What? You expected me to talk about E3? Nah. I'm sure there are plenty of users who will be more than happy to talk your head off over E3, but I'm not one of them.
Anyway, what's new with me?
Well I took up a part-time summer job working as an intern for the Harte Research Institute here on campus. Right now I'm set up in the coastal and marine geospatial lab archiving scientific reports into the institute's database, but I'll also be collecting data in the field as well. It's a paid internship and it counts as a summer course, so I'm very happy about this.
Now here's a con I can get excited for! On July 5-7, the annual Rooster Teeth Exposition will be held in Austin, Texas, and I just got my ticket.
I don't know about you guys, but I have been a long time fan of Rooster Teeth ever since I picked up seasons 1-3 of Red vs Blue at a GameStop back in 2005. I've had a huge admiration for them not just because of their influence Halo, machinima, and gaming in general, not just because they started out and base themselves in my home state, not just because they're funny, but because they are one of the few internet icons that I actaully respect. They only do the stuff that THEY want to do and only talk about the games that are fun for them (so suck it System Wars).
Now I get the chance to see them in person. Can't wait.
In the gaming corner, I did an achievement runthrough of Bioshock Infinite. For me, the game was waaaaaaaay better the second time around, though I'll save all my opinions for it for another blog. I'll maybe even do a review of it. I also started playing Metro 2033 (something I kept from the THQ bundle a while back). So far, I've really been digging the game's atmosphere and limited approach to gameplay and inventory. Oh, and I'm gonna be picking up The Last Of Us this Friday (same day as the RVB season 11 premiere :o). So what if GS gave it an 8? In fact, so what if GS gave it anything? The game looks awesome and I'll have fun with it. The End.
Oh, and one small shout-out to Theon Greyjoy after recent events from Game of Thrones...
It's cruel, I know. :P