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E3 2009: Bigger? Better?

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Posted July 18, 2008 - By jmanalang

Let's face it, even though we have brought you a metric ton's worth of E3 2008 coverage this week, it's not the same show we have seen for the past decade. We've brought you hundreds of streaming videos, headlines and dozens of hands on demos, but don't deny that you don't miss the spectacles and all those previous E3 extravaganzas. And oh yes, the babes of multiple booths (Tecmo where art thou!?).

But we're not alone as executives and analysts have spoken out their opinion on this year's show. "I hate E3 like this," said EA CEO John Riccietiello. He added that if the ESA's convention continues on its current state that EA might just bail and hold their own private event. We know that E3 wouldn't be the same without the world's biggest third-party developer. Ubisoft President Laurent Detoc couldn't have said it any better: "The world used to come to E3. Now it's like a pipe-fitters show in the basement."

Damn, that's harsh! The Electronic Entertainment Expo is supposed to be presented as a AAA quality game, but now it's beginning to look like a great title that everyone will overlook. But as long as the show keeps pumping out great titles we all can look forward to, count us in. And for damn sure you can count on us bringing you all the details.

We could see some tweaking here and there, though, to bring a bit more glitz to the show, and we're conifdent that future years will get the show balance exactly right. How about you? What do you think about this year's E3?

SFChronicles: E3 2008 VIDEO GAME CONFERENCE: Event may try to recapture luster

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