Press the Buttons has the news that, thankfully, this year's E3 will attempt to return to the 'industry only' event
it was always intended to be. From the post: "The first day of the show is only for authorized media (meaning no more paid-by-the-hour GameStop clerks roaming the floor just for fun and taking up a journalist's valuable time in line for the next big thing) and, as Portico points out, there's now a more dignified dress code in place for the 'booth babes'."
I'm glad that PAX exists for everyone to attend, just as I'm glad there are events like E3 where game journos can do their thing. Update: 01/23 17:56 GMT
: Joystiq posits that these new guidelines may lead to censorship
for mature games. Update: 01/23 22:16 GMT
: Additional opinions on this are available from Gamers with Jobs
and Heroine Sheik
. There's an official response to discussion of this decision
from the E3 media relations team over at Gamecloud.