E3 Day Two

Alison Haislip and I
There isn’t much more to report about E3 that I haven’t already, except for the games that I managed to check out that I didn’t really take a deep look into yesterday.

I am even more stoked about Splinter Cell: Conviction than I was yesterday.  It may be the way they’ve been demoing the game (with a phenomenal presenter while the programmer plays off on the side) but every time I see it, I can’t help but want to reach into the game.  Phenomenal.

I haven’t yet gone to the Halo 3: ODST Co-Op sessions, but I will be standing in line first thing tomorrow to try my hand at controlling an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper!

I must say that I’m really impressed by the graphics of God of War III, and although I am not really a fan of the series, the visuals are killer.  The flame effects and maneuvers are stunning and really just make me want to lick the screen.  But they looked at me funny when I did it at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, so I refrained this time around.

Speaking of Call of Duty, they aren’t demoing the game any more than with the trailer that we’ve seen.  There are some behind-closed-doors developer chats going on but, for the most part, we’ll have to wait to see what COD:MW2 has to offer over the next few months.  They don’t have much time to continue building hype; Modern Warfare 2 drops this holiday season.

Unfortunately, Steve Wiebe didn’t beat the World Record Donkey Kong score, although he did manage the first ever triple barrel kill in the game ever recorded on television.  Congrats, Steve; that’s got to be worth something!

I ran into Chris Gore of G4TV’s DVDuesday and Ben Silverman from Yahoo! Games.  Perhaps the highlight of the celebrities (with boobs) was Alison Haislip.  She’s gorgeous, and in person, even better than you could imagine.  Pristine.

At the end of the day, I met the Reviews on the Run gang while they shot one of their E3 roundtable discussions of the highlights. They’re all really nice guys and damn, they know their stuff.  It’s really surreal seeing them film the show knowing I’ll be able to watch it later on, and their format is nice and free flowing and cool to watch.  Victor is awesome, Foobs is, well, Foobs, and Scott… well, he was dressed in a chicken suit (is anyone surprised?).  Peter Russo and Ben Silverman were also there, as well as Marc Saltzman.  Tommy Tallarico also hijacked the shoot at one point….. classic Tommy.

I managed to triple the amount of swag I got today over yesterday.  I also bought some more stuff from the Merch Store, and can’t wait for tomorrow to really dive into some more games.  Swag isn’t the priority tomorrow, the games are.  But who knows, I’ll probably still be trying to play the grab-hands as much as I can.

Tomorrow also holds Video Games Live in store, and I can confirm that there are about 12 guests, all unannounced and surprises. There will be a Guitar Hero competition beforehand and a meet and greet with the guests (and presumably Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall) afterwards.  See you on Friday for the blog about it…. I’m not putting up a post after a three hour show they’re going to be putting on.  Yeah, three hours.  Schveet.

See you soon!