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Disclaimer: This is an intensely personal blog about myself. It isn't extremely game related so if you aren't interested in hearing my thoughts on society in the digital age then skip this blog. Also, if you are easily offended, skip this blog. Matter of fact, just skip this blog. It's not my best...no don't really!
This is the first entry in a series of blogs that will follow my quest to attend E3 2011 June 7-9th at the L.A. Convention Center. I have been thinking about this for a while, even writing a screenplay (yea I'm that guy) about a bunch of friends on a road trip to attend E3. Well, there comes a point in a man's life when he realizes that doing is better than dreaming. So here we go, this is me doing something rather than just dreaming about it. We have all wanted to go to E3 since we first discovered this Utopian world of the best and brightest minds, and the most beautiful women dressed to please. (Re-reading that sentence makes E3 sound awfully similar to Rapture, maybe Bobby Kotick would be Fontaine)
So back in May President Obama said that he thinks that video games and other forms of media are a distraction to today's youth. After this news broke (cuz that's news?) countless gamers cried foul at the Master Chief (that's what he's called right?). Seriously? Can anyone really disagree? Here is the quote:
Ok, so I know the year is hardly over. But since I am about two hundred percent certain I wont be buying any more games this year, I thought I could get a head start on my end of the year lists. 2010 has had some excellent games come out, and it started almost immediately with Bayonetta, and Mass Effect 2. The best thing about this year (or the worst for my wallet) is that there was never a shortage of great games to play. The holiday season is no longer the only time of year to get blockbuster titles, and that's awesome. But full disclosure: I still haven't played some big games from this year including Heavy Rain or Red Dead Redemption.