Forget The Lack Of Booth Babes; Next E3 May Be Missing Exhibitors

from the and-so-it-goes dept

Running a big conference ain't easy -- especially in the tech field. Even Comdex died eventually -- though it had clearly been on the decline well before the final towel was thrown (to Greece, apparently). However, it's still a bit surprising to potentially see a similar fate hit E3, the big video gaming conference held every spring. While there are conflicting reports concerning whether or not the show has simply been scaled back to bring it back to its roots, or if that's simply an attempt by the organizers to save face after all major exhibitors pulled out, it certainly sounds like some of the messy behind-the-scenes politics of conference culture is reaching the public. More details are supposed to be released later in the day Monday, but from what's been said, it appears to be a case where the various exhibitors teamed up to try to get a better deal out of the Entertainment Software Association, who perhaps thought they were bluffing -- leading the exhibitors to prove they were not. Of course, many people perhaps felt that E3 headed downhill after announcing its (mostly ignored) plans to ban "booth babes" at the last event.

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    MrPaladin, 31 Jul 2006 @ 4:29am

    E3, what is it good for, absolutly nothing...

    All that E3 is now is a hype machine that forces people to give us some information to meet the expos deadlines...

    removing that constraint will still yeild us the infor we need, just spread out over time, you no longer have to worry about your title not making the best of E3 or some other arbitrary goal... you can be best of right NOW when you release the information...

    Just like the media E3 is being ignored due to people getting their info from the internet... heck I even got my info about E3 from the internet too.... does anyone still actually go to E3?

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