Any Duders Going?

#1 Posted by PufferFiz (1383 posts) -

Just got my badge today. anyone else going? Hope to get my hands on Bf3 and the ngp :0

#2 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

In my dreams...

#3 Posted by PufferFiz (1383 posts) -
@Axxol said:
" In my dreams... "
well I am sure they will have something on g4, which will be bad like always.... :<
#4 Posted by Zabant (1249 posts) -

Thought it was press and video game related career people only...


Wait, i'm assuming. Do you work for the press or the industry?
#5 Posted by Unchained (1081 posts) -

I'm just taking the week off work to absorb the Big Three's  press conference events and the rest of the coverage throughout the show. I do this every year, and it's like a little vacation to enjoy gaming mecca remotely. 

#6 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -
@PufferFiz said:
" @Axxol said:
" In my dreams... "
well I am sure they will have something on g4, which will be bad like always.... :< "
I cancelled my cable, since I watch everything online. I'll just watch Giant Bomb coverage and YouTube stuff.
#7 Posted by PufferFiz (1383 posts) -
@Zabant said:

" Thought it was press and video game related career people only...


Wait, i'm assuming. Do you work for the press or the industry?
"
well I am getting my bachelors in game development (programming, ie computer science) so I qualify.

@Axxol
 sucks but tv is quite expensive, I wish there was a way to only buy certain channels.
#8 Posted by JJWeatherman (14560 posts) -
@PufferFiz said:
" @Zabant said:

" Thought it was press and video game related career people only...


Wait, i'm assuming. Do you work for the press or the industry?
"
well I am getting my bachelors in game development (programming, ie computer science) so I qualify. @Axxol  sucks but tv is quite expensive, I wish there was a way to only buy certain channels. "
Seems like GDC or something like that would be more appropriate. E3's just a giant party at this point.
#9 Posted by PufferFiz (1383 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
" @PufferFiz said:
" @Zabant said:

" Thought it was press and video game related career people only...


Wait, i'm assuming. Do you work for the press or the industry?
"
well I am getting my bachelors in game development (programming, ie computer science) so I qualify. @Axxol  sucks but tv is quite expensive, I wish there was a way to only buy certain channels. "
Seems like GDC or something like that would be more appropriate. E3's just a giant party at this point. "
except e3 is free where as gdc costs money. Though I agree gdc is better, a bunch of my friends went and I am jealous but there is always next year.
#10 Posted by Sparklykiss (1983 posts) -
@JJWeatherman: You say it like giant party is a bad thing!

One of these days, I'll go. And I'll be sure to trip a booth babe or two.
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#11 Posted by Skytylz (4033 posts) -
@PufferFiz: Think a computer engineering major could get me in?  That's what I'm doing next year.
#12 Posted by PufferFiz (1383 posts) -
@Skytylz said:
" @PufferFiz: Think a computer engineering major could get me in?  That's what I'm doing next year. "
I was told you had to have at least a game related course, though I have never seen any wording on their site to say if that is 100% or not. Wouldn't hurt to try.
#13 Posted by Centimani (550 posts) -

No, but I'll be going to an anime convention the weekend before. It's a poor substitute, but a substitute nonetheless.

#14 Posted by JJWeatherman (14560 posts) -
@Sparklykiss said:
" @JJWeatherman: You say it like giant party is a bad thing!One of these days, I'll go. And I'll be sure to trip a booth babe or two. "
It's not a bad thing. It's just that getting to go to E3 because you're studying programming seems kind of ridiculous. Although, I'd totally take that opportunity as well if I were given it.
#15 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

i wish...

#17 Posted by Vexxan (4623 posts) -
@Axxol said:
" In my dreams... "
#18 Edited by DystopiaX (5338 posts) -

Wish I could, lived in the midwest all my life and we don't get any of this cool gaming shit.

edit- first convention I'm going to is probably Pax East cause I'll be going to college in Boston and could actually make it there.
#19 Posted by PufferFiz (1383 posts) -
@MattSchwabby said:
" @PufferFiz: Where did you go to school? Also, how did you get your credentials? I am starting a job with Microsoft soon and I believe that qualifies me to be given a pass.

I am not going to try to go until next year, because you need to show your W4 form to prove your employment and those are based on your prior year's employment and I start this summer.
"
I go to the University of Advancing Technology, everything I faxed in was; copy of my schedule, id card, and a signed "proof of enrollment" letter. not sure what you need to send in your employment.
#20 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -
@JJWeatherman
@Sparklykiss said:
" @JJWeatherman: You say it like giant party is a bad thing!One of these days, I'll go. And I'll be sure to trip a booth babe or two. "
It's not a bad thing. It's just that getting to go to E3 because you're studying programming seems kind of ridiculous. Although, I'd totally take that opportunity as well if I were given it.
I heard it was a lot less of a party compared to what was going on during the 90s and mid 2000s. They had to lower the sound level and it got smaller
#21 Posted by cinemandrew (711 posts) -

I was going to go, but an unfortunately timed family vacation is keeping me away. Guess there's always next year.

#22 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -

I really wish I could.

#23 Posted by karatetron (692 posts) -

Nope.

#24 Posted by xyzygy (10045 posts) -

I would love to but even if I had the chance, I don't know if I could handle the crowd. I wouldn't feel comfortable at all.

