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    As the world is still reeling from the effects of COVID-19, E3 has decided to make this year's event digital-only. That means there will be a lot of changes for the trade show, of which the ESA has finally given further detail on in a new press release. They'll be introducing a new mobile app and website that allows viewers to watch all of the annual press conferences, while also offering virtual booths, digital lounges, timetables, developer livestreams, and other interactive elements, all for free. If you prefer the old method of tuning in, you'll still be able to watch the regular press conferences live through either YouTube or Twitch.

    In addition, the ESA has supposedly "gamified" E3, by having leaderboards for viewers, where they'll be able to "collect" digital tokens and display them, in the hopes of getting the public to interact as much as possible with the show. Registration, for both media and regular viewers will begin later this month, with the first day of E3--June 12th--less than a month away.

    :arrow: Source: GBAtemp Press Inbox
     
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  3. WiiMiiSwitch

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    BOOOO
    BOOOOO
    BOOOOOOO
    Let's all boo this event
     
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    It finally happened, the industry went all digital.
     
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    NO GOD NO PLEASE GOD NO
     
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    Why did this suddenly leave the front page?
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    ...And now it's back?
     
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  7. chrisrlink

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    hopefully 2022 will be normal and I can FINALLY cross e3 off my bucket list
     
  8. Nerdtendo

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    I was hoping there would be cloud streamed demos... Will still be interesting to experience this way
     
  9. Scott_pilgrim

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    Doesn't change all that much for me, i never attended e3 in person
     
  10. sonicvssilver22

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    To be fair, they only really started letting the general population enter in recent years iirc, and even then it was only a handful of them anyway. The actual E3 venue has mostly always been for game companies and journalists.
     
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    At the end of the day, it's all about the game announcements, as usual.
    They can go VR in a few years for all I care, as long as they have games to reveal for us.
    Simple as that.
     
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    I’m kind of interested in how everything will exactly play out. Not that this will be any better than going to E3 in real person, but it does look cool in a way,
     
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    profile pages lmao
     
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    It's a shame that E3 won't be held in a state that's open. They could have held their event in Texas or Florida and you would have at least 70% of what you would have pre-Covid.
     
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    It works like this: I wait until it's over, then watch all of the reveal trailers back-to-back on Youtube with none of the filler.
     
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    What, you don't want to experience the thrill and excitement of this guy?

     
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    Overall the idea looks good on paper, lets just hope they execute it well...
    (can't wait for people to set their profile name to "Nick Gurr" or "Ben Dover" xD)
     
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    "Oh, thanks for the sub, nic-"

    "NOOOOO"
     
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    How about get your ass physically there and not worry about a virus you have 99.99999999% chance of surviving.
     
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    Its a pretty big BS event for the media, not really the gamers like us. It was only a matter of time before things like offices and in person meetings/events died off and well Covid give them the necessary shove.
     
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    I love how he paused to let the crowd cheer and everyone was just dead silent
     
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