Memories of E3 2009
Posted by Joe DeLia on July 17, 2009
I realized recently that it has been over a month since the glorious return of E3. As such, I figured that it would be a good time to share some of the non-video game wonders of the show, as it was quite the spectacle to behold.
The LA Convention Center was bustling, as thousands piled in to see the rebirth of our industry’s finest hour.
The Ghostbusters showed up to blast their signiture tune into the minds of all passers-by, which might be audible in the background of the BRP E3 Special.
The innards of the Convention Center were jammed with journalists, developers, and crafty otaku who found a way in, each waiting in line to play their game of choice.
Even the dead were allowed to have fun, with this particularly frightening gentleman testing out the new F.E.A.R. 2 maps that were on display.
The booth babes were back in full force, with skin-tight pleather and plastic weapons in tow. Bayonetta was particularly fetching, with…uhh…..
There was also some new hardware around, with the PSPgo making its expected appearance on the show floor. My impressions: it’s really small, and I kinda think my PSP-1000 is more comfortable to hold.
Heavy Rain mastermind David Cage was in attendance, showing off the Big Red Potion favorite.
The TMNT were out pimping as well, though Venus was nowhere to be found…
Former rivals share the spotlight in the SEGA booth, though Sonic doesn’t seem to appreciate Mario throwing up gang signs.
Either Ratchet needs a trim, or his Spanish cousin hit the show floor looking for some attention.
Jeff’s ‘good’ twin was discovered while wandering the Xbox 360 booth. He was promptly dealt with, Matulef style.
One of my most mind-bending discoveries was the DS Phat in both the EA and Konami booths. These things still exist?
Finally, as I walked past the Lego Rock Band booth, I noticed this dude…