It’s already been a bit of an action-packed day.
If you’ve been following my Facebook page or Twitter feed then you saw that I’ve been up and at ’em today, heading around to try and make it to the Microsoft press conference. I didn’t have access originally, but I was able to secure a press pass and make it inside. Just being in the atmosphere was pretty fantastic, but I’m still really waiting to get onto the show floor when it opens up tomorrow. There’s also two more press conferences tonight; one for Ubisoft (Splinter Cell, Assassin’s Creed) and one for Sony (God of War, Twisted Metal). Those both ought to be pretty awesome. I won’t bore you with the nerd details, but here’s a picture of Microsoft’s press release stage so you can see what it was like:
It still feels a little surreal being here and seeing all this, and I have to admit that it’s been fantastic being back in Southern California again. The weather, the excitement…the In-n-Out…it’s been a really welcome change of pace. It feels good to be out and about, though I’m still looking forward to seeing what else is out there, having new conversations.
I’m not sure that I’ve said anything particularly groundbreaking or monumental here…I’m just really enjoying this all and I suppose I thought you should know. Posting more relevant things later, I hope!
It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted here, as I’ve been reminded…a lot of things have changed lately, and many of them are what I’d call “positive.” A quick run-down of five important updates in my life while I’m waiting for my flight in Denver to board…
1. I’m no longer working for GameStop. We parted ways a couple of weeks ago, and my hope is that I’ll start taking some other prospects seriously so I can jump into a job I’m really passionate about.
2. I’m writing game journalism again, this time for a site called GotGame. I’m writing with good people, a few of which have migrated from the site I used to write for.
3. I do a weekly podcast with the GotGame guys, it usually goes up on Thursdays. Wow, I love podcasting.
4. Because I’ve been writing with GotGame for a bit, I’ve finally gotten access to attend E3, the conference that many would consider the premiere gaming convention. I’m pretty stoked.
5. That conference basically starts tonight. I’ll be hitting the OC today (even though I was supposed to make it there yesterday…that’s a story in itself) and making my way up to LA for a week of gaming news and networking. Many have asked me if I plan on moving back to California…at this point, well I’m not really sure. I know I came back to the Midwest for a reason, but I want to use my degree, move towards a career with writing…maybe those opportunities will be out there.
Time will tell.