Endlessbacklog shares their thoughts on the over done spectacle that is an E3 conference.
Is there a need for these kind of articles?
haha, I was going to ask the same thing
I know right? These articles have been popping up everywhere now. If all they are going to do is complain instead of offer something insightful, then what is the point? Oh, click traffic, that's right.
Haha! Couldn't agree more. I always get so excited for E3 every year. A few days of gaming announcements all under one roof... it's a beautiful thing!
A need? Well, now that the internet is such a huge place of info and the conferences are press-only[meaning the reactions are decidedly smaller than they used to be; you'll get bigger reactions out of a group of viewers on Twitch...], it's reasonably debatable as to whether or not we need the conferences themselves. But the show floors with all the kiosks and stuff are definitely a must, as is renting out space in the Nokia theater for stuff. The media needs some place to try out all of this new stuff, after all...
"Is There a Need for all The Spectacle at E3?" YES! There is a vast amount of hype about new products which gets gamers excited which translates into sales and benefits the whole industry.
Booth babes need I say more ?
Wow these articles are popping up everywhere. Do they hate large events that they're not invited too?
I always look forward to E3 and I have waited up until the wee hours of the morning quite a few times to watch the Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo presentations. Long may it continue, I don't even own a console at the moment and I am still very exited.
Of course there is! Let us gamers have our exciting expo! Last year was epic! It's interesting and fun for us
Thomas Dowey stfu, seriously stfu...
Yes. As a journalist, it really does put a positive image in your head. IF E3 was just a giant complex with PR people sitting at tables with controllers then you have 2 issues 1 No one is excited to go. Why not just send me a preview copy or something? Not going to waste at least a thousand dollars going to that. 2 It takes away that state of mind of "woh this is neat" and will make people more "harsh" on everything. You want people to be excited and having fun before they test out your game. As for conferences, people wait all night and day to view those from around the world. It has enough viewers to be aired on TV. You take that away and you lose A LOT of advertising.
E3 is the gamer's version of New Years. It is annoying as sin to watch the build up and anticipation for all of these great games we know are going to be shown, but luckily...it's just about here.
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