Tuesday, June 7, 2011

E3 2011, Day 1, 9:51am

"We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us."

-Old Chinese fortune

In college I studied Philosophy, which comes from the Greek for "love of wisdom." Whatever path I was heading towards when I picked that major, careerwise or otherwise, I knew I wanted it to involve this kind of wisdom - the kind attained through journeys and contemplation. And it just so happens that journeys and contemplation are two hallmarks of some of my favorite video games.

So as I commence my trip into E3 2011, I will go as one seeking after wisdom. This could come in the form of knowledge about the videogames and the industry, and insights gained through playing the games themselves.

Because I've never yet played a videogame where I didn't learn something in the process. I don't know if games are art, but I've definitely felt some games affect me in the same way as certain other artistic pursuits.

But enough about how games are enriching, valuable, and wisdom-enhancing activities, time to descend into the madness of the Trade Show Floors.

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