E3 is almost here and with it comes an unusually sparse summer for gaming. The gaming industry continues its trend of surrendering the summer months to the movie theater and book store, believing that when June rolls around, no one really wants to play games for the next couple of months. It’s almost as if the industry believes that the promise of new games from E3 is all that gamers need to keep their interest up as school ends and summer vacation begins. They’re wrong of course, with all that free time, of course there’s going to be vacations, and there will likely be movies watched and even books read, but people are going to sit down and play games as well. It’s one of the few times in the year when almost anyone can find an excuse for a good “gaming marathon,” but few companies really take advantage of this.