E3: A Newbie’s Report of Video Game Heaven

Welcome to E3!

Welcome to E3!

I know nothing about video games. Comic books are my forte, so getting a pass and having the opportunity to go to one of the biggest video game conventions of the year seemed almost wasted on me. However, I will confess I did have a good time and did take a lot of pictures for the people who couldn’t attend.
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As I walked up to the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown, I already knew I was headed for a long day. There were huge displays of a toilet bowl, a cart full of boxers and thongs (a swag giveaway), and a pile of trash to greet all the con goers.

A pile of trash.

A pile of trash.

The swag toilet.

The swag toilet.

The cart of boxers and thongs.

The cart of boxers and thongs.

I got there about 10 minutes before the con was set to open, and was greeted by the site of thousands of people walking around, and a huge setup of Rock Band that greeted all the con goers.

A group of people playing Rock Band.

A group of people playing Rock Band.

The crowd rushes to get into E3. Swag, here I come!

The crowd rushes to get into E3. Swag, here I come!

Inside, I was greeted by the sight of hundreds of different video game consoles going on at once. Each company was promoting their newest game, newest systems, and other merchandise. And of course, what would E3 be without the beautiful booth babes hired to entice video game geeks over, and the free swag? I will admit that the booth babes this year far surpass the previous year’s, and was personally my favorite part of the whole con. :)

A big robot display at one of the booths.

A big robot display at one of the booths.

A man dresses in a metallic armor suit. He was huge!

A man dresses in a metallic armor suit. He was huge!

Throw the ball in the hole and win a prize!

Throw the ball in the hole and win a prize!

G-4 had a huge display with a Donkey Kong machine and a man’s quest to beat the highest score.  Some of the other cool sights included a TMNT game display with awesome giveaways, and the Batmobile!

Beat the high score!

Beat the high score!

Booth Babes.

Booth Babes.

A pokemon and booth babes.

A pokemon and booth babes.

What gamer can survive without a 5 hour energy drink?

What gamer can survive without a 5 hour energy drink?

By far the cutest booth babe in all of E3.

By far the cutest booth babe in all of E3.

A Final Fantasy game on display. Shortly after taking this I had 2 security guards tell me no photos!

A Final Fantasy game on display. Shortly after taking this I had 2 security guards tell me no photos!

Chicks dig the Batmobile. So do dudes.

Chicks dig the Batmobile. So do dudes.

Huge balloon on display.

Huge balloon on display.

Another booth babe.

Another booth babe.

Michaelangelo approves of the TMNT videogame.

Michaelangelo approves of the TMNT videogame.

Fans pose with the TMNT.

Fans pose with the TMNT.

Trailer Girls.

Trailer Girls.

Mario and Sonic hang out.

Mario and Sonic hang out.

Bob poses with his prints.

Bob poses with his prints.

A gamer chills in a chair.

A gamer chills in a chair.

Booth babe passes out a Wet poster.

Booth babe passes out a Wet poster.

Mickey Rourke stopped by.

Mickey Rourke stopped by.

Crowd watches the Splinter Cell Conviction demo.

Crowd watches the Splinter Cell Conviction demo.

Joe Mad sketches on.

Joe Mad sketches on.

Marvel game plays on.

Marvel game plays on.

Aisha Tyler stopped by towards the end of E3.

Aisha Tyler stopped by towards the end of E3.

I had a great time watching the demos and seeing the booth babes, not to mention the E-3 swag! I wish I could have gone for 3 days instead of one, but work called. Some of the best presentations were by the Splinter Cell Conviction group, the Final Fantasy XIII, and God of War 3. Maybe I’ll become a gamer yet…

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