#25 Posted by FritzDude (2269 posts) -

I want to, but it will be too expensive, for the moment at least. So i will just watch every live stream on the internet throughout the entire week.

#26 Posted by Spartan117Tron (90 posts) -

I so am going. I haven't got my Microsoft press conference badge yet though

#27 Posted by PufferFiz (1383 posts) -
@Spartan117Tron said:
I so am going. I haven't got my Microsoft press conference badge yet though
sweet
#28 Posted by misclet (100 posts) -

So I have a proposal. I live about 40 minutes away from LA and I usually frequent the Los quite often. I went last year commuting every day of the expo and had the best time. I was covering it for my college newspaper (www.studentvoiceonline.com/e3-2010), but I had the unfortunate event of being lazy this year and not turning in our credentials on time. I won't be attending E3 per say, but doing like I have done before in 2009, will be hanging out at the convention center. So, the proposal. Any GBers who live nearby wanna do a community meetup? In 09, I got to go to a RebelFM meetup and that was quite the success so why can't Giant Bomb have one? I know E3 is all hard work for the press, but I feel like the SoCal Bomb loyals don't really get much attention like PAX. Granted PAX is a public event, but E3 is the only reason why the GB crew would come down to LA. So anyone down for a toast to video games? I know some cool places in downtown but recommendations are always welcome. I know this is just a small plea but hey, maybe I could get some help hyping this shit up? E3 only comes once a year so come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

#29 Posted by PillClinton (3291 posts) -

I don't qualify.  I'm in LA too, so it's just rubbed in my face that much more. 

#30 Posted by misclet (100 posts) -
@100_Hertz: did you see my proposal? come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
#31 Posted by rawrsair (821 posts) -

I wish :(

#32 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

Jack Tretton invited a ton of people, I was not one of them, my friend is though. 

#33 Posted by PillClinton (3291 posts) -
@misclet: Oh, no I didn't.  But yeah, I'd be down for a little SoCal Bombers meetup/lurk party at E3.  
#34 Posted by misclet (100 posts) -
@100_Hertz: awesome! i'm going to create another topic on an E3 meetup for those SoCal Bombers who can or can't make it inside e3 and have the time to hang out and shoot the shit over some drinks.
#35 Posted by BrainSpecialist (554 posts) -
@Axxol said:
In my dreams...
I'm not sure I can Google Maps that.
#36 Posted by RobotHamster (4175 posts) -

I know someone who is going, hopefully he'll bring back some swwwaaaggggg.

#37 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -
@BrainSpecialist said:
@Axxol said:
In my dreams...
I'm not sure I can Google Maps that.
Sure you can. You just have to go deeper. 
 
Bwwaaaahhnnn
#38 Edited by Kjellm87 (1728 posts) -

At least once in my life I will visit E3 somehow.

#39 Posted by Michaelblack18 (223 posts) -

if i lived closer like i used to id so totaly would go maybe next year  when i move back to the west coast or 2013

#40 Posted by TJ311 (415 posts) -
@misclet said:
So I have a proposal. I live about 40 minutes away from LA and I usually frequent the Los quite often. I went last year commuting every day of the expo and had the best time. I was covering it for my college newspaper (www.studentvoiceonline.com/e3-2010), but I had the unfortunate event of being lazy this year and not turning in our credentials on time. I won't be attending E3 per say, but doing like I have done before in 2009, will be hanging out at the convention center. So, the proposal. Any GBers who live nearby wanna do a community meetup? In 09, I got to go to a RebelFM meetup and that was quite the success so why can't Giant Bomb have one? I know E3 is all hard work for the press, but I feel like the SoCal Bomb loyals don't really get much attention like PAX. Granted PAX is a public event, but E3 is the only reason why the GB crew would come down to LA. So anyone down for a toast to video games? I know some cool places in downtown but recommendations are always welcome. I know this is just a small plea but hey, maybe I could get some help hyping this shit up? E3 only comes once a year so come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.
yea ill be down to do a meet up 
 
as for attending the show, I AM! a parent of mine works a gaming company, both of which shall go unnamed.
#41 Posted by misclet (100 posts) -
@WR311: cool! i'm still working out the details but they soon will entail a location and time.
#42 Posted by TJ311 (415 posts) -
@misclet: yo duder, hows that meet up details coming along? only one more week.
#43 Posted by misclet (100 posts) -
@WR311: I'm in a split between a meetup in a bar in little tokyo or somewhere closer to the convention center. what do you think?
#44 Posted by TJ311 (415 posts) -
@misclet: well me and my friends are under 21 and i had a not such a good experience in little tokyo one time, nothing bad just not fun. i would say go for something closer to the convention center. i was recently at LA Live but didnt find anything that would be fun.
#45 Posted by misclet (100 posts) -
@WR311: hmmm i'll get some help from more people about what to do in a general discussion topic.
#46 Posted by TJ311 (415 posts) -
@misclet: alrite, ill try to keep up but let me know if anything happens, i would love to meet other GB fans.
#47 Posted by misclet (100 posts) -
@WR311 @100_Hertz: here's the new topic
#48 Posted by misclet (100 posts) -
#49 Posted by PufferFiz (1383 posts) -

@misclet:

ill try and come by, of course, business comes first.

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