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GO3 Electronic Entertainment Expo To Replace E3?

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 7 years ago | from the many-will-try-to-fill-the-void dept.

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dowlingw writes "With the recent announcement that E3 has been downsized, a similar high-profile event, GO3 Electronic Entertainment Expo 2007 is being held in Perth, Western Australia and promises to showcase products and services from vendors worldwide, especially those in the South-East Asia region. It also looks like everyone might get a similar event closer to home."

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61 comments

prist fost (-1, Offtopic)

acxr is wasted (653126) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943346)

frizzy pizzy mah nizzy!

Uh, Linux? (2, Informative)

rofl copter (920073) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943356)

Well, they have no Linux support on the site. "Alternate HTML content should be placed here.This content requires the Macromedia Flash Player.Get Flash" By "Get Flash" do they mean "Get Flash 8"? Impossible!

Re:Uh, Linux? (5, Funny)

decadre (980513) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943365)

Heh, I just found it a little amusing that your post mentions one of the sore points about using Linux, but then your sig talks about the ease of Linux...

Not being a troll, I run Ubuntu on this machine and I love it, just amused

Re:Uh, Linux? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15943408)

Oh, come on. Who needs Electronic Entertainment when you have Linux? You can play all the great Linux games, like "Package dependency resolver with multiple repositories" and "Find which of the 700 half-finished applications has enough documentation to be usable"!

Re:Uh, Linux? (1)

ATMD (986401) | more than 7 years ago | (#15945685)

...until you get spoilsports like me who run Gentoo xD

Re:Uh, Linux? (1)

Faylone (880739) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943420)

Ugh, consider yourself lucky. Without flash, you were spared the horrible interface. That said, I saw nothing about the important thing, will there be booth babes???

Re:Uh, Linux? (1)

Drooling Iguana (61479) | more than 7 years ago | (#15944396)

Both Flash 8 and the Windows version of Firefox work in Wine. I just use that when I'm trying to load a Flash site that doesn't work in the Linux version.

Why the name... (1)

Punboy (737239) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943371)

Why the name Go3? Why Go? Why 3?

Re:Why the name... (1)

Punboy (737239) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943389)

Ok, to clerify why I said "Why 3?", why the 3 after Go? Shouldn't it be GoE3? Or something?

and seriously, why Go?!

Re:Why the name... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15943452)

Game On 3

Re:Why the name... (1)

OneoFamillion (968420) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943821)

Because they wanted something that sounds like "goat tree"?
No?
Well NOW I'm stumped.

Re:Why the name... (1)

Belial6 (794905) | more than 7 years ago | (#15944939)

Don't you mean 'goatse'?

Re:Why the name... (1)

kfg (145172) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943460)

Why the name Go3? Why Go? Why 3?

Because Gomoku and Pente were both taken, so three shall be the number thou shalt count. Five is right out.

KFG

Re:Why the name... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15943777)

because three is the magic number

Complete Ignorance Of The Game Biz (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15943377)

Perth, Western Australia???

E3 has always been and will always be the primary North American event for publishers,developers,and distributors to meet and sign deals. The vast, vast, vast majority of game developers in NA are in LA and SF/San Jose.

There is no fucking way all of us are getting on planes and flying all the way to fucking Perth or anywhere else just because we as a industry have decided to stop wasting money on booth babes and large displays for the benefit of a few thousand game fans who managed to land themselves tickets for E3.

Back in the mid to late 1990s before everyone was on the Web, E3's displays were a rare opportunity to see what everyone was doing. Now, it is a wasteful and needless expense. Fanboys can just watch previews on the Web for upcoming games and visit their local strip clubs for their 'babe' needs.

Re:Complete Ignorance Of The Game Biz (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15943411)

Then, naturally, the next question is... what indeed would the point of /another/ gamming expo, namely this G03, be?

Re:Complete Ignorance Of The Game Biz (1)

Korin43 (881732) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943421)

Considering how many people are willing to get on a plane for E3..

Re:Complete Ignorance Of The Game Biz (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15946031)

What with all the snakes.

Re:Complete Ignorance Of The Game Biz (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15947387)

Yeah, but all the way to dear ol' Perf?

Seriously, it's a place where people end up stuck because they can't afford the airfares out (happened to my parents back in the '70s.)

