OnlySP: Early June is almost a holy time for many gamers, as they collectively look to the sky as if searching for an invisible bat-signal. The actual focus of their gaze though is the Electronic Entertainment Expo, more commonly known as E3. It’s become a sprawling mass of press conferences and embellishment, coupled with a floor containing games and peripherals from wall to wall as far as the eye can see. Those games journalists lucky / unlucky enough to be in attendance tell tales of putting their life on hold for a week as they flit from press conference to press conference, getting a couple of hours sleep a night (if they’re lucky) before finally collapsing from exhaustion once the show ends.
This wasn’t always the case, however.