GP at E3

July 12, 2008 -

I'm traveling to Los Angeles today but I promised to post my E3 itinerary. So, here goes:

Monday, July 14th:

  • 10:30 Microsoft Press Conference - LACC
  • 3:00 EA Press Conference, Orpheum Theater
  • 5:00 Into the Pixel Reception, LACC (might ditch this, depends; it's an open invite and the art will be there all week to be viewed)
  • 8:30 Gears of War 2 reception (dunno, sometimes things like this at E3 have a line around the block.)

Tuesday, July 15th:

  • 9:00 Nintendo Press Conference, Kodak Theater
  • 11:30 Sony Press Conference, The Shrine
  • 2:30 Ubisoft Press Conference, LACC
  • 7:00 Activision Press Conference (eager to see how Activision's we're not at E3 but we are vibe plays)
  • 8:00 Bethesda Party  (may not get there, but it's cool to be invited)
  • 8:00 Fable 2 Party (ditto)

Wednesday, July 16th:

  • 9:15 Gov. Perry Keynote, LACC (probably a live blogging)
  • 10:45 Take-Two Press Conference, LACC (no big news expected, but you never know with T2)
  • 12:00 Meeting, THQ, LACC (Saints Row 2, Viva Pinata, Pocket Paradise)
  • 1:15 ESA Mike Gallagher State-of-the-Industry speech, LACC (again, may live blog)
  • 2:00 EA Demo Room (Littlest Pet Shop, sports titles, My Sims, My Sims Kingdom, Spore, Mercenaries 2, Warhammer Online, iPhone titles)
  • 5:00 Michael Pachter party (hors d'oeuvres, cocktails & ...quotes)
  • 6:00 EA reception 740
  • 7:00 Rock Band 2 Event & concert (this is a hot ticket - they literally send you a ticket, but I can't miss Hal's dinner at a very cool restaurant)
  • 8:00 Dinner with Hal Halpin & ECA team (at our get-together last year in Santa Monica the fire alarm wouldn't stop ringing and they made everyone leave... and Santa Monica experienced a citywide blackout... dinner was from a vending machine at the hotel... hoping for better luck this time)

Thursday, July 17th:

  • 10:00 EA Showcase Booth, LACC (sports titles, Lord of the Rings, SimCity Creator, Crysis, C&C Red Alert)
  • 12:00 Sega, LACC (I really just want to see the new Total War game)
  • 12:30 Rock Band 2 meeting, LACC
  • 1:30 Fallout 3 meeting, LACC (my most anticipated game; great demo last year)
  • 2:00 Toshiba, LACC  (they are demoing a new gaming laptop)
  • 3:00 2K Games, LACC

What, no event for Thursday night? Catching a flight back on Friday...

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Re: GP at E3

Hey, Jackie.  Since you're here, there are these guys on this Spore fansite who want to know if you don't mind Spore or are about to protest it when it comes out.  And...?

Re: GP at E3

Be sure to keep an eye out for Bungie, they've been dropping cryptic hints at a major announcement at E3.  My guess is either a new joint MS, Bungie Halo game, or a whole new IP.  They also have a new logo and Superintendent character on their website.  Kinda like I<3Bees prior to Halo 2.  They are up to something big.

Re: GP at E3

Dennis, you must attend Bethesda and tell me if they are making another elder scrolls game (I just LOVE sending my undead army against the pitiful imperials, long live the dead dude!), or I could just watch G4's coverage of the event, but then again it would seem to be that much more awesome if I heard it from you.

O how I envy you, off to E-3 while I get stuck working on power lines and digging trenches....

 

XD

Re: GP at E3

I wonder if our soon to be disbarred friend is trying to get in still

Re: GP at E3

Hackter the inept has his own party?  Good lord...

Re: GP at E3

Are they going to demo God Of War 3 at this years E3?

Re: GP at E3

Dennis, I am quite jealous of you, even though there are no booth babes.

Re: GP at E3

I'm gonna be checking out all the live E3 coverage on G4 that I can, so maybe I'll see you.

 

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-"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." -Sir Winston Churchill

Re: GP at E3

Have fun at E3.

Re: GP at E3

I'll be looking out for what ESA has to say, but I'm really waiting for more info on Fallout 3.

So, no booth babes, invite only, and it's in Los Angeles. Late night food is harder to find then in Santa Monica, & the traffic has got to be worse, isn't it? Regardless, have a good time, Dennis!

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While you do that Dennis, how about serching the internet for a copy of the original Fallouts?, Infinately better then the PoS:2 Bethesda is makeing?

Re: GP at E3

Are you sure you're not on the wrong website? Go (back) here: http://www.nma-fallout.com/

Re: GP at E3

So I have to be a fanboy to appriate quality?

