Critical Gamer writes: You cannot deny how important to the industry E3 has become. I will be hooked to the press conferences and post conference follow ups (otherwise known as the details), and I expect many industry gazers, fans and whatnot to be doing much the same.
A couple of years ago there was an argument that due to the new casual market being dominant over the hardcore market that the relevance of E3 was diminishing. Some were citing the fact that Apple (now a huge player in casual portable gaming) and Facebook are not present, and so feel that this is evidence that E3 is not so relevant looking ahead. Well just because Apple is not there does not mean E3 is not relevant. E3 is, for the traditional players in the videogame industry, their equivalent of the WWDC or the autumn Apple update. It’s that one time when the world’s press is focused, all at the same time, on their industry.