Thoroughly lovely to live here (low crime, low pollution, best damn beaches in the world), but the place is dead, and the convention center is a hole.

Also, seriously, five hours by plane from anywhere of note, and more than fifteen hours from the US and europe. I somehow don't think I'm gonna be seeing huge milling crowds.

who thinks up these things? (5, Insightful)

kirk__243 (967535) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943387)

What a great idea - hold your global event in the most isolated city in the world.

Re:who thinks up these things? (2, Informative)

Krolley (65102) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943444)

Who thinks up these things? Politicians, ofcourse. I live in Perth, and lately there has been a flap in the news that the massive convention centre that was built at taxpayers expense (on the beautiful perth foreshore, too) was a big waste of money because no one was using it. I think the state government is making a hard push in the southeast asian region for companies to attend at the GO3 Expo. The GO3 website says Perth is a gateway to Asia and Europe. Europe no way, but definitely Asia. From Perth, it is quicker to fly into Indonesia than fly to Sydney. So maybe it won't be too bad.

Re:who thinks up these things? (1)

nachmore (922129) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943482)

the most isolated *capital* :)

It's just a bit of fun - and since it's in Australia most people will have to fly in (as opposed to driving), so the extra couple of hours is no big deal...

Re:who thinks up these things? (1)

ATMD (986401) | more than 7 years ago | (#15945692)

The capital of Australia is Canberra.

Re:who thinks up these things? (1)

frostw (739485) | more than 7 years ago | (#15945792)

Perth is the state capital (of Western Australia)

Re:who thinks up these things? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15952966)

I live 10 minutes from the venue, so its all good from where I'm sitting :)

Re:who thinks up these things? (1)

mjwx (966435) | more than 7 years ago | (#15954064)

We are the most isolated western city in the world.

Perth ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15943391)

Perth is at the middle of nowhere, even from other major cities of Australia and they expect to pull a global audience ?

perth (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15943403)

Perth is so the best city to hold this event. its all location, location, location....
now if only i could find it

VLAD FARTED (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15943413)

William Scott Lockwood III, also known as "Vladinator" here on Slashdot, basically has the worst farts in the world. If he's in an enclosed room and lets one rip, then you can actually see plants wilting, wallpaper fall off the walls, pets die, etc. He's basically the whole reason why our society still has a death penalty. Also, he defecates his pants routinely. And when he does, he starts talking in this stupid fake Scottish accent and says "Blimey! Looks like I done pooped me britches!"

So in summary, if you're reading this, die in a fire, Vlad.

Perth? At last! (4, Informative)

nachmore (922129) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943414)

Wow! It's about time something like this came to Perth [wa.gov.au] - Perth [google.com] is an amazing venue which will be able to cater for both the convention side of things and the nightlife side of things. Exhibitions that are always held in large(r) cities can get boring - doesn't matter if you're in Sydney, New York or some other large city it's all basically the same.

It's refreshing to see that some companies want to change things a little bit and get out to less know cities that have heaps of personality and heaps to offer the professional and casual gamer who through it's gates...

I know that (as soon as I can see the site - because it's not Linux compat.) I'm going to be one of the first queing up for tickets to this event!

Re:Perth? At last! (1)

nachmore (922129) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943429)

err who *walk* through it's gates...

Re:Perth? At last! (1)

lumpsta (996597) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943472)

I see Nvidia doesnt think its a Bad place to hold this event...I see the have taken out the naming rights to he conference... & they have IGDA support & The Australian Federal Government...Austrade...so.....they must be onto something... & They are having Booth Babes I heard.... I've also heard that each year it might move from state to state....SO dont winge too much in the east.....or, you can alwasy pop over to boring LA & see a small E3...in a town where all the bars shut at 2am...yawn.... All of Australia should get behind this GO3...... GO3 (Game On)...the 3 stands for the 3 E's Electronic Entertainment Expo....

Not like E3 (5, Informative)

miaDWZ (820679) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943451)

E3 is for game developers and the media to mix - this GO3 thing is not. By the simple fact that it has "Family" and "Kids" admission prices on their site means that it's not the serious hardcore thing E3 is/was.

Hell, E3 didn't even let people under the age of 18 to attend anyway.

