Friday, May 24, 2013

2 Weeks to E3

In a few weeks time I'll be boarding a plane to Los Angeles to attend that mythical event known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Here I am sitting at my office desk like that massive event isn't even going to happen. I'm trying to keep that thought at the back of my mind...the sheer massive epic event that I'm about to undertake...wow, I never thought in my wildest dreams that I'd even go to something as spectacular as E3 itself.

E3 is mythical to every gamer. We read about it in magazines (before, when we still bought them!), we watch videos from E3 after the fact...but has it ever crossed your mind to actually go? I didn't cross my mind. At all. I do watch it on the websites and all the news sites and I really enjoy that time of year when the game companies start talking about their newest stuff. But the idea of actually going there....sounds crazy!

But here I am, two weeks away....man, I don't know what to think. Part of me is a bit freaked out about it...it's a foreign country after all. I've been to the United States before but that was a long time ago, and I had my parents worry about the details of that. Now, it's just me....so yeah, I'm a bit nervous, scared, anxious, the whole nine yards.

But when I got offered the chance to do this, would you have done the same...even if you aren't really the traveling type (I'm not). I actually prefer the safety of a familiar place. Despite all my complaints about Manila I 'like' it here insofar as I have a grasp of what to expect every day.

That's probably one big reason why I've never looked for a job abroad...I'm too afraid to step out of my comfort zone.

In a few hours this week will end, and then the last two weeks before E3 officially STARTS. I'm trying not to think about it too much. In the end, I picked the option to go because when else do you have two of the titan console makers release their systems at the same time?? If you had a chance to go, knowing what THIS E3 is going to be all about, you probably would go, too. I wouldn't want to look back and remember saying no to a chance like this. It's history in the making, and I want to see it.