Puttin' on the ritz

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Monday, March 3, 2008 | 12:16 PM | by
So registration for Digital Overload 2008 is closed. We've posted a list of things to read to help people prepare for the event this weekend. Definitely read it if this will be your first Digital Overload. If you've been to Digital Overload before, you probably have a good idea of what to expect, but read the list anyway so you don't forget anything.

Attendance is up quite a bit from last year. I hope you all remembered to log in to your accounts before Friday night and update your equipment information so we can get check-in moving as fast as possible. Other things you can do to help check-in move smoothly is have your waiver already printed out and signed, and bring it with you. Also make sure you have a valid photo ID from your local governing body.

If you registered and paid before December 31st, you are eligible for Priority Check-In. The Priority Check-In line will be the first group to be checked-in to the event. If you are eligible for this line, you must be in the line at or before 6pm when the doors open. At 6pm we are closing the Priority Check-In line. However if you get into the Priority line, and you didn't pay before Dec 31st, you'll be moved to the back of the regular line. So check those PayPal receipts to be sure.

Army of Two and Bully: Scholarship Edition come out this week, and I'm looking forward to both. I probably won't get to play either until next week, as I'm operating on 100% pure stress for the next six days, and there's a lot to do. All five comics for the next week are done, so those will auto-update while I'm off running this little event.

I never played Bully on the PS2, probably because it came out after the next-generation of consoles had already hit, and there was already too much to play. But I did hear good things about it, so I'm going to grab the 360 version. It should provide a nice stop-gap while I wait for GTA4.

I had been a little concerned about GTA4, mostly due to the lack of information released about the title. There was such a huge expectation around the game, and I was worried that maybe it wouldn't live up, or, gods forbid, the spectacular GTA we were all hoping for would be tempered because of all the negative press GTA has gotten over the last few years.

But they've finally started letting people have hands-on with the game, and impressions are beginning to leak out, and I think most of my worries have been alleviated. Everything I hear about GTA4 just sounds like perfection. Now I just wish they'd release more video of the game. Words are great, but I really want to see more of the game in action.