Earlier reports on a downsizing of the annual games industry event, were dramatically squashed by an article on next-gen.biz , which suggested the show was dead and buried. However it took ars technica, to make a few phone calls and definitively post the final result, that the annual trade show will be downsized.
The cost of the event to exhibitors, including the demands on companies to assign large numbers of staff to focus on the show, expenses associated with travel to the show, and the added expense to polish game builds and demos to be shown to attendees, have all it appears contributed in part to the shows demise.
Fully Story from Ars technica
From what little i've read, im getting a distinct impression that outside the game executives and the media, the rabble are no longer required, which is a pity as i clean up rather well. And while your at it, spare a thought for e3girls.com
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