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CES 2010: It Won't Stay in Vegas [Videos]

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Once our second day of CES appointments and browsing has completed we made our way to the Atomic Testing Museum for the It Won’t Stay in Vegas party. I really enjoy geek type parties.  If you have never been to a geek party, imagine a party with free beer, free food, free WiFi, video games, internet celebrities, and a remote controlled flying saucer by Parrot as the main event.

We all had a fun time meeting new people and talking to bloggers like us but sadly we had to leave the event early.  Due to Andrew and James’ legs and feet begging them to go back to the hotel and rest. I still had a good amount of energy, but I didn’t want to be mean, so we left. But not before I got to interview a couple of interesting people.  Watch the videos below to see who we met.

Big thanks to the Parnassus group for allowing us to drink your food, eat your alcohol, and meet other people that have done the same.

Thanks to the following people we met at the party for letting us quickly interview you:

Videos of the interviews past the break

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WoWinsider Blizzcon Pre-Party [Video]

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After getting some great tasting burgers at Tony Romos, Dan and I headed out to check out the WoWinsider meetup/blizzcon pre-party.  Here is what we saw when we got there “fashionably” late.  But I think we were out of “style” getting there at 9:50pm which seemed super late.  But the people that were there seemed very fun.  We also got to rub elbows with the whole cast of The Guild! Including the actress that plays the “tall hot bitch”, Riley.

Thanks WoWinsider for a great party… and the free booze.

Jinx Fall '09 Photoshoot and Party in San Diego

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June 27th, 7pm

Do you know where all the cool San Diego (21 year old and up) kids will be at on June 27th?  They’ll be having a few drinking and chilling with Alex Albrecht (Diggnation, Totally Rad Show, Project Lore), Dan Trachtenberg (Totally Rad Show), Jessica Chobot (IGN), and ProdigyX (WCG Ultimate Gamer).

We’re throwing a J!NX Photo Shoot party on June 27th and you are all cordially invited. That means that, if you’re a Southern California dwelling human who’s 21+ years old, you should join us for a night of happy fun joy. The evening will consist of cocktails (J!NX signature drink specials to be announced soon), ping-pong, video games, meeting people, good music, and lots of picture-taking. We also have a few special guests joining us, including (but not limited to) Alex Albrecht (Diggnation, Totally Rad Show, Project Lore), Dan Trachtenberg (Totally Rad Show), Jessica Chobot (IGN), and ProdigyX (WCG Ultimate Gamer).

We’d also love for YOU to get in on the action. If you wear a J!NX IDentity shirt, we may invite you to hop in front of the camera to smile a few times. We’ll be using the shots for our next catalog.

So, if you’re in the area or planning to be, stop on by! If this party is going to be anything like the E3 Riot Games/THQ party, then it’ll friggin sweet. We’ll try to get some video or photography coverage if they allow it.  If not, we’ll just blog about how much fun you missed if you don’t goHere’s the details:

Date: Saturday, June 27th, 2009
Place: La Jolla Brewhouse – 7536 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037 (San Diego)
Time: 7pm to 1am
RSVP: I’ll be there!

Pictures from E3 Microsoft Party

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The last stop for the party train was at a club named “J”.  Microsoft gave us a good time with a small room to demo some games and Windows 7, a nice sized dance floor, a place to mingle and a never ending flow of alcoholic beverages… for free!  Thank you Microsoft for the good times.

Sign at the front of Club "J"

Sign at the front of Club "J"

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Pictures from EA / NOS Energy Drink E3 Party

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Our second party stop for the night was at the small EA / NOS Energy Drink party.  EA had setup 4 PS3 stations that all had Need for Speed on it.  People were encourage to play and demo the new Need for Speed game and were also told that the winner with the fastest time would get into the drawing for a new BMW. Wow.  Just like the Riot Games / THQ party, there was an open bar, people dancing, mingling and playing video games.  I love E3 parties.  You could be a geek and play video games and people are ok with it.

Need for Speed: Shift

Need for Speed: Shift

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Pictures from E3 Riot Games / THQ Party at Lucky Strike

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Last night, we hit up three different parties after day two of E3.  The first was Riot Games / THQ Party.  When first walking into Lucky Strike bar, I thought “ok, it’s another mingling party with interesting people and nothing else.”  Glad I was proven wrong when Jamie, Raul and I walked to the back private party area.  Riot Games was giving E3 media a chance to play League of Legends at the bar.  They had set up 10 gaming stations and encouraged people to play a 5v5 match.

If you haven’t heard of League of Legends, imagine this: What if the original creators of the custom Warcraft 3 map, Dota, created their own game? It’s completely seperate form Blizzard, but still with the DotA mechanics and other special features.  That’s what this game is about.  Now, I’m no pro at DotA but, if you have general RTS knowledge, you should be able to quickly pick up this game.

League of Legends has all the DotA fun from WC3, but with an easier store for upgrades and an easier UI to play with.  I’ll review the game more when we get to beta test it. Until then, here are some photos form the party.

10 Dell XPS laptops were setup for the party

10 Dell XPS laptops were setup for the party

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Pictures from DigitalLA / GirlGamer.com E3 party

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Thank you to DigitalLA and GirlGamer.com for hosting a cute little party.  We got to see 8 Bit weapon perform with their NES system, Commadore 64, Apple MacBook, and some other cute tech toys to make their unique music live.  You could tell a lot of people were tired from E3 day one, so more mingling than dancing happend.  Here are a couple pics from the party.  A video of 8 bit weapon’s performance will be posted later on today.