On Monday, I went to the Final Fantasy concert with my best company. When we all arrived at the concert hall, we realized that there aren’t that many people who can be seated in the concert hall… and it makes me feel slightly embarassed, since there’s probably plenty of people who deserves the ticket more than I do. But just being able to listen to Zanarkand was worth the ticket price… it was tears-worthy. I cried.
Having such an experience bears to remind me of the old days when we have our Christian summits, where just about the same amount of people gathered together to sing hymns on topics that are just as touching to those who believe… it goes to say that one does not have to be in a religious enviroment to have a religious experience.
And so, my friend and I spent Tuesday preparing code for Thursday, so we don’t have to work on Wednesday. We stayed in the private ICS lab from 7PM to 4AM, and there was this guy who practiced his Saxophone all through that time, all the way until 3AM! It drove both of us insane; we couldn’t walk out because the doors are all locked on the outside, and the music wouldn’t stop despite our complains. I was about to grab knives and stab people when we were finally done, and so I was only able to get two short hour of sleep at my friend’s apartment.
And then, on Wednesday, my friend and I went to E3.
First and foremost, the best thing of all is that we got in for free due to some confusion in regard to voluntary services that we originally planned for. We were just completely engulfed by games – booth after booth of nothing but demo versions of the next generation of games that are about to come out. It was a super exhausting experience to go through every booth and try every game, but it was fun, and I felt privileged to be there – every second was an eye opener.
On the other hand, I wouldn’t say you’d be missing anything if you don’t go, though – besides the lovely girls in skimpy costumes strategically located at various booths, you wouldn’t be missing out on any of the games at E3 – they’re all going to come out in the market anyway. Besides, flip through any gaming magazine or web site and you’ll get just about the same inside scoop, so news announcements wise you wouldn’t be missing much either.
I did regret not going to meet the PA guys. See, we were so tired and confused that we never remembered to pay more attention when we were at the Ubi booth – my friend wasn’t a PA reader, anyway – and so I only remembered when we were halfway home. Oh well. I might be able to meet them at anime cons in the future. They do travel a lot more than before nowadays.
George: I got your ball rightttttt here. It’ll be a lot larger than you expected, though.