Well, I'm back from E3.
I should be going to bed at some point in the next hour. The problem is that I'm still kind of on Pacific time, and I usually stayed up late every day this past week. Oh, well… the big interesting games that I saw were Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows, Stargate SG-1: The Alliance, We <3 Katamari, Quake 4, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Starcraft: Ghost, and others. I also have blisters on my feet… bleh.
If you want to see the pics that I took, just take a look here: http://drkbish.darquecathedral.org/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=e3-2005
(Take special note of the booth babe from the SG-1 area on the first page. She's holding her staff weapon upside-down.)
And now, seeing as I'm unpacking my laptop backpack, I decided to answer the never-answered (and for that matter, never-asked) question: "What do you take with you on these trips, Scott?"
<lj-cut text="Placed behind a cut for those people who don't care… heh.">For one thing, I take my laptop backpack instead of my shoulder bag, as the backpack is easier for me to carry around and can be less obtrusive. As for the contents of the bag…
<li> My Apple 15" Powerbook and assorted power cables.</li>
<li> Two retractable cables… one network, one phone.</li>
<li> An AirPort Express (aka, a portable wireless access point and router). We used it so all four of us with laptops could share one room's network connection.</li>
<li> My Fuji Finepix 1400 digital camera, and two sets of rechargable NiMH AA batteries for it.</li>
<li> My Canon ZR80 MiniDV camcorder, a Firewire cable, and an A/V cable, plus two MiniDV tapes. (It didn't see much use this year.)</li>
<li> My Game Boy Advance, along with a small selection of games. (This time I brought Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Space Invaders, Namco Museum, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Tetris, and Arcade Classic 4: Defender/Joust.)</li>
<li> My noise-cancelling headphones. </li>
<li> The wifi detector <lj user=missyanthrope> got me for Christmas.</li>
<li> A stack of DVDs for watching during the trip. (This time I brought Mortal Kombat, Star Trek II, The Fifth Element, Doctor Who: Pyramids of Mars, and Doctor Who: Rememberance of the Daleks.)</li>
<li> My iPod</li>
<li> The travel charger for my Blackberry.</li>
This is what I usually take when I'm on a personal vacation. When on business trips, I take the shoulder bag and don't bother taking the camera equipment.
In any event, it's good to be home… heh. A couple of other events happened during this trip, but I'm close to being ready to go to bed. I'll hopefully post about them tomorrow from work. For now, I can say it was a good trip, but it's good to be home in my own bed.