Uhhhh....right.... (3, Insightful)

badboy_tw2002 (524611) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943453)

Nothing is going to "replace" E3. The whole point is that the event was too expensive for publishers for not enough return. Why have an even where everyone shows up and you have to pay millions of dollars for when you can bring ALL the gamer journalists, retail purchasing agents, etc (i.e. the people who MATTER, not gamestop employees) - you can fly them all in, wine and dine, etc etc. for less cost than a public booth at E3. For a few days they're YOURS. No competing with the most sound from the competitors booth. No need for booth babes (hell, you could hire an army of stippers for the same purpose). Now that everyone has agreed E3 sucks, why go back to the old model? Fans will have to look elsewhere - the general open expo is gone for good. Sorry.

Re:Uhhhh....right.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15943614)

Mod parent up - 100% correct.

E3 didn't close because of the people holding the convention - It closed because of will of the paying exhibitors.

Re:Uhhhh....right.... (1)

faffod (905810) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943974)

Or put another way... Why is every single game convention going to be "The Next E3!". If E3 was downsized because Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, EA, Ubisoft and the other major players weren't getting a good return on investment then no one is going to attract them with a "We'll be bigger than E3" show. If the aforementioned industry heavy hitters want a big E3 show then TNE3! will be [drum roll] E3. It seems that magazines have the most to lose and are trying to appeal to the fans to try and resurrect E3. Unfortunately they do not generate the increase in revenue that is needed to offset the expense of exhibiting at E3 (at least we're being told that is why E3 is no longer keeping it's format). In order for them to get E3 to return to its former glory size, they will need to provide a financial incentive to the publishers. Given their already extensive coverage, I don't think that they can increase their marketing penetration by any significant amount. As for the average fan, they bring zero dollars to the bargaining table, so no amount of whining or pleading will change things. (Yes, you buy games, but you do that anyway, you don't bring money to TNE3! bargaining table.) Whishing for TNE3! may be fun, but until someone who wants a return to the over the top style show provides a financial reason to the publishers to spend the money, no amount of "news" articles about TNE3! will change the fact that E3 will not be as big as it used to.

Perth (4, Interesting)

darkitecture (627408) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943471)

What a lot of people might not be immediately aware of is the political motivation for any convention/exhibition being held in Perth.

The Perth Convention Exhibition Centre [perthcentre.com.au] is a tomb. It was a taxpayer's nightmare. It was expensive, took god damn ages to build and ultimately became an eyesore because of the banal 'generic block of buildings' design [google.com] that was chosen. It was an attempt to attract more conventions and exhibitions in Perth but these days remains mostly dormant and unused. Not to mention that when it IS used, entrance fees are ludicrously expensive (in a vain attempt to offset the cost) and still feels obtrusive and unwelcoming.

If it actually ends up happening, don't expect the "GO3 Electronic Entertainment Expo" to be anything more than horrible. You'll end up paying extortionary prices for parking only to find maybe a hundred booths with no groundbreaking visions into the future of their product line, but instead a couple of racks full of computer hardware you could get already buy off the shelf for a cheaper price at your local computer store and games that've been released months ago.

This is just another disappointing 'expo' that serves no purpose to the consumer. It's a futile attempt to justify the construction of the centre which has spent more days empty and sucking taxpayer's money than anything else.

Re:Perth (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15943478)

This has nothing to do with the west australian government...

Re:Perth (1)

darkitecture (627408) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943491)

This has nothing to do with the west australian government...

How do you figure? You don't think the WA govenment would benefit from the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre not looking like a fucking graveyard for a weekend? You don't think they'd love to have an international expo to rake in an arbitrary amount of tourism dollars? Hell, you don't think they benefit even from the rumor of such an event happening there? They had to resort to hosting the Sexpo there, for God's sakes! For anyone who might not know, the Sexpo is a cheap and nasty 'adult entertainment industry' expo, which may sound great in countries like Hungary and the Czech Republic, but simply amounts to rows and rows of dildos and condoms for sale in Australia.

