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E3 To be Cancelled.

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
Apparently looks like there won't be anymore E3s if you've read the news.
 

Span_Wolf

Member
Not quite..

Entertainment Software Association Announces Evolution of E3Expo for 2007
Monday July 31, 1:46 pm ET

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.

As a regular attende I can undestand and as a journalist I can apreciate the sentiment behind this. The show had been turning progressively more into a circus instead of a place where I got work done. While I liked the crazy atmosphere I think I'll enjoy a smaller intimate expo as well.
 

Bokracroc

Bokra, come out to pla-ay
When you stop and relize that the Gaming Industry is equal to bigger than the Movie Industry, it makes sense.
 

verix

some dragon
RE:  E3 To be Cancelled.

Bokracroc said:
When you stop and relize that the Gaming Industry is equal to bigger than the Movie Industry, it makes sense.

gaming >&= movies?

D:
 

Bokracroc

Bokra, come out to pla-ay
Apparently so.
And this kind of backs that up. You don't see Movies having a big preview Geekfest every year.
 

Span_Wolf

Member
Bokracroc said:
Apparently so.
And this kind of backs that up. You don't see Movies having a big preview Geekfest every year.
Videogame industry is second only to porn, then again what isn't..
 

Rouge2

Member
It's not exactly the death of E3, it's just most of the Major Game Makers won't be participating and E3 '06 costed more than any other E3 because of that fine Sony had to pay.
 

Span_Wolf

Member
Rouge2 said:
It's not exactly the death of E3, it's just most of the Major Game Makers won't be participating and E3 '06 costed more than any other E3 because of that fine Sony had to pay.
Fine?
 

Silver R. Wolfe

Wuffamute Extraordinaire!
RE:  E3 To be Cancelled.

Rouge2 said:
It's not exactly the death of E3, it's just most of the Major Game Makers won't be participating and E3 '06 costed more than any other E3 because of that fine Sony had to pay.

I don't think that would've contributed to the cost of E3 overall. What fine do you mean anyway?

And no, I believe that major developers will continue to go to E3 because they will be able to get more done in the more intimate setting. It's also alot better for smaller third party developers who are trying to make it big, less money for them to get there and more time to talk about their stuff and show it off.
 

Jenico_Kenesai

New Member
Span_Wolf said:
Rouge2 said:
It's not exactly the death of E3, it's just most of the Major Game Makers won't be participating and E3 '06 costed more than any other E3 because of that fine Sony had to pay.
Fine?
Sony tried to copyright the whole "vibrating controller" idea so none of the other consoles could have them. and well, the guy that made it got pissed off more than hell and sued like crazy.
 

Pinkuh

Member
Rouge2 said:
Nintendo was the first to pull out.

Proof?

Concidering that sony practicaly owns E3 I would say they were the first to pull out. I don't have proof of this, but on the record, I did go to this years E3, and people were seriously less intrested in Sony's product by the end of E3 then they were at the start.
 

Silver R. Wolfe

Wuffamute Extraordinaire!
Pinkuh said:
Rouge2 said:
Nintendo was the first to pull out.

Proof?

Concidering that sony practicaly owns E3 I would say they were the first to pull out. I don't have proof of this, but on the record, I did go to this years E3, and people were seriously less intrested in Sony's product by the end of E3 then they were at the start.

I wouldn't say that anyone 'pulled out'. The committee in charge of E3, to my knowledge, wanted to change it and make it more private.
 

Silver R. Wolfe

Wuffamute Extraordinaire!
Pinkuh said:
the Committee incharge of E3 = Under sony's pay

Either way though, they're still having E3 so that doesn't mean they pulled out.

It's just become something new, to better reflect the needs of the industry. E3 grew into a collosal geekfest, more about wowing the audience at hand than really focusing on the electronics and software in development. Instead of saying they pulled out, which they didn't since this event is still very alive and they're still very involved, they decided to evolve the expo into something that could truly be more beneficial.
 

Span_Wolf

Member
Jenico_Kenesai said:
Span_Wolf said:
Rouge2 said:
It's not exactly the death of E3, it's just most of the Major Game Makers won't be participating and E3 '06 costed more than any other E3 because of that fine Sony had to pay.
Fine?
Sony tried to copyright the whole "vibrating controller" idea so none of the other consoles could have them. and well, the guy that made it got pissed off more than hell and sued like crazy.
That wasn't a fine, that was a 280 million dollar lawsuit.
Rouge2 said:
A fine because they were too loud.

Does anybody know what Nintendo announced about E3?
Oh I had not heard that, though I do remember they tried to fine NCsoft for being too loud because Sega taddled on them. The president of NCsoft came on stage and held out his wallet challenging them to take the money from him.
 

Silver R. Wolfe

Wuffamute Extraordinaire!
Span_Wolf said:
Oh I had not heard that, though I do remember they tried to fine NCsoft for being too loud because Sega taddled on them. The president of NCsoft came on stage and held out his wallet challenging them to take the money from him.

And it's things like that which caused E3 to get out of hand.
 

Span_Wolf

Member
silverwolfe said:
Span_Wolf said:
Oh I had not heard that, though I do remember they tried to fine NCsoft for being too loud because Sega taddled on them. The president of NCsoft came on stage and held out his wallet challenging them to take the money from him.

And it's things like that which caused E3 to get out of hand.
NCsoft had inward facing speaker systems as well as decibel meters to make sure that didn't happen.
 

Bokracroc

Bokra, come out to pla-ay
I still see as more of a growing up thing for Gaming.
 

Pinkuh

Member
NC softs dancers I thought were girls at first... long haired men confusing me into thinking they were girls @_@

That and they were dancing with those hoolahoops... crazy crazy
 

Hyenaworks

Oh Derpy! That's not a letter
Span_Wolf said:
Not quite..

Entertainment Software Association Announces Evolution of E3Expo for 2007
Monday July 31, 1:46 pm ET

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.

As a regular attende I can undestand and as a journalist I can apreciate the sentiment behind this. The show had been turning progressively more into a circus instead of a place where I got work done. While I liked the crazy atmosphere I think I'll enjoy a smaller intimate expo as well.

Catch...

E3 will become far more expensive to attend and attendance will be limited to "important" members, business partners and large media outlets, especially if they drastically cut down on the demo aspect of the expo.
 
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