Editorial #03: E3 is just around the corner

It really seems like just yesterday that Electronic Entertainment Expo 2009 was up and running and we at GI were watching conferences while hurriedly writing summaries. In fact, it probably was just yesterday for all that I know since my sense of time isn’t like everyone else. Anyway, it won’t be long before E32010 graces us with more news and commentary than gamers care for. Oh what am I saying? This is literally my favorite time of year.

E3 is old hat for me now. Back when it was the cool thing to do circa 1995, I wanted to go. I wanted to experience the glitz and glamor of gaming’s biggest three days. Well that all changed when I realized that I have to have money, transportation, lodging, a job to get the money and transportation and time off from said job to get across the country. Kids can dream, right? Well, that dream fizzled with the prospect of actual work being involved. Sort of like my dream of visiting Japan but I digress. E3 is best experienced away from the razzle dazzle for me and I’d rather much watch the conferences online than potentially have to get on a plane. In my mind planes = death. Nevermind that we haven’t had a major incident in at least two years. No planes for me if I don’t have to or ever if I had my druthers.

So that leaves me with catching the show online. Thankfully, technology has decided to be awesome during the past decade so the quality of my show isn’t bad. With every major worldwide gaming media outlet crammed into auditoriums it’s now easier than ever to watch a show live and later if you need to make adjustments to notes. And speaking of notes, yours truly will be doing her best to get it together this year with comprehensive ideas. Last year was a disaster as I was attempting to watch while designing newspaper pages. Say it with me: Newspaper page design and E3 do not mix. Also, there was a debacle concerning our level of coverage (read: I didn’t particularly want to do the work of four people after having help flake out at the last minute). That certainly won’t happen this year because we know our goal: Talk about the important stuff. Putting E3 into perspective is important when you’re planning six pages of news over three days.

I won’t bore you with the details of planning a news operation but it’s not easy finding the time to get everything and everyone together. In addition to the layout and design, there’s art acquisition, recording the podcast and writing summaries of the most important information. I don’t have to dwell too much on the fact that a college education that centered on newsgathering comes in handy particularly at this time of year … go Gamecocks!

So it’s just a matter of putting on my editor-in-chief hat and rolling with what Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony throw at me.

Lyndsey M. Mosley

Editor, Gaming Insurrection

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