Legit Event Reviews
E3 Expo 2010: Opening Day Coverage
|Manufacturer:||E3 Media & Business Summit|
|Product:||E3 Expo 2010|
|Date:||Wed, Jun 16, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Ken Brown -|
Opening Day Madness at the 2010 E3
E3 Expo is the premiere trade show for computer and video games and related products. Legit Reviews has been attending and reporting from the show floor for a number of years trying to get up close and personal with the newest gear. This year is no different.
We arrived at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo expecting to check out some great upcoming gaming hardware and new software titles that will be hitting the streets. With almost 70% of American households owning a computer or gaming consol, you can understand the high stakes that companies undertake throughout the year. In order for them to get as much exposure as possible, gaming developers and publishers need to make as much a splash as possible. One of the best ways to do this is by showing your upcoming products at conventions such as E3
Held once again in Los Angeles, the 2010 E3 Conference was sure to start off with a bang since the Lakers were playing right next door in Game 6 of the NBA Championships. The streets were already crowded when we got there in the morning and things were pretty busy throughout the day.
Since Sony and Microsoft had announced new peripheral hardware earlier this week, we wanted to make sure we stopped by their booth. Other hardware companies like Dell and Alienware were also on hand showing us their latest products. There is even an entire hall dedicated to third-party gaming accessories that we planned on visiting.
Before we could do anything, however, we had to fight the crowded line to actually set foot inside the halls! The doors were to open at 12-noon on Tuesday, and this was a picture of one of the entrances about an hour before show started.
Once inside, you can see how massive this show is each year. For those of you who don't know anything about the Los Angeles Convention Center, it's made up of a few very large exhibit areas. Microsoft, EA, Sega, Disney, and Square Enix along with many others are in the "South Hall". Sony, Nintendo, Capcom, and others are in the "West Hall".
As mentioned earlier, there a numerous independent software and hardware companies on site as well, and they occupy a third area called "Kentia Hall". As you walk from hall to hall, there are displays and exhibits all around - even outside in the parking lot! There is tons to see and it's almost impossible to hit everything, but we will try!
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