Re:Perth (0, Troll)

lumpsta (996597) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943508)

Your so unimformed...The Perth Convention centre is heavily booked...I suggest you check your facts instead of only using media as your only source of information. it is booked most weekends GO3 is happening...it is for Developers, export ers, (to Asia) 7 then 2 days ope to the public...so open your fkn mind....Oh...Ive read your site...how can I ask you t open your mind, after seeing who you are

Re:Perth (1)

darkitecture (627408) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943605)

Your so unimformed...The Perth Convention centre is heavily booked...I suggest you check your facts instead of only using media as your only source of information. it is booked most weekends GO3 is happening...it is for Developers, export ers, (to Asia) 7 then 2 days ope to the public...so open your fkn mind....Oh...Ive read your site...how can I ask you t open your mind, after seeing who you are

I don't have a website. I honestly have no idea what site you're talking about. Unless you're talking about my slashdot user page, which has no journal or anything other than a list of my previous Slashdot posts? What fucking site are you talking about? Who knows. You could just be banging keys together and coming up with these semi-coherent sentences. I'm probably just fueling your flamebait by replying to someone who can't tell the difference between "your" and "you're", can't string together a proper sentence without overusing the ellipsis and can't place a full stop in when necessary.

And I never claimed the PCEC didn't have bookings. But comparatively speaking, the attempt to stimulate tourism has been a failure. Successful convention centres around the world require the halls to be full most days of the year, not just 'most weekends' and occasional one-day, one-hall 'exhibitions'. Check out Makuhari Messe [m-messe.co.jp] to get an idea of what I'm talking about. Sure, MM operates to accommodate conventions for a vastly larger city, but they're also competing with a dozen other centres, not to mention that they're 45 minutes by train away from the city centre, unlike the PCEC which has no real rival (okay, MAYBE Burswood) and is about 5 minutes walk. Regardless, there's no point in arguing something as subjective as this. Rather, I'll just point out that the PCEC has been operating at a loss. It has not posted a profitable fiscal quarter since it opened. Now I'm not criticizing them for operating in the red - they've only been going for a couple years. I'm saying that even with them being, as you said "booked most weekends", they're losing money. In fact, go to their 'Coming Events' page and you'll see a vast majority of their bookings only take up a small minority of the halls available (read "one") and are specific business meetings (which means they're just private meetings for companies that want a bigger space than their own boardroom, eg Bankwest IT Meeting - 23rd August 2006)) or a private function which again is not open to the public (eg Lyppard Veterinary Industry Ball 2006 - 19th August 2006, Civil Contractors Luncheon - 1st September 2006). I don't know about you, but when a heap of politicians were fighting tooth and nail to get the damn thing built and the centre can't even attract enough business to turn a profit for a single quarter, I wouldn't expect anything less than bookings, 'provisional bookings' and rumor/innuendo of every crappy 'international' convention they could get their hands on in a vain attempt at justification. Anyone who thinks this is going to be some sort of E3 replacement in any way, be it in scale, popularity or innovation is delusional.

Re:Perth (1)

Morsleyg (996653) | more than 7 years ago | (#15944613)

Isn't a convention of this type designed to attract tourism to our city? In fact, the Convention Centre is probably best suited to a trade show of this type, considering the multiple showrooms, presentation rooms, and seated theatre. I'm looking forward to seeing what companies come down here, as the site only lists nVidia at this point, but I'm hoping a few more big names in the hardware and software arenas come down too.

Re:Perth (2, Funny)

kfg (145172) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943485)

. . .sucking taxpayer's money . . .

Not just a bit kinky, but extremely unhygenic.

KFG

Re:Perth (1)

lumpsta (996597) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943487)

I have never heard such ridiculous comments, unfounded, & boardering on childish.... Perhaps you are a comunist, who hates people comming up with great ideas.... GO3 is an expo & conference....it is run in conjunction with The IGDA they are bringing some great speakers over...so instead of sitting here bagging them...get behind it, tell them what you would like to see..... GO3....great work guys....we will all come

Re:Perth (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15944132)

great...how about spending less time gaming...and more time reading a book...that way you will be able to write coherent sentences...and i really think it would improve your outlook...by the way i think that the perth convention center is a disaster too...and no one is going to come to friggin perth for a convention...much less one in the high tech field....

Re:Perth (1)

fostware (551290) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943584)

As a taxpayer, I *want* stuff happening at the Perth Convention Centre...

It hasn't been all doom and gloom, but it'll be good to have something local.

