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jAkUp
05-12-04, 10:39 PM
Day 1

Sorry for creating a new topic guys, but something wonderful happened right before I left...hehe.. Something that I will remember forever. First of all, this is how my day went, and I apoligize for the pictures, they were taken on my PDA:

First we arrive, wait in line, some Americas Army helicopters flew overhead:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5773

Next, we arrive inside pretty packed:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5774

Pass up the Dukes of Hazard car, and the Dragster:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5776 http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5775

One of the first things I see is Battlefield 2, VERY impressive, ragdoll physics, incredible explosions:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5777

Leisure Suit Larry looks really funny:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5761

I decide to check out the ATI booth, Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, and a bunch of other games, including HL2, I jump into the HL2 line and end up waiting and hour and a half..lol
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5763 http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5762

The demo was really cool, I suggest everyone go download it, I never realized how good the character models are, they are absolutely stunning:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5764 http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5765

Counterstrike Aztec redone on Source engine!
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5767

Hard to see, but there is a 6800 Ultra in there:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5768

No explanation :)
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5769

Head over to the Abit booth, they got a cool motherboard on display, with PCI X, also talked to some of the Sapphire guys, and learned about a ATI 9900 (Like a 9600se he said):
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5770

Saw the Unreal3 techdemo, same one thats floating around the net:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5778

During the day I picked up a speed pass to see the real Half Life 2 demo, not the one in ATI's booth. I arrived on time, and it was my last activity for the day. I walked into the room... and there he was.. ****ing Gabe Newell!!! I could not believe my eyes... I nearly spazed out right there!! Before it started he took a few questions. Someone asked about the release date, he said summer. I wanted to ask a question, but... its ****ing Gabe Newell!! I could barely even contain myself:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5779

That show ended and I finally mustered up enough to approach Gabe... I shook his hand, and told him that I couldn't believe Gabe Newell is in front of me. He said he grew up much like me, drooling over Tim Sweeny and John Carmack. He also said that he is in the World of Warcraft beta. I asked him if HL2 was going to support Pixel Shader 3.0, and he said they are busy with more important things.
Finally he said that someday he wants to be shaking my hand, and that I should get in the industry... Encouragement from Gabe Newell himself!!! Afterwards I got his autograph, and the thing is already framed. Wow... Unbelievable. Can't wait until day 2 tommorrow!!!
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5780



Day 2

Today I didn't get to spend as much time there because I left later, and I waited forever to get to play Fatal1ty 1 vs. 1... More on that later ;)

First we walk in, check out the logo on the stairs:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5817

Then we head over and check out some new girl wrestling game..hehe:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5805

Didn't have much time to check it out, but Ghost Reacon 2 looks pretty impressive:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5806

Then we hear Vin Diesel will be there promoting his new game, I managed to get a pretty bad shot of him as he walked by about 5 feet infront of me:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5809

Lets move on over to the nVidia booth:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5815 http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5811

Some Tiger Woods 2005 at the nV booth:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5812

Next, another game in the nVidia booth, a game called Flat Out, the damage model on the car is INCREDIBLE:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5810

Thief3!! Game runs good, and graphics are very nice, minus a few low res textures here and there. Lighting is pretty impressive. It is fully playable, so I watched somebody else play since I didn't get the chance:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5813 http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5814

Once again, I watch the unreal3 techdemo, This the Epic programmer took questions at the end, I asked him if there are any significant differences between PS2.0 and 3.0. He said the only real significant benefit for them is longer shader instructions:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5816

Now, I head down to the Abit booth to beat Fatal1ty one on one in UT2004, but first check out this upside down ATX board:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5808

Now, there is my opponent, notice the $1000 check next to him:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5807

Match finished!!! See if you can find me on the list:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5820

Maybe you can find my name better if I get a closer shot... note.. I lost 0 to 10. rofl. Best score ever was 1 kill against him:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5821

Well, that concludes Day 2, on to Day 3!!!
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5818


Day 3

Today I got there a little early, one of the first places we went was straight over to the nVidia booth:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5876

They are having a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. tournament:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5856

And just in time to catch Warren Spector talk about Thief3!!!
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5857

Run around to the nVidia demos, and little to my knowledge they have FarCry running with PS3.0!!! It is incredible, I even got to play it:
Here is a video with farcry in all its PS3.0 Glory:
http://www.nvnews.net/temp/farcryps3shortsmall.wmv

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5877 http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5878

I forgot this girls name, but she was in Baywatch:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5871

Some Gran Turismo 4 for ya:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5873 http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5874

Soldner looks kinda interesting, graphics need alot of AA quickly though ;)
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5868

Resident Evil 4 looks really cool... It actually uses and over the shoulder view this time, oh yea, and the Resident Evil chick too...
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5860 http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5861

Hey.... These guys look familiar!!!
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5870

I even played a little joint operations this time:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5869

When will they ever run out of ideas for games...
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5866

This was kinda cool, a waterfall which an image was projected onto:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5867

For all you Vampire fans ;)
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5862

Finally, I get to play some S.T.A.L.K.E.R. multiplayer... Really cool game, needs a few adjustments here and there, but it is cool, it actually has dynamic weather during the multiplayer match, it goes from day, to night, to rain.. etc. Cool:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5858 http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5859

Well that just about concludes my trip at E3 2004.. oh yea.. here's some pictures for you guys:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5863 http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5865

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5864 http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5875

What a great 3 days I had, oh yea, and I got to see Sinbad today too!!

The End
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5879

Say Goodbye...
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=5872

Until next year... ;)

Riptide
05-12-04, 10:59 PM
OK damnit, I'm officially jealous. :p

Nephilim
05-12-04, 11:13 PM
The heatsink on the Abit's northbridge is friggin kick ASS. I want one!

