E3 was a blast, though there were several things about it that I found lacking.
One, the weak air conditioning for the first 2 days. What the heck was that all about?! HEY! I got an idea, let's cram 70,000 nerds into the convention center and THEN provide inadequate or non-existant air conditioning! Many people have called this the smelliest
E3 ever, and they were right. That place will need to be completely fumigated to get the smell of man-nerd out. Bwarrrgh!
Two, the huge letdown by the big 3 console makers (Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo).
Microsoft was really the only company to actually unveil anything, but the game titles simply weren't that impressive.
Sony released some 'footage' of what their new chipset will be capable of, but now it turns out that maybe there isn't even an actual chipset set to silicon yet! Sniff, sniff, smells like deception.
Nintendo...I don't even have a clue what their game plan is, but I think it involves praying for divine or alien intervention into the pummelling they are taking. Though I admit that the new Zelda game looks pretty frickin' sweet even if it IS for the Gamecube.
Three, many of the PC games seemed unfinished and very rough. There were a *FEW* exceptions, Rise of Legends, Rise of Nations (that title just ROLLS off the tongue) looked and played very nicely. City of Villans seemed pretty clever and clean, which is not surprising considering that City of Heroes was clean and clever as well.
Anyway, on to more personal stuff. I am moving soon to a bigger and cheaper place. Very excited about that. I'll save about $270 in rent alone, though the commute is about 10 minutes longer than what I currently have. Still a very swanky and nice area too.
On a little side note, if you had told me 8 years ago that in 2005 I would be paying $1030 in rent and be happy AND thankful that it's not $1300, I would have called you crazy. 8 years ago, I was paying $475 a month in rent for a 900+ sq. ft. apartment WITH all expenses paid (except phone). Granted it was in Houston, Tx, but it was a super nice place to live and the rent was pretty damn reasonable.
Laters everyone, I got a lot of work to do on NWN2.