The Road to E3

Long time no write, no? As always, this happens to me when work buries me until my social life becomes a distant memory.

In the present case, it’s the imminent arrival of E3 that’s making me scarce. In 4 weeks, I take a plane to Los Angeles, where I will attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the Mecca of gaming. This year, there will be playable demos of Splinter Cell Double Agent X360 on display… and that means very little sleep for me and my team until then.

With 3 weeks left to our data lock, we’re entering the last stretch like true sprinters. This means, essentially, that we’re starting to push ourselves past the limit of our endurance, calculating it in a way that we collapse just beyond the finish line. Case in point, this week, I have already worked 60 hours, and I just got in to work this morning, on a Saturday, at 9h20 AM, ready for one more exhausting day.

At this point, the entire team is a bullet fired from a gun aimed at success. There’s no time to worry about the method anymore; all we can hope for is that we’re headed for the right target.

Results are pretty awesome so far, though. Still, there’s 4 weeks of exhaustion between us and a post-E3 celebration in a LA hotel room. Wish us luck… and a lot of sleep afterwards.

About Daniel Roy

Daniel is a writer, backpack foodie, slow traveler, and endurance runner. He is the author of the upcoming book, "The Way of Slow Travel: A Hands-On Guide to the Best Travel of Your Life."

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