Advertising locally would have been a good idea too :P

I live near LA. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15943531)

I live near LA asshole so Australia is not "closer to home". E3 was close to home, but I could never go because I don't have the fucking hookups like you assholes. I finally make some connections and what happens? E3 dies. Fuck you. I hate all you industry ass kissers. All you do is hype up the next big project from the publishers. Do something useful. Make a game.

move along (1)

bennini (800479) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943622)

"With the recent announcement that E3 has been downsized, a similar high-profile event, ${LACK_LUSTER_NAME} + ${NUMERICAL_POSTFIX} is being held in ${CITY}, ${COUNTRY} and promises to showcase products and services from vendors worldwide, especially those in the ${REGION} region.

like saying "iPod Killer" (2, Insightful)

Zantetsuken (935350) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943680)

not that I really pay the worlds most attention to E3, but for what I can say about it - this article might as well be another cliche ad/article with "iPod Killer" in the title. in other words, I doubt much of anything could kill E3...

The Battle for East Asia (2, Interesting)

blueZhift (652272) | more than 7 years ago | (#15943758)

It looks like a battle is brewing in East Asia to host the next big electronic entertainment show. This would have happened anyway, but with the downsizing of E3, the stakes are now higher. Recently there was a show proposal that would be hosted in South Korea and I wouldn't be too surprised to see a Chinese proposal in the near future.

Right now Perth may have a couple of advantages, one it's in an English speaking territory so it can potentially draw interest from North America. And two, it doesn't carry the political baggage that Korean, Chinese, and Japanese sites might due to the history of the relations of those nations. And for a city the size of Perth (1.3 million it says on the site), having a successful show like this once or twice a year may add enough to the local economy to make it worthwhile. Not only that, a good GO3 could attract other shows from across Australia to Perth.

While some serious business could be done at such a show, I think it is pretty clear that they're after the hordes of consumers who will come for the hype, glitz, and a chance to play some new games. I wouldn't expect too many consumers to take a trip from the Americas to Perth for this show, but you can bet that visitors from Asia might make the trip along with Australians of course.

Re:The Battle for East Asia (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15947307)

Perths population may be small but an event like this "once or twice a year" won't make an impact on the economy. Western Australia has more natural resources than most large nations, and as such the economy is significantly larger than the population would otherwise indicate.

E3 replacement in Australia? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15944054)

Unlikely, as it is geographically poorly located wrt most development houses & press.

On the other, I've also heard GenCon put forward as a replacement. GenCon in the past has had many games from small and independent game developers showcased at the show, and I have recently heard of several other game developers with plans to attend upcoming GenCon shows. Unfortunately they are still the small players(i.e. nothing new here with this) but time will tell...

Could also be that some of the shows held in Germany will also be more likely to see developers showing off their new wares as there are a significant number of development houses now in Europe and former Soviet bloc countries, even though they are, mostly, struggling... (i.e. some of the game premises aren't bad, but the execution usually leaves alot to be desired, esp. wrt polish... IMNHO the best examples so far being the X series, Gothic series, Operation Flashpoint, and Sacred... I suppose that Fable should also be mentioned, but... Witcher is looking good, but we WILL be VERY dated by the time it's released(Poland, using the old NWN engine...)) Another problem is that none of these games have been all that great sellers, esp. for the German & English games where development costs are much higher...)

PAX (1)

im_thatoneguy (819432) | more than 7 years ago | (#15944868)

What's going to replace E3 is PAX for all those companies that still want to exhibit what they're working on in a convention style environment.

The only way a number of smaller companies can get attention from the press is if the ravenous gamer crowd is *looking* for any new piece of information. EA can get the attention of the masses any time they want. Smaller studios need a gimmick to get gamers to look for them even if its on accident. PAX will and already is filling this role. With such a significant amount of game development happening in either LA or Seattle not Australia, I see the Penny Arcade Expo quickly swelling dramatically in size next year to epic proportions. They're already filling the Seattle Convention Center this year.

Re:PAX (1)

mwvdlee (775178) | more than 7 years ago | (#15947575)

Actually, Penny Arcade has explicitely stated they do not wish to turn PAX into anything E3-like.

Do we still need such events? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15945086)

We're in the Internet age, the whole thing could be done in a smarter way....

The germans are taking over (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15946285)

Not long ago, the trade was dominated by the three great US shows: Comdex, CES and E3. Comdex has gone, E3 is being downsized and CES has already got too big to handle.

