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Title: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: JonLeung on April 23, 2006, 08:12:03 AM
Stolen from IGN.  I'm using a bigger version as my Active Desktop wallpaper.


Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: Revned on April 23, 2006, 08:55:12 AM
I suppose you'd be excited, wouldn't you? So you have to tell us, how did you manage to get tickets? Sorry if I've missed it; I didn't read all the original posts on the new forum.


Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: Inty on April 23, 2006, 08:56:22 AM
How many tickets you got?

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Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: bustin98 on April 23, 2006, 01:41:39 PM
Oh Jon, please share the wonderful SWAG you come home with.



And please try to log on the site with impressions of the cool games, especially the Revolution.

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Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: Inty on April 23, 2006, 01:45:35 PM
If you could get me something signed, i'd love it. Then you can airmail it to me <_<

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Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: JonLeung on April 26, 2006, 09:32:22 AM
I can't see it at work (Websense blocks sites like IGN), but I'm guessing it's slightly less than two weeks (by about half an hour?) until the LA Convention Center doors open early just for the media folks.  That includes me.  :)


Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: bustin98 on April 26, 2006, 10:15:33 AM
Yeah, slightly less. Like by less than 2 hours.



Are you getting all happy? I remember getting all excited about going to the CES this year. Then I got there and, whoopdi doo. It wasn't as exciting as I thought. The best part was fighting some vendor in Halo 2. We were pretty evenly matched, but I edged him out.

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Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: Eggz on April 26, 2006, 03:41:01 PM
Ah, bet E3 is different. Almost... Magical even. :)



Hey Jon, if they have it there, make sure to give your impression on the Revolution controller when you get back. that's the one thing that I still find iffy about the new system.

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Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: JonLeung on April 26, 2006, 04:53:40 PM
What's iffy about it?



The naysayers seem to all be people who haven't tried it yet.  Just about everyone who's actually handled it loves it.  Apparently even EGM, usually a bit on the anti-Nintendo side, loves it, and has put the Revolution on the upcoming June issue (as opposed to, say, the PS3).  They warn that the scary thing about it will be the line-ups at E3.  o_0



If my hands-on impressions are worth anything, I'll likely be glad to give 'em when I get back.  I don't know how often I'll be able to log on during the week that I'll be in LA, so you may hear a lot about it before I even get a chance to write anything up.


Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: Inty on April 27, 2006, 01:54:21 AM
EGM backing the Revolution fully...

http://www.1up.com/do/blogEntry?bId=6947164&publicUserId=5379799



We just finished our June issue (which will start shipping right when E3 starts). Our cover story? The Nintendo Revolution. After working on this article, I must say, I've gone from "excited" to "OMG super-psyched" for this machine. I can't reveal anything right now, but I think the Revolution will put Nintendo back into the game for this next-gen console war. Forget GameCube and Nintendo 64. If Nintendo can get the right developers backing this system for a few years, it will be a winner. Stay tuned....

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Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: JonLeung on May 03, 2006, 11:21:38 AM
I wonder why I can see it now.  I guess WebSense isn't on right now...



Just a little under a week!  By this time next week I may have finally gotten to the front of the line to play the Wii Super Smash Bros. game!  o_0



Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: JonLeung on May 06, 2006, 11:15:46 AM


Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: Revned on May 06, 2006, 12:08:15 PM
Fancy. I don't think I ever saw an explanation, but did you get one of those media passes for VGMaps.com like you talked about last year?


Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: JonLeung on May 06, 2006, 01:01:38 PM
Not much to explain.  I just applied at www.e3expo.com, and lucky me, I got approved to go.  (EDIT: Oh, I thought you asked HOW I got one.  Yep, this is the media pass.)



I thought they weren't supposed to mail out E3 badges to Canadians, but apparently they did and that's what the picture above is of.  If you squint you can make out that it says "Media - Black".  That means I have access to the showfloor on the E3 Media Only hours on the first day, and also to the Media Lounge, but I have no idea what the "Black" colour designation signifies.


Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: Inty on May 07, 2006, 03:39:05 AM
What does it say under `Leung`?

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Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: JonLeung on May 07, 2006, 07:31:51 AM
Guess.


Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: Inty on May 07, 2006, 08:33:18 AM
No.



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Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: Revned on May 07, 2006, 08:43:33 AM
I'd guess "From," but it looks shorter.


Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: Inty on May 07, 2006, 02:35:31 PM
Editor. I can see the E and the D now...

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Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: JonLeung on May 08, 2006, 07:28:09 AM
Inty's got it.  "EDITOR."  They don't allow "founders" to apply for media, at least not on that alone, so I figured "editor" would be the best title to show my editorial capacity.



I'll be leaving in a few hours.  I'll try to log in during the week, but I may not have time to say much - I mean, come on, I'm in LA, surely there's other things to see and do.  But when I do log in, I hope to see this board more active than it was in the past week...E3 news will probably help spur things.



The irony is that if I can't get to a computer on Tuesday (unlikely), you guys will know more about what's being revealed at the press conferences than I do, despite me being physically nearby.



So that I don't feel like a doof Wednesday morning, I'll probably be hitting the big gaming web sites Tuesday evening, but if I do stop by here, I certainly don't mind you guys telling me what's going down.  Don't assume that 'cause I'm down there that I would know any more, as I could easily know less.


Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: Revned on May 08, 2006, 07:42:29 AM
Have fun! We'll all have to collect pictures from E3 and try to find you in them ;)


Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: JonLeung on May 09, 2006, 08:51:58 AM
I'm at the hotel.  Looks like we do have Internet access after all, but it's 10 cents a minute.


Title: RE: Countdown To E3 2006
Post by: Inty on May 09, 2006, 08:52:40 AM
^^ Doesn't like like you'll be watching all of the Nintendo press conference then. Unless you can throw that kinda money around.

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