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Six people will be covering the E3 expo this year for, including two Post beat writers, three longtime game reviewers and a multimedia journalist. They will be taking you to L.A. by filling this blog with everything they can stand to give us, from sneak peeks of new games to impressions of the show's infamous party scene.

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Our bloggers: Chris Barylick | John Breeden II | John Gaudiosi | Tom Ham
Mike Musgrove | Jose Antonio Vargas

Chris Barylick
Barylick has covered video games and technology for assorted publications since October of 2000. He is a graduate of the George Washington University's English, Journalism and MBA programs.
He enjoys World of Warcraft, first person shooters, Star Wars titles and strategy games a bit more than is good for him.

John Breeden II
Breeden has been reviewing technology and games for The Washington Post online since it was still called Digital Ink. In 1996 he co-founded, an online magazine that covers all aspects of the game industry. His day job as the lab director for Government Computer News takes him to computer trade shows all around the country, but his favorite show has always been E3 because despite being a seven year veteran of the show, it never ceases to surprise him.

John Gaudiosi
Gaudiosi has been covering the world of interactive entertainment for over a decade for The Washington Post. John currently follows the videogame business for outlets like The Hollywood Reporter, Wired Magazine, Yahoo! Games, Home Media Retailing, and He also writes for Playboy Magazine, CFQ Magazine, American Way Magazine,, and He received Masters and Bachelors degrees in English at George Mason University.

Tom Ham
Ham has been covering the gaming industry for the past fifteen years. His range of expertise includes consoles, PC, hardware and consumer electronics. He got his start reviewing games for The Washington Post. From there he went on to GameSpot and then CNET GameCenter. In addition to his regular columns in The Post, he is Gear Editor for Zink, a high-end international fashion magazine and Gear/Games Editor for Celebrity Car, a duPont Registry publication. He has also appeared in USA Today, Newsweek, Maxim, Stuff, Details, FHM, Cargo, Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, Hollywood Reporter, In Touch, Laptop Magazine, Total Movie, Tongue, Playboy, Digital Home Entertainment, Next Generation, Electronic Gaming Monthly, XBN, Official PlayStation Magazine, GameSpy, GamePro, Play Magazine and the Global Gaming League website.

Mike Musgrove
Musgrove covers the video-game industry and writes a game column for The Post's Business section. He first attended E3 in 1999, the year of the Sega Dreamcast. Musgrove harbors a slight grudge against game publisher Activision for never sending him a prize t-shirt that he won fair and square after making the requisite high score -- 100,000 points or so -- for a River Raid promotion back in 1982.

Jose Antonio Vargas
Aside from writing about AIDS in Washington, D.C., Vargas covers the "culture" of video games for the Style section of The Washington Post. That means he gets to write about a 69-year-old gaming grandma, how the U.S. military uses games to train soldiers, the subculture of gay gamers, Pac-Man's 25th birthday and, yes, E3's crazy party scene. Very close to his heart is a Style story comparing how two young brothers in South Central L.A. play "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" compared to two high school students in McLean, Va. A graduate of San Francisco State University, Vargas was previously a city desk reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. You can e-mail him off-the-wall story ideas at

By Bob Greiner  |  May 5, 2006; 4:06 PM ET  | Category:  E3 Coverage
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