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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Issue : People : Extravaganzas


Best of luck to all gift baggin' and taggin' around the E3 unobtanium jubilee. I'm skipping the pomp and watching vids of the circumstance this year. It's pointless to say that the show is no longer for game players, because straight up and down, it hasn't been for a long time.

And it's also pointless to mention that the event organizers still support the anti internet thing that most of the attendees claim to hate, but everyone has seemed to put aside their differences so Flo Rida can do his thing, it's all good I guess.

Nowadays the real E3 occurs the week before through skype and x-chat and aim, people teasing and passing and slipping stuff through nda gates to get that last pair of truly interested for non fiscal or competitive eyes on a trailer or demo before it's tossed into the pit for the emperors pleasure.

And then its bizzarro E3, a shoddy remake of  Plains, Trains, and Automobiles, and handshakes and lines and grumpy floor staff and cynical journos and after parties where everybody stands around and tries to point out everybody else and game people acting like famous people and vice versa and deadlines and back on the Plains, Trains, and Automobiles but with hangovers this time then more deadlines then waiting a year to play all the stuff you saw.

Good times, and somewhere in that cycle you really start to appreciate ergonomic chairs, germ x, and gametrailers.com.

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