And the parties just keep coming. I could really get used to this!
Xbox 360 celebrated its second birthday on Thursday by inviting a group of bloggers to The Screening Room to play games.
Can anyone even think of a better way to celebrate a birthday??
It was a really exclusive party during which we were shown (and even allowed to try) upcoming highly-anticipated Xbox 360 game titles.
(The first part of my games preview report is out here.)
I could really get used to this.
When we first arrived, we were tagged. I was told I was a ninja. Awesome blossom. We later found out that we had been split into groups for the gaming competition. Exciting.
(I was faintly disappointed that we didn’t get ninja costumes to wear but I guess I’m alone in this. Haha.)
Anyway, the first thing we did was just to mingle around and talk shop (games).
We posed for pictures.
(Blogger Farinelli, Microsoft rep Ian Tan and blogger Sheylara)
We watched “live” game demos.
The photo above shows me videotaping the Dragonball Z game which I embedded in my earlier blog. Now you know what lousy equipment I’m using for my videos. Haha.
We tried out Rock Band and Guitar Hero 3.
Although I should say “they”, because I already have Rock Band and Guitar Hero 3 at home.
We ate yummy food!
That mini burger is to die for, man. I love it! But I only ate one (and a stuffed chicken wing) because I was so so busy talking about games and playing games!!
We drooled at divine yummy host Oli Pettigrew.
At least I think the women did.
Oli’s a gamer, too, which makes him perfect for the job of hosting the party.
There was so much to do at the party and so little time.
There was a competition!!
We had four teams of 4-5 members each. Our teams had cool names like Ninja (my team!), Rockstar, Covenant and Ghost.
The games being competed in were Bomberman, Guitar Hero 3 and Project Gotham Racing 4. One or two representatives from each team were sent to play each game and wins were tallied at the end.
Jerrick and I represented our team for Guitar Hero 3!
Well, we didn’t score the highest on GH3. I’m actually much better at drums.
But… OUR TEAM WON in the final tally!!
I could hardly believe it!
Team Ninja won!!! Haha. Cool or not? Team Ninja, like the developer for Ninja Gaiden.
Okay lah, fine, I have no shame.
Anyway, we won this.
Grand Theft Auto IV long-sleeve t-shirts! OH-MY-GAWD.
I am such a game freak, getting excited over such things.
And this is, like, the third t-shirt I’ve won within a week!! (One is for the Ping.sg game and another was at an event I haven’t blogged about yet because I have too many things to blog about recently!)
Actually, I was a very lousy team mate. While my mates were competing in the other games, I was busy elsewhere chatting, eating, playing games, talking shop, instead of cheering them on. Haha. Sorry lah, guys!
But I love my team! You all rock!
There was a birthday-song-birthday-cake routine at the end. But the birthday cake was really special. It was a bunch of mini cakes! *lol*
Very innovative, and no messy cake cutting, either!
We were each given one to hold while we sang the birthday song. And all of us blew our own candle out. Cool, huh?
So we all had our cakes and ate it, too!
Microsoft very kindly gave away a Limited Edition Xbox 360 for the lucky draw.
And Farinelli won it!
(Lucky draw winner Farinelli poses with Microsoft’s Alan Chou and host Oli Pettigrew)
I am so jealous of him because it’s a special Halo 3 edition!!! But I’m also glad he won because he’s my team mate! And I already have an Xbox 360, anyway.
Way to go, Farinelli!!
It was Xbox 360’s birthday, but we all got presents, instead! This is my favourite kind of birthday party!!! Hahahaha.
Let’s see what’s in the goodie bag!
Two t-shirts, one of which is a limited edition Xbox 360, only 60 pieces made!
One Xbox 360 black wireless controller.
GTA4 stickers and coasters.
I realise I have tons and tons of exclamation marks in this blog entry which makes me sound like a bimbo!!!
I’m sorry!! But I can’t help it because I’m so happy and excited!!!!
More parties, please!!!
Bimbo-geek Sheylara signing out.