Xbox One Launch LA

I’m sure it’s no surprise that I ended up at the launch party for the Xbox One last week. I’ve been loyal to the console since the beginning and couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Microsoft’s next generation entertainment system.

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dsc00451-copy The event took play in Hollywood at Milk Studios. It was packed full of celebrities, YouTube stars, professional gamers, and fanboys.

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dsc00368-copy Forza Mortorsport had a pretty nice setup in VIP. I was way too distracted by the Audi R8 to actually put my hands on the game.

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dsc00445-copy The highlight of the night was the 2-hour set from Deadmau5. The Mau5 and Microsoft have an awesome relationship, it was great to get an intimate show from him outside of the music festivals I’ve been to.

Xbox nailed it with this launch party, it definitely eased the strobing pain in my wallet after buying the Day One unit. Can’t wait to start playing.

Retina iPad Mini

I may have gone on a pretty ridiculous mission to get the new Retina iPad mini that Apple made quietly available today. It all started when I was in my office and my coworker, who is also an Apple fanboy, convinced me that we should pick up our minis. We called around to multiple stores, but they were all sold out. Using the Apple Store app we were able to find a store that still had the mini in stock. Unfortunately, it was the Apple Store all the way in Thousand Oak that was holding our tablets hostage. On our lunch break we took the 45 minute mission to retrieve our iPads, it was definitely worth every mile.

This would be my second iPad I’ve owned. I received the iPad 2 for my 21st birthday 2 years ago and haven’t stopped using it until now. The retina iPad mini blows my previous tablet away! The mini looks, feel, and interacts better than my previous one. I was pretty astonished how much more I enjoy apps like Tumblr, Alien Blue, and Twitter on the mini’s display, since I downgraded from the iPad 2’s massive 9.7 inch display. ¬†Though the screen is smaller in size, it’s still packing a retina display which makes the content you’re viewing pop. With it being more mobile than it’s big brother, I can now incorporate it fully with my daily routine without hesitating if I really want to lug around a 1.4lb device. I’m really looking forward to using the mini to it’s full potential.

Treehouse of Horror XXIV Premiere Party

Last weekend I geeked out harder than I have ever geeked out in my LIFE! My buddy, Brittani, who’s an I.T. for The Simpsons, invited me to attend to The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXIV Premiere Party, which took place in Hollywood at The Roosevelt…

 

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img_1756-copy Upon our arrival, we were all issued awesome Simpsons badges to grant access to the event. Gonna keep this forever!

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img_1776-copy We got inside just in time to catch Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, announce the 24th episode of Treehouse of Horror.

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img_1767-copy After laughing our ass’ off, we partied it up with other peeps that worked on the show and had a blast! There was poker, live dancers, open bars, awesome food(mini tacos!!!), and a GIF photo booths!!!