As everyone knows by now, the E3 expo — that bastion of consumerism, the light that shone for all our industry to see — as of last year was no more.
I bring this up merely because this is the week that, in yesteryear, it would be held.
Today we’d be huddled in conference rooms listening to live feeds from Microsoft, Nintendo or Sony’s press conferences. We’d be making our trips over to the convention center to pick up our passes, knowing that in the next few days we’d get to take off work and visit the carnival to end all carnivals.
So I just wanted to mention that I’ll miss it. Last year’s E3 was the best one for me so far — not because of any content at the show, but because I got to reconnect with so many of my former colleagues that I hadn’t seen in a while. That was my favorite thing about E3 — going out drinking with old friends or standing around discussing all the exciting news.
Ah well. Maybe this year I’ll hook up with people at PAX or Comicon that “E for All” thing.