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Friday, May 7, 2010

E3's around the corner!

"The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E3, is an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). It is used by many video game developers to show off their upcoming games and game-related hardware."

E3 Registration Up, Floor Space "Almost Gone"
ESA lauds what will be the "main event for the entertainment industry in 2010."

With E3 2010 quickly approaching, it looks like the available options to set up shop at E3 2010 are quickly receding -- the Entertainment Software Association has announced that available floor space at the LA Convention Center is almost gone as a result of strong attendee registration and exhibitor participation.

"With groundbreaking announcements expected from computer and videogame publishers and developers, this year's E3 Expo is going to be the main event for the entertainment industry in 2010," said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of the ESA. "Major retailers, investor analyst firms, and media from the United States and over 60 countries are already committed to attending."

In agreement with Gallagher is, somewhat randomly, EA CEO John Riccitiello, who also said in the announcement that he expects this year's E3 to be the "biggest and best ever." Perennial analyst Michael Pachter also expects big things from E3 2010, saying it'll be "the launching pad for hardware and software innovations that could change the industry for years" -- no doubt a reference to the big showing Microsoft has planned for Project Natal, as well as more info expected on Sony's Move motion controller and Nintendo's mystifying Vitality Sensor and Nintendo 3DS.

The full list of registered exhibitors is also now available at E3Expo.com, which currently comes to an impressive total of 245. It's all a far cry from the deliberately and drastically reduced E3 2007 in Santa Monica, which, ironically, was a result of complaints from exhibitors that attending the show was becoming unreasonably costly.

E3 2010 is taking place June 15-17.


Definitely looking forward to this and hopefully won't experience any trouble with the streaming services, Shall be covering E3 again this year like what I did the year before : http://www.duckalot.com/search/label/E3

My Predictions (Albeit abit hopeful) :

1) Playstation Move and Project Natal release dates
2) A release date for Grand Turismo 5 (After 4 years of waiting)
3) 3D-support for PS3 games
4) More details on 'leaked' Nintendo 3DS
5) Rock Band 3 announcement by Harmonix

6) New handheld console from Microsoft

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