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Honestly though, I don't think E3 will go away. It will just become the Simpsons of gaming events. Lamer every year, and refuses to go away.



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CaptainExplosion said:
Cerebralbore101 said:
They really need to drop the "Influencers" focus that they planned for 2020. I think that is the main reason Sony just flat out stopped caring about E3. Putting a bunch of people who are internet-famous for playing games, on the same level as people who make games is just a joke. At other conventions celebrities are the focus, because those are the people driving that industry. Star Trek, Football, Comics, etc., all have celebrities at conventions because those are the people who make the entertainment.

E3 should focus on game series, and their creators. Every year 5-10 game series should be picked to be a focus of the show. That way we get all those awesome E3 previews, but also a focus on the past, and who really works in the industry.

Also, the industry really needs to unionize. People getting paid $40,000 a year to work 12 hours a day six days a week, on a contractual basis, when video games turn around and make millions is BS. Especially when there's MTX involved. Yes, there's an endless line of young college grads waiting to replace most industry employees. But businesses need to see the value in keeping people around long term, and not burning them out. If 70% of your staff has five years under their belt, they are going to be able to make their games much faster than a studio that has 70% of employees as new hires.

I agree wholeheartedly with those points. Influencers have become an annoying presence at E3, even if they are ones I like like Arin Hanson or Andre Meadows.

For those who insistently say let it die, what do you think could replace E3?

We have a million game show events now anyway. E3's origin was it was started because there was none. Now we have several plus with stuff like Inside Xbox. PSX. State of Play. Nintendo Direct. News gets out fast and easy now. E3 is just redundant and unnecessary now.



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Cerebralbore101 said:
Honestly though, I don't think E3 will go away. It will just become the Simpsons of gaming events. Lamer every year, and refuses to go away.

Really? What did you think of the last 3 E3s before 2020 was cancelled?

Leynos said:
CaptainExplosion said:

I agree wholeheartedly with those points. Influencers have become an annoying presence at E3, even if they are ones I like like Arin Hanson or Andre Meadows.

For those who insistently say let it die, what do you think could replace E3?

We have a million game show events now anyway. E3's origin was it was started because there was none. Now we have several plus with stuff like Inside Xbox. PSX. State of Play. Nintendo Direct. News gets out fast and easy now. E3 is just redundant and unnecessary now.

You may be on to something.



You take a time machine and go back 30 years, when internet wasn't a properly utilized tool. While you're at it try to revive newspapers, music CDs and Blockbuster.



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Captain_Yuri said:

Step 1: Get rid of the Virus
Step 2: Get tons of hookers to offer free sex and pancakes
Step 3: Resolve disagreements with companies since without them, the entire event is useless

I'm pretty sure those two contradict each other



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I don't think it needs to be revitalized. It's still a huge event.



Cerebralbore101 said:
They really need to drop the "Influencers" focus that they planned for 2020. I think that is the main reason Sony just flat out stopped caring about E3. Putting a bunch of people who are internet-famous for playing games, on the same level as people who make games is just a joke. At other conventions celebrities are the focus, because those are the people driving that industry. Star Trek, Football, Comics, etc., all have celebrities at conventions because those are the people who make the entertainment.

E3 should focus on game series, and their creators. Every year 5-10 game series should be picked to be a focus of the show. That way we get all those awesome E3 previews, but also a focus on the past, and who really works in the industry.

Also, the industry really needs to unionize. People getting paid $40,000 a year to work 12 hours a day six days a week, on a contractual basis, when video games turn around and make millions is BS. Especially when there's MTX involved. Yes, there's an endless line of young college grads waiting to replace most industry employees. But businesses need to see the value in keeping people around long term, and not burning them out. If 70% of your staff has five years under their belt, they are going to be able to make their games much faster than a studio that has 70% of employees as new hires.

I think that's more of an American problem, rather than an industry one. Some countries already have laws that protect workers. I'm 99% sure that a UK video game developer that got fired for refusing to work those insane hours could sue the company for unfair dismissal and get a huge payout.



VAMatt said:
I don't think it needs to be revitalized. It's still a huge event.

But I thought it was having lower turnouts in recent years.



CaptainExplosion said:
VAMatt said:
I don't think it needs to be revitalized. It's still a huge event.

But I thought it was having lower turnouts in recent years.

I believe that is the case, yes. But you also have to ask, why? Is it actually because people are less interested in E3, or is it because it's now easier than ever to just watch from home on the internet and save a load of money?

Besides, even if it's interest has declined that doesn't really mean much. Just look at Pokemon, that's declined since it's era of hyperpopularity, and will probably never be as big as it was back in the 90s again, but it's still a massive franchise regardless. Even if E3 declines a bit and never again matches or exceeds previous events, it doesn't mean it won't still be a big thing.



Ka-pi96 said:
CaptainExplosion said:

But I thought it was having lower turnouts in recent years.

I believe that is the case, yes. But you also have to ask, why? Is it actually because people are less interested in E3, or is it because it's now easier than ever to just watch from home on the internet and save a load of money?

Besides, even if it's interest has declined that doesn't really mean much. Just look at Pokemon, that's declined since it's era of hyperpopularity, and will probably never be as big as it was back in the 90s again, but it's still a massive franchise regardless. Even if E3 declines a bit and never again matches or exceeds previous events, it doesn't mean it won't still be a big thing.

You may be on to something at the end.