It seems Leipzig Games Convention http://www.gc-germany.de// [gc-germany.de] will take over as the big western event. This year event takes place from August 23 to August 27 and alle the big players (MS, Sony, Nintendo, EA etc.) will be present. They expect over 150,000 visitors this year and a lot more next year.

This is certainly not an expo without history. The Leipzig Trade Fair has been going since Otto the Rich founded it in 1190...

Realistic expectations and simpler solutions (1)

dgg3565 (963614) | more than 7 years ago | (#15947148)

This has the potential to become a big regional expo, but the global exposure seems limited. After E3, the other big gaming-related get-togethers are the GDC and SIGGRAPH. SIGGRAPH wouldn't work, as that is almost purely about the nuts and bolts of emerging graphics and that involves the movie industry as well. GDC is totally game-centric and a bit less propellerhead, which is good for the mainstream press. It seems to me that it would make sense to tack on a few extra days to GDC where it could opened to the press and the publishers and developers could do their big announcments in less expensive surroundings without the general public stomping around. With out the glitz, you would have to court the mainstream press more actively, but GDC is also the perfect venue to play the "games as art" card and have hoity toity types like Slate or the stuffed shirts over at the Grey Lady pay attention.

Re:Realistic expectations and simpler solutions (1)

lumpsta (996597) | more than 7 years ago | (#15956702)

Prppellerhead...hoity toity....sheesh...dribble on...what a nocker...why dont you praise a good AUSTRALIAN IDEA...when it presents its self GO3 is a great Idea, cut the political crap...lets move this from state to stae Anually....it's all good for Australia...GAME ON...AUSTRALIA..:)

Quakecon FTW! (1)

Radien (597139) | more than 7 years ago | (#15948347)

The obvious answer to the "What event will replace E3?" question is Quakecon.

1)It already has a huge following.
2)It is in the US.
3)There have been E3 sized displays at the convention for years now.
4)There seems to have been some word from ID software that they are willing to let more companies throw up displays in the future: http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?option=com_conte nt&task=view&id=3596&Itemid=2 [next-gen.biz]

Egocentric much? (1)

kinglink (195330) | more than 7 years ago | (#15955173)

Why is it all the comments talk about how hard it is for them to get there.

First off this topic's title is all wrong. They arn't replacing E3, they are creating a e3 style event in Australia for the korean and asian gaming community. This is a community that puts americans to shame.

Second off Quake Con, PAX, and TGS can NOT replace E3, they aren't the same event. E3 was an industry only event that fans corrupted by forcing their way in. That's the reason it fell, because the show started to cater to those people who didn't have a reason to be there. The news media basically had to fight with kids. Sure IGN got back room views, however the local news medias and the independant games got ignored more and more in recent years.

Third E3 is going to remain E3. It's just going to be invitation only, like it always should be. The only group that appears to be considering a true successor is the CEA which runs CES. Everyone else is trying to make a fan based show, that's the complete opposite of what the original idea is. And we have tons of public trade shows already.

Fourth all of you who read this and say "I gotta get invited to that" or "I gotta go to that" Thank you for being that person who helped ruined E3. The simple fact is that E3 was hurt because people like you, who didn't belong forced their way into the show, ran around and made everyone's life hard. That's why it's been basically kaiboshed. Next time you're lamenting the fact you can never go to E3, just remind yourself you should never have tried in the first place. This includes the fake news media (thanks for your website that's only up when they are checking it and has no real info), the fan, or the store clerk who really did nothing but go play games, as well as the guys who are "making the game" by which I mean have started a 100 line code product and write approximately 1 line of code a millenia.

If you actually do work in the industry, you know well enough what I'm talking about so you'd disregard this anyways.

Replacing E3? (1)

VGPowerlord (621254) | more than 7 years ago | (#15960354)

As far as I can tell, the 3 rules of real estate also apply to conventions.

Those rules? Location, location, location.

Game Companies have a few markets that they really care about. Those markets appear to be Japan, North America, and Europe.

E3 is North America's big show. The Tokyo Game Show is Japan's big show, although Nintendo holds its own Space World Expo every year. I am unfamiliar with any such show for Europe. I would not doubt if one exists, though.

The idea of replacing E3 with a show in Australia is simply ludicrous, because the Australia game market simply isn't large enough to support it.
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