This is my post E3 wrap up. I have so many things that I’m going to write about over the next few days and then it’s off to the Comic Con for more madness. I would like to start off by saying this years E3 is one of the best I’ve been to in years. The way it is set up has given us access to people we may have never SEEN at the larger Disneyland type shows. I can’t begin to list the people I shook hands with and talked to at the show. What I realized was that the video game industry is a microcosm of Hollywood. Everyone involved in the game industry is a celebrity in their own right. Whether you are a journalist, marketing person, developer or high level exec, you are considered a star among your peers.
Getting interviews has never been easier. I walked past Peter Moore, shook his hand and told him to keep up the good work. I took time to say hi to Shane Kim at The Who concert the other night. I connected with Ryan Davis and Jeff Gerstmann of Giant Bomb. They are two really cool guys. I ran into Kazunori San and almost had an interview with him at Sony’s booth. It was just incredible!
I’d like to note a couple of things that I saw. First the mind blowers. Killzone 2, Project Origin, Resident Evil 5, Farcry 2 and Sonic Unleashed are probably better than anything I’ve seen in 2007. These developers are really learning to harness the power of the PS3 and 360. From this point on you really shouldn’t see any difference multiplatform titles. I remember writing that Hideo Kojima has stuff in MGS4 that all developers should be doing or trying to outdo. Well it’s happening and you are all in for a treat starting this fall. I can’t stress it more, right now is a GREAT time to be a gamer. Please, stop all the fanboy bullshit and ENJOY the games! If you can, try and purchase BOTH systems. If you don’t, you will be missing out on something amazing. While Sony has more first party exclusives, Microsoft still has a few of their own which are all worth buying. Play and enjoy is all I can say.
I should be arriving back in Boston tomorrow morning. There will be several updates this weekend. I will be posting some previews, video interviews and hopefully getting our E3 Best Of Show awards posted by Sunday. The footage that we have of Hiphopgamer is legendary. If you thought the Aaron Greenberg and Chris Paladino interviews were great, you haven’t seen anything yet. The Major Nelson 1 round boxing match should be going up this weekend. There’s a shitload of other stuff that will be posted all next week. Andrea Rene also had a presence at the show and got us some great interviews with developers and legends.
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