The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or simply E3, is an event held in Los Angeles each year. This year, we were lucky to have a few of our members make an appearance at the event!
I first got in contact with PMS Texas, manager of the PMS|H2O Pandora Staffing Team.
“I have been to several events in the past, but this year was my first time attending E3! It had always been a dream of mine to be able to attend, and it finally happened.
I was recently promoted to Staffing Manager working for the clan’s PMS|H2O Pandora Staffing account. I was sent to be the event manager managing seven other PMS girls working for Wargaming Inc. (PMS Lumos, Flixxy PMS, PMS Vertigo, PMS Ayane Chan, Vballchick PMS, PMS UNFORGIVEN and PMS Ashimosity). We got to see the hall before it was even open and it was very exciting. We were like kids in a candy shop. The booths were bigger and more involved than at other events like Penny Arcade Expo. The companies spare no expense to impress the media. When the doors opened on the first day, it was a madhouse! People filled the hall looking to play all of the demos and get a sneak peak at the new games coming out. After a few hours, we all got into the swing of things and started working like a well-oiled machine.
The girls and I were helping Wargaming with their new game World of Warplanes in addition to World of Tanks. Both of the games got a lot of attention and the Wargaming booth even won best booth of E3! The overall feel of E3 was fun but professional. I enjoyed meeting new people and even seeing a few celebrities like Felicia Day and Sandeep Parikh (Zaboo on The Guild). In general, I really enjoyed E3! Even though our feet were aching, we all had a great time working with Wargaming and representing the PMS name!”
Next, I was able to get in touch with PMS Ayane Chan. Ayane is the PMS|H2O Assistant Streaming Director.
“This past E3, the PMS clan got the wonderful opportunity to work alongside wargaming.net, well known for their game World of Tanks. We helped them promote 3 titles: World of Tanks, World of Warplanes & their upcoming World of Battleships. We also got to interact and get connected with many people and fans of the game. If you wanted swag, guess who got to pass it out. That’s right, PMS girls. Everyone loves the swag girls.
The opportunity to go to an event that is exclusive as E3 is really is a 1 in a million feeling. You get to be around your own kind and get that “hands on” feeling before all of your friends. You’re like a kid going to Disneyland for the first time. I did a straight shot to the Gears of War booth as soon as my foot hit the show floor. During the day it’s all about the video games and tech gear but at night it’s time to put on your dancing shoes and hit the gaming parties. No one knows how to party better than a gamer. Plus to top it all off, we get a few extra dollars in our pocket.”
Finally, I contacted H2O Mystakin, Editorial Director for PMS Clan who was at E3 as media for a separate outlet.
“Covering E3 as media can be pretty intense. Fortunately, I was attending with a relatively large staff so my appointments were spread out enough to allow me to see just about everything I wanted to. Like PMS Texas said, the booths are absolutely massive. They make even the largest PAX setups look like phone booths. The Activision booth in particular felt like a behemoth threatening to engulf any neighboring structures that got too close.
I’m not sure if it was the jetlag, my horrendous travel experience, or the lack of sleep, but the event felt incredibly surreal. This was the expo I had watched year after year with bated breath for news to come out of, and I was there. I was the guy writing the previews I used to read and get hyped over less than a decade ago. It’s astonishing to think what has changed in my life over such a small period of time.
Of course, I swung by the Wargaming booth to visit and harass the PMS ladies there. No small feat as they always looked busy whenever I walked past. That reminds me, I never did take those pictures of Borderlands 2 to taunt PMS Flixxy with. Oh well, there’s always next year.”
Written by Chelsea “Harpy PMS” Law. Chelsea is the PMS|H2O Assistant Editorial Director.
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Clanwarz Ventrilio Servers: http://on.fb.me/LW7ooN
When: May, 19th 2012
Time: 8-10pm EST
What we’ll be playing? Minecraft!
Will it be streamed? Yes this event will be streamed by our host.
How do I get the game?
The game is about $20 when purchased it can be played on any MAC or PC
What platform is this on?
This is a PC based game. Unfortunately, you can’t play this map on console. womp womp
This is open to not just division and clan members, but the whole community!
Want to participate? Just post your minecraft name here, each person that signed up will be assigned a room, so look for your name! If you have not been added to a room, Please remember we have limited room available. Please sign up and log on anyway to still receive an invite from one of our awesome hosts.
Rules of The Survival Games:
Only one player can win The Survival Games.
You can not break any blocks, expect for leaves and mushrooms.
You are only allowed to place blocks you find in chests.
Your inventory must be empty before you start the game.
No player is allowed to enter the host house.
You are not allowed to break the fire in the middle.
Rules for the host of The Survival Games:
The host shall light the netherrack the first night.
The host is allowed to add any weapons or food he/she want at any time in the center chests, after the second day has passed.
The host is allowed to spawn zombies, creepers or skeletons after the second day has passed.
