Schrodinger's E3

Schrodinger's E3

Tomorrow, E3 will be fact and experience but for now, it's all a wonderful mishmash of maybe.

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More E3 hype or are you just gleefully waiting like a kid before Christmas?

Yeah once you go to E3 the first time(I went 2004 and 2005) the second time around is where you get over all the announcements and you want to be shocked by the surprises. Things like a black hawk helicopter landing at the convention center makes a huge shock for the press and specators and the opportunity to see game companies you normally don't have your eye on give some of the best surprises.

E3 is something any fan of the gaming industry should go to, the opportunity to see what is going on and talking to the people in person really gives a face of the industry that few actually get to experience as a consumer or even press. Some of the best things that happen are always the unexpected or unannounced or things you just make yourself with the community there.

If I had to go back I wouldn't want to go back to the SEGA booth...I still think the President of Sega Japan still doesn't like me after pushing him aside to see their Eye toy game for the PS2 all those years ago X_X.

Wow, fun little article, Susan. I wrote on Facebook this morniing "E3! Let the disappointment commence!" not because I have a cynical outlook on the video games industry, but because my expectations for E3 are almost always way too high.

I hope, though, that the show doesn't disappoint anyone, and I hope you have tons of fun there! I look forward to some good ol' live blogging :)

Your at E3 and i'm stuck doing a pile of assignments from a teacher who might as well have alzhimers while i'm on holidays.

Fan-fucking-tastic.

I remember as a kid in high school me and some buddies trying to scheme a way into E3 when it was in Atlanta. Nothing came of it but it was one of the reasons I blew a grand to go all the way to LA for E for All and be disappointed. I talked to some of the people who worked at the Convention Hall during the heyday of E3 and it was what I imagine it would be like to ask someone what Woodstock was like except less mud, sex and drugs. It was a bit surreal to walk where all the the E3 specials I watched on G4 and the opening of Face/off, the finally of Rush Hour and who knows how many television shows and films were shot.

One of these years, Someone has to put up a sign outside a major briefing, saying "Abandon all hope, ye who enter". We need some honesty.

I figure it was inevitable that E3 downsized after they started discouraging (or was it outright banning?) boothbabes...
But do take notes Susan! I for one will be awaiting your word on what comes out of the Diet Low-Cal E3 can.

I've always wanted to jam E3 in a box and kill it while simultaneously not killing it.

Earnest Cavalli:
I've always wanted to jam E3 in a box and kill it while simultaneously not killing it.

Bahahaha, I stand confused sir.

-Joe

Were any cats involved?

Especially, ones that are dead and alive at the same time?

CrafterMan:

Earnest Cavalli:
I've always wanted to jam E3 in a box and kill it while simultaneously not killing it.

Bahahaha, I stand confused sir.

-Joe

Have you ever heard of Schrodinger's cat?

If not then allow me to elaborate.

He put a cat in a box with a vial of poison that would break open at an unknown time, thus the cat could be thought of as either dead or alive. Only by opening the box can you know for sure.

Brotherofwill:
More E3 hype or are you just gleefully waiting like a kid before Christmas?

The latter, definitely. I've been through loads of these, I've seen just about every hype method and technique you can think of. Fire dancers. Zombies. Helicopters. Half-pipes. But those aren't what my favorite E3 memories are. Moments like finding Phoenix Wright - which went largely ignored on the show floor the year it was debuted - are what make me so excited to be here.

Also, I love that I write for a community that gets references to quantum physics.

Xvito:

He put a cat in a box with a vial of poison that would break open at an unknown time, thus the cat could be thought of as either dead or alive. Only by opening the box can you know for sure.

Err... he didn't actually do it, it was only a thought experiment :P

On topic, I'm really looking forward to E3 this year, it seems to have so much more momentum compared to the last few years.
My favourite surprise was that Spore demo when he pulled out to reveal the whole galaxy.
The real surprise was forking out money on release day for Spore, only to find out it was a piece of ****.

Onmi:
Your at E3 and i'm stuck doing a pile of assignments from a teacher who might as well have alzhimers while i'm on holidays.

Fan-fucking-tastic.

Hey, I'm right in the middle of exams, so I'm worse off than you. Let's mope together...

Anyway, hope you guys all have fun there, looking forward to hearing about everything that goes on at E3 this year :D

[/subliminal_bitterness_and_jealousy]

Charlie_Brown:

Xvito:

He put a cat in a box with a vial of poison that would break open at an unknown time, thus the cat could be thought of as either dead or alive. Only by opening the box can you know for sure.

Err... he didn't actually do it, it was only a thought experiment :P

On topic, I'm really looking forward to E3 this year, it seems to have so much more momentum compared to the last few years.
My favourite surprise was that Spore demo when he pulled out to reveal the whole galaxy.
The real surprise was forking out money on release day for Spore, only to find out it was a piece of ****.

Are you sure that it was a thought experiment? Maybe Schrodinger put YOUR cat in a box with a vial of poison and you went to save him, but it was too late. Your cat was dead, then Schrodinger taunted you by telling you that your opening the box is what killed the cat, that it could have still been alive if you just left the box remain closed. You were so traumatized that you blocked the events from your memory and replaced them with the thought experiment scenario. Are you SURE that isn't what really happened?

Charlie_Brown:

Xvito:

He put a cat in a box with a vial of poison that would break open at an unknown time, thus the cat could be thought of as either dead or alive. Only by opening the box can you know for sure.

Err... he didn't actually do it, it was only a thought experiment :P

On topic, I'm really looking forward to E3 this year, it seems to have so much more momentum compared to the last few years.
My favourite surprise was that Spore demo when he pulled out to reveal the whole galaxy.
The real surprise was forking out money on release day for Spore, only to find out it was a piece of ****.

Also if I remember correctly he used the thought experiment to show the problems Schrodinger saw with the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum physics.

This is beyond Schrodinger's cat. This is both the best and simultaneously the worst part of E3. The anticipation now might actually be more pleasurable than the hypothetical disappointment in a week's time - but we can't tell until afterwards. It's like we are in the box, and we don't know just yet if we're alive or dead.

Cpt. Red:
Also if I remember correctly he used the thought experiment to show the problems Schrodinger saw with the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum physics.

Cruelty to animals?

Charlie_Brown:

Xvito:

He put a cat in a box with a vial of poison that would break open at an unknown time, thus the cat could be thought of as either dead or alive. Only by opening the box can you know for sure.

Err... he didn't actually do it, it was only a thought experiment :P

Well... It's the thought that counts.

 

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