 

Go back to your Oblviion with guns (funny how this was originaly an insult, but considering that many interviews are explicityly confirming it...) Bethesda fanboy.

Re: GP at E3

jesus, bitter much?

Re: GP at E3

Given what they are doing, yeah, very much, is that wrong?

Re: GP at E3

Yeah, cause no one is forcing you to play it.

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That is like saying you don't have to watch your parrents get shot in front you, you can just turn the otherway, sure someone killed your parrents, but you didn't see it happen..., ignoreing evil when it happens is stupid (and to invoke Godwin's Law, was a major cause of WW2). So while I do not have to play, I still have to watch in disqust at the payola hype who cheers at the fact that it is Oblivion 2, rather then Fallout 3 .So Yes, but I do not have to play it, I still havel watch the abonation.

Re: GP at E3

Comparing your partents getting murdered to what may or may not be a bad design choice for a video game....right.

 

/finished

Re: GP at E3

Clearly fallout is serious business for this lad.

Re: GP at E3

Your on the internet, everything is serious business, includeing porn, childrens tradeing card games and Fallout.


 

Re: GP at E3

I read your arguments and I feel like I must report that there is no real substance to them. You have no real position other than 'it just sucks because it's oblivion 2' rather than explaining in detail where this is the issue.

The game in this case, cannot be judged on in terms of quality, as there is no end product yet. What you are doing, dear 'anonymous' is speculating in the same fashion our wonderful oil futures speculators are doing. There will be people who like the game regardless, there will be people who hate the game because it "isn't fallout". I am sorry, but using the traditional isometric that Fallout did (and in great taste, by the way) will not survive in today's markets.

---- There is a limit for both politicians against video games, and video games against politicians. http://www.goteamretard.com

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Yes, because todays market is ruled by stupid graphics whores.

There are many reasons to dislike Fallout 3, many items have shown they care minimaly about the Fallout name or it's lore (how about you acctualy read some of NMAs articals, you will learn WHY they dislike Fallout 3, and there are some good reasons there), that last bit shouldn't surpise people though, Bethesda doesn't seem to give a shit about it's own lore (see Oblivion)

Should we NOT be concerned that Bethesda payed $5,750,000.00 for the Fallout name, yet seems to so care so little about it's use beyond claiming it is the sequel to a classic game? Should we not be concerned that while being hyped as the sequel to a big name game, Fallout 3 is being designed explicity as a sequel to Oblivion rather then Fallout? Should we not be concerned that the lead on the project is so full of himself that he has stated he learned nothing from Oblivion in spite of it's horrible flaws (don't tell me level scaleing doesn't exisit)? Yes YES we should all be concerned.

 

Have you ever played Fallout?

Re: GP at E3

First and formost, yes, I have played Fallout and Fallout 2. I have enjoyed them tremendously.

The point I wish to make to you is basically that the game has not been released at this time and you are already blasting it. You point towards NMA which is known for being anti-Bethesda in the first place, and really holds not enough interest for me. The guys at NMA seemed to have the position that 'if you disagree  with us, your opinion is wrong' type of thought.

Yes, there are plenty of graphic whores out there, yes there are plenty of games that throw out gameplay in favor of visuals (see Bioshock and Battlefield Bad Company), but that does not mean that a game intending to have 'astounding' visuals cannot have decent gameplay elements and plotlines. Remember, my dear 'Anonymous Coward' that the game has not been released yet, and you are making yourself seem like a fool the longer you bash on something that we can only speculate in the same manner as our wonderful energy and oil price speculators do oh so well.

An opinion is an opinion, and quite frankly you are trashing the hopeful opinion that Fallout 3 will be a good game. Lore can and does change over time as more content is added (granted this time it is not added by Interplay, but by Bethesda) and certain changes must be made to lore. Some are just added, and the prior is re-written to support the new changes (see: retcon).

Also, my comment at the top of this wonderfully written string [sarcasm] was about Bethesda in general, and not Fallout 3 specifically. Can you do me a favor and the next time you decide to start a damned flame-war, at least put a real name behind it so we can tell wether or not you are a professional troll in the future.

---- There is a limit for both politicians against video games, and video games against politicians. http://www.goteamretard.com

Re: GP at E3

It was the first thing that came to mind, I would have picked something more tasteful if I thought of it.

Re: GP at E3

You just gotta get to the Bethesda Party! You just gotta!

---- There is a limit for both politicians against video games, and video games against politicians. http://www.goteamretard.com

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/agreed

Normally I'd say it was a tough choice, having been invited to both the Bethesda and Fable 2 parties, but... come on.  Fallout 3.  If you can get to one of the parties, it's a no-brainer.

 
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