E3 2004 Page 2
Ahh, the adventure continues. We'll start off this page with UbiSoft:
I liked this setup. Well themed, but not too overbearing, though
if you look up, there’s probably enough lights for 50 rock concerts.
Call of Duty. The real thing, not the low poly Nokia version. :)
Noooo! Don't go toward the light!
Too late. Pandora's box has been opened. (Note: You can treat
that kind of like Christmas/Xmas – Pandora's box/Xbox). Oh, the
cruel times of difficult to control console FPS's are upon us.
Woe to our children who will suffer an even greater fate. Oh, and
that wall was lined with more high quality LCD screens that I could
ever hope to feasibly afford after a lifetime of working...
Probably borrowed them from Gates' house.
While 3D Realms
didn’t have an exhibit there, a representative did come to E3.
When some hardcore fans knocked on his car window and asked if Duke Nukem Forever was near completion, his response made the events take a turn for the worst...
Kids, don’t just say no. Learn some other vocabulary in case you’re ever put into a situation like this.
Oh, let’s take a closer peek at one of the UbiSoft exhibits: Ghost Recon:
Not everyone had a Humvee in their booth! I mean, most people
did, but not everyone! I actually got a chance to talk to Todd
Lewis, the director of engineering at RedStorm. I’m hoping to
land a job there. That would be pretty slick as they’re even
located in NC.
It must have taken an army just to put that thing together.
That's not just some cardboard cutout. It's a full blown building
complete with ventilation. Only at E3 would you find an air
conditioned building inside of an air conditioned building. All
for a 3-day event.
Ok, now let's shoot some things, because shooting things is always fun.
Calrathan blasts away at some flying sphere things. It's kind of
like Duck Hunt, but probably hundreds of times more expensive.
Oh, and it uses lasers. This way you can say, "I totally hit that
-- I saw the laser dot on it!" as opposed to simply thinking you suck
and have your friends laugh at you when the ducks fly away... well, at
least the dog will laugh at you in the event that you don't have any
friends... stupid dog. It wasn't perfect (sometimes the laser
would hit near the edge of the ball and it wouldn't register), but it
was still fun.
Hmm, Auto Assault...
I didn't really care for this game. We determined that if they
spent as much time on the game as they did this display vehicle, it
would have been pretty cool. I guess booth babes have a higher
priority for some people.
Here's a key figure that was at E3...
He was important enough to be located in two key places. Since
he's holding two keys, that makes for a total of four keys.
Forkies, coincidentally, is the name of the comic I just made simply
for the purpose of driving this pun further than was previously humanly
That was punreal.
The Logitech display was pretty cool.
Rather than simply having a screen like most of the exhibits did, they
had a device that poured water down and then projected images onto the
waterfall. They didn't really have much to check out, unless that
DJ is a Logitech product. Androids these days are so realistic
it's hard to tell anymore... Wait, it's 2004, isn't it.
No Star Wars exhibit is complete without storm troupers.
Everybody loves storm troupers, even if they do take your swag.
Fortunately I didn't have any swag to be taken since people were so
stingy this year. It also appears as though they didn't have any
Star Wars (Re)Public Restrooms.
Let's play a little game called "count the projectors." 1, 2, 3, 4...
156, 157, 158... I give up. I think Nintendo's exhibit used more
projectors than all the others combined. See all those images on
N....I....N....T....E....N....D....O. Freakin' huge.
Here we have America's Army preparing a chopper to take on a giant
threat to our nation! You can see it creeping up in the
background. Better hurry!
It was later determined that the treat was just full of a lot of hot air. Here's a closer look:
I blew up the sign a bit so you can make it out better. I guess
this type of thing is a common occurrence in LA. Bunch of weirdos.
There was also a lot of graffiti in LA:
Look, they even had it inside the convention center! Is nothing
sacred?! What's that? You say this graffiti was
intentional? And the other stuff isn't? "Gee, officer, it was an
accident. The spray can just sort of did that all by itself!"
What's that? Stop talking to the voices in my head? No? Just stop
talking? Well, ok. I guess that's enough for a second
page. Wait. I'll just throw a random picture of a church in
here in here first.
I think it had a haste rune in it or something. Look at how fast the people are moving!
I guess I left several questions unanswered. Stupid voices. Fear not, the truth will be revealed on E3 page 3!
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