GameZone writes: "In 2005, there was something really magical about getting my first E3 badge. Few seem to relate to this – most journalists just regard it as a piece of plastic (which it is). But for me, it was a guaranteed entry into the Electronic Entertainment Expo. At the time, E3 felt like the last arcade in America, a place where video games surrounded every inch of the LA Convention Center.
I wore this badge like a badge of honor. As the following E3 approached, I thought about the day when I'd look back on the many E3s I had attended and the many badges I had acquired."