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E3 is the battle ground where the big three fall all over themselves vying for the top slot in your lil’ gaming heart. It’s beautifully ridiculous. Last year Microsoft handed out free Xbox 360 Slims like sample teriyaki chicken on a tooth pick to all conference attendees.
Seems Sony knows the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. This year they called in a fleet of LA’s best gourmet food trucks, and parked the caravan around a large open bar. I was gorging myself like that scene in Defending Your Life where you could eat whatever you like, as much as you like, and it all tasted great. Dim sum, Cajun gumbo, spicy shrimp tacos… even had a dessert course or two. But somehow Subway got mixed into the picture. Yes, I know not everyone is going to partake of free, delicious tuna sushi hand rolls — but that’s what the corn dog and tater tot stands were for! Watching chumps eat prefabricated lukewarm turkey 6″ subs just because it was handed to them by a professional Nathan Drake cosplayer earned a scornful glance as I finished my gourmet tamarind/chili popsicle.
Now that I was thoroughly wined and dined, I was curious to see where this evening was headed. Kevin Butler was a no-show, and the mood took on an understandably humble and contrite tone in light of the massive network outages. Oh, no! I was hoping for something a little more fun and… titillating… like the Bioshock: Infinite trailer. After more than enough talk about AT&T partnerships *groan* and demos of first person shooters, things became a little more exciting.
Jane’s Addiction fit the bill nicely, though I had to force myself not to calculate how long ago I last saw them at the original Lollapalooza. The juxtaposition of hearing Perry Farrell singing Mountain Song and then chatting about Congressman Wiener tweeting his wiener proved to be a little surreal, but I am in no way complaining. Thank you, Sony. You have my number.
New Year’s Eve has been stepping on Christmas’ toes for over two centuries. In 2011, Christmas is fighting back! Game Night 4: The Revenge of Xmas throws down at GR2 on January 22! Meat Bun, Attract Mode and Giant Robot will co-host the next Game Night waaaaay in advance of Christmas 2011 with a special night of holiday-themed video games.
The line-up includes:
- An X-mas edition of Vlambeer’s hit indie game Super Crate Box made exclusively for Game Night
- Arthur Lee’s Merry Gear Solid games
- A custom “holiday pack” edition of 8-BITar Hero, which mixes the Rock Band experience with old-school Nintendo games
Maybe there will be a few surprises too? Maybe! Hot cocoa and cookies will be served, but bring your own nog if you plan on having adult drinks. Please RSVP to the Facebook event page if you can come!
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
We love what the UGTL guys are cooking up. Mix in a little i-am-8-bit and dash of EVO, and you are in for one tasty recipe. Add to the fact that this dish is cooked entirely with the freshest local SoCal ingredients, and it doesn’t get any better for you than this. May we interest you in $1 tacos with your SSFIV? Yes, please, thank you! Here’s a taste of UGTL 5:
UGTL 6 is right around the corner on Saturday, April 24th. It’s new location is the swank Rec Center Studio in Echo Park. Meat Bun will be on hand, and we are personally inviting you to come hang out with us. See you there!
Previous rumors aside, Mike figured out a way to swindle Kotaku into flying him out to TGS again this year. I was informed too late to book my own travel arrangements, so I’m
completely depressedholding down the fort here in LA. To make the best of it, I’ve found some local things that may pacify my yearning to be checked into the Cerulean Tower with the rest of the Kotaku crew.
I visited Waraku on Abbot Kinney Blvd. this afternoon. Not quite the same as shopping in Ginza or Takeshita-dori in Harajuku, but it is definitely a taste.
Speaking about taste, we have an oddly flavored candy, newly introduced in the States, that would give any bizzaro-candy in Japan a run for its money (who am I kidding? Japan makes burger shaped chocolate-filled cookies called EveryBurger.) The item I’m referring to is Ice Breakers Iced Tea Lemon flavored mints. It’s like mainlining a spoonful of Lipton Iced Tea mix.
And with a couple clicks, I was perusing some homegrown videogame cosplay that will tide me over til I get back out to TGS (or Mike posts some of his pic’s). This anonymous 4chan’er is creating quite simply a masterpiece with his version of Tyrael.
I’ll be hanging out on Sawtelle Blvd. a lot this week, drowning my sorrows in sake if anyone wants to join me.
Did you know that one-half of Meat Bun was almost the corn dog king of New England? If it weren’t for the raising of capital, the securing of business licenses, the renting of commercial property and about 3,000 other things it usually requires to do something like open a corn dog-only restaurant, one of us could be basking in the thousands that only a corn dog driven empire could finance. Alas, Meat Bun and the getting the hell out of a beach neighborhood took priority, much to the dismay of corn dog starved masses.
It’s hard to get corn dogs–fresh corn dogs, that is–in most non-carnival, non-festival locations. It’s like work. Thank God for Corn Dog Castle. For just the price of a ticket to Disneyland, plus parking, one can enjoy massive, artery clogging corn dogs for just $6 American. Speaking of American, they call them “amerikan doggu” in parts of the world where the term “corn dog” would just induce nausea. Curiously, this is also a country where corn and mayonnaise on a pizza is considered logical.
That’s Patrick, Meat Bun artist, friend, and gainfully unemployed contributing member of society. He was responsible for the fantastic Agro Polo design you should probably own. He’s enjoying the final third of a spicy corn dog from the Castle, something we don’t recommend doing prior to riding Big Thunder Mountain.