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    Verbinator says:

    Of course … there’s also the cost of renting the hall, staffing the booths with both employees (who could be doing other work) and demonstrators (the interactive marketing professionals formerly known as "booth babes"), paying the food and lodging and transportation for that staff having to stay on location in LA, and finally the increased risk of exposing your content and booth to damage and pilfering by alleged members of the "press" who got in by claiming their blog made them industry professionals.


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    Cecil475 says:

    And maybe three: The fanboys won’r be going: "OH BOY! It’s E3! The number one EXCLUSIVE event that I wish I could be a part of, but I can’t becuase I’m the general public, and not in the buisness or with a ‘Offical’ Gaming media outlet, so I’ll watch it on G4 and drool and wish I was there. Come on ESA let us be a part of it too!"

    Not that they ACTUALLY say that, but for me I guess it wouldn’t matter is they were letting the general public in or not. I can’t afford a plane trip to Los Angeles, and the money for a ticket into the event, and the price of the hotel room. I imagine a ticket would be quite expensive. I cana afford it, but I still fel like griping about it.

    Oh well, I’ll be looking at G4 and at Gamespot like the other geeks, but that will have to do.

     – Warren

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    ZenAndNow says:

    I’ve never really understood why they didn’t, say, have E3 run for an entire week, but have the first (and perhaps second) day being media only. Then the rest of the time they can charge the public for entry and hopefully recoup most of their money from ticket sales.

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    Father Time says:

    It really stinks to be told that they may be opening it to the public but then pulling that idea. I live near L.A. and I was looking forward to it.


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