E3 3018 A Reflection

My thoughts on the 2018 E3 show that we had last week.

It’s been a week since E3 2018 took place.  We’ve been going for many years.  The past two years with the opening of it to the public really made an impact on the show, and not in a good way.  This year however, it seems they had a plan, made it easy to get your badge, get in and it was not over saturated.  This is the first year with the public that I said to myself “maybe I will come back again”.   There was a point where I was absolutely never coming back as long as the public was allowed in.

You couldn’t get to try the games, they gave out the most minimal swag, and it was like trying to get through a maze of lost people.

One change that was made this year was the security measures that they put in place and that all has to do with the state of the world.  Really nothing to do with the show.  I thought they did a great job getting people in, through I felt it was a little strict, but rather be strict than sorry.

I’m not going to get into the games that I saw this year.  I’ve been thinking about which ones I thought I was going to buy, doing some research on the ones I did’t get to play.

All in all they made this show fun, and I learned quite a bit.   If you do have the ability to buy a gamer pass for next year I would, but unfortunately a lot of the games shown at E3 don’t come out for years.  That’s on the developers.

I’ll be writing about the games I played, what I saw, and putting up some pictures.   Many pictures are on my Instagram and Twitter. Which are both on our page.

Check it out! Let us know our thoughts and what you want us to cover.

LA Comic Con 2017 A Reflection

This years Stan Lee Comic Con has come to a close.  I spent two days there and found it to be quite enjoyable.  Wasn’t too busy and most tables were very accessible.

Parking wasnot an issue, LA Live was my choice this year.   It went very smooth.  A bit costly at $27.00 but I have paid much more to go to the LA Convention Center.

One experience I particularly enjoyed was spinning the Price is Right Wheel.  I’ve wanted to do that since I was a kid.  We didn’t win anything but it was fun!

There was a lot to see.  Many different small vendors than I’ve seen in the past.  I like to discover new conmics and talent.

Not too many big name comic companies there, it that’s okay.  That’s what weekly comic shops are for.

I recommend this Con to anyone who doesn’t make it to San Diego for one reason or another.

It was also full of autographs of many celebrities, if that is what you like to get.  Fashion show is fun.   If you missed this year, keep this one in mind or next year.

E3 2017 to be Made Available to The Public

 

E3 2017

 

E3, the Electronic Gaming Expo of the year has been made available to the public for the first time since it’s beginning. This is going to make for an interesting show floor, since it won’t be catering to industry or press only.  The gamers will be there and they will be heard.

E3 2017 is June 13-15 this year, while briefings will begin Sunday June 11.

Pricing for the tickets were $149.00 for the first 1,000 people.  After that it bumped up to $249.  This is a decent price for attendance to this exclusive event.

Many details of the show haven’t been disclosed to us yet. We do know EA will be there, inside and usually outside too.  This I find to be one of the best parts of E3.

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet and will be in the LA area, swing over to the E3 website.

E3 2016 Is On The Horizon

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June is one of my favorite months sole because E3 is in June.  I always see things that I will think about for the next few months and possibly years.  The atmosphere is very up beat and there is a ton of gaming what can I say?

This year I am hoping to see some mind blowing things from Rockstar.  Maybe Red Dead 2? Please.  I would like to try out the newest Call of Duty and Battlefield 1.

Now I have also been waiting for The Last Guardian for I don’t know how long.  This would be a great game to be able to get my hands on. Heck I’d even be okay with another video.  Made from the Ico folks I’m sure it will do well.

How about some new Virtual Reality?  Im curious.  The only time I’ve encountered in Virtuality was the Interstellar movie before the premier.  It felt so real!

What are you looking forward to this year? I am taking requests to check out different things

Wonder Con 2016, LA or Bust

UnknownWonder Con begins this weekend, March 25-27.  It is usually held in Anaheim CA, but has now made the move to the Los Angeles Convention center.  I’m not sure how I feel about this move, but I do know that other events that take place here do very well, such as E3 and Comikaze.  It’s a much bigger venue than the Anaheim convention center.

So far the ease of buying tickets and even being able to purchase a parking ticket for all three days seems too good to be true.  This should be a smooth convention if things go right.

I do know that they will be using a new RFID wrist band to allow people in and out access.  I am curious as to how this is going to work and how effective it will really be against sharing and people entering for free with other’s badges.  Will this count the number of people inside and maybe give the volunteers some information as to how to control the crowd?

I am very excited to attend Wonder Con this year in LA.  I think it will make the convention better in so many ways.  First it’s bigger, and more vendors and artists can show off their hard work.  Two the location is great, I’ve always liked the LA Live area.  There’s plenty of restaurants that aren’t in hotels.  And it’s closer to my house.

I’m hoping for organization and a good time.  Thats all I want, thats all anyone wants.  Make sure you bring your backpack and stay hydrated.  You’ll thank me.  No-one wants to get out of line due to being thirsty.  And if you do decide to buy something, you’ll want to have a bag handy to put your shiny new goods in.

Have fun everyone!  I’ll be periodically updating this weekend.