No, yeah.. this thing was for real. A generic drop tower ride... called Playstation: The Ride. And at a well-known amusement park in the UK, too - Blackpool Pleasure Beach! It's since been re-named (thank GOD), but wtf?!
The US does it, too!
Example: Tomb Raider: The Ride(s)
Did anybody else catch Apple's iPod event this a.m.? Lots of demos of new games for iPods, but they made a comment basically saying that Sega and Nintendo have nothing on Apple when it comes to a gaming experience. I think this is a crock. How many people were showcasing and playing iPhone/iPod games at PAX? None. Ok fine. Next to none. Hard core gamers just aren't switching to iPod games.
While Apple does have a great new platform for the gaming community and a lot of great game apps for that platform, I just don't see a huge switch in that direction for real gamers. At least not yet. Scrabble? Tetris? Wurdle? Sure. First person shooters with sucky frame rate and slowdown? Yeah not so much. I admit, I have games for my iPhone, but do I play them all the time? Not really. Nowhere near as much as my DS. I don't want clumsy controls that share the screen with my graphics when I need precision movement!!
Drop the cocky attitude already, Apple. You're just not there. At least not yet.
My first PAX was amazing. Had so much fun, met a lot of new people and saw some kickass new games. Can't wait for next year. Here are some of my pix. Next year, I need to bring my point & shoot so I can have more drunken photos. Haha. You can see all of my pics on my flickr:
Travis blowin' smoke @ GameWorks
Mike freaked out by rogue joystick monster ghost thing
Most random find in arcade ever
Bagel breakfast... mmm!
Look who we found! I have met two "Wongs" in my life and both are crazy fun!