E3? What does this letter and number have anything to do with anything? Well, the Electronic Entertainment Expo is the biggest video game trade show in the world. It happens once a year in Los Angeles, and roughly 40,000 nerds from all over the globe come together to see what new games and game-related technology will be out in the coming year. Unfortunately for the common folk, only media-types are allowed in the doors. “Then how did you get in?”
I have been very fortunate to be associated with Nintendorks.com, a longstanding video game site known for its full on snarkiness and tom-foolery.
I have never really made any mention of this here, although on some other site I’ve talked about it quite a bit, but I pretty regularly co-host the Nintendorks Radio Show. (We actually just wrapped the 58th Episode which discusses our coming trip.) It’s your general video game podcast but with witty commentary.
Through the ‘dorks, I was very fortunate and acquired a media badge for E3. On a personal giggles-and-jumping-in-the-air-with-joy note, I have wanted a chance to go to E3 since the day I found out about it as a teenager in the ’90s. “You say that people can play these games months before they come out?! Well, I want to go!” And now, finally, as a marginally cooler adult, I will get my chance.
There will be four of us total, with my role being that of cameraman and editor for the majority of the shindig. My other role is to be the awesome one, a task that I do not know if I can fully uphold. We shall see!
So when will this all happen? I will be leaving for the aeropuerto Monday at 2pm, my flight is at 4:00 and I should arrive in L.A. by 6:30. E3 lasts from Tuesday until Thursday of next week.
While this will be a great opportunity for me, and I’d love to write about every game I’ll get to see, since I have to edit video for the majority of the free time, there will not be much in the way of postings here. BUT, in lieu of multiple posts, I have created a Flickr account that I will be emailing from my phone as much as I can with photos from the show floor. I will make a post about that for each day (hopefully) with tags to my Flickr account. The images will automatically pull from Flickr and update as I email them. It’s technology, people!
And that’s the long and short of it. If you’re looking for some more in depth discussion on what is going on at the show floor, head over to Nintendorks. Posts should be going up throughout the day there. As for me, keep a look out here for some sweet and possibly blurry cell phone images of the show!