E3 Announces E3 Coliseum

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Well folks, it’s about that time of year again… Now, if you’re on this site and reading this, then I shouldn’t have to break any of this down for you, but I will do it for the new folks in the back… For the past twenty-some-odd years, E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), which is produced by the ESA (Electronic Software Association), is an expo that annually occurs in Los Angeles, California.  Now you’re probably sitting there like, “Nerdy, that’s all cute and what not, but you’ve only given us an acronym.  What exactly is E3, why are people excited by it and why should we be excited by it?”  Don’t worry fam, I got you!

E3 is probably without a doubt, one of the biggest (if not the biggest) international events in regards to gaming, whether it be computer, mobile, or console and their related products.  Tens of thousands of fanboys, fangirls, dweebs, geeks, nerds, YouTubers, and media will swarm the LA Convention Center to try out the latest demos and get the most current information on upcoming games, consoles and peripheral equipment.  Companies such as: SEGA, Square Enix, Playstation, Microsoft, Capcom, Atlast and Nintendo, just to name a few, will be there to present the audience with projects that will be coming down the pipeline as well as interact with the audience and answer various questions.

What is making this year’s E3 something special is that while normally the only people that would typically be in attendance are from within the gaming industry, company representatives, game developers, influential YouTubers, Twitch streamers, media people and randoms with hook ups, this year tickets are going on sale to the general public!  This shakes things up a bit, because now instead of having to be reliant on the media to receive information and updates, the consumer (gamers) can now do this on a face to face interactive level.  Just remember that this won’t be a cheap experience for people that don’t already live in the greater Los Angeles area, though. If you can’t swing the ticket for airfare, lodging and food, etc., there will be plenty of livestreams of all of these events.

Now, in addition to having tickets go on sale to the general public, there will also be a new event called the E3 Coliseum.  The Coliseum will be a 2 day series of panels, interviews, behind the scenes info and demos in the same vein as other popular events such as PAX and the Playstation Experience.  This will give fans an alternative way of gathering information due to not having the media credentials for certain events.

E3 will be held from Tuesday, June 13th through Thursday, June 15th and E3 Coliseum will be held on the first two days (June 13th and 14th).  Seems like it’s going to be a grand old time, but honestly, I’m going to catch the livestreams/ whatever other people are posting on YouTube.  I’ll make it there eventually (on the strength of my credentials, of course).  What about y’all?  Anyone going?  Any extra info that you may have that I might have missed? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.

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