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05/23/2005: "E3 2005"

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So, after years and years of reading about it in magazines, I have finally been able to attend an E3. E3 is the Electronic Entertainment Expo, which is basically (for lack of better explanation) a carshow for video games where companies show off their newest games and hardware.

A little tidbit that I MUST add is the fact that we rented a Buick Century something-rather for 5 guys (some of us became a little too close that trip), left at 12am right after a long day of work on Thursday night, got there at about 6am, messed around a bit in LA (more accurately, slept in a McDonalds lol), come 8AM we went into the Convention Center (which is right next to the Staples Center.) and stood in line for an hour since it didn't open until 9am. Finally when 9am came around hordes of people (geeks, nerds, etc) ran into the center. After which at about 3PM, an hour before close (we wanted tog et out of there before the huge traffic), we made our way home to get home about 7PM. The original plan was to go to E3 with 7 guys, then make our way to Vegas again for some end of project fun, but they sprung us with some nice overtime ($$$) we could not refuse. Hopefully, it was just a postponement and not a cancellation.

This year was the year to go, as the big three (Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo) were showing off the next-gen consoles (XBOX 360, PS3, and Revolution, respectfuly)...

Impressive displays by every vendor out there, not to mention the fake-everything import...er gamer models aka Booth Babes (sorry, I'm so used to the import models.. well not anymore,, as I have gotten out of that scene completely). I wasn't in the slightest interested in Nokia's NGAGE and I hope it dies soon, but boy did they attract a crowd by probably the most Booth Babes. To be pperfectly honest, I was surprised to see so many Booth Babes there, or any at all, I went there thinking it was more of a professional event, seeing that only industry professionals were invited to attend. However, I have to admit that despite the Booth Babes attendance there, it was more tastefull thand say... a car show. There was no nudity, no stripper poles... ok there were dancing girls, but it was part of some show with drums, but I can tell you there were dancing guys there too, along with fire eating/dancing people too. Too bad I don't recall what vendor that was from...

I'd have to say one of the more interesting things I can say about E3 was the fact that we actually had a ''star'' walk past us... The funny thing is, that it was Sinbad. Yes, Sinbad. But did he have a bunch of bodyguards and security? No, he had his entourage of 14 year old boys... I may be exaggerating a tad, but I shit you not. Sinbad and a bunch of young looking guys. I digress...

Overall I had a great time at my first E3. I would have liked more freebies, but what do you expect from the last day? Would I go again? Perhaps. ...I have a bunch of pictures, and I'd like to say I'd upload them, but if you've red my page before, you know I'm too busy and end up not uploading them anyway. So, don't hold your breath. =) I love my faithful reader(s)... LOL
Bitching by Adam @ 05:33 AM PST

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On Monday, May 23rd @ 10:03 AM PST, Shia said:
saw star wars. def the best of the 3. purty fun time. i like going to big movies like that on opening weekends too. everyone's so into in.
On Monday, May 23rd @ 10:36 PM PST, ami said: