The first gaming expo held in Saudi Arabia.

Last November, the first videogame expo in Saudi Arabi was held in Riyadh. How was it? According to a firsthand account, pretty much like any other game show, complete with long lines, cosplay, and a Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament.

After finally pushing my past the crowd inside the entrance, I discovered that the room was rather small, like “a high school gym is bigger than this” small. The organizers had grossly underestimated the amount of attendees and the ensuing chaos was rather annoying to wade through. Nevertheless, I pushed through the crowds to explore.

Don’t miss the clip of mature Link taking the cosplay competition at the bottom of the page.

[Hardcore Gaming 101]

-Jason Johnson