E3 is arguably the biggest event that gamers look forward to every year. However, has it lost some of that charm that makes it the end all be all of conferences?
i look forward to E3
I also look forwrad to this every year. Its nice to have a blast of info on new games and possibly consoles all at once every year.
I don't know if it's necessary or not, but I truly enjoy the conferences, SONY E309/10 were Amazing...
It's still necessary, gaming events/shows aren't just a big marketing tool they are a point of colisilion, the inevitable comparisons, between games and developers. This kind of competitive event push the quality of our hobby up. We can catch up to release dates, previews and annoucements through other channels but it isn't the same thing. Argue otherwise is like saying gaming journalism is no longer necessary since the internet permitted devs themselves to publish their news and gamers can share their points of view. Good journalists dig deeper than what devs say/show, give nice impartial insights, make reliable and detailed reviews and make publications which reunite a community around it.
Looking forward to =/= necessary. I look forward to E3 as well, and I (usually) enjoy it, but it is not actually necessary per-se, with how fast everything spreads on the internet nowadays we could theoretically do without an E3 and just have alot of dev's/studios coordinate a plethora of announcements over the course of one weekend. I prefer E3 to stick around for sure, but we COULD do without
It depends on if you are coming from the press or consumer side. Honestly, the best way to see the show is from the comfort of your home office and web browser. The problem is that this is the case with any other day of the week too. So no, I do not think it is necessary anymore.
Of course it is
not really since the best announcements happen at tgs or throughout the year Please? Last E3 was a wash for microsoft (6) and sony( 1 new game announced), only nintendo had something different. However at tgs you had tons and tons of games announced
Way more announcements happen at E3 (even if I like TGS as well.) Maybe E3 isn’t NECESSARY, but it is well liked by most gamers.
Socery SOCOM 4 Killzone 3 The Fight Playstation Move Edit: F3AR, MG Rising, LBP2, Assassins Creed Bro Hood...
Killzone 3 was announced before E3, so was SOCOM, so was Playstation Move, so was the fight. The only thing that wasn't was sorcery. So your point is invalid
Yes it is!
I LOVE E3. 3 days straight of pure videogame news? Count me the fuck in!!!!
yes because it has big game announcements by western/japanese studios
I've often referred to E3 as, "A Gamers Early Christmas", and thats because it is just that. Whilst we sometimes have to deal with disapointments, but more than usual we find something we love from the event. (Mine is always the Gears of War Gameplay but everyone has their own)
I love e3 because of all the news that gets shared, and all the new footage. I basically sit for three days downloading videos of games that I want to play right away.
Gotta have my E3
E3 isn't necessary because every bit of news can be found very quickly online nowadays. Twitter is responsible for more gaming news than E3. But... That's like saying we can't have Halloween because we can get sweets everyday. Not necessary, but very much appreciated by it's target audience. I love E3, especially the hype. Who knows what'll happen? There's always going to be at least one pleasant surprise, so sit back and enjoy!
E3 is awesome, but only when devs focus on consoles, not the dumb gimmicks like Kinect or Move or PSP.
i dunno. Apparently 34,000 visitors in 3 days doesn't mean shit for Compete.com and our traffic. We covered e3 last year and were denied this year.
E3 is completely unnecessary. Only good thing that happens there is when Micro throws the massive bombshell blowing the lid off Sony Co. (Happens everytime)
Seems like you didn't watch the MS conference last year... ROFLMAO!!! XD
You've got a point. But what other company is going to release anything big like that? Plus, look at all of the other places that have released big news which were spread throughout the year. Gamescom, TGS, GDC, CES. These are some of the biggest and they still were able to provide enough information and coverage OUTside of e3.
man i love e3. helps me research games. i can only afford so many, so i like to get pumped up for a few of em. e3 fkn rocks
Yes, but the site that wrote this isn't necessary.
YES ITS STILL NECESSARY dont mess with my e3!!!!! ever!!!
I'll never EVER EVVVVEEERRRR be able to afford a ride/hotel/ticket (combined) to go to E3, damn university and living in Canada. BUT I LOVE THE FOOTAGE, don't fuck with my footage D:
E3 Is The Biggest Gaming Conference In The World, All The Big Stuff Gets Announced There
Asking this would be like asking is any conference/show is still necessary. This year we won't be doing a presidential debate or conference, happy voting, guess ppl would have to decide from tv commercials? Oh dear god, know how much mayhem that would cause lol
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