If a player for some reason is stuck a hole or similar, the host is allowed to tp the player out.
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Life Lesson #1: Save Often
My grandfather was a professional photographer and as a result my childhood was photo-documented into a catalogue that would make the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery jealous. As a kid, I hated having to momentarily freeze while ripping open Christmas presents or how my cheeks burned with embarrassment as I was forced to pose for the first day of school. But as I look back through those tomes of memories, I am unbelievably grateful. Stopping and saving, or ‘taking a picture’ as some might call it, is incredibly important. Pictures make memories immortal. There’s nothing worse than thinking back on good times and having the sweet taste of reminiscence soured by wishing you had saved the memory.
Anyone who ever played Sonic 3 will remember the Carnival Night Zone not only for its techno-carnival synthesized melody, but because of The Barrel of Doom.
For those who aren’t familiar,The Barrel of Doom stopped a lot of sonic fans in their tracks because it seemed an impossible obstacle to overcome. In reality, the solution was quite simple, but this rotating rampart was likely the instigator behind the earliest forms of rage quit. So what could this possibly teach you about life?Life Lesson #2 The Princess Is Always In Another Castle, Until She Isn’t
When presented with an obstacle in a video game there is a measure of reassurance that the challenge is surmountable. Game designers are not in the habit of creating unwinnable scenarios – that would make for a pretty crappy game. No matter how many times you may fling yourself through a portal only to sink into a pool of toxic goo, you, the player, know that there is a way to win. Unfortunately, life does not perfectly mirror the game world in this regard and sometimes life does design unwinnable scenarios. However, the majority of life’s challenges can be overcome with persistence and the occasional guidebook.
I used to be adamantly opposed to using strategy guides or message boards as a means to get around in-game difficulties. To me, asking for help was borderline cheating since the point of the game is for you to do the work in order to reap the rewards. Getting a tip just seemed like the easy way out. However, I’ve since come around to accept that asking for help can be a legitimate strategy, especially when the alternative to requesting assistance is walking away like I did with Sonic 3.Life Lesson #3 It Is Okay To Ask For Help
Video games are a sensory experience. When playing Halo, I’ve got one eye on the screen and one on my radar, my ears are perked for the sound of a gravity lift or the panting of a player using sprint, and my ability to experience tactile sensation guides my character through a myriad of maps and alerts me when I’m taking damage. Now if only they could invent taste or smell-o-vision! Regardless, when we game we focus the most prominent of our sensory abilities in order to make it through that zombie-filled carnival or not get chain-sawed in the face. As gamers, we appreciate that insane amount of time that goes into creating these immersive environments and by doing the same in the world around us can certainly learn to appreciate life more.
Life Lesson #4 Stop, Appreciate, and
One night, I was playing Skyrim at 2 o’clock in the morning when I just happened to glance up. I thought, “Holy. Crap.” I’m still not sure how I had played as long as I had without noticing just how beautiful the star-studded sky was in this game. Afterward, I felt the need to go outside and look at the sky myself. So I climbed the stairs to the roof deck of my apartment and, well, I saw one star, although it might have been a plane. The DC area is not known for its stargazing. Regardless, the glow of the moon back-lighting the clouds, the rustle of the autumn wind through the dry leaves, and even the occasional screeching of tires created an amazing sensory experience that I had never really appreciated before.
Stories have been told of a mythical confection concocted from unbridled hopes, impossible dreams and layered with swaths of butter cream joy. Not simply delicious, but also non-fat and crammed with as much nutrients as a potato. You are told that if you work hard, persist, defy the odds, and emerge victorious, this fanciful fare will be your prize.
But there is something we all know…
Life Lesson #5: The Cake Is a Lie
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. There is a lot of fake cake out there and it is important that we are able to recognize when, in fact, the cake is a lie. From the Nigerian Prince who claims to be holding your massive inheritance, to everyday chain emails that contain devastating viruses, being able to distinguish the too-good-to-be-true from the truth is a life lesson best learned through observation rather than experience.
So how about you? What life lessons have you learned from playing video games?
Written by PMS Goosechecka. Goosechecka is a member of the PMS|H2O Editorial Team and the Content and Community Manager at GrifballHub.com. You can follow her on Twitter!
Will You Be My Tibbers?
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Join the PMS Clan for the first event with the new Community Events Team!
When: Feb. 17th 2012
Time: 8-10pm EST
What we’ll be playing? League of Legends!
How do I get the game? Just go to the League of Legends website and click Play for Free in the top right hand corner of the screen.
What platform is this on? This is a PC based game. Unfortunately, you can’t play it on any of the consoles. womp womp.
It’s completely free to download, and free to play! So why not come and play a game or two with us? This is open to not just division and clan members, but the whole community!
Want to participate? Post in the link provided here, and one of these people will send you an invite to their game!
UGetBeatByGirls PMS ; Betty PMS ; PMS X ; H2O OnTuesdays ; H2O RiotBlade