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The PAX East Exprience

Unlike a certain author from a major publication, I attend PAX East to experience the culture and games, not to view it as a sociological experiment. The culture, games, and the people are what PAX is all about, these are not people to look at in a mocking or degrading fashion, instead these are people who fuel an industry that is now larger than the movie business. PAX East is very much the people's gaming convention and the experience is one that is full of amazing moments that far outweigh the few tedious ones.
Before I begin, a description of PAX is necessary, but instead of paraphrasing or making up my own, it just makes sense to give the official line:  
"PAX is a three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers. We call it a festival because in addition to dedicated tournaments and freeplay areas we've got nerdcore concerts, panel discussions, the weekend-long Omegathon event, and an exhibitor hall filled with booths displaying t…
Playstation Plus is the best investment you can make if you own a PS3

While it has faded a bit over time I have to confess I am still a Sony fanboy.  Aside from Bethesda games (which run like shit on PS3 due to lack of skill on that platform) and the Mass Effect series if a game is multi-platform I get it on PS3.  I am currently on my second PS3 and my fourth Xbox 360.  To add context to the disparity on replacing hardware I bought an Xbox nearly 18 months AFTER I got my PS3.  So in 6 years of owning a PS3 it was replaced once and in 4 and a half years I went through 4 Xbox consoles.  Presumably I now have the uber stable Xbox 360 design so I should be good, but still my confidence in the hardware is not terribly high.

When my PS3 died, it was a catastrophic death, the dreaded Yellow light of death.  Because I had the original phat 60Gb system with backwards compatibility I was loathe to give it up.  So I got a local repair guy to fix it, he warned me it would be temporary, but it was …
Lollipop ChainsawPAX East was full of games that were mainstream, indy, or just plain crazy. Lollipop Chainsaw is a game that doesn't innovate or break new ground, but it is a fun, crazy, and over the top sexy game that is worth checking out once it releases in June for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
The setting should have prepared me for the game, in the Warner Bros. booth there was a short school bus that had been decorated and built just to demo the game. There was also a very authentic model named Jessica Nigri cosplaying as Juliet Starling who caused some waves (and controversy) in her revealing outfits. The fact that the enigmatic and brilliant Goichi Suda, better known as Suda 5,1 was there made the experience that much weirder and more wonderful.
Lollipop Chainsaw is the newest endeavour from Suda 51's Grasshopper Manufacture and it is one he is very passionate about. The game revolves around Juliet Starling, who has many of the traits of a stereotypical blonde cheerleader bu…
Everything in this description for the new Batman cartoon makes me want to barf, I have highlighted the worst pieces...

cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman's core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City's criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a "Batman show." Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals to match the intricate twists and turns of the narrative, Batman steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight for an entirely new generation of fans. With WBA's Sam Register executive producing, and Batman Beyond's Glen Murakami and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporat…

Long overdue post!

After having not posting anything here in many months it is kind of funny that I am posting a look at my private abode. I am moving soon and took some pictures of my apartment so my landlord could post an ad looking for a new tenant. I am trying to get out with 30 days notice so I am doing all I can to help.

I took a picture of my living room and though nothing of it, when I looked at the apartment ad today I realized that the shot of that room is almost a window into my tech soul. That living room is my sanctuary, where I go after the kids are in bed, where I sit when I am have a day to myself and have gaming marathons. It is a reflection of my geek collector self and a portrayal of my habits and likes.

It is funny to say that a picture of an environment reflects a person, but this one really does reflect who I am in many ways: