I returned to the E3 convention after a 3-year hiatus this Wednesday and walked away 9 hours later really glad that I went. For those that don’t know E3 stands for ‘The Electronic Entertainment Expo’ and is the yearly showcase for the video game industry. It was the first day that the exhibit floor would be open. Thousands of geeks, sales and marketing dicks, and press were clamoring to be the first ones in. Once the doors opened I made my way to the Nintendo area, not really having to walk but more like letting the crowd move me to my destination. There were more than enough stations available for me to tryout all their featured games. The thing I was most impressed with was the connectivity games with the Game Cube and Game Boy Advanced featuring Zelda and Pac Man themes. A lot of fun for 4 players!
The day was filled with exploring all the different games by the major and some minor game companies. The show was highlighted by a profusely of PR babes in short skirts showing the geeks all the nuances of their featured game. It was all FUN and a great homecoming for me after walking away from the game industry some years ago. I think I’ll do it again next year!