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There and back again – A Lazygamer journey to E3

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For my first E3, I had a pretty swell time. At the event that is. But it was totally worth the 30 hour plane ride that had me sitting next to a gigantic Pakistani dude who snored like a lumberjack armed with a nuclear-powered chainsaw. And I took pictures of the event! And video!

E3, you were magnificent this year. And I feel that I captured the spirit of that event perfectly. And by perfectly, I mean like a cameraman working on a Jason Bourne fight scene. That took place on a rollercoaster. While bright lights were flashing.

See you next year, E3!

Last Updated: June 21, 2013

56 Comments

  1. I hope you guys are taking turns, let Gavin go next time. I could sense his envy all the way over here in KZN.

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  2. FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

    June 21, 2013 at 14:05

    Besides the huge showing of the consoles, there wasn’t much interesting about E3 this year.

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    • Argentil

      June 21, 2013 at 14:24

      The showing of new consoles, in itself, is very interesting. Seeing them in action, how their design choices and strategies played out. There’s nothing quite like new consoles, the first time you get to see them in action, up close if you’re fortunate.

      That said, as a PC gamer, it’s less interesting. There were plenty of games from both sides that are appearing on PC anyway, so I don’t see your point of view.

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    • Jakster

      June 21, 2013 at 14:36

      *watch’s as the LG-Pro-Sony Clique assembles.

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      • Argentil

        June 21, 2013 at 14:37

        I read that as LG (Sony’s competitor) Pro Sony.

        Nothing to see here guys. Cancel the assembly.

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        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          June 21, 2013 at 14:39

          LAWL me2 I was like LG? I don’t even like LG…huh…OH …I see

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          • Jakster

            June 21, 2013 at 14:45

            You see what? Does your brain kick in after your eyes or vice versa?

          • Argentil

            June 21, 2013 at 14:57

            No, but to me LG is synonymous with the electronics brand. I have never heard LG in reference to lazygamer. You sound really bitter, man. Lighten up.

          • Gavin Mannion

            June 22, 2013 at 08:30

            We started calling it LG in the backend to speed up chats and it seems to have leaked into the front end :)…

            It used to be called the site, but then we also have TheMovies which is called TM in the backend.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 21, 2013 at 15:10

            ……ok

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 21, 2013 at 14:39

        Can I be Heart … Please I wana be heart …. Oh wait , this isn’t Captain Planet

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      • HvR

        June 21, 2013 at 14:39

        πŸ™‚ For some reason that just put an image of Geoff in a pink Power Ranger suit swinging PS3 controllers as nunchucks in my head.

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        • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

          June 21, 2013 at 15:14

          Get me a pink power ranger suit, and it can be done!

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        • Argentil

          June 21, 2013 at 15:15

          PS2 controllers are cheaper, and they have cords attached!

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    • HvR

      June 21, 2013 at 14:36

      If you are talking out of the general tech viewpoint, it has been horrible 2 years for any type innovative small tech companies worldwide. A crap load of small companies got the funding pulled and took a nose dive.

      Oculus Rift is the exception.

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      • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

        June 21, 2013 at 14:43

        I’m looking at the Third Party publishers here. Their line-ups seems to be decreasing each year. Here’s looking to Gamescom.

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        • Argentil

          June 21, 2013 at 14:44

          Yup, and TGS. I think there are a few cards left to reveal all-round.
          Except for Nintendo. Nintendo, put your cards away and get back to work on LoZ.

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        • HvR

          June 21, 2013 at 14:48

          I have no “insider viewpoint” on the game dev companies but think the same applies to them, hard to get any type of funding if you do not have a big publisher behind you and the bug publishers seem to be focused on their year-to-year current IP releases because it is a sure thing to bring in profits.

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  3. Rinceyouropinion

    June 21, 2013 at 14:11

    Yay! Video! For my work cap! Eat it!

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  4. Rinceyouropinion

    June 21, 2013 at 14:14

    Did that zombie just sing ‘up and away’ at me… 0-O SHUDDERS.

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  5. Dean

    June 21, 2013 at 14:15

    Was the zoom in the beginning for the car or the lady I wonder….

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  6. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 21, 2013 at 14:26

    As awesome as the console conferences were …. KH3 and FF 15 was the biggest and best announcements for me

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    • Argentil

      June 21, 2013 at 14:31

      Guess who agrees!

