I don’t really hide how much of a geek I am anymore. I enjoy building computers, developing apps, and I also work at a tech company. In addition to all of that, I’m heavily into the game Overwatch right now. I started playing on Xbox, but things got way more serious once I made the switch to gaming on PC at the beginning of 2017…
Fast forward to 8 months later and I’m catching the Overwatch World Cup in a hangar at the Santa Monica airport, to watch multiple teams repping their country duke it out in 6v6 comp.
Odubbbbbsss squad Ron and Kellen came to join too!
I’ve been to multiple gaming events, but this was my first time attending an eSports event and Blizzard did not let me down. Everything from the broadcast production to the energetic crowd really emulated an arena sporting event. I can’t wait to go to another one, hopefully that will be at Blizzcon :].
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.
The event took play in Hollywood at Milk Studios. It was packed full of celebrities, YouTube stars, professional gamers, and fanboys.
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.
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.
Last week I went out to Greystone for the launch of NBA2K14. I’m a huge gamer, but I’ve never really been into sport games like the NBA2K franchise. Once I got to Greystone I immediately grabbed a Playstation controller and got my ass kicked in the paint, since I had no clue what I was doing. Though I was clueless of how to play the game, I was still incredibly entertained by the overall gameplay.
The event was epic. There was an open bar where I consumed way too many Shirley Temples, a photo booth, and a live performance by Juicy J!
Last week I had the awesome opportunity to go to E3(Electronic Entertainment Expo) on my birthday to check out new games, consoles, and experiences.
It was exciting to go hands-on with the next generation of home entertainment. Companies like Sony and Microsoft(sorry Nintendo) are really pushing to take over our living rooms in the most virtual and interactive way possible. Personally, I’m very stoked to get an Xbox One when it comes out in November.
I found a new addiction.. Luckily, it’s just a video game addiction which is nothing new.
I’m really into this game called “Hotline Miami.” It’s a top-down action game that’s repetitive and full of weapon, gore, and stress. I don’t know what it is about this game that keeps me coming back for more. You can grab it for half the price on Steam, i recommend you grab it now before the price goes back up. Also, Check out some gameplay below!