Ars Technica reports:
We've known for a while that E3 would be cutting back significantly. The only way to get tickets is to get invited, the attendees from the press will be a much smaller number than previous years, and of course there will be fewer exhibitors this time around. These things were all fine by me; hopefully this new show will get us more time with the games, better access to the developers and publishers, and better stories for the readers. All positive things. That is, until we started trying to plan our coverage.