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The move in the new office is nearly done and I fight with the Mac. Call me an idiot, but I prefer Windows-systems.

But two things made me laugh this morning. And a good laugh is certainly what I need in these days.
First was the daily cartoon @ Penny-Arcade
outch

And my personal Quote of the day found at wired:
The Xbox 360 Arcade (better known among hardcore gamers as the Xbox 360 Your Elite Red-Ringed Out of Warranty So Why Spend The Money On An Extra Hard Drive You Wont Use) is still priced at $200.

Once you worked for the xbox-support you fully understand the meaning of this words.

Originally published at Solokuenstler.

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First I didn't want to go, then my mom said I have too and finally a guy who I haven't talked with in ages gave me a call and asked if we could meet at the Gamescom.
Who am I to turn this question down? And to be honest - I know it drives a lot of people insane, but I'm best if the planning is spontaneous. Surprisingly everything works best if I haven't had days or weeks before to plan every detail ahead.

DSC00122So at Friday morning I was on my way to Cologne (From my point of view it was an excellent choice that the Convention moved from Leipzig to North-Rhine-Westfalia - train tickets are cheaper.)
When I arrived, my first thought was: OMFGBBQ! Kabuki in heaven... Games, games and even more games. But I wasn't only there for personal entertainment.
Just had to find a way to combine pleasure and work.
Pleasure: Drooling over Games like Tekken 6, Diablo 3, Final Fantasy XIV ...
Work: Meeting people, exchanging business cards, drinking coffee ...

Things I've learned: I can drink coffee, exchange cards and drool at the same time, except it involves Final Fantasy VII.
The apprehension, that fulfilled itself: I was weeping about my PC's Benchmark. And it's more then 13 days till Christmas.

One of my personal highlights was of course the new Guild Wars 2-Trailer. And if I only need a new PC for this game.



A shiver ran down my spine when I watched it for the first time. Seriously.

♥ Although the biggest personal highlight was the cellphone incident ♥ - I'm still pouncing about it.
DSC00120After lots of coffees, a horrible Pizza and even more coffee (and some biz'-talk) I finally left the Gamescom around 7:30pm to meet up with Sphinxeofthenile, Ice_Lady and Naurring. Three absolutely lovely ladies - and I think some people were kind of shocked, when they heard what we were talking about the whole time. To sum it up: It was for fiction-research XD. And I need the song, Ladies!
In the end a rabid plotbunny jumped at me around 3 am in the morning while we we were waiting for my train and dug it's vicious teeth deep into my already fried brain.
A bunny that still causes a major headache. Reeve Tuesti and Lazard in a Bar ...

I would have loved to stay for the whole weekend in Cologne, but to quote my favorite Warcraft-Orcs: 'Work, work, work...'
So I missed the attempts of a lot of Cosplayers to break the world record and lots of other fun stuff. One day isn't for sure enough to see everything - alone the waiting time in front of Blizzard's Diablo 3-Presentation was more than four hours (and that at 2 pm.)
And it's a completely different feeling to attend such a huge Convention as fan or with serious biz in mind. It was the first time for me, so it was really good that I was on my own - but I know for sure that next year I have to go twice (or buy a ticket for the whole week ^.^) and have to drag my Dad with me.




Originally published at Solokuenstler.

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Instead of hanging out at the Gamesconvention I have to move furniture. And of course it has to be the hottest day of the year so far....
But maybe it's good that I'm not in Cologne. I would probably cry and spent money I don't have on a new PC. I had to make the sad conclusion that upgrading my current machine doesn't make much sense. I need more RAM, a better processor, a new mainboard ... well, just do the math.
Once I have what I want, I have to get so many new games - the trailer for the new id-Game looks oh so tasty


And besides all complaining - the new office rocks. It's so beautiful. And I have a room for my own, I can decorate the way I want. My boss even allowed me to put some of my drawings at the walls.

Edit: My mom just called and asked if I will go to the Gamecon. And she's the opinion I really should. Anybody in the greater Bielefeld Area who wants to share a train-ticket on Saturday?


Originally published at Solokuenstler.

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it's f***ing lilac!!!
I believed it to be a joke when I saw IT the first time, but Sony seems to be dead serious.
Just check the trailers.
Cliches and more cliches. Give girls a Hannah Montana-Game and they're obviously happy...
I'm really not a bra-burning feminist, but this add-campaign is an epic!fail from my point of view.

Wasted a few seconds on the quiz and got the result, every nerd should have:

omfgbbq


And now I have to reinstall Doom3

Originally published at Solokuenstler.

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