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E3 2011 Explodorama, Part Three

Journey Screenshot

Thanks for coming back. This is the sad end to another year at the Biggest Show in Downtown Los Angeles in June. Ha. Ah, seriously, I was sad to see another one go.

E3 2011 Explodorama, Part Two

Dead Island Screenshot

How about some delicious Day Two?  (SPOILER: Still no Vita.)

Consoleation: The E3 Experience: Day Two (Microsoft, Konami, Sega)

Kinect Sports: Season 2 Screenshot

The middle day of festivities at the Electronics Entertainment Expo here in Los Angeles was an exceptionally busy one. This entry is part one of two, as there were eight hours' worth of meetings and booth tours that took place.

Consoleation: The E3 Experience: Day One

Batman: Arkham City Screenshot

After weeks of waiting—the E3 experience finally got underway on Tuesday. It was an early start (5am, to be exact), but after a breakfast with some awesome people– including a conversation with James Stella, Sears Holdings' Divisional Merchandise Manager for Movies, Music, & Video Games—it was off to the L.A. Convention Center to pick up our E3 badge holders and shoot some video.

E3 2011: Day the First

Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City Screenshot

My first year of E3 had a slow start. Not knowing how early I should get there to pick up my press pass, I found myself in the L.A. Convention Center at 8 o'clock. The process of getting my badge took three minutes at the most, so I had about four hours to kill before the main show floors were open to the media.

E3 2011 Explodorama, Part One

E3 2011 Explodorama, Part One

So, I went to E3 2011 Day One today! I am just a person. Here is what there is to report.

8-Bit Fashion

8-Bit Fashion Image

Nice to see games inspire fashion beyond ironic, hipster T-Shirts. Designer Anrealage incorporated low resolution or pixelated graphics into a recent collection shown in Tokyo.

Mario propaganda posters

These have been called Super Mario propaganda posters, but clearly these are Bowser propaganda posters. These are what we picture at the Bowser headquarters, in the Koopa and Goomba barracks and on the walls of their nurseries at home. It would only be through omnipresent propaganda that Bowser could command his followers on so many failed attempts to take over the Mushroom Kingdom.

Super Mario Propaganda

Cosplay: Pokemon's Jessie and James (Team Rocket)

Cosplay: Pokemon's Jesse and James (Team Rocket)

Since their first appearance in Pokémon, Jessie and James (and Meowth) held the distinction for being some of the more unique adversaries you could come across in a video game world. Funny, annoying and empathetic, they were as big a part of the franchise as Ash Ketchum and crew. Given all that, it isn't surprising that someone like Malro-Doll would attempt Team Rocket cosplay.

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