[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]E3. The mecca of gamers. The nearly inaccessible bucket-list item for almost every person that has ever wielded a controller or purchased a custom mouse for better twitch control. It’s an event that I have dreamed of attending since I first learned of it almost twelve years ago. If I’m being honest, which I promised you all that I would be, it turned out to be far more work than I had initially expected. On top of that, as a family-man, separated from my wife and boys, for a week added additional stress to the event… but I digress.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_blockquote cite=”” type=”left”]For now … I’m looking forward to applying the ideas that we were able to come up with for the community.[/x_blockquote][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]For those of you that don’t know, Dads of Destiny was invited to attend this year’s event, and while there were many bumps in the road to taking advantage of that invitation, we prevailed. Earlier this month, with digital tickets in hand, the Dadmins descended on Los Angeles. Being the LA “native” it was my job to drive and keep everyone else out of trouble during the week of their stay (yet another stressor for me). It started with the picking everyone up from airport. BlueCrew traveling from Kansas, KP making his pilgrimage from Wales, and Th0rnD flying in from Wisconsin, it was quite the adventure. I was happy to help with the driving and navigation of the city, (though it turns out that I’m terrible at navigating LA on my own), not to mention it meant that I didn’t have to pay for parking because I paid for gas – a major win on my part.

E3 was as beautiful as everyone expects it to be. Lights everywhere, huge exhibits, game trailers plastering every screen on a constant repeat, and generally complete saturation of everything digital entertainment, (even those pimping “naught-naughty” stuff had a booth ./facepalm). Honestly, the first day was a bit of an information overload. So much to take in as we moved through our intense schedule of meetings and sessions.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_line style=”border-top-width: 1px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”https://dadsofdestiny.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/DoD-vs-DeeJ.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text]

From left to right: Th0rnD, KP, me (KaiCiunus), Deej, and BlueCrew86

[/cs_text][x_line style=”border-top-width: 1px;”][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Now, I know a lot of you were hoping that we’d be bringing back a whole lot of game stuff, and we really hoped to, but the reality is that this was business trip first. E3 is not like BlizzCon, PlayStation Experience or other conferences, it is a Developer / Press conference with more focus on technology and news. As such there was an absurd amount of things that we saw but weren’t allowed to film or record in any way. In all honesty, there is no way we could out do the coverage that companies like IGN and Gamespot put on anyway. No worries though, we will be returning next year and our goal is to bring a larger team to cover more of the event – and maybe even give some of these news organizations run for their money, eh?
[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_line style=”border-top-width: 1px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”https://dadsofdestiny.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Blue-Kai-KP-Th0rnD.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text]

From left to right: BlueCrew86, me (KaiCiunus), KP, and Th0rnD

[/cs_text][x_line style=”border-top-width: 1px;”][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px 0px 45px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Seeing the guys take off after finally meeting and spending the week with them was a pretty sad moment. I knew the team was collection of good guys, but I really wish we all lived closer together. Each dude was the kind of guy that I enjoyed having a drink with and just hanging out with. I’m looking forward to next year and getting to see them all again. For now though, it’s over and I’m looking forward to applying the ideas that we were able to come up with for the community. We have a solid team, made stronger by our time together, and a better idea of the direction that we’d like to take the DoD with everyone’s help. It’s gonna be good guys. Stay tuned.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]

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KaiCiunus

Former Dadmin at Dads of Destiny
My name is Chris. I am a 28 year old father of two, with a beautiful wife and almost no clue what I want to be when I grow up. I am a an unarmed security guard for various construction sites, involved in marketing and outside sales for a consulting company, and a logistics specialist for a production audio company. And those are just the jobs I have outside of my home life.
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