Discussion in 'Chat' started by Darrt, Jul 31, 2006.
I just felt my heart die, shrivel up, and fall off onto my spleen. This is a sad day of mourning.
well it could be a good thing for game companies. A lot of companies make rushed products inorder to make an e3 deadline, as well it costs money to send employees there, money that could be better spent. Lets just wait and see.
I got this email form mmorpg.com as well, so i dontt hink this story is fake.
If it gets HJ to the market quicker; cancel it.
If a fraction of the $$ spent on a booth gets dispersed to a good HJ oriented site like this one; cancel it.
If the $$ normally spent will add another 10 or so HJ GM's; cancel it.
If it will will cause sites like this one to inheirit any and all new HJ information as result of a less expensive alternative to E3; cancel it.
If it gets HJ beta out faster; cancel it.
If it causes the HJ sneek priview movie to come here first; cancel it.
If it causes WatchMaker to even moreso want to slay the Oleofishe; well you know...
Heh, I never really found E3 attractive. Just wait a week to see full reports on everything there.
They never got rid of the girls, they just changed the rules so they couldn't wear excessively skimpy clothes. The rule was rarely enforced, but they did indeed kick out a few of the "booth babes" and fine the exhibitor.
Just as bad. :<
My personal opinion:
Seems like it was the big companies that are pulling their support for E3 and the reason might be because some of the larger companies have not had good showings there recently (im thinking MMO's only, I dont look at other stuff, so this could all be bunk). E3 has recently had alot of their awards going to smaller companies/games, while some of the more well know companies/games have not fared as well, gaining more negative press than they would like. I can see it not being really cost effective for them, shelling out huge amounts of money to have a upstart company get alot of possitive press while their products do not show so well. Kinda sucks, because you hear about alot of smaller, better games (like HJ) from E3, that you might otherwise never be aware of. They can keep pumping out clones, while not having to worry about "innovation" from that pesky upstart company getting in the way so much now. Bad day in the gaming biz.
Just the same as gettin rid of them lol. But im really hoping this is false do to a lot of gamers wait anxiously for the info that comes out of E3 so getting rid of it would be one less thing for us gamers to look forward too. And damn I don't care if the Large companies have to spend a lot of money they are already making a killing. Oh woes Microsoft had to spend a few million to give their fans(is there such a thing) something new and to look forward to.
Here's the official word on the whole situation:
I'm still trying to decide if thats a good or bad thing.
You know. If that pans out to be the actual reason then thats great. It means that the smaller companies see the need for something different. which is what it seems a great many are hankering for. Trumped I say!
I don't see it as a bad day. It really doesn't matter to me. Any game I'm interested in, I can check their sites. And, if some new game is in development, word gets around. I follow MMORPG, also.
E3 was just a lot of hype, fun for visitors and voyeurs.
All good things must come to an end.
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