Wednesday, 29 April 2015

History behind E3

So i found out that Electronic Entertainment Expo, is known in the gaming world as E3, it's a yearly trade fair for the game industry, presented by the Entertainment Software Association.
It is used for the video game publishers and accessory manufacturers to reveal and advertise their upcoming titles and game related merchandise. Unlike Gamescom and other video game events that are open to the public, E3 is closed to the public. You can only get in if your part of the industry or a persons who has a professional connection within the video game industry.

E3 is mainly held in late May or early June of each year at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles.

Before the days of E3, game publishers went to other  shows to display new or upcoming products, including the Consumer Electronics Show and the European Computer Trade Show. As the games rapidly took over in the early 1990s, industry professionals began to sense that gaming needed it's own show. That's when E3 was born!!.

The first E3 was announced by IDG's Infotainment World and co-founded by the Interactive Digital Software Association (now know as ESA). It was a start of a new generation of consoles, with the release of the legendary Sega Saturn, and the announcements of upcoming releases of the PlayStation, Virtual Boy and Neo-Geo CD. Idea's for the Nintendo Ultra 64 (later renamed Nintendo 64) were released, but there was no hardware shown at the shows, this caused alot bad press at the time.

Now we see E3 as the God of all gaming shows. Let's just hope we see the title we want at this 2015 show

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