Posts Tagged ‘Penny Arcade Expo’

The Rumors of my Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Between winter DreamHack in Sweden at the end of November and CES in Vegas early in January (totally jealous of all the jerks who got to go this weekend!), the gaming world pretty much goes into hibernation.   Sure, the industry is booming with holiday sales and servers world-round are flooded with noobs who are just getting their hands on the latest games, but as far as competition, innovation, and networking…YAWN!  Wake me up when the events start.

Christmas has been pretty good to me this year.  The arcade stick my mom got me will ensure I never get another thumb blister from mashing out ill-timed Cannon Spikes in Street Fighter IV.  My new Guitar Hero guitar is a huge plus too since I’ve been working off a very fancy, but very heavy plastic bass that’s a bit too big for my spindly arms and lacks the whammy bar of which I am terribly fond.

Also in my stocking were Left 4 Dead 2 and Halo: ODST, two games hugely embraced by the Xbox Live community that I’ve been missing out on since the fall.   Now I’m just waiting for the spring semester to start up so my roommate moves back to the apartment because I’m WAY too scare-dy pants to play zombie games on my own… and he and I ROCK FACE on Halo together.  But until then, I’ll just be training quietly for this year’s tournaments and looking forward to the next big event on my radar… Penny Arcade Expo East in Boston!