A few years ago, video game trade shows were the hottest thing going. There was no way you could get in to PAX East without scoring some sort of pass in first-day ticket sales, and E3 was the hottest destination on the planet when it came to all things video games. But then what happened?
end of an era. personally speaking, i loved going to E3. it was one of my favorite things to do every year. It was admittedly less fun when they started allowing the general public to attend as it got way too crowded, but still. i will remember it all fondly.
What's ironic to me is publications (history since 2020) making statements like this when they have no idea how the old shows used to be or how vastly different and directed these events are. Seriously, go soak your pretentious heads.
We just had PAX, the issue is LA, they're slowly opening up but still stuck in covid pandemic hysteria.
Even still, with the rise of social media and YouTube and other media outlets, there really is no reason to put on these big shows. Just hire a team of editors and cut a bad ass promo
Of course not, the main player is not there anymore.