To: Luke
From: Owen
Re: Back!

Returning to Oregon I find it still hasn't moved much past April here. Still wet and cold; I can count on one hand the number of days the high has been over 70 degrees. This is the coldest June I've ever experienced, and I've lived in upstate New York. Then again, you live in Australia, where June means winter. Once again, I have nothing to complain about.

I'd also like to echo what Brian mentioned on Friday. You did an inhuman amount of work over E3. I won't glamorize it, but there's a hell of a lot more that goes into what you did than people can see. Just maintaining a handle on the firehose of information - what's coming, what's been posted, what's new - when you're the only guy in the shop is enough of a workload. I thank you, and I know our readers are grateful, too.

Some headlines from the weekend:

Who Wants to See Booth Babes Dancing to Lady Gaga?
Kane & Lynch 2 Impressions: Take Cover
Sins of a Solar Empire Publisher Produces Free Vuvuzela-Buster
Sleepmaker Micro-Review: The App That Saved E3
Stick Jockey: A Quiet E3 Foreshadows Sports Gaming's Biggest Rivalry
Madden NFL 11 Cooperative Multiplayer Impressions: Ready on Three, Teamwork!
Halo: Reach Campaign Eyes-On: Skyrockets in Flight