Monday, May 16, 2005

David Chapman is back on the air!!

Before I get into the latest update, I know this post will probably look funny to most of you for a little bit. I recently discovered that the email on my Sidekick uses hard returns for wrapping text. This means that when it posts remotely, the formatting is a little hosed until I
can edit it. I will correct how things look as I can, but it the meantime, it's going to be a slight pain. Sorry.

So, yesterday was ... eventful. First off, my network connection on the phone went out. I could still use the phone itself, but any data
functions were nonexistant. That's why there was no update yesterday. After a couple of hours on the phone and a night's worth of engineering at T-Mobile, I'm back among the online elite (heh)

Moving on, I went to check in to the hotel yesterday afternoon and found out that I'm the only GameSpy person here so far. That wouldn't be a big deal except the hotel wanted to put MY credit card on file for all of the rooms' (plural) incidentals. And they wanted to put a $300 hold to cover it. I laughed my ass off at that, only to discover they were serious. Ugh. I ended up making a lot of calls, and lot of talking and in the end I got checked in but it cost and extra $100 to do so.

So I got checked in just in time to drop off my stuff and haul ass to the Nintendo sneak peek. Wouldn't you know it? I was the first one there. Eventually, I ran into Shane, my editor at EGM. We shot the breeze for a little bit and talked about me doing some extra work for them after the show. I also talked to Tina Wood from G4 for a little bit. Then it was time to go in for the game.

Nintendo had TV's set up for everyone to play, sandwiches and cookies to eat, sodas, and beer ... Yep, I said beer. A couple of Heinekens, some sandwiches, and one hour of intense gameplay later ... I knew a lot about the new Zelda game, was set to write my preview, and feeling a whole lot better about this trip as a whole. You'll get to check out my preview later this week, as its embargoed until Wednesday @ 10a PST.

Beyond that, I started the preview last night and got up early today to work on it before I hit the Square-Enix press event later today. I'll keep everyone posted more now that my Sidekick is up and running. And as far as pictures, I couldn't take any at the Nintendo event, but I WILL be posting what I can when I can. So keep checking in.


Shane Bailey said...

Told you things would get better once you got in the show. :)

Jenn said...

Shane keeps stealing all my lines. I'm so happy to hear you're feeling better about the whole situation. It's only gonna get better from here. ^__^

JAYCEprime2791 said...

Hang in there, dude, and keep feeding us all the kewl news!