E3 passes by... time continues to pass.

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Written on 1:19 AM by DRV

There's nothing really new on my part. I've done pretty much nothing since the last entry. I got back to being more involved with working on my gaming journalist skills at Gamer 2.0. E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, was last week, and Gamer 2.0 couldn't attend because we recently broke off from some network because they installed a new budget and decided not to pay our writers, when we're the reasons why a new audience started to tune in to their site. Oh well, doesn't matter. We've been checking site traffic, and our new site has been kicking ass as of late. Super sweet revenge.

For those of you who know of it, E3 was scaled back this year in order for it to be a much smaller media briefing. In previous years, especially over the Xbox, GameCube, PS2 generation, E3 has been a rather big event. It took place at the convention center located in Los Angeles and it's been a pretty huge spectacle, with booth babes and all sorts of shows happening at the floor. A friend of mine actually met former WWE Diva, Stacy Keibler, at E3. Pretty damn cool.

While I wasn't at this year's event, a lot of the game publishers, especially Indie publishers like Gamecock have said E3 is pretty much dead now. To be honest, I really don't care. Though my opinion hardly matters because I didn't go this year, it's kind of easy to see why this action was made. A lot of the things that go on at E3 don't even pertain to gaming. Seriously, why do wannabe DOA girls need to be there? Why should martial artists be having showcases there? None of the games are based on them. From the gaming journalist's point of view, E3 has always been a hectic event. Now it's been a little bit easier to manage.

Another reason why I don't really care about the differences is that the main reason I look forward to E3 is to watch the press conferences held by Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. All three of the press conferences pretty much look and sound they way they've always been. A lot of information was given, and that's what the true gamer expects from E3--announcements about how things are going with each developer. With Sony, there's a PS3 price cut and a slimmer PSP coming out. With Microsoft, the warranty on 360 has been extended and there'll be a limited edition Halo 360 coming out. With Nintendo, Wii Fit, Mario Kart Wii, and other games have been announced along with the fact that release dates for Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Mario Galaxy have surfaced. Good news for all fans of the three consoles.

With me... in the meantime, I'm still looking for a job. I never realized how hard looking for a simple, mainstream job could be. I was a well-paid intern at IBM last year and received no complaints about my performance and now I can't even get a simple corporation like Kohls or Target to give me a call back.

Maybe I'm doing my applications wrong.

Eh. We'll see. Let's hope things get better. Things have been hitting way too hard this summer. I can't do FYC, I can't folk dance, and I can't sleep in. Some good has to come around sometime...

- DRV

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