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My First E3: Of Shiny Things and Pilot Wings

Posted Jun 24, 2010 by Jon Wood

My First E3: Of Shiny Things and Pilot Wings Writer and former E3 virgin Bill Murphy attended his first E3 this year, and takes some time today to provide us with his unique take on the experience.

When I was a wee lad back home in the completely tame suburban stretches of Northeastern Ohio, I dreamed of Hyrule Field being real, tracking down Terra in Final Fantasy VI (or III as it was known in the States), and of course I drooled as much as any geek when the Dreamcast was announced ahead of its more successful contemporaries.

I spent my entire youth with a mix of playing videogames on long summer afternoons and playing basketball outside when my parents decided that my skin was becoming so pale I looked as if I'd soon become a bolt of lightning in front of Jeff Goldblum. And every year for as long as I can remember, I've followed the events before, during, and after the Electronic Entertainment Expo with about as much zeal as a "Twilight Mom" surfs the web looking for shirtless photos of Rob Pattinson.

Read My First E3: Of Shiny Things and Pilot Wings.


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