Nv40
05-12-04, 11:14 PM
its interesting that gabe mention that is a fan ,of Idsoftware and Epic lead programmers..



btw.. more Unreal3 screenshots are always welcome. :)
Ghostrecon2 too..

saturnotaku
05-12-04, 11:24 PM
its interesting that gabe mention that is a fan ,of Idsoftware and Epic lead programmers..

Why wouldn't he be? Carmack's engine was the basis for the original HL and obviously Epic has been tremendously successful with the Unreal/UT franchise. Nice to see the respect there, at least from Gabe's end.

jAkUp
05-12-04, 11:37 PM
Ghostreacon 2 looked awesome, I didnt get any screenies however, I will get some when I go tommorrow. One more game worthy of a mention, Burnout 3 looked incredible.

I saw the Tron booth, and it was just a Tron 2.0 demo. Tommorrow Fatal1ty is gonna be there, and Im gonna sign up to play a match against him in UT2004!!! If anyone can manage to win, there is a 1,000 prize.So far the best anyone got was 1 kill!! lmao

Here is some more Unreal engine screenshots...

nrdstrm
05-12-04, 11:46 PM
I'm there with Jakup but didn't have my camera today. I'll post some screenies tomarrow night of games, boothbabes, demos, boothbabes...lol
Nrdstrm

Bad_Boy
05-13-04, 12:02 AM
saw your post over at hl2.net ...nice pics bro :D

Clay
05-13-04, 12:43 AM
Hey jAkUp...I didn't want to exclude your efforts so I've included this thread on our front page. I really like your commentary along with the photos! :thumbsup:

B&R
05-13-04, 01:30 AM
Damn i was watching dicussion of E3 on Tech TV, it looked like it was going to be good. Seems like it was true. Nice job, more pics!!!

Sazar
05-13-04, 01:40 AM
do the boothbabes have a wet t-shirt contest :eek:

sytaylor
05-13-04, 02:20 AM
BOOTH BABES BOOTH BABES BOOTH BABES :drooling: :drooling:

DSC
05-13-04, 02:42 AM
Day 1

That show ended and I finally mustered up enough to approach Gabe... I shook his hand, and told him that I couldn't believe Gabe Newell is in front of me. He said he grew up much like me, drooling over Tim Sweeny and John Carmack. He also said that he is in the World of Warcraft beta. I asked him if HL2 was going to support Pixel Shader 3.0, and he said they are busy with more important things.


Busy with more important things? Yeah right, game just hit alpha, trying getting it done instead of slagging off your prefered hw partner's competitor just like at Shader Day. :lame:

bofh1971
05-13-04, 06:28 AM
Wicked Post Jakup

wow I havent posted on here for ages :)
in fact my spec is out of date
now have 2600+ Athlon 1GB DDR333 ram |(barton core too) and an FX5900LE from pixelview :)

anyway enough of me rambling.
Thanks for the pictures, and on the topic of avoiding commenting on pixelshader3, if there are improvements to be had they will do it. also if the game looks like the videos , I woudnt be worried about the shaders :)

On one of the pics on the main page there is a TRON PHOENIX booth, anything to do with either Tron or the Original Atari Phoenix game by Tron?
if you saw it please let us know :)

:clap:

jbirney
05-13-04, 07:46 AM
If your up early enough for day 2..swing by the Epic both in the AM to see the chaos :)

But anyways thanks for the nice write up and pics. More both babes please :) :) :) :)

DivotMaker
05-13-04, 07:52 AM
Great post and report jakup!

If you get a chance, wander over to the EA Sports booth and tell the Tiger Woods Producers that I said hello if you can....oh, and ask for some swag for yourself while you are at it...

|JuiceZ|
05-13-04, 08:08 AM
Sweet post jakup! Wish I would of known you were gonna see gabe though. I still got a :nutkick: with his name on it :p

Lfctony
05-13-04, 08:36 AM
Nice show above all, would love to go to one of these one day.

saturnotaku
05-13-04, 09:41 AM
I still got a :nutkick: with his name on it :p

You want Gabe to kick you in the nuts? Whatever for? :p

|JuiceZ|
05-13-04, 09:50 AM
You want Gabe to kick you in the nuts? Whatever for? :p

shaddup sat, I prolly owe you one too! :condom:

stncttr908
05-13-04, 09:55 AM
Good stuff there man.

sytaylor
05-13-04, 12:45 PM
I saw the Tron booth, and it was just a Tron 2.0 demo. Today Fatal1ty is gonna be there, and Im gonna sign up to play a match against him in UT2004!!! If anyone can manage to win, there is a 1,000 prize. Yesterday the best anyone got was 1 kill!! lmao

I saw that guy on TV once, in-freakin-credible...

LiquidX
05-13-04, 01:22 PM
Awesome pics jackup. I cant wait for NYC version.

|JuiceZ|
05-13-04, 01:27 PM
...Today Fatal1ty is gonna be there, and Im gonna sign up to play a match against him in UT2004!!! If anyone can manage to win, there is a 1,000 prize. Yesterday the best anyone got was 1 kill!! lmao

Johnathan & his clan came to MML (http://www.millionmanlan.com) I a couple yrs ago. The guy is an extremely skilled fps player. I've yet to see anyone match his incredible skills in q3 & AVP. As far as UT2k4 is concerned, as good as John is, there are better players out there. Seriously most gamers lose to him more due to intimidation than anything else. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to down play his exceptional ability to skillfully master most fps he picks up, just saying there are guys out there better in UT2k4 than he is. Would love to watch those matches though :cool2:

saturnotaku
05-13-04, 01:41 PM
shaddup sat, I prolly owe you one too!

Get in line my friend. :D