E3 2013 has begun, with a bang, but for VG247's Sam Clay is started more with a dim squelch, followed by the sound of creaking bones. Watch this behind-the-scenes footage for a rare, jet-lagged perspective.
If ever you thought E3 2013 was all fun, games, paid-for treats and parties, the above should shatter any sense of fun you thought was had by the press there.
Long story short, it's not all fun. It's often a painful and stressed-out experience from start to finish.
Bravo Sam, and godspeed for the rest of the week you brave, brave lad.