E3 2009 was not only bigger than last year, but in many ways it was better. Our feet hurt, we have tons to write, the crowds made it difficult to get hands-on time with some games, but the positives outweigh the negatives. E3 2009 brought a sense of excitement and buzz that has been missing from the last two years. Members of the media were talking in the halls excitedly about what they had just seen. The most asked question was, “What is your favorite game from E3?” That dialogue was missing from the past two years.
That excitement creates a buzz that helps the game industry as a whole. Someone walking through E3 would never guess that the US is in a recession because companies are still innovating and coming up with great games.
The Entertainment Software Association announced that 2010 E3 Expo will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center. E3 2009 had over 41,000 attendees from 78 countries.
“We are pleased that this year’s E3 Expo was so successful for our members and exhibitors in terms of sales, business development and profile-building,” said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of the ESA, the trade association that represents U.S. computer and video game publishers and owns the E3 Expo. “E3 Expo is truly the world stage and spotlight that the interactive entertainment industry has earned as a leader in entertainment. We are looking forward to building on this great momentum for 2010.”
I know we’ll be there for GamingAngels.com with a few more staff and more coverage. My birthday is around that time and we’ll definitely have an Angels and Vixens party in 2010.