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Nomadic Tales

by on Jun.02, 2009, under Rants, The Rest

It’s been a while.

I’m currently in LA, in a peculiar hotel on the edge of Korea Town, a little overly filled with Korean BBQ. My life may not be well paid, but I’m certainly one lucky guy with the peculiar things I get to do. Now Valve has finally revealed the existence of Left 4 Dead 2 I can say that I’ve been in Seattle for the weekend. Life is sometimes odd, that I sometimes can’t say where I am on the planet because cunning RPS/Gamer readers will put two and two together and get a number dangerously close to four. Valve weren’t even stating they were going to E3, let alone that they’d be revealing a brand new game. I was like an international spy.

It meant there was a spare weekend in Seattle, which was filled tremendously. I ate splendid food like six-egg omelettes at Beth’s Cafe and pulled pork sandwiches from an awesome sandwich shop, visited all the right touristy places like the Space Needle and a Duck Tour, as well as the Jim Henson exhibit, and saw Up at the cinema and Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali live on stage.

Arriving in LA would have been glum, were it not for meeting up with a chum and going for Korean food, then being given an impromptu “nickel tour” of the city in her car. Another really nice evening.

It’s been a great time, with splendid people.

Tomorrow I have to start doing some proper work as E3 begins. (Well, beyond the 2000 word exclusive preview I already wrote, and so on). I’ve not been before, and it’s a daunting schedule. It’ll be interesting, at least.

And that’s all the weather.

6 Comments for this entry

  • Chris Evans

    Never underestimate the powers of the RPS/Gamer communities, you were wise not to reveal that you were in Seattle I think! I don’t know whether people would have immediately thought it would be L4D2 that was being announced though, that may just have come out of left field for some, like me!

  • Jazmeister

    The USA has problems, but it really is super-fucking-awesome, essentially. Amirite?

  • Pace

    OMFG L4D2! WTFBBQ?? DLC FTW! IH8 VlvE! LOL! etc. etc.

  • apnea

    Pace, you sure got people figured out, eh?

    Good stay to you. Hope you don’t step on a landmine if you go near the border.

  • Bobsy

    What is a pulled pork sandwich? How do you pull pork, and what does that do to it that’s so great?

  • John Walker

    It’s pork cooked until it falls off the bone, and is then shredded, and cooked in amazing sauce.