Revamped E3 Details

Entertainment Software Association Announces Details of New E3Expo (thanks Frans) has word on how the re-imagined E3 will shape up:
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The new E3 Media and Business Summit will be held July 11-13, 2007, in Santa Monica, California, and will combine the best elements of the former trade show into a business event celebrating the video game industry's present and future, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today.

The centerpiece of the invitation-only, three-day event will be the opportunity for both ESA members and non-members to stage major press events, and to have intimate meetings in premier hotel suites and meeting rooms with media, retailers, developer partners, and other audiences. In addition, the nearby Barker Hangar will be converted into a software showcase where attendees will be able to casually test drive the featured video games planned for the coming holiday season and beyond.
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Re: Meh
Oct 15, 2006, 07:59
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Re: Meh Oct 15, 2006, 07:59
Oct 15, 2006, 07:59
 
Fuck the fan (ie the Customer). ... It's about time they shut the gates on the peons & got back to business
I hope the 'peons' do see it EXACTLY that way: as a slap in the face saying 'we don't give a shit about you the customer'.

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Re: Bye bye E3
Oct 15, 2006, 04:53
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Re: Bye bye E3 Oct 15, 2006, 04:53
Oct 15, 2006, 04:53
 
We sure as hell are not gonna pay the same exorbitant prices to show our stuff there if we're not going to get exposure to new potential customers.

Um, interesting logic there. If by customers, you mean people who buy your games, changing E3's format doesn't really mean anything. The non-gaming-industry-related people who used to swarm E3 are only a tiny fraction of your target audience. In fact, the new E3 format means that your games are more likely to get media exposure, which reaches a far greater audience than those who managed to get into E3.

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Re: Meh
Oct 14, 2006, 17:45
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Re: Meh Oct 14, 2006, 17:45
Oct 14, 2006, 17:45
 
Nothing about how good the food was or anything useless like booth bags.

The food was good at E3? The hotdogs? The large cokes?

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Re: Bye bye E3
Oct 14, 2006, 17:36
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Re: Bye bye E3 Oct 14, 2006, 17:36
Oct 14, 2006, 17:36
 
then your company will shut down

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Bye bye E3
Oct 14, 2006, 12:25
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Bye bye E3 Oct 14, 2006, 12:25
Oct 14, 2006, 12:25
 
Well, you can count on E3 dying.
We sure as hell are not gonna pay the same exorbitant prices to show our stuff there if we're not going to get exposure to new potential customers.

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Re: No subject
Oct 14, 2006, 11:55
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Re: No subject Oct 14, 2006, 11:55
Oct 14, 2006, 11:55
 
I for one am very happy, as a dev I found it annoying to deal with EB games employee's & other nerds who thought they knew more about my own game than I did.

I'll miss the babes tho (always scored a few each time;)

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No subject
Oct 14, 2006, 11:28
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No subject Oct 14, 2006, 11:28
Oct 14, 2006, 11:28
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OMG OMG OMG OGM WOW E3 WOWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Meh
Oct 14, 2006, 11:02
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Re: Meh Oct 14, 2006, 11:02
Oct 14, 2006, 11:02
 
E3 is the most boring week on the internet. Fluff pieces and mock-up screenshots galore. Whoopee.

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Re: Meh
Oct 14, 2006, 09:52
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Re: Meh Oct 14, 2006, 09:52
Oct 14, 2006, 09:52
 
Heh. Who cares about E3 anymore? It's an old tired has been. New format = yawn.

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I always preorder if its Blizzard
Oct 14, 2006, 09:40
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I always preorder if its Blizzard Oct 14, 2006, 09:40
Oct 14, 2006, 09:40
 
If it is Blizzard I always preorder, yeah have a preorder out for the ce of burning crusadse, im a blizzard addict Otherwise i just wait and see.

I have been lucky enought to get to E3 a couple of times now so I can say been there done that. But really I think it was better show for ppl who stayed home. Its so loud in there you can barely hear ppl talk, and all theese neon flash and other stuff makes your eyes tired and head hurt. Also there was to much to see on to little time so you just run around like some mad man trying not to miss anything.

I think you can say E3 is a sort of love/hate-releationship. Should be intresteting to see what happens to gdc now when E3 is downsized.

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Re: Meh
Oct 14, 2006, 03:11
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Re: Meh Oct 14, 2006, 03:11
Oct 14, 2006, 03:11
 
or you can be a little patient and wait for real reviews by people who don't get paid by the industry and/or a demo

I learned my lesson from BF2. It might as well have been called Butt-Fuck2, because I felt like I was doubled the night I got it.

NEVER AGAIN!

Besides, waiting for patches to be applied = getting a $50 game for less than 1/2 price on ebay. All you have to do is be patient & wait for the idiot price to drop to a level that is reasonable.

However, I do enjoy hype. Watch the TF2 video to see a good example of hype. There's almost no substance at all to the video, but the hype-machine was cooking well that day. Hearing about Half-Life2 or Doom3 is a fun thing. Actually playing the games & dealing with closet bitch shit & riding lawn-mowers is a different matter; but at least I had something to look forward to. Every once in awhile, I wonder wtf ID software is up to in their seclusion & secrecy. It's fun to learn about it at E3.

What isn't fun is wading through all the bullshit from 300 E3 Fans with websites & most of them concentrating on Booth Babes. If I need pr0n, I can get naked chicks. I don't need to see bikini-clad whorelets when I can see all the skin any time I want, and generally better looking women as well. I don't need to see someone's jack-off blog about E3. I just want paid reporters to describe & show/tell the best of E3. That's it. Nothing about how good the food was or anything useless like booth bags. Just the fax maam.

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Re: Meh
Oct 14, 2006, 02:42
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Re: Meh Oct 14, 2006, 02:42
Oct 14, 2006, 02:42
 
Anyone who preorders a game deserves whatever they end up with.

Amen.

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Re: Meh
Oct 14, 2006, 02:34
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Re: Meh Oct 14, 2006, 02:34
Oct 14, 2006, 02:34
 
Fuck the fan.

This isn't for kicks; it's to announce new games & progress on important games. E3 had become a zoo. It's about time they shut the gates on the peons & got back to business.

Disturbingly enough, I actually think I agree. Yeah, I think that the industry has become one big circle-jerk between publishers/developers and the gaming media. But why are people so consistently stupid enough to listen to them? Anyone who preorders a game deserves whatever they end up with. You can take it on faith that what the media tells you is true, or you can be a little patient and wait for real reviews by people who don't get paid by the industry and/or a demo. Demos can be deceptive too, but if the game is a mess, then about 8 or 9 times out of ten, you can tell that from the demo.

Information doesn't want to be free, it wants to be tied up and spanked. It told me so itself, in a naughty little whisper.
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
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No subject
Oct 14, 2006, 01:51
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No subject Oct 14, 2006, 01:51
Oct 14, 2006, 01:51
 
Is this the patch that makes the game fun ?TM

Edit: I tried to including a trademark sign but that only resulted in some garbage text string.


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Re: Meh
Oct 14, 2006, 00:57
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Re: Meh Oct 14, 2006, 00:57
Oct 14, 2006, 00:57
 
Fuck the fan.

This isn't for kicks; it's to announce new games & progress on important games. E3 had become a zoo. It's about time they shut the gates on the peons & got back to business.

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Meh
Oct 13, 2006, 23:25
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Meh Oct 13, 2006, 23:25
Oct 13, 2006, 23:25
 
This just removes the fan, and makes the developer/gamejournalist relationship more cozy...and they are already far too cozy as it is.
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