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E3 Will 'Officially' Open To The Public this Year (engadget.com) 32

E3 has traditionally been a media-only event -- at least in theory. But starting in 2017, you won't even need a WordPress account to get access to the latest and greatest in gaming. From a report: The Entertainment Software Association, which organizes the event, announced on Wednesday that it is reserving 15,000 tickets for the general public to attend the show. Each pass will cost $250 ($150 if you buy it before next Monday, February 13th) but they'll grant you access to the show floor, panel discussions and other stuff from Tuesday to Thursday of E3. The event organizers are also offering a new class of business passes. Aimed at lawyers, analysts and other stuffed shirt types, these passes will get you into the business lounge and grant priority access to the convention center.

E3 Will 'Officially' Open To The Public this Year

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  • by Opportunist ( 166417 ) on Wednesday February 08, 2017 @04:00PM (#53828693)

    You open the stable long after the horse has found greener pastures.

    • by zlives ( 2009072 )

      EA wants you

      • by zlives ( 2009072 )

        i guess i should say me instead as i would stilllike to go and see so a link to the ticket info would have been nice.

    • You open the stable long after the horse has found greener pastures.

      I see exactly the point you're making, but that's still a mixed metaphor that makes progressively less sense the more you think about it. (^_^)

      • I actually found it very witty, sorry to be so cocky. The horses have run away and you're now opening the barn hoping they come back, but they have long found something better.

        And yes, I know that the original metaphor requires you to shut the door after the horse ran away instead of opening it. But that part of the metaphor didn't make sense, if anything, you would have to OPEN the door when you notice that the horse is gone and hope that the horse comes back home.

        • The horses have run away and you're now opening the barn hoping they come back, but they have long found something better.

          If they've found greener pastures, that implies that they were out to pasture in the first place, i.e. not in the stable or barn. But... yeah, I knew what you meant.

          I actually found it very witty, sorry to be so cocky.

          Your original comment came over as sort of funny, albeit not quite as clever as it was obviously meant to be.

          However, if you want to be self-congratulatory, it helps not to undermine things completely...

          And yes, I know that the original metaphor requires you to shut the door after the horse ran away instead of opening it. But that part of the metaphor didn't make sense if anything, you would have to OPEN the door when you notice that the horse is gone and hope that the horse comes back home.

          That's because you've entirely missed the point of the original metaphor!

          Keeping the stable door shut (to stop the horse escaping) represe

  • by Anonymous Coward

    But i'm guessing they are far more interested in the corporate jolly set then they are in joe public attending. Those hospitality packages can be eyewateringly expensive, and there are plenty of 30-somethings with an expenses account and a really good excuse.

  • E3 is dead though (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 08, 2017 @04:12PM (#53828759)

    A lot of companies don't bother going, and the big ones that do will show off only a few things, if that.

    This is a cash grab and a way to make E3 feel popular again.

    • by tlhIngan ( 30335 )

      Or it's more of a reaction to Trump's travel ban. They anticipate lower attendance because lots of people can't attend, but since these events are booked a minimum of a year in advance (sometimes two years or more in advance), they are stuck - even if they wanted to hold it in a more accommodating place (like say, Canada), they need to book it way in advance and it's too late for 2017. So do this and hope maybe you can find extra people while they figure out where to go next year.

      Even if the ban is revoked,

  • As a game developer I've been to E3. Complete waste of time for John Q Public aside from ePenis bragging rights.

    The whole event is designed to be a glorified advertising event -- it was never intended for the public.

    Save your money and spend it on buying the game(s) you are interested instead, AFTER reading Steam or Meta-critic reviews.

  • ..will there be booth babes?

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