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E3 2008: We've Landed in LA!

Hi, folks...I've arrived at LA and have settled in my hotel. This place is pretty snazzy. This year's E3 is the sixth E3 I've attended, having only missed 2006 (which was terrible, anyways). So far I've confirmed my RSVP for tomorrow's Sony conference. Thankfully, final registration for the conference took place in my hotel, so I didn't have to go anywhere once I arrived. Woo!

I still have to go and pick up my E3 badge, it's about a 4 block walk, and I don't feel like walking...I'm storing up my energy for tomorrow, sort of like a Dragon Ball Z character. I'm also scarfing down this delicious burger like no tomorrow. It came with fries, but no bacon...even though the menu clearly says it comes with bacon. And the glass-bottled Coke doesn't even taste like Coke. Ugh.

I'm going to finish my food and head to the convention center to pick-up my badge. Also, Sony's conference tomorrow should be awesome. I also think that they may set up an "arcade" again, allowing the press to play all of E3's PlayStation titles, from first to third party offerings. Cross your fingers!

7/14/2008 Arnold Katayev

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aaronisbla
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:40:23 PM
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I'm hoping for some surprises this day, it would be nice.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:42:45 PM
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Hey Arnold. Glad you're there and good to go. :)

Everyone, this guy's an E3 professional. Nobody (GameStop, IGN, or anyone else) will have a better games journalist there. Stay tuned for his hands-on previews and we'll both be standing by to fill you in on tomorrow's Sony conference. You'll know about any big announcements mere minutes after they happen!

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Tatsujin
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:18:26 PM

I would not doubt it a bit... Have fun Arnold!!!

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AscientDire
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:43:30 PM
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This better be one big E3 for Sony...they're gonna need it after...you know...the really dirty bit of news...

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The_Chimeran
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:43:49 PM
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sony had the best presentation last year and i hope it's the same story this year. Good luck arnold with all the no fun and all work at the biggest entertainment convention in America.

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Odd Child
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:45:19 PM
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ha ha must be nice :), No courtesy limo.

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thesuffering85
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:48:44 PM
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i'm sure sony either knew or suspected the news about ff13, so i'm optimistic that they'll have something to trump that.

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aaronisbla
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:54:56 PM
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right, i think this wasnt a surprise for any of the 2 companies, Sony, blow us away with something. GoW3, Team ICO, heavy rain ( more than just the interview teaser ).

Id say even the announcement of the FF7 redo, but im afraid that wont happen

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Deleted User
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:55:46 PM
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Wish I was there.

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dillonthebunny
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:22:13 PM
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AK... I think some of the guys here want you to kick Square Enix in the shins, lol...


anyway, good to see you flying the PSXE flag again! and its not some drunken jolly, like it would be if Ben was there (lol.. JOKE).

anyhow, hope you get some news on Team Ico!! looking forward to your reports.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 7:01:32 PM

Now what have I ever done to inspire such a comment? ;)

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:33:02 PM
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Got my badge. This E3 feels so sad...you couldn't even tell something was going on in the LA Convention Center. Not a single E3 banner to be seen on the outside.

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LegioN
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:41:41 PM
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woah, why is it i am always hearing people saying it's getting worse and worse?

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WaR_HaWk
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:43:05 PM
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Arnold is it free??? Cuz i live in Uptown LA. 20 minutes away from LACC.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 7:01:04 PM

Pretty sure it's press invitation-only. E3 did have days for the public in the past, but I don't think they have them, anymore...

Well, if it's otherwise, Arnold can tell you.

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OtisFeelgood
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 7:11:07 PM
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Arnold, you lucky bastard. If you see any of the Square-Enix reps punch them in the f*cking face!

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Jed
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 8:16:10 PM

yes please punch them

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Tatsujin
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 11:41:33 PM

No, Please... Kidnap.. I mean, Squarenap them and send them down to each and every single one of us at our homes... we will TEACH them how to make video games... and only for the PS3... we will TEACH them how to hate X360... WE WILL TEACH THEM HOW TO BE COOL LIKE ME!!! lol :P

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Deleted User
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 7:15:21 PM
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Or you could kiss the square enix people for sharing the load of crap that is final fantasy with our hated enemy: 360 users.

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Deleted User
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 10:07:09 PM

why are the 360 users our hated enemy? haha you are very childish man

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 7:30:51 PM
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Actually, E3 never had public days, that's Tokyo Game Show.

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kj313
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 7:35:40 PM
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You the man Arnold have fun and be safe!

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Jed
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 8:17:27 PM
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Man bring us some good news, Microsoft had a HUGE day.

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Fabi
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 8:24:04 PM
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Notice that nobody even cares about the Nintendo press conference? Last year it seemed like people still cared, but seriously this year it seems like Nintendo doesn't even exist.

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Deleted User
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 10:08:12 PM

If you want to check on their existence go find out whose leading the console war right now.

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aaronisbla
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 10:19:58 PM

i think what he means rocketman is that no one really seems to be all up in arms over what nintendo will show, its as if no one cares because they know most of it will be shovelware anyways. Forgive me if im not at all pleased over nintendo's system, i have great reasons.

Could work in nintendo's favor though if something huge is announced

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 7:44:53 AM

Agreed with Aaron... The Wii I gave a two thumbs down... All their games are;
A) Boring
B) Don't work with the Wiimote (You need ANOTHER addon to play it "Correctly")
C) Waste of my life
and D) Whoever came up with the name "Wii" Has many seriouse problems and should see a Physciatrist IMMEDIATLY!

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Joema
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 9:31:56 PM
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i will be checking PSX every 5 minutes this week lol

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 10:18:58 PM

Jesus, we're not bionic. ;) But we'll try!

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 7:45:53 AM

Well Ben, I think tis time you turn to thee Bionic side! Because im on this everday im not in school! (Taking a ditch-day today... I need a rest! Ok no I missed my bus -.-)

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infekt
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 10:58:18 PM
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I hope we get some favorable news. I watched the M$ spotlight and really didn't care much about their lineup except for Resident Evil. But I have to say XLBA is starting to look a bit like the PSN with the scrolling option thumbnails. Geometry Wars 2 looks great but SSDHD still looks better. They got a dealio with Netflix. I am still waiting for Sony to come up with a rent/buy video option on the PSN. M$ even got MGM and Universal to release content for the 360. Does that mean Sony can't have a deal with them now?

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Fabi
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 11:17:26 PM
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@aaron - Thanks, that's exactly what I meant.

I'm trying to tell myself that Sony will have something to counter FF13, but I just don't see it.

I know they're going to show a lot of great games, but as good as they are all going to be, they will not be able to shock like the FF13 announcment did.

That's the bad news, while RFOM2, Killzone 2, LBP, Socom and Infamous will all be great, we all already know, and have seen videos of them.

I don't even think God of War 3 can shock as much.

Who knows?

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 7:47:56 AM
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But... Will a Gears of War 2 coming to PS3 headline shock you??? Will a "Remake of FFVII exclusivly to PS3" Shock you? WILL MY UNDERWARE POPPING OUT OF YOUR SCREEN SHOCK YOU? See, there are plenty of things... that can shock you =.=

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 9:06:31 AM

lol

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