Whew. The show is over. We had a blast. Our booth was much more interesting that last years show. Jim will be posting a video article shortly. We set up our area like a living room. A few gaming stations and plenty of bean bag chairs. We also were showing a large screen MobyGames video which Jim put together. We turned the video into a contest. Over two minutes we would show 35 or so screen shots. If people could guess which games we showed we would give them a free MobyGames t-shirt. Everybody who played got a free soda. Brian built a screen shot from Space Invaders strictly out of legos where one lego block equals one pixel. The entire thing weighs more than 50 pounds, stands over five feet high and consist of more than 8000 lego blocks. Yes. We will have pictures and Brian is putting up a project web site. Of course we met a ton of great people. Servo flew in from Boston. This show was such a success we are talking about doing trying to do Philly Classic. We'll keep you posted.
There's one more day of CGExpo and we're having a great time -- if you're in the San Jose area, come by and visit the MobyGames booth. There's regular performances by 8-bit weapon, great keynote speakers, deals on games, and lots of free modern and classic arcade playing.
Brian has been working on upgrading the database hardware for the last month or longer and the hardware has not really been cooperating with him. In between building disk arrays and troubling shooting annoying hardware problems Brian embarked on a new project in the spare time. MobyGames will unveil Brian's new project at CG Expo. I will not say much other than it is large, made of legos and video game related. Stop by the MobyGames booth at CG Expo Aug 21 and 22 in San Jose, CA and see what Brian's been up to.
So G4 TechTV has been using MobyGames images without permission. Some MobyGames members have been recording the shows on their PVRs. If you run across other G4 shows that are using MobyGames images let us know so we can get squared away with G4. It kinda sucks that we have been working away for over 5 years and spent a lot of money on this project and a big corporation like Comcast can come along just take whatever they want.
Is it me or am I the only one who noticed that Doom 3 does not have vehicles. Now don't get me wrong I think John Carmack is worthy of worship. I follow his other project almost religiously. However I feel that Doom 3 has missed a major innovation in FPS games and will in time get left in the dust and that games like Half-Life 2 and Halo 2 will offer better gameplay albeit with less cinema realism.
Doom 3 ships tomorrow. Brian and I played it a little at E3. Boy it seemed good. Both Brian and I are planning on upgrading our game PCs so we can play it. It just goes to show you what lengths people will go to play a really good game. You can still get Doom 3 at Amazon.com. Last time I preordered a game it arrived the very day it was released. Sometimes I really love Amazon.