It's official: I'm now a jaded gamer. At this year's E3, I came, I saw, and then I left bored… So, for the real coverage of E3, you'll want to check out FiringSquad's "Moving Targets" videos (the stuff with substance is happening in a few days) or read Jakub's or JCal's articles. As for me, I'll just tell you how my day at E3 went...
The day started off great. I woke up at a nice leisurely time, and made my way to the LA Convention (right next to Staples Center). After paying $20 for parking, I made my way to the entrance. I was at E3. Yay.
I arrived about 30 minutes after the expo had opened, so most of the early-bird attendees had already gotten to the expo floor; the rest were still sleeping. LucasArts had a nice rolling demo of several of their games, and although most people ignored the Star Wars Empire at War clips, the LEGO Star Wars "Original Trilogy" game drew a small crowd.
But I had no time to waste. I was ready to see the sights of E3…
I walked through the security checkpoint (with UV lighting to detect phony badges) and I was in.
My first stop was Sony's booth. As I wasn't very impressed with the PlayStation 3 demos I had seen at GDC in March, I was hoping for something more exciting at E3. I mean, I still remember the excitement and wonder I had with the "Next Generation PlayStation" when Phil Harrison came to Stanford University to demo PlayStation 2.