Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 3 Nov 2006.
Its ridiculous, we don't need a game expo like E3.
The people that really want to go, the actual consumers, don't get a chance AFAIK.
The millions which gets spent on the short event could be easily spent on better products.
Really, what. Is. The. Point.
ME WANTS BOOTH BABES TO RETURN!!!!!!
Nope, E3 was open to anyone who wanted to buy tickets, there were alot of backroom demos that were closed to the public but the majority of the content you see in news reports on E3 is open to anyone willing to pay.
I was pretty pissed when they cancelled the proper E3 because I was planning on going next year, but if this is open to anyone then hell yea!
I do have to agree with DougEdey to an extent here- with so many websites providing indepth analysis of every press release and piece of new released by the gaming industry, a multi-million dollar exhibition seems a bit obsolete, and the only reason I can see for them doing this is to try and retain the glamour and hype surrounding console releases. After all, most respected technology organisations (bit-tech included) manage to get hands on previews of consoles before they're released now, so it's only really a case of these expos providing a teaser and dose of anticipation for new technology and games.
As was said when it we found out E3 was no more, so many of the big announcements are made behind closed doors that these sort of events provide little more than an excuse to show how much one company spends on marketing compared to another. I don't mind the return of an E3 style exhibition, I just don't personally see what difference it makes.
E3 generated a LOT of hype and got a lot of gamers (read: customers) very excited. It seems strange to me that the game companies don't want to keep up an event that speaks so viscerally and directly to their customers. It seems to me that this was the one sort of advertising for their products that people with money actually got excited about.
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