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GameOn New York Consumer Show To Debut In November

simoniker posted more than 10 years ago | from the woody-allen-also-on-advisory-board dept.

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shadowcabbit writes "From November 12-14, 2004, Madison Square Garden will play host to GameOn NY, a new consumer version of the E3 or CES trade expo. The primary draw to GameOn NY will be that it is open to the public; to facilitate this, the event will have sponsored tournaments and LAN areas. A BusinessWire story provides some interesting information about the show's steering committee, which just happens to include Bernie Stolar (formerly of Sega) and Paul Eibeler (formerly of Acclaim)."

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FO' REALS! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8665286)


Twice the hype per year. (1)

Incoherent07 (695470) | more than 10 years ago | (#8665349)

Hm... E3 in May, GameOn in November... so game publishers can hype their latest acquisitions twice a year instead of once.

Now, whether that's really a good idea... unsure.

Re:Twice the hype per year. (1)

NedR (701006) | more than 10 years ago | (#8665851)

Actually, it may very well be a pretty good idea, at least until the people behind E3 finally cave and allow a day where the expo is open to the public.

It's not really closed to the public that tries (2, Informative)

Kingfox (149377) | more than 10 years ago | (#8668100)

Getting into E3 is not the hardest feat in the world. Get a domain, have your friends do a few reviews, and you can BS your way into getting tickets.

I'm friends with some people who work at a retail videogame store that manage to get in year after year with just that trick. An ex of mine's older sister's college friend works for Infogrames/Atari, and has offered me tickets year after year. Some guy I used to play on a MOO with's done the same.

If your networking skills or social engineering skills are at least half-way decent, you can figure a way in. It's not like sneaking into the Oscars or Grammys.

Finally... (3, Funny)

TechnoPops (590791) | more than 10 years ago | (#8665357)

My dream of seeing booth babes without having to pay for a costly trip to the West coast can be fulfilled.

Re:Finally... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8676807)

Let's hope they get some of NY's finest shemales to work a few booths!

Linux is shit! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8665377)

In November, the servers for two Linux projects--Debian and Gentoo--were compromised. Earlier the same month, an attacker managed to gain access to a server that mirrored the latest version of the code for the Linux kernel. And in March and December, separate attacks on servers hosting software under development by the GNU Project, the source of much of the free software used by Linux, successfully breached those systems.

steering commitee (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8665489)

Anyone else notice the headliners of the steering committee worked for companies that are now mere shadows of their former selves?

"drove the introduction of the Sega Dreamcast(TM) in 1999"
OK, I am highlighting the bad, as Sony seems to have done quite well for itself.

MSG? (1)

bjb (3050) | more than 10 years ago | (#8666249)

Madison Square Garden? OK, maybe if this proves to be successful, they can move it to Javits Center next year.

Always wanted to go to one of these shows, but never had the motivation to go to Las Vegas just for that.

How very Japanese (2, Informative)

JustJon (731538) | more than 10 years ago | (#8666342)

The Japanese have always had their trade shows open to the public like this, but it's cool to see American companies trying it out.

My question is what will they hype? Most of the holiday games will either already be out or in hype mode for holiday sales, so they'd be promoting that you can play games you can buy within a month. The months after the holiday season are empty, with only a trickle of games coming out. By the type the next round of games come out, it's E3 time already anyway.

Sweet! This Is Going To Totally PWN! (1)

mono_indy (203761) | more than 10 years ago | (#8669487)

I hope this thing is as good as the Philly Classic [] this year. That was a blast.

This new thing sounds like it could be as good as Philly Classic and E3 combined. How may of you are going? I will be there for sure!

Bernie Stolar (1)

qoa (704941) | more than 10 years ago | (#8673911)

BOOOO Bernie Stolar BOOOO Quite possibly the one person most repsonsible for Sega no longer making hardware, and the horrible Sega Saturn performance in America. By the time they borked that, Dreamcast was doomed to fail in most customers eyes. Probably offtopic.

Re:Bernie Stolar (1)

shadowcabbit (466253) | more than 10 years ago | (#8674496)

Yeah, that's why I mentioned it in the blurb. I left out the part about him being Evil Incarnate because, hey, /. has enough bias already. ^_^ (I had a rant on my site about it, too. </shameless plug>)

Re:Bernie Stolar (1)

qoa (704941) | more than 10 years ago | (#8675470)

He is one horrible business man. Without even being one myself I could tell those were stupid decisions, and at the time I was about 17.

Error: GameOn is already in use (2, Informative)

neonstz (79215) | more than 10 years ago | (#8674275)

Wouldn't it be a good idea to check if the name GameOn is already in use?

GameOn is a touring game exhibition [] in Europe. I visited it at the Barbican in London and at the National Museum of Scotland, and it's really great. AFAIK it get updated once in a while with the newest games (there were a couple of additions at the Scotland exhibition).

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