Submitted by matgrowcott 323d ago | news

UK E3 Alternative EToo Announced, Sponsored by PlayStation

Making it to E3 is hard enough, even if you live in the US. For those of us in Europe (and further afield) it's a vague impossibility, a mess of cost and inconvenience that far outweighs the visit's usefulness. That's why EToo sounds such a good idea. Sponsored by PlayStation and with over 30 developers present, from June 10th to 13th, the Loading Bar in Soho will be filled with some of the biggest indie games out there, as well as some of the bigger titles (and some E3-led surprises, no doubt). (Lost Planet 3, Mobile, New Star Soccer, PC, PlayStation, PS3, Rain PS3, The Last Of Us, Xbox 360)

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Cam977  +   323d ago
So E2?
Hahaha, this sounds great! It's good to hear that I won't have to cross the pond if I ever want to go to E3.

"which costs £6 and which includes a free drink"

Was this article even read through before submission?
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ArnoldSchwarzenigra  +   323d ago
I see this being vastly ignored due to the UK only being important to people in the UK. Whereas everybody sits up when something is in the US, even if they can't go themselves. That's just the way it is.
sway_z  +   323d ago
Well there are 7 million people in London alone, I think there are enough PS fans in the UK to make this event relevant.

America is not the only 'Gaming Mecca' of the world, even if you may want to believe that....PS4 pre-orders are available in UK, but not US. Sony must be taking EU more seriously next gen.

It's nice to see Europe getting some priority for a change.

Don't be so dismissive....

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ArnoldSchwarzenigra  +   323d ago
Are you serious? The rest of the world will dismiss the UK because that is reality. Whether or not there are a lot of gamers in the UK, it's still mostly only UK relevant. Nobody in Canada, US or for the most part everywhere else is going to start running to their computers to catch the UK E3 when everything is done bigger and better in the US. Face reality sway_z.
Bigpappy  +   323d ago
Dude just stop! you are coming off as a bit pompous and arrogant. You are embarrassing me.

Why do you have to talk down the event before it even happens, and makes a mine is bigger than yours contest. Stupid posturing that adds nothing what so ever to the discussion.

I am here in the U.S. and yes we are bigger than UK but who cares? Why can't and even be done in a smaller country? Getting from anywhere in EU to UK is not a big deal. This show might actually do very well or it might fail. But, I don't get what you are trying to prove.
ArnoldSchwarzenigra  +   323d ago
I am from the UK, so I have the right to make that comparison. You're just assuming I'm pulling the old "US is better than the UK" shit. I am pointing out the obvious.
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steve30x  +   323d ago
The problem with E3 is its not open to joe public with the past few years. If it was open to the public I would make it my business to go to E3.
OcelotRigz  +   323d ago
E3 is always something i would love to go to but would be too much hassle and damn expensive since i live in Ireland. But having an event just as good over in the UK would be brilliant and i would definitely make it a thing to do every year.
That said, i cant imagine this event being remotely as big or important as E3 and i also never knew about what steve30x said above, i always thought you bought a ticket and went to E3 like any other event. I assume its mostly for the press and they have a crappy area for the public then, or something along those lines?
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steve30x  +   321d ago
They changed it so that only the press can attend E3 about three years ago and they held an E3 for all a few months later but that was a flop because half of the developers didnt show up. They should have kept it the way it was.

I am from Ireland too by the way

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