From Ayase's Realm
There is much work involved in preparing for an event, especially for one of gamescom's impressive magnitude (August 19th-23rd). Our highly secured laboratory facilities, located in nuclear weapon proof bunkers deep under the snowy cascades of Antarctica, are running on full speed with theorization, experiments and live simulations in order to ensure a smooth ride at next week's premiere of gamescom in Cologne, Germany.
One of the stages in our long line of intricate procedures is a simulation given the alias 'gamescom Live Emulation' where 1:48 scale models are produced of each and every item expected to make a presence at the real exhibition show floor. While most parts for obvious reasons are confidential, we have been granted clearance to show you an early realistic miniature model of our Aion booth.
A few things are still to be added, including real PC hardware, keyboards and mice for the 32 Aion game stations where visitors will be able to try the game out. We also decided to have the paper monitors replaced by real monitors, after discovering that it's difficult to feed a video signal to cardboard. The seven slightly suspicious plastic humans will be substituted by real humans (by an impressive factor), amounting to incredible numbers that would bring great shame even to a shugo banking empire.
The stage, which constitutes our booth's core, is sure to be a point of constant sizzling activity and swag giveaways. If you remember Games Convention in Leipzig 2008, you can probably imagine the dense crowds that form up. It's going to be loud, intense and incredibly cool. I will do my best to convey all this back to your monitors at home.
Going to gamescom are, among many others, Brian "Xaen" Knox (Producer), Lani "Liv" Blazier (Associate Producer), Martin "Amboss" Rabl (Community Manager) and I, Sebastian "Ayase" Streiffert (Community Manager). I am currently playing back German children's stories loudly from my cassette player during nighttime, to pick up the more sublime details of the language. I am also stocking up on succulent Currywurst during the days in order to adapt to the world renowned German cuisine.
We will remain vigilant and keep you posted on our progress with both the Aion booth and gamescom as we go, so stick around!
Lookin' good guys! Stop by and visit them if you're in Germany or just feel like taking a trip. ;)