Monday, July 31, 2006

E3 downsized, no dead .....no downsized!

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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17 comments:

gnome said...

Pah! Mainstream's little parties...

Still, I can do a fine cleaner myself...

Gamer C. said...

While I'm shocked to hear this, I completely understand why. It must cost a pretty penny do a E3 showcase. Plus, I've heard a lot game journalist and press complaning the loudness and abundance of people in E3. Maybe game companies will host their own game preview shows?

The Elderly said...

Indeed Gamer C i can see some interesting changes as to how a game publisher will get its product noticed in the marketplace without e3. To this effect i've emailed EA with a request for a booth babe helper to assist bloggers during this time of emotional turmoil.

(looks at gnome polishing his face.....) sparkling and effervescent as always Mr. gnome........

gnome said...

Yeah, whatever, will I have a lady sent over at the Lair too?

Hope she's a decnt cook...

The Elderly said...

I particularily asked for the most attractive booth babe to be sent to...... my blog...... well i thought of the idea first and all. Seems theres a shortage at present, but we can share, she can cook for you and ...... am .....

yes she can cook for you, you do have a microwave i hope?

gnome said...

Of course I have AND a complete fuly equiped love dungeon! That's -after all- what blogging is all about.

The Elderly said...

...... ah yes..... the old get em over to use the microwave imprison them in a dungeon trick........ not like my place more like the family room in the morgue....

gnome said...

Indeed, indeed.

:)

The Elderly said...

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gnome said...

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gnome said...

damn blogger...

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gnome said...

How could he have typed this?

Oh dear, I'm typing too!!

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