In one single day in the city of Los Angeles, I telekinetically lifted a cow, blew up a farmer’s barn with my space saucer’s death ray, had an aeronautic dog fight in 3D, captured an Oompa-Loompa with an Everlasting Gobstopper and used my electro-whip to throttle bad ghosts.
Now LA may be a large and interesting city, but this all happened at the LA Convention Center for E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Tim with one of the E3 booth babes. (05/20/05)
It was quite an amazing day. Normally, it would cost $400 per person to go. But a friend of mine was able to secure some extra passes so my friend Everett and I could go for free.
After a two-hour drive and a 30-minute search for parking, we entered the expo and saw huge banners advertising the large software developers Atari, Lucas Arts Entertainment, Bandai and Blizzard to name a few.
One of the hundreds of cool booth exhibits at E3. (05/20/05)
We walked the two main floors, seeing all the plasma screens full of color, lights and sounds. It was an amazing sight to behold. Almost like a mini Vegas shoved into a convention center.
By the end of the day though, my voice was sore because you basically have to shout to each other to have any conversation. There were booth babes galore and even a couple of warrior types too all the better for me. Sex even sells software!
Cool multimedia displays everywhere you looked. (05/20/05)
One of the strangest exhibits was for a software company, with a live hard rock band playing with a shirtless, body-glittered guy swirling a chrome hula-hoop around his body. Although mesmerizing, it begged to ask, “What does that have to do with software?”
We did get to see some demos of the new Xbox 360 system. Microsoft is really pushing hard to make this a multimedia system, centralizing your entertainment. It might be worth a second look once it’s more solid of a platform. Yes James, we’ll have two game systems! :)
My Christmas list will be filled with games this year…
[Written by Tim]