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R.I.P. E3

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As of this point in time, the Electronic Entertainment Expo as we know it will cease to exist. The Entertainment Software Association has emphatically declared the death of the Expo as a geek orgy of P.R. mayhem, to be replaced with a smaller (5,000 attendees), more press-centric "E3 Media Festival."
From the press release:

Entertainment Software Association Announces Evolution of E3Expo for 2007
WASHINGTON, D.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 2006--To better address the needs of today's global computer and video game industry, the 2007 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3Expo) is evolving into a more intimate event focused on targeted, personalized meetings and activities, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today.

"The world of interactive entertainment has changed since E3Expo was created 12 years ago. At that time we were focused on establishing the industry and securing orders for the holiday season," said Douglas Lowenstein, President of the ESA, the trade association representing U.S. computer and video game publishers and the owner of E3Expo. "Over the years, it has become clear that we need a more intimate program, including higher quality, more personal dialogue with the worldwide media, developers, retailers and other key industry audiences."

The new E3Expo will take shape over the next several months. As currently envisioned, it will still take place in Los Angeles, described by ESA as a "great and supportive partner helping to build E3." It will focus on press events and small meetings with media, retail, development, and other key sectors. While there will be opportunities for game demonstrations, E3Expo 2007 will not feature the large trade show environment of previous years.

"E3Expo remains an important event for the industry and we want to keep that sense of excitement and interest, ensuring that the human and financial resources crucial to its success can be deployed productively to create an exciting new format to meet the needs of the industry. The new event ensures that there will be an effective and more efficient way for companies to get information to media, consumers, and others," said Lowenstein.

Additionally, the evolution of the video game industry into a vibrant and expanding global market has led to the creation of major events in different regions, such as the Games Convention in Leipzig, the Tokyo Game Show, and company-specific events held by Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, and others around the world. As a result, Lowenstein said, "It is no longer necessary or efficient to have a single industry 'mega-show.' By refocusing on a highly-targeted event, we think we can do a better job serving our members and the industry as a whole, and our members are energized about creating this new E3."

Additional details about the new E3Expo event will be forthcoming in the next few months.

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Man, I already posted this in the site updates.
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And...? Visitors can't comment there last time I checked.
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Another reason to make me an Admin.
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AHAH ! Geek Orgy...
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fuck

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and hey, good thing I went this year then, eeeehh? bahahaha
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TRS I respect you, what gives?

Edit: must be the "rage."
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Just because you respect someone doesn't mean that they shouldn't call you out when you're being a douchebag. bwyuko, stay on topic on these boards or you will lose the privilege of commenting here.
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I was under the impression that I shouldn't take anything anyone says seriously, so that in return no one would ever take me seriously. Is that not the SquareHaven way: inanity, irrationality, asininity, vapidity, all in the name of science, gaming, 9/11, etc? Correct me if I'm wrong, but that was my impression.

And for technical concerns: E3 is over, that's a shame. Wassabiz sucks.
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bwyuko likes penis and has no friends.
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See, nothing serious, we're all buddies here.






...fucker.
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oh shit it's been a awhile since i'm on this, shit I didn't think that would fuckin happen....aw shit and here I was plannin to go for senior grad party fuck....
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yeah i know it sucks
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Who'd have thunk it. E3 killed by a stingray.
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That's almost hilarious. Almost
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Nope, nothing on my nogin....
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E3 should have worn sunscreen. It would have been protected from the rays.
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Lies, I don't even wear pants.
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You will now.
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