I was invited by NVIDIA to Dallas, Texas from December 16th to December 20th for the Cyberathlete Professional League event for the Winter 2003 Championship. I will get to check out professional gamers from all over the world compete for cash prizes of up to $130,000. I’m pretty excited, and I’ll be sure to take tons of pictures with my digital camera and post them up. I’ll also have an article up on 3DGPU, of course.

I’ve installed a script from Textism that allows me to see the referring sites to this site. You can see it here. It’s always interesting to see who is linking Good Blimey. Right now Google has me near the top on the first page pointing towards the AOL 9.0 Optimized post. Been getting some interesting (and dumb) comments lately due to that. It’s a testimony of how following web standards help give great exposure on Google since all the code is clean, efficient, and proper semantics.

I got another surprise today, besides the invitation to Dallas. Received a package via FedEx from Sony Online Entertainment a final boxed copy of Lords of Everquest, a 3D RTS game quite similar to Warcraft 3. It was a surprise, because whilst I used to get review copy of games a while back, I haven’t been reviewing much lately, yet they sent me a copy anyways. It was a nice early Christmas present, and I plan to have a review of it up online at 3DGPU once I get enough playing time into it.

A former marine whined to me, so I’ll have to make this update and give credit to Brian for hooking me up with this opportunity, primarily because he already has a wife and all he’d do at Dallas anyways is get drunk, play lots of games, and flirt with all the booth girls. ;) Not that I plan on doing that too …