My E3 2013 In Photos: Day One

Witcher invite

The first day of E3 started out pretty much the best ever BECAUSE MY FIRST APPOINTMENT WAS WITH THE WITCHER 3. (Check out my impressions if you haven’t yet!)

Geralt Derp

While I’m obliviously staring off into space, Geralt is giving me “the eye”. Yeah, he wanted me.

Geralt Hand

I’M HOLDING HIS HAND!!! JAKFJDKLAFJL

After seeing The Witcher 3 and Geralt’s sexiness, I headed off to SOE’s booth where I dinked around with Planetside 2 (which I really enjoyed, even though that’s usually not my thang) and played DCUO on the PS3. Nothing super exciting, but I had been meaning to check out DCUO for a while! I think I’ll wait until it comes on the PS4 before deciding whether I want to purchase it — I have, erm, too many other games of the MMO variety on my radar. (I’M LOOKING AT YOU ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE AND FFXIV: A REALM REBORN.)

Also, I held a PS4 controller. I liked it. We became friends.

Next up was an appointment with EA. I saw some extended footage of PvZ: Garden Warfare, a live-demo of Titanfall and I spent several minutes gawking at the Dragon Age: Inquisition trailer that kept playing on their big ‘ol booming projector screen.

Sitting on floor EA

I think the best thing I ever bought was an attachable keyboard for my iPad. Although I didn’t have to wait in long lines (YAY APPOINTMENTS!) it made working on the fly super duper amazingly easy.

PvZ

This is also a thing that happened.

 GamesRadar.com was hosting a party later that evening, and seeing as I still had several writeups to do, I called it a day about an hour before the show floor closed to give myself ample time to post articles, get ready and get in line early. If there’s anything I’ve learned about E3 parties — especially ones at The Conga Room — it’s that you need to get your ass in line at least an hour beforehand otherwise you’ll be standing outside, sad-panda like until the bounces decide to let you in.

Thankfully, my plan went down without a hitch — I was able to post a few articles, change my clothes, paint my face AND get into the party during the first wave of people-letting-in-ness. GOD I LOVE IT WHEN THINGS GO SMOOTHLY.

GamesRadar surrounding

Go-go dancers, music…oh and the best part…

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…OPEN BAR! Why yes, I will chase my whiskey with my whiskey.

God, guys, they also had this photo booth with ridiculous props.

I think I looked rather dashing, myself.

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I’M NUMBER ONE BECAUSE I’M SPESHUL

GamesRadar Booth Photo 2

GamesRadar Booth Photo

HURRRDURRRR DO THE WAVE BURRRRRRR

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YAY! So nice to run into friends and have tipsy-esque conversations about the industry we love so dear.

And now, I must move onto one of my highlights of the entire day/week/month/year. Everyone, meet Cameron.

GamesRadar Cameron

Cameron works at BioWare and is currently a producer on Dragon Age III. Somehow we became aware of each other’s presence on Twitter and followed the SHIT out of each other. Over the past several months, we’ve talked back and forth — typically he laughs at my Dragon Age obsession tweets (WHICH GOT ME MENTIONED BY DRAGON AGE THANK YOU VERY MUCH). Anyway, he happened to be at the GamesRadar party, spotted me and we ultimately talked about Dragon Age/BioWare/all things awesome for quite a while. After speaking with Cameron — let me just say he was a good employee and didn’t dish any dirt — and hearing about his enthusiasm for the project I can say without a doubt my excite level for DAIII has officially gone through the roof. At the end of the day he’s an uber-passionate fan of all things Dragon Age, and that’s the type of man/woman folk we need working on the project.

A few hours later I was already dreading my early morning and inevitable headache, so I headed back to my room and called it a night!

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  • B-Mac

    just fyi… DCUO is free to play.

  • Stefan Eriksson

    Again, ComiCon and E3, both are on my bucket list.

    • britt5091

      YOU CAN DO EET!

      • Stefan Eriksson

        Let’s hope so 🙂

  • Matt Sommers

    Crossing SDCC off my list this year, hope to eventually get to E3.

    • britt5091

      AH! SO jealous. I really, really want to go to SDCC. But I really, really don’t want to deal with those crowds!

  • HaroldChen

    I’m not so sure wearing a tank top with flip flops and getting smashed on whisky is a good way to get your name out there in the industry as a professional. Then again, can’t teach class or professionalism to white trailer trash from Washington.

  • Paddle105

    looks like you had a scream and the whole place looks an amazing set up. The picture of you with the big glasses on cracked me up. Loved it Lee

    • britt5091

      Thanks duder! It was amazing!