30th and we'll be covering it live again this year so be sure to check back for more updates.

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Sunday, 28 October 2007

GameCity 07; credit where it's due


GameCity was enjoyable if a little 'spread out'. Anyone who knows me appreciates I'm not too great at walking, so it was a bit cruel having the convention across different venues in the city of Nottingham.

Along the way I met some great people and wanted to just say thank you to Alison Beasley of Lincoln Beasley PR for all her help.

As well as all the excellent photos taken by Jon Jordan which you'll find on Flickr there was a hugely talented artist/doodler/salad enthusiast going by the name of Jon Burgerman.

Are all talented people called Jon I wonder?

Jon Burgerman was doodling away during the Curry on Gaming dinner and I have to admit I was fascinated. His work wouldn't look out of place at Clover Studios (Capcom) or in a game by Takahashi in fact. Above you'll find the doodle Jon did of me (I explained that I like cats, so naturally he made me into one), but you can also find out more at his website or his excellent Flickr pages.

And what can I say about the Curry on Gaming session?

"You had to be there..."

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Saturday, 27 October 2007

GameCity 07; Nobi Nobi Boy technical demo

Live from GameCity 07 in Nottingham; before we get into the strange tale of Takahashi and the keynote speech, I thought you would like to actually see the technical demo of Nobi Nobi Boy.

Now we know Nobi Nobi Boy is definitely a PS3 exclusive, it will be interesting to see how the mechanics are translated into an actual game. Whilst Takahashi himself was guarded about the actual goals of the title (or maybe he just doesn't know yet!) I have my own ideas.

In the demo, you'll see you have the ability to 'stretch' and move the Boy around objects. He can jump in the air, move both sides of his body independently (one end on the left analogue stick, the other end on the right stick) and can swallow items and push them out of the other end - seriously!

My guess is that we'll be moving animals and other objects around a 3D environment by corralling them or 'eating' them only to spit them out in another place. Only time will tell.

Anyway - enjoy the video. The audio may not be the greatest, but the part where we are all laughing out loud was where Takahashi wanted two players from the crowd to form an 'N' with him on the screen and, for some reason, those other players just couldn't manage it!

By the way, YouTube screwed up my video upload, so here's someone else's from Gametrailers.com. Hey ho...

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GameCity 07; Takahashi confirms Nobi Nobi Boy is a PS3 exclusive

Live from GameCity 07 in Nottingham; I've just been in the most bizarre keynote speech ever.

There will be a full write up once I've unscrambled my brain and once YouTube has uploaded the video of the technical demo, but in the meantime here's the news I was expecting (and the main reason I gambled on coming 250 miles to Nottingham).

Takahashi-san's next game after finishing with the Katamari Damacy series, Nobi Nobi Boy, will be on the PS3 only.

I can't describe the game mechanics through words alone. It's too bizarre, and strangely a lot of fun although what we saw had no real environment to speak of. The video will be up soon, and you'll be able to see for yourself.

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Thursday, 25 October 2007

GameCity PS3 coverage



GameCity starts over here in the city of Nottingham, and PS3 Attitude will be there tomorrow and Saturday to cover all the big PS3 stories, including the exclusive hands-on demo of Haze and Takahashi's keynote speech which details what's next after Katamari Damacy.



The only downside is that it's the same time as the London Games Festival, which is two hundred miles closer to where I live!

If you're going to be visiting GameCity on Friday or Saturday drop a comment here. It's not like we're going to hook up or anything since there's going to be thousands of gamers decending on the city, but it's nice to know you'll be within shouting distance!

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