Monday night at midnight Sony put on a launch for God of War 2 at the Metreon in San Francisco. Seeing as how I never make it up to Nor Cal I was trying to squeeze everyone and everything into that 24 hours I would be there. The biggest problem was that 1/2 the people I wanted to see were at SXSW in Texas for either Evo South or for SXSW itself. Screw those hippies because I still had a ton of fun.
Mark MacDonald from the 1up/ZiffDavis family was awesome enough to meet up with us and grab a drink. Here we are first meeting up and him actually showing us the God of War setup for the first time.
After meeting up with Mark we met back up with the rest of the team to join the rest of the festivities. There was a small break where we all met up in a theater where Cory got up and gave an awesome speech to everyone in the crowd. I've known Cory for a really long time now and moments like these are why everyone loves him. Big ups to the kids from the midwest!
The photos below are him talking. The first one you can see the back of the heads of TC Carson and Michael Cheng. Second one is him bringing everyone up from the team and introducing them one by one. Last one is with him and Mr. Aaron Echolls - Harry Hamlin!
After this quick moment we went outside for some more zany antics.
After me and John Choi finished taking crazy pictures on the chariot we met up with a whole bunch of awesome people from the 1up family - Karen, Cesar and Jason. They got a lot of great footage but hopefully none of me babbling haha.
As the event was winding down Cesar and Jason took us to another bar called Kate O'Briens that turned out to be pretty fun. Here you can see Nate Gary, Stig Asmussen and Joel Taubel hanging out.
What I thought in all honesty was going to be a pretty terrible event turned out to be a lot of fun. Thanks a lot to Mark, Karen, Cesar and Jason for showing us a great time!