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Forums - Gaming Discussion - It's not only Sony...Geoff Keighley is also skipping E3 , first time in 25 years

I don't see E3 surviving past the next 5 years. Nintendo hasn't had a major conference since 2012. Sony is a no-show, now. I get that are still big publishers, but the big three pull a ton of weight.



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The_Liquid_Laser said:
twintail said:

How so?

On a side note, seems he wasn't happy with the ESAs direction:

https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1227644985844981760?s=20

I haven't seen one event where I thought Geoff Keighley's presence made it better.  Instead my reaction is normally, "dammit not this guy again".

While I am likewise in the camp of having little interest in Keighley, there's no denying that he is one of the most connected guys in the industry. 



twintail said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

I haven't seen one event where I thought Geoff Keighley's presence made it better.  Instead my reaction is normally, "dammit not this guy again".

While I am likewise in the camp of having little interest in Keighley, there's no denying that he is one of the most connected guys in the industry. 

Kind of irrelevant to what I was originally saying.  I go back to my original statement.  Him not being there makes E3 better.



The_Liquid_Laser said:
twintail said:

While I am likewise in the camp of having little interest in Keighley, there's no denying that he is one of the most connected guys in the industry. 

Kind of irrelevant to what I was originally saying.  I go back to my original statement.  Him not being there makes E3 better.

If my better you more irrelevant, then sure.



Wman1996 said:
I don't see E3 surviving past the next 5 years. Nintendo hasn't had a major conference since 2012. Sony is a no-show, now. I get that are still big publishers, but the big three pull a ton of weight.

I wouldn't be so certain. E3 could call the industry VIPs next year and ask them for what they want E3 to be and then comeback with the industry back supporting it.

It seems to me that E3 management is trying to change the show without consulting their true partners: the big 3 and publishers.



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Isn't E3 mostly about industry people meeting industry people for business matters? Gamers are just ants allowed to run around.



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This is the biggest non-story of the year. You're average person doesn't care about Keighley or even know who he is. He's someone who inserts himself into things and he's starting to do that with Gamescon. No one was watching E3 Coliseum. I wouldn't be surprise if the real reason he's out is his show was done away with. I think this only gain relevancy because Sony is dropping out.

There are some questions about where E3 should go. It wants fans to attend but doesn't want to lose being a super special insider club. The obvious way to "fix" E3 is to do what Gamescom already does. Have Press Only Monday and part of Tuesday and have the rest of it open to the public. ESA doesn't do this because the ESA is run by chimps.



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