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May 31, 2005 9:08 AM   Subscribe

The best E3 wrapup I've read this year. Also the only E3 wrapup I've read this year. But there are pictures! And amusing musings! It's also by Our Boy Mefite kevspace.
posted by WolfDaddy (33 comments total)
Heh. That chick is wearing a powerglove. In public. Wow.

Dreamcast shirts, however: awsome.
posted by delmoi at 9:18 AM on May 31, 2005

Here is Martin Leung. He is a Video Game Pianist.

I've seen his stuff. Awesome.
posted by dreamsign at 9:27 AM on May 31, 2005

posted by delmoi at 9:32 AM on May 31, 2005

"Whadd'ya mean fired?"

posted by lyam at 9:39 AM on May 31, 2005

You'd think, if you are posting pictures onto the intarnets, you'd maybe try to get some that are more in focus, no? No, apparently not.
posted by fenriq at 9:55 AM on May 31, 2005

"How informative! I hope there are boobs on the next page too!"
posted by Hanover Phist at 9:57 AM on May 31, 2005

I love the Powerglove. It's so bad.
posted by The Card Cheat at 10:20 AM on May 31, 2005

I saw lots of boring E3 reviews. This was not one of them. Every image and word of this one was gold.
posted by mathowie at 10:25 AM on May 31, 2005

I wrote a boring E3 review, too. Compared to Kevspace's wrapup, mine is like staring at drywall.
posted by waxpancake at 11:21 AM on May 31, 2005

Teh Brackets?
posted by davros42 at 11:23 AM on May 31, 2005

fenriq: Considering how dark it was inside the venue, I was surprised how good the photos were.
posted by waxpancake at 11:23 AM on May 31, 2005

fenriq, he already answered you in the article: "This is the last time I'm going to say this: Sorry this picture is so blurry. It's hard to keep your hand perfectly steady when taking a digital picture. I don't know how anyone ever does it. You'd think that for $400 I could get a camera that could auto-stabilize, but no. Unless there's a way to do it and I am just too not-reading-the-owner's-manually to know."
posted by Kattullus at 11:42 AM on May 31, 2005

You'd think that for $400 I could get a camera that could auto-stabilize, but no.

It's called a tripod.

I don't even think it's possible to build a camera that can digitaly 'auto-'stabilize for a single frame.
posted by delmoi at 12:14 PM on May 31, 2005

The new Katamari game cannot come out fast enough.
posted by Potsy at 12:34 PM on May 31, 2005

delmoi : "I don't even think it's possible to build a camera that can digitaly 'auto-'stabilize for a single frame."

They exist.
posted by Bugbread at 12:41 PM on May 31, 2005

Hi, everyone! Thanks for reminding me that I need to double-check how much bandwidth I'm allowed! Ha, ha! I love you guys. In fact, I'll be disappointed if the comments are universally positive. Hey ooh, wait, hold the phone, somebody noticed my lack of grace behind a camera!:

delmoi: I apologize sincerely for the mental anguish you suffered from viewing my out-of-focus digital photographs. I am flogging myself a little, inside my head. I'm no photographer (though I do have some experience with "Pokemon Snap")... I'd never even used a digital camera until I bought (okay, charged) this one a couple weeks before E3.

However: I do have to wonder if you have been to E3? This "tripod" invention of which you speak intrigues me, but I was having trouble setting up my own two legs on a stable surface. Standing upright, snapping a picture at the exact microsecond that there was nobody walking between my camera and the subject, all while sucessfully not being knocked over by a big dude in a "Fruit Fucker" shirt was enough of a challenge. When I think of the sort of divine intervention it would take to set up a tripod and take a nice picture at E3, I giggle a little. But, don't get me wrong, I do appreciate your constructive criticism!
posted by kevspace at 2:22 PM on May 31, 2005

also: the blurriness of the pictures could also possibly be attributed to my compressing the hell out of them so they'd load within a week when my mother tried to look at them on her computer.

I don't know if that's what you meant, and frankly I can hardly tell; I'm one of those foolish people that thinks MP3s sound as good as CDs. So, again, I'm sorry. I should have just re-drawn all the pictures in colored pencil, or something.
posted by kevspace at 2:26 PM on May 31, 2005

MSPaint you fool!
posted by WolfDaddy at 2:45 PM on May 31, 2005

I too have tried to play Street Fighter with a dance pad.
posted by Tenuki at 3:08 PM on May 31, 2005


Also try a racing game (such as "Crash Team Racing") with a dance pad sometime. You have to hold down the gas button and steer by hopping around on the other foot.
posted by kevspace at 3:32 PM on May 31, 2005

All I wanna know is, did you get to see the video of the walrus masturbating? Did anyone?
posted by graventy at 3:39 PM on May 31, 2005

This video?
posted by euphorb at 4:52 PM on May 31, 2005

I hope they make a "Crazy Internet Video Memes Vs Capcom"
posted by kevspace at 5:22 PM on May 31, 2005

I am thankful for the lack of money shot in that video.
posted by papercake at 5:24 PM on May 31, 2005

Can we get some more pics with the girl and the Powerglove? They don't have to be at E3. Maybe some with her posing in a pile of old consoles and stuff. Comon'! I know you've got 'em. Kick down and I won't tell anyone about that time we caught you with ROB. Whoops.
posted by loquacious at 5:54 PM on May 31, 2005

Nevermind, I don't want them anymore. I just watched the walrus video. Ew. And woah, but ew.
posted by loquacious at 5:58 PM on May 31, 2005

...but once it all clicked, I went into The Crazy Taxi Zone.

Oh Kev, this is brilliant fun. :)
posted by dejah420 at 6:20 PM on May 31, 2005

Kevspace, sharing your enthusiasm but not your skills for Burnout, I have to ask -- does Burnout for the PSP include a crash junction mode? It sounds like racing only and that would make me angry.

Also, insert a snarky comment here.
posted by blahblahblah at 7:41 PM on May 31, 2005

Burnout on PSP was only 70% complete at the show. I can't imagine there not being any crash junctions, but the engine is pushing the PSP pretty hard as it is. I'm not saying there won't be any crash junctions... I'm just saying I'll understand if there aren't any. I'm 99% sure I heard that there will be, however. In summary: I dunno, but prolly
posted by kevspace at 9:14 PM on May 31, 2005

If I had to make up a name for the gesture he kept making with his hands (which, incidentally, I have NEVER SEEN BEFORE), I'd call it "THROWIN' TEH BRACKETS".
posted by Eamon at 9:17 PM on May 31, 2005

kevspace, please make sure you take a heavy tripod everywhere you go from now on... especially to places with tons of foot traffic shuffling by everywhere. If not, I'd advise you to purchase the latest lens that has Image Stabilization technology built-in -- perhaps the Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM, that at $2100 may sound steep, but is really the best way to satisfy your browsing audience. After all, perfect photos must be tack-sharp and we demand that they be properly framed according to the rule of thirds. Naturally, you're a beginner; however, please note that we all expect your performance to improve by the time next year's performance evaluation comes due. Don't let this become a black mark in your file, as black marks are permanent and [this is bad].
posted by Hankins at 6:14 PM on June 1, 2005

posted by Hackworth at 6:56 PM on June 1, 2005

There are a couple of jackasses in this thread. kevspace ain't one of 'em.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:49 AM on June 2, 2005

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