GP on Joystiq: Requiem for a Heavyweight

July 19, 2008 -

...the one in which GP explains why you can stick a fork in E3.

Catch it only on Joystiq...


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Re: GP on Joystiq: Requiem for a Heavyweight

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Re: GP on Joystiq: Requiem for a Heavyweight

The death of E3 is as much as symptom of the development of the video game industry. E3 had become each company trying to outdo each other specifically in response to each company trying to outdo each other. How often would the old E3 have reports of "select people were allowed to go to Soandso's off site party to see suchandsuch". E3 had become a pile of solutions to the problems E3 created. Any publisher can get as much hype as they otherwise could with the internet now. There's no reason to tease a title with a rough alpha that might turn people off just because it's The Big Show. Three weeks later you can polish it and then take advantage of a news drought.

Re: GP on Joystiq: Requiem for a Heavyweight

IF they don't bring back E3, the ESA is doomed.

They've been losing their publishers, so they should attempt to convince the publishers to hold the OLD E3.

Re: GP on Joystiq: Requiem for a Heavyweight

I've been saying that since.. last... year. =/

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Re: GP on Joystiq: Requiem for a Heavyweight

"Eventually the lack of revenue, be it from E3 or membership dues, translates to cutting back on the services that the ESA provides to the industry: lobbying, IP protection and free speech issues."

Would this lead to the eventual collapse of the ESA?

If it does happen, how will it effect the videogame industry? Would it have another crash? Would bills get passed into law and stay?

What would happen?

 - Warren Lewis

Consumer responsibility is just as important as Corporate responsibility. So, be responsible consumers.

Re: GP on Joystiq: Requiem for a Heavyweight

Laws won't get passed. There will still be the EMA representing the retailers and the ECA representing the consumers. Most game bills effect these two organizations more than they did the ESA anyway.

THe only major problem would be that the publishers won't have a collective voice anymore.

E. Zachary Knight
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Re: GP on Joystiq: Requiem for a Heavyweight

The major publishers could also attempt to fight legislation on their own.

Re: GP on Joystiq: Requiem for a Heavyweight

At the very least, it's not the ONLY show in town. =)

Regardless, E3's fall from grace is such a pity.

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