My name is Eric. I'm 34.
Here are some random things I'm into:
The Buy it/Avoid it Report - back issues #001 - Ilomilo, Uncharted 2, Infinity Blade, Pac-Man CE DX, Battlefield BC2: Vietnam, PixelJunk Shooter #002 - Batman: Brave & Bold, DJ Hero 2, Dead Space 2, Bionic Commando Rearmed, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Bulletstorm #003 - Pokemon Black/White, PixelJunk Shooter 2, Monster Tale, God of War III, BIT.TRIP RUNNER, Torchlight #004 - Portal 2, Steel Diver, Sin & Punishment Star Successor, Pilotwings Resort, Crysis 2, Blocks That Matter #005 - L.A. Noire, Alice Madness Returns, Resident Evil Mercenaries 3D, Shadows of the Damned #006 - GoldenEye 007, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, AC: Brotherhood, Sword & Sworcery EP, Trenched #007 - Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Jetpack Joyride, Gears of War 3, The Binding of Isaac, Renegade Ops #008 - Dark Souls, League of Evil, Uncharted 3, Batman: Arkham City, Super Mario 3D Land #009 - The Buy it/Avoid it Report's Awards - 2011 #010 - Spelunky, Max Payne 3, Trials Evolution, Mario Kart 7, Escape Goat #011 - Super Hexagon, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Lollipop Chainsaw, Mark of the Ninja
The Play it/Avoid it Report - back issues #001 - Bioshock Infinite, Darksiders II, Dead Space 3, Far Cry 3, Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider #002 - Dishonored, DKC: Tropical Freeze, Grand Theft Auto V, Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Rogue Legacy #003 - The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Mario Kart 8, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Sunset Overdrive
Secret Moon Base - episodes Subscribe on iTunes - a podcast about video games and other stuff with my pals knutaf and Occam
Heads up - there are a LOT of pictures in this blog. If you're on the mobile version of Dtoid, I'm sorry! I'm going to keep my thoughts fairly short so we can get through this with our sanity intact. I apologize for some of the blur. Most of these pics were taken with the iPhone and not a proper camera.
My PAX 2011 experience was nothing short of absolutely fucking magical. A million thanks to knutaf and his lovely wife for allowing myself and roughly 15 other people to congregate at their place. I had some of the best times I've had in years, no joke. I had nearly forgotten how great it is to get together with real people and game. Needless to say, I can't wait until next year!
Here are some of the people Handy and I met during our adventures.
Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the last day of PAX due to a work related obligation. This required me to fly straight to Las Vegas; a city that I loathe. Handy could tell I wasn't looking forward to leaving all my new friends so he worked his magic and mysteriously got my flight bumped up to first class status. Sweet! If that wasn't enough, more good news was to follow!
You may be asking yourself, "What the fuck is this?" Well folks, this is a picture of the penny slot machine that coughed up $45 in cash money! It seemed like Handy was dead set on making this trip worth my time. I almost feel bad for leaving him in my luggage the whole time!
After a solid week of meeting countless lovely people, laughing my ass off, playing hours and hours of Rock Band, eating delicious home-cooked food, walking miles and miles, drinking more than my fair share of alcohol, multiple flights, attending countless brainwashing sessions, packing/unpacking and basically running around non-stop, I finally made it home safely. Though I'm glad to be back, I will never forget the time I had.
Friendships were solidified. Games were played. Memories were made.
Tired of hearing about how amazing this community is? Tough shit - it's fucking awesome. More than anything else, this trip to PAX has restored my faith in humanity. There actually are good people out there; they're just all here on Destructoid.