May 17th, 2005
So I’ve seen press briefings for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. I’ve had free hot dogs at the Microsoft party, and enjoyed a few delicious energy drinks, all the while toting my digital recording device and microphone around trolling for content. I must say, the PS3 looks pretty amazing. Xbox, yech, the system will be good and everything, but those Xbox people are gross. Something about their whole marketing technique really creeps me out – it’s more of an attitude thing. As if a bunch of robots from outer space came here, make a game console, and then put on pseudo-hipster clothes and tried to sell it to you, and using words like “radical” and “awesome” and calling you “dawg” the whole time. Nintendo: sheesh, those guys are crazy. Everything’s shiny and round and pretty colored, even the war games.
John and I will be leaving the convention center soon to go back to the hotel room and edit together our first show. Look for it to be posted late tonight east coast time. And please, spread the word. The more people who listen, the better we look.