      It’s me, I agree.

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      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 21, 2013 at 14:31

        …. you didn’t give me time to guess? πŸ™ πŸ™ Sad Panda!!

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        • Argentil

          June 21, 2013 at 14:36

          Well jeez, ok. Someone’s a sore loser. I’m not playing with you anymore.

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          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 21, 2013 at 14:38

            Wait Wait…..Don’t go……I don’t want to be awone…..pweez!!!!

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 21, 2013 at 14:34

        But exhilarating were those reveals hey … jee whizz

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        • Argentil

          June 21, 2013 at 14:35

          I’m surprised I didn’t cry a little bit. I think I was too tired. That or 7 years took it’s toll on my wonderment levels.

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          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 21, 2013 at 14:37

            I know that feel bro …I cried actually … how long have I been waiting on KH and Versus …. I was elated … now those feelings are the embodiment of E3, that is what E3 is about

          • Argentil

            June 21, 2013 at 14:41

            Yup. It was momentous and will be recalled as one of the major E3’s in E3 history (if there is such a thing).

            I think my excitement was dulled because, within a second, I thought to myself that it will be at least 2 years before we see FFXV, and 3+ before we see KH3. What’s a decade in a lifetime? Right guys…?

    • Zoe

      June 21, 2013 at 15:12

      agreed!!!

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      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 21, 2013 at 15:40

        It made me excited for lightning returns evens lol

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  7. Rinceyouropinion

    June 21, 2013 at 14:32

    I want a video diary next time about what they’ve seen. Only darryn wears a paper bag when giving them.

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    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      June 21, 2013 at 15:10

      I’ll meet you halfway on that. I get to wear a Bane mask instead.

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  8. HvR

    June 21, 2013 at 14:45

    Late Friday stir. How does the rest of the Lazygamer staff feel that Darryn is going next year AGAIN?

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    • Gavin Mannion

      June 21, 2013 at 14:48

      I don’t want to brave a 30 hour trip on Etitard myself… so yeah he can have my spot

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        June 21, 2013 at 15:02

        Has Geoff gotten his luggage yet?

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        • Jakster

          June 21, 2013 at 15:05

          Do banana’s carry luggage on flights?

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          • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

            June 21, 2013 at 15:11

            No, they wear the same clothes all the time. I’ve been told their choice in fashion is quite *waggles eyebrows* A-peeling.

          • Argentil

            June 21, 2013 at 15:11

            *groan* take an upvote, away with you.

          • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

            June 21, 2013 at 15:13

            I GROANED AT MYSELF.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 21, 2013 at 16:41

            Hahaha that was terrible. Have an upvote!

        • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

          June 21, 2013 at 15:10

          I got it yesterday afternoon. EFFING FINALLY. So tired of being naked.

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      • Argentil

        June 21, 2013 at 15:02

        They’re just exaggerating how bad the trip was so you won’t want to go. Well played guys, I see what you did there.

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    • Jakster

      June 21, 2013 at 14:49

      I felt LG bummed out sending Darryn and Geoff who both show no interest in sports and racing games.

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      • Gavin Mannion

        June 22, 2013 at 08:20

        Honest point… but we could only (barely) afford to send two and I couldn’t afford the time away from SA this year, I’ll be at Gamescom to bring all the latest news though

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 21, 2013 at 15:01

      Apparently, begging hasn’t worked for me, nor nude pictures or an audition reel. A certain Banana won’t ever be going. πŸ™ The top brass just hates banana jim! Yeah I said it. πŸ˜›

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  9. HvR

    June 21, 2013 at 14:55

    One up for Darryn, nice “get the feel of it” video. Upvote for more vids on Lazygamer.

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    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      June 21, 2013 at 15:10

      Thanks mate!

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  10. hairyknees

    June 21, 2013 at 16:47

    Great video Darryn πŸ™‚ loved the backing track too!

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  11. Kobus Nel

    June 22, 2013 at 01:22

    Impressive. But now I need to sit down, or maybe lie down to recover from the intense motion sickness from that video…

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  12. Skyblue

    June 22, 2013 at 10:16

    Thx for the vid, that was pretty cool

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  13. OVG

    June 24, 2013 at 08:49

    Sweet. But no booth babes πŸ™ me sad

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