So it’s been about a week since my last post, but I’ve been busy busy busy with work and the like. A few days ago, I went online and purchased my tickets to fly out for the convention. I managed to find a good deal, because I’m a cheap bastard and don’t like to pay a lot of money for anything other than video games and food. All I have left to do is make a list of stuff I need to take and reserve my hotel. Thirty-five days remain until I fly out…
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So IHC author Tinypenguininja not only is a video game fanatic, he’s also a fantastic cook, having gone to culinary school and all. He recently began making miniature meals in his free time, putting up a photo a day on his Facebook page of his teensy creations.
The moment of truth!
So five days ago I submitted my full application to get into E3 as a media rep of IHC. They said it would take about two weeks for a response, but every time I got an email I eagerly checked to see if it was from E3. Today, I got an email from them, and it contained some news. Individuals who read the previous post (thank you both) may have noticed that the title of this no longer says hopefully…
Check the full post out if the suspense is killing you. Or if it isn’t.
In the second Gears 3 post in recent memory, here come my first impressions of the Gears of War 3 beta from my first hour of gameplay. It’s review-like.
So I just got done with my first hour of the Gears of War 3 beta, and here are my impressions.
In the area of weapons, I will say I have used both shotguns, both Lancers, both Pistols and Smoke Grenades.One new feature in the Beta is that all weapons in your loadout are given range and damage stats, so the gnasher shotgun, for instance, is easily to seen to be having longer range and do less damage. This makes a balanced loadout easier for players who like to switch on the fly…
Want more? Hit me brotha’!
TinyPenguininja, in the name of IHC, is planning on trying to get into E3 this year. For the sake of making history, he is posting his trials and tribulations on the road to what could be one of the coolest trips of his life, as well as his expectations and hopes, should he actually make it!
Well, it’s finally done. I have submitted my full E3 press application. The next step is to wait the approximated two weeks before I hear back from the almighty E3 Gods with their executive decision as to whether or not I will be attending. I have my work days requested off, my special travel underwear ready, and my fingers crossed…
Chills! Thrills! Wonderment! The rest of the post is here!
(Yeah, I realize it’s a little blurry. Sorry.)
So a little while ago, you may have noticed the Design a Tattoo thing over in the left bar, in which I asked for IHC to provide me with original designs for a Boba Fett tattoo. After letting it run for a few while, only one person really put a decent effort into it, that person being Mike DuPree. While I didn’t go with his design, I’m going to give him a little bit of a plug for his time and effort, and I’ll probably send him a bit of money as well.
In the end, I found a design I liked, and went to a place in Pittsburgh known as Jester’s Court (there are three, I went to the one in Southside), which I had been told was one of the best places to get a tattoo in the city. My artist’s name was Michael Patrick, and (as you can see) his work is wonderful. The shop as a whole was clean and looked very nice, but from the moment I walked in and noticed art with his initials on them about, I knew I’d found the right place to engrave my favorite bounty hunter into my flesh.
When I came in, I gave him two reference images, told him what I liked about each, and was given a final tattoo that looked EXACTLY how I wanted it to. During the session, we talked video games and Star Wars and all things geeky and wonderful. He was very pleasant to talk to, and in the end I definitely got more than I paid for.
I have to say that as long as I am in Pittsburgh, I will get all of my tattoo work done by Michael, and I highly suggest you check out his work. In the end, the tattoo ended being $120, which was surprising (pleasantly) when you consider the amount of work that went into it. I look forward to more of his work in the future.
Now, prepare for some links and stuff.
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Dear assholes who keep their dogs unsupervised behind an invisible fence,
I understand that it can be excruciating to try and keep the exterior of your house looking exactly how you like it, and I know that perhaps in your mind’s eye, your beautiful dream home does not include a fence. I understand that it may be difficult to reconcile your desire to have dogs and your desire to show off your perfectly manicured yard, unimpeded by the unsightliness of wood or metal.
It’s the end of the year, meaning that it’s list time again across the entire internet. Like Christmas lights and holiday bargains and Salvation Army bell-ringers, end of the year lists are ubiquitous and they help us look back at what was, and five to ten years from now we’ll laugh at what we thought was so cool and new and modern.